EUL “Cardiopulmonary Rehabilitation Panel” attracted intensive attention
“Cardiopulmonary Rehabilitation Panel” was held by the European University of Lefke (EUL) the Faculty of Health Sciences. Panel took place on Friday, June 19th at Lefkoşa Merit Hotel, which was done in two sessions. Physiotherapy specialists, officials of the university medical and health departments and the health sector workers participated in the panel, besides Vice President Minister of Economy, Tourism, Culture and Sport, Menteş Gündüz, EUL Rector Prof. Dr. Mehmet Ali Yükselen, and TR Lefkoşa Embassy Commercial Counsellor, Harun Gazali Ceren.
EUL Dean of Faculty of Health Sciences, Prof. Dr. Ruhi Selçuk Tabak, made the opening speech of the panel to which academicians, who are working in the health field at some of the universities in Turkey and Cyprus, contributed. Tabak, in his speech, put emphasis on the fact that Cardiopulmonary Rehabilitation Panel, which was held for the first time in TRNC by EUL, is organized with an attempt to present new rehabilitation practices to health professionals and public to primarily solve the problems related to respiration which is mostly seen in all societies and increase people’s life quality. Tabak remarked that 11 local and foreign speakers, who are specialists in their professions, will share new information and new practices about the subject accordingly and address solutions to experienced cardio-pulmonary problems by way of scientific platform.
Istanbul University Cardiology Institute, the Faculty Member of Cardiology Department, Prof. Dr. Barış Ökçün, who fulfilled the presidency of the initial session of the panel, delivered a speech on “The Necessity of Rehabilitation on Cardiovascular Diseases”. Eastern Mediterranean University, Dean of Faculty of Health Sciences , Prof. Dr. Mehtap Malkoç, “Cardiopulmonary Rehabilitation Practices”, British University of Nicosia, Dean of Faculty of Health Sciences, Prof. Dr. Hülya Harutoğlu, “Cardiopulmonary Rehabilitation Practices in Geriatrics”, Near East University Medical Faculty, the Head of Chest Diseases Department, Prof. Dr. Finn Rasmussen, “The Necessity of Rehabilitation on Pulmonary Diseases”, Georgia State University (USA), the Faculty Member of Respiratory Therapy Department, Assoc. Dr. Arzu Arı, “Respiratory Therapy in USA: The Role of Respiratory Therapists in Health System, their Work Places and Education” and Near East University Medical Faculty, the Faculty Member of Cardiovascular Surgery Department, Assist. Prof. Dr. Barçın Özcem, “The Necessity of Cardiopulmonary Rehabilitation After Cardiovascular Surgery” relayed information to the participants on these issues as titled.
Lefkoşa Doktor Burhan Nalbantoğlu Devlet Hastanesi, Clinical Chief of Cardiology Service, Dr. Gülgün Vaiz, who was the chairperson of the second session of the panel, drew attention on ” The Perception of Cardiologists, who are within the body of the Ministry of Health in TRNC, on Cardiopulmonary Rehabilitation” as well as Lefkoşa Doktor Burhan Nalbantoğlu Devlet Hastanesi, Clinical Chief of Chest Diseases Service, Dr. Hasan Adataş, “Views of Chest Diseases Physicians, who work under the authority of the Ministry of Health in TRNC, on Pulmonary Diseases”, Lefkoşa Doktor Burhan Nalbantoğlu Devlet Hastanesi, Cardiovascular Surgery Service member, Op. Dr. Çağın Zaim, “Perspectives of Cardiovascular Surgeons, who are dependent on the Ministry of Health in TRNC, toward Cardiopulmonary Rehabilitation”, Lefkoşa Doktor Burhan Nalbantoğlu Devlet Hastanesi, Anesthesiology and Reanimation Service personnel, Dr. Nükhet Baddal, “Viewpoints of Anesthesiology and Reanimation Physicians, who work within the board of the Ministry of Health in TRNC, about Cardiopulmonary Rehabilitation in Intensive Care Units” and Cyprus Turkish President of the Association of Physiotherapists, Phy. Musa Muhtaroğlu , “The Roles of Physiotherapists, who work in Public Sector in TRNC, in Health System” gave information regarding these issues stated.