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UC San Diego Health System - Bronze Sponsor of the 5th World Medical Tourism Congress. Dean of Clinical Affairs to join Medical Directors Summit.

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The MTA is proud to announce the participation of The University of California San Diego Health System as a Bonze Sponsor at 5th World Medical Tourism & Global Healthcare Congress which will take place on the beach in Ft. Lauderdale/Miami October 24th-26th.

UC San Diego Health System

Launched in 1966, UC San Diego Health System is the region's only academic health system, with a mission of providing excellent and compassionate patient care, advancing medical discoveries and educating future health care professionals.

It comprises UC San Diego Medical Center in Hillcrest, and UC San Diego Thornton Hospital, Moores Cancer Center, Shiley Eye Center, Sulpizio Cardiovascular Center and Jacobs Medical Center (slated to open in 2016) in La Jolla, as well as other primary and specialty practices of UC San Diego Medical Group.

The Medical Center, Thornton Hospital and Sulpizio Cardiovascular Center operate under one license with a combined licensed capacity of 600 beds. Through its service, innovation and education, UC San Diego Health System is one place for compassionate caring and exceptional patient outcomes.

To learn more about UC San Diego Health System, please visit their website:

Participating in the Medical Directors Summit will be Dr. Tom McAfee. This prestigious invitation only event will include Medical Directors from the top hospitals and insurance companies from around the world to collaborate and network regarding the challenges in providing quality healthcare and insurance to local and international patients, and to discuss their programs with peers in other countries and learn from each other's experiences in order to strategically improve organizational planning.

As Dean of Clinical Affairs, UC San Diego Health Sciences, and Chief Executive Officer, UC San Diego Health System Faculty Practice, Dr McAfee provides leadership for UC San Diego's inpatient and outpatient physician practice, and for the advancement of the clinical enterprise vision.

In this role, he helps ensure that the clinical practice is achieving the highest standards of service, quality, safety, compliance and overall performance. Additionally, Dr. McAfee works to ensure that clinical programs and activities are integrated with and support the clinical, research, educational and community outreach missions of Health Sciences.

He's active with the Medical Society, Hospital Association and numerous external boards and committees. He is a clinical enterprise advocate with business, community and government constituents regionally, nationally and globally.

Presenting on the Impact of Free Trade Agreements with Latin America on Medical Tourism will be Luis Felipe Arango Pardo. Luis Felipe is The Managing Director of the International Program at UC San Diego Health System. He has broad experience in the insurance and reinsurance industry, and also in the International Health Business from the Middle East and China to Mexico, Central America, The Caribbean and South America.

He is an expert in marketing and business development strategies and tactics. Through his experience as CEO of several insurance companies in Colombia and Ecuador, he has gained very special skills in General Management, Human Resources and International Trade.

The latter accomplished through his role as negotiator of the Free Trade Agreement between USA and the Andean Countries, where he sat as negotiator on behalf of Ecuador, in the Financial Services Table. He has more than 25 years experience in the Public and Private Health Insurance Industries throughout all Latin America.

To See the Full List of Speakers: Click Here

We encourage participants at the World Medical Tourism Conference to reach out to these two distinguished thought leaders and gain from their valuable insights and perspectives.

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