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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 Association

Lorna Friedman

Senior Medical Executive

CIGNA

Robert Germain

Former Director of Global Health

Aetna Insurance Company

John Blalock

Guardian Life Insurance Company Of America

Michael Kent

Senior Regional Director

Great West Life Insurance Company

Frank Lasee

Wisconsin State Representative

Christine Leyden

VP & GM of Client Services, Chief Accreditation Officer

URAC

Dan Bonk

Executive VP, Central Region

Aurora Healthcare, Wisconsin

Kemal Canlar

Senior Sales Executive

United Healthcare, USA

Jay Savan

Towers Perrin

Robert Frary

VP of Select Benefits & Worksite

Symetra Financial Insurance Company

Robert Crone

Former CEO - Harvard Medical International

Managing Director - Huron Consulting Group

Alex Piper

Former Buyer of Healthcare

Chrysler (Formerly DaimlerChrysler)

Mike Kellen

Senior Vice President, Strategic Development

Assurant Health Insurance Company

Sharon Kleefield

Harvard Medical School

William F. Ruschhaupt, MD

Chairman, Global Patient Services

Cleveland Clinic, Ohio

Alexandra Jung

Aon Consulting

Renee-Marie Stephano, Esq.

COO & General Counsel

Medical Tourism Association

Steve Green

Director

Trent Accreditation

James Lee

Wooridul Spine Hospital, Korea

Vishal Bali

CEO

Wockhardt Hospitals, India

Lee Chien Earn

Senior Director

Healthcare Performance Group

Ministry of Health, Singapore

Dr. B.K. Rana

Deputy Director

NABH, Quality Council of India

Grant Muddle

Senior Vice President of Operations

Apollo Hospitals Group, India

Arturo Garza

CEO

Christus Muguerza, Monterrey, Mexico

Dr. Sanjiv Malik

Max Healthcare, India

Jim Follett

Director, Global Sales Latin America

InterContinental Hotels Group

(Holiday Inn & Crowne Plaza)

Brad Cook

International Department Director

Clinica Biblica Hospital, Costa Rica

Adv. Kurt Worrall-Clare

Hospital Association of South Africa

Mohd Radzif Yunus

CEO

National Heart Institute, Malaysia

Edward Watson, MD

CEO

MedTral, New Zealand

Alma Jiminez

President

St. Frances Cabrini

Philippine Medical Tourism Association

Fred Hagigi

Professor

UCLA School of Public Health

Stuart Rowley

CEO

Prince Court Medical Center, Malaysia

Dr. Jorge Cortes Rodriguez

Medical Director

Clinica Biblica Hospital

Shin-Ho Lee

Ph.D. Executive Director for Industry Support

Korea Health Industry Development Institute

Jonathan Edelheit

President

Medical Tourism Association

Dr. med. Uwe Klien

Chairman of the Congress

Europe health GmbH

CEO

Bumrungrad Hospital

Dr. Carlos Duenas Garcia

President - Mexican Private Hospital Association

Representative - International Hospital Federation

Elizabeth Boultbee

Head of International Business

HCA International Hospitals - London

Dr. Prem Jagyasi

Chartered Management & Medical Tourism Consultant

Group Director - Marketing, Lifeline Healthcare

Dubai - UAE

Dr. Fawzi Al-Hammouri

Chairman

Private Hospitals Association - Jordan

Ernesto Dieck Assad

CEO

Hospital San Jose Tec de Monterrey

Stephen M. Weiner, Esq.

Chairman of Health

Mintz, Levin, Cohn, Ferris, Glovsky & Popeo, P.C

Maureen Connors Potter

VP for International Services

HCPro, Inc. - Former Executive Director - JCI

Scott A. Edelstein, Esq.

Partner

Squire, Sanders & Dempsey, LLP, Washington, D.C.

Michael G. Meissner, Esq.

Partner, Tax Practice

Squire, Sanders & Dempsey, Ohio

Jim McCormick, MD

Board Certified Emergency Medicine

Mary Ann Keogh Hoss, Ph.D.

Professor

Eastern Washington University, Washington

David G. Vequist

Professor

Margaret Ball

Founder

Health Links International

Christi de Moraes, BA

Founder

MedNetBrazil Services, Inc.

Brent T. McCallum, CPA

Professor

The American University, Washington, D.C.

Vishal Bali

CEO

Wockhardt Hospitals, India

About the Medical Tourism Association

The Medical Tourism Association is the international non-profit trade association for the medical tourism industry which focuses on transparency in quality and pricing, communication and education in an industry where patients travel from one country to another for medical care.


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