Thursday, 17 March 2016

Upcoming conference: 8th International Forum for Health Tourism - Romania - 21-23 April 2016

The central aim of the International Forum for Health Tourism (IFHT) is to create a platform for debate between leading medical and tourism practitioners, academics, representatives of Romanian public authorities, as well as national and international certification bodies in medical and health tourism.

An underlining objective of the Forum is to examine the international context of medical tourism and to generate a better understanding of Romania’s potential as a destination for health and medical tourism. IFTS encourages discussions that relate research with practice and strives to facilitate a dialogue between academics, various medical and tourism practitioners, and public authorities.

We invite speakers to present papers that focus on issues such as: 
  • quality management in the provision of health services;
  • the strengths and weaknesses of medical tourism destinations;
  • the impact of policies and governmental strategies on health tourism;
  • international competitiveness and innovative marketing strategies in the export of health services;
  • international patients’ experiences and safety. 
We also welcome proposals from speakers wishing to discuss other aspects of health tourism.

Those interested to attend are requested to send an abstract to by March 28.
The 8th edition of the International Forum for Health Tourism is organised by the Amphitheatre Foundation in partnership with the National Authority for Quality Management in Healthcare and it is held under the auspices of the Medical Cluster ‘Health Romania’. This edition of the Forum will take place in Râmnicu-Vâlcea, between 21-23 April 2016. For details regarding the costs of the conference, please follow the link below and see details provided under Registration