Sound Advice: Medical Tourism Association® Partners with U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention on 2016 Yellow Book

Publication serves as handy resource at 8th World Medical Tourism & Global Healthcare Congress, Sept. 27-30, 2015, in Orlando, Fla.

Palm Beach Gardens, FL, July 03, 2015 --( The Medical Tourism Association® has partnered with the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention to provide a traveler’s guide to preventing and treating illness and injury abroad – 2016 CDC Yellow Book.

“There are so many factors - some you have heard of, some you are unaware of - that can influence a decision to seek medical tourism,” said Renée-Marie Stephano, President of the Medical Tourism Association®. “The CDC Yellow Book is one avenue in which anyone who provides medical tourism services -- hospital administrators and staff, doctors, human resources professionals, government officials and travel and hospitality interests – can use to identify trends, important protocols and reference practical advice to give to their clients.”

Updated biennially, the Yellow Book contains detailed, destination-specific advice for pre-travel precautions and in-country solutions: a must-have for medical tourism professionals in today’s globalized world of healthcare. Publications and outreach – like the 8th World Medical Tourism & Global Healthcare Congress, Sept. 27-30, 2015, in Orlando, Fla. – are great ways to promote industry awareness and circulate education related to the risks and benefits of travel abroad. For more information and to purchase the 2016 CDC Yellow Book, visit:

Stephano encouraged industry professionals to use the 2015 CDC Yellow Book to build upon the congress experience and direct questions to Joanna Gaines, who will speak at the World Medical Tourism & Global Healthcare Congress on the collection and effective use of data to manage health populations.

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 bear significantly on the industry. For a preliminary list of speakers, go to:

The Congress agenda features the 6th Ministerial Summit, Global, the 4th Medical Directors Summit, the 3nd 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 or register at

About the Medical Tourism Association®
As the first membership-based international nonprofit trade organization and think-tank for the medical tourism and healthcare industries, the Medical Tourism Association® develops and implements creative and sustainable strategies for attracting direct foreign investments. The MTA provides advisory services to investors researching the industry and matches these financiers with medical tourism-related projects.
Medical Tourism Association
Joseph Harkins
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