Malaysia International Medical Tourism 2011
Venue: Grand Seasons Hotel
|Event Date/Time: May 18, 2011||End Date/Time: May 20, 2011|
|Registration Date: Apr 30, 2011|
|Early Registration Date: Apr 15, 2011|
|Abstract Submission Date: Mar 15, 2011|
|Paper Submission Date: Mar 31, 2011|
Medical tourists from all parts of the globe choose Malaysia for the high quality of medical treatment on offer, provided in world-class facilities. The government is busy promoting the country as a medical tourism hub with both critical care as well as preventative care offered. Cardiac procedures are particularly popular, but a wide array of other procedures is available.
Malaysia is among the worldâ€™s top five medical tourism destinations for medical tourists and foreign investors. Selected based on the quality and affordability of medical care and receptiveness to foreign investment, Malaysia came in third behind Panama and Brazil, and was followed by Costa Rica and India.
Malaysiaâ€™s medical tourism industry has seen staggering growth in recent years. From 2001 to 2006, the number of foreigners seeking healthcare services in Malaysia almost tripled from 75,210 patients to 296,687 patients. The large volume of patients in 2006 brought approximately USD59 million or RM203.66 million in revenue.
Much of Malaysiaâ€™s attraction lies in the wide array of medical services and procedures including dental, cosmetic and cardiac surgeries at significantly lower costs compared with the United States. Foreign medical tourists and investors are attracted by Malaysiaâ€™s favourable exchange rate, political and economic stability and high rate of literacy.
With 88.5% of the population living within three miles of a public health clinic or private practitioner and under Malaysiaâ€™s current health tourism promotion drive, 35 private hospitals in the country have been identified to promote Malaysia as a health tourist destination.
Although not as popular as neighboring Thailand for cosmetic surgery, Malaysia nevertheless offers world class plastic surgery facilities that draw huge numbers of medical tourists each year. Kuala Lumpur is the main hub for plastic surgery procedures, closely followed by Penang.
Malaysiaâ€™s growing reputation on the world healthcare map has also been recognised by a number of international and regional medical associations.
WE are now calling for papers to be submitted for the Conference Session. Interested Speakers are to forward their Abstract within 300 wordings inclusive their Bio-data to reach the Conference Secretariat before March 31, 2011.
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