World Medical Tourism & Global Health Congress Connects Global Healthcare Providers...
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World Medical Tourism & Global Health Congress Connects Global Healthcare Providers with Global Insurance Companies 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. SOURCE Medical Tourism Association Renee-Marie Stephano of Medical Tourism Association, +1-561-627-1520
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