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This November The Medical Tourism Association will host the 6th edition of the World Medical Tourism and Global Healthcare Congress the event is the largest international medical tourism conference and exhibition in the world. We understand that it can be challenging to chose which events are worthwhile supporting and there has been a lot of noise lately from conference organizers and others claiming to be unique, so don’t take our word for it…here is what some of our sponsors and participants from around the world have to say about the World Medical Tourism Congress…
“I’m glad that I was able to share and I learned a lot. I learned that I need to continue to come to the Ministerial Summit to be in a better position to support the countries, and I learned in fact many countries in Latin America and the Caribbean are keenly interested in medical tourism …” Dr. Karen Sealey, Special Advisor to the United Nations, Pan American Health Organization / World Health Organizations
“Over all I had stimulating, enriching experience attending the summit which will help me better to apply myself at work back home in India. Thanks to Ms Renee, President MTA, Charlie and the team for conducting such a knowledge enhancing and business networking summit which we surely cherish for this year to come and awaiting for fantastic Las Vegas experience coming 2013 already!!!” Dr Pratiksha G Gandhi, Founder, IPC Heart Care Centre
“I think the event is very well organized and the whole presentation was impressive. If I choose a partner in south East Asia, Thailand will be on the top of the list.” Jeffrey Chen | Executive Director | Insurance & Benefit Insupro
“Our participation as a medical tourism destination was very successful. The event is just what we need to present our services and medical tourism strategy because all our target is there, first level brokers, facilitators and buyers. We are looking forward for the next edition.”
Blanca Bernal, Gerente, Mexicali Tourism Board
“The 5th world medical tourism and global healthcare congress were very useful to me also the Medical Director summit was also very informative and beneficial to our aim…” lham abu khader, Assistant General Director, Jordan University Hospital, Amman – Jordan
“I think that this Congress is one of the biggest events, and my country has to be here because it’s the best place to show what initiatives we are doing right now and it’s the perfect scenario to work on our strategies… My goal was to find key players to invite them to my country to show them what we are doing and to change the perception; I have already invited six speakers to Colombia” Miguel Angel Pulido, National Director of Health Tourism Sector for Colombia
“We could see the latest trends in medical tourism and where the industry is going, we learned a lot for example, from a marketing session we learned what the best usage of social media is, which is something we never thought about but it is very important for customer interactions.” Naoko Miake, Representative from Japan Tourism Agency
“I was extremely impressed with the level of event organization, the impressive line-up of topics and presenters, and the array of exhibitors from across the globe and the number of business contacts which were established at the event which will of great advantage to our international program…
Packed Exhibit Hall at 5th WMTC
My colleagues who participated both at the booth and separately as attendees at the various sessions were equally impressed and came away with flattering reviews of the event which I am sure will make our commitment for the 2013 event a foregone conclusion.” Caswell Walford, Market Director, International Strategies & Development ,Tenet Healthcare Corporation | Florida Region
“I was invited by a friend last year in Chicago, and it opened my eyes to a lot of possibilities, I corresponded with a lot of contacts I made last year so it brought me back this year.” Eric Etshman, Alba Dow Benefits Solutions
“It was indeed a pleasure to meet you and your colleagues during the 5th World Medical Tourism Congress in Fort Lauderdale … For a first time participant, I found the Congress both enlightening and enjoyable and believe that it was certainly worth the effort to be there.” McHale Andrew, Chief Executive Officer, Invest Saint Lucia
“I had great experience at the congress. The Thailand session was very informative and impressive. I believe Thailand has great record of providing high quality services inexpensively. This is the reason I am looking forward to help more and more people to educate about the competitive edge of excellence in health care services. I am very much interested in visiting Thailand soon and do the networking with the providers.” Anwar Syed,President, Go Medical Tourism Inc.
“We had direct access through this show to executives and decision makers. The networking breakfast was phenomenal for us. We had the opportunity to hand select close to 30-40 invitations that we wanted to connect with…It was a great opportunity to get our name out there and connect with prospects.” Puneet Arora, Vice President of Sales, Keas
“It is with greatest of pleasure that I write to inform you of my absolute appreciation of being invited to attend the 5th World Medical Tourism Congress which was superlative on all levels. The excellent opportunities for global networking as well as the outstanding presentations, seminars, opportunities for small, large and mega corporations were equitable in value added outcomes for all in attendees, adding of course that the location was perfectly outstanding. “ Carole Appleyard, President and CEO,Carole Appleyard Consulting Ltd., Cayman Islands
The 6th World Medical Tourism Congress will be celebrated Nov 3rd – 5th at Caesar’s Palace in Las Vegas, Nevada. The congress will gather up to 2,000 industry professionals from around the globe representing governments, centers of excellence, multinational corporations, and other public and private organizations involved in health and wellness travel. It is the must attend event in the industry, not because of the location or because the organizers say so but because from both the educational and networking perspectives, attending will be the best opportunity for your organization to increase your global market share and improve your branding internationally.
The Medical Tourism Association is pleased to announce that Jackson International will be a sponsor at The 5th World Medical Tourism and Global Healthcare Congress. http://www.medicaltourismcongress.com/ which will be celebrated Oct. 24th – 26th at the magnificent Westin Diplomat Resort and Spa in Beautiful Hollywood, FL.
About Jackson Memorial Hospital
Jackson Memorial Hospital is one of the finest medical facilities and one of the largest and most comprehensive public-teaching hospitals in the United States, an accredited, tertiary care hospital and the major teaching facility for The University of Miami Leonard M. Miller School of Medicine. With more than 1,550 licensed beds, Jackson Memorial Hospital is a referral center, a magnet for medical research, and home to the Ryder Trauma center- the only adult and pediatric Level 1 trauma center in Miami – Dade County. http://jhsmiami.org/body.cfm?id=9961
Jackson International offers an array of services that includes a one-of-a-kind medical concierge and hospitality program, and serves as a bridge for hospitals, physicians, insurance companies and assistance companies seeking expertise in complex medical cases for their international patients. Jackson International’s team of dedicated professionals is committed to providing the highest standard of care for these patients and their families. http://www.jmhi.org/web/guest
Michael K. Butler
Chief Medical Officer to participate in Medical Director Summit; This prestigious, invitation only round table meeting will gather Medical Directors from top US and International Hospitals and Insurance Companies to discuss common challenges facing the health care industry and share best practices and solutions. http://www.medicaltourismcongress.com/medical-director-summit/
Michael K. Butler, M.D., M.H.A., C.P.E., F.A.C.P.E., joined Jackson Health System as its executive vice president and chief medical officer in June 2010. He has been working with the other administrative leaders, its academic partners at the University of Miami and Florida International University and community physicians to make the Jackson Health System a model for 21st century health care.
Dr. Butler received his medical degree from Tulane University School of Medicine in New Orleans and a Master of Health Administration from Tulane’s School of Public Health and Tropical Medicine. His post-graduate medical training was completed in hospitals in New York. He has received numerous awards and recognitions for his outstanding achievements.
The MTA encourages attendees at The World Medical Tourism & Global Healthcare Congress to visit Jackson International at their booth and to gain from the valuable experience and insight of this world renowned Center of Excellence. http://www.medicaltourismcongress.com/networking/
The MTA is pleased to announce that Eisenhower Medical Center will participate at The 5th World Medical Tourism and Global Healthcare Congress to be held Oct 24th-26th at The Westin Diplomat Resort and Spa in Hollywood, FL. http://www.medicaltourismcongress.com/
About Eisenhower Medical Center: Situated on a 130-acre campus in the heart of the Coachella Valley, Eisenhower Medical Center is a dynamic, progressive not-for-profit health care system. In addition to the 540-bed Eisenhower Hospital located on the Rancho Mirage campus, numerous health centers are located throughout the Valley offering a broad array of outpatient services. This multi-faceted institution, recently designated an accredited teaching hospital, provides the highest quality health care for residents of and visitors to the desert resort communities and provides a broad range of health education for the public and health care professionals. Beginning in 2013, Eisenhower’s School of Graduate Medical Education will welcome physician residents in Internal Medicine and Family Medicine.
Eisenhower Medical Center is dedicated to its mission:“to serve the changing healthcare needs of our region by providing excellence in patient care with supportive education and research.”
The client base of our global legal practice spans every type of business, both private and public, worldwide. We advise a diverse mix of clients, from Fortune 100 and FTSE 100 corporations to emerging companies and from individuals to local and national governments. In the private sector, we provide the full range of legal advice required to implement practical strategies and resolve disputes. In the public sector, we counsel governments on privatization of whole industries and on establishment of regulatory systems under which new private businesses can compete. We also serve the regional needs of the countries and cities we call home.
Whatever is needed, we are able to deliver the seamless cross-practice, cross-border and industry-specific support that clients require for success in today’s competitive markets.
Clients expect knowledge of their business as well as high-quality legal skills from their law firms. Our combination of legal and industry experience allows us to better analyze client requirements and develop the right approach for the matter at hand. Clients receive tested insight and guidance from a team that understands their needs and is able to offer tailored solutions.
Mr. Edelstein is a partner in the international law firm of Squire Sanders. Working primarily out of the firm’s Washington, DC and San Francisco offices, he focuses his practice on advising health care providers and payors on legal and regulatory issues related to medical tourism both domestically and internationally. He also regularly assists healthcare clients in the formation of cross-border integrated delivery systems, joint ventures, mergers and acquisitions and affiliations.
When recently asked about his expectations for the 2012 World Medical Tourism and Global Healthcare Congress he responded “As a founding sponsor for this event, we continue to find the World Medical Tourism and Global Healthcare Congress an excellent venue for discussing our capabilities and services in this very dynamic part of the Healthcare Industry. For 2012 we expect more of the same as the growth of this sector continues to outpace any other market segment in which our firm participates. The event has not only been an excellent source of information on the drivers and issues being faced, but a great opportunity to meet directly with many key stakeholders including healthcare providers, facilitators and government officials looking to capitalize in this area.”
The MTA takes pride in attracting top thought leaders in all areas of the global healthcare industry and we encourage attendees to seek out the professionals of Squire Sanders to learn about the valuable services that they provide.
Launched in 1966, UC San Diego Health System is the region’s only academic health system, with a mission of providing excellent and compassionate patient care, advancing medical discoveries and educating future health care professionals. It comprises UC San Diego Medical Center in Hillcrest, and UC San Diego Thornton Hospital, Moores Cancer Center, Shiley Eye Center, Sulpizio Cardiovascular Center and Jacobs Medical Center (slated to open in 2016) in La Jolla, as well as other primary and specialty practices of UC San Diego Medical Group. The Medical Center, Thornton Hospital and Sulpizio Cardiovascular Center operate under one license with a combined licensed capacity of 600 beds. Through its service, innovation and education, UC San Diego Health System is one place for compassionate caring and exceptional patient outcomes.
To learn more about UC San Diego Health System, please visit their website: www.health.ucsd.edu
Participating in the Medical Directors Summit will beDr. Tom McAfee. This prestigious invitation only event will include Medical Directors from the top hospitals and insurance companies from around the world to collaborate and network regarding the challenges in providing quality healthcare and insurance to local and international patients, and to discuss their programs with peers in other countries and learn from each other’s experiences in order to strategically improve organizational planning.
As Dean of Clinical Affairs, UC San Diego Health Sciences, and Chief Executive Officer, UC San Diego Health System Faculty Practice, Dr McAfee provides leadership for UC San Diego’s inpatient and outpatient physician practice, and for the advancement of the clinical enterprise vision. In this role, he helps ensure that the clinical practice is achieving the highest standards of service, quality, safety, compliance and overall performance. Additionally, Dr. McAfee works to ensure that clinical programs and activities are integrated with and support the clinical, research, educational and community outreach missions of Health Sciences. He’s active with the Medical Society, Hospital Association and numerous external boards and committees. He is a clinical enterprise advocate with business, community and government constituents regionally, nationally and globally.
Presenting on the Impact of Free Trade Agreements with Latin America on Medical Tourism will be Luis Felipe Arango Pardo. Luis Felipe is The Managing Director of the International Program at UC San Diego Health System. He has broad experience in the insurance and reinsurance industry, and also in the International Health Business from the Middle East and China to Mexico, Central America, The Caribbean and South America. He is an expert in marketing and business development strategies and tactics. Through his experience as CEO of several insurance companies in Colombia and Ecuador, he has gained very special skills in General Management, Human Resources and International Trade. The latter accomplished through his role as negotiator of the Free Trade Agreement between USA and the Andean Countries, where he sat as negotiator on behalf of Ecuador, in the Financial Services Table. He has more than 25 years experience in the Public and Private Health Insurance Industries throughout all Latin America.
The Accreditation Association for Ambulatory Health Care (AAAHC), founded in 1979, has become the leader in ambulatory health care accreditation with more than 5,000 organizations accredited in the US. The AAAHC accredits a wide variety of health care organizations including ambulatory surgery centers, office-based surgery centers, primary care practices, managed care organizations, student health centers, and large medical and dental group practices.
The AAAHC serves as an advocate for the provision of high quality health care and patient safety. The comapny offers health care organizations of all types and specialties a unique peer-based review system that adopts a collaborative, consultative and educational approach to help them meet internationally recognized AAAHC Standards.
In 2010, AAAHC International was formed to bring the same process of peer review to health care organizations worldwide. Since then, AAAHC International has helped organizations in Costa Rica, Peru, and India to increase their quality of care and level of patient safety.
Hospital Almater was born July 27, 1987. Since the beginning, the remarked corporate philosophy of the company, quality services at best cost, cost-benefit philosophy has gained through time a prominent place in all the services the company provides, which has experience care and renowned insurance groups such as Nacional Provincial, AXA, MetLife and health insurers and Health Administrators of North America.
“For Hospital Almater, the WMT & GHC Congress is an excellent platform to internationalize our services, contact medical providers and know what is happening in the medical tourism industry,” said Dra. Patricia Meza, Hospital Almater.“We have the opportunity to present tour hospital and the quality of our services to all attendees of the conference,” she added.
This is the one event per year where Employers, Self Funded Health Plans, Insurance Companies, and Medical Tourism Facilitators that are looking to outsource healthcare overseas have the opportunity to meet with top International Hospitals and Medical Tourism Companies in one place for the ultimate networking event. As a Bronze Sponsor, Hospital Almater will receive multiple benefits including recognition throughout the conference and preferred exhibit booth placement.
The conference is the dedicated annual event of the Medical Tourism Association, the nonprofit trade association in the Medical Tourism industry, http://www.medicaltourismassociation.com and media partner Medical Tourism Magazine, http://www.medicaltourismmag.com the only dedicated magazine for the medical tourism and global healthcare industry, and by Medical Tourism City, http://www.medicaltourismcity.com, a social network for the medical tourism and global healthcare industry with over one thousand participants from over sixty countries.
Porto Alegre Health Care is an organization of health care providers in the city of the highest quality of life and medical services in Latin America. Porto Alegre provides reliable medical care of international standard, a large network of hospitals and medical doctors at competitive costs: lower than rates in the United States, Canada and Europe. Complete personal assistance is our promise, with professional staff speaking foreign languages. Full support from start to finish the process is offered to ensure an excellent experience for our patients. The city has easy access by air and light traffic. The international airport is only 15 minutes away from downtown, and not more than 30 minutes are necessary to cross the city. With a friendly population and mild weather, the city provides culture, security, international cuisine and hotel network, infrastructure and quality tours. The best of health care in the best of Brazil.
“WMT & GHC is the annual meeting point for the companies, institutions and professionals over the world who are dedicated to Medical Tourism, and it cannot be ignored,” said Secretary of Tourism Luiz Fernando Moraes.“Porto Alegre returns to the event in 2011 having already established the first Brazilian Medical Tourism Cluster, incorporating large private hospitals, not-for-profit entities, tourism companies and the government. We have high expectations, now that we are ready to sign contracts and put Porto Alegre on the international medical tourism map,” he added.
The Foreign Economic Relations Board (DEIK) was established as the “Turkish private sector’s gateway to international arena” in 1988 for the specific purpose of establishing, promoting, and strengthening the Turkish private sector’s economic relationships with international businesses and organizations. As part of its sector-oriented strategy, DEIK established the Health Tourism Business Council in 2010 under the leadership of the Turkish Accredited Hospitals Association and in partnership with Turkish Travel Agencies, Turkish Airlines, Ministry of Health, Ministry of Culture and Tourism, and a group of domestic and international institutions. The primary purpose of the Council is to enable the highly-developed Turkish health sector to achieve its well-deserved place in the international arena, and contribute to the global value chain with its high value-added services.
“At this year’s WMT & GMC, DEIK would like to showcase Turkey’s potential as a regional and global health services provider and facilitate collaborations between its members and US entities, not only in terms of patient care but also for know-how sharing, educational affiliations, exchange programs and technology,” said Dr. Rusen Yildirim, Chairman of DEIK/Health Tourism Business Council.“There has been recent research about the role that Turkey will play in globalization of medicine and we would like to share such reports with the WMT & GHC participants as well,” he added.
This is the one event per year where Employers, Self Funded Health Plans, Insurance Companies, and Medical Tourism Facilitators that are looking to outsource healthcare overseas have the opportunity to meet with top International Hospitals and Medical Tourism Companies in one place for the ultimate networking event. As Platinum Sponsor, DEIK/Health Tourism Business Councilwill receive multiple benefits including recognition throughout the conference and preferred exhibit booth placement.