Palm Beach Gardens, FL, August 08, 2014 --(PR.com
)-- Despite advances in in sports medicine, injuries – those cringes and crunches – are still part of the game, according to the co-chief of Sports Medicine at Mt. Sinai Hospital in New York and a speaker at the 7th World Medical Tourism & Global Healthcare Congress, Sept. 20-24, 2014, in Washington, D.C., the Medical Tourism Association® announced today.
Jonathan Glashow, M.D., P.C., a lead physician for the Philadelphia 76ers of the National Basketball Association who has performed numerous orthopedic surgeries on celebrities and world-class athletes, will address these advances and areas in which sports medicine has helped to “bend the aging curve” for all who desire to lead a healthier, active and longer life.
“Orthopedic sports medicine has played an integral role in people extending their activity levels well into their ‘80s,” said Glashow, who has been listed among the “Best Orthopedic Surgeons in America” by New York Magazine and one of the “SuperDoctors” by the New York Times. “Eager to get back in the game, athletes of all levels — from professionals to ‘weekend warriors’ — seek the best in medical treatment and are willing to travel great distances to get the best procedures and treatments. When professional athletes receive treatment from a particular sports surgeon or medical center, the attention given can often inspire non-professional athletes to seek similar procedures and treatments.”
In addition to state-of-the-art cartilage, ligament and meniscus repair, Glashow said new technologies like biologics and platelet-rich plasma injections -- once reserved only for professional athletes -- are now available to all international patients who desire the very best medical and concierge care with little or no change to their bodies or lifestyles.
The World Medical Tourism & Global Healthcare Congress attracts some 3,000 key stakeholders – hospital administrators, doctors and clinicians, employers, government policy makers, insurance executives, facilitators, and hospitality and tourism interests – from across the globe to share their experiences and identify and solve issues that have significant bearing on the industry. For a preliminary list of speakers, go to: http://www.medicaltourismcongress.com/speakers_year/2014-speakers/
The Congress agenda features the 5th Ministerial Summit, Global, the 3rd Medical Directors Summit, the 2nd Global Women’s Leadership Summit, regional and industry forums, and educational workshops included among more than 1,000 networking meetings for up to 200 qualified buyers of healthcare. Participants, sponsors and invited speakers can keep abreast of Congress updates at www.MedicalTourismCongress.com or make an impact today on the Congress networking platform at http://www2.mtcongress.com/wmtc-networking/
About the Medical Tourism Association®
The Medical Tourism Association® is the first membership-based international nonprofit trade organization for the medical tourism and healthcare industry made up of top international hospitals, healthcare providers, medical travel facilitators, insurance companies, and other affiliates committed to promoting the highest level of quality healthcare to patients in a global environment. www.MedicalTourismAssociation.com