HMC hosts Qatar-Korea Medical Forum

 07 Dec 2017 - 8:18

HMC hosts Qatar-Korea Medical Forum
Heung Kyeong Park (fourth left), Ambassador of the Republic Korea to Qatar, with Park Junhee, Deputy Director, Ministry of Health and Welfare, Professor Ki Hun Kim, Chief of Hepatobiliary Surgery and Liver Transplantation at Asan Medical Center (AMC), and other officials during a seminar on Hepatobiliary Surgery with a panel consisting of the Korean AMC at the ambassadors’ residence in Doha. Pic: Salim Matramkot/The Peninsula

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Hamad Medical Corporation (HMC) welcomed a notable South Korean delegation to the second Qatar-Korea Medical Forum at HMC’s Medical Education Center for bilateral educational talks focusing on Hepatobiliary Surgery.

Members of the Asan Medical Center’s (AMC) Hepatobiliary team included a multi-disciplinary group of physicians and nurses led by Professor Ki Hun Kim, Chief of Hepatobiliary Surgery and Liver Transplantation at AMC. They were joined by HMC clinicians from the respective surgical teams.

Dr Abdullatif Al Khal, Deputy Chief Medical Officer and Director of Medical Education at HMC, explained that this is a continuation of collaboration between both health care systems, which began during the first successful Qatar-Korean medical forum which took place in November 2016.

“We are delighted to have moved forward with this partnership that has seen our two organisations explore areas of collaboration in medical care. Staff from HMC and the Asan Medical Center (AMC) have planned and performed complex surgical procedures together. We look forward to continuing to share ideas and developing more ways to improve the care we give to patients in Qatar,” said Dr Al Khal.

Park Heung-kyeong, the Ambassador of the Republic of Korea to Qatar, said: “I would like to say with appreciation that the second medical forum took place with the strong support from the Qatari side, particularly H E Dr Hanan Mohamed Al Kuwari, Minister of Public Health and Managing Director of HMC. I hope this forum will provide a good momentum for further cooperation in professional training and patient treatment between Korea and Qatar, as the first forum brought about the full recognition of Korean specialist licenses by the Qatari government.” 

HMC and AMC are renowned medical institutions and are committed to expanding the important field of transplantation. The collaboration between these two excellent health care organisations will benefit patients in both nations. 

“We are grateful to Park Heung-kyeong, the Ambassador of the Republic of Korea to Qatar, for his vision and interest in promoting bilateral ties between both health care providers and encouraging professional knowledge sharing,” added Dr Al Khal.