The Diplomatic Council invites to the international medical tourism conference on “Healthcare Abroad and Medical Tourism”. The conference takes place in Berlin from November 15-17 and is organised by the DC cooperation partner Temos International (www.temos-worldwide.com). On the last conference day, the DC Healthcare Forum invites experts to the “Diplomatic Council Working Session on Healthcare“.
Global DC Certifications
As one highlight on the agenda of the Temos conference, the Diplomatic Council is going to award its worldwide certificate „DC Preferred Partner Hospital“. This is the superior DC quality certificate for medical facilities that offer treatment for international patients focusing on medical tourism, tourism medicine and medical services for business travellers and expatriates. The quality certificate is awarded after the successful passing of the Temos International quality program. Temos International is a neutral and independent certification body that certifies hospitals, clinics, dental centers, IVF clinics, and rehabilitation centers all over the world to increase the quality of medical and non-clinical services for international patients in medical facilities.
The DC praises the approach of Temos International and has trust in the Temos quality system and the experience of its international assessors who have many years of experience gained in more than 60 countries in the medical sector as physicians and quality experts. Medical facilities applying for the DC Quality Certificate and striving to be listed in the “DC – Preferred Partner Hospitals” Directory need to complete the certification programs of Temos International. Presently, more than 50 medical service providers from Sao Paulo to Manila have passed the quality check by Temos International.
Keynote Speech by DC President H.E. Mrs. Nongnuth Phetcharatana
Prof. Dr. Rupert Gerzer, who is leading the conference, holds the positions of Head of the Institute of Aerospace Medicine at the Technical University of Aachen, Head of the Institute of Aerospace Medicine, DLR/Cologne as well as a Chairman of the Diplomatic Council. Head of the conference is Dr. Claudia Mika, CEO Temos International and Vice-Chairwoman of the DC Global Healthcare Forum. The keynote will be delivered by H.E. Mrs. Nongnuth Phetcharatana, Ambassador of Thailand and President of the Diplomatic Council.
Topics and speakers include: Legal responsibilities, dunning, malpractice insurance and the need to hedge financial risks, Worldwide trends in medical malpractice claims and the importance of being adequately insured (Phillip Murphy, Director Healthcare Division Dashwood Brewer & Phipps Ltd.), Contracting in medical tourism (Dr. Stephan Rau, Partner McDermott Will & Emery LLP), Dubai health authorities experiences (Dr. Layla AlMarzouqi, Director Health Regulation Department / Dubai Health Authority), challenges in providing medical care for international travellers (Prof. Dr. Tomas Jelinek, Medical Director Berlin Centre for Travel & Tropic Medicine), the changing expectation of the 21st century international patient in Asia (Dr. Sharifah Fauziah AlHabshi, Chairman Global Doctors Group and Dr. Navindra Nageswaran, Medical & Managing Director Global Doctors Group), cooperation beyond patients’ treatment – perspective of German-Arab medical relations (Andreas Braun, Head International Unit, Prof. Dr. Claude Krier, Senior Consultant / former Medical Director Klinikum Stuttgart), best practice in patient and staff safety, hospitality and cultural quality management, Medical tourism clustering best practice example (Dr. Vladimir Mozetic, President Kvarner Health Cluster), the patient voice in medical tourism (Keith Pollard, Chief Executive Officer, Intuition Communication Ltd.), new trends and evolving sectors in (medical) tourism, medical tourism from Russia (Kim Waddoup, Director Moscow MedShow), Greater China health & medical tourism industry analysis and innovative business collaborations (Jia Xiao Fang, President, China International Health & Medical Tourism Association (CIHMTA), 0pen your mind to close your deal – how to succeed in international business (Dr. Regina Tischtau, Author/Chairwoman Diplomatic Council Global Pharmacy Forum, what characterizes a good, cost-efficient, internationally oriented hospital?, business development, marketing and branding in medical tourism, how big is the “medical tourism cake”?, how to attract patients from abroad? and as a best practice example the Bangkok Hospital Medical Center.