The main Medical Travel event in Latin America holds a variety of conferences, panels, and presentations on its day 1-2, from local and international industry leaders and representatives of private and public institutions.
On September 5th at 7:30 PM, Dr. Alejandro Cambiaso, President of the Dominican Health Tourism Association, opens the event along AF Comunicación Estratégica, led by Amelia Reyes, Public Relations Expert and Vice President of ADTS.
The evening plans to gather Ministers, sponsors, local and international guests, the diplomatic community, investors, and participants.
For September 6th, the massive event opens for a day of top-level industry speakers from the Dominican Republic, the United States, India, Costa Rica, and Colombia.
After the welcome participant’s speech, Dr. Prem Jagyasi starts with one of the most anticipated presentations of the day 1-2.
New Trends in Health and Wellness Tourism promises a lot of industry insights and data about the subject, delivered by an award winning strategic leader, renowned author, publisher and highly acclaimed global speaker. Founder and CEO, Dr. Prem & Associates.
Another highlight of the day is the Panel: Experiences and Strategies for Building a Health and Wellness Tourism Destination Brand, led by Amelia Reyes.
There, the Dominican strategist join Dr. Adolfo Moreno, Director, Medellín Health City Cluster, Colombia; Mr. Massimo Manzi, Executive Director PROMED – Council for the International Promotion of Medicine – Costa Rica; Ms. Martha Estrella, Director, Caribbean Health Travel Magazine (CHT); and Ms. Jacqueline Monegro, Director Health Tourism, Ministry of Tourism.
4th International Health and Wellness Tourism Congress Day 1-2
Now, here is a convenient listing of the day 1-2 of the event.
Day 1 (September 5th)
- 7:30 PM – 10:00 PM
Welcome cocktail and awards.
Ministers, sponsors, local and international guests, the diplomatic community, investors, and participants.
- Dr. Alejandro Cambiaso Welcome Speech.
Day 2 (September 6th)
- 07:00 AM -08:00 AM
Foyer La Fiesta Theater
- 08:00 AM – 08:15 AM
Welcome to participants
Dr. Alejandro Cambiaso Rathe, M.D., MBA / President and Founder, Dominican Health Tourism Association.
- 08:15 AM – 09:00 AM
New Trends in Health and Wellness Tourism
Dr. Prem Jagyasi, M.D. / Award winning strategic leader, renowned author, publisher and highly acclaimed global speaker. Founder and CEO, Dr. Prem & Associates.
- 09:00 AM – 10:00 AM
Panel: Importance of an International Medical Tourism Accreditation. Moderator: Dr. Nepomuceno Mejía, M.D. / Administrator, Knowledge, and Innovation, Hospital General de la Plaza de la Salud (HGPS).
Panelists: Ms. Leslee Thompson, CEO, Accreditation Canada and Health Standards Organization; Ms. Karen Timmons, CEO, Global Health Care Accreditation; Dr. Francisco Neftalí Vásquez, M.D., Deputy Minister of Quality Assurance, Ministry of Public Health
- 10:00 AM – 10:30 AM
Presentation of Study: Competitiveness of Medical Tourism in the Dominican Republic. Mr. Rafael Paz / Executive Director, National Competitiveness Council
- 10:30 AM – 11:00 AM
- 11:00 AM – 11:30 AM
The Importance of Public-Private Partnerships in the Development of Health Tourism in the Dominican Republic. Dr. Margarita Cedeño de Fernández, LL.D / Vice-President of the Dominican Republic
- 11:30 AM – 12:30 PM
Panel: Experiences and Strategies for Building a Health and Wellness Tourism Destination Brand. Moderator: Mrs. Amelia Reyes Mora, MCC / President, AF Comunicación Estratégica and Vice-President, Dominican Health Tourism Association.
Panelists: Dr. Adolfo Moreno, M.D., Director, Medellín Health City Cluster, Colombia; Mr. Massimo Manzi, Executive Director PROMED – Council for the International Promotion of Medicine – Costa Rica; Ms. Martha Estrella, Director, Caribbean Health Travel Magazine (CHT); Ms. Jacqueline Monegro, Director Health Tourism, Ministry of Tourism
- 12:30 PM – 02:00 PM
Business Tent / Front garden
- 02:00 PM – 03:00 PM
Panel: Dominican Health Service Offerings. Moderator: Dr. Alejandro Cambiaso Rathe, M.D., MBA / President and Founder, Dominican Health Tourism Association.
Panelists: Dr. Héctor Sanchez Navarro, M.D., Director, International Department and of Robotic Surgery, Hospital Metropolitano de Santiago (HOMS); Ms. Claudia Arvelo, Managing Director, Instituto Espaillat Cabral; Dr. Eduardo Read, M.D., President, Salud Bucal; Dr. José López, M.D., Vice-President and Chief Medical Officer of Health, Central Romana Medical Center; Dr. Jean Paul Giudicelli Lebrón, M.D., President, Dominican Society of Reconstructive and Aesthetic Plastic Surgery (SODOCIPRE).
- 03:00 PM – 04:00 PM
Panel: International Patient Experience. Moderator: Dr. José Natalio Redondo, M.D. / President, Grupo Rescue.
- Panelists: Ms. Soraia Angioli, Director, Business Growth and Relationship Development at Johns Hopkins Medicine International; Dr. Nizar Zein, M.D., President, Global Patient Services, Cleveland Clinic; Mr. Andrea Dacquino, MBA, Director, International Business Development, Marketing and Communications at Global Services, New York-Presbyterian; Dr. Mario A. Méndez, M.D., Corporate Vice President and Chief Medical Officer, Baptist Health
- 04:00 PM – 04:40 PM
- 04:40 PM – 05:30 PM
Panel: Challenges and Opportunities of Human Resources in Health and Wellness Tourism. Moderator: Dr. Julio Amado Castaños Guzmán, M.D., MBA / Dean, Universidad Iberoamericana (UNIBE).
Panelists: Mr. Rolando M. Guzmán, BEc, MSc, Dean, Instituto Tecnológico de Santo Domingo (INTEC); Mr. Rafael A. Ovalles Rodríguez, B.A., Managing Director, National Institute of Technical and Vocational Training (INFOTEP); Rev. Franciscan Order, Dr. Ramón A. de la Cruz Baldera, PhD, Dean, Pontificia Universidad Católica Madre y Maestra (PUCMM)
- 05:30 PM – 08:00 PM
Public exhibition in the booth area.