SOUTHEAST EUROPEAN MEDICAL FORUM

 

The Southeast European Medical Forum (SEEMF) was founded in 2005 by medical organizations of Albania, Bulgaria, Hellas, and Macedonia as a society of organizations of physicians from Southeast European countries – neighboring countries with similar healthcare system issues.

The meeting adopted Statutes. Decision was taken to invite other organizations from the region to join. The name of the organization was agreed upon.

SEEMF was later joined by medical associations of Slovenia, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Montenegro, Ukraine, Georgia, Kazakhstan, Belarus, Uzbekistan, Azerbaijan, Moldova, Czech Republic.

SEEMF is a legal non-for-profit entity registered under Bulgarian legislation. SEEMF President is Dr. Andrey Kehayov – President of Bulgarian Physician Association, vice-presidents are Prof. Pavel Poredos – President of the Slovenian Medical Association and Dr. Oleg Musii – Member of Parliament of Ukraine and former President of the Ukrainian Medical Association, Secretary General – Dr. Stylianos Antypas, Athens, Greece.

Its head office and secretariat is in Bulgaria, Sofia, 102 Bulgaria Blvd., tel./fax: +359 854 87 82, e-mail: bulgmed@gmail.com

Its purpose is to promote the partnership of the medical profession in the member-countries, to discuss healthcare problems and find solutions; to enable exchange of experience, strengthen the relations and elaborate common approaches in all fields of activity of the medical organizations; to contribute to continuous medical education through medical congresses and other forms of mutual activity; to assist its members for improvement of their medical and management-related qualification; to establish contacts and partnership with other international organizations.

MAIN GOALS

To unite and assist its members for achievement of their common aims
To enable exchange of experience and develop common approaches in all fields of activity of the medical organizations
To promote in the Southeast European countries the best possible medical education, medical practice and healthcare
To strengthen the relations between the medical organizations of the Southeast European countries
To strengthen the relations between the physicians from the Southeast European countries and the exchange of experience with their colleagues from the EU member-countries
To assists its members for improvement of their medical and managerial qualification
To establish contacts with similar organizations
To defend the rights and interests of physicians, healthcare establishments, and medical professionals before the legislative, executive and legal authorities by submission of drafts and stands on regulations, legal proceedings, etc

As of 2010 SEEMF intensified its activities and is holding a minimum of two Board Meetings and a Congress each year.

INTERNATIONAL COOPERATION

SEEMF leaders have taken part in a number of international meetings, the most important of which being the European Forum of Medical Associations and WHO and the WMA General Assembly.

13th Assoc. Prof. Andrey Kehayov with Dr. Wonchat Subhachaturas- President of the World Medical Association- 2011.

Assoc. Prof. Andrey Kehayov with Dr. Otmar Kloiber- Secretary General of World Medical Association- 2009

13th Congress of the doctors of republic of Macedonia, June 2011

Meeting of the European Forum of Medical Associations and WHO, June 2011

Third Congress of the Medical Doctors of Republic of Srpska, 7 – 10 November 2013

Meeting of the European Forum of Medical Associations and WHO, June 2011

Meeting of the European Forum of Medical Associations and WHO, June 2017