Dubai to host 21st World Congress of Medical Informatics

Monday, 05.02.2024
Dubai is set to host the World Congress of Medical Informatics (MedInfo), the flagship meeting of the International Medical Informatics Association in 2027, becoming the first city in the Middle East, North Africa region to welcome the event.
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The winning bid was led by the Emirates Health Informatics Society and supported by the Department of Economy and Tourism (DET), Dubai Health Authority (DHA), UAE Ministry of Health and Prevention and Emirates Health Services, alongside other key stakeholders.

Built around Dubai’s strong track record in hosting international business events, the successful bid for MedInfo 2027 was further underpinned by Dubai’s focus on innovation, digital preparedness and sustainability in the healthcare space.

As the preeminent gathering of the global biomedical and health informatics community, the biennial MedInfo focuses on the scientific exchange of current research and thinking. Moreover, it is an excellent opportunity for formal meetings and informal networking of IMIA’s global membership.

The most recent MedInfo took place last year in Sydney, attracting over 2,500 local and international delegates, and thanks to Dubai’s easy accessibility and connectivity, the 2027 edition is expected to provide IMIA with improved reach into new markets in addition to enhancing MedInfo’s appeal to first-time attendees.