KHIDI (Korea Healthcare Industry Development Institute) will hold the first national healthcare and medical tourism conference in Korea on April 13-16,2010, and the event promises to be the biggest global healthcare and medical tourism conference in Asia.
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(Vocus) February 19, 2010
KHIDI (Korea Healthcare Industry Development Institute) will hold the first national healthcare and medical tourism conference in Korea on April 13-16th, 2010, and the event promises to be the biggest global healthcare and medical tourism conference in Asia.
Jae-Hee Jeon, the Minister for Health, Welfare and Family Affairs, has stated that the “Global Healthcare & Medical Tourism Conference Korea 2010 is the first annual global healthcare conference hosted by the Ministry of Health, Welfare and Family Affairs of Korea. We are proud to have the event to prove to the world our excellence in quality of our care and the readiness of Korea’s governmental and healthcare providers to better serve foreign patients.”
The conference will feature up to 1,000 attendees from over 25 countries, bringing together industry stakeholders for networking and educational opportunities. Conference delegates include a worldwide selection of healthcare providers, international insurance companies, top medical tourism facilitators, travel agencies and referring physicians.
According to a 2008 Deloitte report, approximately 750,000 U.S citizens traveled abroad for healthcare in 2007. As Korea becomes a popular destination for American patient, the country has begun to actively promote its advanced medical services and affordable medical costs. Through the conference, KHIDI will not only try to promote the Korean healthcare industry, but also aims to provide comprehensive and practical information about medical tourism in all other locations. The conference topics include marketing strategies, legal issues, and case studies in medical tourism.
Dr. Bupwan Kim, the President of KHIDI, said, "There has been a significant increase in incoming foreign patients looking for Korea's world-class healthcare services. As the leading healthcare country in Asia, we'd like to discuss all the critical issues relating to the global healthcare industry, and the best ways to develop the industry through the Global Healthcare & Medical Tourism Congress Korea 2010. This conference will also be a great opportunity to develop and reinforce global networks among medical providers, insurance companies and facilitators.”
For more information on the conference, visit http://www.medical-korea.org/home/.