First Time Showcase for UK Healthcare Hub at Arab Health 2017

30th January sees the start of the annual Arab Health Exhibition & Congress,  the largest healthcare exhibition in the Middle East. Showcasing what it describes as a healthcare and life sciences revolution is Edgbaston Medical Quarter (EMQ) from the heart of the UK.


Arab Health will take place from 30th January to 2nd February 2017 at the Dubai International Convention & Exhibition Centre.

Located on the Calthorpe Estate, EMQ has a rapidly growing healthcare and life sciences community, supported by internationally renowned training and educational facilities. It is fast becoming a ‘go to’ centre for clinical trials in addition to general medical and healthcare excellence and already provides over 60% of the healthcare provision for Birmingham, UK.

Within EMQ there is over 180 medical organisations, 80 hospitals and specialist care centres and 44 GP clinics and routine care facilities, along with 23 training facilities.

It includes a range of specialist care centres including oncology, mental health, diabetes, addiction, eating disorders and trauma. EMQ is gaining a strong reputation for healthcare and life sciences excellence at a regional, national and international level.

The area also boasts a powerful cluster of advanced research centres, healthcare institutions and academic centres including the University of Birmingham’s medical school, Queen Elizabeth Hospital Birmingham, Birmingham Dental Hospital & School of Dentistry and The Accelerated Trials Programme as well as the Rare Diseases and Personalised Medicine Centre.

Also representing the West Midlands at Arab Health, will be Birmingham Health Partners, The Centre for Defence Healthcare Engagement, The Institute of Translational Medicine and the West Midlands Academic Health Science Network, as well as a number of pioneering med technology companies from the region.


Mark Lee, Chief Executive, Calthorpe Estates, said: “EMQ offers an optimum investment destination for healthcare and life sciences organisations, in addition to research, development and personalised healthcare projects. It provides some of the best and most cutting-edge places to be treated in the UK providing faster access to treatments and helping to save lives. Furthermore, it attracts eminently qualified and experienced clinicians, and provides a high quality service without the premium price of London.

“Its excellent cluster of medical research and healthcare facilities with specialist care centres, many of which are within walking distance of one another, are directly accessible from the UAE, the Far East, USA and Europe via Birmingham International Airport.”

“For 300 years, Calthorpe Estates, a family owned investor, developer and landowner, has been place-making and creating thriving communities within its 640 hectare estate in Edgbaston, Birmingham. We are honoured to be at Arab Health to showcase this healthcare expertise and our top class facilities.”

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