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World Medical Tourism & Global Health Congress Connects Global Healthcare Providers with Global Insurance Companies
Date:6/5/2008

SAN FRANCISCO, June 4 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The Medical Tourism Association's annual congress will take place September 9-12th in San Francisco, CA at the Westin St. Francis Hotel. The event has more than 40 exhibitors and up to 1,000 attendees from over 30 countries. The event is sponsored by more than six countries and will have speakers from organizations such as CIGNA, UnitedHealthcare, Assurant, American Medical Association, Cleveland Clinic and Harvard Medical. The Keynote Speaker will be Alex Piper, a former buyer of healthcare for Chrysler (formerly DaimlerChrysler).

The medical tourism convention brochure can be viewed at http://www.medicaltravelauthority.com/Medical-Tourism-Brochure.pdf.

You can also view the promo video of the conference at http://www.medicaltravelauthority.com/healthcongress.wmv.

Website for registration is http://www.medicaltourismcongress.com.

The Medical Tourism Association website is http://www.medicaltravelauthority.com.

The conference will have a primary focus of the integration of medical tourism into health insurance for both fully insured and self funded employers. Attendees will include health insurance carriers, employers, health insurance agents who are interested in implementing medical tourism into their health plans. Over 100 employers and insurance companies have already implemented medical tourism and have started to send employees overseas for healthcare achieving discounts as high as 90% on major surgeries.

The current list of expert speakers include the following:

Joseph M. Heyman, MD

Chair-elect, Board of Trustees

American Medical Associ
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