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Attracting Patients from the Middle East/GCC Region

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As the Middle East and GCC payors seek to enhance quality of life measures for their citizens, additional healthcare spending becomes a top priority.

Join industry expert Dr. Saif AlJaibeji, MD PhD, Vice President of Government Relations Middle East & Africa for Aetna, will discuss patient demographics, market trends, sought-after procedures, targeted destinations, and patient decision-making processes that enter into planning medical treatments abroad. Webcast participants will develop a better understanding and appreciation for:

  • Why Middle Eastern & GCC patients are travelling for medical care;
  • Which destinations they are choosing and why;
  • How the rise in chronic health conditions and non communicable diseases impact the outbound patient flow;
  • What the future holds for this trend;
  • How to access payor systems in these regions;
  • What the best practices are for patient management;

Co-Presented By:

Jonathan Edelheit, JD

CEO - Medical Tourism Association


“Attracting Patients from the Middle East/GCC Region”

Thursday, August 22, 2013 11 a.m. – 12 EDT (New York)

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