Patients Beyond Borders® CEO to Present at November Indian Medical Tourism Conference and Alliance in Hyderabad, India

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Event to focus on best medical practices and regional partnerships

Amidst growing international competition, it is important that India raises its place as the value destination for the medical traveler.

Josef Woodman, CEO of Patients Beyond Borders, will be one of several renowned speakers to present at the Indian Medical Tourism Conference and Alliance (IMTCA 2012), November 2 – 3, in Hyderabad, India. Organized by i-Transition Worldwide (I) P Limited in collaboration with One Healthcare™ Worldwide and the Center for Medical Tourism Research (CMTR), the event will be held at the Park Hotel in Hyderabad and is expected to bring together key individuals from all sectors of the international healthcare and tourism industries.

In addition to healthcare providers, regional entrepreneurs, government, and non-government organizations (NGOs), the two-day conference will also include dignitaries from the Federation of Andhra Pradesh Chambers of Commerce and Industry and the Indo-American Chamber of Commerce, as well as Shri Ghulam Nabi Azad, the Health and Family Welfare Minister of India.

“We have organized this event to augment worldwide awareness of the Indian medical tourism industry, while bringing attention to the vibrant and growing Hyderabad healthcare community,” said Varsha Lafargue, founder/chair of IMTCA. “Amidst growing international competition, it is important that India raises its place as the value destination for the medical traveler.”

Hyderabad, India’s fourth largest city, is one of the subcontinent’s leading healthcare, information technology (IT), and healthcare IT hubs, bringing together an array of medical, pharmaceutical, research, and academic enterprises. Dozens of leading international hospitals make Hyderabad a preferred medical travel destination within and beyond India’s borders.

Josef Woodman will present two plenary sessions at the conference. The first, entitled "Views about Indian Medical Tourism," is slated for 11:00 AM to be followed immediately by a brief Q&A period at 11:30 AM. His second session, entitled "Best-Practices for Marketing to the International Patient," will offer advice to Tier I and Tier II facilities.

About the Indian Medical Tourism Conference and Alliance
IMTCA is an international multidisciplinary non-corporate organization that fosters excellence in professional alliances to promote best practices in healthcare and offer better or alternative healthcare options to all individuals. For this purpose, IMTCA through i-Transition provides education, accreditation, training, and a forum for collaboration and dialogue. IMTCA’s vision is to share this experience and knowledge among regional entrepreneurs, healthcare providers, government, and NGOs in the healthcare-tourism sector in India and across the globe, thereby creating international standards and greater transparency and improving the overall quality of care for the international healthcare traveler.

Varsha Lafargue
Founder/Chair, IMTCA
Tel: +1 347 871.4299 (US)
Tel: +91 82979.60203 (India)
Email: VarshaLafargue(at)gmail(dot)com

About Patients Beyond Borders
Patients Beyond Borders, based in Chapel Hill, NC, publishes books, eBooks, video, online, mobile, and social networking information and applications for healthcare consumers seeking the best global options in medical care. Its flagship international title, Patients Beyond Borders, soon to be published in its Third Edition, is the world’s leading consumer reference guide for medical tourism. Country Editions, City Editions, and Facility Editions help healthcare consumers make informed choices in searching, vetting, and obtaining safe, high-quality, affordable healthcare around the world.

For more information or media queries, please contact:
Judy Orchard, communications manager
Tel: +1 919 924.0636
Email: jorchard(at)patientsbeyondborders(dot)com

Note: Qualified members of the media are invited to request a review copy of Patients Beyond Borders: Second Edition or any other title from our library. Please contact jorchard(at)patientsbeyondborders(dot)com.

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