International Conference „ Health Tourism“ in Cologne, Germany, 14 -16 Nov 2010


Temos GmbH Linder Hoehe • 51147 Cologne • Tel +49 (0)2203-601 2545 • Fax +49 (0)2203-630 30

Web • Email [email protected]

Managing Directors: Dr. Claudia Mika, Achim Poertner

Temos is a spin-off of the

German Aerospace Center

International Conference „ Health Tourism“ in Cologne, Germany

Cologne, June 15, 2010

For the second time the German Aerospace Center (DLR) and Temos host an international conference on health tourism. In the framework of the „2nd International Temos Conference – Healthcare Abroad & Health Tourism“ international experts discuss from November 14 to 16 2010 opportunities and risks of medical treatment abroad. Further topics of the Conference, which takes place in the “MediaPark” Cologne, are dental tourism, assistance medicine, telemedicine applications for health tourism, travelers, and chronically ill patients.

The Conference offers participants from (travel) health insurances, assistances, research and science, politics and medical service providers an excellent platform for business and the exchange of knowledge.

UNO and the European Space Agency ESA are also involved in the Temos Conference.

Growing market: health tourism

More and more people are traveling worldwide for private or business reasons; in 2009 more than 1 billion people. Parallel to an increasing number of travelers the number of patients – either due to an emergency or planned medical treatment – rises too.

Health tourism is one of the growing markets worldwide. But the treatment of international patients is a challenge: quality, costs, different cultures, and legal aspects have to be considered and distances have to be overcome. The Temos Conference deals with these topics in expert presentations, discussions and the exhibition.

Temos GmbH - Linder Hoehe • 51147 Cologne • Tel +49 (0)2203-601 2545 • Fax +49 (0)2203-630 30

Web • Email [email protected]

Managing Directors: Dr. Claudia Mika, Achim Poertner

About Temos

Temos GmbH ( is a spin-off of the German Aerospace Center (DLR) situated in Cologne, Germany. Optimization and improvement of the quality in medical care worldwide is the main field of activity of the service provider Temos.

Quality inspections and the assessment of hospitals, clinics and practices worldwide to ensure a high quality medical treatment of international patients – in case of an emergency but also for planned treatment as part of medical tourism – is the main business of Temos. The basis of the standardized quality checks is a system developed together with travel health insurances, experts from different quality management systems, medicine, science, and the German Aerospace Center. Hospitals and clinics worldwide can apply for the Temos quality inspection. Insurances, physicians, patients and interested parties can obtain information about Temos certified hospitals and clinics free of charge on (

About the German Aerospace Center (DLR)

DLR is Germany's national research center for aeronautics and space. Its extensive research and development work in aeronautics, space, transportation and energy is integrated into national and international cooperative ventures. As Germany's Space Agency, the German federal government has given DLR responsibility for the forward planning and implementation of the German space program as well as international representation of Germany's interests.

Approximately 6200 people work for DLR; the center has 29 institutes and facilities at 13 locations in Germany: Berlin, Bonn, Braunschweig, Bremen, Cologne (headquarters), Goettingen, Hamburg, Lampoldshausen, Neustrelitz, Oberpfaffenhofen, Stuttgart, Trauen and Weilheim. DLR also has offices in Brussels, Paris and Washington, D.C.

Contact and further information:

Dr. Claudia Mika

Managing Director Temos GmbH

Linder Hoehe

51147 Cologne

Email: [email protected]

Tel. 02203 – 601 3000

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