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Prof. Tezer Kutluk named Honorary Fellow of American Academy of Pediatrics (AAP), May 2014
The American Academy of Pediatrics (AAP) have presented on May 29 2014 an Honorary AAP Membership Certificate to Prof. Tezer Kutluk, M.D., Ph.D., professor of pediatrics at the Hacettepe University School of Medicine & Hacettepe University Cancer Institute in Ankara, Turkey. Prof. Kutluk is a past president of the Turkish National Pediatric Society and is president-elect of the Union for International Cancer Control (UICC). He is the first pediatrician to have been elected to lead UICC.
Prof. Kutluk also recently took to the stage to speak on behalf of civil society, at 2-day high-level UN NCD Review, 10-11 July 2014, about the need for multisectoral coordinated and harmonised national responses to NCDs; the establishment of NCDs at the centre of the post-2015 development agenda; and the urgent need to address the global resource gap in NCDs.
You can view his intervention here.
World Cancer Day 2014
The Turkish Association for Cancer Research and Control organized a press conference on World Cancer Day focusing on "Debunking the cancer myths". They had a quite good coverage of TV, Radio and newspaper interviews in addition to social media use. Their 8 branches also organized regional activities on World Cancer Day.