West Palm Beach, FL, February 14, 2009 --(PR.com
)-- 1st Latin America Medical Tourism & Health Tourism Congress – April 26-28th, 2009.
The Medical Tourism Association and Monterrey Healthcare City have partnered together to create the 1st ever Medical Tourism and Health Tourism Conference for Latin America, which will take place April 26-28th, 2009 in Monterrey, Mexico.
The Medical Tourism conference will feature over 50 speakers and up to 400 attendees and 20 exhibitors.
The medical tourism conference and health tourism conference will focus on opportunities in medical tourism and health tourism to Latin America. Millions of Americans and Canadians are traveling to Latin America for high quality health and dental care.
The Speakers for the conference include:
Dr. Enrique Ruelas Barajas, Undersecretary Innovation and Quality Ministry of Health Mexico
Jose Natividad Gonzalez Paras, Constitutional Governor State of Nuevo Leon
Nubia Stella Martinez, VP for Tourism Proexport Colombia
Ing. Alejandro Paez Aragon, Secretario de Desarrollo Economico del Gobierno de Nuevo Leon
Jorge Woodbridge Gonzalez, Minister of Competitiveness Republic of Costa Rica
Dana Citron, Global Health Analyst with American International Group
Kemal Canlar, United Healthcare
Matt Leming, Swiss Reinsurance Company
Massimo Manzi, Executive Director, ProMed
Kimberly Smith, Assurant Health
Dr. Jesus Horacio Gonzalez Trevino, President Monterrey Healthcare
Dr. Jorge Cortes Rodriguez, Hospital Clinica Biblica
Ernesto Dieck-Assad, Hospital San Jose
Juan Brothers, Aero Mexico
Renee-Marie Stephano, Medical Tourism Association
Jonathan Edelheit, Medical Tourism Association
Saroja Mohanasundaram, Healthbase
Ross Pendergraft, LAHU
Luis Diego Osborne, Homewatch CareGivers
Wouter Hoeberechts, WorldMed Assist
Alex Piper, One World Global
Jeff Carter, Patients Without Borders
Brad Cook, Clinica Biblica
Thomas O’Hara, Surgical Trip
Jerry Turney, US Now
Mauricio Gojman, Nurses Now International
Dr. Rafael Lorenzana, El Salvador Medical
Jim Arriola, Sekure Healthcare
Peter Lozier, CMN
Cecile Billiet, Spa Med Holiday
Guillermo Gonzalez Prieto, Medical Tourism Association
Hector Xavier Martinez Sanchez, Sonora
David Vequist, University of the Incarnate Word
Jim Krampen, Seven Corners
Dr. Carlos Ramos Hinds, El Salvador
Chad Holloway, Global Health Solutions
Shai Gold, Global Triage
Stephen Weiner, Mintz, Levin, Cohn, Ferris, Glovsky and Popeo
Irving Stackpole, Stackpole and Associates
The Medical Tourism Association is the first international non-profit association 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 facilitators members. The Medical Tourism Association has three tenets: Transparency, Communication and Education.
The Medical Tourism Association seeks to provide transparency in both quality of care and pricing. Every day we see more and more that the globalization of healthcare has created a very flat world. We exchange technology, information, communication, physicians and patients. In order to ensure patient safety, it is our goal to create a transparency about the quality of healthcare that can be found in each country. With this, it is increasingly important to create a transparency in pricing as well so patients traveling overseas for care can be sure of what they are receiving without hidden costs or unforeseen expenses. The Medical Tourism Association is also working on the Quality of Care Project, which will change the way we look at the reporting of global healthcare statistics and the quality of care available at hospitals around the world.