Event Date/Time: Apr 13, 2010
End Date/Time: Apr 16, 2010
Millions of Patients travel around the world each year engaging in medical tourism and global healthcare. Patients are traveling for medical care, dental care and cosmetic surgery as well as executive health checkups. Governments, insurance companies and employers around the world are realizing the benefits of allowing patients access to travel for the healthcare of their choice.
Asia is one of the first regions in the world to promote medical tourism and create a brand name for itself for having affordable and high quality healthcare and receives a majority of the medical tourism patients traveling throughout the world.
Seoul, Korea is one the emerging leading destinations for medical tourism and global healthcare in the world. The 1st Asia Medical Tourism Conference and Global Healthcare Congress will take place April, 13-16th, 2010 in Seoul, Korea as a joint initiative between the Medical Tourism Association (MTA), Korean Health Industry Development Institute (KHIDI), and Council for Korea Medicine Overseas Promotion (CKMP).
The 1st Global Healthcare & Medical Tourism Korea Congress will feature up to 800 attendees from over 25 countries and will focus on the high quality of healthcare available in Asia. It will also bring together the stakeholders involved in Asian medical tourism for intense networking event and educational opportunities.
â€¢Up To 800 Attendees
â€¢US Health Insurance Companies and Insurance Providers Invited
â€¢Industry Players From Over 25 countries
â€¢Highlighting The High Quality Of Care Available In Asia Korea
â€¢The Top Medical Tourism Facilitators Invited
This will be the largest Asia Medical Tourism Conference, Asian Medical Tourism Conference in the World.
Korea Health Industry Development Institute (KHIDI)
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 centuryâ€™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.
KHIDI, in strengthening specific health industry promotion, will provide a link between the government and industry. In addition, to ensure the productivity and efficiency of the health and medical technology sector, we will emphasize R&D and advanced management by objectives. Through these efforts we will support businesses in the fields of technology transfer, commercial use of medical products and patent applications, etc. KHIDI is committed to establishing a Korean health industry for the 21st century second-to-none in the world. We hope that our friends, colleagues and everywhere will support us in our endeavors.
Council for Korea Medicine Overseas Promotion (CKMP)
Council for Korea Medicine Overseas Promotion (CKMP) is the government-private joint initiative to promote Korea Healthcare to international patients. It is the official organization for Korea Medical Tourism supported by Korea Government as well as the â€œacting body" for a series of national policies in regard to medical travel to Korea.
The primary purposes of CKMP include promoting Korea healthcare to the international communities and fostering safe and reliable infrastructure to secure transparency of quality of care and patientsâ€™ safety. Currently over 30 hospitals and specialty clinics are actively involved as member providers with a couple of government affiliated organizations, Korea Health Industry Development Institute and Korea Tourism Organization. Korea Ministry for Health, Welfare and Family Affaires is supporting every activities of CKMP.