22/03/2023 05:29 PM

KUALA LUMPUR, March 22 (Bernama) -- The Ministry of Health and Welfare (MOHW) and the Korea Health Industry Development Institute (KHIDI) will host Medical Korea 2023 - The 13th Global Healthcare & Medical Tourism Conference at Coex in Seoul from March 23 to 24.

Medical Korea 2023, one of the largest global healthcare conferences in Korea with the aim of the globalisation of the Korean healthcare industry, will be held as a large-scale offline event, the first time in three years after the COVID-19 outbreak.

According to a statement, the KHIDI has designated ‘Endemic’, ‘Telemedicine’, ‘Personal Health Record’, ‘Medical Tourism’ and ‘Digital Therapeutics (DTx)’ as the top five keywords for global healthcare trends in 2023.

The conference begins with keynote lectures by technology and healthcare futurist, Jamie Metzl; and Kakao Healthcare Chief Executive Officer (CEO), Hwang Hee.

The lectures consist of four forums and six seminars covering various topics such as medical tourism trends, online training, personal health record, digital healthcare and scale-up strategies for regional global healthcare business, in attendance of 65 speakers.

The invited speakers include Mohd Daud Mohd Arif (Malaysia Healthcare Travel Council CEO), Hiang Khoon Tan (SingHealth Duke-NUS Global Health Institute Director), and Kim Ju Han (Seoul National University College of Medicine Professor).

Various programmes such as business meetings, exhibition and Government to Government (G2G) meetings are in place to promote the discovery of channels to attract new customers via exchanges between overseas buyers and domestic sellers, and the expansion into the overseas markets by the health industry.

In the forums, participants can explore the latest trends in the global healthcare industry and opportunities for health care cooperation through medical tourism policies, as well as predict changes and innovations in health care caused by the spread of My Data.

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