WEST PALM BEACH, Fla., Jan. 12 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The Global Healthcare & Medical Tourism Conference Korea (http://www.asiamedicaltourismcongress.com) will take place April, 13-16th, 2010 in Seoul as a joint initiative between the Medical Tourism Association (MTA) and Korea Health Industry Development Institute (KHIDI). Seoul, Korea is one of the emerging leading destinations for medical tourism and global healthcare in the world. Asia is the first region to promote medical tourism, with millions of patients from all over the world traveling for medical care, dental care and cosmetic surgery as well as executive health checkups.
Jae-Hee Jeon, the Minister for Health, Welfare and Family Affairs stated, "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 care and the readiness of Korea Government and healthcare providers to better serve international patients medically and financially in need."
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.
Dr. Bupwan Kim, the President of KHIDI, said, "There has been a significant increase of the incoming foreign patients looking for Korea's world-class healthcare services since 2007. As the leading healthcare country in Asia, we'd like to discuss all the critical issues in regard to the global healthcare industry and the best way to develop the industry through the Global Healthcare & Medical Tourism Congress Korea 2010. This conference will be the great opportunity to develop and reinforce global networks among medical providers, insurance companies and facilitators."
Renee-Marie Stephano, the President of the MTA stated, " This conference will bring together the leaders in Asia, focus on the issues surrounding sustainable growth of medical tourism in Asia and highlight the high quality of healthcare in Korea."
This conference is a Global Healthcare Conference event in partnership with the Medical Tourism Association, the first international non-profit association made up of the top international hospitals, healthcare providers, medical travel 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 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.
SOURCE Medical Tourism Association