Texans First in the Nation to Explore Opportunities for Medical Travel

Your Medical Travel & Health Expo Debuts in Dallas and Austin, TX

Texas residents will have the first look at the growing array of options for accessing high quality medical care at significantly lower costs when the first consumer-focused medical travel expos debut in the Lone Star State: Your Medical Travel & Health Expos:

Saturday, Sunday, October 25-26, 2008, Hilton DFW Lakes, Dallas, Texas;
Saturday, Sunday, November 1-2, 2008, Renaissance Hotel, Austin, Texas.

"Texas is a logical location to kick-off this year-long schedule of medical travel consumer expos, based upon the high level of interest among Texans who either pay their own medical bills or seek procedures not covered by their medical insurance," states Skip Brickley, CEO of Transmarx, LLC, one of the country's premier conference and trade show producers. "Traveling to nearby destinations such as Central and South America, Asia, New Zealand, and Israel, means documented high quality care at a fraction of U.S. costs. Hospitals, providers, medical travel experts, spas, and wellness centers throughout the world will be on hand to offer education and guidance. It is the first show of its kind and all participants look forward to meeting Texas residents."

Brickley adds that Americans are ready to take advantage of the benefits of medical travel and anxious to learn more about the latest developments in health and wellness. Attendees will have the opportunity to take part in a wide range of health and wellness

activities, including personal visits with medical travel facilitators and providers; free health screenings; meetings with on-site personal trainers; and opportunities to learn more about healthy eating.

"There will be a wealth of resources on hand to help people discover their options for specialty care including orthopedic, cardiac, dental, bariatric, and cosmetic surgery," says Brickley. "Today, Americans are also interested in opportunities to access care that is not available in the U.S. such as stem cell transplantation, organ transplants as well as lower cost in-vitro fertilization (IVF). People are amazed that these options now exist."

Expo visitors can also take advantage of health screenings including blood pressure and cholesterol testing, disease management counseling, healthy nutrition, fitness and, exercise coaching. Giveaways and prize drawings will supplement the informational and educational experience.

Admission to Your Medical Travel & Health Expo is $5.00 per person when preregistering online

About Your Medical Travel & Health Expo

Your Medical Travel & Health Expos are organized to provide consumers nationwide with information about traveling outside the United States for quality medical care at a fraction of the cost. Expos will be held throughout 2009 in cities nationwide. Visit www.themedicalroadshow.com.

About IMTA

The International Medical Travel Association is a global organization of stakeholders in the international medical travel industry, representing leading health care providers, medical travel facilitators and related industry service providers around the world. IMTA supports the development of international industry standards and best practices that promote and advance medical quality, safety, and transparency for the international patient, and that preserve and protect the doctor-patient relationship. IMTA, www.intlmta.org, is a not-for-profit association funded by membership dues and programs.