Costa Rica Hosts the First Latin American Global Medicine & Wellness Congress

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More than 200 participants, 55 exhibitors, and 60 expert speakers have confirmed their participation in this medical tourism to conference. Organizers anticipate having up to 400 attendees/delegates from all the Americas: US, Canada, Mexico, Cuba, Guatemala, El Salvador, Costa Rica, Panama, Colombia, Ecuador, and Argentina.

Costa Rica is proud to be hosting the First Latin American Global Medicine & Wellness Congress in San Jose on April 26-28th, 2010.

More than 200 participants, 55 exhibitors, and 60 expert speakers have confirmed their participation in this medical tourism to conference. Organizers anticipate having up to 400 attendees/delegates from all the Americas: US, Canada, Mexico, Cuba, Guatemala, El Salvador, Costa Rica, Panama, Colombia, Ecuador, and Argentina.

The Global Medicine and Wellness Congress will focus on opportunities in medical tourism, wellness and retirement living to Latin America. Millions of Americans and Canadians are traveling to Latin America for high quality health and dental care. A recent Deloitte report estimates that as many as 23 million Americans could be traveling internationally by 2017 and will be spending up to $80 billion dollars a year.

Costa Rican President Oscar Arias has declared the Medical Tourism Industry of national interest in Costa Rica. Costa Rica is one of the top 5 medical tourism destinations in the world, according to McKinsey & Company. President Arias, along with four Ministers of the Republic of Costa Rica, will be officially inaugurating the Congress on April 26th. Costa Rica is the only country in the world with 100% of the private hospitals attaining JCI accreditation.

Visit the conference website at http://www.globalmedicinecongress.com for more information on the agenda, expo and hospital tours. You may also register to attend the three-day event and have a firsthand opportunity of exploring the fine quality of affordable medical and dental care available in Costa Rica.

When choosing a country for a medical procedure comparing costs is important, but travel time should be high on your list of priorities. Costa Rica provides a high-quality option closer to home than options on the other side of the world.

“With passage of the healthcare bill, now is the time to see how you can save money and time by traveling outside the U.S. for your medical procures” said Tim Morales of Costa Rican Medical Care. “We are extremely pleased with the number of insurance company executives, employee benefit mangers, health underwriters, insurance agents, third-party administrators, and other interested parties who have signed up to experience first hand what the hospitals and physicians of Costa Rica and other Latin American countries have to offer”.

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