"Health Symposium on the 100th anniversary of our Republic" was completed with 3 separate sessions
Üsküdar University celebrates the 100th anniversary of our Republic, and a new one of the celebrations one has been added to its activities within the scope of the 100th anniversary. "Health Symposium on the 100th anniversary of our Republic was held by the Faculty of Health Sciences. Academicians and students of the Faculty of Health Sciences participated in the symposium. The opening speeches of the symposium, where academicians from 13 departments made presentations, were made by Dean of the Faculty of Health Sciences Prof. Arif Aktuğ Ertekin and Vice Rector Prof. Hikmet Kotak.
The event held at the NP Health Campus Ibn-i Sina Auditorium was moderated by Instructor Mert İlhan and Instructor Derya Deniz.
Prof. Arif Aktuğ Ertekin: "The share of health services has increased over the years"
Making the opening speeches of the health symposium, Dean of the Faculty of Health Sciences Prof. Arif Aktuğ Ertekin stated that Türkiye has improved its health services by going through difficult roads. Ertekin said that “As the Faculty of Health Sciences, we are celebrating the 100th anniversary of our Republic. It is necessary to evaluate health in three areas. One is the service pillar, one is the education pillar and the other is the research pillar. In the first years of our Republic, it was almost as if we had been reborn as a society that had come out of war. The health system of the Republic of Türkiye was trying to survive, and difficult roads were passed. One of the most prominent issues is related to preventive health services. In fact, before the republic, the issue of health was always examined and various investments were made for this purpose. Over the years, the share of healthcare has increased. We have young friends among us, and I hope they will make the effort to bring these works to better places. There have been a lot of studies in our country in recent years. The citations you receive to your work are important."
Prof. Hikmet Koçak: "No matter what profession we are in, we have to be the best"
Emphasizing that no investment in health will be wasted at the symposium, Vice Rector Prof. Hikmet Koçak said: "The future will be built with the lessons learned from the past. If we do not know our past well, we cannot be very hopeful about the future. Our faculty of health sciences represents our university as a locomotive. We are trying to carry out health services here as a whole. The time you acquire knowledge is important; however, it is more important to maintain and develop it. Investments in health are never wasted. Everyone needs health. No matter what profession we are in, we have to be the best. That is how we have to work. Our university has expectations from you, as do your expectations. Our goal is to graduate you well."
Lasting a full day in 3 different sessions, the presentations held within the scope of the 'Health Symposium on the 100th anniversary of our Republic’ started with the first session. The chairs of the first session were Vice Rector Prof. Hikmet Koçak and Prof. Osman Sulak from the Department of Anatomy of the Faculty of Medicine. In the first session, Prof. Hikmet Koçak made a presentation titled 'Historical Development of Perfusion'. Department of Child Development Asst. Prof. Demet Gülaldı made a presentation titled 'Past, Present and Future of Child Development'. Vice Head of the Department of Language and Speech Therapy, Asst. Prof. Maral Yeşilyurt made a presentation titled 'History of Speech and Language Therapy', and Prof. Osman Sulak from the Department of Anatomy of the Faculty of Medicine made a presentation titled 'The Development of Orthotics and Prosthesis from the Republic to the Present'. The first session ended after the presentations.
The second session started under the chairpersonship by Head of the Department of Nursing Prof. Selma Doğan and Head of the Department of Physiotherapy and Rehabilitation Prof. Deniz Demirci.
Head of the Department of Audiology Asst. Prof. Didem Şahin Ceylan presented her presentation titled 'The Past, Present and Future of Audiology in Türkiye' with the participants. Department of Physiotherapy and Rehabilitation Instructor Filiz Eyüboğlu made a presentation titled 'Physiotherapy and Rehabilitation from the Past to the Future'. Vice President of the Department of Nursing, Assoc. Prof. Nurcan Uysal shared her presentation titled 'Nursing from Past to Present on the 100th anniversary of the Republic” with the participants. Head of Occupational Health and Safety Department Asst. Prof. Rüştü Uçan made his presentation titled "Assessment of Occupational Health and Safety on the 100th anniversary of the Republic”. After the presentations, the second session ended.
The third and final session started under the chairpersonship of Head of Midwifery Department Prof. Güler Cimete and Dean of the Faculty of Medicine Prof. Haydar Sur. Head of Occupational Therapy Department Prof. Sevda Asqarova made a presentation titled 'A Different Look at Occupational Therapy'. Deputy Head of the Department of Midwifery Assist. Prof. Ayça Demir Yıldırım shared her presentation titled 'The 100-Year Journey of Midwifery, Midwifery in Changing Health Systems' with the participants. Head of the Department of Medical Pathology Prof. İbrahim Öztek and Prof. Zafer Öztek made a presentation titled 'Republic and Medicine'. Department of Nutrition and Dietetics Instructor Kübra Şahin made a presentation titled 'The Birth and Historical Development of the Dietitian Profession and the Table of Atatürk, the Founder of our Republic'. Prof. Abdullah Karatay from the Department of Social Work made a presentation titled 'Changes in Social Services with the Republican Period'.
After the last session, the symposium ended with a group photo shoot and the presentation of certificates of appreciation.
Üsküdar News Agency (ÜNA)