Agenda & Schedule

Preliminary Agenda

Updated August, 29, 2016

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September 27, 2016

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

September 28, 2016

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
  • 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
  • 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 pm – 12:25 pm

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

  • 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

  • Michael Burke, Director, UCLA Health International and Director, Business Development, UCLA Center for World Health
  • Javier Vinals, Founder, Careexpand
  • 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

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

06:00 pm – 08:00 pm

  • VIP Cocktail (only for Sponsors)

September 29, 2016

Medical Travel & Global Healthcare Business Summit West Coast Small Business Summit

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  Luncheon

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

02:00 pm – 03:00 pm 

Regulations:

  • 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!