Olympic Gold Medalist-Cancer Survivor Among Speakers at World Medical Tourism & Global Healthcare Congress

Aug 26, 2015, 08:00 ET from Medical Tourism Association

ORLANDO, Fla., Aug. 26, 2015 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Olympic Gold Medalist and network television figure skating commentator Scott Hamilton, who knows a thing or two about overcoming obstacles – no bigger than cancer, will be among the keynote speakers at the 8th World Medical Tourism & Global Healthcare Congress, Sept. 27-30, 2015, in Orlando, Fla., the Medical Tourism Association® announced today.

As a survivor of testicular cancer in 1997, who later successfully overcame a benign brain tumor in 2004 and its recurrence in 2010, Hamilton is a constant reminder that with fortitude, anything is possible. The best-selling author, humanitarian and gold medal-winner at the 1984 Winter Olympics in Sarajevo, Hamilton will among some 100 speakers at the annual educational and networking platform – considered the world's largest medical tourism event -- for hospital administrators, doctors and clinicians, employers, government policymakers, insurance executives, travel and tourism entities and related healthcare interests.

The Scott Hamilton Proton Center, a $109 million not-for-profit cancer treatment facility scheduled to open just outside Nashville, Tenn., in 2016, will be operated by the Scott Hamilton CARES Foundation and Knoxville, Tenn.-based Provision Proton Centers, one of just 14 proton therapy treatment centers in the United States and a sponsor of the World Medical Tourism & Global Healthcare Congress.

Other speakers to address affordable healthcare, niche medical tourism sectors, employee insurance benefits, marketing international destinations, and advancements in science and technology include Dr. Jim Loehr, a world-renowned performance psychologist; Dr. John Armstrong, Surgeon General and Secretary of Health for the State of Florida; David Meerman Scott, best-selling author and social media marketer; and Daniel Asa Rose, author of "Larry's Kidney: How I Found Myself in China with My Black-Sheep Cousin to Get Him a Transplant … and Save His Life." For a complete list of speakers, visit: http://www.medicaltourismcongress.com/2015-speakers/

The Congress agenda features the 6th Global Ministerial Summit, the 4th Medical Directors Summit, the 3rd Global Women's Leadership Summit, regional and industry forums, and educational workshops included among more than 1,000 networking meetings for up to 200 qualified buyers of healthcare. Participants, sponsors and invited speakers can keep abreast of Congress updates at www.MedicalTourismCongress.com.

About the Medical Tourism Association®
As the first membership-based international nonprofit trade organization and think-tank for the medical tourism and healthcare industries, the Medical Tourism Association® develops and implements creative and sustainable strategies for attracting direct foreign investments. The MTA provides advisory services to investors researching the industry and matches these financiers with medical tourism-related projects. www.MedicalTourismAssociation.com

CONTACT: Joseph Harkins, 561-791-2000, jharkins@medicaltourismassociation.com


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