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This two-day academic conference aims to bring together scholars from academic and research institutions from around the globe in order to critically examine and discuss global trends, the new horizon of market and researches, and quality and marketing issues.

Schedule of events

Day 1: Wednesday May 23rd

Opening address

Ki Nam Jin | Yonsei University
Andrew Garman | Rush University/NCHL
9:10 Medical tourism management in the Juarez-El Paso border and the effectiveness of policies

María Teresa Martínez Almanza | Universidad Autónoma de Ciudad Juárez

9:30 Current trend and strategy of medical tourism in South Korea

Ki Nam Jin | Yonsei University

9:50 Impact of geopolitical events on inbound and outbound travel for healthcare for the United States

Tricia Johnson | Rush University

10:10 Croatia as an example of a successful association of health, tourism and scientific companies

Vladimir Mozetič | Kvarner Health Tourism Cluster

10:30 Coffee
11:00 IVF: a powerful policy tool in the medical tourism marketKonstantinos Pantos | Genesis Athens Clinic
11:20 Discussion
11:40 Lunch
13:30 The future of medical travel: emerging trends and their potential impact

Andrew Garman | Rush University/NCHL

13:50 Yoga as wellness panacea: yoga map

Maria Kniazeva | University of San Diego

14:10 Coffee
14:30 The global shift from volume to value

Irving Stackpole | Stackpole & Associates, Inc.

14:50 Measuring attitudes of health tourism employees

Vladimir Mozetič | Kvarner Health Tourism Cluster

15:10 Discussion
15:30 Tea & close of day 1

Day 2: Thursday May 24th


IMTJ welcomes you to the second day of the Academic Conference.
9:10 Medical tourism experience quality: an international patients’ perspective

Michael Guiry | West Chester University of Pennsylvania

9:30 The predictors of intention to demand medical tourism by nigerian and american consumers

Omobukola ‘Bukky’ Olaoye | APremium Healthcare Solution, LL

9:50 JCI accreditation – signalling or strategy?

David Vequist | Center for Medical Tourism Research (CMTR)

10:10 Discussion
10:30 Coffee
11:00 The first report of medical tourism foreign patients at Japanese hospitals

Hideomi Yamada | International medical center, the University of Tokyo hospital

11:20 Inbound process of medical tourists in South Korea

Ki Nam Jin & Jinjoo Kim | Yonsei University

11:40 Not your average international patient getting care at US hospitals – the very ill and the minimally ill

Samuel Hohmann | Vizient

12:00 Discussion
12:30 Lunch
13:50 Preferences and networks in medical tourism: beyond the reach of policy?

Klaus Schmerler | Martin-Luther-University Halle-Wittenberg

14:10 Medical service design strategy for Middle-East patient

Soosun Suk | Yonsei University

14:30 Discussion
14:50 Conclusions and close of conference
Ki Nam Jin | Yonsei University

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