Ukrainian Medical Association of the UK launches in London

The Inaugural Conference of the Ukrainian Medical Association of the UK (UMAUK) took place on November, 5th, 2011 at the Ukrainian Institute in London. Over 90 delegates registered for the daylong event featuring key speakers from leading UK medical schools and from Ukraine.

The conference kicked-off with an inaugural AGM of UMAUK chaired by Dr. Bohdan Ciapryna. The delegates unanimously elected Dr. Roman Cregg and Dr. Dennis Ougrin as President and Vice President, respectively, of  the newly formed organisation, and Ms. Galina Boggis-Rolfe was elected secretary.  A full list of the board and committee members is available on the UMAUK website.

The main purpose of the new organisation will be to bring together Ukrainian medical professionals based in the UK and focus on innovations in healthcare that may be interesting for medical professionals in Ukraine.

It will also provide Ukrainian medical students with information on educational opportunities and offer information to vulnerable Ukrainians in London to help them access quality healthcare services.

The conference speakers included:
Mr Henry Marsh, Consultant Neurosurgeon, St George’s Hospital, London
Dr Denis Ougrin, Consultant Child and Adolescent Psychiatrist, Lecturer, Kings College, London
Dr Semyon Gluzman, Ukrainian Psychiatric Association
Professor Ricky Banarsee, Imperial College,London
Professor Emily Simonoff, King’s College, London

Professor Paul Thomas, editor in chief, London Journal of Primary Care
Professor David Collier, Institute of Psychiatry, King’s College, London
Professor Robert Goodman, King’s College London

‘We would like to congratulate the wonderful team at the UMAUK for putting together such an excellent conference, the first of its kind in the UK related to Ukraine. We wish the newly elected board and particularly its President, Dr Roman Cregg, and Vice President, Dr Dennis Ougrin, continued success in their activities. Healthcare in Ukraine is an extremely important issue and the Ukrainian Institute in London, together with the Ukrainian Catholic University, will continue supporting this great initiative in any we can,’ commented Andy Hunder, Director of the Ukrainian Institute in London.

A Ukrainian information medical clinic is scheduled to be launched later on in the month in London.

To view photos of the event click here