An army of healthcare practitioners has gathered in Sao Paulo this week to attend Hospitalar 2012, a yearly four-day event that allows the Latin American medical market to showcase its finest products and technical services. Hospitalar Founder and President Waleska Santos, M.D., said the conference "acts as a showcase for [healthcare] professionals, as a thermometer for the market and as a mirror for the sector. It is the reference point, comparison and benchmark for the industry to register its technological advances. At the same time, it stands as a large convention of the healthcare sector, bringing people together and congregating intelligences."
The magnitude of the event can be found in its numbers:
TOTAL NUMBER OF EXHIBITORS: 1,250 companies. NUMBER OF EXHIBITING COUNTRIES: 34. NUMBER OF VISITING COUNTRIES: 60. TOTAL OCCUPIED SPACE: 82,000 square meters (269,028 square feet). TOTAL NUMBER OF EXPECTED VISITORS: 90,000. NUMBER OF SIMULTANEOUS EVENTS: More than 60. EXPECTED HOSPITALAR SALES: 6.4 billion reals ($3.5 billion). TOTAL NUMBER OF BRAZILIAN PHYSICIANS: 383,138. TOTAL NUMBER OF BRAZILIAN HOSPITALS: 6,704 (70 percent are private). TOTAL NUMBER OF HOSPITAL BEDS: 463,253. TOTAL NUMBER OF HEALTHCARE ESTABLISHMENTS REGISTERED WITH THE MINISTRY OF HEALTH: 240,385.
Some data on the simultaneous events held in conjunction with Hospitalar:
Digital Health - 1st International Fair and Forum of Telemedicine, Telehealth and Information Technology for Healthcare Diagnóstica - 14th International Fair of Products, Equipment and Services for Clinical Analysis and Pathology Hospfarma - 10th International Fair of Products for Hospital Pharmacies and Drugstores
17th Latin American Congress on Healthcare Services, carried out by the Brazilian Health Confederation, Brazilian Health Services Federation, Hospital Employers Association of the State of São Paulo, Brazil and Hospitalar. ADH '2012, a group of 12 Congresses and events promoted by the São Camilo University Center 2nd Conference of Contemporary Sports Medicine
4th Meeting of Dentistry Management
4th Congress on Emergency and Intensive Therapy
VIII Brazilian Congress of Clinical Engineering