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Oncology Conference in Baku with MD Anderson initiated by the Azerbaijan Center and MOU signed!

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On March 14-15th, 2015, the International Scientific Conference of Oncology (ISCO) was held in Baku, Azerbaijan at the Four Seasons Hotel. The conference brought together internationally acclaimed oncologists, local and foreign experts to discuss recent advancements in treatment of liver, larynx, thyroid and breast cancer, and pediatric oncology, AzerTAG reports.

For many years, the Azerbaijan Center and Houston-Baku Sister City Association have thrived in connecting Houston and Baku and now Texas and Azerbaijan. Today, the Azerbaijan Center and its CEO, Mrs. Irada Akhoundova, are very proud to showcase the result of a long term collaboration with MDAnderson Cancer Center in Houston, TX.

Mrs. Akhoundova was introduced to Professor Aziz Aliyev of the National Oncology Center (NOC) in Baku in early October 2014 to whom she suggested a new cooperation between NOC and MDAnderson…

The connection was made and the conference was born! Months of hard work were put together by all the parties involved and partners in Baku, Azerbaijan.

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Photo credits Azerbaijan Center

 

On March 9th 2015, to prepare the guests from MDAnderson for their trip to Azerbaijan, the Azerbaijan Center in Houston, TX organized a cultural session to give a better overview of the country and answer all the questions of the guests prior to their trip.

To make sure the guests would get as much cultural insights as possible, Azerbaijani tea and other sweets and pastries were served while a presentation was made covering several factual and cultural aspects.

The Azerbaijan Center received very positive feedback from this session and looks forward to future cooperation with MDAnderson Cancer Center.

AzerTAG reports that the two-day conference focused on diagnostics of oncologic pathology, topical problems of medicine and healthcare.

The second day of the conference featured speeches by well-known experts as Regina Marth from the Germany, Martin Burian from Austria, Karen V. Francis from US and Zehra Vazirova and Aziz Aliyev from Azerbaijan.
Banu Arun from US, Sezar Nunez from US, Professor Josef Nates from US. Regina Barth from Germany held master classes within the conference.

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Agreement between Houston MD Anderson and Baku National Oncology Center

For many years, the Azerbaijan Center and Houston-Baku Sister City Association have thrived in connecting Houston and Baku and now Texas and Azerbaijan. Today, the Azerbaijan Center and its CEO, Mrs. Irada Akhoundova, are very proud to showcase the result of a long term collaboration with MDAnderson Cancer Center in Houston, TX.

As Azertac reports: Azerbaijan’s National Center of Oncology signed an agreement on long-term collaboration with MD Anderson Cancer Center of the United States. The agreement formalizes plans to collaborate on groundbreaking achievements in cancer research and care that will benefit patients in both countries. It includes cooperation in physician education and training, research collaborations, faculty exchange visits, and scientific endeavors.

More information:

Press releases:

  • Link – NewsAz – article
  • Link 1 – Azertag – video
  • Link 2 – Azertag – article
  • Link 3 – APA – article
  • Link 4 – Azertag – article
  • Link 5 – Azerbaijan America Alliance – article
  • Link 6 – AZxeberlenti – article
  • Link 7 – OANA News – article
  • Link 8 – Azertag – article

 

 

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