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Medical Travel Show

International health and medical travel pioneers Elizabeth Ziemba and Irving Stackpole have joined forces with UR Business Network, a dynamic distributor of Internet content to develop, produce and distribute “The Medical Travel Show“. Listen to what global thought leaders in the international health, medical and wellness sectors have to say from the list of free podcasts.


International medical travel is important for many reasons – economic, clinical, ethical, legal and educational to name just a few. Our show delves into all of these issues to create vigorous dialogue among healthcare providers, governments, governmental agencies, accrediting agencies, universities and educators as well as patients and consumers. Tune in!

Massimo Manzi: Medical Tourism in Costa Rica

Costa Rica, a leading dental tourism destination, has been working since 2004 to obtain this title. The Costa Rican Minister of Competitiveness, with the help of Massimo Manzi, has been exploring, studying, and strengthening the dental and medical tourism industry in Costa Rica.   In this interview, Manzi, the Executive Director of the Council for the International Promotion [...]

By |August 24th, 2015|Categories: Medical Travel Show|Tags: , , , |0 Comments

Dr. Juan Pablo Nanagas: The Asian Eye Institute

Headquartered in Manila, Philippines, The Asian Eye Institute, is a leader in ophthalmic surgery and treatments. The Institute brings cutting-edge technology and innovation to the region through sophisticated eye care service delivery models. The Asian Eye Institute offers state-of-the-art ophthalmic care to both Filipinos and international patients.   Dr. Juan Pablo Nanagas and Dr. Patricia Manuell, the two leaders of [...]

Stefan D’Hone: Medical Travel Opportunities in Greece

Despite the economic troubles in Greece, Stefan d’Hone, Managing Partner of German Communication Xperts (GCX), is optimistic about the medical tourism market in Greece.   The medical tourism market in Greece is still strong because the country has high quality medical procedures available at lower costs than competing countries.   Mr. d’Hone works specifically to attract German patients [...]

By |July 22nd, 2015|Categories: Medical Travel Show|Tags: , |0 Comments

Medical Travel Show: Elizabeth talks Medical Travel Agencies and International Health Benefits

Medical Tourism refers to the process of patients traveling to other countries to receive care. It’s quite common for people to travel to the United States, Canada, or other countries to receive the health benefits of specialists there. Also, people from those same countries will often travel to less expensive areas to receive the same type of care but [...]

Pam Frank: Academic Medical Centers

Academic medical centers in the United States have led the global healthcare travel market for years. Pam Frank, the Chief International Officer at Minnesota International Medicine, has been an observer and researcher involved in global healthcare for years. In this interview, Ms. Frank discusses the historical perspective and future of the U.S. position in international medical travel.   [...]

By |June 23rd, 2015|Categories: Medical Travel Show|Tags: , |0 Comments

Dr. Arlen Meyers: Medical Travel Markets

  Dr. Arlen Meyers is a recognized leader in medical entrepreneurship, and was an early innovator in international medical travel. He is a professor of otolaryngology at University of Colorado Medical School, the founder of the Society of Physician Entrepreneurs, and the founder of Medvoy, a healthcare referral portal. Dr. Meyers took time out of his whirlwind schedule [...]

By |May 26th, 2015|Categories: Medical Travel Show|Tags: , |0 Comments

Trevor Gunn: Medical Technology in Medical Tourism

Trevor Gunn is the Managing Director of International Relations for Medtronic, the largest medical technology company on the planet with a deep understanding of universal healthcare challenges.   Mr. Gunn has a distinct perspective on certain populations and their healthcare across developed and developing countries. He is passionate about issues of equal access to healthcare. In this interview [...]

By |March 24th, 2015|Categories: Medical Travel Show|Tags: , , |0 Comments

Paul McTaggart: Dental Departures

Patients seeking dental care represent 50% of medical tourism consumers, yet dental care abroad was not always easy to find. Just ask, Paul McTaggart, CEO and founder of Dental Departures.   In this interview McTaggart explains the personal experience that led to foundation of this business. “I had been frustrated that my father was [...]

Keith Pollard: IMTJ Medical Travel Summit 2015

The International Medical Travel Journal (IMTJ), hosted the second annual Medical Travel Summit at the Royal Garden Hotel in London on April 15-16, 2015.   In this interview, Keith Pollard is the Managing Director of Intuition Communication, which publishes IMTJ, talks about the expectations of the Medical Travel Summit. The Summit also included the 2015 IMTJ Awards. IMTJ [...]

By |February 12th, 2015|Categories: Medical Travel Show|Tags: , , |0 Comments

Professor Glenn Cohen: “Patients with Passports”

The youngest professor on the Harvard Law School faculty, Glenn Cohen, has studied the potential risks and legal issues involved with medical tourism from a variety of perspectives. International medical travel is advertised as an inexpensive, easy way to travel to exotic locations while receiving quality healthcare. What is not often advertised is what can go wrong during [...]

By |January 15th, 2015|Categories: Medical Travel Show|Tags: , |0 Comments

Dr. David Vequist: Research Data Highlights Impact of Technology and Global Healthcare

Dr. David Vequist, Professor of International Business at the University of the Incarnate Word in San Antonio, Texas, is also the founder of the Center for Medical Tourism Research, located at the University. Dr. Vequist realized that healthcare was an international enterprise after his experience as an HR Executive in a large US-based healthcare company.   In this [...]

By |January 13th, 2015|Categories: Medical Travel Show|Tags: |0 Comments

Dr. Chris Robertson: Culture and a Country Brand Index

Professor of International Business and Strategy at the D’Amore – McKim School of Business at Northeastern University, Dr. Chris Robertson, has been teaching and consulting on international business for many years. Along with teaching, he has also been a keen student of intercultural perceptions.   In this interview, Dr. Robertson describes how travelers’ perception of a destination constitutes a country’s “brand.” [...]

By |January 11th, 2015|Categories: Medical Travel Show|Tags: , |0 Comments