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Share a case for discussion at the ITIC Global 2021 Medical Directors Forum

The Medical Directors’ Forum is not about celebrating great successes, but rather identifying frustrations and failures from which the industry can learn. Difficult air evacuations, bad outcomes with local providers, departures from evidence-based medicine and the kind of cases that challenge diagnostics and treatment skills present the best kind of knowledge exchange.

Participating in the Medical Directors’ Forum at ITIC Global offers your organisation the opportunity to review clinically challenging cases with your international peers, particularly those where treatment decisions were controversial. Whatever the outcome, your case may help the industry learn from your team’s experiences. 

We are delighted to confirm Dr Bettina Vadera and Dr Alex Veldman will co-chair the discussions at this year’s Medical Directors Forum on Tuesday 2 November, 14:30 GMT at ITIC Global 2021 in Madrid.

They will lead discussions to allow medical directors from across sectors and around the world to exchange best practice protocols, share lessons learned, and discuss how the global medical assistance industry can come out of the Covid-19 pandemic with stronger customer solutions that enable great patient care and balance the books.

How to participate in the Medical Directors’ Forum

If you would like to share a case for discussion at the Medical Directors Forum, please email to provide a short synopsis of the case you would like to review by Tuesday 21 September 2021.

Register for ITIC Global to participate in the Medical Directors’ Forum on Tuesday 2nd November 2021 in Madrid, connect with international colleagues and share insights from across all sectors of the travel insurance industry.

Chairing the Medical Directors’ Forum at ITIC Global Madrid 2021

Dr Bettina Vadera
Dr Bettina Vadera

Dr Bettina Vadera – Chief Medical Advisor, AMREF Flying Doctors

Specialised in Emergency Medicine and Tropical Medicine from Germany, Dr.Bettina Vadera joined AMREF Flying Doctors (AFD) in Nairobi, Kenya, where she worked for 21 years as a Flight Physician, Medical Director and later Chief Executive Officer.  Under her leadership, the organisation moved from a programme within the humanitarian Health Organisation Amref Health Africa (AHA) to a successful, widely respected air ambulance company that owns a fleet of dedicated air ambulance aircraft and provides high level regional and intercontinental aeromedical patient transport.

Bettina moved to Berlin, Germany in July 2020 where she continues to support AMREF Flying Doctors as Chief Medical Advisor. She is also an auditor for EURAMI.

Dr Alex Veldman

Dr Alex Veldman – Medical Director, Jet Call

Prof. Dr. med. Alex Veldman, MD, Bac. Phil. Alex obtained his MD from the J.W. Goethe University and a Baccalaureat in Philosophy from the St. Georgen University, both in Frankfurt, Germany. He trained in Pediatrics, Neonatology and Pediatric Cardiology in the University Hospitals Frankfurt and Giessen. He worked for several years in the Monash Medical Center in Melbourne Australia and gained valuable Leadership Experience as Therapeutic Area Head in Clinical R&D of a large Pharmaceutical Company. Apart from leading Jetcall as Medical Director, Alex is currently Head of the Department of Pediatrics at the HSK Helios Hospital in Wiesbaden, Germany and holding Professorship at the Faculty of Medicine, Monash University, Melbourne, Australia. He has published more than 75 papers on the topics of critical care, pediatrics and air ambulance transportation in international, peer reviewed medical journals that received > 900 citations.