Sunday, 23 October 2016

Global Healthcare Policy & Management Forum, Seoul, South Korea - 18-21 October 2016

Global Healthcare Policy & Management Forum
With the rapid growth of global healthcare market, many social, ethical, and legal issues around this trend have emerged. However, scholars and experts around the world have few chances to talk with each other and develop ideas and solutions for global health issues. The goal of this forum is to develop academic insight and theoretical frameworks related to medical travel. This forum intends to be a sustainable platform for knowledge sharing of scholars and experts in global healthcare field.   

Yonsei Institute of Health and Welfare

Organizing Committee
Ki Nam Jin (Yonsei University, South Korea)
Neil Lunt (University of York, UK)
Meghann Ormond (Wageningen University and Research, The Nethelands)

Global Healthcare Policy & Management Forum - Part I
18-19 October 2016, Yonsei University, Seoul, South Korea

18 October 2016, Tuesday
9:00 – 9:30
9:30 – 10:00
Opening Ceremony

Jin, Ki Nam, Professor of Health Administration, Yonsei University
10:00 – 12:20
Session1 | Policy & Governance Issues
Jin, Ki Nam Professor of Health Administration, Yonsei University
10:00 – 10:30
Resistance and the governance of international medical travel

Meghann Ormond, Cultural Geography, Wageningen University and Research, The Netherlands
10:30 – 11:00
US healthcare in a global context: Roles and motivations of providers and the state

Andrew N. Garman, Dept of Health System Management, Rush University, US
11:00 – 11:20
Tea/Coffee Break
11:20 – 11:50
The Governance of medical travel in Japan

Mika Toyota, Dept of Culture and Tourism Studies, Rikkyo University, Japan
11:50 – 12:20
Cross-border patient mobility in the Greater China region: Emerging issues and health policy implications

Alex Jingwei He, Dept of Asian and Policy Studies, Hong Kong Institute of Education, Hong Kong
12:20 – 13:40
Lunch (Hosted by Korea Tourism Organization)
13:40 – 16:00
Session2 | Asian Experiences & Issues
Valorie A. Crooks Dept of Geograghy, Simon Fraser Univ., Canada
13:40 – 14:10
Medical tourism in Korea: Current Status and Future Plans

Lee, In Sook, Deputy director of Medical Wellness Tourism Team, Korea Tourism Organization
14:10 – 14:40
Recent trend of Japanese government policy on medical tourism

Serina Okamura, Dept of Health Service Management, International University of Health and Welfare, Japan
14:40 – 15:00
Tea/Coffee Break
15:00 – 15:30
Beyond medical travel: The SingaporeMedicine experience

Jason CH Yap, Saw Swee Hock School of Public Health, National University of Singapore, Singapore
15:30 – 16:00
Staying relevant: The Malaysia healthcare travel story

Sherene Azli, CEO, Malaysia Healthcare Travel Council, Malaysia
16:00 – 17:00
Wrap-up Session

Jin, Ki Nam, Professor of Health Administration, Yonsei University
Valorie A. Crooks, Dept of Geograghy, Simon Fraser University, Canada
Meghann Ormond, Cultural Geography, Wageningen University and Research, The Netherlands
Tricia Johnson, Dept of Health System Management, Rush University, US

Global Healthcare Policy & Management Forum - Part II
21 October 2016, Medical Korea 2016, Coex, Seoul, South Korea
    Session 6. Global Healthcare Policy & Management Forum10:00~17:00, Chrysanthemum Room
    TimeSubjects & Speakers
    10:00-10:10Opening remark
    10:10-10:40Analysis of the competitiveness of Korea in global healthcare market 
    Ki-Nam Jin / Professor, Dept. of Health Administration of Yonsei University, Korea
    10:40-11:10Policy Issues related to the Globalisation of Healthcare 
    Ingrid Schneider / Professor, Political Science and BIOGUM of University of Hamburg, Germany
    11:30-12:10Development strategy and policy mobility in international medical travel 
    Meghann Ormond / Assistant Professor, Cultural Geography of Wageningen University and Research, Netherland
    12:30-13:25Break Time
    13:25-13:40Currency exchange rate forecasts for 2017 of the key countries with the most outbound medical tourists 
    Jungeun Park / Researcher, F/X and Derivatives Sales Department, KEB Hana Bank, Korea
    13:40-14:10The role of "online" in medical tourism 
    Keith Pollard / Managing Editor, Intuition Communication Ltd, UK
    14:10-14:40Medical versus Wellness? 
    - status and outlook of the wellness tourism at the example Germany 

    Lutz Lungwitz / President, German Medical Wellness Association, Germany
    14:40-15:10The business of medical tourism: Building a brand in a competitive world 
    Ilan Geva / President, Ilan GEVA & FRIENDS, USA
    15:10-15:30Coffee Break
    15:30-16:00How destination "Brand" drives choice in medical travel 
    Irving L. Stackpole / President, Stackpole & Associates, Inc., USA
    16:00-16:30Service excellence - the value of nonclinical services for International patients 
    Diala Atassi / Manager of Operations, International Programs Department of University of Chicago Medicine, USA

Friday, 14 October 2016

New book: Public Health and Private Wealth (S. Hodges and M. Rao, eds.)

Public Health and Private Wealth: Stem Cells, Surrogates, and Other Strategic Bodies 
Edited by Sarah Hodges and Mohan Rao, 2016, Oxford University Press
  • Presents a novel approach to the politics of health in modern India;
  • Cuts across studies of development and demography, research laboratories and the rural and urban poor;
  • Transcends traditional disciplinary boundaries, combining the methodologies of anthropologists, sociologists, health economists, science studies scholars and historians
Poverty whether as drain theory at the start of the twentieth century or through garibi hatao towards the end of those 100 yearswas the predominant economic, political, and social paradigm within which late colonial, nationalist and post-independence era science policy was constructed. Whether as critics of Indias poverty, or as architects of measures for its eradication, Indias commentators called on a broad framework of science both to diagnose and treat poverty. Yet, when we think of science in India today, this earlier priority of poverty eradication is now hard to find. Poverty eradication as a goal in itself seems to have fallen off Indias scientific agenda almost entirely. What accounts for this? This volume asks: Has the problem of poverty in India been solved? Or, has it become inconvenient alongside the rise of new narratives that frame India as a site of remarkable economic growth? Indeed, has there been a loss of faith in the ability of science to tackle poverty? Together, the essays in this volume explore the broader implications for the new role of science in India: as a driver of economic growth for India, rather than as a solution to the persistence of poverty.