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

    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,


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