1st International Forum
“Asfen. Forum, new generation - 2023"

It is aimed at bringing together academic communities, researchers and young scientists to exchange information, experience and research results in the field of healthcare in order to inspire and motivate the creative activity of the younger generation.

Welcome speech
Chairman of the Board-Rector of KazNMU named after S.D.Asfendiyarov
Marat Shoranov
Иллюстрация   Welcome to the 1st International Forum - the "Asfen.forum, new generation-2023"!
  Let me express my sincere thought that the organization and hosting of the event of the 1st International Forum "Asfen.forum, new generation-2023" is associated with large-scale reforms that are taking place in our country as the process of new institutional reforms.
  The President of the Republic of Kazakhstan Kassym-Jomart Tokayev, outlined the main measures aimed at increasing scientific potential such as: annual allocation of additional funds for scientific research of young scientists; gradual increase in funding for applied science, including co-financing of scientific research by business and creating conditions for commercialization of the results of scientific and scientific-technical activities, in particular, through the allocation of annual grants; formation and development of specialized engineering centers, scientific and technological parks at leading universities and large enterprises.
  The transition of the national economy to an innovative path of development is associated with large-scale investments in human potential. Innovation potential is a strategic resource that determines the place of the national economy in the global economic system.
  The process of integration of various levels and organizational forms of education, science and practice is a trend that gradually covers all countries of the world, including Kazakhstan.
  I express my gratitude to the members of the Organization Committee of the Forum, the Association of Urologists of Kazakhstan, the “Altyn Shipager” and other sponsors for their assistance in hosting this event.
  Close cooperation with universities, health organizations, pharmaceutical companies, manufacturers - those who are the integral part of the process of education, upbringing and employment of our students, is a real basis for integration of science, education and practice.
 I hope the 1st International Forum "Asfen.forum, new generation-2023" will become the platform for new ideas and findings, and with this I wish the participants and guests all the success in their research and practical activities!


About the forum

The 1st International Forum "Asfen.Forum, New Generation-2023" (hereinafter referred to as the Forum) aims to bring together academic communities, researchers and young scientists to exchange information, experience and research results in the field of healthcare in order to inspire and motivate the creative activity of the younger generation.

The purpose of this Forum is to exchange ideas and strengthen cooperation between foreign and domestic partners in the field of innovation and high technology in healthcare by presenting research results and practical experience to the international community. Also welcome are discussions of the latest cutting-edge innovations, advances, trends, practical issues and challenges that researchers and business partners face while implementing ideas.

The main objective of the Forum is to create a platform for networking and establishing joint links between practicing scientists for the purpose of long-term cooperation within the framework of integrating education, science, practice and business.


Key speakers of the Forum

Hans Kluge


Head of the WHO Regional Office for Europe. Dr. Kluge began his career at WHO in 1999, as a project manager for tuberculosis (TB) and HIV in the WHO country office in the Russian Federation. In 2004-2009, he worked as a TB medical specialist and, subsequently, as the head of the Group on Combating Three Diseases (HIV, TB and Malaria) at the WHO country office in Myanmar. He also worked as a TB consultant for the Democratic People's Republic of Korea.

Dr. Skender Syla


the World Health Organization (WHO) Representative and Head of Office of the WHO Country Office in Kazakhstan. Dr. Skender Syla has been working at WHO for more than 20 years. Prior to his appointment to Kazakhstan, Dr. Syla was the WHO Representative in Bulgaria (2017-2022), Head of the WHO Pristina Office (2009-2016), and in 2000-2005 held various positions in the regions as a National Professional Officer at the stages of post-conflict recovery and development of health systems at the country level, and later worked in the European Regional WHO Office in Copenhagen. Prior to joining WHO, he worked for the humanitarian organization Mother Teresa (1996-1998) and the International Medical Corps (1998-2000) as a doctor in the Western Balkans in various humanitarian response programs in support of people affected by humanitarian crises. Dr. Syla has been instrumental in accelerating policy development through sound social and health policy options and technical cooperation to create a sustainable health system in Bulgaria, taking into account the European Work Programme for 2020-2025, the Sustainable Development Goals (2030 Agenda) and the response to the COVID pandemic-19. He graduated from the Medical Faculty of the University of Pristina, has a Master's degree in International Health from the University of Copenhagen.

Melitta Jakab


Head of Office WHO European Centre for Primary Health Care (Almaty, Kazakhstan). She has twenty years of experience in strengthening health systems, supporting countries to move towards universal health coverage by strengthening primary health care and more effective health financing policies. She was co-director of the Barcelona Courses on Strengthening Health Systems and Health Financing. She is co-editor of the publications "Health Systems: Responding to NCDs: A Time of Ambition" (Jakab, Farrington, Borgermans, Mantingh, WHO Regional Office for Europe, 2018) and "Implementing Health Financing Reform: Lessons from Transition Economies" (Kutzin, Cashin and Jakab, European Observatory, 2010). She He holds a PhD from Harvard University and a Master's degree in Health Policy from the Harvard School of Public Health

Martin McKee


Professor CBE, MD DSc FMedSci, Professor of European Public Health, Past President, European Public Health Association, Research Director European Observatory on Health Systems & Policies, London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine. He has been working at the London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine since 1987, where he is currently Medical Director and Professor of European Public Health. He is also Director of Research at the European Observatory of Health Systems and Policy and President of the British Medical Association. The Hirsch Index is 176.

Maksut Kulzhanov


Professor of the Department of Health Policy and Management of S.D. Asfendiyarov KazNMU. For a number of years Kulzhanov M.K. was a member of the Standing Committee of the WHO Regional Office for Europe, a WHO expert, doing significant work in the framework of health policy in the European Region. Repeatedly represented Kazakhstan at various forums held by WHO and other international organizations such as UNICEF, the World Bank, the Asian Development Bank, etc. In 2000-2004 he was a member of the WHO Executive Committee, a member of the Board of COHRED, the Global Fund to Fight HIV / AIDS and Tuberculosis, the UNAIDS Coordinating Council. From 2011-2017 Chairman of the Ethics Committee of the Ministry of Health of the Republic of Kazakhstan.

Mirzakarim Alchinbayev


Academician of the National Academy of Sciences of the Republic of Kazakhstan, Laureate of the State Prize of the Republic of Kazakhstan, MD, Professor, President of the Association of Urologists of Kazakhstan, Head of the Department of Urology of Asfendiyarov KazNMU. Under the leadership of M.K. Alchinbayev, the II (1996), III (2000) and IV (2005) Congresses of Urologists of Kazakhstan, the Congress of Urologists of Kazakhstan with the Course of the European School of Urology (2010), the I-XV conferences of young medical scientists of the CIS countries (1997-2017), the I World Congress "Men's Health" were held. Quality of life. Interdisciplinary approach" and the VIII ISSAM Congress (2014), biannual plenums of urologists of Kazakhstan, biannual Congress of Urologists of Kazakhstan with international participation and master classes.

Professor Xingzhi (Xavier) Xu


PhD, Professor, Executive Dean of the Medical School of Shenzhen University, Shenzhen, China. Bachelor of Medicine, Shanghai Medical University, Shanghai, China (1992). Master of Science, National University of Singapore, Singapore (1998). Doctor of Philosophy, University of South Carolina, Columbia, South Carolina, USA (1999). Hirsch Index-36.

Xinchun Chen


PhD, Dean, School of Basic Medical Sciences, Shenzhen University. Professor Xinchun Chen is a doctor and immunologist specializing in tuberculosis. In 2006, he defended his doctoral dissertation at the University of Arizona Medical School, majoring in microbiology and immunology. After graduation, he returned to the Shenzhen Institute of Infectious Diseases (Shenzhen Third People's Hospital) and created a tuberculosis research group. His scientific work is mainly focused on human immunity to tuberculosis, on the long-term goal of developing new diagnostic biomarkers and/or new candidate molecules in the prevention and/or treatment of tuberculosis.

Alexander Wagner


Data Scientist BIOTRONIK SE & Co. KG (Center for Clinical Research), Berlin. Ph.D. (Candidate of Technical sciences) Applied multidimensional statistics, data management (Datenmanagement), Data analysis and modeling in the field of healthcare, pharmacy, finance, banking and insurance. 20 years head of the department of scientific and practical teams (up to 20 subordinates). Long-term school, student, soldier and sports organizer (leader). Co-founder and Scientific Secretary of the Association of German Scientists of Kazakhstan, Almaty, 1995. Co-founder and Vice-President of the Association of German Entrepreneurs of Kazakhstan, Almaty, 1996. Founder of a private research and production company and head (executor) of scientific projects, reports, research 1988-1996. Result: scientific publications, reports, candidate (12) and doctoral (6) dissertations.

Milen Minkov


Doctor of Medical Sciences, he is a Professor of Pediatrics at Sigmund Freud University, Head of the Pediatrics Department at the Floridsdorf Clinic and Chairman of the LCH International Research Center at CCRI St. Anna Kinderkrebsforschung in Vienna, Austria. the Hospital of St. Anna's in Vienna. Since 1991, Dr. Minkov has been providing clinical care, supervising interns and conducting clinical research. He has been actively teaching and mentoring medical students at the Vienna Medical University since 1997 (assistant Professor 1997-2007, Associate Professor 2007-2012 and Professor of Pediatrics since 2012). In 2017, Sigmund Freud University in Vienna appointed him Professor of Specialized Pediatrics. His research has focused on LCH and other histiocytoses. His scientific treatise includes more than 150 peer-reviewed articles and nine chapters in books. In 1997, Dr. Minkov became the first recipient of the Mark Nesbit Award for Clinical Science of the Histiocyte Society.

Nadyrov Kamalzhan Talgatovich


Chairman of the Board - Rector of NJSC "Astana Medical University". Nadyrov Kamalzhan Talgatovich worked in various positions in the Ministry of Healthcare of the Republic of Kazakhstan, headed the Republican Diagnostic Center - "University Medical Center", headed the public health department of the cities of Astana, Almaty, served as Vice Minister of Healthcare of the Republic of Kazakhstan, Chairman of the Board of the Republican Center for Health Development.

Rustam Abdussalamov


Doctor of Business Administration (DBA), serial entrepreneur, public figure, producer, mentor. Expert in the field of: -packaging of business projects from scratch, -project management, -financial modeling, -systematization of business, -preparation of business for scaling, -attraction and placement of investments, -creation of successful development strategies, communications and creation of communities.



Start: 09.00
Venue: Hall of Fame

09.00-09.30 Registration of participants
09.30-09.40 Greeting
Marat Shoranov, Chairman of the Board - Rector of NJSC KazNMU named after S.D. Asfendiyarov
09.40-09.50 Presentation on the activities of JSC "Fund of Science" and development prospectsShamenov Abdilda Atamuratovich, Chairman of the Board of JSC "Science Fund"
09.50-10.30 Pitching
Pitches of completed scientific projects that are looking for business partners for co-financing in the competition for grant financing of the most promising projects for the commercialization of the results of scientific and technical activities for 2023.
Quantity: 10 projects. Duration: 3 minutes.
Moderator: Kurmangazy Omarov, Director of the Department for Investments and New Projects of JSC "Science Fund".
10.30-11.30 Speed Dating
11.00-11.30 Coffee break
11.30-11.45 Feedback
Feedback from business representatives;
Feedback from representatives of science.
11.45-12.00 Summarizing
Presentation of certificates to pitch participants;
Group photo.




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