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The Non-Profits Medical Tourism Association (MTA), Monterrey Health Care City (MHCC) Have Partnered Together to Create the 1st Latin America Medical Tourism and Health Tourism Congress Which Occurs April 27-29th, 2009 in Monterrey, Mexico at the Intercont
Date:1/7/2009

WEST PALM BEACH, Fla., Jan. 7 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Non-profits Medical Tourism Association (www.medicaltourismassociation.com) and Monterrey Health Care City (www.monterreyciudaddelasalud.com.mx) have partnered together to create the 1st Latin America Medical Tourism and Health Tourism Congress, which occurs April 27-29th, 2009 in Monterrey, Mexico at the Intercontinental Presidente. Monterrey is known as one of the top destinations of medical tourism in Latin America, has several JCI Accredited hospitals and is the location of one of the first established "Healthcare Cities" in the world.

The 1st Latin America Medical Tourism Congress will feature up to 400 attendees from over 25 countries and will focus on the high quality of healthcare and advanced medical technology available in Latin America.

Poised to be one of the top destinations for medical tourism from the United States, Canada, Europe and the Caribbean, many patients can receive equal to or in some cases more advanced treatment in Latin America than they can receive in the average local hospital, especially for advanced treatments such as stem cell therapy and cancer treatment.

Medical Tourism is the fastest growing segment of the healthcare industry worldwide and many US Health Insurance Companies have started to implement Medical Tourism in their healthcare plans. Deloitte's 2008 report on Medical Tourism estimated 750,000 Americans traveled overseas for medical tourism in 2007 and that by 2017 as many as 23 million Americans may travel internationally for healthcare. The spending for these patients by 2017 is estimated at as much as $79.5 billion dollars.

Several of the largest US health insurance companies have implemented "pilot projects" of medical tourism, including Ae
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