Irving Stackpole to Moderate International Healthcare Standards Panel

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International healthcare leaders’ panel on standards to be moderated by Irving Stackpole, Medical Tourism expert, at EMTC 2012

International medical travel is growing and there is an urgent need to coordinate all aspects of patient care

Irving Stackpole, President of Stackpole & Associates and medical travel consultant, will moderate a panel of distinguished experts entitled “Standardization and Certification in the EU” at the European Medical Travel Conference on April 26, 2012 in Berlin, Germany. The panel members will discuss the harmonization and integration of international standards of medical care to facilitate cross-border health care services for EU nationals.

“International medical travel is growing,” says Stackpole, “and there is an urgent need to coordinate all aspects of patient care from diagnostic codes to pharmaceutical formularies to medical records to liability issues – and much more. This panel is among the first group to begin this complex yet vitally important process.”
The internationally renowned thought leaders include:

  •     Dr. Charles Shaw, Expert EC adviser,
  •     Guido de Jongh, adviser to CEN, Brussels,
  •     Paul Garassus, MD, President of the Scientific Council of BAQIMEHP,
  •     Prof. Dr. Markus Frischhut LL.M. from MCI Management Center Innsbruck,
  •     Prof. Pais Clemente MD, PhD Director of the European Medical Association

The colloquium will be recorded and the proceedings made available to EMTC conference attendees and other interested parties. “We are hopeful that this discussion will form the basis of a responsible international dialogue on this critical range of issues.” added Mr. Stackpole.

Stackpole & Associates, Inc. is a leading international healthcare consultancy focusing on the emerging market of international healthcare and medical tourism. Mr. Stackpole, with his colleague Elizabeth Ziemba, published Medical Tourism Marketing the first book on the subject in the sector.

The European Travel Conference has established itself as the leading medical tourism conference on the continent, attracting hundreds of healthcare professionals from Europe, the Middle East and beyond. Dr. Uwe Klein founded the EMTC in 2007 and attributes EMTC’s success to the practical, hands on approach to the subjects of medical tourism and healthcare. “Our conference offers real substance, and this colloquium is an example of that commitment.” states Dr. Klein. “You can look across the entire program and encounter excellent content on healthcare quality, training and marketing. “

About Stackpole & Associates:
Stackpole & Associates, Inc. is a marketing, market research and organizational development consultancy in the healthcare, international health travel, and seniors’ housing & services sectors. Founded in 1991, the company has worked internationally since 1996 with clients in the public and private sectors delivering a wide range of services designed to deliver measureable results, increased revenues, and organizational change.

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