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Special Forum:

The Opening Celebration of W Medical Strategy Group "Navigating Total Healthcare"

February 11, 2014
6:00 PM - 9:00 PM
Yale Club NYC


6:00-6:30 PM    Registration and Reception  


6:30-6:40 PM    Opening Talks 

Chul S. Hyun, MD, PhD 

President of World Korean Medical Organization

DoHyun Cho, PhD

CEO and President, W Medical Strategy Group


6:40-6:50 PM    Congratulatory Remarks 

The Honorable Ambassador Se-joo Son, the Korean Consul General in New York

Keelin Kavanagh, JD, Managing Partner of Jacob, Medinger & Finnegan, LLP


6:50-7:50 PM    Business Talks : "Navigating Total Healthcare"

Moderator : Joe McMenamin, EVP, W Medical Strategy Group

Session 1

Therapeutic Products 

  • Les Funtleyder, MPH, Investment Manager, Bluecloud Health

    • Key Trend in Pharmaceutical Industry 

  • BongHyun Nam, MPH, PhD, Director, Korean Ministry of Food and Drug Safety

    • Key Regulatory Trends and Issues

  • Doug Yoon, MD, PhD, Chairman, Hanaro Medical Foundation

    • Importance of Evidence Backed Opinions


Session 2

Healthcare Services

  • Jinha Park, MD, PhD, Director, City of Hope Medical Center and Beckman Research Institute

    • Key Trends in Academic Medical Center R&D

  • Larry Slatky, Chief Operation Officer, NuHealth System

    • Key Issues in Hospital Management

  • Kyoung-Ryul Lee, MD, PhD, Chairman, Hanaro Medical Foundation

    • Preventive Medicine - Korea Model

  • William R. Ventura, MD, Attending Physician, Department of Anesthesiology, St. Joseph Medical center

    • Cultural Competency and its Application to Community Hospitals and Healthcare Delivery Systems


7:50-8:00 PM    Tape Cutting Ceremony


8:00-8:30 PM    Dinner 


8:30-9:00 PM    Music Performance

  • Mezzo-soprano Gloria Yong Kyung Park, Tenor Yungbae Yang

  • Pianist Timothy Long


Mark Paxton, JD

Executive Advisor, W Medical Strategy Group


Mark Paxton is an Executive Advisor of WMSG. He was a Compliance officer of the US Food and Drug Administration and also served as Vice-President at PhRMA. He was the representative of the Regulatory Harmonization Institute and the Asia Pacific Economic Cooperation for several years. Currently, Paxton serves as editorial board member of World Korean Medical Journal.


The honorable Ambassador Se-joo Son

Consul General, the Korean Consulate General New York


Se-joo Son is Consul General of the Republic of Korea in New York. He has led a unique career with the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Republic of Korea since 1980. He has held many positions committed to support Korean diaspora and has actively led a number of initiatives. He previously served as the Ambassador of the Republic of Korea to he Tunisia.


Keelin Kavanagh, JD

Managing Partner, Jacob, Medinger & Finnegan, LLP


Keelin Kavanagh is Managing Partner at Jacob, Medinger & Finnegan, LLP. She also serves as the professor at Seton Hall Law School teaching Civil Trial Advocacy. She serves as both Arbitrator and mediator, New York federal and state courts.


Joseph McMenamin, MD, JD

Executive Advisor, W Medical Strategy Group


Joeseph McMenamin has more than 25 years of experience in defending biotech, pharmaceutical, and other healthcare organizations against a variety of allegations in state and federal court. He also has advised them on a variety of legal issues. He has counseled hospitals, nursing homes, physicians, and other health care providers with respect to a wide array of legal issues as well, including their interactions with regulated industry. For much of his career, He practices as a partner at McGuireWoods LLP.


Les Funtleyder, MPH

Investment Manager, Bluecloud Health


Les Funtleyder is an investment manager at Bluecloud Health. He is an active journalist and author of 'Healthcare Investing'. He was managing Director at Poliwogg and Portfolio manager & healthcare strategist at Miller Tabak Health Care Transformation Fund. He also served as a medical device analyst for UBS Warburg.


BongHyun Nam, MPH, PhD

Director, Korean Ministry of Food and Drug Safety


BongHyun Nam is the Attache of Food & Drug Safety at the Embassy of the Republic of Korea in the USA. He served as the director of international cooperation and trade for the Korean food and Drug Administration.


Doug Yoon, MD, PhD, MBA

Senior Advisor of Exponent


Doug Yoon is a physician epidemiologist in Health Science Centers of Exponent. He specializes in application of evidence driven scientific principles to medical, pharmaceutical, and environmental health issues. He has conducted numerous clinical studies in the fields of chronic diseases and infectious diseases including diabetes, obesity, geriatrics, mental health, and hepatitis. He has worked as a reviewer for the American Journal of Public Health, the Korean Journal of Family Medicine, and the Clinical Therapeutics.


Jinha Park, MD, PhD

Director, City of Hope Medical Center and Beckman Research Institute


As an award-winning director of MRI and Radiology Research, Jinha Park works to improve access to imaging screening tests and increase the role of diagnostic and interventional radiology in improving the diagnosis and treatment of patients. He is currently a board member of Korean American Medical Association (KAMA) and World Korean Medical Organization (WKMO).


Larry Slatky

Chief Operation Officer, NuHealth System


Larry Slatky is the executive vice president of operations at NuHealth System who oversees all operations including modernization program and the capital plan. He is the National Chairman for the American College of Health Care Administrators and board member of Epilepsy Foundation.


Kyoung-Ryul Lee, MD, PhD

Chairman, Hanaro Medical Foundation


Kyoung-Ryul Lee is a chairman of Hanaro Medical Foundation. He served as Executive Director of Health and Welfare Divison, Yonsei University Alumni Association from 2008 to 2011 and Senior Vice-President of the Korean World Society in 2012. Currently, he is the deputy of Clinical Laboratory Management Association of Korea until 2015 and is the Executive Vice President of World Korean Medical Organization (WKMO).


William R. Ventura, MD

Attending Physician, Department of Anesthesiology, St. Joseph Medical Center


William R. Ventura is Board Certified in Anesthesiology and is an Attending Anesthesiologist at St. Joseph's Regional Medical Center in Paterson, N.J. He has been in practice for 29 years and has been a clinical professor at New York Medical College and St. George's University School of Medicine.

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