2011 Conference

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Final 2011 Medical Tourism Research Conference Schedule

**Final Agenda (February 17th)**

Day Sponsored by: KHIDI (Korea)

Wednesday February 23, 2011
Wednesday February 23, 2011 Event Type Room
12:30– 14:30

CMTR Advisory Board Lunch and Meeting

Tidewater 2

14:30 – 16:30

Panel: Medical Tourism & Accessibility in 
Travel and Hospitality

Jani Nayar, Executive Coordinator SATH 
Debra Ruh, Founder and CEO of TecAccess 
Adriane G. Berg, Founder of Generation Bold

Tidewater 1

14:30 – 16:30 Policy & Legal Presentations

#1- Trade In Health Services: Medical Tourism In Colombia (Artecona, Bustillo, & Beck; United Nations Economic Commission for Latin America and the Caribbean, 
Washington Office)

#2- Practicing Virtual Medicine (Lloyd; The Lloyd Law Group PC)

Tidewater 2

17:00 – 19:30

Keynote Speaker
I. Glenn Cohen – Harvard Law School

Introduction – Mr. Raul Rodriguez
Chairman of the CMTR Advisory Board

(Dinner Served)

Sponsored by:
Mintz, Levin, Cohn, Ferris, Glovsky and Popeo,

Tidewater 2

Day Sponsored by: Advanced Practice Nurse International (APNI)

Thursday February 24, 2011
Thursday February 24, 2011 Event Type Room
08:30 – 09:30

Invited Speaker
Dr. Markus Frischhut LL.M.; 
MCI – Management Center Innsbruck 
“Cross-Border Healthcare In EU Law From A Patient’s Perspective”

Introduction – Dr. David G. Vequist IV
Founder/Director of the CMTR

(Breakfast- Served)

Sponsored by:
Trans-National Advisors

Tidewater 2

09:45 – 12:15

Economic Presentations

#1- A Survey of Consumers’ Perceptions of Medical Tourism (Gan & Frederick; Medical Tourism Research Center, University of North Carolina at Pembroke)

#2- Which Party Gains from Medical Tourism? A Case Study for the USA and China (Zhang; UIW)

#3- Health Tourism In Tunisia: Actors Games and Scenarios For Development (Boussaffa & Jaziri; Carthage Institute of Higher Business Studies - IHEC Tunisia)


09:45 – 12:15

Marketing Presentations

#1- U.S. Medical Tourists’ Motives for Traveling Abroad for Medical Care and Their Expectations of Service Quality (Guiry & Vequist; 

#2- Trend of Medical Tourism in South Korea (Jin; Dept of Health Administration, Yonsei University)

#3- Resources of Medical Tourism As Element Of Touristic Territorial Attraction (Crimean Experience)(Vakhrushev & Chudinova; Taurida National Vernadsky University)

Prince William

09:45 – 12:15

1st Meeting of the Education and Research on Medical Tourism / 
Cross-border Healthcare Committee

Dr. Robert Gerl
Program Coordinator 
Institute of Cross-border Healthcare Management,
Deggendorf University


Dr. Fred Hagigi
Director, Global Health Initiatives
UCLA Center for Health Sciences

Dr. David G. Vequist IV
Center for Medical Tourism Research

Dr. Markus Frischhut
Professor- International Business & Law
Management Center Innsbruck (MCI)

Raffaella Molteni
Director of International Patient Services
John Hopkins Medicine

Prof. Shin Dong Kim
Director of the Office of Public Relations & International Affairs
Hallym University

Bernard Merkel 
Minister Counselor 
Head of Food Safety, Health and Consumer Affairs 
EU Delegation 

Tidewater 1

12:30 – 13:30

Featured Board Member

The Future of Wellness and Medical Tourism: Where do Spas Fit?
Susie Ellis– SpaFinder Magazine 
(Lunch Buffet Served)

Sponsored by:

Tidewater 2

14:00 – 15:30

Panel: Legal & Ethical Issues in Medical Tourism

Dr. Cheryl Mack

Department of Anaesthesia and Pain Medicine, University of Alberta


I. Cohen, Harvard Law School

James Frederick, MTRC/UNCP

Dr. David G. Vequist IV, CMTR


14:00 – 15:30

Nursing/Clinical Presentations

#1- First World Care in Third World Prices: The Practice of Medical Tourism in the Philippines(Parilla, Pardiñez, Pelayo, Paulmitan, Pelaez, & Paulino; University of Santo Tomas, Manila, Philippines)

#2- Grasping the Thoughts and Attitudes of Filipino Registered Nurses Towards Medical Tourism Industry: (Celis, Pineda, Gonzales, De Guzman, & Tungol; Holy Angel University, College of Nursing)

Prince William

14:00 – 15:30 Facility Presentations

#1- Medical Tourism: Untapped Investment
Opportunities in Saudi Arabia

( Dr. Ali AlSanousi, King Faisal Specialist
Hospital & Research Centre. Riyadh, Saudi Arabia)

#2- EU Cross Border Directive 
(Merkel, Head of Food Safety, Health and Consumer Affairs, EU Delegation, Washington)

Tidewater 2

16:00 – 17:00

CMTR Presentation

Survey of American Retirement Tourism
Dr. David G. Vequist IV



Sponsored by:
Medicare in Mexico

Tidewater 2

18:30 – 20:00

CMTR Conference Social Meeting
[Speakers & Board Members Only]

Sponsored by:

Medtronic’s Washington DC Office

Day Sponsored by: AdvaMed

Friday February 25, 2011
Friday February 25, 2011 Event Type Room

Served in the 2nd Floor Foyer


09:00 – 10:30

Business of Medical Tourism Presentations

#1- Medical Tourism Facilitators: Comparing U.S.-Based Firms to Non-U.S. Firms (Frederick & Gan, Medical Tourism Research Center, University of North Carolina at Pembroke)

#2- Study To Assesses The Experiences Of Canadian Medical Travelers Seeking Out Of Country Health Care (Alsharif, Labonté, & Lu; Huazhong University of Science and Technology & Ottawa University)

Tidewater 2

09:00 – 10:30

Internet/Social Media Presentations

#1- Comparative Analysis on Online Communication in Medical Tourism
(Kim, Hallym University)

#2- An Analysis of Internet Searches for International Healthcare
(Ipock, CMTR)

Prince William

09:00 – 10:30

Student Presentations

#1- Dental Travel to Hungary
(Klar, University Budapest)

#2- Legal Findings and Medical Tourism
(Galan, Valparaiso)


09:00 – 10:30

Meet the Editor

The New and Forthcoming 
"Journal of Medical Tourism Research" 
(Daly, University of the Incarnate Word)

Tidewater 1

10:45– 12:00

CMTR Board Members:
Latin America & Medical Tourism


Raul Rodriguez, UIW

Eduardo Portas, ProMexico (ret.)

Tidewater 2

10:45– 12:00

CMTR Board Members:
Marketing & Medical Tourism


Irving Stackpole, Stackpole & Assoc.

James Bae, KHIDI

Prince William

10:45– 12:00

CMTR Board Members:
Technology & Medical Tourism


Dr. Trevor Gunn, Medtronic

Peter Lymm , Samsung SDS


10:45– 12:00

CMTR Board Members: 
Standards & Medical Tourism


Armando Polanco, Trans-National

Jim Woomer, RemCare Anesthesia

Tidewater 1