Mayo Clinic Experts to Speak at Arab Health


Dubai, United Arab Emirates – Major innovations in health care will be presented next week by several specialists from Mayo Clinic and Mayo Medical Laboratories during the Arab Health Congress, occurring during Arab Health.

In its 40th year, the Arab Health Exhibition & Congress is the second largest health care congress and exhibition in the world and the largest in the Middle East. It will be held at the Dubai International Convention and Exhibition Center on 26-29 January 2015.

Mayo Clinic speakers include:David L. Hayes, M.D., cardiologist and medical director, Mayo Clinic Care Network, who will speak at the Cardiovascular Disease and Intervention Conference on 29 January; Mikel Prieto, M.D., surgical director, kidney and pancreas transplant program and pediatric kidney transplantation and medical director, international practice operations, who will speak at the Pediatrics Conference on 28 January and the Surgery Conference on 29 January; and Curtis A. Hanson, M.D.,Professor of Laboratory Medicine and Pathology, College of Medicine, who will speak at the MEDLAB Congress on 26 and 29 January.

“My colleagues and I are honored to be part of Arab Health, alongside our esteemed peers from the region and around the world,” said Dr. Hayes. “As health care continues to rapidly evolve, this event is a valuable opportunity for delegates to share expertise and new approaches to advance patient care.”

Mayo Clinic and Mayo Medical Laboratories will also be exhibiting at the event. Mayo Clinic will be in Hall 1, U.S. Pavilion, Stand 1F51. Mayo Medical Laboratories will be located in Sheikh Rashid Hall, Stand RH50.

Mayo Clinic is annually named as one of the top hospitals in the U.S. and the world. U.S. News & World Report ranked Mayo Clinic in Minnesota as the No. 1 hospital in the U.S. for 2014–2015. In addition, Mayo Clinic ranked first in eight specialties, including diabetes and endocrinology, ear, nose and throat, gastroenterology and GI surgery, geriatrics, gynecology, nephrology, neurology and neurosurgery, and pulmonology. Mayo Clinic ranked second in three additional specialties: cardiology and heart surgery, orthopedics, and urology.



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