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4th National Specialised Exhibition for Medicine - Medbaltica 2008

From 15 to 17 May 2008 at Kipsala International Exhibition Centre will take place the 4th National Specialised Exhibition for Medicine Medbaltica 2008 that will gather one-place specialists of different medical branches, professional associations and manufacturers of medical goods representing Latvia and other countries.

Medbaltica is a biennial event held to highlight the necessity of promoting the development of professional health care in Latvia and to introduce new peoducts and the experience of home and foreign medicine specialists to audience in Latvia.

Medbaltica 2008 consists of the following thematic sections: dentistry, pharmacology, ophthalmology and medical technologies. This year in the exhibition take part 110 companies representing such countries as Latvia, Lithuania, Estonia, Bulgaria, Hungary, Belarus, Germany, Georgia, Italy, Russia and Switzerland, and will offer full range of products and services.

Exhibition will present diversity of medical brands from Latvia, Japan, the USA, Italy, Switzerland, China, Israel, Denmark, Ukraine, the Netherlands, Poland, Sweden, Brazil, Russia, Liechtenstein, Korea, France, Austria, Slovakia, the Czech Republic, Taiwan etc.

Participants will present diversity of medical technologies and devices medical mechanics, orthopaedic devices, laboratory and x-ray equipment from Denmark, Latvia, the UK and Germany; electromedical equipment and devices, equipment for functional diagnostics and rehabilitation, laser equipment from Germany, Finland and Norway, as well as the new generation medical furniture and worktops for hospitals and general practices.

Medbaltica 2008 will present variety of supplies for the pharmaceutical industry, food supplements, cosmetics, oral hygiene products from Canada, Poland, the USA, Germany, Bulgaria and Latvia, ophthalmology goods from the USA, Canada, Switzerland and Italy.

Dentistry specialists will have an opportunity to see different dental equipment and instruments, dental materials, dental x-ray equipment, supplies for dental technicians, sterilisation systems, autoclaves, compressors and equipment for dental technician labs. During the exhibition will be presented a new Wieland dental implant system from Germany; first in Latvia will be seen dental lasers that might be applied to soft and hard tissues in the implant dentistry, dental surgery and hygiene.

A wide conference and seminar programme forms a significant part of the exhibition. It will highlight problems the branch of medicine faces and to search ways how to solute them. During the exhibition will be held ten conferences focussing the health care sector and several seminars with participation of speakers from Latvia, Germany, the Netherlands, Belarus and Finland.

On 15 May, will take place the conference held by the Latvian Hospitals Union and the Health Care Employers Association about the crisis of human resources in Latvia's hospitals and the place of private medical establishments in Latvia's health care system. The conference of the State Compulsory Insurance State Agency will speak of the development of the health care system financing in Latvia for the period from 1993 to 2008.

During the first day of the exhibition will take place the conference organised by the Union of Paediatric Nurses of the Latvian Nurses Association and the conference of the Latvian Association of Rehabilitation Professional Organisations (Day 1).

On 16 May, will take place the Spring Conference of the Latvian Medical Association, the conference "Acute Coronary Syndrome" of the Latvian Union of Cardiologists, as well as conferences of the Latvian Dentistry Association (Day 1) and the Latvian Association of Rehabilitation Professional Organisations (Day 2).

On 17 May, at Kipsala International Exhibition Centre will be held the conference of the Latvian Family Doctors Association, different seminars as well as will continue the conference of the Latvian Dentistry Association.



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