Invitation to Congress

Professor Dr. Seval AKGÜN,
MD, PhDs 
Prof. Dr. Rashid Bin Khalfan AL ABRI, 
Co - Chair
Dear Colleagues,

We are happy to invite you to the 11th International Health Care Management Congress. The main theme of this year's congress will be “Pandemics, Natural Disaster, Emergency and Crisis Management in Healthcare Organizations”.The Congress will be held in Antalya between the dates of December, 16-19, 2020 and we expect a large number of participants from Turkey and different countries this year. So we believe that the congress will be more intensive and fruitful congress with new informations, many presentations and discussions than before.

Natural disasters such as epidemics and earthquakes are events that affect societies in many ways and trigger a series of negative developments. Both the Covid-19 pandemic, which we are still in and completely changing our lives in 2020, and technological disasters and accidents, or nature-related disasters, are occurring quite frequently today. However,in this regard, it also could be said that societies' emergencies such as epidemics increase their vulnerability and affected areas against natural disasters. Therefore, epidemics, natural disasters and other emergencies are emerging not only in the country or the government level, they also need  to be addressed at the institutional base and managed on the basis of necessity. Pandemics, natural disasters and other emergencies are events that affect society in all aspects and exceed the capacity of people and societies. Emergency situations affect all living and non-living creatures living in the area, normal settlements and industrial areas at the same time. Moreover, they negatively affect the normal and regular relationships around of the individual. As with the Corona epidemic that we have experienced for almost a year due to this mode of influence, emergencies can trigger many negative chain events. Therefore, the damage and losses caused by emergencies are far above than the estimates. The fact that the necessity to handle and manage emergencies are so important not only on a country or government basis but also on an institutional basis. Therefore, you ,the  healthcare professionals working at all levels of healthcare institutions, have the responsibility of being well-informed and prepared about emergency management. Emergency management covers the management process, which starts immediately after the emergency and aims to meet all the needs of those affected in a timely manner, quickly and effectively. So it is also a kind of crisis management. We live in the era of big epidemic, shows a trend of increased human-made disasters and widespread natural disasters. This increase of outbreaks in one aspect, the frequency of occurrence of natural disasters; in another aspect, it is related to the fragility of the society and its vulnerability to disasters. It is considered important in terms of both the economy of the country and the protection of human life that any organization in the society, especially health institutions, which performs very successfully in the Covid-19 outbreak, is prepared for emergencies and minimizes this vulnerability.

In this respect, during the congress, in the context of the main theme of "Outbreak, Disaster, Emergency and Crisis Management in Healthcare Organizations", how to manage major epidemics and disasters at the community level, how to protect public health, how to obtain low-cost high quality of care, health financing laws and regulations, health tourism will be discussed

However, these are just a few of the issues to be discussed during the congress. Therefore, it is planned to focus on the following issues related to the subject during the congress:

  • Epidemic Management – Covid-19 Pandemic
  • Crisis management in Natural Disasters
  • Emergency Management in Health Care Organizations
  • The Future of Health Care Systems
  • Leadership in Health Care Services
  • Public-Private partnersip in Health Care Services
  • Changing Roles in Health Services Management
  • Mega Trends in Healthcare Management
  • New Generation Health Care Institutions -Twenty-first Century Architecture-
  • Evidence-based, innovation and patient-oriented smart hospitals
  • Restructuring in Health Services, Management of Change and the Role of Leadership
  • Evidence Based Management
  • Health Care and Globalization
  • Technological Advancements in Health
  • Financial Management in Health Care Institutions
  • Health Program Development
  • Hospital Management
  • Marketing and Branding in Health Care Services
  • Strategic Management in Health Care Institutions
  • Human Resources Management
  • Health Policies
  • Health Regulations and Ethics
  • Information Systems in Health (Informatics in Health)
  • Health Reforms
  • Health Economics
  • Assessment Methods in Health Management
  • Public Relations in Health
  • Health and Social Security Systems, Health Insurance
  • Communication in Health
  • Education in Health Services
  • Health Improvement and Health Education
  • Education Management and Supervision in the Field of Health
  • The Importance of Lifelong Education in Health
  • Public Health and Preventive Health Studies
  • Healthy Living and Optimal Nutrition
  • Health tourism
The Congress will try to create a platform where methods and innovations that will protect and improve public health, increase quality and ensure patient safety will be discussed for 3 days. In addition, this congress will provide participants with the opportunity to discuss the necessary experience and practices to provide safer, more effective and effective health services. Thus, during the congress, you will have the opportunity to discuss the basic approaches to providing patient and employee safety in healthcare services and to test new systems and ideas that go beyond traditional boundaries in line with the perspectives of those who provide and receive services.
Please send us your ideas, papers and researches in order to enrich this international congress.

We invite you to this year's Congress to gain new information with your academic papers or just as a participant and to enjoy Antalya which is one of the most beautiful cities of Turkey and one of the best hotels of Antalya The Sherwood-Lara Hotel with its exquisite environment.

We will be happy to welcome you in Antalya.

With Best Regards