International Society of Radiology Selects Oman for their 2020 World Congress

Muscat, The Sultanate, represented by Oman

Radiology and Molecular Imaging Society (ORMIS), in collaboration

with the Ministry of Health, Oman Medical Association, the Oman

Convention Bureau and the Oman Convention and Exhibition Centre,

has won a bid to host the 30th edition of the International Radiology

Congress in October 2020. The International Society of Radiology, the

only official partner of the World Health Organization (WHO) for

Radiology, selected Oman following a winning presentation in Chicago,


Dr. Saqar al-Tai, Secretary General of ORMIS said, This win

reflects the world’s confidence in Oman as an attractive place for

hosting international conferences and reflects Oman’s excellent

reputation in the global medical community. Radiology is a critical

cornerstone of any hospital and medical imaging is indispensable in

diagnosing illness. We are excited to host this event in Muscat and look

forward to welcoming our international colleagues and experts in 2020.

Khalid al-Zedjali, Director of the Oman Convention Bureau

added, It is expected that more than 1000 experts will attend the

congress from all over the globe with many internationally renowned

speakers covering the latest advances in radiology. We will ensure that

they have the most successful conference ever and we will shower

them with our warm Omani hospitality.

Said al-Shanfari, CEO of the Oman Convention and Exhibition

(OCEC) said, We are delighted to welcome the International Radiology

Conference to OCEC – we know that international conferences bring

enormous economic and strategic benefit to Oman. The world-class

OCEC has been built to attract and accommodate such events as

these. I am pleased to say this will be the 23rd international conference

that we have won in a short time and contributing over RO 24.5 million

(USD 63.5 million) to the economy!

Key highlights of the conference will include diagnostic,

interventional radiology, radiation protection and the important subject

of Artificial Intelligence (AI) applications in radiology. There will also be

a separate programme within the congress for Radiographers and

Radiology Technologists and an exhibition demonstrating the latest

technology and equipment in the field of radiology.

Source: Oman News Agency