Center for Medical Tourism Research

2010 Conference

Previous Conference Agenda (as of 01/26/10)

Day 1- 01/27/10

Room

Start-time

Track

Event

Contributors/Invited Speakers

Providence Room

10:00am-12pm

Open Registration

12pm-2pm

Board Meeting/Lunch (just for Board Members)

Open Advisory Board Meeting

Raul Rodriguez, University of the Incarnate Word (UIW)- Chair

Lunch for the Board Sponsored by Frost & Sullivan

Dr. Shawn Daly, University of the Incarnate Word (UIW)

Dr. David G. Vequist IV, Center for Medical Tourism Research (CMTR)

Dr. Kathi Light, University of the Incarnate Word (UIW)

Dr. Mary Tabacchi, Cornell University

Armando Polanco, Texas Benefits

Renee Stephano, Medical Tourism Association (MTA)

Dr. Trevor Gunn, Medtronic

Susie Ellis, SpaFinder Inc./Global Spa Summit

Anne Messbarger, Christus Healthcare (corporate)

Ann Stevens, BioMed SA

Eduardo Portas, PROMEXICO

TBA- An official from KHIDI

2:00pm-5:30pm

Room Not Used

5:30pm-7:00pm

Dinner/Opening Keynote Speaker

Dinner/Opening Keynote Speaker

Dinner Sponsored by BusinessWeek

“Conceptualizing and Researching Medical Tourism”

Opening by Dr. Louis Agnese Jr.- University of the Incarnate Word (UIW)- President

Dr. Beth Kangas, Oakland University
(First Dissertation in Medical Tourism)

St Mary Room

3:00pm-4:00pm

Panel 1

Open Panel 1- Future Trends in Medical Tourism

Dr. David G. Vequist IV, CMTR- Facilitator

Raul Rodriguez, University of the Incarnate Word (UIW)

Armando Polanco, Texas Benefits

Susie Ellis, SpaFinder Inc./Global Spa Summit

Eduardo Portas, PROMEXICO

4:00pm-5:30pm

Room Not Used

Sheehan Room

2:30pm-3:00pm

Track 1-
‘New Thoughts About Medical Tourism’
Facilitator- Eduardo Galan

Presentation 1a

“Medical Tourism and the Law”

Eduardo Galan- University of the Incarnate Word (UIW)

3:00pm-3:30pm

Presentation 2a

“Hospitality & Tourism's Role in Medical Tourism: A Suggested Research Agenda”

Dan Cormany- University of Nevada Las Vegas (UNLV)

3:30pm-4:00pm

Break

4:00pm-4:30pm

Presentation 3a

“Outsourcing The American Patient”

Amena Malik - Boston University (BU) School of Public Health

4:30pm-5:00pm

Presentation 4a

“Governance and Accreditation in Medical Travel to India: How Anthropology can Drive Socio-Political Decisions”

Invited Speaker-
Nishant Bagadia - London School of Economics (LSE)

Feltin Room

2:30pm-3:00pm

Track 2-
‘Lessons Learned from Medical Tourism’

Facilitator- Dr. Al Borrego

Presentation 1b

“Medical Equip/Tech and Medical Tourism”

Invited Speaker-
Dr. Trevor Gunn, Medtronic

3:00pm-3:30pm

Presentation 2b

“Medical Tourism: Perspective India”

Invited Speakers-
Dr. Binay Anand- University of Houston

Dr. Namita Jha- Monterrey Tech (1st Graduate Fellowship Recipient of the Center of Medical Tourism Research)

3:30pm-4:00pm

Break

4:00pm-4:30pm

Presentation 3b

“Wintering Texans’ Mexican Healthcare Preferences and the Lessons They Have for the Health Care Debate”

Dr. Al Borrego- University of Texas Pan American (UTPA)

4:30pm-5:00pm

Presentation 4b

“Medical Tourism – What’s the Economics Behind it?  A Case Study for the USA and India”

Dr. Marc Piazolo- University of Applied Sciences Kaiserslautern

Dr. Nursen Zanca- University of the Incarnate Word (UIW)

Dr. Michael McGuire- University of the Incarnate Word (UIW)

Day 2- 01/28/10

 

Room

Start-time

Track

Event

Invited Speakers/ Contributors

Providence Room

8:30am-9:30am

Breakfast/2nd Day Keynote Speaker

Breakfast/2nd Day Keynote Speaker-
Breakfast Sponsored by Medcentrek

“Taking Off To Take It Off: Medical Tourism And Bariatric Surgery”

Kristin Tyman- Boston University (BU) School of Public Health

Elizabeth Ziemba- Stackpole & Associates

9:30am-11:45am

Room Not Used

11:45am-12:45pm

Lunch in Providence Room
Sponsored by Methodist Healthcare System (MHS)

St Mary Room

10:00am-11:00am

Panel

Open Panel 2- Future Trends in Medical Tourism

Dr. David G. Vequist IV, Center for Medical Tourism (CMTR)- Facilitator

 Dr. Antonia Arnaert- McGill University

Dr. Beth Kangas, Oakland University

Irving Stackpole, Stackpole & Associates

Dr. Chad Holloway- Global Health Solutions LLC

11:00am-11:30am

Special Invited Presentation

Dr. David Warner- University of Texas
"Trends and Drivers of Mode 2 Trade in Health Services "

Conference ScheduleSheehan Room

10:00am-10:30am

Track 3-
‘Opportunities/Risks in Medical Tourism’

Facilitator- Dr. Michael Guiry

Presentation 5a

“The Compelling Case for Domestic Medical Tourism”

Dr. Michael Horowitz, Medical Insights International

10:30am-11:00am

Presentation 6a

“Using Color to Communicate Brand Image in Medical Tourism Advertising”

Dr. Michael Guiry, University of the Incarnate Word (UIW)

11:00am-11:30am

Presentation 7a

“Recalibrating the Legal Risks of Cross-Border Health Care”

Invited Speaker- Nathan Cortez, Southern Methodist University (SMU)

11:45am-12:45pm

Lunch in Providence Room

Feltin Room

10:00am-10:30am

Track 4-
‘Medical Tourism Strategies’

Facilitator- Dr. Arlen Meyers

Presentation 5b

“Is Medical Tourism Itinerant Surgery?”

Invited Speaker-
Dr. Arlen Meyers- University of Colorado- Denver

10:30am-11:00am

Presentation 6b

“Marketing to Inbound Patients”

Invited Speaker-
Ralph Foster- Methodist Healthcare System (MHS)

11:00am-11:30am

Presentation 7b

“Conjoint Analysis: Exponentially Expand Competitive Advantage in Medical Tourism”

Invited Speaker- Irving Stackpole- Stackpole & Associates

11:45am-12:45pm

Lunch in Providence Room

MHS Tour

1:15pm-3:45pm

Tour of MHS

Tour of Inbound MT Facilities- Methodist Healthcare System (MHS)

Day 3- 01/29/10

Day 3 Sponsored by BioMedSA
http://www.biomedsa.org/

Room

Start-time

Track

Event

Invited Speakers/ Contributors

Providence Room

8:30am-9:30am

Breakfast/Final Keynote Speaker

Breakfast/Final Keynote Speaker

Breakfast Sponsored by Deloitte
“The Newest Research Findings in Medical Tourism”

Opening by: Dr. Shawn Daly, University of the Incarnate Word (UIW)

Dr. David G. Vequist IV- Center for Medical Tourism Research (CMTR)

9:30am- 12:00pm

Room Not Used

St. Mary Room

10:00am-10:30am

Board Member Invited Speakers-
Facilitator- Raul Rodriguez

Presentation 8a

“Insurance and Medical Tourism”

Armando Polanco, Texas Benefits

10:30am-11:00am

Presentation 9a

“Spas and Medical Tourism”

Susie Ellis- SpaFinder Inc./Global Spa Summit

11:00am-11:30am

Presentation 10a

“San Antonio: City of Science and Health”

Ann Stevens- BioMed SA

11:30am-12:00pm

Presentation 11a

“Recent Trends on Medical Tourism in Mexico”

Eduardo Portas, PROMEXICO

Sheehan and Feltin Rooms

10:00am-10:30am

Expert Invited Speakers-
Facilitator-
Dr. Chad Holloway

Presentation 8b

“Gallup’s Newest Medical Tourism Findings”

Maggie Ozan-Gallup

10:30am-11:00am

Presentation 9b

“Understanding Consumers’ Decisions to Engage in Medical Tourism in a Dynamic Environment”

Dr. Chad Holloway- Global Health Solutions LLC

11:00am-11:30am

Presentation 10b

“Medical Tourism with Telehealth: An Alliance for Quality Healthcare Delivery”

Dr. Antonia Arnaert- McGill University

11:30am-12:00pm

Presentation 11b

“Medical Tourism: Market Opportunity Facelift or Reconstructive Surgery?”

Dr. Virginia A. Cardin, Frost & Sullivan


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