Interesting and constructive discussion between institutions, professionals and doctors on the topic of Medically Assisted Procreation. So many opportunities for the health sector which has seen a considerable increase and is becoming more and more often the subject of debate and solutions for patients.
The topic of Medically Assisted Procreation has always received attention and placed the protagonists of the medical sector on positions sometimes even uncomfortable and opposed, but certainly always with the good of patients and couples at heart.
Society and the world in which we live are much more attentive nowadays to the problems related to fertility and the USA have made great progress on this issue in the recent decades.
Involving not only health profiles but also researchers, innovators, privacy experts, in an increasingly interconnected but sometimes unsafe world, and authoritative personalities as well, has been the winning key of Turismo Medico Italia, leader in the field of medical tourism that has organized an effective round table.
Last November, 20, at Milan Copernic there was held a very interesting conference, “Fertility is a common good: MAP solution, when and how?”, a moment of confrontation between different professionals who were focalized on the issue of assisted reproduction.
The experience of Turismo Medico Italia in Medically Assisted Procreation
MAP (Medically Assisted Procreation) is an increasingly current issue for more and more couples which resort to one of the fertilization techniques proposed on our national territory or abroad.
Here intervenes Turismo Medico Italia that offers a range of services to complement the treatment, facilitating an access to it for patients and offering support related to practices, journey and continuous assistance throughout the treatment course.
The opening speeches by Stefano Urbani, CEO & Co-Founder of Turismo Medico Italia, and Cav. Lav. Nardo Filippetti, Executive Advisor & Co-Founder of Turismo Medico Italia, were directed at highlighting their experience in the medical tourism industry and big growth prospects that the market offers to patients who need the treatment.
A business model linked to the well-being of people which increases the value of an already complete and well-structured proposal.
Discussion among professionals on the topic of assisted reproduction
Later in the day it was useful to hear from Prof. Fenech of OCSP SDA Bocconi School of Management, about the development and trends related to PMA in Italy, observing the presence of public centers, private contract or private ones, their diffusion in Italy and for which cycles they are chosen.
It was also interesting to hear about the studies that analyze the factors that push couples to search even outside their own region or outside Italy: reasons related to the treatment provided, to lower costs or difficulties in legislative sphere in Italy.
The collaboration of two legal experts, Lawyer Angelo Corrias and Doctor Giampiero Lampasona from Avvera Srl, experts in data processing and data security in healthcare, made it possible to clarify the currently adopted legislation in Italy and in Europe in general, by emphasizing the importance of the protection system of sensitive patient data as secure as GDPR.
Especially now, when data are more frequently broadcast on digital media, the regulation, also at European level, helps and protects patients who move for medical treatments outside national borders, without encountering different and unsafe procedures.
As evidence of this constantly evolving trend is the presence of Quironsalud, the largest hospital group in Europe, with a strong presence in Spain and Germany (noted the recent entry of the Fresenius group – Helios).
The group boasts hospitals specialized in the treatment of international patients and, in the specific case of Spain, a unique culture of donation in Europe. More than a half of the egg cells donated in the European Union have Spanish origin and the number of cycles and completed pregnancies is currently increasing.
Quironsalud has cutting-edge technologies, techniques and research that permit to offer one of the best services in the world, also due to the high frequency with which PMA is accessed. It was very exciting to listen to Dr. Gosalvez who addressed the argument of PMA not from a statistical or clinical point of view but by engaging the audience into understanding the process of becoming parents. Listening to the factors which make strong a connection between mother and child, even if not biological, opens the mentality and breaks down the skepticism related to heterologous fertilization.
The following speech was by Dr. Ballesteros who with the help of suggestive images, led the public to a dimension of the reflections concerning the topic of pregnancy, of becoming parents and of the management process of Quironsalud which always places the person at the center of each path. A value that goes well with the methods and services promoted by Turismo Medico Italia and with the care and attention that couples seek, especially in a similar experience abroad.
Active in the organization and always vital regarding the proposals reserved for customers is Deluxuring that presented during the conference its own vision about the way of conceiving travel experience and tourism with a strong opening also towards the sphere of medicine. The possibility of traveling with exclusive solutions in moments of strong tension can help patients and make a treatment more serene and restful, with a complete and varied offer depending on each need.
This was followed by the speech of Dr. Antonio Sammarco of Ultraspecialisti, who presented and described the medical consultancy platform launched a few years ago, growing rapidly nowadays, and which aims to approach patients and professionals carefully selected on the basis of ethical and scientific principles. The idea is to make consultations more available and to facilitate diagnosis and treatment, breaking down the distances. The modern world proposes and makes available the necessary technologies to be able to do it which is positive and a synonym of success.
Our goal: to offer patients increasingly efficient PMA solutions
The union and the coexistence of different participants in this area, are the winning recipe of guaranteeing to the patients an increasingly efficient, safe and personalized treatment.
The conference concluded with this spirit and at the end of it there was a nice networking moment between speakers and guests, which permitted to listen closely, discuss various issues and ask specific questions. A great success regarding presence and involvement that makes us proud to have participated in the round table.
A continuous exchange of observations and different points of view are the right model to propose to the patients who want to access to Medically Assisted Procreation, the serenity of being able to realize their dream of becoming parents.