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Hotels Bridging Healthcare (H2H); A Conference on Hotel, Wellness and
Medical Tourism Entrepreneurship,

Grand Resort Bad Ragaz, Switzerland, June 16-19, 2012




October 2011
- A new trend where recovery meets the comfort of a luxury hotel, wellness center with the finest food.
 
Registration is now open for Hotels Bridging Healthcare (H2H), a conference on hotel, wellness and medical tourism entrepreneurship designed to provide an overview of medical tourism today and the future and concept of H2H with wellness spas.
www.lerner.udel.edu/hrim/h2hconference
 
Organized by co-chairs Ali Poorani and Frederick DeMicco of the Department of Hotel, Restaurant and Institutional Management at the University of Delaware, the conference will focus on the development, operation and branding of medical tourism services developed between hotels, resorts and medical facilities.

The conference will be held Saturday, June 16, through Tuesday, June 19, 2012 at the Grand Resort Bad Ragaz Wellbeing and Medical Health Center in Switzerland. Participants can register online at:  https://primus.nss.udel.edu/casforms/hrim/h2h/
 
Other agenda items include panel presentations and discussions on the operational model of Bad Ragaz, the branding of cities and towns for medical tourism, financial and investment issues, potential infrastructure and legal issues and the impact on doctor/patient communication.
 
Max Koppel, M.D., clinical associate professor at Thomas Jefferson University in Philadelphia, has collaborated with Poorani and DeMicco and will preside as the H2H conference medical advisor. According to Koppel, “the conference will advance the international availability of highest quality care with fewer bureaucratic barriers.”

“The conference will also focus on patient dignity, safety and expanded freedom of choice through the hospitality concept,” said Koppel.
 
The conference is sponsored by Hospitality Associates for Research and Training (HART); the University of Delaware; the Alfred Lerner College of Business and Economics; the Department of Hotel, Restaurant and Institution Management; and the College of Health Sciences.
 
For more information, please contact:  Dr. Fred DeMicco; fdemicco@udel.edu or Dr. Ali Poorani; poorani@udel.edu


Contact:

Dr. Fred DeMicco
fdemicco@udel.edu

Dr. Ali Poorani
poorani@udel.edu

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