Visitor registration for the Medical World Americas 2014 conference and exposition is now open. Those interested in attending the three-day event at the George R. Brown Convention Center in Houston, Texas, next spring may visit www.medicalworldamericas.com to sign up. The Expo is free but conference participation ranges from $175 to $695, according to organizers.
Modeled after the Medica Trade Fair and Congress (held each November in Düsseldorf, Germany) and drawing on the education strengths of Texas Medical Center, the Medical World Americas conference and exposition leverages the expertise of both to deliver an event that meets the needs of healthcare practitioners and specialists at all levels.
DotMed.com President Philip F. Jacobus predicts the event quickly will become a top convention among medical professionals. “If a health care provider is only able to attend one show a year, this might be the show,” he said.
Organizers have already received registrations from suppliers in the United States, Canada, Brazil, Japan, Italy, Belgium and Germany; expected participants include Emergo Group, Detecto,Medical Illumination International, Separation Technology Products and Thermo Fisher Scientific Inc.
The conference program will explore the latest issues in oncology, cardiology, hospital-acquired infections, hospital occupational health and safety, and hospital disaster preparedness.
Early speaking commitments have been received from more than 30 thought-leaders across the country, including:
— Herbert L. DuPont, M.D., clinical professor of medicine and vice chair of the Department of Medicine and chief of medicine at St. Luke’s Texas Medical Center;
— Ernest Hawk, M.D., M.P.H., vice president and division head, Division of Cancer Prevention & Population Sciences, and Boone Pickens Distinguished Chair for Early Prevention of Cancer at The University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center;
— Joseph C. Wu, M.D., Ph.D., director of the Stanford Cardiovascular Institute and professor in Stanford University’s Medicine & Radiology Department;
— Stuart H. Cohen, M.D., director of Hospital Epidemiology and Infection Control, and professor at the University of California-Davis;
— Christopher B. Colwell, M.D., director of service for Denver Health Medical Center’s Emergency Department; and
— Bela Patel, M.D., assistant dean of Healthcare Quality and director of Critical Care Medicine, UT Health, and assistant CMO at Memorial Hermann.