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Hyderabad to host 1st Edition of IMTCA 2012 on Nov 2 &3

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Thursday, November 1, 2012, 08:00 Hrs  [IST]

Taking Indian Healthcare to the next highest level on the global radar, Hyderabad is all set to host the 1st edition of the Indian Medical Tourism Conference scheduled to be held on November 2 and 3, 2012 at HICC.

The two day event is being organized by i-Transition Worldwide (I) Pvt. Limited and ONE HealthCare Worldwide, USA with the  supported by FAPCCI (Federation of Andhra Pradesh Chamber of Commerce and Industry).

The conference is expected to receive International participation from eight countries including US, UK, France, Turkey, Thailand, Philippines, Dubai and Fiji. Local dignitaries from the government and NGOs, director of Nizams Institute of Medical Sciences and several other eminent doctors, medical professionals and entrepreneurs are expected to take part in the mega event.

High level delegation from Ministry of Healthcare and Tourism department and other important attendees from IT and insurance companies are also expected. International speakers like Josef Woodman, Dr David G Vequist IV, Dr Michael Guiry, Prof. Brent McCallum, etc. have been called to conduct the sessions. The two day conference will largely cover sessions on topics that would cater to ‘Global Healthcare’ and focus on ‘Positioning Hyderabad as medical tourism hub in India’.

Eminent medical professionals from across the world and prominent speakers who would give presentations and hold interactive sessions include Armando F Palanco, president of Trans-national Advisors, Prof. Brent McCallum, Asst. Professor, Zayed University, Dr David G Vequist IV, founder & director, Centre for Medical Tourism Research, Dr Michael Guiry, senior fellow at the Centre for Medical Tourism Research, Dr Guru N Reddy, founder & chairman of Continental Hospitals, Dr Marcia C Inhorn Jr. Professor at Yale University, Dr K S Nayak, chief nephrologist and director of Department of Renal Sciences, Dialysis Centres and Renal Transplant Programme, Josef Woodman, director at Patient Beyond Borders and M V Rajeshwara Rao, general secretary of FAPCCI.

Sharing her views, Varsha Lafargue, founder and chairperson, IMTCA and i-Transition Worldwide said, “India has a wide scope to develop medical tourism, with this conference we would like to provide a common platform to all the Healthcare - Tourism industry professionals to exchange and know the best practices from across the world and position Indian healthcare to raise it’s standard to command a larger revenue share of this multi -billion dollar industry. It will also be a good opportunity for the local entrepreneurs to showcase their strengths to the global market, explore new opportunities to increase market share through an organized medical tourism system like IMTCA.”

Medical Tourism has been the driving force for exponential growth in many countries. This conference is an initiative dedicated to drive economic growth in India through medical tourism and to map India as one of the “best value provider” medical tourism destination of the world.


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