The Global Medical Network Director Summit is a three part series. All three sessions will take place on Tuesday November 5, 2013 lead by Suzanne Garber, the chairperson for the Summit. The first session is called Developing a Global Medical Network. It is a challenge filled with and obstacles but this session will teach you the issues and strategies of developing a Global Medical Network. You will be getting advice from the best sources, large buyers of healthcare and insurance companies will be sharing insight on how they accomplished to develop their global medical networks. The following regions will be covered: Middle East/ GCC Region, Africa, Asia, Latin America, Russia/CIS Countries and Global Overview. Leading the discussion panel is: Suzanne Garber– Chief Networking Officer, International SOS (full bio here), Jose Quesada– Medical Director, Bupa Global (full bio here), and Peter Lozier-Chief Network Officer, Corporate Medical Network, Europ Assistance Global Corporate Solutions (full bio here).
The second session is titled Duty of Care: What is your Responsibility to Protect? This session is aimed to examine how Multinational Corporations can prepare for the real world. It covers all aspects of life from natural disasters to revolutions and political unrest. Also learn about travel insurance, is it still an option? Two experts from the field will help you decide what is best for your company and how to make sure you and your employers are well protected. Speaking in this session is Pablo Weiz– Regional Security Manager-Americas, Travel Security Services (full bio here) and Brendan Sharkey– Director, Individual Products, Worldwide Insurance Services, GeoBlue and HTH Worldwide (full bio here).
The third session is Center of Excellence v. Center of Medical Adequacy. Global Insurers and Multinational Companies don’t always have a strategy when it comes to expatriates or local employees insured to another country for medical care. What ends up happening is that these patients are sent to Centers of Excellence far away. These Centers are not only expensive but cost the patient time. In an attempt to solve this issue, global insurers and employers are turning to Centers of Medical Adequacy. These are closer and more cost effective for the patient. The session will compare the value of both Centers of Excellence versus a Centers of Medical Adequacy. Speaking on this panel is Jonathan Hart– Chief Medical Officer, International Medical Group (full bio here) and Jean Kramarz– Head of International Medical Network, AXA Assistance (full bio here).