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AMCHAM Population Health & Technology Committee Meeting

Wednesday, April 10, 2019

11:30am - 1:30pm


Four Seasons Hotel Seoul, Ara 1 & 2 (6Fl.)


TOPIC Korea's Population Health - Challenges and Opportunities
COST KRW 70,000 for members
KRW 70,000 for non-members (My company is AMCHAM member)
KRW 90,000 for non-members
Noon, Sunday, April 07, 2019

*No refunds for cancellations made after this date and time.
*For walk-ins, additional KRW10,000 will be charged.

About the Speaker

Prof.Sok-Chul Hong

Mr. Hong Sok-Chul is a professor at Seoul National University. His research areas are Economic History, Health Economics and Applied Economics. He published several books and papers including, "The Changing Body: Health, Nutrition, and Human Development in the Western World since 1700" and "Health, Mortality, and the Standard of Living in Europe and North America since 1700." He is a graduate of Seoul National University and University of Chicago.


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Dr. Sneh Khemka

Dr. Sneh Khemka is President of Population Health at Aetna International. In this role, he is responsible for running businesses across the world – all associated with healthcare IT, data analytics and care provision. His businesses work on behalf of governments and private institutions with the aim of delivering higher value healthcare.
Previously, Sneh was Chief Operating Officer for Advanced Oncotherapy PLC, which is involved in advanced proton therapy, and is a spin off from CERN (home of the Large Hadron Collider).

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(email) gov@amchamkorea.org

(phone) 02-6201-2240

Message from the Co-Chair

NOW is a critical time for Korea’s healthcare ecosystem. On the one hand, communicable disease rates have fallen, life expectancy is higher and access to medical care is the best it's ever been. Conversely, medical cost inflation is running at historically high levels (~13% YoY), the population is ageing the fastest (1:5 >65Yo by 2025), birthrates are at the lowest (~1.0) amongst OECD countries and high incidences of mental ill-health continues to be under-acknowledged and under-treated. Health taxes (NHI contributions) are predicted to ramp up significantly from 6.4%, the government is now spending >8% of GDP on Healthcare, growing at an alarming rate of 20% pa. The Korean Healthcare ecosystem is clearly at an important cross-roads and becoming increasingly unsustainable, action needs to be taken sooner rather than later by all the key stakeholders, the government, insurers, medical providers and consumers.
Our inaugural AMCHAM Korea Population Health & Technology Committee welcomes two special guest speakers, firstly Professor Sok-Chul Hong of Seoul National University as well as Dr Sneh Khemka, President of Population Health at Aetna International to share some of their research and insights on the challenges and opportunities in Korean Healthcare. Hope you can join us for this important discussion and better yet, be part of the solution.

Best regards,

AMCHAM Population Health & Technology Committee Chair
Damian Delaney