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Global Healthcare & Medical Tourism Conference Korea Speakers Announced

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The 1st Global Healthcare & Medical Tourism Conference Korea takes place in Seoul Korea on April 13-15th 2010. Global Healthcare & Medical Tourism Conference Korea Speakers Announced for the conference will feature up to 1,000 attendees from over 25 countries and will focus on the high quality of healthcare available in Asia.

The conference is a joint initiative between the Medical Tourism Association (MTA) and Korean Health Industry Development Institute (KHIDI). The Korea Health Industry Development Institute (KHIDI) is funded by the Korean government and was established to support the Korean health industry. KHIDI develops the national strategies and policies on global healthcare industry as well as promotes Korean healthcare brand Medical Korea to the world.

This Congress has been developed to bring to light the current and future issues of medical tourism and global healthcare. The MTA and KHIDI have developed an agenda designed to stimulate discussion about global trends and generate new business to business relationships all over Asia, says Renée-Marie Stephano, President of the Medical Tourism Association.

We would like to announce some of our expert speakers including:

Ms. Jaehee Jeon, Minister of Health, Korea Health Ministry

Dr. Bupwan Kim, President, KHIDI

Renée- Marie Stephano, President, Medical Tourism Association

Laila Al Jassmi, CEO Clinical Support Services Sector, Dubai Health Authority

Dr. Kyungwon Jang, Director General, KHIDI

Mr. Youngho Lee, Director, KHIDI

Rosanna Moreno, Executive Director, Memorial Hermann-Texas Medical Center

Dr. Prem Jagyasi Exhealth, Dubai

Jonathan Edelheit, CEO, Medical Tourism Association

Stephanie Kuo, President of WAAAM China

Brad Cook, International Department Director, Clinica Biblica Hospital, Costa Rica

Zahid Hamid, Euro Medical Tours

Mr. James Lee, Wooridul Hospital

Dr. Bernard Park, KAMA

Dr. Chulsoo Hyun, KAMA

Dr. Bongsik Woo, CEO, Docs Tour

Cagri Kanver, Senior Associate/Senior Consultant, HOK

Tom O'Hara, CEO, Surgical Trip

Todd Fitz, Director of Healthcare Consulting, HOK

Alex Piper, OneWorld Global Healthcare Solutions

Jim McCormick, Premiere Medical Travel

David Vequist, Center for Medical Tourism Research

Seoul, Korea is one the emerging leading destinations for medical tourism and global healthcare in the world. Conference highlights include up to 1000 attendees from over 25 countries bringing together the stakeholders for intense networking events and educational opportunities. The conference delegates would include worldwide selection of Healthcare Providers, International Insurance Providers, Employers, Top Medical Tourism Facilitators, Travel Agents and Referring Physicians.

The Korea Health Industry Development Institute (KHIDI) is funded by the government and was established to support the Korean health industry. This industry will form an essential part of 21st century's knowledge based economy and will be of the greatest importance to the people's health.


Advanced countries are aware of the importance and its leading role in the world's economy. Consequently they have made great efforts to promote R&D and assure the development of appropriate professional human resources. Our health industry including human genome, gene medical treatment, ordering medicine has made a foundation which will lead the world in the field of medical technology.

The Medical Tourism Association is the first international non-profit association made up of the top international hospitals, healthcare providers, medical tourism facilitators, insurance companies, and other affiliated companies and members with the common goal of promoting the highest level of quality of healthcare to patients in a global environment.


The Medical Tourism Association has three tenets: Transparency, Communication and Education. Medical Tourism is often referred to as medical travel and health tourism. http://www.MedicalTourismAssociation.com


Till next time,


~Stephanie


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