Croatian medical tourism meeting held in Cleveland

Association of Croatian American Professional held their second annual meeting to discuss medical tourism


Croatian Ambassador to the United States Pjer Šimunović and leading medical professionals from the United States and Croatia participated

CLEVELAND, March 29, 2019 – The Association of Croatian American Professionals (ACAP) has hosted professionals from the United States and Croatia to advance the agenda of the ACAP Medical Task Force.  Pjer Šimunović, Ambassador of the Republic of Croatia to the United States, addressed the task force at the gathering in Cleveland on Saturday March 30th.

This event marked the third gathering for the ACAP Medical Tourism task force. The initiative was launched in 2018 to identify opportunities for businesses and professionals to create relationships and open dialogue with organizations and entities in Croatia involved in the growing healthcare sector of medical tourism.

“Our task force allows our members to bring forth their creative vision and talent to help Croatian businesses in the health sector understand how we, as Croatian-American professionals, can help leverage and make the region more attractive for patients and travelers looking for quality medical tourism experiences,” Dr. Steven Pavletić, MD, ACAP vice president and chair of ACAP Medical Task Force. Dr. Pavletić serves as a senior clinician at the Center for Cancer Research for the National Cancer Institute.

Saturday’s gathering began the formal process to implement task force actions discussed in prior meetings held in San Jose, California and Washington, D.C. in the last year.  Major initiatives for the task force included creating a centralized medical health tourism information website, educating health professionals abroad about wellness medicine as applied to patient care, developing a cancer center in Croatia and finalizing an education program that enables Croatian healthcare students to spend clinical time at a hospital in the U.S.

Other industry leaders participating in the discussions include Ognjen Bagatin, CEO of the Bagatin Clinic, Dr. Mladen Golubić, MD, medical director for the Cleveland Clinic Center for Lifestyle Medicine and several leading experts and consultants from around the world.

The discussions took place at the Four Points Sheraton Hotel in Eastlake, Ohio and included a wide range of topics including business and education perspectives, an update from the Croatian Ministry of Health and a pulse of the overall medical tourism industry in Croatia.

About ACAP:

The Association of Croatian American Professionals brings together professionals, business leaders, academics, students and community organizers. Our mission is to foster leadership, collaboration and to promote the advancement of issues relevant to the Croatian-American community. ACAP is a non-profit 501c (6).

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