A 3-Day Symposium Webinar on Internationalization of Higher Education (IHE) during Coronavirus Crisis

 
 

Warm greetings from Tehran University of Medical Sciences (TUMS), Iran.


Indeed, we are living in a truly unprecedented and intense situation at the moment. COVID-19 is an emerging, rapidly evolving situation and this pandemic is affecting all of our families, communities, and our ways of life and work. First and foremost, our hearts go out to anyone impacted by the virus, either directly or indirectly. Our thoughts are especially with those infected with the virus, to whom we extend our heartfelt wishes for a full recovery. We truly appreciate the selfless efforts of healthcare workers around the world who are on the front lines, working tirelessly to care for people in need.

In this situation, we are focused on the health and safety of our employees and students. We have implemented work-from-home policies to limit our employees’ exposure, and have limited, postponed and suspended our travel, gatherings and events. Regardless of how complex the situation is, we at the TUMS Directorate of International Relations are eager to foster our collaboration with our partners in any field related to Internationalization of Higher Education (IHE).

 

 

 

 

In light of this, we are organizing a symposium webinar called “Internationalization of Higher Education During Coronavirus Crisis” to be held from 18 to 20 May 2020 with the aim to address some important aspects of higher education impacted by the COVID-19 situation.

We invite you to join us on this webinar since we believe that your valued presence and participation whether as speaker or listener would contribute to the enrichment of this event.


We look forward to seeing you at the TUMS webinar.

 

 

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Monday, May 18, 2020

12:00 - 15:00 (GMT)

16:30 - 19:30 (Tehran Local Time)

Internationalization of Higher Education Policy Shift during/ after Coronavirus Crisis

Registration Needed

Panel Members

Philip G. Altbach, Amirhossein Takian, Ka Ho Mok, Ren Yi, Minke Tang, James Otieno Jowi, Enrique López veloso

Mohammad Hossein Nekoofar (Moderator)


Discussion Panel Members


Ramin Kordi, Alireza Hemmati, Hugo Horta

12:00 - 12:15 (GMT)

16:30 - 16:45 (Tehran Local Time)

Welcome Speech

Mohammad Hossein Nekoofar

12:15 - 12:30 (GMT)

16:45 - 17:00 (Tehran Local Time)

COVID-19--The University and Internationalization: Possible Scenarios

Philip G. Altbach

12:30 - 12:45 (GMT)

17:00 - 17:15 (Tehran Local Time)

COVID-19 Cohabitation: A Paradigm Shift for Global Higher Education

Amirhossein Takian

12:45 - 13:00 (GMT)

17:15 - 17:30 (Tehran Local Time)

The Impact of COVID-19 on International Education: Student Experiences and Future of Internationalization of Higher Education

Ka Ho Mok

13:00 - 13:15 (GMT)

17:30 - 17:45 (Tehran Local Time)

International Education & Collaboration and Post COVID-19

Ren Yi

13:15 - 13:45 (GMT)

17:45 - 18:15 (Tehran Local Time)

Discussion Panel

13:45 - 14:00 (GMT)

18:15 - 18:30 (Tehran Local Time)

International Higher Education and Pandemia: The Experience of BUCM

Minke Tang

14:00 - 14:15 (GMT)

18:30 - 18:45 (Tehran Local Time)

COVID-19 and the Future of Internationalization of Higher Education: Some Insights and Perspectives from Africa

James Otieno Jowi

14:15 - 14:30 (GMT)

18:45 - 19:00 (Tehran Local Time)

Pandemia and Higher Education: lessons learned?

Enrique López veloso

14:30 - 15:00 (GMT)

19:00 - 19:30 (Tehran Local Time)

Discussion Panel

 

Tuesday, May 19, 2020

12:00 - 15:00 (GMT)

16:30 - 19:30 (Tehran Local Time)

e-Learning during Coronavirus Crisis

Registration Needed

Panel Members

Victoria Daskalou, Hasnain Zafar Baloch, Amer Saleem Elameer, Amir Hooman Kazemi MotlaghKarim QayumiRita Mojtahedzadeh

Rita Mojtahedzadeh (Moderator)


Discussion Panel Members


Shoaleh BigdeliRiyadh QashiMaria Susy RogersAfsaneh SharifRizma Adlia Syakurah

12:00 - 12:15 (GMT)

16:30 - 16:45 (Tehran Local Time)

Welcome Note

Shoaleh BigdeliRita Mojtahedzadeh

12:15 - 12:35 (GMT)

16:45 - 17:05 (Tehran Local Time)

Challenges and Opportunities of Emergency Remote Teaching in HE during the COVID-19 Crisis

Victoria Daskalou

12:35 - 12:55 (GMT)

17:05 - 17:25 (Tehran Local Time)

How to Find Correct Blend for Implementing Online Learning During COVID-19?

Hasnain Zafar Baloch

12:55 - 13:15 (GMT)

17:25 - 17:45 (Tehran Local Time)

Iraqi e-learning Adoption Success Trial by Numbers and Facts During COVID-19 Crisis

Amer Saleem Elameer

13:15 - 13:25 (GMT)

17:45 - 17:55 (Tehran Local Time)

Question and Answer

13:25 - 13:40 (GMT)

17:55 - 18:10 (Tehran Local Time)

Online Teaching During COVID-19 Crisis: China Experience

Amir Hooman Kazemi Motlagh

13:40 - 13:55 (GMT)

18:10 - 18:25 (Tehran Local Time)

CyberPatient: A New Tool for Clinical Skill

Karim Qayumi

13:55 - 14:10 (GMT)

18:25 - 18:40 (Tehran Local Time)

The Experience of e-learning Implementation in Iranian Universities of Medical Sciences Before and During COVID-19 Crisis

Rita Mojtahedzadeh

14:10 - 15:00 (GMT)

18:40 - 19:30 (Tehran Local Time)

Discussion Panel

 

Wednesday, May 20, 2020

Post-quarantine Challenges in Medical Sciences Education

12:00 - 12:30 (GMT)

16:30 - 17:00 (Tehran Local Time)

Opening Speech of All Three Sub-panels

Speakers

Amir Ali Sohrabpour, Javad Alaghband Rad

12:00 - 12:15 (GMT)

16:30 - 16:45 (Tehran Local Time)

Post-quarantine Challenges in Medical Sciences Education

Amir Ali Sohrabpour

12:15 - 12:30 (GMT)

16:45 - 17:00 (Tehran Local Time)

Post Coronavirus Mental Health Challenges: A New Normal

Javad Alaghband Rad


12:00 - 15:00 (GMT)

16:30 - 19:30 (Tehran Local Time)

Sub-panel I: Educational Challenges in Medicine and Physical Therapy

Registration Needed

Panel Members

Alireza Shamshirsaz, Azim Mirzazadeh, Ales Bourek, Shafik Dharamsi, Alison GreigSusan Murphy, Karen Sauve

Azim Mirzazadeh (Moderator)


Discussion Panel Members


Mohammad Reza HadianEmir RuşenAzadeh Shadmehr

12:30 - 12:40 (GMT)

17:00 - 17:10 (Tehran Local Time)

Welcome and Introduction

Azim Mirzazadeh

12:40 - 12:50 (GMT)

17:10 - 17:20 (Tehran Local Time)

Lessens Learn for Medical Education During the Coronavirus Pandemic

Alireza Shamshirsaz

12:50 - 13:00 (GMT)

17:20 - 17:30 (Tehran Local Time)

Educational Management and Leadership During COVID-19

Azim Mirzazadeh

13:00 - 13:10 (GMT)

17:30 - 17:40 (Tehran Local Time)

Are There Several Functions of The University? And to What Degree Can These Be Fulfilled in Online Mode?

Ales Bourek

13:10 - 13:20 (GMT)

17:40 - 17:50 (Tehran Local Time)

Educating Health Professionals, Transformative Learning, and Health Inequities

Shafik Dharamsi

13:20 - 13:50 (GMT)

17:50 - 18:20 (Tehran Local Time)

Discussion Panel

13:50 - 14:00 (GMT)

18:20 - 18:30 (Tehran Local Time)

Responding to COVID-19 - Experiences of a Canadian Physical Therapy Program

Susan Murphy

14:00 - 14:10 (GMT)

18:30 - 18:40 (Tehran Local Time)

COVID-19: Implications for Curriculum Delivery in a Canadian Physical Therapy Program

Alison Greig

14:10 - 14:20 (GMT)

18:40 - 18:50 (Tehran Local Time)

COVID-19: Implications for Clinical Education in a Canadian Physical Therapy Program

Karen Sauve

14:20 - 15:00 (GMT)

18:50 - 19:30 (Tehran Local Time)

Discussion Panel


12:00 - 15:00 (GMT)

16:30 - 19:30 (Tehran Local Time)

Sub-panel II: Educational Challenges in Dentistry

Registration Needed

Panel Members

Prathip PhantumvanitMichael Josef KowolikHeikki Murtomaa, Li TiejunPouyan Aminishakib

Mohammad Hossein Nekoofar (Moderator)


Discussion Panel Members


Irina Dragan, Ajay Telang

12:30 - 12:50 (GMT)

17:00 - 17:20 (Tehran Local Time)

Oral Health Education after Corona Crisis: New Normal Perspective

Prathip Phantumvanit

12:50 - 13:10 (GMT)

17:20 - 17:40 (Tehran Local Time)

The New Normal ... more an Evolving Reality

Michael Josef Kowolik

13:10 - 13:30 (GMT)

17:40 - 18:00 (Tehran Local Time)

Dental Education after Corona Pandemia: Challenges and Opportunities

Heikki Murtomaa

13:30 - 13:45 (GMT)

18:00 - 18:15 (Tehran Local Time)

Dental Education Challengs in COVID-19 Pandemic | PKU-SS Experiences

Li Tiejun

13:45 - 14:00 (GMT)

18:15 - 18:30 (Tehran Local Time)

Corona Fighters Campaign: An Experience in TUMS

Pouyan Aminishakib

14:00 - 15:00 (GMT)

18:30 - 19:30 (Tehran Local Time

Discussion Panel


12:00 - 15:00 (GMT)

16:30 - 19:30 (Tehran Local Time)

Sub-panel III: Educational Challenges in Public Health and Medical Sciences

Registration Needed

Panel Members

Detlev Ganten, Hélène Girouard, Anja Krumeich, Luciano Saso, Meri Koivusalo, Albrecht Jahn, Remco van de Pas, Axel Hoffmann

Amirhossein Takian (Moderator)

12:30 - 12:35 (GMT)

17:00 - 17:05 (Tehran Local Time)

Welcome Speech

Amirhossein Takian

12:35 - 12:50 (GMT)

17:05 - 17:20 (Tehran Local Time)

Importance of Global Partnership in IHE During and After COVID-19 Crisis

Detlev Ganten

12:50 - 13:00 (GMT)

17:20 - 17:30 (Tehran Local Time)

COVID-19 Impact on Basic Biomedical Science Education: Dealing the Challenges

Hélène Girouard

13:00 - 13:10 (GMT)

17:30 - 17:40 (Tehran Local Time)

Decolonizing International Collaboration in Higher Education; Can Innovative Education Tools Help?

Anja Krumeich

13:10 - 13:20 (GMT)

17:40 - 17:50 (Tehran Local Time)

COVID-19 Crisis: Challenges and Opportunities for European Universities

Luciano Saso

13:20 - 13:50 (GMT)

17:50 - 18:20 (Tehran Local Time)

Discussion Panel

13:50 - 14:00 (GMT)

18:20 - 18:30 (Tehran Local Time)

Does Coronavirus Pandemic Bring Global Health Home?

Meri Koivusalo

14:00 - 14:10 (GMT)

18:30 - 18:40 (Tehran Local Time)

Experience with Graduate and Postgraduate Education in the Era of COVID-19

Albrecht Jahn

14:10 - 14:20 (GMT)

18:40 - 18:50 (Tehran Local Time)

Globalization Paradox and The Coronavirus Pandemic

Remco van de Pas

14:20 - 14:30 (GMT)

18:50 - 19:00 (Tehran Local Time)

We Turn The Tables: How The COVID-19 Pandemic Might Help to Improve our Teaching After The Crisis

Axel Hoffmann

14:30 - 15:00 (GMT)

19:00 - 19:30 (Tehran Local Time)

Discussion Panel

 

 

Monday, May 18, 2020

12:00 - 15:00 (GMT)

16:30 - 19:30 (Tehran Local Time)

Internationalization of Higher Education Policy Shift During/ After Coronavirus Crisis

 

Panel Members

Philip G. Altbach, Amirhossein Takian, Ka Ho Mok, Ren Yi, Minke Tang, James Otieno Jowi, Enrique López veloso

Mohammad Hossein Nekoofar

(Moderator)


Discussion Panel Members


Ramin Kordi, Alireza Hemmati, Hugo Horta

12:00 - 12:15 (GMT)

16:30 - 16:45 (Tehran Local Time)

Welcome Speech

Mohammad Hossein Nekoofar

12:15 - 12:30 (GMT)

16:45 - 17:00 (Tehran Local Time)

COVID-19--The University and Internationalization: Possible Scenarios

Philip G. Altbach

12:30 - 12:45 (GMT)

17:00 - 17:15 (Tehran Local Time)

COVID-19 Cohabitation: A Paradigm Shift for Global Higher Education

Amirhossein Takian

12:45 - 13:00 (GMT)

17:15 - 17:30 (Tehran Local Time)

The Impact of COVID-19 on International Education: Student Experiences and Future of Internationalization of Higher Education

Ka Ho Mok

13:00 - 13:15 (GMT)

17:30 - 17:45 (Tehran Local Time)

International Education & Collaboration and Post COVID-19

Ren Yi

13:15 - 13:45 (GMT)

17:45 - 18:15 (Tehran Local Time)

Discussion Panel

13:45 - 14:00 (GMT)

18:15 - 18:30 (Tehran Local Time)

International Higher Education and Pandemia: The Experience of BUCM

Minke Tang

14:00 - 14:15 (GMT)

18:30 - 18:45 (Tehran Local Time)

COVID-19 and the Future of Internationalization of Higher Education: Some Insights and Perspectives from Africa

James Otieno Jowi

14:15 - 14:30 (GMT)

18:45 - 19:00 (Tehran Local Time)

Pandemia and Higher Education: lessons learned?

Enrique López veloso

14:30 - 15:00 (GMT)

19:00 - 19:30 (Tehran Local Time)

Discussion Panel

 

 

Tuesday, May 19, 2020

12:00 - 15:00 (GMT)

16:30 - 19:30 (Tehran Local Time)

e-Learning during Coronavirus Crisis

Registration Needed

Panel Members

Victoria Daskalou, Hasnain Zafar Baloch, Amer Saleem Elameer, Amir Hooman Kazemi MotlaghKarim QayumiRita Mojtahedzadeh

Rita Mojtahedzadeh (Moderator)


Discussion Panel Members


Shoaleh BigdeliRiyadh QashiMaria Susy RogersAfsaneh SharifRizma Adlia Syakurah

12:00 - 12:15 (GMT)

16:30 - 16:45 (Tehran Local Time)

Welcome Note

Shoaleh BigdeliRita Mojtahedzadeh

12:15 - 12:35 (GMT)

16:45 - 17:05 (Tehran Local Time)

Challenges and Opportunities of Emergency Remote Teaching in HE during the COVID-19 Crisis

Victoria Daskalou

12:35 - 12:55 (GMT)

17:05 - 17:25 (Tehran Local Time)

How to Find Correct Blend for Implementing Online Learning During COVID-19?

Hasnain Zafar Baloch

12:55 - 13:15 (GMT)

17:25 - 17:45 (Tehran Local Time)

Iraqi e-learning Adoption Success Trial by Numbers and Facts During COVID-19 Crisis

Amer Saleem Elameer

13:15 - 13:25 (GMT)

17:45 - 17:55 (Tehran Local Time)

Question and Answer

13:25 - 13:40 (GMT)

17:55 - 18:10 (Tehran Local Time)

Online Teaching During COVID-19 Crisis: China Experience

Amir Hooman Kazemi Motlagh

13:40 - 13:55 (GMT)

18:10 - 18:25 (Tehran Local Time)

CyberPatient: A New Tool for Clinical Skill

Karim Qayumi

13:55 - 14:10 (GMT)

18:25 - 18:40 (Tehran Local Time)

The Experience of e-learning Implementation in Iranian Universities of Medical Sciences Before and During COVID-19 Crisis

Rita Mojtahedzadeh

14:10 - 15:00 (GMT)

18:40 - 19:30 (Tehran Local Time)

Discussion Panel

 

 

Wednesday, May 20, 2020

Post-quarantine Challenges in Medical Sciences Education

12:00 - 12:30 (GMT)

16:30 - 17:00 (Tehran Local Time)

Opening Speech of All Three Sub-panels

Speakers

Amir Ali Sohrabpour, Javad Alaghband Rad

12:00 - 12:15 (GMT)

16:30 - 16:45 (Tehran Local Time)

Post-quarantine Challenges in Medical Sciences Education

Amir Ali Sohrabpour

12:15 - 12:30 (GMT)

16:45 - 17:00 (Tehran Local Time)

Post Coronavirus Mental Health Challenges: A New Normal

Javad Alaghband Rad


12:00 - 15:00 (GMT)

16:30 - 19:30 (Tehran Local Time)

Sub-panel I: Educational Challenges in Medicine and Physical Therapy

 

Panel Members

Alireza Shamshirsaz, Azim Mirzazadeh, Ales Bourek, Shafik Dharamsi, Alison GreigSusan Murphy, Karen Sauve

Azim Mirzazadeh (Moderator)


Discussion Panel Members


Mohammad Reza Hadian, Emir RuşenAzadeh Shadmehr

12:30 - 12:40 (GMT)

17:00 - 17:10 (Tehran Local Time)

Welcome and Introduction

Azim Mirzazadeh

12:40 - 12:50 (GMT)

17:10 - 17:20 (Tehran Local Time)

Lessens Learn for Medical Education During the Coronavirus Pandemic

Alireza Shamshirsaz

12:50 - 13:00 (GMT)

17:20 - 17:30 (Tehran Local Time)

Educational Management and Leadership During COVID-19

Azim Mirzazadeh

13:00 - 13:10 (GMT)

17:30 - 17:40 (Tehran Local Time)

Are There Several Functions of The University? And to What Degree Can These Be Fulfilled in Online Mode?

Ales Bourek

13:10 - 13:20 (GMT)

17:40 - 17:50 (Tehran Local Time)

Educating Health Professionals, Transformative Learning, and Health Inequities

Shafik Dharamsi

13:20 - 13:50 (GMT)

17:50 - 18:20 (Tehran Local Time)

Discussion Panel

13:50 - 14:00 (GMT)

18:20 - 18:30 (Tehran Local Time)

Responding to COVID-19 - Experiences of a Canadian Physical Therapy Program

Susan Murphy

14:00 - 14:10 (GMT)

18:30 - 18:40 (Tehran Local Time)

COVID-19: Implications for Curriculum Delivery in a Canadian Physical Therapy Program

Alison Greig

14:10 - 14:20 (GMT)

18:40 - 18:50 (Tehran Local Time)

COVID-19: Implications for Clinical Education in a Canadian Physical Therapy Program

Karen Sauve

14:20 - 15:00 (GMT)

18:50 - 19:30 (Tehran Local Time)

Discussion Panel

12:00 - 15:00 (GMT)

16:30 - 19:30 (Tehran Local Time)

Sub-panel II: Educational Challenges in Dentistry

 

Panel Members

Prathip PhantumvanitMichael Josef KowolikHeikki Murtomaa, Li TiejunPouyan Aminishakib

Mohammad Hossein Nekoofar (Moderator)


Discussion Panel Members


Irina Dragan, Ajay Telang

12:30 - 12:50 (GMT)

17:00 - 17:20 (Tehran Local Time)

Oral Health Education after Corona Crisis: New Normal Perspective

Prathip Phantumvanit

12:50 - 13:10 (GMT)

17:20 - 17:40 (Tehran Local Time)

The New Normal ... more an Evolving Reality

Michael Josef Kowolik

13:10 - 13:30 (GMT)

17:40 - 18:00 (Tehran Local Time)

Dental Education after Corona Pandemia: Challenges and Opportunities

Heikki Murtomaa

13:30 - 13:45 (GMT)

18:00 - 18:15 (Tehran Local Time)

Dental Education Challengs in COVID-19 Pandemic | PKU-SS Experiences

Li Tiejun

13:45 - 14:00 (GMT)

18:15 - 18:30 (Tehran Local Time)

Corona Fighters Campaign: An Experience in TUMS

Pouyan Aminishakib

14:00 - 15:00 (GMT)

18:30 - 19:30 (Tehran Local Time

Discussion Panel

12:00 - 15:00 (GMT)

16:30 - 19:30 (Tehran Local Time)

Sub-panel III: Educational Challenges in Public Health and Medical Sciences

 

Panel Members

Detlev Ganten, Hélène Girouard, Anja Krumeich, Luciano Saso, Meri Koivusalo, Albrecht Jahn, Remco van de Pas, Axel Hoffmann

Amirhossein Takian (Moderator)

12:30 - 12:35 (GMT)

17:00 - 17:05 (Tehran Local Time)

Welcome Speech

Amirhossein Takian

12:35 - 12:50 (GMT)

17:05 - 17:20 (Tehran Local Time)

Importance of Global Partnership in IHE During and After COVID-19 Crisis

Detlev Ganten

12:50 - 13:00 (GMT)

17:20 - 17:30 (Tehran Local Time)

COVID-19 Impact on Basic Biomedical Science Education: Dealing the Challenges

Hélène Girouard

13:00 - 13:10 (GMT)

17:30 - 17:40 (Tehran Local Time)

Decolonizing International Collaboration in Higher Education; Can Innovative Education Tools Help?

Anja Krumeich

13:10 - 13:20 (GMT)

17:40 - 17:50 (Tehran Local Time)

COVID-19 Crisis: Challenges and Opportunities for European Universities

Luciano Saso

13:20 - 13:50 (GMT)

17:50 - 18:20 (Tehran Local Time)

Discussion Panel

13:50 - 14:00 (GMT)

18:20 - 18:30 (Tehran Local Time)

Does Coronavirus Pandemic Bring Global Health Home?

Meri Koivusalo

14:00 - 14:10 (GMT)

18:30 - 18:40 (Tehran Local Time)

Experience with Graduate and Postgraduate Education in the Era of COVID-19

Albrecht Jahn

14:10 - 14:20 (GMT)

18:40 - 18:50 (Tehran Local Time)

Globalization Paradox and The Coronavirus Pandemic

Remco van de Pas

14:20 - 14:30 (GMT)

18:50 - 19:00 (Tehran Local Time)

We Turn The Tables: How The COVID-19 Pandemic Might Help to Improve our Teaching After The Crisis

Axel Hoffmann

14:30 - 15:00 (GMT)

19:00 - 19:30 (Tehran Local Time)

Discussion Panel

 

 

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Javad Alaghband Rad

Tehran University of Medical Sciences, Iran

(Speaker)

  

Javad Alghband Rad is an Associate Professor at the Rouzbeh Hospital, Tehran University of Medical Sciences (TUMS).

  • The first President and founding member, Iranian National Board of Child and Adolescent Psychiatry Subspecialty, Ministry of Health and Medical Education
  • The first President, Iranian Academy of Child and Adolescent Psychiatry
  • Founder and First Chair, Child and Adolescent Psychiatry Unit, Roozbeh Hospital
  • Founder and First Director, I.R. Institute for Cognitive Science Studies (IRICSS)
  • Deputy Secretary, Iranian Academy of Medical Sciences
  • Faculty Member, Dalhousie University, Canada

(CV)

Lecture Title: Post Coronavirus Mental Health Challenges: A New Normal

Keywords: Coronavirus, COVID-19, Outbreak, Pandemic, Education, Mental Health, Universities, Psychiatry, Challenges


Philip G. Altbach

Boston College, USA

(Speaker)

  

Philip G. Altbach is Research Professor and Founding Director of the Center for International Higher Education at Boston College, where from 1994 to 2015 he was the Monan University Professor. He was the 2004-2006 Distinguished Scholar Leader for the New Century Scholars initiative of the Fulbright program, was given the Houlihan award for distinguished contributions to international education by NAFSA: Association of International Educators, the Bowen distinguished career award by the Association for the Study of Higher Education, and has been a senior associate of the Carnegie Foundation for the Advancement of Teaching. In 2010, he was Erudite Scholar of the Government of Kerala. He has taught at Harvard University, the University of Wisconsin, and the State University of New York at Buffalo.

He is author of Global Perspectives on Higher Education, Turmoil and Transition, Student Politics in America, among other books. He also co-edited (with Jamil Salmi) The Road to Academic Excellence, (with Michael Bastedo and Patricia Gumport) American Higher Education in the 21st Century, the International Handbook of Higher Education, World Class Worldwide: Transforming Research Universities in Asia and Latin America and other books.

Dr. Altbach is a member of the Russian government’s “5-100 University Excellence Commission.” He is a member of the international advisory committee of the Higher School of Economics in Moscow, Russia, and the Graduate School at Shanghai Jiaotong University. He is guest professor at Peking University and Xiamen University in China.  He has been an Onwell Fellow at the University of Hong Kong, and a fellow of the National Science Foundation of Taiwan.

Dr. Altbach holds the B.A., M.A. and Ph.D degrees from the University of Chicago. He was awarded an honorary D.Litt degree by Symbiosis Internatonal University in India. (CV)

Lecture Title: COVID-19--The University and Internationalization: Possible Scenarios

Keywords: Higher Education Response to COVID-19, Internationalization, Student Mobility, Global Trends


Pouyan Aminishakib

Tehran University of Medical Sciences, Iran

(Speaker)

  

Pouyan Aminishakib, DDS, MSc

  • Associate Professor of Oral and Maxillofacial Pathology Department, School of Dentistry,TUMS
  • Adjunct Associate Professor of Pathology Department, Cancer Institute Hospital, IKHC, TUMS
  • Vice Dean for International Affairs, School of Dentistry, TUMS
  • Member of International Association of Oral Pathologists
  • Member of Executive Board of Iranian Oral and Maxillofacial Pathologists' Association

(CV)

Lecture Title: Corona Fighters Campaign: An Experience in TUMS


Shoaleh Bigdeli

Iran University of Medical Sciences, Iran

(Discussion Panel Member)

  

Dr. Shoaleh Bigdeli, associate professor in the department of Medical Education, School of Medicine at Iran University of Medical Sciences received her doctorate in Curriculum Theories and Implementation from Simon Fraser University (SFU), Canada, and received several certificates from FAIMER in medical education. She is AMEE Associate Fellow (AFAMEE) and since 2015, she has collaborated in several gamification projects in Canada and Iran. Dr.Bigdeli has supervised more than 30 post-graduate theses in medical education, given more than 60 presentations at universities and conferences, published more than 50 articles and co-authored 7 books. She is among editorial members of some medical education journals. 

She is enthusiastic to teaching and learning issues and her teaching and research interests range widely on topics related to teaching and learning in higher education, medical education, curriculum, distance learning, gamification for learning, and philosophy of education. 


Ales Bourek

Masaryk University, Czech Republic

(Speaker)

  

Aleš Bourek, MD, PhD. is a gynecologist and the head of the Center for Healthcare Quality, Masaryk University, Faculty of Medicine, where he also lectures health informatics. He also heads a private assisted reproduction facility in Brno, Czech Republic. His research interests includes Health informatics, assisted reproduction, healthcare quality. He is serving as an editorial member and reviewer of several international reputed journals. Dr. Ales Bourek is the member of many international affiliations. He has authored of many research articles/books related to Health informatics, assisted reproduction, healthcare quality. (CV)

Lecture Title: Are There Several Functions of The University? And to What Degree Can These Be Fulfilled in Online Mode?

Keywords: Education, Literacy, Professional Requirements, Training Institution, Specialized School, Medical University


Victoria Daskalou

University of Patras, Greece

(Speaker)

  

Dr. Victoria Daskalou is a computer and informatics scientist, holding a bachelor’s degree (1992) and a Ph.D. degree (1998) in Informatics from the Department of Informatics of the Athens University of Economics and Business (AUEB), Greece. Dr. Daskalou joined the Department of Economics of University of Patras (UPatras) in 2014 as a specialized teaching staff in Internet information systems. Dr. Daskalou has a twenty years work experience in the field of information and communication technologies and was the technical coordinator and a senior researcher in several ICT projects related to the digital transformation of Greek Universities. More precisely, for the period 2008-2014 she has worked as the designer and the technical coordinator for the implementation of large-scale academic management information systems at the Directorate of Information and Communication Systems in UPatras. From 2001 to 2008 she was the head of the R&D team and the responsible of web and e-learning services at the Network Operations Center of UPATRAS. For the period from 1995 up to 2001 she was a senior researcher at the Computer and Communications Systems Laboratory of the Department of Informatics and at the Network Operations Center of AUEB. Dr. Daskalou participated in more than 20 R&D European and national projects and has published 14 papers in international journals and conference proceedings. She was a member in several scientific committees related to the digital transformation of Upatras and Greek Universities and has gained extended experience in e‐learning as the head of e‐ learning services team of Upatras NOC (2001‐2007) and AUEB NOC (1995-2001), as a member of the steering committee for Upatras Open Courses project (2010‐2014) and as the deputy scientific co-ordinator research in the Erasmus+ KA2 project “Open UP Entrepreneurship” that built a MOOC in the field of digital entrepreneurship. (CV)

Lecture Title: Challenges and Opportunities of Emergency Remote Teaching in HE during the COVID-19 Crisis

Keywords: Emergency Remote Teaching, Higher Education, COVID-19 crisis


Shafik Dharamsi

University of Texas, USA

(Speaker)

  

My work is inspired by the words of the late Oscar Handlin: "a troubled universe can no longer afford the luxury of pursuits confined to an ivory tower … scholarship has to prove its worth not on its own terms, but by service to the nation and the world." The question of how to better prepare the next generation of researchers, educators, and health and human service professionals to be responsive to the wide-ranging inequities in society, and to take an equally broad and multi-dimensional approach to addressing these inequities is one of the most pressing and challenging issues facing higher education today. I have observed that the traditional structure of university departments and colleges is not conducive to high impact, problem oriented, and transformative work. I have dedicated my career to the development of an ethically and civically inspired higher education agenda that fosters interdisciplinarity, community engagement, applied and translational research, transformative approaches to teaching and learning, and an inclusive and pluralistic environment. (CV)

Lecture Title: Educating Health Professionals, Transformative Learning, and Health Inequities

Keywords: Social Accountability, Health Professions Education, Health Inequities, Teaching/Learning Environments, Evidence-based Education


Irina Dragan

TUFTS University, USA

(Discussion Panel Member)

  

Dr. Irina Dragan is Assistant Professor (tenure-track) at Tufts University School of Dental Medicine (TUSDM), in the Department of Periodontology. She is a Diplomate of the American Board of Periodontology. Her administrative responsibilities at TUSDM include serving as Director of Faculty Education and Instructional Development and Program Director for the Dental Educational Learning and Teaching Academy Fellowship. She is the Co-Course Director for Management of Complex Cases. This initiative was designed to strengthen and facilitate an interdisciplinary and interprofessional path forward for our profession that benefit clinicians (students, residents, private practitioners) and most importantly patients. Her efforts have been recognized in 2015 with ADEA Emerging Academic Leaders Program, 2016 AAP Foundation Fellowship to attend Institute for Teaching and Learning Program and with the 2016 ADEA Chair of the Board of Directors (Presidential) Citation. In 2016, she was recognized as the Best Romanian Student in North America. She was the only dentist selected internationally by Harvard University for the 2018 Macy Institute Program for Educators in Health Professions. Most recently she was selected as the recipient for the 2018 AAP Foundation Bud and Linda Tarrson Fellowship Award offered to periodontists pursuing academic careers in USA. In 2019, she was nominated by peer-faculty members at TUSDM for the OKU National Dental Honor Society: Honorary Faculty Membership and coordinated a interdisciplinary team that was awarded the 2019 Academy of Osseointegration 1st Place Applied Science Research Grant. Dr. Dragan was invited by the Association for Dental Education in Europe (ADEE) to serve as a consultant for several projects. She is one of the few faculty members selected to represent ADEA for the 2017 and 2019 global initiative “Shaping the Future of Dental Education” for the workshop “New Technologies and Scientific Discoveries”. She currently serves as the Chair-Elect for the ADEA SIG "Career Development for New Educators". Dr. Dragan maintains a private practice limited to periodontology and implant dentistry at Tufts Faculty Practice located in downtown Boston. (CV)


Amer Saleem Elameer

University of Information Technology and Communications, Iraq

(Speaker)

  

Consultant Engineer, from the University of Information technology and Communications (UOITC), College of Bio Medical Informatics in Baghdad. A long Journey with e-learning which starts from 1987. The Coordinater of the  e-learning Adoption Ministerial Team in  Iraq, and the pearson in the charge of the the Iraqi government program of e-learning in Iraqi Universities. He obtained his PhD degree in Internet Portals and specialized in e-learning portals from the Universiti Sains Malaysia (USM), Penang, Malaysia, and introduced the ELAMEER-IDRUS Orbital IT e-learning framework as a major outcome from his postgraduate research; the framework now has taken the shape of an e-education and MOOCs framework for Iraqi education and higher education. Also he is the designer of the Numerical Iraqi Social Safety network (ISSN). The founder of the first Iraqi MOOC website (MOOC-IIPS) in 2017 and the designer of the first Iraqi e-learning framework for the Blended learning(BL) and lifelong learning platform for the Ministry of higher education (MOOCRDD). The designer and the programmer of the first Iraqi complete learning management system with educational resources (OERRD). He is also a member in the Supreme Council of e-learning in Iraq since 2015, and has more than 27 years of public service in Iraqi Higher Education institutions and the Ministry of Labor and Social Affairs in Iraq. Previously, responsible and Executive director for many ICT projects and a professional programmer in Database and CAI programs with more than 200 software's in the field of e-learning. He was a Keynote speaker in many ICT conferences in Iraq, India, Thailand, and Italy and published more than 75 published work locally and internationally in UK, USA, Thailand, Malaysia, Turkey, Iraq, Oman, and KSA. He was nominated for three UNESCO awards in the field of ICT in Education in 2015 and 2017. The last project completed was the design and execute the first complete learning platform in Iraq, and it was a forward step towards the electronic Universities in Iraq, and it contains the both e-learning and e-management in e-education complete adoption. (CV)

Lecture Title: Iraqi e-learning Adoption Success Trial by Numbers and Facts During COVID-19 Crisis


Detlev Ganten

World Health Summit, Germany

(Speaker)

  

Professor Detlev Ganten, MD, PhD. is Founding President of the World Health Summit and Chairman of the Board of the Charité Foundation. He was born in Lüneburg in 1941 and studied medicine at the universities of Würzburg, Montpellier and Tübingen, as well as spending time at the French Hospital Marrakech in Morocco on a Surgical Internship. After receiving his MD, he spent several years as a research scientist at the Clinical Research Institute in Montreal and earned his Ph.D. at McGill University.

In 1975 Detlev Ganten was appointed Professor at the Department of Pharmacology at the University of Heidelberg. In 1991, he moved to Berlin where he became the Founding Director and President of the Max Delbrück Center for Molecular Medicine (MDC) BerlinBuch and in 1993, he became Director of the Department of Clinical Pharmacology at the Benjamin Franklin Medical Center of the Free University of Berlin. He held these roles until 2004, when he became the Chief Executive Officer at the “Charité – Universitätsmedizin Berlin”, the joint medical faculty of the Free University and Humboldt University of Berlin, until 2008. In 2009, he founded the World Health Summit, an institution which organizes an annual international conference in Berlin and regional meetings around the world, promoting dialogue between scientists, physicians, industry, civil society and policy makers.

Since 2005 Professor Ganten has been the Chairman of the Board of the Charité Foundation and since 2009, he was also made Chairman of the joint Board of Trustees of the Max Planck Institute of Colloids and Interfaces and of the Max Planck Institute of Molecular Plant Physiology. He has previously held positions as President of the German Society for Naturalists and Physicians (1996– 1998), Chairman of the Helmholtz-Association of National Research Centres (HGF) (1997 – 2001) and member of the German National Ethics Council (2002 – 2007). He is a member of the Academy of the Sciences Heidelberg, Polish Academy of Sciences (Polska Akademie Umiejetnosci), Berlin-Brandenburg Academy of Sciences, German Academy of Sciences (Leopoldina) and Academia Europea.

As a research scientist in the field of hypertension, Professor Ganten elucidated fundamental mechanisms of the pathophysiology and molecular biology of high blood pressure. His areas of research include the hormonal regulation of blood pressure, especially the reninangiotensin system, and the molecular genetics of cardiovascular diseases. Professor Ganten is also Editor in Chief of the Journal of Molecular Medicine. Throughout his career, he has received many awards, including “Chavez Award” of the International Society of Hypertension (1981), “Sechenev Medaille” of the Medical Academy Moscow (1981), “Science Award” of the “Deutsche Liga zur Bekämpfung des hohen Blutdruckes” (1981), “Heilmeyer Medaille” of the “Gesellschaft für Fortschritte auf dem Gebiet der Inneren Medizin” (1990), Max-Planck Research Award (1990), Okamoto-Award, Japan (1990), CIBAAward of the Council for High Blood Pressure Research, American Heart Association (1992), Dr. hr. University Iasi, Rumania (1995), Federal Cross of Merit (2000), Légion d’Honneur, France (2003). (CV)

Lecture Title: Importance of Global Partnership in IHE During and After COVID-19 Crisis

Keywords: One World, No Borders, Global Collaboration, International Networks, World Health Summit, The M8 Alliance, Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs)


Hélène Girouard

Université de Montréal, Canada

(Speaker)

  

PhD, Cardiovascular physiology, Université de Montréal, 2002; Posdoctorate, Neurobiology, Weill Medical College of Cornell University, 2003-2006; Postdoctorate, Pharmacology, University of Vermont, 2006-2008; Assistant professor at Universite de Montreal and director of the laboratory on cerebrovascular pharmacology at the department of pharmacology and at the research center of the institut universitaire de gériatrie de Montréal since 2008.

Research Program

  • Mechanisms underlying structural and fonctional modifications of glia in hypertension and aging models;
  • Neuro-glio-vascular communication and its dysfunction in hypertension and aging models;
  • Mechanisms underlying neurovascular coupling and their significance in fonctional neuroimaging;
  • Evolution of fonctional neuroimaging signals in fonction of changes of the integrity of the neurovascular unit compartments in hypertension and aging.

(CV)

Lecture Title: COVID-19 Impact on Basic Biomedical Science Education: Dealing the Challenges

Keywords: Practical Learning, Motivation, Effective Learning Environment, Remote Exams


Alison Greig

University of British Columbia, Canada

(Speaker)

  

Alison is the Associate Head of the MPT Program at UBC who has been recognized for her teaching contributions and received the Faculty of Medicine Distinguished Achievement Award for Excellence in Education (2014) and Physiotherapy Association of British Columbia (PABC) Award for Excellence in Education (2012).

Alison has major teaching and course coordination roles in the following Master of Physical Therapy courses:

  • PHTH 514 – Clinical Practice I: This combined lecture and lab course provides the introduction to foundational physical therapy procedures and techniques and enables students to apply knowledge and skills through the use of selected case examples. Students are also introduced to basic surface anatomy and sports physical therapy in a sports physical therapy module and a surface anatomy module.
  • PHTH 546 – Clinical Decision-Making III: This course explores the role of physical therapists as educator with clients, colleagues, and other health professionals is explored and examined with consideration to theories of learning related to adults and children.

(CV)

Lecture Title: COVID-19: Implications for Curriculum Delivery in a Canadian Physical Therapy Program

Keywords: Curriculum, Online Teaching, Synchronous, Asynchronous


Mohammad Reza Hadian

Tehran University of Medical Sciences, Iran

(Discussion Panel Member)

  

Dr. Mohammad Reza Hadian,  (PhD, PT)  Professor and   the Dean  of  School of Rehabilitation, Tehran University of Medical Sciences (TUMS), Iran. He has earned his PhD from  University of Glasgow in the United Kingdom, 1997. He is currently a member of board of Rehabilitation Sciences at the Ministry of Health. He has served as Vice President for Research Affairs at International Campus of TUMS from 2011 to 2017. He has also been a member of Board of Federation of Sport Medicine from 2006 to 2015.
In addition, Professor Hadian has published extensively in the fields of Electroneurophysiology and Neurorehabilitation. He has published more than 250 papers in peer-reviewed journals with more than 1000 citations and 5 books. (CV)


Alireza Hemmati

Tehran University of Medical Sciences, Iran

(Discussion Panel Member)

  

Dr. Ali Reza Hemmati has a PhD in Future Study. He is a Faculty Member of the Center for Academic and Health Policy (CAHP) in Tehran University of Medical Sciences (TUMS).

He has written more than 30 papers and has performed more than 20 projects in the field of Policy and Planning, Performance Management, Data Analysis and Data Mining, Modeling, Futures Studies and Foresight.

He is:

  • Executive Manager of Center for Academic and Health Policy (CAHP)
  • Manager of Monitoring Policies and Operational Program in Tehran University of Medical Sciences (TUMS)
  • Member of the Iranian Planning Experts Association
  • Member of the Iran Foresight Association
  • Member of Iranian Statistics Society
  • Member of the Scientific Council of the Future Study Group in National Research Institute for Science Policy (NRISP)

His research interests mainly focus on Higher Education Policy and Planning, Data Analysis and Data Mining and Future Study and Foresight in Higher Education. (CV)


Axel Hoffmann

Swiss Tropical and Public Health Institute, Switzerland

(Speaker)

  

Axel Hoffmann obtained a PhD in Psychology at the Albert-Ludwigs-University in Freiburg, Germany. He is Deputy Head of Department, Education and Training, at the Swiss Tropical and Public Health Institute in Basel, Switzerland, and heads the Unit “Teaching Technologies and Didactics. In this function he is responsible for several postgraduate programmes in International Health, including a MBA in International Health Management and activities of the institute in continuing education for several professions. He is involved in a capacity-building project on biosafety and biosecurity, funded by the German Ministry for Foreign Affairs, respresenting the Swiss TPH in an international consortium and teaching international fellows. He teaches – besides other topics – project management topics including monitoring and evaluation, project planning using tools like logical framework approach, results based management, capacity works, etc. Being involved in the network’s activities since 1998, Axel Hoffmann was for more than 18 years a member of the Executive Committee of tropEd, the Network for Education in International Health. The promotion of the common Masters study and the accreditation and quality control of the offered modules and courses are one of the priorities of the network, as well as the cooperation with other networks and international organizations in this field. Since 2020 he is President of the Academic Steering Board of the inter-university MPH-programme in Switzerland. (CV)

Lecture Title: We Turn The Tables: How The COVID-19 Pandemic Might Help to Improve our Teaching After The Crisis

Keywords: Innovative Teaching, Teaching Quality, Blended learning


Hugo Horta

The University of Hong Kong, Hong Kong

(Discussion Panel Member)

  

Hugo Horta is an Assistant Professor at the Faculty of Education of the University of Hong Kong since September 2014. He was the Deputy-director and researcher at the Center for Innovation, Technology and Policy IN+/IST from 2012 to 2014. He returned to academia after a spell as Adviser of the Secretary of State of the Ministry of Science, Technology and Higher Education (2010-2011). Before, he held a postdoctoral position in Japan, doing research on academic inbreeding under a comparative perspective. He was also the Portuguese National delegate to the European Research Area (ERA) Steering Committee on Human Resources and Mobility, working in several ERA workgroups. He is currently Coordinating-editor of Higher Education, a leading journal of higher education studies, and sits in the editorial boards of Higher Education Policy; Journal of Higher Education Policy and Management; Asia Pacific Education Review; Journal of Higher Education and Science; and the International Journal of Institutional Research and Management (IJIRM). He participates also in the Outreach Advisory Board of The Journal of the Learning Sciences. He recently co-edited a book on Trends and Challenges in Science and Higher Education: Building Capacity in Latin America with Manuel Heitor and Jamil Salmi, and a further book on Higher Education in Asia with Jisun Jung and Akiyoshi Yonezawa. He is currently developing as Principal Investigator funded projects focusing on 1) the career trajectories of doctorates from a longitudinal perspective, and the networks that they formed along the career; 2) the research agenda setting of academics. (CV)


Albrecht Jahn

Universitätsklinikum Heidelberg, Germany

(Speaker)

  

Albrecht Jahn is a medical doctor with a specialization in obstetrics and gynecology, and community health. He heads the research group on “Global Health Policies and Systems” since 2010 with a focus on the post-2015 agenda, universal health coverage, access to medicines, reproductive health, and migrant health.
After clinical work in Germany, Kenya and Tanzania he specialized in obstetrics and gynecology in 1991. After additional training in Community Health and Health Management he joined the Institute of Tropical Hygiene at the University of Heidelberg as senior lecturer and researcher on maternal and perinatal health care systems in 1992 and later headed the Institute’s consultancy unit.  He then worked with the European Union’s Directorate General for Research as Scientific Officer from 2004 to 2010, covering international public health and health system as well as reproductive health including maternal health. He was member of WHO’s Consultative Expert Working Group on Research and Development: Financing and Coordination, and is currently appointed as Marsilius Fellow at Heidelberg University with an interdisciplinary project on the right to health and universal health coverage. (CV)

Lecture Title: Experience with Graduate and Postgraduate Education in the Era of COVID-19


James Otieno Jowi

African Network for Internationalization of Education, Tanzania

(Speaker)

  

He is the Principal Education Officer at the East African Community (EAC) Secretariat (composed of Burundi, Kenya, Uganda, Rwanda, South Sudan and Tanzania) where he coordinates the development and implementation of regional education programs (www.eachq.org). He is the founding Executive Director of the African Network for Internationalization of Education –ANIE- (www.anienetwork.org) a pan-African organization focused on internationalization of higher education in Africa. He is currently a member of the ANIE Board and chairs the research committee. He holds a PhD from the Centre for Higher Education Policy Studies (CHEPS), University of Twente, Netherlands; a Masters in Comparative & International Education, University of Oslo, Norway; a Master of Linguistics & Bachelor of Education from Moi University, Kenya. Before joining the EAC, he was a Senior Lecturer at the School of Education, Moi University, Kenya where he taught Comparative and International Education. His research and publications focus on internationalization, governance and leadership in higher education with a focus on Africa. He sits in several international boards including the African Network for Internationalization of Education (ANIE), the Inter-University Council for East Africa (IUCEA), Austrian Partnership Programme in Higher Education & Research for Development (APPEAR), Norwegian Partnership Programme for Global Academic Cooperation (NORPART), Association of Studies in International Education (ASIE), the technical committee of AUs Committee of Ten Heads of States on Science & Technology and the IAU Expert Committee on Internationalization. He has published extensively on internationalization in Africa and undertaken several studies and consultancies on higher education in Africa.(CV)

Lecture Title: COVID-19 and the Future of Internationalization of Higher Education: Some Insights and Perspectives from Africa

Keywords: Africa, Internationalization, COVID-19, Higher Education, Future


Amir Hooman Kazemi Motlagh

Tehran University of Medical Sciences, Iran

(Speaker)

  

MD, Clinical PhD and Post Doc. of Acupuncture and Chinese Medicine 

  1. Vice President of World Fedration of Acupuncture
  2. Vice Secretary General of Noninvasive Acupuncture Association of China   
  3. Professor of Beijing University of Chinese Medicine
  4. Faculty of Tehran University of Medical Sciences
  5. Visiting Professor of Santiago de Compostela University of Spain for Master Program of Acupuncture
  6. Visiting Professor of Ontario College of Canada
  7. Executive Member of Speciality Committee of  Brain Disease and Neurology of World Fedration of Chinese Medicine
  8. Executive Member of Speciality Committee of  Cosmotology of World Fedration of Chinese Medicine
  9. Member of Speciality Committee of  Examination and Evaluation of World Fedration of Chinese Medicine
  10. Editorial Board of World Journal of Acupuncture
  11. Editorial board of Journal of Chinese Medicine 
  12. Editorial Board of World Journal of Chinese Medicine (Canada Edition)
  13. Executive Member of International Committee of Acupuncture Education (China)
  14. Executive Member of Committee of Sciences and Education of World Fedration of Acupuncture
  15. Scientific Editor and Supervisor of 7 Books about Acupuncture (in Persian Language)
  16. Editorial Board of 5 Books about Chinese Medicine (in English and Chinese)
  17. Member of Bioethics Committee of UNESCO
  18. Former Vice Dean of Traditional Medicine School of Tehran University of Medical Sciences and Advisor to Traditional and Complementary Department of Ministry of Health

Lecture Title: Online Teaching During COVID-19 Crisis: China Experience 

Keywords: Online Teaching, COVID-19, China 


Ramin Kordi

Tehran University of Medical Sciences, Iran

(Discussion Panel Member)

  

Professor Ramin Kordi, MD, PhD. is professor of spine and sports medicine and Vice-Chancellor for Global Strategies and International Affairs at Tehran University of Medical Sciences, Iran (2017- Present).  He is an attending physician at the teaching and training unit of Spine and Sports Medicine Clinic of Imam University Hospital, Tehran, Iran ( 2010-Present). He conducted his MD degree at Tehran University of Medical Sciences and his MSc, PhD at Nottingham University, UK and his Fellowship program at Stanford University USA. He is founding head of the Sports Medicine Research Center, Tehran University of Medical Sciences, Tehran (2007- Present). He has edited fourteen books in English and Persian and published about one hundred papers in the field of spine and sports medicine.

Professor Kordi is one the main founder of a four-year residency program in sports and exercise medicine in Iran which has been offered by four Universities in Iran since 2002. He is the President of Iranian Sports and Exercise Medicine Society (2017- Present).


Meri Koivusalo

University of Tampere, Finland

(Speaker)

  

MD, PhD, MSc

Professor, Global Health and Development

Meri is expertised in global and transnational health and social policy, trade and global governance for health. She is "globally" interested in global health issues, but she has a particular interest in the relationship between economic globalization, trade and health, health systems and politics and practice of global health policy-making. Meri has a background in public health medicine with a PhD in environmental health and MSc from London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine. She has co-authored and edited academic and textbooks in the area of global health as well as worked with Finnish government, European Commission, WHO-Geneva, UNRISD and a number of international nongovernmental organizations. Meri is currently member of the WHO expert panel on science and technology. (CV)

Lecture Title: Does Coronavirus Pandemic Bring Global Health Home?

Keywords: Health Systems, Decolonizing Global Health, Active Public Health and Contact Tracing


Michael Josef Kowolik

Indiana University School of Dentistry, USA

(Speaker)

  

Michael J. Kowolik, B.D.S, F.D.S., Ph.D., is currently Director and Professor of Graduate Research in the Department of Periodontics and Allied Dental Programs at the Indiana University School of Dentistry in Indianapolis, IN. He is also an Adjunct Professor in the Department of Oral Biology at IUSD, Department of Oro-Facial Genetics at IUSD, Department of Public Health at the Indiana University School of Medicine, the IU Center for Bioethics, and the Department of Dental Diagnostic Science at the University of Texas Health Science Center in San Antonio, TX. In addition, he is a Visiting Professor and Distinguished Faculty of the Graduate School of Periodontology at the Universidad Autonoma de Nueva Leon in Monterrey, Mexico. (CV)

Lecture Title: The New Normal ... more an Evolving Reality

Keywords: Economic Planning, Policymaking


Anja Krumeich

University of Maastricht, Netherland

(Speaker)

  

Dr. Krumeich is director of the Global Health program at Maastricht University. She is Full Professor of Translational Ethnographies in Global Health and Education, a chair position embedded within the Department of Health, Ethics and Society. She is also Chair for the Platform Internationalization Education of the Faculty of Health, Medicine and Life Sciences.  In addition, she is Adjunct Professor the Dept. for Public Health at Manipal University, and Adjunct Professor at Thailand's Thammasat University. In 2016, she received Maastricht's Wijnand Wijnen Prize for her work in global health education and contribution to building international partnerships. (CV)

Lecture Title: Decolonizing International Collaboration in Higher Education; Can Innovative Education Tools Help?


Enrique López veloso

Universidade de Santiago de Compostela, Spain

(Speaker)

  

Head of the Foreign Relations Service of the University of Santiago de Compostela. (CV)

Lecture Title: Pandemia and Higher Education: lessons learned?

Keywords: International Higher Education, Strategy, Policy, Eecruitment


Azim Mirzazadeh

Tehran University of Medical Sciences, Iran

(Speaker & Moderator)

  

Dr Azim Mirzazadeh is the associate professor of Department of Medicine and Department of Medical Education (as a second affiliation) in the School of Medicine of Tehran University of Medical Sciences. He received his Diploma in Health Professions Education from University of Dundee in 2016. 
He is actively involved in different aspects of medical education including a major revision of Undergraduate medical program in TUMS in the last 15 years. He is also conducted several research and developmental projects at both university and national levels which led to publications in international and local journals. 
He was the chair of TUMS department of medical education (from 2013 to 2018) which is responsible for training of PhD and MSc students, the Director of TUMS Education Development Center (from 2012 to 2017) and the Director of Education Development Center of the Ministry of Health & Medical Education (from 2017 to February 2020) which is responsible for promoting the development of medical education at the ministry and university level in Iran. He conducted hundreds of workshops in different fields of medical education (including curriculum development, program evaluation, communication skills and clinical education) for faculty members and students.
He has deep involvement in several accreditation systems for undergraduate and Postgraduate Medical Education in the country including the establishment of accreditation system for Postgraduate Medical Education in late 1990s and revising the 2nd version of standards for Undergraduate Medical Education in recent years.(CV)

Lecture Title: Educational Management and Leadership During COVID-19


Rita Mojtahedzadeh

Tehran University of Medical Sciences, Iran

(Moderator)

  

MD, MPH, Ph.D.

Dr. Rita Mojtahedzadeh has PhD in e-learning Planning. She is one of the founders of Virtual School of Tehran University of Medical Sciences and currently a faculty member of e-Learning in Medical Education Department in this school; meanwhile she is second-affiliated faculty member of Medical Education Department in Virtual University of Medical Sciences. She has been one of principal investigators of several research projects in the field of e-learning and medical education in Iran, some are as follows: academic ranking of medical schools, metrics systems of faculties members’ activities, comprehensive educational award system, and comprehensive system of e-continuous medical education (e-CME), national institutional accreditation system of e-learning centers and so on. Now she, as the core responsible body, is working on development and establishment of Iran's national Massive Open Online Courses (MOOCs) platform and national Learning Management System (LMS). She has published several articles and books in related fields. (CV)

Lecture Title: The Experience of e-learning Implementation in Iranian Universities of Medical Sciences Before and During COVID-19 Crisis


Ka Ho Mok

Lingnan University, Hong Kong

(Speaker)

  

Professor Joshua Mok Ka-ho is the Vice-President and concurrently Lam Man Tsan Chair Professor of Comparative Policy of Lingnan University. Before joining Lingnan, he was the Vice President (Research and Development) and Chair Professor of Comparative Policy of The Hong Kong Institute of Education, and the Associate Dean and Professor of Social Policy, Faculty of Social Sciences of The University of Hong Kong. Prior to this, Professor Mok was appointed as the Founding Chair Professor in East Asian Studies and established the Centre for East Asian Studies at the University of Bristol, United Kingdom.

Professor Mok is no narrow disciplinary specialist but has worked creatively across the academic worlds of sociology, political science, and public and social policy while building up his wide knowledge of China and the region. Professor Mok completed his undergraduate studies in Public and Social Administration at the City University of Hong Kong in 1989, and received an MPhil and PhD in Sociology from The Chinese University of Hong Kong in 1991 and The London School of Economics and Political Science in 1994 respectively.

In addition, Professor Mok has published extensively in the fields of comparative education policy, comparative development and policy studies, and social development in contemporary China and East Asia. In particular, he has contributed to the field of social change and education policy in a variety of ways, not the least of which has been his leadership and entrepreneurial approach to the organisation of the field. His recent published works have focused on comparative social development and social policy responses in the Greater China region and East Asia. He is also the founding Editor-in-Chief of the Journal of Asian Public Policy (London: Routledge) and Asian Education and Development Studies (Emerald) as well as a Book Series Editor for Routledge and Springer. (CV)

Lecture Title: The Impact of COVID-19 on International Education: Student Experiences and Future of Internationalization of Higher Education

Keywords: COVID-19, International Higher Education, Student Mobility, Quality of Learning, Uncertain Futures


Susan Murphy

University of British Columbia, Canada

(Speaker)

  

Sue Murphy is a Physical Therapist and Head in the Department of Physical Therapy at UBC. Sue worked clinically in critical care for many years and more recently has been involved in teaching and educational scholarship, focusing on clinical education and professionalism. Sue has presented at national and international conferences and enjoys the challenge of educational innovation. Sue’s role at CHES is designed to provide stronger linkages between non-MD Health Professions and the Centre, as well as strengthening the support available for a broad range of health professions.

When not at UBC, Sue can usually be found either on horseback, in her garden or spending time with friends.

Lecture Title: Responding to COVID-19 - Experiences of a Canadian Physical Therapy Program

Keywords: Physical Therapy, Curriculum, Students


Heikki Murtomaa

University of Helsinki, Finland

(Speaker)

  

Dr. Murtomaa is Professor and Head of the Department of Oral Public Health, University of Helsinki, Finland. He has served in different academic positions and has worked as a WHO consultant on several occasions. Dr. Murtomaa served as Professor in Oral Public Health in 1986 - 2014 and worked as Dean of the Institute of Dentistry in 1993 – 1998. Dr. Murtomaa has presented in several continuing education and postgraduate courses and lectured on various dental and public health related subjects, both nationally and internationally.

He is the Past President of the Association for Dental Education in Europe and a Board Member of International Federation of Dental Educators and Associations. (CV)

Lecture Title: Dental Education after Corona Pandemia: Challenges and Opportunities

Keywords: Corona, Dental Education, Future


Mohammad Hossein Nekoofar

Tehran University of Medical Sciences, Iran

(Moderator)

  

Dr. Mohammad Hossein Nekoofar is an academic member of Endodontics department in Tehran University of Medical Sciences (TUMS) where he received his DDs (1989). For his M.Sc, he worked on Electronic Root Canal Length Measurement Devices (1993,TUMS). In 1994, he became a Diplomate of the Iranian board of Endodontics. His PhD projects were focused on investigating Calcium Silicate cements and lead to his graduation in 2011 from Cardiff University, UK. Working on Regenerative Endodontics and Stem Cells, he is already responsible for teaching in department of Tissue Engineering and Applied Cell Sciences in TUMS.

Dr. Nekoofar also has a strong sense of leadership and management. He has been the president of Iranian Association of Endodontics since 2013 and the Group Leader of Endodontolgy Research Group in Cardiff University since 2004 up to now.

He has written more than 40 papers, published in peer-reviewed journals which have been cited more than 1100 times. He has been invited as a keynote speaker internationally to give lectures in different professional dental/endodontics congresses or Universities around the world such as Irish Endodontics Society(Dublin 2008), American Association of Endodontics(Vancouver 2008),European Society of Endodontology(Rome 2011),Turkish Endodontic Society(Istanbul 2012 & 2014), NIVVT symposium (Belgium 2014),University of Illinois at Chicago (UIC 2015),Indiana University/School of Dentistry(Indiana 2015),International Association of Dental Research CED (Antalya 2015).

He is a member of the editorial board of the International Endodontic Journal and also acts as a scientific reviewer for a series of endodontics/dental journals.

His research interests mainly focus on Electronic Root Canal Length Measurement Devices, Calcium Silicates, Post-operative Pain in Endodontics, Treatment of Immature Root Canals, Automated Root Canal Preparation, Physiopathology of Periapical Lesions and Regenerative Endodontics. (CV)


Prathip Phantumvanit

Thammasat University, Thailand

(Speaker)

  

Dr. Prathip Phantumvanit is Consultant of Dental Faculty Consortium of Thailand and Immediate Past-Dean, Faculty of Dentistry, Thammasat University. He also serves as the WHO Advisory Expert Panel on Oral Health since 1988 and past Vice-chair of Public Health Committee of the World Dental Federation (FDI).  He was former dean of the Faculty of Dentistry, Khon Kaen University and founder-dean at Thammasat University Dental School in Thailand.

Besides, he was Past-President of the International Association for Dental Research – Southeast Asia Division (IADR/SEA), the Southeast Asian Association for Dental Education (SEAADE) and Asian Academy for Preventive Dentistry (AAPD). Dr. Prathip Phantumvanit was the recipient of the Merit Award in International Community Dentistry from the American Association for Public Health Dentistry in 2006 and Distinguished Service Award from the International Association for Dental Research in 2012.

He was the founder of the household water defluoridation devise and co-founder of the Atraumatic Restorative Treatment (ART) for caries control. His research interest has been on the fluoride for caries prevention as well as appropriate restorative and preventive care for primary teeth caries such as SMART.

Lecture Title: Oral Health Education after Corona Crisis: New Normal Perspective

Keywords: Pre-clinical Education, Clinical Practice, Innovating Research, Inter-professional Internship


Riyadh Qashi

Trainer Vocational Skills at INT@E UG, Germany

(Discussion Panel Member)

  

(CV)


Karim Qayumi

University of British Columbia, Canada

(Speaker)

  

Karim Qayumi, MD, Ph.D., FRCSC is a Professor of Surgery at the University of British Columbia (UBC) and Founder of the UBC Centre of Excellence for Simulation Education and Innovation (CESEI). He is also a Chair of the Technology Enabled Learning for Vancouver Coastal Health, and the Regional Director of the Royal College of Physicians and Surgeons of Canada.

Karim has extensive international teaching experience obtaining 11 awards in the field of medicine, including the most prestigious award from The University of British Columbia in 1999 – The Killam Teaching Prize. He is the author of 109 peer-reviewed publications and has been invited to lecture and present at over 200 conferences and meetings. One of his books “Basic Surgical Techniques” is translated into many languages including Japanese, Mandarin, Spanish and others.

He has completed a variety of research projects. Recently, Karim’s focus is on technology-related research and innovation. Amongst his patents and innovations, there is the development of technologies such as an online Learning Management System, called “Electronic Platform for Education and Research or e-PER,” as well as robotics for tele-homecare and patient-centered medical records.
Also, he is the Founder and CEO of CanHealth International, a registered Canadian non-profit charity, that aims to equalize health education between developed and developing countries.

Lecture Title: CyberPatient: A New Tool for Clinical Skill


Maria Susy Rogers

University of South Wales, UK

(Discussion Panel Member)

  

Dr Rogers is an international Education Researcher and Innovator in several fields of Expertise, in Science, Technology, Humanities and The Arts... Her experience extends from Education Practice in Institutes for Higher Education, Further Education, and Primary/Secondary Schools.

In her early career, as a qualified teacher of Mathematics and Science, before marriage, Dr Rogers recognised the importance of continuing professional development, as paramount after a very successful period as a Director of her two pre-school playgroups, employing and training staff also with a minibus service, while her young family were growing up.

Introducing the first micro-computer in a Secondary School in South Wales promoting “Computers Across The Curriculum” (1976), Dr Rogers, pioneered her innovatively designed Interactive- Video, Courseware “Learning to Learn” through a collaborative Industrial/College Further Education Project (1980s). Dr Rogers became an e-moderator (2001), gaining her doctorate for “Online Pedagogy: The Pedagogical Variation Model for Learning and Teaching in Asynchronous Networks”

Thereafter, Dr Rogers achieved her fifth Masters’ (Art Practice for Health and Wellbeing), exhibiting her artwork within Clinical Hospital settings as Resident Artist.

Her multifaceted awareness of the Coronavirus Pandemic from both Professional and Student Perspectives regarding Internationalization of Higher Education (IHE) provides thought-provoking insights to the current challenges. (CV)


Emir Ruşen

University of Altinbas, Turkey

(Discussion Panel Member)

  

(CV)


Luciano Saso

Sapienza University, Italy

(Speaker)

  

Prof. Luciano Saso (Faculty of  Pharmacy and Medicine,  Sapienza University of Rome, Italy) received his PhD in Pharmaceutical Sciences from Sapienza University in 1992. He is author of more than 250 scientific articles published in peer reviewed international journals with impact factor (SASO-L in Pubmed, H-index Google Scholar 47, Scopus 38). He coordinated several research projects in the field of pharmacology and has been referee for many national and international funding agencies and international scientific journals in the last 25 years.

Prof. Saso has extensive experience in international relations and he is currently Vice-Rector for European University Networks at Sapienza University of Rome. In the last 15 years, he participated in several projects including IMS2020, EGRACONS, IMOTION, BUCUM, UZDOC,  TRAIN and has been speaker and chair at many international conferences organised by UNICA, SGroup European Universities' Network,  EAIE  and the European Association of Erasmus Coordinators.

In October 2015, he was elected President of UNICA (2016-2019) and in November 2019 he was re-elected for a second term (2020-2023) 

Prof. Saso is the Representative of Sapienza in the M8 Alliance of Academic Health Centers, Universities and National Academies (https://www.worldhealthsummit.org/m8-alliance.html) and organized three Expert Meetings on Migrant and Refugee Health in Rome https://www.worldhealthsummit.org/m8-alliance/topics/migrant-and-refugee-health.html. (CV)

Lecture Title: COVID-19 Crisis: Challenges and Opportunities for European Universities

Keywords: Online Teaching, Mobility, Open Access


Karen Sauve

University of British Columbia, Canada

(Speaker)

  

Karen, BSc (PT), MSc, is Associate Head Clinical Education at Department of Physical Therapy,

Faculty of Medicine, University of British Columbia (UBC), Canada. Karen’s teaching is focused on the pediatric content throughout the MPT Program; specifically, pediatric neurology, pathology and participation and the normal development lab (PHTH 544, PHTH 531, PHTH 564, PHTH 517).  She is the pediatric stream coordinator for the MPT Program. Within her role as Associate Head, Clinical Education, Karen also teaches pre- and post-placement sessions for the MPT Students within PHTH 534, 554, 574 and the Clinical Educator Workshops to help support Clinical Educators.

The majority of Karen’s time is dedicated to facilitating the Clinical Education component of the MPT Program and teaching within the Program. Karen has worked as a Research Assistant and Treating and Assessing Physical Therapist on several Clinical Research Studies related to children with Cerebral Palsy.  Her MSc work examined identifying factors associated with the development of motor acquisition in young children with Cerebral Palsy. (CV)

Lecture Title: COVID-19: Implications for Clinical Education in a Canadian Physical Therapy Program

Keywords: Physical Therapy, Clinical Education, Students, Clinical Educators


Azadeh Shadmehr

Tehran University of Medical Sciences, Iran

(Discussion Panel Member)

  

Azadeh Shadmehr (PhD, PT) is Professor at the Department of Physiotherapy at the School of Rehabilitation of Tehran University of Medical Sciences (TUMS), Iran. She possesses strong leadership skills and has been Vice-Dean for International affairs of the School of Rehabilitation since 2014. She is also the Head of Desk for International Cooperation between TUMS and Thailand and also TUMS and Kuwait and the representative of TUMS in Association of Southeast Asian Institutions of Higher Learning (ASAIHL).
She has written more than 80 papers, published in peer-reviewed journals and 2 books. She has been invited as a speaker to give lectures in different congresses and seminars in Iran and abroad. 
Her research is mainly focused on bio-mechanics and patho-mechanics of musculoskeletal tissues including kinematic and kinetic studies on low back pain, postural disorders and ankle instability. Additionally, she has conducted extensive research on the relationship between musculoskeletal dysfunctions and neurocognitive. (CV)


Alireza Shamshirsaz

Baylor College of Medicine, USA

(Speaker)

  

Dr. Shamshirsaz serves as an attending physician both in the Fetal Intervention Team and Division of Maternal-Fetal Medicine. He sees patients primarily at the Fetal Center at the Pavilion for Women. He cares for women and fetuses with a variety of medical conditions complicating pregnancy and performs various feto-maternal interventions including fetal surgeries. 

Dr. Shamshirsaz is a Fetal Surgeon and a dual board certified obstetrician and gynecologist and maternal fetal medicine specialist. He did his medical school in Tehran University of medical sciences in Iran and spent 4 years on research as a post-doc fellow in two of the best research institutes of the country. In 2003 he came to the United States as a graduate post-doc research fellow working at University of Colorado Health Science Center. He did his internship and residency at University of Buffalo and University of Iowa Health Care. He, then, attended the University of Connecticut where he gets his maternal fetal medicine fellowship. In 2012, his enthusiasm to patient care, research and innovation brought him to Baylor College of Medicine for two more years of training in fetal intervention and perinatal surgery; where he works as an assistant professor of obstetrics and gynecology, maternal fetal medicine specialist and fetal surgeon now. 

Dr. Shamshirsaz’s clinical interests include twin pregnancy, fetal congenital diaphragmatic hernia, fetal genitourinary abnormalities such as lower urinary tract obstruction (LUTO), fetal lung masses, fetal neural tube defect, fetal hydrops and all placenta abnormalities such as chorioangioma of placenta. Dr. Shamshirsaz performs all types of fetal intervention such as laser ablation of placenta anastomoses for twin to twin transfusion syndrome (TTTS), shunt placement for LUTO and pleural effusion, fetoscopic repair of neural tube defect and open fetal surgery. (CV)

Lecture Title: Lessens Learn for Medical Education During the Coronavirus Pandemic

Keywords: Tele-education, Virtual Training, Set up Infra Structure, Behavioral Changes, New Path


Afsaneh Sharif

University of British Columbia, Canada

(Discussion Panel Member)

  

Afsaneh is a skilled Project Manager, Instructional Designer and e-Learning Specialist. She is interested in implementing research findings into practice and works closely with faculty members to ensure that course/program design and development meet best practice standards. Afsaneh develops relationships with faculty members and support specialists across Faculties, departments and other academic/service units and supports them with the development and evaluation of teaching and learning enhancement projects. Afsaneh has been listed as one of the top 90 Canadian researchers in online, blended and distance education and is the vice-president of the Canadian Network for Innovation in Education. Particular interests for her include quality enhancement, accessibility, online learning, community of practice, open education, inclusion and diversity, and universal design for learning.


Amir Ali Sohrabpour

Tehran University of Medical Sciences, Iran

(Speaker)

  

Vice Chancellor for Education, Tehran University of Medical Studies (TUMS), Iran.

Amir Ali Sohrabpour is a gastroenterologist at TUMS. He has served in various roles of educational leadership including director of Internal Medicine residency program, head of mentoring office at faculty of Medicine, head of TUMS faculty development office, and deputy of education at Shariati Hospital (600-bed university hospital in Tehran). He is now vice-chancellor for education at TUMS. He is an instructor of courses in leadership and medical professionalism. (CV)

Lecture Title: Post-quarantine Challenges in Medical Sciences Education


Rizma Adlia Syakurah

Sriwijaya University, Indonesia

(Discussion Panel Member)

   Rizma Adlia is currently a lecturer in Sriwijaya University, teaching mainly about healthcare administration, health promotion, and health communication to medical and public health students. Outside of current courses, she’s passionate about promoting awareness towards
medical careers and interprofessional educations. (CV)

Amirhossein Takian

Tehran University of Medical Sciences, Iran

(Speaker & Moderator)

  

Amirhossein Takian (MD MPH PhD FHEA) is Chair and Associate Professor at the Department of Global Health & Public Policy, and Vice-Dean for International Affairs at the School of Public Health (SPH)- Tehran University of Medical Sciences (TUMS), Iran. He is also Advisor for Medical Education Reform and Member of the National Examination Board for Health Policy, Economics and Management, at the Ministry of Health and Medical Education (MOHME)- Iran. Amir is Chief Research Officer at the Health Equity Research Centre (HERC)- TUMS and TUMS’ focal point at M8 Alliance, serving as a member of World Health Summit (WHS) Executive Committee since 2017, and Secretary of 7th World Health Summit Regional Meeting, 2019. From 2013-2018, he was Deputy for International Organizations at the MOHME-Iran, overseeing the relationship between Iran and global organizations, i.e. WHO, UNDP, UN, UNICEF, UNFPA, etc. Dr. Takian is a member of National Committee for Prevention and Control of Non-Communicable Diseases, MOHME, Iran; member of National Academy of Medical Sciences, Iran; member of Steering Committee for National Health Assembly- Iran; member of advisory committee on health information technology (HIT), AcademyHealth- USA; member of editorial board at the International Journal of Health Policy and Management; and Associate Editor at the International Journal of Public Health.

A physician by training, Prof. Takian has a track record research in health policy analysis in the field of primary care, global health, non-communicable diseases, universal health coverage, and ehealth. He has published over 80 peer reviewed journal articles, 12 books, 2 book chapters, and 15 commissioned national and international reports. Amir has been a principal investigator in several collaborative research projects at the national and international levels, with the value equivalent to over six million Euro. Dr. Takian has supervised/advised over 35 MSc and 42 PhD students, plus two Post-doctorate fellows in Iran and other countries. He has been an invited keynote speaker in tens of global events, i.e. the United Nations, WHO, World Health Assembly, World Health Summit, PMAC, etc., and a frequent Ted speaker. Prof. Takian was awarded the best educational national award of Iran in the field of medical sciences in 2017, the global AMEE award in 2018, the best teacher award of SPH-TUMS in 2019, and the common international figure of TUMS and Tehran University in 2019. Dr. Takian is a lifetime fellow of Higher Education Academy of the United Kingdom. (CV)

Lecture Title: COVID-19 Cohabitation: A Paradigm Shift for Global Higher Education

Keywords: COVID-19, Cohabitation, Policy, Paradigm shift, Sustainability


Minke Tang

Beijing University of Chinese Medicine, China

(Speaker)

  

Professor of Pharmacology at School of Pharmacy and Director for International Cooperation, Beijing University of Chinese Medicine.

  • Editor board, Nerve Regeneration Research
  • Editor board, Avicenna Journal of Phytomedicine
  • Peer reviewer, National Nature Science Foundation of China
  • Peer reviewer, Acta Pharmacologica Sinica
  • Peer reviewer, Clinical and Experimental Pharmacology and Physiology
  • Peer reviewer, Journal of the Science of Food and Agriculture;
  • Member, the Society for Neuroscience
  • Member, the National Neurotrauma Society
  • Member, the America Society for Cell Biology
  • Member, the Chinese Pharmacological Society

(CV)

Lecture Title: International Higher Education and Pandemia: The Experience of BUCM

Keywords: International higher education, Strategy, Policy


Ajay Telang

Penang International Dental College, Malaysia

(Discussion Panel Member)

  
  • Oral Pathologist from India with a Masters in Health Professionals Education from Maastricht University.

  • In Academia since 14years with a special interest in Curriculum design & development and Virtual learning environment.

  • Currently, Dean of Penang International Dental College, Malaysia.


Li Tiejun

Peking University, China

(Discussion Panel Member)

  

Professor Li Tie-Jun is the associate dean for teaching, Peking University School of Stomatology, he is a professor and head of the department of oral pathology. He graduated from Wuhan University School of Stomatology (China) in 1984, and later obtained his PhD in the University of Birmingham Dental School (UK) in 1995. He then worked as a postdoctoral fellow in Kagoshima University Dental School (Japan) during 1995-1998. He has a long-standing research interest in the growth and behavior of odontogenic lesions of the jaws. He has won a number of academic awards throughout his career and has also been the recipient of numerous research grants from various resources. Most notably, he has been awarded National Science Fund for Distinguished Young Scholars in 2006 by the Chinese National Natural Science Foundation. To date, he has published over 100 scientific papers and has also been the editor to 6 monographs and major contributor to 7 other books.

Lecture Title: Dental Education Challengs in COVID-19 Pandemic | PKU-SS Experiences


Remco van de Pas

Maastricht University, Netherland

(Speaker)

  

Dr. Remco van de Pas is a public health doctor and a global health researcher. He has a position as senior research fellow global health policy at the Institute of Tropical Medicine, Antwerp and is a lecturer in Global health at the Department of Health Ethics and Society, Faculty of Health, Medicine and Life Sciences, Maastricht University.

His teaching and research focuses on global health governance, its political-economy and foreign policy with a special attention on health workforce development and migration, health system strengthening, social protection and health financing, global health security, globalization and its impact on health equity.

Remco is a board member of the Medicus Mundi International–Network Health for All!, a visiting research fellow at Clingendael, Netherlands Institute of International Relations and editorial board member of the academic journal Globalization and Health.        

He worked as health policy adviser for Wemos, a public health foundation advocating for social justice and health equity and as medical coordinator for the NGO Médecins du Monde, of which the largest part in West-Papua, Indonesia. Remco practiced medicine in mental health services for refugees and migrants in Rotterdam.   

His PhD dissertation focuses on global health policy and the international governance of the health workforce and labor migration. The interface between public health, politics, and science potentially enables stronger health systems and equitable health outcomes from a cosmopolitan outlook. (CV)

Lecture Title: Globalization Paradox and The Coronavirus Pandemic

Keywords: Globalization, Foreign Policy, Online Learning, Transnational Educational Networks, Health Equity


Ren Yi

University of Southern Queensland, Australia

(Speaker)

  

Ren is an experienced international executive and researcher with a keen interest in the effective management of international programs and partnerships. He has been working in higher education for more than 15 years, including positions at the University of Melbourne, University of Queensland, Victoria University and Macquarie University. 

Professor Ren is an expert on internationalisation for the higher education sector. He was one of the special experts for the Australian Council for International Education. He was also commissioned to complete the Australian Postgraduate Research Student Mobilities Report by the Department of Education and Training. In 2015 and 2016, he represented Australia at the Asia Pacific Economic Corporation (APEC) meeting in Indonesia and Peru on APEC Researcher Mobility and completed report on behalf of Australian Government and APEC. 

Professor Ren is actively involved with the research management profession. He is the Past President of the Australasian Research Management Society (ARMS) and is an active member of the International Network of Research Management Societies (INORMS).

He has also been appointed to different research management committees by the Australia Research Council and by Universities Australia. In 2009, Ren was awarded an Australian Endeavour Executive Award by Deputy Prime Minister Hon Julia Gillard. In the same year he won an Award for Excellence from the Australasian Research Management Society for embedding research administration in a regional university. In 2016 he was awarded the Distinguished Service Award to Research Management by the Australasian Research Management Society. 

He has extensive experience as a researcher, completing a PhD at the University of Melbourne in economic geography and international business in 2004. He completed an Australia Research Council Linkage grant in 2015 focusing on international business, social psychology and economic geography. Currently he is a reviewer for the Academy of International Business and the Australian Research Council. (CV)

Lecture Title: International Education & Collaboration and Post COVID-19

Keywords: Coronavirus, International Education, New Strength, New Opportunity


Hasnain Zafar Baloch

International Medical University, Malaysia

(Speaker)

  

Hasnain Zafar Baloch is working as e-Learning Manager at International Medical University (IMU). He has more than fifteen years’ hands-on experience with implementing e-learning in higher education. In 2013, he was ranked No.6 in the World and No.3 in Malaysia on the ‘Top e-Learning Movers & Shakers’ poll based on votes from1800+ learning professionals/educators around the world. He has a passion for new technologies, social collaboration strategies and the impact they have on learning. He has done research in several key e-learning areas, including mobile collaborative learning, Hospital Information System, Student Information System, social media, web 2.0, educational gaming, role-play simulation, virtual classrooms, learning (content) management systems, engagement tools, blended learning, Open Educational Resources,  e-learning standards, instructional design and courseware development.

Lecture Title: How to Find Correct Blend for Implementing Online Learning During COVID-19?


 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Mohammad H. Nekoofar

Symposium President


Amirhossein Takian

Chair of Scientific Committee


Tania Azadi

Cochair of Scientific Committee


Ali Sayyadi

Chair of Executive Committee


Members of Scientific Committee

 

Members of Executive Committee

 

 

 

 

 

Javad Alaghband Rad


Pouyan Aminishakib


 

Malihe Alaeddini


Tannaz Azadi


 

Fatemeh Haji Ali Asgari


Jane Knight


 

Maryam Derakhshan


Behnam Izadyar


 

Ramin Kordi


Azim Mirzazadeh


 

Sepideh Javedanfard


Hossein Khodamoradi


 

Rita Mojtahedzadeh


Nima Rezaei


 

Maryam Saberipour


Zohreh Sadeghi


 

 

Azadeh Shadmehr


Amir Ali Sohrabpour


 

Mahnaz Vahidi


 

 

 

 

 

Vahid Ziaee

 

 

 

 

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