The Medical Tourism Research Summit, Monday, Nov 4th, 2013 9:45 am to 5:00 pm, will help organizations make better decisions and understand the industry better. All registered attendees of the 6th World Medical Tourism Congress are welcome to attend the presentations and participate in the Summit at no additional fee. Seating is limited.
The medical tourism industry has demonstrated a promising growth curve, and the industry has shown resilience even in the face of the recent economic downturn. However, less has been discussed regarding some important topics in the industry. In an effort to bring scholars together to learn, share, and network, the Medical Tourism Association is hosting the 1st Annual Medical Tourism Research Summit. Participants of the Summit will:
- Share research
- Collaborate to overcome challenges
- Identify areas that are lacking research
- Establish partnerships for the future
Discounted Registration for Scholars
Scholars are offered a congress registration fee of $350 USD ($1650 USD discount), to encourage attendance. Discount is only for qualified scholars CLICK HERE TO APPLY
Professor at the University of Sydney, and the author of one of the few academic books on the topic: “Medical Tourism”
Other Presentations Include:
- 2013 MTA Medical Tourism Survey Report
- Ethics Presentations & Discussion
o Ethics of Organ Transplant Tourism
o Ethics of Stem Cell Tourism
- Economic Performance of Hotels near Hospitals
- Medical Tourism Destination Ranking Index
- The Participation Patterns of Medical Tourists
- More than just accompaniment: Understanding the complex roles that friends and family members play in supporting medical tourists while abroad
- Health and Wellness Tourism: What do Consumers Want?
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Monday, Nov 4th, 2013 1:00 pm to 3:00 pm
Despite the notable growth of the medical tourism industry and the increasing number of countries promoting and branding them as medical tourist destinations, empirical insights into the construct of countries as medical tourism destinations have remained scant. In order to help countries manage their medical tourism brand better, one first needs to be able to measure the county’s medical tourism brand. The objective of this forum is to inform and discuss the initiative for developing a Medical Tourism Destination Ranking. The Medical Tourism Destination Ranking will be an invaluable research tool for benchmarking the country’s medical tourism brand image.