Introduction

As one of Korea’s three largest cities, Daegu is the country’s leading medical center renowned both in Korea and abroad. ‘Medicity Daegu’ is a brand that represents the city’s superior medical services and infrastructure on account of the fact that the city boasts 6 major medical university hospitals, over 3,200 medical hospitals and clinics, and a medical workforce of over 27,000. The city also provides an easy access to the Daegu-Gyeongbuk Medical Cluster(Medivalley) and Suseong Medical Zone.

Currently, the city is heavily investing in medical area along with future vehicles, energy, robots and the Internet of Things, and water resource. Notably, Daegu Metropolitan Government has been carrying out the ‘Medivalley’ project which is a hightech medical industrial complex established for the purpose of developing the national medical industry into a leading industry worldwide. The project began in 2009 and ground breaking for Medivalley officially took place in October 2011. It is scheduled for completion in 2038 with a total budget of USD 4.6 billion.

Furthermore, Daegu has been playing key roles in the traditional culture and spirit of Korean people. The city is the gateway city to 5 UNESCO World Cultural Heritage Sites where Korean Buddhism and Confucianism originated, and also is the birthplace of Samsung.

APAAC is the only professional medical education course for doctors and medical practitioners in Korea, in the field of the prosperous Anti-Aging Industry, aiming at positioning it as one of the representative medical courses in Asia and Pacific Region. We sincerely hope you could join in the 2019 APAAC and cooperate together!

Chair of the Organizing Committee of the 2018 Asia Pacific Anti-Aging Course
Vice Mayor for Economic Affairs, Daegu Metropolitan City


Seung Ho Lee