18 July


About The Conference

Dear Colleagues

We invite you to take part in the İnternational Online Conference, GLOBAL PERSPECTIVE and LESSONS LEARNED FROM SUCCESFUL MANAGEMENT OF COVID-19, which will take place on July 18, 2020 in collaboration with the University of North Carolina at Pembroke, Medvoyage Medical Tourism / Education / MICE and MedProInfo. The conference will feature leading experts from the United States, Turkey and Pakistan. The conference is open to business leaders, doctors of all specialties and nurses.
At the end of the conference, participants will be awarded a UNC-P (University of North Carolina at Pembroke) Certificate accredited with 6 CME credit points..

Category: COVİD-19

Professor of Public Health and Medicine, Baskent University, TURKEY
Adjunct Professor, University of North Carolina-Pembroke USA.
Chief Quality Officer, Başkent University Hospitals Network (6 hospitals), TURKEY

Clinical Professor,
Wayne State University, USA; 
Visiting Faculty, Riphah İnternational University

Dr. Zakiuddin Ahmed
Director, Institute of Leadership Excellence
Director, Riphah İnstitute of Healthcare İmprovement & Safety

Start date: 07/18/20 10:00 AM
End time: 16:00
Region: Baku
Venue: Online Conference
Audience: managers, doctors of all specialties and nurses
Language: simultaneous translation from English to Azerbaijani

At the end of the conference, UNC-P (University of North Carolina at Pembroke) certification will be awarded.

Price: 170 AZN



Paul Barach, MD, MPH, is a double boarded anesthesiologist and critical care physician-scientist, Clinical Professor at Wayne State University School of Medicine, and Children’s Hospital of Michigan. He is Lecturer and senior advisor to Dean, Jefferson College of Population Health, Senior advisor to CMO, Stavanger University Hospital in Norway, Visiting Professor and Chair of Institute for Safety and Quality Board, Riphah, Pakistan, and Honorary Professor at the National Cancer Center in Seoul Korea. He trained at the Massachusetts General Hospital affiliated with Harvard Medical School. Paul is an elected member of the lead honorary society the Association of University Anesthesiologists.

Dr. Barach is deeply committed to translating research into strategies for systems strengthening, health protection and disease prevention. Paul has more than 25 years of experience as a practicing physician and physician executive in the military and in academic medical centers and integrated delivery systems. He is a formally trained health services researcher, with advanced post graduate training in advanced medical education and assessment methods from the Harvard Medical School Josiah Macy Program medical education, lean six sigma, quality improvement and lean techniques at Intermountain Healthcare. He has had additional training in epidemiology and statistics including both methodological as well as applied HTA research. Prior to that he spent 5 years in the military and was involved in team training, leadership and simulation work.

Paul has extensive experience as consultant on improving interprofessional training, health service and medical education delivery in Australia, US, GCC and Europe. He has done this work as board member of the NMBE, advisor to the ABMS, ACGME and as associate dean at lead academic medical center. His experience includes health service policy, funding, accreditation, and planning, program development, monitoring performance and improving operational service delivery. He is a board member of the International Academy of Health and Design, and has advised the UK CQC, Canada Accreditation Canada, Australian Clinical Excellence Commission, Norwegian UKOM, Singapore MOHH agency, Jordan Hakim agency, Pakistani Punjab HealthCare Commission, Bahamas Ministry of Health, Oman Medical Speciality Board, WHO and many US Patient Safety agencies in Florida, Massachusetts, Illinois and more.

Theories and ideas he has helped shape and provided research findings for, are now in common use as a result of his work: TeamSTEPPS, surgical team training, human factors tools, multi-method, triangulated approaches to research, governance of health systems, and interprofessional learning and culture change to achieve safe and reliable outcomes. His work has led to over $14,000,000 in federal competitive grant funding from the US NIH/AHRQ, EC FP-7, Australian NHMRC and Norwegian Federal Agencies.

He served as Editor of the British Medical Journal Safety and Quality and is Associate Editor of Pediatric Cardiology. He has published more than 300 scientific papers and 5 books.


Present position:
 Professor of Public Health and Medicine, Baskent University, TURKEY
 Adjunct Professor, University of North Carolina-Pembroke USA.
 Chief Quality Officer, Başkent University Hospitals Network (10 hospitals), TURKEY
 Occupational Health Specialist, Başkent University Hospitals Network, TURKEY
 Quality Coordinator, Baskent University schools, 13 hemodialysis centers and factories quality management programs (ISO 9001;2015 version)
 Coordinator of In-Service Training at Baskent University Hospital Network
 Coordinator of Calibration Laboratory, Facility Management and Employee Health Clinics at 10 hospitals, 13 hemodialysis centers within the Network
 President, Health Care Academician Society- TURKEY
 Auditor, National Accreditation System, School of Medicine, Turkey
 Consultant and Reviewer, NCAAA Educational Evaluation Commission – Higher Education Sector, Kingdom of Saudi Arabia, , Standards for Quality Assurance and Accreditation of Higher Education Institutions, KSA
 Consultant and Hospital Surveyor, Joint Commission Accreditation(JCI) and CBAHI
 Evaluator for European Commission, Horizon 2020 projects, Expert, evaluator of projects submitted to European Commission under FP5-7, Horizon 2020, CIHR-Canadian Institutes of Health Research, MONTREAL CANADA and Romanian Scientific Institute, ROMANIA and La, Caixa Institute, Barcelona, SPAIN

Professor Dr. H. Seval AKGUN, MD, PhDs, is a Professor of Public Health in Başkent University School of Medicine University of North Carolina-Pembroke, USA with more than 35 years of strong experience in data management, statistical analyses, quality and accreditation in health care, patient safety and epidemiological studies including the assessment of burden of diseases and health and nutritional status indices. She is also a quality expert and serving Başkent University as their Chief Quality Officer for the 10 hospitals that belong to the University since 1997. During the past 20 plus years, Professor Akgün has been serving as a consultant in health sector reform projects, system assessments, and quality in health care, accreditation, gap analyses and performance measurements.
The variety of research topics she has addressed with collaboration of several international technical supports demonstrates the wide scope of her interests in public and migrant health and her commitment to a comprehensive and holistic approach to health issues. She serves many European, Turkish and international organizations as their advisor on healthcare reform, quality in health care, accreditation in health and higher education, migrant health, community nutrition, system assessment and monitoring. She led a number of projects in the Middle East and Mediterranean Region (Saudi Arabia, Syria, Kuwait, Jordan, and Turkey); Central Asia (Kyrgyzstan, Kazakhstan and Azerbaijan) and Europe including projects supported by World Bank, EU and WHO on system reform and evaluation of alternative care delivery models and mechanisms, performance assessment, hospital surveying, patient care outcomes assessment, migrant health, burden of disease among many more such projects.
She has worked as an epidemiologist at WHO/EURO Health Care Policies office, responsible from Central Asian Republic countries and accumulated considerable experience performing data management, system assessment, and capacity building and performance measurements of variety of healthcare facilities in Azerbaijan, Kyrgyzstan and Kazakhstan. Currently she is a Consultant and Reviewer, NCAAA Educational Evaluation Commission – Higher Education Sector, Kingdom of Saudi Arabia, Standards for Quality Assurance and Accreditation of Higher Education Institutions, KSA and Consultant and Hospital Surveyor, Joint Commission Accreditation (JCIA), TUSKA and CBAHI. She is also leading a NGO, Health Care Academician Society and practicing as an occupational health specialist.
In her recent experiences; Leaded a country-wide project in Azerbaijan; Professor Akgün was able to develop a national quality system for health care facilities and completed a country-wide quality in healthcare, accreditation and licensing system. She worked as a lecturer for the University of Oklahoma Health Sciences Center at its master programs on quality and accreditation in healthcare for Ministry of Health, Kingdom of Saudi Arabia (KSA). She was a consultant for AGI Consulting, LLC, Oklahoma and assisted more than 30 hospitals in KSA, Kazakhstan, Jordan and Turkey during their Joint Commission International Accreditation (JCIA) processes. Professor Akgün completed much wider focus project for the Turkish Ministry of Health calculating the burden of 486 diseases and sequels on the economics of the healthcare system in the country in collaboration with the WHO. She completed a major project to assess and calculate the epidemiological and economic impact of Hepatitis B and C Viruses in Turkey and also completed a similar project on the epidemiological and economic impact of Hepatitis C Virus on healthcare systems in 16 Eastern European countries. She worked as a project manager for Oklahoma University, School of Public Health for the development of 5- years strategic plan for rural health development program, Al Gharbia Medical Region – Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates in the year 2010. In this assignment she was responsible in capacity assessment and planning and performing full assessment on service delivery models and options and development of physician and staffing plans at all Western MR Facilities. 

She has a PhD in Community Nutrition and been selected as an evaluator in 2000, to evaluate the proposals submitted in response to the call EU F5-F7 Frameworks, Food Quality and Safety, Public Health and Marie Curie by the European Union Commission and since then evaluating many EU projects under different topics. As a health service researcher, Professor Akgun has been active in the scientific presentation circles and has to her credit more than 250 scientific articles and 16 books (8 in English) and 11 book chapters in such topics as quality and accreditation in health care and healthcare management.


Dr. Zakiuddin Ahmed 

• Project Director, Riphah Institute of Healthcare Improvement & Safety (RIHIS)
• Chairman, International Conference on Patient Safety (ICPS)
• President, Healthcare Quality & Safety Association of Pakistan (HQSAP)
• Director, Institute of Leadership Excellence
• Director Digital Health, PharmEvo Pvt. Ltd
• CEO, Digital Care

Dr. Zakiuddin Ahmed is a visionary strategist, healthcare entrepreneur & a physician advocate who specializes in creating partnerships & collaborations and developing socially beneficial, sustainable & innovative solutions in Healthcare through information technology with a Patient Centric Focus
His areas of interest, expertise & experience include Telemedicine/Digital Health, Patient Safety & Quality, Ethics, Health Research and Healthcare Leadership

Dr. Zaki founded the “ICPS”, “RIHIS”, “HQSAP” & developed the workshop “Patient First” on Patient Centric Healthcare. He brought the “Patient Safety Friendly Hospital Initiative” of WHO to Pakistan

Dr. Zaki has been pioneering Telemedicine in Pakistan for more than 2 decades. As a global expert in Digital Health, he contributed in the development of “WHO-ITU National eHealth Strategy Toolkit” Dr. Zaki is one of the founding members of MENAHIA and is on the advisory board of journal of ISfTeH. He is a founding trustee of eHealth Association of Pakistan (eHAP) and its Past President. He has been the National Coordinator for eHealth, MoH, Government of Pakistan. As the focal person, he had earlier conducted the 2nd Global eHealth survey 2009 of WHO Global Observatory for eHealth for Pakistan. He also organized the first “Stakeholders Workshop on eHealth Policy & Strategy” for WHO in Pakistan in 2008 & facilitated the “Stakeholders Workshop on developing Digital Health Policy” in Pakistan in 2019.

As Project Director, He developed “Rah@H’ the world’s first fully integrated Connected Health model at King Saud University, Saudi Arabia. He established Pakistan’s 1st company in digital Health, “Digital Care”
Dr. Zaki established “Health Research Advisory Board”, a registered national NGO, developing national registries, national health research policy, capacity building workshops, & national ecosystem.

Pakistan’s first “Institute of Leadership Excellence” in healthcare & is the 1st certified physician trainer on “7 Habits of Highly Effective People” in Pakistan

Dr. Zaki founded “Organization of Pakistani Entrepreneurs of North America (OPEN) in Pakistan as its 1st President. He is the founding Director of Frontier Technology Institute and “Circle Health”, Pakistan’s 1st Digital Health Accelerator

As a globally recognized & invited speaker, Dr. Zaki regularly speaks at Digital health and Patient Safety conferences around the world and serves on the boards of various international conferences and organizations.

Dr. Zaki has a Bachelor’s degree in Medicine and a Master’s degree in Health Management. He has also successfully completed a course on Entrepreneurship from MIT, Boston

Apply for participation

  • 170 AZN

    At the end of the conference participants will be awarded the UNC-P (University of North Carolina at Pembroke) Certificate.

    Deadline: July 17, 2020

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