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The marketplaces were colorful and vibrant, the Hindu temples sublime. But what propelled award-winning Memphis filmmaker Willy Bearden to India earlier this year wasn't an urge to go sightseeing or seek adventure. Bearden, 61, was a different kind of traveler. He was a medical tourist. In need of heart surgery and lacking adequate insurance to pay for it, Bearden traveled to a country where he could receive a triple-bypass for a fraction of what it would cost in the U.S. "I actually approached it the way I do documentary films.
The Medical Tourism Association has reported the fourth edition of the World Medical Tourism & Global Healthcare Congress to be a huge success with a higher and more diverse level of attendees. Chicago, Ill.–Successfully entering its third day, the Congress, partially integrated with the Employer Healthcare Congress and gathering world industry leaders, has attracted participation of approximately 2,000 top industry players from over 90 countries from various sectors. These players include government representatives, global healthcare leaders, insurance industry giants, medical tourism facilitators and healthcare management professionals.
The 4th Annual World Medical Tourism & Global Health Congress is pleased to announce Hospital Almater as a Bronze Sponsor at the conference held on October 25-28, 2011.Home > Medical Tourism Congress , Sponsors > The 4th Annual World Medical Tourism & Global Health Congress is pleased to announce Hospital Almater as a Bronze Sponsor at the conference held on October 25-28, 2011. Hospital Almater was born July 27, 1987. Since the beginning, the remarked corporate philosophy of the company, quality services at best cost, cost-benefit philosophy has gained through time a prominent place in all the services the company provides, which has experience care and renowned insurance groups such as Nacional Provincial, AXA, MetLife and health insurers and Health Administrators of North America. “For Hospital Almater, the WMT & GHC Congress is an excellent platform to internationalize our services, contact medical providers and know what is happening in the medical tourism industry,” said Dra.
Home > Medical Tourism Congress , Sponsors > The 4th Annual WMT&GHC Announces Porto Alegre Health Care as Gold Sponsor Porto Alegre Health Care is an organization of health care providers in the city of the highest quality of life and medical services in Latin America. Porto Alegre provides reliable medical care of international standard, a large network of hospitals and medical doctors at competitive costs: lower than rates in the United States, Canada and Europe.
Home > Global Benefits Conference , Sponsors > Zurich North America Announced as Bronze Sponsor at Global Benefits Conference The Medical Tourism Association in conjunction with the Global Benefits Association are proud to announce Zurich North America as a Bronze Sponsor at the 2 nd Global Benefits Conference held in Chicago, IL on October 25-28 th . Zurich in North America is a part of Zurich Financial Services Group (Zurich), an insurance-based financial services provider with a global network of subsidiaries and offices in North America and Europe as well as in Asia Pacific, Latin America and other markets.
Greetings! We are pleased to announce DEIK/Health Tourism Business Council as one of our Platinum Sponsors of the 4 th World Medical Tourism & Global Healthcare Congress . The Foreign Economic Relation Board (DEIK) was established as the "Turkish private sector's gateway to international arena" in 1988 for the specific purpose of establishing, promoting and strengthening the Turkish private sector's economic relationships with international businesses and organizations. The primary purpose of the Council is to enable the highly-developed Turkish health sector to achieve its well-deserved place in the international arena and contribute to the global value chain with its high value-added services.
Renee-Marie Stephano Aug 1, 2011 The Momentum has never been stronger for the medical tourism industry and the Medical Tourism Association. The interest in medical tourism is reaching its highest global peak ever and the MTA has more initiatives in motion for 2011-2013 than ever before. We have launched more projects and to support and sustain the current growth of the industry as well as to infuse even faster and broader ranged growth for patients traveling for healthcare.
Home > Medical Tourism Congress , Showcase Presenter , Sponsors > Chicagoland Investment Group Secures Bronze Sponsorship & Showcase Presentation The 4 th World Medical Tourism & Global Healthcare Congress is happy to host the Chicagoland Investment Group as Bronze sponsors and the 2 nd Showcase Presenter at the congress in Chicago, IL! Chicagoland Foreign Investment Group is the first Regional Center in Illinois and the only Regional Center for the greater Chicagoland area. The United States Citizenship & Immigration Services’ Regional Center program, more commonly referred to as the “EB-5 Pilot Program” is an Immigrant Investor program that affords foreign nationals the opportunity to become lawful permanent residents in the United States through investment in strategic, US-based economic development projects. Don’t miss this awesome opportunity to connect with Chicago’s premier investment group at this years’ World Medical Tourism & Global Healthcare Congress!
Home > Medical Tourism Congress , Sponsors > Bronze Sponsor Soma Technology Inc. The Medical Tourism Association is proud to announce Soma Technology, INC. as a Bronze sponsor for this years’ World Medical Tourism & Global Healthcare Congress! Soma Technology, Inc is the leader in the refurbished medical equipment industry. Soma Technology’s main mission is to provide high quality new and refurbished medical equipment to healthcare facilities worldwide at affordable costs. The company provides a one-stop-shop platform where customers can compare and contrast among major models and manufacturers. They ensure that all refurbished equipment meets and exceeds all customer expectations hiring only the most qualified biomedical engineers and applying the most comprehensive refurbishing process to each and every piece of equipment.
Dr. June Smailes Aug 1, 2011 The last few years have seen major improvements in the quality of medical care in hospitals offering medical tourism services across the world. The impact of accreditation has served to ensure that safe practice has been disseminated and accreditation awarded to facilities that, after rigorous inspection, have proved that they meet the standards of the accreditation body. Patients are therefore more easily able to identify facilities that have policies and practices in place that evidence the commitment of the establishment to high quality medical care.
Home > Medical Tourism Congress , Sponsors > MD Anderson Cancer Center Joins the Medical Tourism Congress as a Bronze Sponsor The Medical Tourism Magazine along with the Medical Tourism Association is proud to present the MD Anderson Cancer Center as Bronze Sponsor at the 4 th installment of the World Medical Tourism & Global Healthcare Congress in Chicago, IL held Oct 25-28 th . The mission of The University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center is to eliminate cancer in Texas, the nation, and the world through outstanding programs that integrate patient care, research and prevention, and through education for undergraduate and graduate students, trainees, professionals, employees and the public.
Home > Medical Tourism Congress , Sponsors > AMR Corporation to Sponsor The 2011 Medical Tourism & Global Healthcare Congress The Medical Tourism Association is happy to present AMR Corporation as a Silver Sponsor for the 4 th Annual World Medical Tourism & Global Healthcare Congress held in Chicago, IL on October 25-28 th ! AMR Corporation is the parent company of American Airlines and American Eagle Airlines. Headquartered in Fort Worth, Texas, AMR employed more than 87,000 full-time and part-time employees worldwide as of December 31, 2010. American Airlines and American Eagle operate, on average, more than 3,600 daily flights serving more than 50 countries.
Anita Medhekar Aug 1, 2011 Medical tourism is a predominant niche market and of special interest within the tourism segment and the globalized health care service industry. This industry is being facilitated by the destinations’ government, private corporate sector involved in the medical-care and the tourism industry.
“How can they write me an IOU for medication?” That’s Alex Aiello, and he's been battling leukemia since April 2009. Aiello, 26, was on his last few courses of Atra, a drug known to raise cure rates to 80 percent from the usual 40 percent. But when he went to the pharmacy at Massachusetts General Hospital to get his medication at the beginning of September, he was told there wasn’t any.
Home > Medical Tourism Congress , Showcase Presenter > Medical Tourism Congress Speaker Greenberg Traurig Leads the First Showcase Presentation! The Medical Tourism Association is proud to announce Greenberg Traurig as the first showcase presenter at this year’s World Medical Tourism & Global Healthcare Congress on Oct. 25-28 th . Greenberg Traurig, LLP is an international, full-service law firm with approximately 1800 attorneys serving clients from more than 30 offices in the United States, Europe and Asia. In the U.S., the firm has more offices than any other among the Top 10 on The National Law Journal’s 2011 NLJ 250.