4th International Health and Wellness Tourism Congress speakers

The biannual event is organized by the Dominican Health Tourism Association (ADTS) and the Communication and Public Relations firm experts in Health Tourism, AF Comunicacion Estrategica.

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The 4th International Health and Wellness Tourism Congress feature expert speakers, who will analyze the global perspective of Medical Travel, the challenges and opportunities of its human capital and the Dominican health services offer, among other topics.

Also, innovations in the insurance, financial and tourism sectors, how to manage the reputation of the destination, importance of wellness in the hotel industry, as well as other topics that seek to diversify the tourist offer.

All topics and areas of interest align with the Dominican Republic presidential goal of attracting 10 million tourists by 2022.

The meeting had become a multi-sector integration platform for business development and investment opportunities, offering companies an excellent B2B scenario for networking and the positioning and recognition of their brands.

Here is the list of the congress speakers and their conference titles, in order of appearance:

Dr. Prem Jaygasi: New Trends in Health and Wellness Tourism

September 6th, 8:15-9:00 AM

Dr. Prem Jaygasi, writer, and expert in Global Health Tourism
Source: drprem.com

Dr. Prem is an award winning strategic leader, renowned author, publisher and highly acclaimed global speaker.

Aside from publishing a bevy of life improvement guides, Dr. Prem runs a web magazine network of 50+ niche magazines that attracts millions of readers across the globe.

According to his website, Dr. Prem has traveled to more than 65 countries, addressed numerous international conferences and offered his expert services to more than 150 international organizations.

He also owns, operates and leads a web services and technology businesses, supervised and managed by his eminent team.

Rafael Paz: Presentation of Study about Competitiveness of Medical Tourism in the Dominican Republic

September 6th, 10:00-10:30 AM

The Executive Director of the National Competitiveness Council, Mr. Rafael Paz, will present the Competitiveness Study of the Dominican Republic in Health Tourism, said Dr. Cambiaso.

Dr. Paz is a member of the Global Shapers Community of the World Economic Forum. He has been a Full Professor at the Pedro Henríquez Ureña National University.

He was an Advisor to the National Assembly during the Reform of the Constitution of 2010, Advisor on Constitutional Affairs of the Chamber of Deputies, Legal Advisor of the Senate of the Republic, Adviser on Constitutional Affairs of the Presidency of the Central Electoral Board and was the first Secretary of the Directive Council of the National School of Electoral Training and Civil Status.

Dr. Margarita Cedeño: Importance of Public-Private Partnerships in the Development of Health Tourism in the Dominican Republic

September 6th, 11:00-11:30 AM

Picture of the Vice President of the Dominican Republic, Margarita Cedeño.
Cedeño is in her second term as Vice President. Source: PLD

When she was the First Lady (2004-2012), she and her staff coordinated social policies for the administration, generating programs of health and education for children, young people, single mothers, and families.


In May 2012, she became the first woman from her party, and second in the history of the country, to be elected Vice President of the Dominican Republic.

Dr. Cedeño holds a Ph.D. in Cum Laude Law from the Autonomous University of Santo Domingo (1987), Magister Magna Cum Laude in Business Law and Economic Legislation from the Pontificia Universidad Católica Madre y Maestra (1995) and Master in Political Science for the Development of the University of Salamanca (2010).

Dr. Hassan Sharif and Dr. Richard Heinzl. Collaboration: Present and Future of Global Health

Sept. 7th 11:00 AM – 11:30 AM

Picture of WorldCare COO, Dr. Hassan Sharif.
Source: WorldCare

As President and Chief Operating Officer, Dr. Sharif was instrumental in establishing the physician-to-physician relationships of WorldCare’s second opinion service.

His extensive experience and efforts have bridged the gap between U.S. medical practices and those of the world.

He also leads WorldCare’s international consulting and management efforts while managing worldwide operations and shared services.

Dr. Sharif received his medical degree from the American University of Beirut, (AUB) School of Medicine.

He completed his radiology training at AUB, the University Hospital of Wales in Cardiff, St. Bartholomew’s Hospital in London and Magnetic Resonance training at Emory University in Atlanta, Georgia and Case Western Reserve University in Cleveland, Ohio.

The prominent doctor is a Fellow of The Royal College of Radiologists, London and is a sub-specialist in cross-sectional imaging, neuroradiology, and the musculoskeletal system. Text source: WorldCare

David Collado: Role of the Mayor’s Office for the Development of a Health and Wellness Destination

September 7th, 12:30-1:00 AM

Source: El Nacional.

The Mayor of Santo Domingo, David Collado, recently joined the agenda of the 4th International Health and Wellness Tourism Congress.

Mayor Collado is a politician, businessman, marketer, communicator, and majored in Tourism.

Collado’s presentation is the last one opened to participants, before heading to the invitation-only Banco Popular Private Investment Lunch.

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