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Global Healthcare & Medical Tourism Conference Korea 2010 Announces Expert Speakers

The Medical Tourism Association and KHIDI have announced expert speakers for the Global Healthcare & Medical Tourism Conference Korea 2010.

West Palm Beach, FL, March 13, 2010 --( The MTA and KHIDI have announced speakers for the Global Healthcare & Medical Tourism Conference Korea 2010.

“We are very excited at the high caliber of speakers and the knowledge they will share with attendees. This will be the first and largest medical tourism and global healthcare conference to take place in the Asia region. The Buyers VIP program that has been implemented by KHIDI and the MTA to bring cover travel expenses employers, insurance companies and other buyers will set this medical tourism conference apart from others that have occurred in the Asia region in the past,” said Renee-Marie Stephano, President of the Medical Tourism Association.


Ms. Jaehee Jeon, Minister of Health, Korea Health Ministry
Dr. Bupwan Kim, President, KHIDI
Ori Karev, UnitedHealth International
Laila Al Jassmi, CEO - Clinical Support Services Sector, Dubai Health Authority
Renee- Marie Stephano, President, Medical Tourism Association
Michael Schroeder, President, Roundstone Insurance
David Cheek, VP, Pan American Life Insurance Group
Patrick Lee, Google Korea
Hyungtaek Hugh Lim, Korea Tourism Organization
Dr. Kyungwon Jang, Director General, KHIDI
Mr. Duhie Han, Director, KHIDI
Brian Bong Sik Woo, CEO, Docs Medical Korea
Mr. Youngho Lee, Director, KHIDI
James Bae, Marketing Manager, KHIDI
Hyung-Lae-Lee, East West Neo Medical Center or Jaseng
Rosanna Moreno, Executive Director, Memorial Hermann-Texas Medical Center
Dr. Prem Jagyasi Exhealth, Dubai
Jonathan Edelheit, CEO, Medical Tourism Association
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. Chul Soo Hyun, KAMA
Cagri Kanver, Senior Associate/Senior Consultant, HOK
Tom O’Hara, CEO, Surgical Trip
Todd Fitz, Director of Healthcare Consulting, HOK
Jeff Carter, CEO, Patients Without Borders
Jin-A-Kim, Senior Researcher, KHIDI
Alex Piper, OneWorld Global Healthcare Solutions
Jim McCormick, Premiere Medical Travel
David Vequist, Center for Medical Tourism Research
Dr. Sara Kim, SK Management Consulting Company
Dr. Ves Gitchev, Executive Director, Worldwide Medical Partners, LLC
JP Bos, Founder and CEO, The Wellness Travel Company
Robert Gerl, German Healthcare Services
Scott Simmons, University of Miami
Sang Gil Lee, Director General, Daegu City
Scott Edelstein, Partner, Squire, Sanders, & Dempsey
David Morgan, Organization for Economic Cooperation and Development
Dr. Rick Van Pelt, Director Global Programs, Partners Harvard Medical International
Richard Jun, Partner, Lee Tran & Liang and Chief Legal Officer of Medical Tours Korea
Youngho Lee, Director KHIDI
Charm Lee, President, KTO
Alon Shelesinger, Embassy of Israel
Judy Lim, Ministry of Health Holdings, Singapore

The Global Healthcare & Medical Tourism Conference Korea takes place in Seoul Korea on April 13-15th 2010. 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 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. To register please go to

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.

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