Public Lecture: Medical Myths

Date: 26 April 2017
Other languages: Русский язык |
26 April 2017, 15:00

The University of Central Asia’s Aga Khan Humanities Project (UCA AKHP) is pleased to announce the third lecture of its Public Lecture Series to be held in Bishkek, Kyrgyz Republic organised in partnership with the Kyrgyz National University (KNU). This series is designed specifically as professional development for KNU faculty and is open to university scholars, researchers and students. It promotes inter-disciplinary discourse between intellectuals, academics, and students in the disciplines of humanities and the sciences.

Dr Erkin Jamanbaev 
Doctor and Therapist
Honorary Member, Institute of Management Consultants, Kyrgyz Republic.  

Medical myths have existed since the dawn of time. If in ancient times, myths appeared due to encounters with the unknown, today they emerge as a result of fortunes spent on medicine and the work of marketing teams. It is the clash of the titans. Science has advanced so far ahead that, even with a university degree, not everything can be understood, and much remains completely incomprehensible and confusing. The marketing and sales system have simplified and communicated information at an extent that patients make decisions not on a conscious but at a subconscious level. Influenced by information campaigns and noise so powerful and supported by a variety of statistics, even an experienced doctor can easily be misdirected. So what is a myth and what is the truth in medicine today? What and whom to believe? Is there any truth in establishing a diagnosis and how does a patient decide what to do next?

Erkin Jamanbaev graduated from the Kyrgyz National State Medical Academy named after I.K. Ahunbayev with Honours. He has managed more than 200 consulting projects. He also developed and delivered more than 500 workshops for business sector representatives, government agencies and NGOs in CIS, Asian and European countries (Netherlands, Russia, Kazakhstan, Turkmenia, Uzbekistan, Kazakhstan, Tajikistan and Turkey). His clients include commercial organisations in telecommunications and banking with more than 5,000 staff. He has authored five monographs and for his contribution to regional municipalities, he was presented with an Honorary Giresun, Turkey citizenship. He is featured in the American Biographical Institute directory for his contribution to the international anti-war peace movement.

Kyrgyz National University (KNU) named after Jusup Balasagyn
Academic Building No 1, Assembly Hall
547 Frunze Street, Bishkek, Kyrgyz Republic

The lecture will be delivered in Russian.

Associate Professor E.D. Lailieva
Provost for Research
Kyrgyz State National University

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* Views presented in the lecture reflect personal views of the lecturer and do not necessarily reflect the ideas of the University of Central Asia and its employees.
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