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WMTC takes place in San Francisco in September 2008. Read here a report
the members of the Advisory Board.
Recently the Hungarian Minister for Health, Dr. Tamás Székely
has announced his participation for the EU panel on health tourism. Check the
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Jazeerea and n-tv visited the 1st congress
and broadcasted two important reports.
To look at the videos go to more.
Medical Tourism Congress from 9th to 12th of September
was a milestone in the development of Health Tourism. Not only that there
have been 850 participants which made this congress the largest and most important
of its kind, but also that leading, important and hot questions and topics
were discussed with the help of the moderation of charming and competent Renée-Marie
Stephano and the focused and powerful president of the MTA, Jonathan Edelheit.
future will show how the experiences shared here will initiate and stimulate
new strategies and businesses in the Medical Tourism sector. The chances are
great. For the US it was the first time that a congress addressed the topics
which everybody in the world is familiar with, but not so many in the homeland.
No wonder that we also heard critical voices from American health care providers
when confronted with the facts and figures. But even the Chair Elect of the
American Medical Association showed a chart which predicts an exponential
growth of the numbers of medical tourists from US
to other countries during the next 2 to 3 years. And there is no fast cure for
it except channeling and moderating the treatment opportunities abroad. This
will become a huge effort, especially when US quality standards are required.
Looking at that, Europe is best prepared. In this region of the world where
modern medicine has its roots, strong and thoroughly controlled quality systems
by law and regulations exist in all the EU countries. On top of that there are
lots of certification procedures done and quality commissions supervise a compulsory
lifelong medical education of the physicians. Europe is a very safe place for
medical tourists as the selection behavior of medical tourists from all parts
of the world has shown.
The MTA wants to develop Europe strategically
as a recommended target region for medical
tourism in high end medicine, also when looking at the prices. These are in
the range of approx. one third of the US level, still being higher compared
to Asian regions.
and more alternative or additive forms of treatment are available throughout
Europe. The upcoming liberalization of the European health markets will give
Europe on top more challenges for differentiation by quality and by price. The
MTA is partnering with the 2nd ECHT in developing
the content and bringing topics from one platform to the other. This also is
new: a strategic cooperation among congresses.
The health of the end customer, the patient,
is in our focus.