Ask a Patient: Live Interactive Webcast Streaming Global Contacts at World Medical Tourism Congress

Interactive online discussion connects health travelers with healthcare providers -- hospitals, doctors, insurance executives, medical tourism facilitators -- Sept. 23, 2014, in Washington, D.C.

Washington, DC, September 10, 2014 --( Connecting international healthcare consumers with doctors overseas – even in a world where everyone gets sick – can be an arduous process, but one that promises to be streamlined during a live interactive webcast at the World Medical Tourism & Global Healthcare Congress, Sept. 20-24, 2014, in Washington, D.C. the Medical Tourism Association® announced today.

“Ask a Patient: Making Dollars and Sense out of the Medical Tourism Experience,” Sept, 23, 2014, at the Gaylord National Convention Center and Resort, near Washington, D.C., is a webcast organized through a partnership between the Medical Tourism Association® and EscapeArtist International, an online resource for work, retirement, recreation and investment overseas.

“Professional or word-of-mouth referrals alone can’t be counted on to sustain an international patient department or private practice that caters to medical tourism,” said Renée-Marie Stephano, President of the Medical Tourism Association®. “And Facebook, Google and other digital marketing campaigns can overwhelm providers who must spend hours sorting through irrelevant and insincere patient contacts. Too often, patients who really want treatments and deserve care fall through the cracks.”

This live, interactive webcast will stream hundreds of qualified patient contacts from across the globe to international physicians, hospital administrators and medical tourism facilitators. Online together, these people can exchange ideas and experiences and, in the end, establish meaningful relationships. To register for this webcast, go to:

“No one knows better than the patient the needs of a health traveler, and no one understands better than the provider how to meet those needs with efficient and effective treatments,” said Domingo Silvas, CEO of EscapeArtist. “This webcast brings together the best of both worlds to ask the questions that matter to make the medical tourism experience more appealing for both patient and provider.”

Patients and physicians can compare treatments, bounce ideas off of each other, solve health and travel complications, compare and contrast destinations, build qualified links through personal experience, support and research with many of the hospital administrators and clinicians, doctors, and travel and hospitality facilitators who will be in attendance at the Congress.

The World Medical Tourism & Global Healthcare Congress ( attracts some 3,000 key stakeholders – hospital administrators, doctors and clinicians, government policy makers, employers, medical tourism facilitators, insurance executives and hospitality and travel interests -- from across the globe to share their experiences in an effort to identify and solve issues that have significant bearing on the industry. For a preliminary list of speakers, go to:

About EscapeArtist
EscapeArtist is a comprehensive source for information, links, analysis and insights for the international expat community. With offices in the United States, Belize and Panama, EscapeArtist also creates unique international conferences and webinars on how to live, work, play, retire or invest. Through the EscapeArtist Passport Program, members receive exclusive savings on events, products and more.

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.
Medical Tourism Association
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