This June, a months-long collaboration between Anadolu University’s Nezih Orhon, Ayhan Yilmaz, Yavuz Tuna, and Ertan Dogan, Ohio University’s Yusuf Kalyango Jr. and me (representing University of Iowa) came to a happy conclusion. Anadolu University hosted its first International Conference on Global Health and Crisis Communication, June 19-21 in Eskisehir, Turkey.
The conference attracted presentations on various health communication topics: crisis communication, health promotion, doctor-patient communication, job burnout among health professionals, postmodern health and others. Presenters came from Turkey’s Ministry of Health, Anadolu University, Holland, Iran, Colombia, USA, and other countries.
The group of attendees and presenters was small but extremely engaged and eager to exchange ideas and experiences. The event concluded with a visit to Turkey’s leading healthcare provider Acibadem and a promise for future collaborations. Stay tuned!