From June 13 to June 16, 2018 the International Conference "Complementary Medicine and Medical Tourism: In focus Kazakhstan” was held in the capital of Kazakhstan, Astana. The conference was devoted to the alliance of academic and complementary medicine and medical tourism. The "Zhas-Ai" innovative medical center is the host of the event. It specializes in oriental medicine and reflexology (http://www.jasai.kz). Among conference organizers are the leadership of the European Medical Association, the International Association of Healthcare Practitioners and other professional associations. Leaders of the best regional medical centers and leading experts took part in the conference. They properly presented their countries – Great Britain, Belgium, Czech Republic, Lithuania, Russia, Ukraine, Tajikistan, Bangladesh, Kazakhstan, and gave fascinating presentations and master classes.
On the part of the hosts, representatives of the Ministry of Health of the Republic of Kazakhstan, leading Kazakh scientists and physicians took part in the conference. The conference was chaired by Mr. Adil Akhmetov, Secretary of the Committee on Foreign Relations, Defense and Safety of the Republic of Kazakhstan.
The guests enjoyed rich business and cultural programs, negotiations, informal communication, and networking. The ceremony of awarding of leading health professionals of their countries, who had the biggest shares of regional market of medical services, was the high tide of the event. They received honorable distinctions from European Medical Association and international Socrates Committee. The ceremony was conducted by the President of European Medical Association Dr. Vincenzo Costigliola, Director General of the "Zhas-Ai" medical center Professor Zhasan Zekeyuly, and the President of International Association of Healthcare Practitioners Professor Ganna Zhukova. The founder and head of author's training and health center, vice-president of the International Association of Healthcare Practitioners Professor Alexander Ushakov and hospitable host of the event – Professor and Academician Zhasan Zekeyuly were awarded in nomination "Ambassador of Mercy" for personal achievements in the field of intercultural communication, international cooperation, and unification of like-minded people. Professor Alla Kulikova, President of International PSI Academy (Czech Republic), Professor Sergei Shestopalov, President of Astroacademy of St. Petersburg (Russia), Dr. Natalia Mikhailova, Chief Specialist of School of Health and Longevity of Professor Ushakov were awarded in nomination “Rose of Paracelsus”, which is awarded together with personal certificates "Best Medical Practice", confirming the international recognition of professional competence. Professor Salavat Tapbergenov, Head of the Department of Biochemistry of Semipalatinsk State Medical University (Kazakhstan), Nataliia Zemna, President of the All-Ukrainian Nature Protection Society "Green Planet" (Ukraine), Dr. Bibigul Nurtazaeva, Deputy Chief Doctor of "Zhas-Ai" medical center, Professor Muazzam Ansorov, rector of Pedagogical University of Panjakent (Tajikistan) received other honorable distinctions.
We thank all participants, guests, and organizers of this remarkable event, which contributes to the realization of main mission of the European Medical Association – the unification of like-minded people for the sake of health and prosperity of as many inhabitants of planet Earth, as possible.
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The Organizing Committee of the conference