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Top Health Speakers - Expert Speakers for Your Next Healthcare Industry Event

Ilan Geva

International branding expert, consultant, trainer; Faculty, University of Chicago and DePaul Universities


geva headshotTravels from: Chicago
Home Airport(s): ORD. MDW



  • Featured Keynote Speaker
  • Panelist /Moderator (when booked as featured speaker)
  • Hands-on Skills Trainer, Teacher, Mentor
  • Workshop Facilitator
  • Webinars
  • Remote Presentations (Skype)
  • Audience Surveys
  • Strategic Planning Retreats
  • Stakeholder Consensus Building
  • Pre-conference Workshops



Ilan and Friends
Medical Travel Insight

  • Istanbul Health Expo
  • Israel Medical Tourism Conference
  • Japan Medical Tourism Conference
  • The 2nd. China International Healthcare Services Industry Innovation Development Forum
  • International Healthcare Industrial resources Cooperation & Investment Promotion Conference
  • Cambridge School of Management
  • Society of Physician Entrepreneurs
  • TEMOS-Medical Tourism Conference
  • Forum Portucalense-Porto
  • IMEX AMERICA, Las Vegas 2013
  • World Health & 3rdAge Tourism Congress
  • CME-CEE, Chairman of The MICE Event Congress for Central & Eastern Europe
  • MIHTE 2012 & 2013-Medical Tourism Conference in Kuala Lumpur
  • AIA-Chicago Chapter
  • IMTEC 2013 & 2014
  • MediTour Expo Conference
  • Loyola Graduate School of Business
  • Police Officer’s Credit Union Conference
  • EMTC-European Medical Tourism Conference, Berlin April 2012, Marketing of medical tourism worldwide
  • PHITEX 2011, Philippines Travel Exchange
  • International Press Club of Chicago
  • Turismo de Lisboa
  • Peking University
  • Jinan University
  • Tsinghua University
  • Medical Tourism Conference in Turkey
  • IMT Institute of Management Technology, Ghaziabad
  • Destination Representation and Management Consulting (1993-)
  • Branding and Marketing Services Consultancy (1993-)
  • VP, Creative Director
  • VP Executive Creative Director
  • Creative Supervisor
  • Management national promotional projects
  • Managed complicated authorized art resources (Disney, Mattell)
  • LEO BURNETT CO – Associate Creative Director
  • OGILVY & MATHER Johannesburg, LA, Chicago (1981-89)

Rehabilitation Institute of Chicago, Kaiser Permanente Insurance of California,  Mercy Hospital- Des Moines, Open System Imaging,  Lasik Plus,  Alexian Brothers Hospital, Swank Healthcare, Glaxo Smith Klein & Richardson, Vicks- South Africa, Bayer Aspirin, Gusib Health Tourism Organization & Consulting, ME-DENT Regenerative Medicine, Dentistry and Stem Cell, Wallcott Holdings – Sydney and New York, Anderson Podiatry Center, University of Chicago Medical, The Mexico Tourism Board,  Lisbon Convention Bureau, Turismo de Portugal, British Tourism Authority,  Hawaii Tourism Authority,  Israel Ministry of Tourism,  Illinois Department of Tourism,  State of Iowa Tourism Division,  Satour (South African Tourism),  Turkish Tourism, McDonald’s, United Airlines, Visa, American Express, Shell, Unilever, Citibank, VW, Audi, Fiat, Avis, Sears, Coca Cola and many more.

  • His work has won over 100 industry awards around the world
  • Won the Kellstadt Marketing Center distinguished professional educator award at DePaul University in Chicago
  • Won the Excellence in Teaching Award from the University of Chicago
  • Represented the City of Lisbon in all MICE activity in the U.S.
  • Speaks English and Hebrew, Limited French and Romanian
  • Clio Award – 1984
  • Loerie Award 1983
  • John Caples Award 1988
  • ECHO award from DMA -1989
  • Adrian Award from HSMAI 2008, for creative excellence in destination marketing
  • President of the Board, Chicago Arts Orchestra
  • Board Member, Chicago Festival of Israeli Cinema

Arlen Meyers, MD, MBA

Co-Founder, President and CEO, Society of Physician Entrepreneurs (SOPE)

Arlen Meyers, MD MBATravels From: Denver Colorado
Home Airport: DEN

  • Featured Keynote Speaker
  • Panelist /Moderator (when booked as featured speaker)
  • Webinars
  • Strategic Planning Retreats
  • Pre-conference Workshops
  • Grand Rounds

LinkedIn: 18000+ followers
Google +



  • Biomedical innovation
  • Health Policy
  • Startup Strategy
  • Health innovation
  • Entrepreneurship

Sell the Bullets: Advice to Physician Entrepreneurs (2012)
Building the Case for Biotechnology: Management Case Studies in Science, Laws, Regulations, Politics, and Business (2010)
The Life Science Innovation Roadmap: Getting Your Ideas to Market (2012)
Optical Detection of Cancer (2011)
Biological Basis of Facial Plastic Surgery (1993)
Oral Medicine, An Issue of Otolaryngologic Clinics, 1e (The Clinics: Surgery) (2010)
Oral Cancer, An Issue of Otolaryngologic Clinics, 1e (The Clinics: Surgery) (2006)
Bioengineering in Otolaryngology, An Issue of Otolaryngologic Clinics, 1e (The Clinics: Surgery) (2005)

  • Editor in Chief-Medscape Reference Otolaryngology-Facial Plastic Surgery – WebMD
  • Journal of Technology Transfer and Entrepreneurship – Editorial Board Member
  • Fellow – National Academy of Inventors
  • Mentors’ Guild – Life science and Digital Health Technology Development
  • Commercialization Consulting – Life Sciences; Digital Health Technology
  • Professor of Dentistry
  • Professor of Otorhinolaryngology
  • 40 Years Speaking Experience
  • Presents in English

Maria Todd

CEO at Mercury Advisory Group

Strategic adviser to healthcare and health tourism businesses, investors, journalists & government leaders

Maria K ToddTravels From: Denver, Colorado USA
Airport Code: DEN

Available for:
  • Featured Keynote Speaker
  • Panelist /Moderator (when booked as featured speaker)
  • Hands-on Skills Trainer
  • Workshop Facilitator
  • Webinars
  • Remote Presentations (Skype / Google Hangouts)
  • Audience Surveys
  • Strategic Planning Retreats
  • Stakeholder Consensus Building
  • Pre-conference Workshops
Sample Program Summaries

Analyzing and Negotiating Managed Care Agreements
Capitation and Risk-based Contracting Readiness
Making the Leap from Medical Tourism Supplier Marketing to National Destination Strategy
Planning Your Transition to Concierge Medicine
Using Medical and Wellness Tourism to Attract Foreign Investment

Social Media Channels:

LinkedIn: ~ 5000 followers
Facebook: ~ 1700 followers
Twitter: ~ 1500 followers
BlogTalkRadio  “AskMariaTodd™”

Blog / Website:

Official Website:

Books Authored:
  • The Managed Care Contracting Handbook (1996)
  • The Managed Care Contracting Handbook, 2nd edition (2009)
  • The Physician Employment Contracting Handbook (1999)
  • The Physician Employment Contracting Handbook, 2nd edition (2010)
  • IPA, PHO, MSO Development Strategies (1997)
  • Physician Integration & Alignment: IPA, PHO, MSO, ACOs and Beyond (2012)
  • The Handbook of Concierge Medical Practice Design (2015)
  • The Handbook of Medical Tourism Program Development (2012)
  • The Medical Tourism Facilitator’s Handbook (2012)
  • The Employers’ Handbook of Medical Tourism Benefit Design (2015)
  • The HIPAA Toolkit of Forms, Policies & Procedure Templates (2003)
  • The Ultimate Handbook of Marketing Strategies for Medical Tourism (2015)
  • Handbook of Thermal & Rehabilitation Resort Development (2015)
Professional Work Experience:


  • OR Nurse (1986-1987)
  • EMT/Firefighter (Volunteer) (1976-1980)
  • Hospital Administration (1987-1989)
  • Hospital Business Office Manager (1987-1989)
  • Ambulatory Surgery Administrator (2002-2003)
  • HMO Provider Relations Director (1991-1992)
  • IPA, PHO, ACO Administration & Developer (2001-)
  • Managed Care Contract Negotiator (1989-)
  • Multispecialty Medical Group Practice Administrator (1987)
  • Health Law Paralegal (1988-)
  • Managed Care Contract Dispute Resolution/Mediation (2001-)
  • TPA Owner-Executive (2008-2013)
  • Hospital/ASC Accreditation Consultant (2001-)
  • Physician Marketing & Branding Consultant (1988-)
  • Concierge Medical Practice Startup Consultant (2007-)
  • Medical Tourism Provider Network Executive (2003-2013)
  • Medical Tourism Facilitator /Case Manager (1988-2013)
  • Former IATA-accredited Travel Agent (1977-1980)
  • Former Tour Operator (1977-1980)
  • Former Jazz Radio Disc Jockey (1976)
Professional Speaker Experience/Recognition:
  • 2800+ Presentations since 1989
  • HFMA ANI Distinguished Speaker Award (2003, 2005, 2007, 2008, 2009)
  • IBN Events Speaker Excellence Award (2012, Malaysia)
  • Lifetime Achievement Award for Medical Tourism (2013, Mexico)
  • 70,000+ Participants
  • Former HFMA Education Chair (NV, CO)
  • Former Education Chair, Global Health Travel Council
  • Former Education Chair, Healthcare Business Institute
  • Internationally recognized speaker in 115+ countries
Current & Past Clients:

Cleveland Clinic, HealthSouth, KCI, Allergan, Bristol Myers Squibb, Stemgenix®, GlaxoSmithKline, A&K Global Health, Fortress Investment Group, Marshfield Clinic, Pinnacol Assurance, Gundersen Health, Pediatrix®, Hill-Rom, Cancer Treatment Centers of America, Wisconsin Hospital Association, FHN Memorial Hospital, Mayo Clinic, McGraw Hill Healthcare Education Group, Indiana Regional Medical Center, UF Shands Hospital, UCLA Medical Center, Spectrum Health, HCA, Anderson Podiatry Center, East West Health Centers, HFMA Maryland, HFMA Colorado, HFMA Imperial Chapter, HFMA Sunflower Chapter, HFMA New Jersey, HFMA Region 1, HFMA Region 11, Tenet, HFMA Region 5, HFMA Region 6, MGMA, HFMA Region 10, HFMA Georgia, HFMA Florida, Deutsche Gesellschaft für Internationale Zusammenarbeit (GIZ) , Mahidol University, University of Chicago, Taj Hotels, Turkish Health Tourism Development Council, Global Health Connections, Opal Events, NAHU, World Congress, IBN Events, MGMA, PAHCOM, and others.

Pro bono work:

Denver & vicinity only
Limited to one non-profit association/month

  • Professional Audience Response System (ARS) available for audience surveys (80 keypads)
  • Holds current multi-entry business visa for India (exp 2018)
  • WHO Yellow Fever Immunization (exp 2022)
  • Travel Vax: Hep-A, MMR, DPT, Polio, Typhoid
  • Holds annual travel accident insurance policy (ex 01/2016)
  • USPTO trademark for new term of art (2010) Globally Integrated Health Delivery System®
  • FEMA-Certified in Small Business and Healthcare Disaster Recovery
  • Business class air travel (or confirmed upgrade) required on all overseas flights



Posted in AAAASF / AAAASF-I, AAAHC, AABB, Accountable Care Organizations, Accreditation Canada, Accreditation Schemes, Benefit Design, Branding, Bundled Case Rates, Capitated Reimbursement, CARF, Cluster Development, COFEPRIS, COHSASA, Concierge Medicine, Contracting, Cost Containment, Denials & Appeals, Destination Development, Developing Nations, Digital Marketing, Disaster Recovery, DNV, ESPA, EU CBHD, EURAMI, HCAHPS, Health Insurance, Health Travel, Healthcare Marketing, Hospital Accreditation, Hospital Management, Hospital Marketing, Intl Patient Department, IPMI, Joint Commission, Joint Commission Intl, Managed Care, MedEvac Coordination, Medical Tourism, MSQH, NCQA, Negotiation Tactics, Patient Centered Medical Homes, Physician Employment, Provider Advertising, Provider Networks, QHA/Trent, Quality & Safety, Referral Marketing, Reimbursement, Remote Worksite Telehealth, Revenue Cycle, Rural Health, Social Media Marketing, Startup /Strategy, Startup Strategy, Stem Cell Therapies, Strategy, Telemedicine, Thermalism, Travel Assistance, US Healthcare Reform, Workers Compensation, Worksite Health

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