“The Role of Sustainable Health Tourism in the Economy of the Country” International Conference has been held

December 10 2018


An international conference of young scholars and specialists on "The Role of Sustainable Health Tourism in the Economy of the Country" by the Science Development Foundation under the President of the Republic of Azerbaijan has commenced its work on December 10th.

International conference is organized within the framework of the 4th Special Grant Competition of Young Scientists and Specialists - "My First Grant" jointly announced by the Science Development Foundation and the Ministry of Youth and Sport (Project Manager: Ulviya Gahramanli, Youth Tourism Public Union).

Along with Azerbaijan, young specialists from 5 countries (Iran, Ukraine, Georgia, Turkey and Belarus) are attending the conference dedicated to the Centennial of the Azerbaijan Democratic Republic.

The aim of the conference is to bring together young researchers and researchers in the field of health tourism, to present their experiences, a platform for sharing their new ideas and scientific results.

Elchin Babayev, Executive Director of the Science Development Foundation, in his opening speech introduced details about the activities carried out in science development in Azerbaijan. He underlined that people’s attention towards health tourism is growing every year. He also noted that Azerbaijan has a great potential in this area, and it is important to study international experience in order to bring new approaches to health tourism. Along with the world experience, domestic characteristics should also be taken into consideration. E. Babayev expressed confidence that the experience exchange of young scientists working in the field of health tourism would be beneficial.

The Rector of Azerbaijan University of Tourism and Management Ilham Madatov, Head of Student Youth Organizations and Student Affairs Department of the Ministry of Youth and Sport Elshan Huseynov, Director of Revenue and Business Management Group of Absheron Hotel Group Bahar Ganiyeva, Chairman of the Youth Tourism Public Union Ulviyya Gahramanli, Dean of Tourism and Hospitality Department of Azerbaijan University of Tourism and Management Bahadur BilalovSelahittin Ay from the SALUSS Health Tourism Association, Chief Executive Officer of Millennium Tourism and Chairman of the Association of Health and Thermal Tourism Support of Azerbaijan Ruslan Guliyev  also attended the conference and delivered their speeches.

The topics of the lectures for the conference are diverse, they include important issues such as "Health Tourism as a Leading Direction in the Development of Non-Oil Sector", "Medical and Health Tourism in the World, New Trends in Health and Treatment Tourism", "Role of Hospitals and Centers in Health Tourism", "Health and Medicine Tourism" marketing strategies: success stories "," Problems and opportunities of human resources in health and treatment tourism "," Importance of health and treatment tourism in the hospitality industry " and so forth.

On the last day of the conference, on December 12th, young scientists will have a practice session in Naftalan.


Press Service of the Science Development Foundation