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2012 Medical Travel Summit to be held in Costa Rica

2012 Medical Travel Summit to be held in Costa Rica

PROMED, The Council for the International Promotion of Costa Rica Medicine announces the 2012 Medical Travel Summit to be held April 23-25, 2012 in San Jose, Costa Rica. The Summit will be held at the well-appointed Real Intercontinental Hotel in Escazu, Costa Rica, close to excellent shopping, nightlife and a variety of local and international dining options.

Considered to be one of the most attractive global destinations for medical tourism, the nation of Costa Rica, the Costa Rica Tourism Board and PROMED are proud to host the third annual Medical Travel Summit in the capital city of San Jose. The 2011 Medical Travel Summit was attended by more than 500 people, representing 15 nations from Latin America, North America, the Caribbean, Europe and Asia. The 2012 Medical Travel Summit is expected to break previous attendance records, and promises to be one of the most valuable medical tourism events of 2012.

Early registration for the 2012 Medical Travel Summit is open through December 31, 2011. Early Bird Registration pricing is $300.00 per person for PROMED members and $350.00 per person for non-members. Registration pricing from January 1, 2012-April 23, 2012 will be $400.00 for PROMED members and $450.00 for non-members. Online event registration is available at
PROMED Executive Director, Massimo Manzi is enthusiastic about the 2012 Medical Travel Summit and its impact as the leading medical tourism event in Latin America. “The 2012 Medical Travel Summit is a ‘must attend’ event for providers and purchasers of health care in North America, Central America and South America,” says Manzi. “This Summit is where all of the major players in healthcare and medical tourism gather to network, forge relationships, and generate ideas and plans for promoting medical tourism. The Summit brings healthcare providers together with global health insurance companies, employers, and the leading medical tourism facilitators to create an event of unmatched efficiency for everyone in the medical tourism industry.”

Who Should Attend the 2012 Medical Travel Summit in Costa Rica?
· Medical Tourism Facilitators
· Top International Hospitals
· Surgeons/Physicians/Nurses/Dentists/Healthcare Professionals
· US Employers
· US and International Health Insurance Companies
· Self- Insured Company Representatives
· International Medical Tourism Companies
· Airlines
· Tourism Boards
· Ministries of Health, Tourism and Economic Development
· Hotel Chains
· Resorts and Spas
· Travel Agencies
· Marketing Organizations
· Consulting Companies
· Accreditation Organizations

Leading international and regional speakers will offer valuable workshops and seminars for attendees to learn and expand their knowledge and understanding of the medical tourism industry. The Summit will include workshops such as International Patient Management, Insurance Billing, Becoming a Medical Tourism Facilitator, Medical Tourism Marketing and more. The Medical Travel Summit is a tremendous opportunity for medical tourism novices and veterans alike to learn about the incredible opportunities in global healthcare, and to meet medical tourism industry leaders from the US, Latin America and around the world.


Learn why Costa Rica has become the leading healthcare destination for Americans and Canadians in need of high quality dental and medical care at savings of 50%-70% over US healthcare prices. Costa Rica is also attracting the attention of North American corporations, insurance companies, and administrators of private and self- insured corporations who have been impressed by the quality and affordability of healthcare in Costa Rica. As the US healthcare system struggles to offer access to high quality, affordable care, corporate and insurance leaders are seeking world-class healthcare alternatives in Costa Rica.

Discover why Costa Rica is leading Latin America and the world as a medical tourism destination. Tour Costa Rica’s leading healthcare facilities and see firsthand why Costa Rica is not only the Happiest…but the Healthiest Country in the World.

Register for the Medical Travel Summit by December 31, 2011 and save $100.00 on your event registration. Register at