Friday November 20, 2009

8:00 AM - 10:00 AM:     Grand Opening
10:00 AM - 5:00 PM:Conference Work Shops
11:00 AM - 8:00 PM:Exhibit Hall Opens

8:00 AM - 10:00 AM:  Inaugural Champagne Breakfast, Key Note Speeches
Speaker: Mrs. Preeti Saran, Consul General of India, Toronto
Speaker: Ontario Ministry of Health

10: 00 AM -10:30 AM:  Incredible India, Ministry of Tourism, Govt. of India
Speaker: Mr. Ronjon Lahiri, Director, India Tourism, Toronto

10:30AM - 11:00AM:   Role of Industry Networks and PPP in making India a     global medical travel destination
Speaker: Mr. Pradeep Thukral, Executive Director, India Medical Tourism Association

11.00AM - 11.30AM:   How Medical Tourism helps Canadians
Medical Tourism although not a new concept in some parts of the world, certainly is new to Canada. Because of the current universal health system in Canada, Canadians are used to expecting the provincial health plans to take care of all their health care needs. However times are now changing, the universal system is no longer sustainable under the current economy…
Speaker: Ms. Yasmeen Sayeed, President & CEO, Surgical Tourism Canada Inc.

11:30 AM -12:00 PM:   "A life on hold"
                                        (what its really like to wait for “elective” surgery)

                                       " The Dark World of Pain"
                                        (Drugs, Depression, Suicide)

                                        "Buying your life back"
                                        (the relief and joy of reclaiming one’s life)

Speaker:  Ms. Janet Walker, Adjunct professor, UBC

12:00 PM -1:00 PM:  Lunch

1:00   PM - 1:30 PM:  Importance of Marketing your Hospital/ Facility
Canadians need the assurance that the hospitals and facilities that they will go to are of the highest standard. Their primary source of information currently is the Internet which can sometimes be misleading. The best way for hospitals to become the prime of choice of Canadians is by extensively marketing themselves. Marketing should be focused on the key elements that Canadians are looking for as part of their due diligence  i.e. international accreditations, …
Speaker: Mr. Frank Mesich, Principal, Mesich Media Advertising Ltd.

1:30 PM - 2:00 PM: 

2.00PM - 3.00PM:  Panel Discussions
Panelists: Physician, Patient, Facilitator, Policy Administrator, Legal Counsel

3:00 PM - 3:30 PM:  Role of Medical Tourism Facilitators
Although most travel agents or tour operators may think that it is as simple as adding the word “medical” to their name, the truth is that medical tourism is a very specialized service and Medical Tourism facilitators play a very important role…..
Speaker: Kelly Meloche, Founder & CEO, International Healthcare Providers Inc.

3.30PM - 4.00PM: Best Practices, Managing and Marketing Your Cosmetic
                                 Medical Practice in Turbulent Times
Speaker: Ms. Ann Kaplan, President & CEO, Medicard Financing             

4:00 PM - 4:30 PM:  Creating the Complete Patient Experience
It’s simple. World class facilities, the highest standards at affordable pricing, and an unrelenting commitment to making sure every aspect of their trip is comfortable, professional, and safe. When you’re putting your health and your own money on the line, you’d expect the best, and that is exactly what they’ll need to get.
Speaker: Ms. Yasmeen Sayeed, President & CEO, Surgical Tourism Canada Inc.

4.30PM - 5PM:  Max Superspeciality Hospital, New Delhi, India                 
Speaker: Sanjay Rai, Director -  marketing,  Max healthcare

Saturday November 21, 2009

9:00 AM -   5:00 PM:      Conference Work Shops
11:00 AM - 8:00 PM:      Exhibit Hall Open

9:00 AM – 9: 30 AM:  Future of Medical Tourism and the Economics
“push” factors for medical tourism – What are the factors that encourage Canadians and those from other nations to seek care in another country and what might we expect for these factors in coming years? ............
Speaker: Mr. Nadeem Ismail, Director of Health System Performance Studies & Manager of The Alberta Policy Research Center at the Fraser Institute

9.30AM - 10.30AM:  Role of Banks & Financial Institutions

10: 30 AM -11:00 AM:  Medical Travel Insurance

11:00 AM -11:30 AM:  Financing for Your Patients
                                       – “Go Ahead, Tell Them They Can Afford To”
Speaker: Ms. Ann Kaplan, President & CEO, Medicard Financing

12:00 PM -1:00 PM:  Lunch

1:00PM - 1.30PM:  International Healthcare and the Law

1:30   PM - 2:30 PM:  Round table discussion: Ontario Ministry of Health &                                            Ministry of Health, India
Chair: Dr. Vasanthi Srinivasan, Director - Health System Planning & Research Branch,MOH, Ontario

2:00 PM - 3:00 PM:  Holistic Approach of Ayurveda & the future perspective
With the rapidly growing demand for more natural methods of healing, alternative and holistic medicine are 2 of many natural means of treatment that are seeing a huge increase in interest. Facilities offering these methods will be even more appealing to medical tourists, now, and in the future.
Speaker:  Dr. Om Prakash Lekhrao, Ayurveda Physician & Lifestyle Coach


3:00 PM - 4:00 PM:     

4:00 PM - 5:00 PM:  

7:00 PM to 10: PM:  Sponsored Dinner & Entertainment

Sunday November 22, 2009

9:00 AM -   5:00 PM:Conference Work Shops11:00 AM - 8:00 PM:Exhibit Hall Open
12:00 PM – 1:00 PM:     Sponsored Lunch

9:00 AM – 10: 00 AM:  Executive Health Checks, Dental Spas and more..

10: 00 AM -11:00 AM:  Canada/India Knowledge Sharing Opportunities

11:00 AM -12:00 PM:  Choosing the right Hospital and the Right Surgeon
Speaker: Dr. Samir Parikh

12:00 AM -1:00 PM:  Lunch

1:00   AM - 2:00 PM:  Role of Travel Agencies and Airlines in Medical  Tourism  With the recent explosion in the number of medical tourists which only seems to be growing, travel agencies and airlines are now, more than ever, a vital part of the medical tourism experience. Competitive pricing and medical tourist specific facilities will lead to increased business, and revenues for all parties involved…

2:00 PM - 3:00 PM:  Specialized Medical Travel Insurance
Although non emergency medical insurance coverage in Canada is considered illegal, there is a lot to think about here. Precedent set by Quebec and Alberta  
Speaker: Ms. Tracy Simmons, President, Custom Assurance Placements Ltd.

3:00 PM - 4:00 PM:  Role of Banks and Financial Institutions
Canadians are not used to planning for their health care expenses, nor do they pay premiums to a medical insurance plan. They simply assume that when something goes wrong, the Universal Health care system will take care of the expenses. However it is almost a rude awakening to most Canadians when they suddenly find themselves in a position…..

4:00 PM - 5:00 PM:  Providing Effective & Quality Healthcare for Canadian                                          employees in India
Several Canadian Companies have staff residing in India both temporary and permanent. The health care needs of these employees are generally covered by the local Indian hospitals under the employer’s insurance plan. Providing an Integrated "one stop shop" approach to facilitate easy access to quality healthcare services in India for the Canadian employees…
Speaker: Ms. Yasmeen Sayeed, President & CEO, Surgical Tourism Canada Inc.

5:00 PM – 6:00 PM:  Closing & Prize Draws

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November 20 - 22
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