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In Memory of our Founder Prof. İhsan Doğramacı

A Conference in Memory of our Founder and Honorary President Prof. İhsan Doğramacı took place on 3 April 2014, in the Mithat Çoruh Conference Hall, at Bilkent University.

The program for the event featured presentations by Prof. Giuseppe Benagiano of the Sapienza University of Rome and Prof. Mahmoud F. Fathalla of Assiut University, both old friends of Prof. İhsan Doğramacı and members of the Governing Council of the International Children’s Center.

Prof. Benagiano graduated in medicine and surgery from the Sapienza University of Rome, and also received a PhD in human reproduction at the same university. A professor of obstetrics and gynecology there, he has also served as dean of its Postgraduate School of Gynecology and Obstetrics.

Prof. Fathalla received his MD degree from Cairo University, and his PhD from the University of Edinburgh. A professor of obstetrics and gynecology at Assiut University in Egypt, he has also served as dean of its School of Medicine.

Both Prof. Benagiano and Prof. Fathalla have served as director of the UNDP/UNFPA/UNICEF/WHO/World Bank Special Program of Research, Development and Research Training in Human Reproduction.

Opening remarks of the conference were made by Prof. Adnan Akay, Provost of Bilkent University, and Prof. Tomris Türmen, President of the International Children’s Center, followed by a short film called “The Spirit of İhsan Doğramacı.” Then Prof. Benagiano made his presentation “İhsan Doğramacı, a Giant and a Friend” and Prof. Fathalla made his presentation “Remembering a Great Man and His Noble Mission.”

You may reach the presentations from the following link:

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