The World Medical Health Tourism Conference 2009: A New Way Forward (TWMHTC 2009)

Venue: Hilton Phuket Arcadia Resort & Spa

Location: Karon, Phuket, Phuket Island, Thailand

Event Date/Time: Sep 16, 2009 End Date/Time: Sep 18, 2009
Registration Date: Aug 31, 2009
Early Registration Date: Jul 31, 2009
Paper Submission Date: Dec 31, 2008
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The World Conference on Medical Tourism Health Congress invites you to Phuket, Thailand on September 16-18 2009 with up to 1200 delegates and many exhibitors and industry leaders from all around the world.

The conference is designed to be the largest medical tourism event providing diverse opportunity for networking ever in the Asia South Pacific region. You and your organization will be able to connect with international hospitals, insurance companies, and other medical tourism operators.

Furthermore, this conference will provide an excellent opportunity to see first hand the high quality of health care in Thailand, which it is a belief, that Thailand is the world’s leader in medical tourism. You’ll gain invaluable experience in context just by attending and networking opportunities that this unique conference can offer.


Based upon the belief of a new way forward and that is, as the world becomes smaller with the invention of super sonic aircraft and the availability of information through the internet coupled with the movement of people, has definitely spawned the medical tourism industry. With the rising cost of healthcare, patients, international companies, government health sector and even insurance companies alike are now looking for ways of reducing the medical cost without reducing the quality of care. Thus, the medical tourism industry was born and is now enjoying a surge interests. The conference philosophy is design to further improve the capabilities of healthcare institutions and tour operators who are key players in the medical tourism industry and to provide each individual patient to be well- informed on the standards of medical information worldwide.


The conference specifically aims to foster interaction between as many parties as possible in medical tourism industry.

* To highlight the excellent, quality of service and treatment that the participating Thai hospitals, clinics and wellness companies involve in the medical tourism industry can offer.

* To foster open and frank discussions from all sectors of medical tourism industry.
To begin a platform discussion on industry’s standard within medical tourism.

* To disseminate positive information in relation to the high standard of professionalism in Thailand and the entire medical tourism industry in general.

* To highlight areas of concern from individuals, medical professions and the general public in mechanisms that drive medical tourism.

* To discuss the build-up of an international medical tourism network.

* To highlight Thailand as one of the world’s tourist destination for medical tourism.

* To show the economic potential that medical tourism has for many countries.


All papers must be presented in a positive light.

* Papers should explore the ways in which the themes show up in philosophy of the conference.

* Papers may treat one or more of these themes in a manner that contributes to a discussion of the further conference aims.

* Conference papers must be presented to the organizers in the finish format not less than 90 days prior to the event.

* Closing date for papers will be on December 31, 2008. If papers are not chosen in the first round they may be resubmitted in the second round.

* All papers must be submitted in a MS Word and by CD.

* Authors of papers presented at the conference are formally notified here by submitting the paper to allow for the dissemination of information or the content within the paper.

* Registration fee of $500 U.S. will apply to all persons submitting papers; payable upon submitting your papers.

* Papers should not contain offensive language and must take into account cultural sensivities of Thailand.


A diverse range of speakers have already been secured from Australia, USA, West Indies, Thailand and India coupled with the presenters from the call for papers section of the conference, this is truly a prestigious event that is you are involve in medical tourism you should not miss.(Listings of Speakers will be made available soon).

WHO SHOULD ATTEND (Participants)

Medical Doctors
Spa & Massage Clinic Operators
Medical Spa Operators
Plastic Surgeons
Travel Agents
Tour Operator
Airline Companies
Insurance Companies
Hospitality Industry


The venue is Hilton Phuket Arcadia Resort & Spa it is located on 75 acres of tropical gardens in the heart of Karon Beach, one of the most beautiful beaches on Phuket’s west coast that offers the ideal privacy amongst the virgin nature. The hotel offers 676 guests rooms, spread between 3 wings of resort, all of which overlook the emerald green sea. All of our rooms are built with individual balconies to allow private view and relaxation.

Every nine in ten of all rooms command a magnificent sea view of Andaman Sea while the remainder overlook the lush green hills. Our two door bathrooms afford a wonderful sea view from the bathtub. Unwind with a traditional Thai massage in the Spa at the Hilton Phuket Arcadia Resort & Spa. Cool off in one of 3 pools, take a free scuba diving class or just relax to the sound of the waterfalls. This village-style resort, set on the sandy Karon Beach,stretches over 75 acres of lush tropical gardens.

The very best Phuket attractions, including Fantasea theme park and Chalong Temple, are just a short drive away.

At the Hilton Phuket Arcadia Resort & Spa, Meetings conference Rooms can turn to another dimension because of a different atmosphere amidst the sea breeze. 5 meeting/function rooms are designed to meet various group sized. The largest room can accommodate up to 1,200 people at one time


List of events to be offered to the delegates of the conference such as:

Phiphi Island Cruise
White Water Rafting
Shopping trips to Phuket and Bangkok
On-site inspections of hospitals, spas and dental clinics in Phuket and Bangkok
A choice of Thai massage or any body treatments in an exclusive spa/clinic
Five days Massage Course with issuance of an internationally-recognized certificate
Three days Sclerology
Aroma Therapy
Sports Fishing Trips
SCUBA diving course and individual day (leisure) diving


Day 1

09:30 am Opening

10:00 am Keynote: We are the leader beacause we are professional in what we do.

10:45 am Morning Tea

11:30 am Keynote: These are the figures: Economic benefits that medical tourism brings.

12:15 pm Keynote: Concerns, Legal Issues within medical tourism

01:00 pm Lunch

01:45 pm Workshop: Developing a medical tourism operation

01:45 pm Workshop: Working with the Hospitals

01:45 pm Workshop: Travel Insurance: This is how we do it.

01:45 pm Workshop: How to develop an increase in our medical tourism network.

03:00 pm Afternoon Tea

03:45 pm Keynote: Working with medical insurance company.

04:30 pm Keynote: Development of an industry-wide recognize set of standards/guidelines.

Day 2
09:30 am Keynote: Customer care is a primary concern

10:00 am Keynote: What happen if something goes wrong

10:45 am Mornign Tea

11:30 am Keynote: Developing skills required for Medical Tourism operators

12:15 pm Keynote: Developing a united voice

01:00 pm Lunch

01:45 pm Workshop: Data collection on how it can benefit your business.

01:45 pm Workshop: Working with medical tourism operators

01:45 pm Workshop: We are the teeth of the industry (dental).

01:45 pm Workshop: Alternative health in a new approach: Introduction to Sclerology

03:00 pm Afternoon Tea

03:45 pm Keynote: The future is bright: Unless you get one of it.

07:30 pm Conference Gala Dinner (Formal Attire)

All work and no play makes for a very dull conference so as part of the event, we organize a great night of entertainment with the combination of the fabulous Thai food and international cuisine. All for only $75 USD. The dinner is a formal event so bring along your best evening clothes and dancing shoes for a tropical night to remember.

Day 3
09:30 am Keynote: Capability Building in Online Medical Correspondence

10:00 am Keynote: Cross Cultural Awareness for Medical and Nursing Practitioners

10:45 am Morning Tea

11:30 am Keynote: Collaborative effors of Medical and Nursing Practinioners

12:15 pm Keynote: English Factors in Medical Tourism Industry


Please complete this form clearly and return to the conference secretary by e-mail. By completing this form, you are agreeing to attend a World Medical Tourism Conference in Phuket, Thailand on September 16th –18th 2009.

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REGISTRATION FEES are as follows: (register early to get a discount!)

July 31, 2008 --------- $ 550
September 30, 2008 ----- $ 700
December 31, 2008 ---- $ 800
February 28, 2009 --- $ 900
April 30, 2009 ----------- $ 1,000 June 30, 2009------------ $ 1,200
August 31, 2009---- $ 1,300

Delegates are urge to register as soon as possible as only 1100 seats are available and the registration is on a first come, first serve basis. We are expecting a very large demand for this conference so the earlier you register, the earlier you secure attendance in this prestigious event.

Your registration fee entitles you to all keynotes and workshops sessions as well as morning, lunch and afternoon tea.

PLEASE NOTE: Conference dinner and the Pre and Post Conference Events are not included in the registration fee.

We have many hotels and resorts to choose from for you to stay during the conference.

Please indicate your price range:
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$200 - $300

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List of events to be offered to the delegates of the conference such as:

Phi Phi Island Cruise
White Water Rafting or A visit to the fascinating Phuket Fantasea
Shopping trips to Phuket and Bangkok
On-site inspections of hospitals, spas and dental clinics in Phuket and Bangkok
A choice of Thai massage or any body treatments in an exclusive spa/wellness clinic
Five days Massage Course with issuance of an internationally recognized certificate
Three days Sclerology
Aroma Therapy
Sports Fishing Trips
SCUBA diving course and individual day (leisure) diving

Thailand means "Land of the Free People" but many have described Thailand aptly as the "Land of Smiles". It is located in the heart of the Southeast Asian mainland and spans across an area of 514, 000 square kilometres. The estimates population as of mid-2002 stand at 63 million people. About 92 per cent of its population are Buddhists. Thais are well-known for their friendliness and hospitality.

Phuket is the largest and most popular island in The Land Of Smiles. Last year (2007), five million people visited this tropical holiday paradise, 670 km south of Bangkok.

What attract everyone is the Thai people’s warm smile, politeness and hospitality. Everywhere you go, their smiles will light up your day. It's not without reason when Thailand is called ‘The Land Of Smiles’.

Another reason to visit Phuket is for its sugary-white beaches and warm water where the tropical sun gives you a tan all year.

Flying down to Phuket from Bangkok take just over one hour and shortly before landing, you will see many small green limestone islands rising up from the sea underneath you, a beautiful sight so different from Bangkok's concrete jungle.

Since the sun in Phuket is very strong, every beach have chairs with umbrellas for rent. But it don't stop tourists from getting burned, as the many red body's are a living proof of. It's easy to be fooled by the sea breeze or cloudy weather into thinking you will not be burned. So it is advisable to bring a bottle of that sun block lotion so that you will have a fantastic holiday and like many people, be eager to be back the next year.

Put on some sunscreen and hit the beach and relax, maybe with a cold beer bought from your friendly beach vendor that will be more then happy to bring a new one without the need to get up, just wave. There is more than enough time after sunset to shop and eat, shops don't close before midnight and you should be happy to know that water temperature hold between 27-29 degrees, if you should feel the urge to swim.

A must for everyone is the trip to Phi Phi Island where. The Beach with leonardo Dicaprio was filmed and Phang-Nga Bay with the limestone cliffs you saw from the plane.

There are two famous show in the evening suited for the whole family. Phuket Fantasea at Kamala and Simon Cabaret Transvestite Show in Patong.

For the golf enthusiast Phuket have four 18-hole golf courses with Blue Canyon Country Club as one of the best in Asia. Banyan Tree Golf Club is another good course located at Laguna Phuket, home to several luxurious hotels.

Want-to-be divers should not miss on the opportunity to get an international Scuba Diving Certificate while on vacation on a tropical island. Phuket is a popular diving destination.


Karon Beach, Phuket, Thailand
Phuket Island

Additional Information

“TWMHTC 2009 is a great opportunity where some key figures representing top health care organizations and medical travel wholesalers will all be under one roof to network and do business,” said Ms. Edubas, Managing Director of SOS Medical Tourism Services.