Over 70 Countries Converge to Craft a Truly Global Congress
ROYAL PALM BEACH, FLORIDA--(Marketwire - Sept. 2, 2010) - The Medical Tourism Association announced today that over seventy countries have confirmed participation in the 3rd Annual World Medical Tourism and Global Healthcare Congress in Los Angeles, California, USA, September 22nd-24th, 2010. The congress is made up of three conferences 1) Medical Tourism Conference, 2) Expatriate Healthcare Travel Insurance & Global Health Insurance Conference 3) Healthcare Development Conference; together they make most resourceful and immense congress of the world attended by government representatives, elite professionals and influencing organizations.
Designed for sharing, learning and networking, Jonathan Edelheit, CEO of the Medical Tourism Association spoke of the Congress: "We are very excited at the caliber of participants we have for our 3rd annual global conference. The quality of the delegates of the conference is a clear indicator of the growth in the industry and the elite healthcare leaders who are presenting, sharing their insight and knowledge. We are constantly getting enormous response and are convinced that this congress will be Mecca gathering for healthcare, medical tourism & insurance professionals."
It is important to note that Congress has created a dedicated networking sessions for business meetings. Participating organizations are commending efforts of Medical Tourism Association for creating such platform.
"The Medical Tourism Congress is an important opportunity to meet with others in the industry and advance the field of medical tourism in the United States," said Jeff Argotsinger, Head of Swiss Re's Medical Expense Group. "Swiss Re appreciates the value of providing employers with the medical travel option as part of our employer stop loss coverage to reduce health care costs for eligible operations without sacrificing quality of care."
Medical Tourism Recently announced the extensive agenda of congress and list of incredible speakers, coming exclusively with the sole purpose of providing a learning platform for industry stakeholders. The agenda of the congress was developed after meticulous evaluation of current trends, opportunities and challenges of the industry.
"We are attending the Medical Tourism Congress, because it is an opportunity for us to network with people in the industry, make some strategic alliances with facilitators, and ultimately bring more patients to our organization. The largest event of medical tourism, we expect to learn the challenges for patients to travel, the progress of the industry and be involved on the development of this great win win situation for everyone: from the patient to the hospitals and clinics, and everyone in between involved in the process, facilitators, insurance companies, tourist services and technology developers. It's quite obvious that the future of medicine will be discussed in this type of forum and as a provider of high quality, latest technology, effective treatments we will not miss it for anything," said Elias Bemaras, CEO, ProgenCell stem cell therapies.
The list of the participants will be updates regularly at www.MedicalTourismCongress.com, however partial list is available to view.
The Country Participant and Company Participant List can be viewed at: http://medicaltourismcongress.com/en/participant-list.html
The finalized agenda is available at: http://medicaltourismcongress.com/en/agenda.html
The finalized list of speakers is available at: http://medicaltourismcongress.com/en/speakers.html
The conference is the largest of its kind in the world and brings together the top healthcare leaders from around the world.
Some of the Participating Countries as of September 1st are -
Afghanistan - Argentina - Australia - Bahamas - Barbados - Belgium - Belize - Bermuda - Bosnia - Brazil - Bulgaria - Canada - China - Colombia - Costa Rica - Croatia - Cyprus - Denmark - Dominican Republic - Egypt - El Salvador - Ethiopia - France - Germany - Ghana - Greece - Guam - Guatemala - Hong Kong - Hungary - Iceland - India - Iran - Iraq- Israel - Japan - Jordan - Kazakhstan - Kenya - Latvia - Luxembourg - Malaysia - Mexico - New Zealand - Nigeria - Oman - Panama - Peru - Philippines - Qatar - Romania - Russian Federation - Serbia - Singapore - South Africa - South Korea - Spain - Sri Lanka - Sweden - Switzerland - Taiwan - Tanzania - Thailand - Tunisia - Turkey - U.S. Virgin Islands - Ukraine - United Arab Emirates - United Kingdom - Uruguay - USA - Vietnam
Some of the Participating Companies as of September 1st are -
24 x7 Medical Tourism - AAAASFI (American Association for Accreditation of Ambulatory Surgery Facilities, Inc) - AB Complete Medical Tour - ACS, a Xerox Company - Advanced Practice Nurse International -Adventist Hinsdale Hospital -Advisor Alliance - Aeromedevac - Aesthic Dentistry Costa - Rica - Aetna - Aflac - African Development Bank - Ageless Wonders Panama - AIICO GENERAL INSURANCE CO. LTD - AIMIS (American Institute of Minimal Invasive Surgery-Spine) - Air Ambulance Specialists - AirMed International, LLC - AirTran Airways - AIS Benefit Concepts LLC - Albert Kahn Associates, Inc. - Albert Kahn Associates, Inc. - Alianza Exportacion de Servicios de Salud - Al-Khalidi Hospital - Allianz Egypt - AllMedicalTourism.com - Allynjoyce, LLC - Almater Hospital - America Israeli Medical Association - American Association of Retired Persons (AARP) - American Medical and Life Insurance Company - American Seniors Association (ASA) - Amerinet - Anesthesia Consultants International, Inc. - Angeles Health International Inc. - ANGELS OF FLIGHT CANADA.INC - Anshen+Allen - Aon Consulting - APCO Worldwide - Apollo Hospitals Group - Arab Medical Centre - Arabia Insurance Company – Bahrain - Aranwa Hotels Resorts & Spas - Argentina Foundation - Argentina HealthCare - Fundacion Export.Ar - Argentine HealthCare - Aria Persian Shafa - Arroyo Insurance Services - Asclepeion-Intermedical Solutions - ASIAN JOURNAL - Asko - Assaf Harofeh Medical Center - ASSIST-CARD - Association for German Consulting Engineers and Architects, VBI - Assuta Medical Centers Ltd. - Atlantis Casino Resort Spa - Attorney and Ethics Consultant - Autoridad de Turismo de Panama (ATP) - Babcock & Helliwell - Badia Hand to Shoulder Center - BANGKOK DUSIT MEDICAL SERVICES - Baptist Health South Florida - Barbados Fertility Centre - Bavarian Ministry of Health - Beike Biotechnology - Belize Healthcare Partners Ltd - Benefit Controls Companies - BenefitsLab - Bermuda Hospitals Charitable Trust - Big Smile - Bill Lucas & Associates - Bill Lucas Insurance - Blackbaud, Inc. - Blood Centers of America - Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Louisiana - Blue Shield of California - BlueCross BlueShield of Tennessee - BM International - Boultbee & Co - Bovis Lend Lease LMB Inc. - Bradley/Dixie Companies - Brasil National Tourism - Breeden Benefit Group - Broker Benefit Services -
Bulgarian Cardiac Institute - Bumrungrad Hospital Public Company Limited - Bupa International - Burt, Hill - C.J. Meyers Co. LLC - Reinsurance Services - Cairo University - California Broker Magazine - California Hospital Associaiton - Cancer Treatment Centers of America - Cancun Cosmetic Dentistry - Cannon Design - Caribbean Health Travel Magazine - Carolina Benefit Designs - Catalan Tourist Board - Barcelona Medical Centre - Cayman Islands - CCHER - Center for Healthcare Emergency Readiness - CDC - Centers for Disease Control and Prevention - Centro Dental de Especialistas - Centro Dental, Guatemala - CGFNS International (and Legacy Health System) - Chai Medical Tourism - Chatham Steel Corporation - Chihuahua Medical City - Children's Hospital Boston - Children's Hospital of Pittsburgh - CIGNA - Circana Health Passport - Citigroup - Clements International - Cleveland Clinic CompreCare Affiliate - Clinica Biblica, Costa Rica - Clínica Colsanitas - Clinica del Occidente - Clinica del Prado - Clinica Las Condes, Santiago, Chile - Clinica San Pablo - Clinica Unibe S.A. Costa Rica - Clinica Universidad de Navarra - Clinical Support Services Sector - Dubai Health Authority - CMN Inc. - CMN/ Europ Assistance - CMPBS - Center for Maximum Potential Building Systems - Coalition America, Inc. - Cochin Medical City and Tourism - Collett Manor Sustainable Healthcare and Development - COLOMBIA TOURS SOLUTIONS - Colombian Government Trade Bureau- Proexport - Colonial Life & Accident Insurance Company - Columbia University School of Social Work - Commercial Insurance - Westport Insurance Corporation - Continental Airlines - Continental Medical Travel - Coomeva Medicina Prepagada - Corporate Health and Wellness Association - Corporate Wellness Magazine - COSI - Cosmas Health - Cosmetic Dental Care - Costa Rica Medical Solutions - Costamed Clinics and Costadental -
Coulter & Associates - CreateACTivity, Inc. - CSG Systems - DANCA, Architects - Data Decision Group - DavidShield International Medical Insurance - DavidShield International Medical Insurance - Daviron Group LLC - DCB Insurance Services - Debson Medical Tourism Inc - Deggendorf University - DelAm / Atlas Expatriate Benefits - Dell Children's Medical Center of Central Texas - Austin, Texas - Dell Services - Deloitte - Brightman Almagor Zohar - Deloitte Consulting - DENTAL HOUSE - Dentis International Dental Care - Department of Health, Taiwan - Destination World Travel, LLC - Direct Laboratory Services, Inc. - Direct Labs - Discovery Communications - Diversified Communications - Diversified Surgical Management, LP - DNV Healthcare Inc. - DocFroc LLC - Doctors Hospital (Bahamas) Ltd. - Dominican University - Dr. Marco A. Muñoz Cavallini & Assoc. - Dubai Health Authority, UAE - Eastway insurance Agency, Inc. - El Salvador - ELITE IVF AG - Elite Underwriting Services - Ellis, LLC Ukraine - e-MedSol - Emerson - Equals3 - Equitec-Intersalud - eSSENTIAL Accessibility Inc. - Europ Assistance USA - Eva Claiborne Skin Institute - Evergreen General Agency, Inc - Executive Financial Advisors, inc - ExHealth, Dubai HealthCare City - Exigence - Fairmont Specialty - FLENI - Florida Med-Retreat - Fortis Healthcare Limited - Foscal - France Medical Services - Fresenius Medical Care EG - Frontier International Group, Inc. - Fundación Cardioinfantil - Fundacion Cardiovascular de Colombia - Fundacion Export.Ar - FUNDACION OFTALMOLOGICA DE SANTANDER - FV Hospital - Gallup, Inc. - GD3 Solutons Inc. - General Electric - German Healthcare Consulting - German National Tourist Board (GNTB) - German National Tourist Office - GH Healthcare Consultants - Global Benefit Associates -
Global Benefit Associates of California - Global Benefit Options - Global Crosswalk Inc - Global Excel - Global Excel Management Inc. - Global Health, Inc. - Global Healthcare Concierge - Global Spa and Wellness - Global Voyager Assistance (cyprus) LTD - Gordon Insurance Services - Gorgeous Getaways - Greater Miami Convention & Visitors Bureua - Green Crescent Insurance Company - Green MBA Program, Dominican University, CA - Green Nurture - Group Benefits Agency, Inc. - Grubb & Ellis - Guatemala Health & Wellness Tourism Commission of Agexport - Guatemala Tourism Board - Gulf Coast Medical Specialists - Gulf Medical University and GMC Hospitals - HAND AND UPPER EXTREMITY CENTER - HCC Medical Insurance Services - Health Expeditions LLC - Health Insurance, Ministry of Health –Syria - Health Policy and Communication Consultant - Health Systems International - Health Tourism Magazine - HealthCare Brazil - Healthcare Reform Magazine - Healthcare Without Harm (HCWH) - Healthcarebrazil.com - HealthGlobe - Healthways, Inc. - Heffernan Insurance Brokers - Hello Tourism and Travel Inc - Henry Ford Health System - Hernia Center of Southern California - HOK Advance Strategies - Homewood Health Centre - Hospital Aleman - Hospital Alemão Oswaldo Cruz - Hospital Almatar, SA de CV -
Hospital Centro Médico - Hospital CIMA – Chihuahua - Hospital Clinica Biblica, Costa Rica - Hospital Clinica Biblica's International Patient Department - HOSPITAL MEXICO AMERICANO - Hospital Pablo Tobon Uribe - Hospital Universitario Austral - Hospitals International - hospitalscout.com - HYUNDAI MEDIS - IBIS (International Benefits Information Service) Advisors - Ilan Geva & Friends - INGUAT (Guatemala Tourism Board) - Inha University Hospital - Inova Health Systems - Inser - Instituto Bariatrico - Insuremytrip.com - InterGlobal Insurance Company Ltd. (IGIC) - Interhealth South Africa / Egypt / Afghanistan - Intermedical Solutions - International Board of Medicine and Surgery - International Captive Managers Limited - International Medical Group - International Orthopedic Group - Badia Hand to Shoulder Center - International Relations & Health Affairs and Director of Health Minister's - International Society of Medical Hydrology and Climatology - International SOS Assistance, Inc. - International University of Health and Welfare - Invest Barbados - ISI / GHI - ISPA International Spa Association - Israel Ministry of Tourism - Istiqlal Hospital - IVF Panama - Jack H. Horwitz Insurance Serivces Inc. - Jackson International - Jackson Memorial Hospital International - Japan Tourism Marketing Co. - Johns Hopkins Medicine International - Jordan Hospital - Jordan Investment Board - Jordan Private Hospitals Association - Jordan Private Hospitals Association (PHA) - Jordan Tourism Board - Kadeco - Kaniksu Consulting - Khalidi Hosiptal -
King Faisal Specialist Hospital & Research Centre - King Hussein Cancer Centre - KIVULINI WOMEN'S RIGHTS ORGANISATION - Kiwi Medical - Klinikum Stuttgart - KONGRESIST at Healthcare - Korea Health Industry Development Institute (KHIDI) - Korea International Medical Association (KIMA) - Korea University Anam Hospital - KPMG International Cooperative - Kraft Foods - KRK Resources - L2BW HealthCare & Wellness - LA Association of Health Underwriters - LabCorp - Land O' Lakes, Inc. - LeClairRyan LLP - Leo Largoza Insurance Services - Levity Corporation - LIFE Support - Life's Benefits and Insurance Services - Lockton Benefit Group - Lorenzana Dental Center - Lowdermilk and Associates, inc. - Lowe's Companies, Inc. - Lufthansa German Airlines - M3 Insurance Solutions for Business (M3) - Maccabi-Dent - Mae de Deus Hospital - Majan International Agencies Travel & Tourism LLC - Mala's Management Consultancy - Managed Benefit Plans Inc - Mandara Spa - Marsh U.S. Consumer, a service of Seabury & Smith, Inc - MaryKay - Mayfair Brooker Ltd - Mazzetti Nash Lipsey Burch (M+NLB) - McKinsey & Co, Harvard - Medcozy Medical Tourism - Medellin Health City - MEDEX Global Group - MEDEX Global Solutions - MediBid - Medica San Miguel - Medical Care Canada - Medical Destinations - Medical Helpline - Medical Services Organisation SA - Medical Tour Experts - Medical Tourism Associates - Medical Tourism Association - Medical Tourism Consultant - Medical Tourism Magazine - Medical Tourism Guatemala - MedicalTourism.com - MEDICHOL AUSTRALIA - Medicine Without Boundaries, LLC - Medicoast - Medihelp Clinic Services - MedSafe Travel, Inc. - Medtrav - Mercer Health & Benefits Services (Mercer) - Merian Iselin - Orthopaedic Clinic - Merwitzer Insurance Solutions - Midwest Business Group on Health - Ministry of Health Cayman Islands - Ministry of Health Holding – Singapore - Ministry of Health Japan, -
Ministry of Health Syria - Ministry of Health United Arab Emirates - Ministry of Tourism Brazil - Ministry of Welfare and Labor Japan and Japan National Tourism Agency - Mintz Levin - Miyako Hybrid Hotel - Moinhos de Vento Hospital - Molbek Development - Mondial Assistance USA - Moolchand Healthcare Group - MoPH/COMPRI - Morehead State University - Moscow Medical & Health Tourism - MSPA International, Mandara Spa, JW Marriott - Mutual Healthcare Development Ltd. - Mylooks Danmark SMBA - NASA's Johnson Space Center (JSC) - National Australian Bank - National Center for Policy Analysis (NCPA) - National Health Service, UK - National Insurance Specialists - National Preferred Provider Organization - NBBJ (Naramore, Bain, Brady & Johanson) - Nelson J. Merwitzer & Associates - Network of Better Medical Care - New Leaf Venture Partners - NewYork-Presbyterian Hospital - Nixon Benefits - Norfolk Mobility Benefits - North American Surgery, Inc - Northwest Community Hospital - Oak Park Financial & Insurance Services - OECD - Organization for Economic Co-Operation and Development - Office of State Personnel, North Carolina - OLAJUMOKE SPECIALIST HOSPITAL - On Call International - One Hundred Years, LLC - Optiláser - P.P. Minerals Pvt. Ltd. - PAHEF - Pan American Health and Education Foundation - PAHO - Pan American Health Organization - Pan American Life Insurance Group - Panama - Partners Havard Medical International - Partners Insurance - Partners International - Passport Medical, Inc. - PCFI Senior Living and Leisure Corp. -
Penn Medicine - Perkins+Will - Perpetual Equity - PeruMedicalTours - Pharmaceutical Product Development, Inc - Philippine Dept. of Tourism - Pine Creek Medical Center - Piper Jordan - PlacidWay - Plan To Win Insurance Agency - Planet Esperanto XXI - PMCS - Polenzani Benefits & Insurance Services - Porto Alegre Health Care – Brasil - Porto Alegre, Brazil - PPD, Inc. - Precept - Preferred Medical Claim Solutions - PREMIER CHARTER TRAVELS - Premier Jets - Prince Court Medical Center, Malaysia - PROCOMER - PROESA Investment El Salvador - Progencell - PROMED - Promotora Médica Las Américas - Public Employees Health Program - Public Healthcare Group, Singapore - Puerta de Las Americas - Putnam/Price - Qatar Insurance Company-Doha - Quality Health Management (QHM) - Quality Resources International - Rapport Benefits Group, Inc. - Recife, Brazil - Reed Group - Regence Blue Cross Blue Shield - Revstone Industries LLC - REZA Consultancy - Route Three Employee Benefits - Royal Caribbean Cruises, Ltd. - RTKL Associates Inc. - Saint Augustine clinic - Salud sin fronteras - SAM Medical Center - Santa Casa Hospital - Sao Lucas Hospital - Scholle Packaging - Seattle's Convention & Visitors Bureau - Select Energy Services, LLC - Self Funding Employer Association - Self Funding Magazine - Seoul National University Hospital USA, INC. - SEOUL ST. MARY'S HOSPITAL US OFFICE - Seven Corners, Inc - Shaw Hankins - Shuang Ho Hospital - Singapore Tourism Board - Sky Service Air Ambulance - SKYBOND HEALTH PLAZA NIG LTD - Skyservice Air Ambulance - SmithGroup - SMTUR - Sorry Works! - Southeastern Spine Center and Research Institute - Southern Cross University - SpaFinder, Inc. - Spa-Med-Holiday - Spas of America - spaYOGA+ - Spazio Urbano - Specialty Hospital - Specialty Hospital - Sports Medicine & Orthopaedic Center,Inc - Spur Interactive - SQEAssure - Squire Sanders & Dempsey LLP - Sri-Samudarasanna Vaharaya - St. Frances Cabrini Medical Center, Inc. - St. Joseph's Candler Health System - Stackpole & Associates, Inc. -
Star Management Consultancy - StarNeuro - Starwood Hotels & Resorts Worldwide, Inc. - State of Arkansas - State of Montana - Steele Briggs Insurance Brokerage, Inc. - Stop-Loss Brokerage, Inc. - STUWEB TRAVELS LTD - SunMed International, LLC - Sunshine Medical Tourism, LLC - SuperSmartHealth - Surgical Trip LLC - Swiss Reinsurance Company - Syria Ministry of Health - Taipei Medical University - Taipei Medical University Hospital - Teleflex Medical - Teleosis Institute - Texas Benefit - Thailand Medical Travel & Tourism - The American Academy of Healthcare Interior Designers (AAHID) - The Biggest Loser - Season 2 - The Center for Progressive Sports Medicine - The Compliance Team, Inc. - The Consolidated Marketing Group - The Exigence Group - The Lloyd Law Group PC - The Mahoney Group - The Nolan Group - The Spine Center - The State of Montana Health Care and Benefit Division - Thoits Insurance Service, Inc. - Thomas E. Mestmaker Insurance & Associates inc. - THTDC Turkish Healthcare Tourism development Council - Tourism Authority of Thailand - Transpelo - Travel Health Insurance Association of Canada - Travel Insurance Center - Travel Partner International - Treatment Abroad Russia - Treatment Abroad Ukraine - Tri Wellness - Trusted Insurance Services -
Tucson Medical Center - Turkish Airlines - Turkish Culture and Tourism Office - Turn to Jordan - Turnkey Consulting USA, LLC - UBIFRANCE - French Trade Commission - UC San Diego Health System - UCLA School of Public Health - UKE Consult & Management - United Family Healthcare - United States Department of Energy - United States Environmental Protection Agency - UnitedHealth Group - UnitedHealth International - Univers Workplace Benefits - University Insurance Agency LLC - University Medical Center Hamburg-Epppendorf - University of Alabama at Birmingham - University of Alabama at Birmingham, Health Services Administration - University Of California-Los Angeles (UCLA) - University of Miami International Medicine Institute - University of Miami Medical Center - University of Nigeria Teaching Hospital - University of Washington, Integrated Design Lab - Urban Ltd. - USAID Jordan Economic Development Program - USBenefits Insurance Services - USGBC - United States Green Building Council - USI Insurance Services - USNOW - Veiovis - Verisign - Verso Paper Corp. - Vitesse Semiconductor Corp. - VK Studio Architects, Planners and Designers - Belgium - Voluntary Benefits Magazine - Walt Disney Company - Wan Fang Hospital - Warner Pacific Insurance Services - Washington National Insurance Company - Waterford Center for Integrative Medicine - Wealth Management - Webb and Greer Insurance Agency - Weight Loss Forever - Wellness Health Fairs - Westport Insurance Corporation - WHR Architects, Inc - Williams and West LLC - Willis - WinningMan.com - wonkwang universty hospital - World Bank - World Med Access - World Medical Resources - WorldMed Assist - www.MedicalTourism.com - www.visitandcare.com - Xellum Management Consulting - Xetica Argentina - Yellow Sea Free Economic Zone Authority- YESFEZ - Zebra Technologies Corporation - Zotai General Trading
More information on the Congresses is available at their respective websites
The Medical Tourism Association™ http://www.medicaltourismassociation.com is the first and only international non-profit trade association for the medical tourism and global healthcare industry made up of the top international hospitals, healthcare providers, medical travel facilitators, insurance companies, and other affiliated companies and members with the common goal of promoting the highest level of quality of healthcare to patients in a global environment. Our Association promotes the interests of its healthcare provider and medical tourism facilitator members. The Medical Tourism Association™ has three tenets: Transparency in Quality and Pricing, Communication and Education.
-The companies listed above are attendees of the 2010 World Medical Tourism and Global Healthcare Congress, the Expatriate Healthcare, Travel Insurance and Global Health Insurance Conference and the Sustainable Healthcare & Hospital Development Conference. All conferences will be held in Los Angeles, CA on Sept. 22-24, 2010.