The SICOT World Congress is held annually and attracts up to 3000 delegates including leading surgeons, clinicians and researchers from all over the world. Since its inception in 1929, the SICOT World Congress has organised 37 international congresses across the world. Oman successfully competed against Budapest, Brussels and Belgrade at a bid presentation during this year’s congress in Rome.
The bid presentation was presented by Dr. Mohammed Darwish from Oman and was supported by the Ministry of Health with a video interview by the Minister of Health, H.E. Dr. Ahmed Bin Mohammed Al Saidi.
Upcoming congresses leading up to the 2019 edition in Oman are in Cape Town (2017) and Montreal (2018). The previous congresses took place in Rome (2016) and Guangzhou, China (2015).
Professor Jochen Eulert, SICOT Secretary General, commented: “On behalf of the 2019 World Congress of the International Society of Orthopaedic Surgery, I welcome Oman’s submission, which is the first time the Sultanate has placed a bid to host our annual congress. I personally visited Oman during the bid process and believe the delegates will enjoy experiencing the rich authentic heritage and culture that Oman has to offer.”
Trevor McCartney, General Manager of OCEC
Trevor McCartney, General Manager, OCEC added: “We are delighted that SICOT has chosen Oman and OCEC as the host venue for the 2019 World Congress. With OCEC, Oman has a contemporary venue that provides an array of meeting and exhibition possibilities, which surpass the needs and demands of the world’s biggest and most prestigious events – all framed within Omani culture and traditions. OCEC is part of the new Madinat al Irfan urban centre in Muscat, which is a mixed-use development owned by Omran, Oman’s master developer in the tourism sector.”