Saudi Minister of Health to Speak at 1st Global Healthcare & Medical Tourism Conference Korea

The Medical Tourism Association along with KHIDI announces Dr. Abdullah bin Abdul Aziz Al-Rabeeah, Minister, Health Ministry of Kingdom of Saudi Arabia as a speaker for the upcoming regional conference, the 1st Global Healthcare & Medical Tourism Conference Korea which will take place in Seoul, Korea on April 13th-15th 2010.

More information on Dr. Abdullah bin Abdul Aziz Al-Rabeeah can be found at:

The conference is a joint initiative between the Medical Tourism Association (MTA) and Korean Health Industry Development Institute (KHIDI). This Conference will feature up to 800 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 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 executes a series of projects to promote Korean healthcare to the world such as media promotion on Korean healthcare and medical travel insurance program development. KHIDI runs three overseas offices in New York, Beijing, and Singapore for its regional marketing.

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.

Tentative Agenda for the Global Healthcare Medical Tourism Conference

Time Topic Speaker Position
General Session
09:00-09:10 Introduction Kyungwon Jang Director General, KHIDI
09:10-09:50 Introduction to Medical Tourism : Medical Tourism 101 Renee Stephano President, MTA
09:50-10:30 Affiliation with Korean Physicians Abroad Bernard Park President, KAMA (Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center)
Chul Soo Hyun 2011 President Elect, KAMA (Cornell Medical College)
10:30-10:50 Coffee Break    
10:50-12:10 Introduction to Legal Issues & Medical Tourism Duhie Han Director, KHIDI
Richard Jun General Counsel, Medical Tours Korea
12:10-13:30 Lunch    
13:30-15:00 Strategic Marketing Plan Targeting the US, Russia and China Market David Vequist Director,Founder,University of the Incarnate Word
Brian Bongsik Woo CEO,Docs Medical Korea Co.,Ltd.
15:00-15:20 Coffee Break    
Track 1(for Healthcare Providers)
15:20-16:20 Introduction to Medical Tourism Marketing James McCormick CEO, Premiere Medical Travel Consulting
Alex Piper CEO, One World Global Healthcare Solutions
16:20-17:50 Case Studies : How to Run World-class Interational Patient Department Rosanna Moreno CEO, RGM Global
TBD Group Assistant VP, Parkway Hospitals Singapore Pte Ltd.
Hwang Lee
(James Lee)
Wooridul Spine Hospital
17:50-18:00 Closing Kyungwon Jang Director General, KHIDI
Track 2(for Facilitators)
15:20-16:20 Introduction to Medical Tourism Facilitation Brad Cook Director, Hospital Clinica Biblica
16:20-17:50 Case Studies : Successful Marketing Strategies of Global Leading Medical Tourism Facilitators Tom O’hara CEO,Surgical Trip LLC
Ves Gitchev Executive Director, Worldwide Medical Partners, LLC
JP Bos CEO, The Wellness Travel Company
17:50-18:00 Closing Youngho Lee Director, KHIDI