Healthcare and Military Conflict Conference by Ukrainian Medical Association & British-Ukrainian Aid, 12-03-2016

January 23, 2016 • Educational, Past Events • Views: 1197



12th March 2016


Institute of Neurology, UCL, 33 Queen Square, London WC1N 3BG


 £30 (£20 for students)

The conference fee includes refreshments, buffet lunch and wine reception.

For further details please visit

To book your place please e-mail

Please note that the number of places are limited, therefore book in advance to avoid disappointment.

Ukrainian Medical Association of the United Kingdom (UMAUK) and British-Ukrainian Aid (BUkrA) charity are pleased to announce a forthcoming conference “Healthcare and Military Conflict: Challenges and Solutions”.

The Conference will address a wide range of issues and challenges of medical treatment and rehabilitation of different groups affected by armed conflict with a focus on the East of Ukraine. In particular, the speakers will discuss government reforms, the role of NGOs, medical and psychological training and practical experience from the battlefield.

Keynote speakers include Oleh Musiy, Health Minister (27 Feb-1 Oct 2014), MP, Ukraine; Professor Bill Yule,  Emeritus Professor of Applied Child Psychology at the Institute of Psychiatry, King’s College London; Semyon Gluzman, Distinguished Fellow of the American Psychiatry Association (1980) & Honorary Member of the Royal College of Psychiatrists (1980), Human Rights Activist, Ukraine.

Speakers bios:

74_mainOleg Stepanovich Musiy is Ukrainian medic, social activist, organizer of the medical service at Euromaidan, Minister of Healthcare of Ukraine in Yatsenyuk Government from 27 February 2014 till 1 October 2014, elected to the Parliament of Ukraine in 2014 as an independent candidate.


CachedImageProfessor William Yule, Emeritus Professor of Applied Child Psychology at the Institute of Psychiatry, King’s College London has been named one of the UK’s top 100 practising scientists by the Science Council.

Professor Yule was recognised for his leadership in advancing research and services in post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD) in children, particularly those affected in the former Yugoslavia.

His research interests include epidemiological studies, working with families of autistic children, training parents in management techniques, school refusal, fears, fostering and adoption. Since 1987, following the capsize of the Herald of Free Enterprise, much of his time has been devoted to understanding and treating PTSD in children. Read more here.

gluzmanSemyon Gluzman is a Ukrainian psychiatrist and human rights activist. He is also the president and founder of the Ukrainian Psychiatric Association, founder of the American-Ukrainian Bureau for Human Rights, director of the International Medical Rehabilitation Center for the Victims of War and Totalitarian Regimes, a member of the Council of Experts under the Ukraine’s Ministry of Labor and Social Policy. He also is сo-chairperson of the Babi Yar Committee, ex-dissident and ex-prisoner. He holds M.D. qualification.

Semyon Gluzman was the first psychiatrist in the Soviet Union who openly opposed Soviet abuse of psychiatry against dissenters. In the late 1970s and early 1980s, Gluzman was forced to serve seven years in labor camp and three years in Siberian exile. Amnesty International added Gluzman to its list of 92 members of the medical profession who were imprisoned for their political beliefs.

In 2008, Semyon Gluzman was honored with the Geneva Prize for Human Rights in Psychiatry presented to him at the XIV Congress of the World Psychiatric Association in Prague for exceptional courage and adherence to ideals of humanism, for renunciation of using psychiatry against political dissidents as well as for dissemination of ethical principles during the reform of mental health service in Ukraine.


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