The 5th World Medical Tourism & Global Healthcare Congress Announces 2012 Speakers

The 5th Annual World Medical Tourism & Global Health Congress announces the list of speakers at the conference on the beach in Ft. Lauderdale/Miami, Florida on October 24-26th, 2012. The diverse group of speakers will present valuable case studies, practical skills, and will tackle the most important issues in the medical tourism industry. Attendees will be led by former CNN Headline News Anchor, Bob Losure. To view the full agenda with session descriptions, visit:

The Congress will feature special presentations with more research centric approaches. These speakers include:

Fred Lee, Author, If Disney Ran Your Hospital: 9 ½ Things You Would Do Differently
Jay Arthur, Author, Lean Six Sigma for Hospitals
BJ Fogg, PhD, Founder & Director, Behavior Design Lab at Stanford University
Dr. Scott Diering, Author, Love Your Patients! Improving Patient Satisfaction with Essential Behaviors That Enrich the Lives of Patients and Professionals
John Kenagy, Author, Designed to Adapt: Leading Healthcare in Challenging Times.
Catherine Maley, Author, Your Aesthetic Practice; What Your Patients Are Saying
Marc Fetscherin, Associate Professor, Rollins College; Fellow, Harvard University
Sharon Kleefield, Ph.D., Associate Professor, Harvard Medical School
Simon Hudson, Professor, University of South Carolina
David Reisman, Professor of Economics, Nanyang Technological University

The MTA has invited experts who deal directly with patients to give insights into healthcare system and the motivations behind the patients leaving that region to seek healthcare elsewhere. The regions/countries that will be examined this year include, the Caribbean/Islands, Africa, Middle East/Gulf States, Russia/CIS countries, Latin America, China and Europe.

Cornelius De Weever, Minister of Public Health Social Development & Labor, Government of St. Maarten
Dennis Clarke, General Secretary, National Union of Public Workers – Barbados
Dr. Kevin Bowe, Deputy Director/VP-Medical Services & Claims, The National Insurance Board, Bahamas
Sharon Clarke, Assistant General Manager of the Life Division, Insurance Corporation of Barbados
Cawe Mahlati, Owner, Sebilo Resources (South Africa)
Dr. Mays Al Saffar, VP HR & Administration, Murdoch University in Dubai
Saif AlJaibeji, CEO, Institute of HealthCare Research
Paula Hall, Healthcare Management-Global Consultant, Kleos Healthcare Company (Kuwait)
Dr. Paata Ratiani, Founder, “medtourgeorgia”
Robert DiCianni, Senior Vice President, Pan-American Life Insurance Group
Jeffrey Chen, Executive Director | Insurance & Benefit, Insupro (China)
Breckon Jones, Director Health & Benefits EMEA, American Express Services Europe

As globalizations continues to progress, companies are expanding their workforce to multiple countries. Through the integration with the 3rd Global Benefits Conference, attendees in the medical tourism industry can gain great insight. Confirmed speakers for the 3rd Global Benefits Conference include:

Gen Barron, Sr. Manager Global Wellness, Medtronic
Tami Graham, Director of Global Benefits Design, intel
Doug Carl, Director of Benefits, Teleflex Incorporated
Eiji Nakagawa, Director, Global Benefits, Colgate-Palmolive
Aimee Furness, Sr. Marketing Executive, vielife
Elizabeth Fields, Regional Director, Generali Employee Benefits, The Americas
Tim Harris, Principal-International Consulting Group, Mercer
Donald Dowling, Partner-New York, White & Case LLP
Dr. Myles Druckman, Senior Vice President, Medical Services, International SOS Assistance
Allen Koski, Vice President, Cigna Global Health Benefits
Bernie Knobbe, Senior Director of Global Benefits, Yahoo!
Paul Morter, Business Development Director, Moore Stephens Retirement Solutions Limited
Sabina Marotta, Vice President Employee Benefits, L-3 Communications Corporation
Kerry Weinger, Partner, Baker & McKenzie LLP
David Bryan, Global Benefit Consultant, Xensell, Ltd.

The healthcare system in the U.S.. is unique and has recently made headlines around the world. There is a steady flow of both inbound and outbound medical tourism, along with an emerging trend of domestic medical tourism. Attendees will have the opportunity to hear experts present interesting case studies relating to the different aspects of the U.S. system.

Phyllis Borzi, Assistant Secretary for Employee Benefits Security, U.S. Department of Labor
Peter Carmel, President, American Medical Association
Kevin McCarty, President, National Association of Insurance Commissioners (NAIC)
Randy Moon, VP Benefits/HRIS/International, Lowe's
Jeff Tomschin, Vice President of Human Resources, Phillips Service Industries, Inc.
Naren Balasubramaniam, President & CEO, GCI Global Healthcare Solutions
Luis Arango Pardo, International Managing Director, UC San Diego Health System
Dr. Alejandro Badia, CEO & Founder, International Orthopedic Group ~ Badia Hand to Shoulder Center
Frank Lasee, State Senator, Wisconsin State Senate

Marketing on a global platform is always a challenge. The Medical Tourism Association™ brings in the best minds to help guide attendees grow their business. These speakers include:

Patrick Jordan, Facilitator, Disney Institute
Dr. Mona Khanna, Medical Contributor, FOX Chicago News
Carolyn Nye, Director of Digital Interactive Group, USADATA
Kate O'Neil, CEO, [meta]marketer
Alex Piper, President, OneWorld Global Healthcare Solutions
Patrick Goodness, CEO, The Goodness Company: Medical Tourism Marketing
Dr. Prem Jagyasi, Health Tourism/ Medical Tourism Consultant,

The World Medical Tourism Congress is the best place to hear from the seasoned leaders in the industry. From legal issues to accreditation, experts in each field will present the most fundamental information for anyone in the industry.

Renée-Marie Stephano, JD, President, Medical Tourism Association
Jonathan Edelheit, CEO, Medical Tourism Association
Bill Ruschhaupt, Chair, Global Patient Services, Cleveland Clinic
Arthur L. Diskin, MD, FACEP, Vice President and Global Chief Medical Officer, Royal Caribbean Cruises, Ltd.
Yehuda Dror, President, DNV Healthcare
Rajiv Thakkar, MD, MBA, FACP, Assistant Professor, Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine
Jimmy St. Louis, CEO, Advanced Healthcare Partners
Emin Çakmak, Founding Chairman, Turkish Healthcare Tourism Development Council
Bill Cook, Medical Tourism Training Instructor, Medical Tourism Association
Mohammed Saeme, MD. PhD., International Expert on Maritime Health & Wellness
Scott Edelstein, Partner, Squire Sanders
Brad Cook, President, Medical Tours Costa Rica
Dr. Martin Marianowicz, Medical Director, Privatklinik Jagerwinkel
Rosanna Moreno, Partner, McMains Moreno Global Consultants, L.L.C.
Selin Peker, Executive Vice President, Dünyagöz / World Eye Hospitals Group
This is the one event where employers, self funded health plans, insurance companies, government officials and medical tourism facilitators meet with top international hospitals and medical tourism companies network and build strong relationships with key industry partners.

The Congress is the annual event of the Medical Tourism Association™, and media partner Medical Tourism Magazine, and Medical Tourism City,, a social network for the medical tourism and global healthcare industry with over two thousand participants from all over the world.