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24th Forum: Innovation and Collaboration in the Life Sciences and Healthcare

March 28th, 2024 (Thursday)

2:00 PM – 4:20 PM ET

The Korea Society - 350 Madison Ave, New York, NY 10017

The New York Health Forum introduces a three-part program. Opening Session

featuring Jamie Metzl, JD, PhD, a distinguished thought leader and writer, providing

insight into the future of healthcare. Session 1 explores the evolving life sciences and

healthcare landscape, emphasizing innovation and collaboration as the key to success.

In Session 2, the Health Equity Dialogue confronts post-COVID-19 disparities,

advocating for equal healthcare access. Join global healthcare leaders for a dynamic

discussion on industry trends, growth, and health equity.



DoHyun Cho, PhD | President, New York Health Forum

Opening Session ( 2:00-2:10 PM )

Welcome Remarks

 Chul S. Hyun, MD, PhD, MPH | Chairman, New York Health Forum

 Soonmahn Park, PhD | President, KHIDI USA

 Sanghee Kim   | Minister counselor for Health & Welfare,

US Embassy of the Republic Korea

Keynote Speech ( 2:10-2:30 PM )   

“Technological revolution and the future of healthcare"

Jamie Metzl, JD, PhD | Technology Futurist, Writer

Session 1 ( 2:30-3:30 PM )    

"Exploring Trends and Current Issues: Investment, business and beyond​"

The life sciences and healthcare industry has undergone significant transformations in recent years, driven by the pandemic, new technologies, economic conditions, and changes in the regulatory and legislative landscape. In order to thrive in this evolving environment, ongoing innovation and collaboration emerge as pivotal factors for success. The industry charts a new course towards the future when global collaboration brings together physicians, industry executives, investors, as well as healthcare regulators and policymakers. This collective effort forms a pathway leading to a more dynamic and resilient future for the field. The New York Health Forum extends a warm welcome to today’s leaders in life sciences and healthcare for a thought-provoking discussion on the current trends, challenges, and potential areas of growth and collaboration in 2024 and beyond.


Sabina Lee | Senior Consultant, W Medical Strategy Group


Jay Olson, CFA | Managing Director, Oppenheimer & Co

Mary Howard   | Director, ELabNYC

Mark Paxton, JD   | Counsel, Brown Rudnick, LLP

Jung Kug Lee   | BD Manager, KHIDI USA

Panel Discussion and Q&A

Session 2 (3:30-4:15 PM )   

"Health Equity Dialogue"

The COVID-19 pandemic has exposed and widened disparities in healthcare,

emphasizing the urgent need for healthcare leaders and policymakers to address this global issue impacting public health. Disparities may occur due to failure to distinguish between genetic and social determinants of health, insufficient funding for research and treatment of diseases of smaller or poorer populations, and inadequate representation of minorities in patient recruitment. Collaboration among healthcare stakeholders, government, and community organizations is crucial to ensure equal access to healthcare for individuals and society.


1st Health Equity Award Ceremony

Award Recipient

Kyoung Ryul Lee, MD, PhD | Chairman, Hanaro Medical Foundation

Video Message from the Recipient


“Roles of Data science in health disparities and equity”

Levi Waldron, PhD

Professor, CUNY Graduate School of Public Health and Health Policy

“Ethnic disparities in health care”

Chul S. Hyun, MD, PhD, MPH

President, Center for Viral Hepatitis and Founder, Stomach Cancer Task Force

Panel Discussion and Q&A

Presentation ( 4:15-4:20 PM )   

A Decade of Pioneering Excellence: Journey of Korea-US Collaboration

Adjournment and Networking

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