DUBAI, UAE, June 30, 2017 /24-7PressRelease/
-- Thousands of medical laboratory industry experts and equipment suppliers from across Northern and Latin America will be converging at the Orange County Convention Center in Orlando, Florida, USA, from August 8-10, 2017 for the inaugural MEDLAB Americas.
With the USA Diagnostics & Medical Laboratories sector
(in vivo and in vitro) boasting revenue of $53 billion last year, with an annual growth of 0.9% between 2012 and 2017, the impact of laboratory medicine on patient outcomes is being bolstered with huge investment in bridging the gap between the lab professionals and doctors.
North America is the largest region globally for the medical / clinical laboratory market
, accounting for a market share between 30% and 50%. Some of the key factors driving the growth of this market are the rising rate of chronic and infectious diseases in the USA, a rapidly aging population, a growing preference for point-of-care testing and personalised medicine and the implementation of the Affordable Care Act (ACA).
MEDLAB Americas, the latest edition to the MEDLAB series portfolio and existing as part of the 27th edition of The Florida International Medical Expo
(FIME), will provide first-class networking opportunities for laboratory experts, scientists, researchers and clinicians as well as featuring over 163 cutting-edge lab products and services from leading Chinese, German, Korean and American and other medical equipment and device companies.
The MEDLAB Americas trade show
has been integrated into FIME and labeled the 'laboratory zone' welcoming more end-users from the lab with purchasing power authority. The entire lab zone, including the exhibition and congress, is free to attend until July 24, 2017 when an $80 registration fee will apply. Once registered, delegates will gain full access to all areas of the event.
"A proven exhibition model on an international scale, the MEDLAB portfolio comprises global exhibitions, spanning across the Middle East, Asia, Africa, Europe and the USA," says Dave Panther, Vice President of Sales at Informa Life Sciences Exhibitions, organizers of the FIME and MEDLAB Series. "With 15 years of growth and development, MEDLAB has established itself as the largest lab expo and congress worldwide."
The MEDLAB Americas Congress, provided by Cleveland Clinic and supported by the College of American Pathologists, will also have three conference tracks dedicated to Clinical Microbiology, Hematology and Point of Care Testing. The tracks are CME accredited and offer up to 13.5 credits for attending laboratory technicians, medical laboratory biologists, clinical chemists, scientists, hematologists, pathologists, and others. The aim is to boost medical knowledge for medical laboratory professionals, and offer unparalleled education and management solutions to help advance laboratory skills and improve laboratory services in today's competitive market.
According to Dr. Fadi W. Abdul-Karim, Professor of Pathology and Vice Chair for Education, Robert Tomsich Pathology and Laboratory Med Institute, Cleveland Clinic, Cleveland, Ohio, USA, and Activity Director for MEDLAB: "We are delighted to finally see the MEDLAB Congress in the USA, as part of the global expansion of the MEDLAB series. MEDLAB has already enjoyed considerable success in the Middle East and Asia due to MEDLAB conferences being meticulously planned by a group of highly respected laboratory experts."
"The aim of MEDLAB Americas is to improve the value of services that the laboratory delivers to end-users such as patients and physicians. We fully embrace the latest trends and advances within the clinical laboratory setting including quality, safety and finance management," he adds. "It is a priority to implement quick and safe selection and focus on performance and evaluation of results of new and established laboratory tests to prevent diagnostic errors."
For more information about MEDLAB Americas, please visit www.fimeshow.com/MEDLAB
The largest medical trade fair across the Americas
Informa Life Sciences Exhibitions, in charge of the healthcare portfolio within Informa's Global Exhibitions division, organises 26 exhibitions yearly covering the Middle East, Africa, Asia, Europe and US markets, connecting more than 150,000 healthcare professionals worldwide and offering a range of marketing solutions for companies involved with the healthcare sector. Over 100 congresses take place in parallel with the exhibitions.
Informa Life Sciences Exhibitions publishes four international healthcare magazines, offers Dothealth, a healthcare portal showcasing over 40,000 healthcare companies and runs Healthy Change, an online recruitment portal.