A two-day conference on medical tourism - Indian Medical Tourism Conference and Alliance 2012 (IMTCA) - will be held in Hyderabad on November 2 and 3. The conference will focus on global health care with emphasis on positioning Hyderabad as a medical tourism hub in India.
Participants from over eight countries, including US, UK, France, Turkey, Thailand, Dubai and Fiji are expected to take part. Ms Varsha Lafargue, founder and chairperson, IMTCA and i-Transition Worldwide, said the conference aims to provide a common platform to the healthcare tourism industry professionals to exchange and know the best practices from across the world and position Indian healthcare sector at a higher standard to command a larger revenue share of this multi-billion dollar industry.
“It will also be a good opportunity for the local entrepreneurs to showcase their strengths to the global market, explore new opportunities to increase market share through an organised medical tourism system like IMTCA,” she said.
The conference aims to drive economic growth in India through medical tourism, as it has been possible in many countries. The conference hopes to put India on the map as the ‘best value provider’ medical tourism destination of the world.
Some of the speakers at the event include Dr Marcia C Inhorn Jr, professor at Yale University, Dr KS Nayak chief nephrologist and director Department of Renal Sciences, Dialysis Centres & Renal Transplant Programme, Josef Woodman, director at Patient Beyond Borders, MV Rajeshwara Rao, general secretary of Federation of Andhra Pradesh Chambers of Commerce and Industry (FAPCCI), Dr Guru N Reddy founder and chairman of Continental Hospitals, Armando F Palanco, president of Trans-national Advisors, among others.