2016 Medical Travel & Global Healthcare Business Summit


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Scott Stringer
The L.A. Hotel Downtown

333 S Figueroa S
Los Angeles, CA 90071
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07:30 am - 07:00 pm

Registration Open

08:00 am - 12:00 pm

Tours and Meetings at UCLA Center for World Health, Ronald Reagan UCLA Medical Center, UCLA CASIT (Center for Advanced Surgical and Interventional Technology) (only for sponsors)

04:00 pm – 06:00 pm

Annual Meeting of the “Latin American network of Medical Tourism LATS” (private meeting)

08:00 pm - 10:00 pm

Exhibitor Set-Up

06:00 am - 08:00 am

Exhibitor Set-Up

07:30 am - 06:30 pm

Registration open

08:30 am - 09:45 am

Welcome Remarks and Keynote Address

  • Clifton Orme, Vice-President, PROMED, Costa Rica
  • Dr. Carlos Salazar, Vice-President, Costa Rican Medical Board
  • Hector Barreto, President, Latino Coalition
  • Los Angeles Latino Chamber of Commerce Keynote speaker: H.E. Roman Macaya, Ambassador of Costa Rica in the United States of America

09:45 am - 10:00 am

Industry Flash: Medical Travel as a cost savings option for US Employers

  • Andrés Campos, Vice President, Passport for Health

10:00 am - 10:30 am

Networking Break

10:30 am - 11:20 am

Panel: Healthcare in the US: Challenges and Opportunities

  • Joel White, President, Council for Affordable Healthcare
  • Dr. Carlos Esquivel, Stanford University
  • Rafael Rivera, Executive Director, PIHRA

11:20 am - 11:35 am

Industry Flash: Building Awareness in the U.S. of Medical Travel Options

Jennifer M. Cordero, Founder & CEO, MILA Research & Advisory, LLC

11:35 am - 12:25 pm

Panel: International Medical Education. How to Achieve a Global Healthcare Curriculum

  • Dr. Jorge Lazareff, Director, International Medical Initiatives, UCLA Center for World Health
  • UNIBE University
  • Cleveland Clinic Global Leadership Programs

12:25 pm - 12:40 pm

Industry Flash: International Accreditation as a key component in the medical travel industry

Luis Cabezas, Canadian Healthcare Council

12:40 pm - 02:30 pm

Networking Lunch. Sponsored by Argentina. Healthcare

02:30 pm - 03:20 pm

Panel: Telemedicine

  • Mr. Michael Burke, Director, UCLA Health International and Director, Business Development, UCLA Center for World Health
  • Dr. Javier Vinals, Founder, Careexpand
  • Dr. Michael K. Ong, Associate Professor, UCLA David Geffen School of Medicine and Director, UCLA Connected Health

03:20 pm - 03:35 pm

Industry Flash: Medical Cannabis a new niche for the Medical and Wellness Travel Industry

Simone Cimiluca-Radzins, Founder and CEO, Kalogia

03:35 pm - 04:00 pm

Networking Break

04:30 pm - 05:30 pm

Panel: Clinical Trials: Opportunities in Latin American Countries

  • Dr. Alberto Hernandez, CENCEC Cuba
  • Daniel Zang, ICS, Inc., Johns Hopkins University

06:00 pm - 08:00 pm

VIP Cocktail (only for Sponsors)

07:30 am - 08:15 am

Breakfast & Registration

08:30 am - 10:00 am

Opening Session & Latina Breakfast
Welcoming Remarks
Remarks: “Why Latina Matter” Presentation

10:15 am - 11:15 am

Procurement: Key Strategies for Accessing Corporate and Government Contracts

10:15 am - 11:15 am

Access to Capital: Financial Solutions for your Small Business

11:15 am - 12:00 pm

Networking Break

12:00 pm - 01:30 pm

Is it the Best of Times or the Worst of Times? The State of Hispanic Small Business

02:00 pm - 03:00 pm

Who Cares What Happens in Washington? We Do.
What the Changes in the Political Landscape May Mean for Your Business

03:15 pm - 04:15 pm

“The Rising American Electorate: Latinos and the 2016 Elections”
Speaker: Carlos Cordoba, Principal, 2030 Strategy- TLC Voter Survey

02:00 pm - 04:00 pm

Business Matchmaking

04:00 pm - 04:45 pm

Networking Break

05:00 pm - 07:00 pm

Closing Reception: Celebrating Hispanic Heritage Month!