Jerusalem | The Faculty of Medicine at Al-Quds University (AQU) held a medical symposium in partnership with the Turkish University of Health Sciences. Titled Thoracic Medicine, the first joint symposium was attended by the president of Al-Quds University, Prof. Imad Abu Kishek, theTurkish Consul General in Jerusalem H.E. Mr. Ahmet Reza Demir, representative of the President of the University of Health Sciences, Professor Cevdet Ardol, his deputy Prof. Onar Konar, along with AQU’s vice presidents, deans of faculties, academics, and students.
Mr. Demir praised the cooperation between Al-Quds University and Turkish universities, stressing that Al-Quds is well known for its advanced academic level. He pointed to the importance of this conference that enhances the humanitarian role played by the faculties of medicine towards the entire society.
Prof. Abu Kishek indicated that Al-Quds University always aspires to develop relations with Turkish universities, including the scientific and medical ones, as the two parties have a long history of fruitful partnership represented in providing various training and academic opportunities for students in prestigious Turkish universities. He added that the joint medical conference will be held annually to address crucial health issues and present relevant research results that benefit students of both universities.
Dean of the Faculty of Medicine, Dr. Hani Abdeen, elaborated on the unique partnership between AQU and partner Turkish universities, which is represented in the student exchanges between the two parties that allow AQU’s medical students to train at Turkish universities and hospitals. He noted that AQU seeks to mount the number of students participating in the exchange program in the next year and also develop the existing cooperation, including the exchange of knowledge and experiences in many medical fields.
Prof. Onar Konar stressed the importance of the present cooperation between the two universities in the fields of education, training, and scientific research that enables both universities to share knowledge and experiences. He praised the hardworking AQU medical students who have already begun receiving education at the University of Health Sciences in Turkey.
The conference featured presentation on four topics that were highlighted by a group of researchers and academics from both universities. The four topics were: methods of lung cancer diagnosis, experiences of Turkey and Palestine in thoracic surgery, obstructive airway diseases, lung transplant and smoking.