Chairman/CEO Tourism Media & Events, Editor at Eleftheros Typos, Insider, Tourismtoday
I am pleased to welcome you to the “1st Health Travel International Conference”, taking place fully virtually on May 4th & 5th, 2023, organized by the Institute of Social and Preventive Medicine (ISPM), a private nonprofit organization. The Conference is under the auspices of the Greek Ministries of Health and Tourism and in partnership with the Hellenic Chamber of Hotels. The programme will cover three main thematic areas: Medical Tourism, Thermal/Spa Tourism & Wellness Tourism.
The “1st Health Travel International Conference” will try to bring together high-level experts from Europe and beyond, aspiring to become a true forum for the exchange of experience, good practices, innovation and mutual support.
Health travel is a global trend and Greece as the country of origin of Hippocrates and Asclepios aims to become a main destination exploiting its natural beauty and quality services. With well-trained health professionals, many thermal springs and exquisite hotel facilities, the Conference will attempt to showcase the innate qualities of the country with the contribution of national and international experts as well as representatives of national scientific, professional, and governmental organizations.
The Conference will demonstrate how health travel can drive change, economic growth, and create employment opportunities. The event will serve as the meeting point for all interested parties, encourage partnerships, share good practices and success stories, and showcase deliverables, first outlines of roadmaps and recommendations.
This can be an ideal opportunity to capitalize on the presence of peer organizations, key opinion leaders and a well-targeted audience of interested parties and stakeholders in order to meet your objectives and maximize the benefits of joining the effort to further develop health travel in Greece and worldwide.
We kindly ask for your contribution and we look forward to our fruitful cooperation to make the forthcoming Conference a successful event.
Yannis Tountas, MD, MPH, PhD
Professor Emeritus of Social and Preventive Medicine, University of Athens
President of the Conference and Director of ISPM
Under the auspices of the Greek Ministry of Health and the Greek Ministry of Tourism