Trusted by over 1.2 Million Global Healthcare Seekers
Industry News

Medical Tourism Professionals Land on the Beach

Industry News

Hollywood, Florida| October 25, 2012 On just the first day of the World Medical Tourism & Global Healthcare Congress (WMT & GHC), attendance was up and participants from over 90 countries have landed in the sunshine state. This global platform of professionals creates an atmosphere for success.

I am having a great time at the Congress, this is the best way to promote medical tourism around the world, and there are so many opportunities to meet people from different countries and to learn about what they are best

at. The congress will provide us with more visibility, and so far through speaking with the MTA and different allies we have been able to establish a better position in the market, said Dr. Alejandro Cambiaso Rathe, Director of the Preventive Health Department for Hospital General de la Plaza de la Salud in the Dominican Republic, and gold sponsor of the Congress.

The WMT & GHC is a four day event that hosts professionals from a variety of industries including; U.S. and international health insurance companies, employers, travel agents, government officials, hospitals, providers, Ministers of Health, Economy and Tourism and several others. The networking opportunities allow attendees to think outside of their comfort zone and to consider another option for sustainable practices for the future.

This conference provides every opportunity for attendees to walk away with a new partnership or even new ideas for future growth, said president of the Medical Tourism Association (MTA) Renée-Marie Stephano in an interview this morning. The MTA has focused its efforts to provide the maximum amount of networking opportunities; my hope is that attendees really take advantage of this, she added.

The Employer Healthcare & Benefits Congress (EHBC), a U.S. healthcare conference, held at the same time and place as the WMT & GHC, will host professionals from the self-funding, voluntary benefits, corporate wellness, healthcare reform and global benefits industries. In past years, each conference has been one on their own, but this year the doors have been opened for attendees from each event in order to promote out of the box collaborations.

With such a broad range of industries present, networking with the right people will require some creative thinking, said Editor-in-Chief of Healthcare Reform Magazine Jonathan Edelheit. This could give a U.S. employer the chance to develop a partnership to start sending employees to a foreign hospital, which would increase the patient flow, brand the country and the employer could potentially save a substantial amount in healthcare costs, he added.

Learn about how you can become a Certified Medical Tourism Professional→
Disclaimer: The content provided in Medical Tourism Magazine ( is for informational purposes only and should not be considered as a substitute for professional medical advice, diagnosis, or treatment. Always seek the advice of your physician or other qualified health provider with any questions you may have regarding a medical condition. We do not endorse or recommend any specific healthcare providers, facilities, treatments, or procedures mentioned in our articles. The views and opinions expressed by authors, contributors, or advertisers within the magazine are their own and do not necessarily reflect the views of our company. While we strive to provide accurate and up-to-date information, We make no representations or warranties of any kind, express or implied, regarding the completeness, accuracy, reliability, suitability, or availability of the information contained in Medical Tourism Magazine ( or the linked websites. Any reliance you place on such information is strictly at your own risk. We strongly advise readers to conduct their own research and consult with healthcare professionals before making any decisions related to medical tourism, healthcare providers, or medical procedures.
Free Webinar: Building Trust, Driving Growth: A Success Story in Medical Travel Through Exceptional Patient Experiences