I am very happy to launch this blog giving everyone in the medical tourism and global healthcare industry my insight into the industry, what is happening, where, when, and what the future holds for the industry. We are less than two months away from the MTA’s annual congress, the World Medical Tourism & Global Health Congress and the excitement and momentum is building and growing every day. This year’s conference should be significantly larger with more attendees, more speakers, more exhibitors and sponsors and more general sessions and workshops than last year. We are hoping for up to 2,000 attendees, about 125 exhibitors and sponsors (the exhibit hall is almost sold out already!), and about 200 speakers. This year we are really excited about our workshops because we had about 5 last year and this year we will over 25 workshops, that are advanced, fast paced, and have some of the healthcare leaders in medical tourism and from health insurance companies teaching them. More insurance companies, employers, and governments have gotten involved in expanding their insurance coverage across borders and allowing patients to travel from one country to another for healthcare. This years congress should be very exciting and fast paced, and I look forward to seeing you all there!