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Medical Tourism Association®-Dubai Healthcare City to Host Health Travel Certification Workshop

Apr 10, 2014

Apr. 10, 2014 - PALM BEACH GARDENS, Fla. -- Hospital administrators, physicians and clinicians, and related health, human resources, travel and tourism interests can gain education and training leading toward medical tourism certification at a day-long workshop sponsored jointly by the Medical Tourism Association® and Dubai Healthcare City, Saturday, May 3, 9 a.m.-6 p.m., at the Academic Medical Center, in Dubai Healthcare City, Dubai, United Arab Emirates.

Participants who complete the workshop will be eligible to take the Certified Medical Tourism Professional™ exam, which upon passage, communicates a specialized expertise and commitment to best practices recognized by healthcare providers, insurance entities, government agencies and tourism and travel facilitators worldwide.

“The United Arab Emirates is well on its way to becoming a medical tourism hub, which makes Dubai Healthcare City a logical site to administer health travel training and continuing education” said Renée-Marie Stephano (, President of the Medical Tourism Association®. “Local developers, businesses and healthcare officials predict more patients from around the world will continue to seek procedures and treatments in Dubai, which makes advanced skills and knowledge of the needs and requirements of these travelers imperative to the agents charged with coordinating and securing positive medical tourism experiences.”

The Emirate’s government plans to attract 500,000 medical tourism patients by 2020, generating Dh2.62 billion in revenues, by supporting the construction of 22 hospitals across Dubai. Launched in 2002, Dubai Healthcare City is home to two hospitals and more than 120 outpatient medical centers and diagnostic laboratories with more than 4,000 licensed professionals occupying 4.1-million square-feet in the heart of Dubai.

Topics under discussion at the workshop include:

  • Medical travel facilitation;
  • Dissecting the medical travel process;
  • Selecting healthcare facilities and providers;
  • Planning site visits;
  • Contracting with providers;
  • And risk assessment and management.

To register for the Medical Tourism Association®--Dubai Healthcare City certification workshop, click: Deadline for registration, which is a discounted rate of $995 – a savings of $500 – and includes a two-year membership in the Medical Tourism Association, is April 19, 2014.

The Medical Tourism Association® is the first membership-based international nonprofit trade association for the medical tourism and healthcare industry made up of top international hospitals, healthcare providers, medical travel facilitators, insurance companies, and other affiliates committed to promoting the highest level of quality healthcare to patients in a global environment.

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