UIW presents 3rd Annual Center for Medical Tourism Research Conference

The University of the Incarnate Word’s Center for Medical Tourism Research (CMTR) is proud to the present the third annual medical tourism research conference, Feb. 13 -15 at the Omni La Mansion del Rio Hotel in San Antonio, Texas. Visit www.medicaltourismresearch.org for the complete conference schedule.

The keynote speaker for the conference is Dr. Tricia Johnson, co-author of The Future of Healthcare- Global Trends Worth Watching. Dr. Johnson is also an Investigator for the U.S. Department of Commerce’s $500,000 project to explore U.S. inbound medical travel, a collaboration between University HealthSystem Consortium, Rush University and the International Trade Administration.

This year’s conference will feature speakers from all over the world that are committed to understanding the truth behind the hype of medical tourism though the use of empirical analysis and research,” said UIW’s Dr. David G. Vequist IV, CMTR founder and director.

Medical tourism is the practice of traveling to other countries for healthcare primarily because of cost and convenience. The CMTR is located in UIW’s H-E-B School of Business & Administration and is the first in the world to focus on medical tourism research. As the first academic center devoted to medical tourism research, CMTR is proud to convene this gathering of the world’s medical tourism researchers to discuss this historic globalization trend in healthcare. The CMTR examines business, clinical, economic, ethical, legal, marketing, operational, policy, social justice, and societal impacts of the Medical Tourism/Travel industry worldwide. The conference is open to all interested stakeholders in this emerging global industry.

For more information, contact CMTR founder and director, UIW professor Dr. David G. Vequist IV at (210) 805-5825 or by e-mail at vequist@uiwtx.edu, or visit www.medicaltourismresearch.org

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