Saturday, 12 October 2013

Malaysia: Researchers and Stakeholders’ Seminar on Current Issues in Medical Tourism

The University of Malaya's Services Research and Innovation Centre will be hosting a Researchers and Stakeholders’ Seminar on Current Issues in Medical Tourism in Kuala Lumpur on 31 October. I'll be presenting an overview of current research on medical tourism in Southeast Asia at this seminar. And I'm looking forward to meeting up with and working together with colleagues at UM on their new medical tourism project!

Here's the programme:

  • Welcome - Prof Ghazali Musa, Director of ServRI, University of Malaya, Malaysia
  • Medical tourism: A state of the art review - Dr Meghann Ormond, Wageningen University, The Netherlands
  • Factors influencing sustainable performance in the medical tourism industry: A cross-national investigation in Malaysia, Singapore and Thailand - Dr Kanagi Kanapathy and Dr Mohamad Zulkahiri, University of Malaya, Malaysia
  • Travel motivations of Indonesian medical tourists to Malaysia and Singapore: An understanding from push and pull factors - Dr Elaine Chew Yin Teng, Monash University, Malaysia
  • The discursive and visual representations of medical tourism in Malaysia - Dr Sheena Kaur A/P Jaswant Singh, University of Malaya, Malaysia
  • An integrated framework for brand image, healthcare service quality, patient trust, perceived value, patient satisfaction and patient behavioural intention: Evidence from medical tourism of Malaysia - Mr Cham Tat Huei, University Tunku Abdul Rahman, Malaysia
  • Prospects, influential factors and outcomes of Islamic medical tourism industry: Healthcare service providers' perspectives - Prof Suhaiza Hamin Dato' Mohamad Zailani, University of Malaya, Malaysia
  • Marketing promotion strategy of medical tourism in Malaysia - Ms. Izza Harith, Universiti Putra Malaysia, Malaysia
  • Tourism and the disabled community - Dr Azni Zarina Taha, University of Malaya, Malaysia
  • Travel behaviour among health tourists in Kuala Lumpur: How satisfied are medical tourists in Malaysia? A study on private hospitals in Kuala Lumpur - Ms. Thinaranjeney Thirumoorthi, University of Malaya, Malaysia
  • Service quality, patient satisfaction and behavioural intention for medical tourism industry in Malaysia - Dr Eugene Yeoh
  • Medical tourism - Potential and challenges in Malaysia - Mr Wong Kee Mun, University of Malaya, Malaysia