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World's Largest Medical Tourism and Global Healthcare Conference, October 26-28th, Announces Record Attendance, Distinguished Speakers and Sponsors

LOS ANGELES, Sept. 1 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The 2nd Annual World Medical Tourism & Global Health Congress, the largest medical tourism congress in the world, announces speakers, sponsors and record increase in attendance this coming October 26-28th 2009 in Los Angeles, California. Over 60 countries confirmed participation. Up to 5,000 private one-on-one networking sessions will be arranged through special networking software, allowing each delegate to schedule up to 80 meetings during the 3-day conference.

Deloitte estimates that 1.6 million American patients will travel to other countries in 2010 for medical care and treatment, doubling the numbers who traveled in 2007, and spending billions of dollars.

This Congress is the only event each year where the largest numbers of Employers, Self Funded Health Plans, Insurance Companies, Governments, and Medical Tourism Facilitators worldwide come to partner with international hospitals.

Ministries of Tourism and Ministries of Health participate together with up to 200 expert speakers, up to 2,000 attendees and 125 exhibitors and sponsors. Monday night's VIP cocktail reception open to Workshop attendees is sponsored by a top US health insurance magazine, bringing in up to 400 US Health Insurance Executives, Agents, and Brokers.

Some expert featured speakers include:

George Zahorcak, CIGNA International Expatriate Benefits,

Laila Al Jassmi, Dubai Health Authority,

Michelle Lerow, Aetna Global Benefits,

Shady Nawar, Qatar Insurance ,

Edison Vallejo, BUPA Insurance,

Peter Hayes, Hannaford Brothers,

Missy Jarrott, Chatham Steel,

Matt Leming, Swiss Reinsurance,

Scott Leavitt, National Association of Health Underwriters,

Kemal Canlar, United Healthcare,

Jay Gieringer, Humana,

Paul Keckley, Deloitte,

Steve Cyboran, Sibson Consulting,

Dr. L. Casey Chosewood, CDC,

Alexander Domaszewicz, Mercer Health & Benefits Services,

Joseph Heyman, American Medical Association,

Alexandra Jung, Aon Consulting,

Vincent Vanderpool Wallace, Minister of Tourism Bahamas,

Sandra Berkowitz, Willis/HRH,

Cynthia Carrion, Undersecretary of Tourism Philippines,

Christine Leyden, URAC,

Dr. Mehul Mehta, Partners Harvard Medical International,

Ross Pendergraft, Los Angeles Association of Health Underwriters,

William Ruschhaupt, Cleveland Clinic.

The Diamond Sponsorship for the second year is the Council for Korea Overseas Promotion and KHIDI. Gold sponsors include Colombia, Malaysia, Turkey, and Mexico City.

The World Medical Tourism & Global Health Congress is the official conference of the Medical Tourism Association (Global Healthcare Association) and is sponsored by Medical Tourism Magazine, the official publication of the Medical Tourism Association,

SOURCE Medical Tourism Association
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