In light of the COVID-19 pandemic,

the Korean American Medical Association (KAMA) Convention

2020 VISION for DIVERSITY, INNOVATION, CURE

has been postponed to next year.  

 

KAMA 46th ANNUAL SCIENTIFIC CONVENTION

will be held on July 1-3, 2021 at the Shilla Hotel Seoul. 

Further details will be forthcoming.

WHAT is it all about?

GATHERS, COLLABORATES, AND ADVANCES TOGETHER.

Each year, Korean American physicians, trainees, and medical students from across the U.S. convene to participate in the scholarly exchange of medical advances and to share experiences through networking opportunities.  The 2020 KAMA Scientific Convention in Seoul will be an exciting opportunity to connect with our heritage and network with many colleagues in Korea to strengthen relationships across medical communities. The theme of this year’s KAMA convention “2020 Vision for Diversity, Innovation, Cure” reflects the meeting’s focus on promoting diversity, particularly women in medicine, and on increasing international collaboration with physicians in Korea in order to drive innovation and find new cures. 

Inspiring TALKs

2020 KAMA brings together high-profile thought leaders who’ve made significant and enduring contributions in both their respective fields and throughout the world.

  • KEYNOTE SPEAKERS

    Introduction of AMA President-elect Dr. Susan R. Bailey

    Dr. Susan R. Bailey, a distinguished allergist/immunologist from Fort Worth, Texas, is president-elect of the American Medical Association (AMA).

    Dr. Bailey has held numerous leadership positions with the AMA, including serving as speaker and vice speaker of the AMA’s House of Delegates; chair of both the Advisory Panel on Women in Medicine and the AMA Council on Medical Education. She has also represented the AMA on the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education, the American Board of Medical Specialties, and COLA. 

    In addition to receiving her medical degree with honors from the Texas A&M University College of Medicine, Dr. Bailey was later appointed to the Texas A&M System Board of Regents by then-Gov. George W. Bush, and has been named a Distinguished Alumnus of Texas A&M University and of Texas A&M University College of Medicine.

    Howard K. Koh, MD, MPH

     

    • 14th US Assistant Secretary for Health

    • Harvey V. Fineberg Professor of the Practice of Public Health Leadership, Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health

    Victor J. Dzau, MD

     

    • President, National Academy of Medicine

    • James B. Duke Distinguished Professor of Medicine, Duke University School of Medicine

INVITED SPEAKERS

AJAY BANGA
  • President and CEO, Mastercard

AUGUSTINE M.K. CHOI, MD
  • Dean, Weill Cornell Medicine

  • Ho-Am Prize in Medicine 2011

WILLIAM C. HAHN, MD, PhD.
  • Chief, Molecular & Cellular Oncology, DFCI

  • Ho-Am Prize in Medicine 2010

RICHARD PARK, MD 
  • Founder and CEO, CityMD

HARRY HARRIS 
  • U.S. Ambassador to the Republic of Korea

DENNIS W. CHOI, MD
  • Professor of Neurology, Stony Brook

  • Ho-Am Prize in Medicine 1997

JEROME H. KIM, MD 
  • Director General, International Vaccine Institute (IVI)

JAVAID I. SHEIKH, MD, MBA
  • Dean, Weill Cornell Medicine-Qatar (WCM-Q)

  • Co-founder, IGHPE

FEATURED SESSIONS

  • Women Leaders in Medicine

  • Women in Medicine Symposium

  • Deans and Hospital Leadership Panel

  • Hospital Medicine in the U.S. and Korea

  • Ho-Am Prize in Medicine Laureates Forum

  • Artificial Intelligence and Innovations in Global Health Professions Education

  • Research Abstract presentations by medical students and training physicians 

  • Student Mental Health and Well-Being, Residency training, Mentorship

MEET THE EXECUTIVE TEAM

Mary E. Choi, MD

KAMA President

Jennifer I. Lee, MD

Scientific Chair

Yanghee Woo, MD

Executive VP

Cecilia J. Yoon, MD

Treasurer

Augustine M.K. Choi, MD

Campaign Chair

John H. Won, MD

Special Advisor, Chair of Board

Michelle K. Kim, MD PhD

Convention Chair

Jiwon Kim, MD

Research Chair

Josephine Kang, MD PhD

Secretary General

Young Sam Kim, MD PhD

Korea Liaison

Stanley Kim, MD

Executive Advisor

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