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Global Healthcare Accreditation (GHA), in partnership with the Medical Tourism Association (MTA) invites you to participate in the 6th Medical Director Summit to be held on October 2nd at the Los Angeles Convention Center during the 10th World Medical Tourism & Global Healthcare Congress.

Gain Access to the latest trends and insights in Destination Medicine

This invitation-only, half-day session will bring together Medical Directors and Chief Medical Officers from around the world for high level discussions on the latest trends and challenges in destination medicine and the development of global medical networks. The summit will also feature keynotes from thought leaders, roundtable sessions, and unprecedented opportunities for peer to peer networking. Join your peers from different regions of the world to share data, insights and solutions that will help accelerate business performance.

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6th Medical Director Summit


October 2nd, from 9:00 am – 12:00 pm

Los Angeles Convention Center

*Disclaimer: All applications are subject to committee approval. The programs advertised on this landing page are not a commitment or guarantee from Global Healthcare Accreditation to attend. Terms & conditions on this landing page are subject to change without notice.

October 2-4, 2017
Los Angeles Convention Center, Los Angeles, CA
Direct: 001-561-792-6676  |  Email: [email protected]

"Destination Medicine”

Developing Physician-Leaders in Medical Travel: Key Competencies

Physician leadership is key to developing a successful medical travel program. The medical travel industry requires physician leaders who understand the entire care continuum and the ability to integrate their skills into a unique team. Learn about key competencies setting physician leaders apart in the medical travel industry today.

Trickle-down Economics

What is the real impact of global healthcare services on your bottom line? Are your local patient base benefiting from your medical travel initiatives? Learn how sustainable business processes in medical travel are key to ensuring a bottom-line that facilitates service improvement for all your patient populations.

Case Study: Pop. Health & Managing the Patient Experience in Medical Travel

Explore the unique challenges faced by a health system in its quest to deliver a high quality patient experience in medical travel. It will focus on various patient populations with different healthcare and logistical needs across the medical travel care continuum. Finally, it will look at future trends and the importance of patient engagement, stakeholder collaboration and accreditation.

Targeting New International Markets – Lessons Learned

The Cleveland Clinic has been expanding internationally as part of a broader effort to sell its medical services to companies and consumers in a range of markets. This session will look at “lessons learned” from the Clinic’s recent expansion to Abu Dhabi including impact on population health and challenges related to quality management, partnerships and safeguarding brand reputation.

Strategies for Building a Quality Global Medical Network

Covering key strategies and best practices for building a quality hospital network based on his years of experience overseeing medical cases covered by the U.A.E. government sent for treatment to major U.S. medical centers. He will also discuss the importance for consensus on standards specific to the unique needs of medical travel patients. Learn how to identify centers of excellence and build a quality global hospital network for your employees or insured members

Five Trends In Health & Wellness and How Employers Should Respond

For employers, relying on traditional approaches to managing medical costs and measuring benefits is no longer enough. Costs, health risks, business value, and the healthcare delivery and payment infrastructure all need to be considered. Learn about key trends impacting employee health, engagement, productivity, culture and ultimately, business success.

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“The perfect place to get inputs for my daily work, to learn from leaders in the healthcare industry and to easily communicate with attendees from around the world - I’ll come back next year!”

Rolf Schwendener
Deputy CEO | Merian Iselin Clinic, Switzerland

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Global Healthcare Accreditation Program

Dr. Nizar Zein
Chairman, Global Patient Services

Cleveland Clinic

Our 2017 Keynote Speakers Include: 

Dr. Peter Lee
Global Medical Director of Health Services

General Electric

Dr. Peter Angood
President & Chief Executive Officer

American Association for Physician Leadership

Gain Access to other GHA Sessions/Activities

As a select participant of our Medical Director’s Summit, you will also have free access to other cutting-edge educational sessions and activities:

October 1

2:00 – 5:00 pm: GHA Workshop: “Defining Quality in Medical Travel”

October 3

8:40-8:50 am: Global Healthcare Accreditation Awards

9:00 am-9:50 am: Choose between “Employer Direct Contracting” or Medical Travel” Tracks


Dr. Peter Angood
President & Chief Executive Officer 
American Association for Physician Leadership

Dr. Eric Fleicshman
International Medical Director
Bumrungrad International Hospital

Dr. Omar Shalabi
Division Head, Central & Western Regions Population Health
Johns Hopkins Aramco Healthcare

Dr. Nizar Zein
Chairman, Global Patient Services
Cleveland Clinic

Ron Leopold MD, MBA, MPH
Chief Medical Officer
Lockton Benefit Group

Dr. Ziad Abdulhak
Sr. Medical Advisor
U.A.E. Embassy

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