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Call for abstracts - academic conference on medical travel & cross-border healthcare

  • 1.  Call for abstracts - academic conference on medical travel & cross-border healthcare

    Posted 02-28-2020 11:40
    ​Hi AOM-HCMD colleagues, if your research interests involve cross-border healthcare and you're interested in visiting Madrid, please see the announcement below.

    The IMTJ hosts this academic forum every other year; I participated two years ago and found it very unique and valuable – a very diverse and eclectic group of scholars whose presentations collectively provided a rich perspective on what's going on globally in this space. I am participating on the planning committee this time around; if you have any questions about the conference, please feel free to reach out to me directly.  Thanks, Andy

    Call for Abstracts: Academic Conference on Medical Travel & Cross Border Care - Strengthening the Science




    Academic Conference on Medical Travel and Cross Border Healthcare Medical Travel: Strengthening the Science Madrid, Spain, 24-25 September 2020


    This two-day conference aims to bring together scholars from academic and research institutions from around the world to critically examine and discuss macro and micro-level issues of medical travel, with a particular focus on:

    • Geo-political events and risks affecting medical travel
    • Clinical outcomes and patient experience for medical travel providers
    • Effectiveness of government policy and strategy for facilitating medical travel
    • Service quality and safety for medical travellers
    • Health system investments locally and globally
    • Social and ethical considerations related to medical travel


    The goals of this program extend beyond presentations and include facilitating new scholarly collaborations. The conference conveners hope to encourage the cultivation of relationships that can help scholars pursue international comparisons on the many topics important to the medical travel sector. To this end, a portion of the meeting time will focus on facilitating professional networking and incubation of new research ideas. 


    The Academic Conference (24-25 September 2020) will overlap with the IMTJ Medical Travel Summit (23-24 September 2020), which brings together governmental and industry representatives from around the world who are involved in the development of medical tourism. This joint scheduling will provide a unique opportunity for conference participants to attend parts of the IMTJ Medical Travel Summit and actively foster and engage in much-needed cross-sectoral knowledge exchange and dialogue.

    How to submit

    To submit a paper proposal, please send an email with a 250-word abstract and a 100-word bio via the on-line abstract submission form by April 15, 2020. Scholars and researchers in any stage of their career are encouraged to share their research. Successful applicants will be contacted by May 1, 2020, and will be expected to register for the conference by August 1, 2020, to secure their place in the September 2020 conference programme.


    Conference registration and fees

    Information about conference registration can be found here. Academic rates are only available to attendees whose work is affiliated with an academic or research institution.

    2-day access to the academic conference

    EUR 300

    2-day access to the academic conference + 1-day access to the IMTJ Annual Summit

    EUR 450


    Conference location

    The Academic Conference and the IMTJ Summit will be held at the Hotel Elba Madrid Alcalá in Madrid, Spain. Information about the venue can be found on the conference website.


    For further information...

    For further information about the call for papers, please contact a member of the Academic Advisory Board:



    For further queries about conference logistics, please refer to the IMTJ Academic Conference site or contact the Event Director, Sarah Ward:

    Andrew Garman
    Rush University
    Chicago IL
    (312) 942-7892