The World Hospital Congress of the International Hospital Federation (IHF) is a unique global forum that brings together leaders of hospitals, health services, and healthcare organizations to discuss key drivers of national and international policy, management, financial trends and solutions. Through this forum multidisciplinary exchange of knowledge, expertise and experiences are facilitated, together with dialogue on best practices in leadership, management and service delivery. The Congress is a one-stop shop for the healthcare professional seeking the opportunity and environment in which to engage in a 360-degree learning and knowledge-sharing experience among peers.
The Ministry of Health of the Sultanate of Oman is proud to host the 43rd World Hospital Congress with the theme “People at the heart of health services in peace and crisis”. Together with the IHF, they invite all hospital and health service leaders from around the globe to join the event on 6-9 November 2019 in Muscat.
All ISQUA members are eligible for a 10% discount on non-IHF member registrations at the World Hospital Congress.
IHF members and their member hospitals and organizations are eligible for the discounted IHF member rate. To check if your organization is an IHF member, view the list of members here. To get the discount, you need to enter the promo code. If you have not received the code, please contact your organization’s secretariat or email email@example.com. Membership validation will be conducted post-registration.
Attendees from nations classified as Low-income or Lower-middle income by The World Bank are eligible for discounted registration. A full list of country classifications can be found below.
Students and trainees with ages 28 and below can avail the special rate. You will need to submit a scanned copy of your ID during registration to avail the discounted rate. A dedicated section in the registration form will allow you to upload an image of your ID.
Delegates can purchase tickets for spouses, partners and family members accompanying them to the Congress. Accompanying Persons ticket costs USD 200 and will give them access to the opening ceremony, closing ceremony, lunches, coffee breaks, exhibition and Welcome Reception.
Congress registration includes:
- Attendance to all sessions and the exhibition;
- Attendance to the Welcome Reception on 6 November;
- Daytime catering on 7-9 November 2019;
- Congress satchel containing the Program Book.
Tickets to the Gala Dinner on 8 November is not included in the registration fee and must be purchased at USD 90 / OMR 35 in addition to the registration.
Extra tickets to the Welcome Reception can be purchased at USD 50 / OMR 20.
We are offering a half-day session on economics for healthcare leaders on 6 November 2019. For more information, and to register, click here.
Hospital site visits
You can sign-up for one of the two site visits taking place on 9 November. These are offered to Congress delegates at an additional cost of USD 30 (Fees are collected for charity purposes.). You can book your slot together with your congress registration. More information is available here.
You can join any of the group tours being organized. You can book a slot during registration. More information is available here.
Special rates for Congress delegates have been secured at preferred hotels. You can book your accommodations during registration. More information is available here.
Visa to Oman
For more information about securing your visa, please click here. If needed MCI, the congress organizer, can assist with your visa application. You may submit your request for visa assistance during registration.