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Healthcare Travel Congress 2009: Experts Worldwide Convene in Singapore For Regional Conference on Medical Tourism
Date:6/12/2009

SINGAPORE, June 12 /PRNewswire-Asia/ -- More than 30 regional and international luminaries are due to speak in Singapore at the Healthcare Travel Congress 2009 ( http://www.healthcaretravel-singapore.com ) organised by Informa Life Sciences from 29 to 30 June 2009. These leading medical experts will share their vision and insights on medical tourism, with topics varying from cross-border marketing, patient care and safety, medical insurance, strategic partnerships to quality accreditation.

Ruben Toral, President, International Medical Travel Association, will open the Healthcare Travel Congress 2009 at Fairmont Hotel, Singapore. The congress theme, The Globalisation of Healthcare, underscores the need to address areas crucial to the expansion and sustainability of the booming medical tourism businesses in Asia.

    Speakers at the Healthcare Travel Congress 2009 include:

    -- Brent Phillips, International Administrator, Mayo Clinic, USA
    -- Josef Woodman, Author, Patients without Borders, USA
    -- Prof. Tan Ser Kiat, Group CEO, Singhealth, Singapore
    -- Vishal Bali, CEO, Wockhardt Hospitals Group, India
    -- Anil Maini, President-Corporate Strategy, Apollo Hospitals Group, India
    -- Dr. Claudia Mika, President, Telemedicine for the Mobile Society
       (TEMOS), Germany
    -- Dr. Tyrone Goh, Executive Director, National Healthcare Group,
       Singapore
    -- Dr. Jason Yap, Director (Marketing), Raffles Hospital of the Raffles
       Medical Group, Singapore
    -- Ruben Toral, President, International Medical Travel Association (IMTA)
    -- Kenneth Mays, Director of Marketing, Bumrungrad International, Thailand
    -- Ori Karev, CEO, United Health International, USA

    These speakers will cover topics including:

    -- US Payer Insight: What Payers want from International Providers
    -- Promoting Physicians To Attract Local and Global Patients
    -- Riding On The New Online Marketing Platform
    -- Leveraging On Telemedicine Technologies To Enhance Post Operative Care
    -- Dealing with Malpractice and Liabilities: Protection Strategies for the
       Providers
    -- Developing and Managing International Patient Centres (IPCs)
    -- Effective International Preferred Provider Organization (IPPO)
       Strategies

"Delegates will be able to gain valuable experiences and expert knowledge provided by industry leaders, and thereafter aid organizations refine business strategies to maintain a competitive advantage in providing quality healthcare services," said Ms. Rebecca Wolfe, Divisional Director of IBC Asia - a company owned by the Informa Group.

Dedicated to Asia's Healthcare

"The Healthcare Travel Exhibition and Congress 2009 is a learning and networking platform that focuses on Asia's fast-growing medical tourism industry. Attendees can expect to be involved in the exchange of discussions relating to the development of the industry, as well as learn about the latest innovations, products and services in healthcare travel," said Mr. Andrew Keable, Division Director, IIR Exhibitions, Life Sciences Asia Pacific.

Besides bringing together medical professionals, the event also caters to consumers who are seeking knowledge and advice on personal healthcare. The Readers' Digest Healthcare Consumer Summit will be held on 28 June. Open to the public, this event aims to increase consumer's knowledge on aesthetic solutions, lasik surgeries as well as ways to prevent and manage critical illnesses and chronic diseases.

The Healthcare Travel Exhibition will present Singapore and Korea pavilions, as well as exhibiting companies from US, Japan, Taiwan, Indonesia and Malaysia. Visitors will be able to view the latest innovations, products and services during the three-day exhibition.

    For more information, please visit
http://www.healthcaretravel-singapore.com .

About Informa Life Sciences

Healthcare Travel Exhibition & Congress is part of a global series of life sciences events organized by Informa Life Sciences, the world's leader in providing quality conferences, publications and learning experiences for the life sciences industry. Along with Arab Health, Hospital Build and Aesthetics Asia, Healthcare Travel Exhibition and Congress also takes place annually in Dubai.

Informa Life Sciences lead the market in providing quality, expert-led conferences; delivering the expert knowledge our clients need to excel in their professional roles and guaranteeing a competitive advantage for their organizations. Our diverse portfolio covers the Pharmaceutical (Drug Discovery, Clinical Development, Regulatory Affairs, Biopharmaceutical, Generics and Business Strategy), Medical Devices and Diagnostics, Fine Chemicals and Agrochemicals and Veterinary Medicine arenas.

    For media enquiries, please contact:

     Samuel Chua/Florence Fang
     Flame Communications
     Tel:   +65-6259-3193 / +65-6253-3193
     Email: samuel@flamecomms.com/florence@flamecomms.com

     Yvonne Lim
     Senior Marketing Manager
     Asia Pacific Life Sciences Division
     IIR Exhibitions Pte Ltd
     Tel:    +65-6517-3027
     Email:  yvonne.lim@iirx.com.sg

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