In 2020 the most important health crisis for the World Health Organization (WHO) as well the priority on the agenda of ministries of health in every country is the COVID-19 pandemic. The rapid rate of spread of this infection has devastated the humanity as a whole and made significant changes in every life on earth. It is not more than 6 months since the WHO has declared the COVID-19 infection a pandemic, and we now see the true tragedy from the death toll that it has brought globally.
Unfortunately Armenia is not immune from this disaster, the rate of infection and death rate has been increasing dramatically especially from the end of May and well into month of June. The health care workers as well as authorities are in dire need for finding the effective defense mechanism against this infection. There are multiple studies under way and many different strategies have been suggested, however we still need scientifically proven methods to identify, control the spread, treat and prevent the infection as well as design strategies to attend the pre-pandemic health care issues.
This conference addresses thisglobal problem by discussing the experience gained through the period of pandemic worldwide,hence the name –“Lessons Learnt”. The goal is to scale the efforts and shift the course of action in finding the suitable ways to face current surge in infection as well as to address the correct way to return attention to other, usual and pre-pandemic health care matters.
Experts from across the world will be discussing related topics in 4 major categories, the epidemiology of COVID-19 including the comparison of defense strategies globally, clinical issues in general population, subspecialty topics in pregnancy and pediatric population with COVID, and finally the effect on health care industry, innovations, role of information technology and strategies to return to normal work in health care centers. The lectures will be followed by live Q&A sessions by moderators in a virtual format to address concerns from participants.
International Center for Professional Development – ICPD is cognizant of its duty in honoring those who have dedicated their career to improving healthcare education in Armenia and within the framework of its goal to provide the resources to continuously improving knowledge and experience in the field of healthcare has initiated the 1st Dr. Raffy Hovanessian International Digestive Disease Virtual Conference.
For 40 years, Dr. Hovanessian led a vibrant private practice in Northwest Indiana. Through his efforts at Fund for Armenia Relief and as a Board member of the Armenian American Health Professionals Organization (AAHPO), Dr. Hovanessian has been an activist leader in supporting continuing medical education to physicians in Armenia.
Asadur Jorge Tchekmedyian, MD, Uruguay
John P. Bilezikian, MD, USA
Gastroenterologists, Endoscopists, Hepatologists, Internal Medicine, Surgeons, Pediatricians, Pediatric Surgeons, Practicing Internists, Family Physicians, Digestive and Metabolic Diseases Specialists, Nutritionists, Gastroenterology and Endoscopy Assistants, Surgeons, Oncologists, Pathologists, Diagnostic Imaging Specialists, Clinical Nurse Specialists
English with simultaneous interpretation into Armenian
? 16:00 – 23:20 ?? / Yerevan
? 8:00 – 15:20 ?? / New York
? 13:00 – 20:20 GB / London
Registration is required
The International Center for Professional Development (ICPD) is cognizant of its duty to honor those who made substantial contributions to advancement of healthcare and medical education in Armenia. The ICPD is proud to be the organizer of the 1st Professor Edgar Housepian Clinical Neuroscience Symposium on Epilepsy.
Professor Edgar Housepian was an internationally-renowned neurosurgeon at New York’s Columbia Presbyterian Hospital, whose daily activity was oriented to the creation for the sake of a human being, the community and the Country. He led the launch of still operating multiple Continuous Medical Education Programs designed for medical personnel of Armenia and Artsakh. His inexhaustible dedication and open-mindedness very much contributed to improvement of the health care system of Armenia.
Epilepsy surgery has proven to be very effective in treating refractory focal epilepsies in children and adults, by achieving seizure freedom or partial seizure control well beyond any other medical or dietary therapies. It still remains inaccessible in countries with limited resources for economic reasons and lack of well-organized epilepsy surgery centers. Starting in 2016 together with European colleagues the epilepsy surgery program has been initiated in the country. Since then a number of patients were operated successfully. We believe that sharing the knowledge and experience in 2 days virtual conference will further strengthen the field and promote international collaboration.
Symposium Chair: Dr. Biayna Sukhudyan, MD, PhD
Co-chairs: Dr. Sevak Badalyan, MD; Dr. Samson Khachatryan, MD, PhD; Dr. Petia Dimova, MD, PhD
Adult and pediatric neurologists, adult and pediatric neurosurgeons
English with Armenian simultaneous translation
2 days, 4 hours per day