Zali appointed Dr. KSeyedan as International Affairs Councilor.
Dr. Shima Naghavi DDS (fluent in English & French and with expertise in International Affairs)
was appointed as the Director of International Affairs Department.
She serves as Board Member of IRIMC Commission for Credential Verification and Head of IRIMC Department of International Education & Research.
The purpose of IRIMC International Affairs Department
1) Definition and regulation of IRIMC global strategies
2) Promoting educational and research cooperation in
medical & dental sciences between Iran and other countries.
3) Promoting and facilitating the relations between
Iranian health care professionals and their counterparts around the globe.
4) Cooperation with WHO and other UN subordinates
regarding achieving sustainable development in the field of medicine.
to IRIMC global strategies that were set by renowned persons of the
International Affairs Department, the
foreign policies of IRIMC were settled. For enhancing the proficiency and
competency of IRIMC as the voice of Iranian healthcare professionals nationwide
as well as worldwide and to raise it to eminence as a notable Medical Council,
some official meetings were scheduled between IRIMC Senior Delegation and
Ambassadors as well as top official bodies of the embassies of European
countries in Iran which are as follows:
Tuesday, 14th January 2014, a meeting between IRIMC Senior Delegation and His
Excellency Mr. von Ungern-Sternberg, the Honorable Ambassador of the Federal
Republic of Germany took place
in German Embassy.
The honorable Ambassador of Germany was very pleased to meet with IRIMC
president and expressed his commitment to advance mutual relations between
health care professional of two countries although he stressed that medical,
dental, and pharmaceutical associations of Iran & Germany should be pioneered
in this project.
His Excellency Mr. von Ungern-Sternberg was strongly impressed by the medical
scientific cooperation between two countries and said: "The joint projects strongly
inspire and promote cordial relations between health care professionals of Iran
& Germany." He added:"German Embassy can facilitate the formalities of issuing visa appointments for Iranian health care professionals who want to attend congresses &
seminars held in Germany."
IRIMC president highly appreciated German Ambassador's speech and expressed his
gratitude for the hospitality of His Excellency Mr. von Ungern-Sternberg, and
the opportunity to have such warm and productive discussions.
IRIMC president was joined in the meeting by Dr.
Ommi, Deputy for Education & Research, Councilor of International Affairs, Dr. Naghavi, Director of
International Affairs, Prof. Mehrabi, Dr. Laripour, Director
of Public Relations, and Mr. Khanbodaghi, Honorary President
of Iran-Germany Chamber of Commerce.
Thursday 27 February 2014, IRIMC hosted Mr. Pierre-André Lhôte,
the Scientific and Technical Attaché of the French Embassy and Ms. Zohreh
Mirbaha, the Expert in Academic Cooperation of the French Embassy in Tehran.
IRIMC President, Dr. Alireza Zali, warmly greeted the official bodies of the French
Embassy and emphasized on great influence of France regarding academic
interchange of scientific information with Iran in the past century which led
to modern application of the Medical Sciences in Iran.
"French not only was the premier scientific language in the field of
medicine in Iran, but also many Iranian applied for higher education in France
that among them are many noted & noble health care professionals who have
served the country as academic professors and practitioners." Dr. Zali
said. He added:"As Iranian health care
professionals have a long history of cooperation with their French counterparts
and regarding the contemporary prominent position of France in the field of
medicine, IRIMC aims to enhance cordial relations in all medical fields between
Iranian & French health care professionals."
Mr. Lhôte was very pleased to meet with IRIMC president and highly appreciated
warm welcome of IRIMC official bodies.
The Scientific and Technical Attaché of the French Embassy in Tehran strongly
welcomed the new approach of Iran Medical Council and expressed his willingness
to facilitate academic & professional relations between two countries. He
added:"Many noted Iranian medical doctors and dentists work in France who
have established Franco-Iranian Association for Medical and Scientific
Cooperation (ACMSFI - Association de Cooperation Medico-Scientifique
Franco-Iranienne) which can positively affect the strong bonds between two
Dr. Seyedan and Dr. Naghavi also mentioned some important future plans of IRIMC
which was welcomed by Mr. Lhôte, and he expressed his willingness to promote
the proclaimed projects.
One of the mentioned topics was
facilitating the process of France visa appointment for Iranian healthcare
professionals who aim to participate in congresses and short-term educational
courses held in France. It was welcomed by Mr. Lhôte and he expressed his
willingness to promote it. On Sunday 4 May 2014, another meeting was held
between Mr. Lhôte & Dr. Naghavi, the Director of IRIMC International
Affairs due to set a protocol for cooperation between IRIMC department of
International Affairs and the Scientific Section of the French Embassy.
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IRIMC President was joined in the meeting by Dr. Seyedan, Councilor
for International Affairs, Dr. Ommi, Deputy for Education & Research, Dr.
Naghavi, Director of International Affairs, Dr. Laripour, director of Public
relations, and Dr. Banisadr.
On Tuesday, 11th March 2014, a
meeting between IRIMC senior delegation and His Excellency Mr. Friedrich Stift,
the Honorable Ambassador of Austria took place in the bureau of Austrian
Embassy Commercial Section in Tehran.
Mr. Stift who was accompanied by Mr. Georg Weingartner, Austrian Commercial
Counselor, and Ms. Salomeh Saidi, Austrian Marketing Manager, warmly welcomed
Dr. Zali and IRIMC senior delegation.
Mr. Stift mentioned that it has been a long history of cooperation between two
nations and Austrians have been inspired by Iranian rich culture as well.
Dr. Zali agreed with Austrian Ambassador and added:"Islamic Republic of
Iran Medical Council (IRIMC) aims to enhance academic relations in all medical
fields between Iranian & Austrian health care professionals."
"As IRIMC represents almost all Iranian health care professionals and due
its independent nature, it is the main body which can effectively promote and
facilitate academic, educational, and research cooperation between Iranian
& Austrian medical, dental, and pharmaceutical professionals." IRIMC
Mr. Stift who was very pleased to meet with IRIMC president, expressed his
willingness to advance mutual relations between health care professionals of
IRIMC future plans were discussed in detail by Dr. Seyedan, IRIMC President
Councilor in International Affairs and Dr. Naderi, CEO of Jam Hospital, which
was highly welcomed by His Excellency and Austrian official bodies presented in
the meeting. They expressed their willingness to promote the proclaimed projects.
IRIMC senior delegation and Austrian Ambassador came to several agreements
which will be announced subsequently.
Zali highly appreciated the hospitality of His Excellency Mr. Stift and the
opportunity to have such warm and productive discussion.
IRIMC president was joined in the meeting by Councilor
for International Affairs Dr. Ommi, Deputy for Education & Research, Dr.
Naghavi, Director of International Affairs, Dr. Naderi, CEO of Jam Hospital,
and Dr. Shamsi.
Monday 19th May 2014, IRIMC hosted His Excellency Mr. Friedrich Stift and the
RIMC President, Dr. Alireza Zali
warmly greeted the Ambassador and Austrian delegation at the venue of Iran
Mr. Stift who was accompanied by Dr. Georg Weingartner, Austrian Commercial
Counselor, Ms. Salomeh Saidi, Austrian Marketing Manager and Austrian Medical
and Pharmaceutical Equipment Delegation, was very pleased to meet with Dr. Zali
and highly appreciated warm welcome of IRIMC official bodies. Mr. Stift
emphasized that it has been a long history of cooperation between Iran and
Austria. He mentioned that many noble and high-ranked Iranian medical doctors
and dentists work in Austria who can positively boost the relations between two
nations as well.
"Austria highly welcomes academic, educational, and research cooperation
between Iranian & Austrian medical, dental, and pharmaceutical
professionals and Austrian Embassy will promote this process."Mr. Stift
Austrian Delegation expressed their commitment to cooperate with Iranian Health
Facilities and presented their field of activities which were as follows:
-pharmaceutical and medical equipment;
-planning, renovation, consulting of hospitals;
-Clean Air Technology for hospitals and pharmaceutical plants;
-pneumatic tubes for hospitals;
-medical equipment and clean room technology; and
-nurse call and fire call alarm systems.
Zali welcomed the Austrian Delegation and expressed his willingness to advance
and promote the cooperation between Iranian Health Facilities and Austrian
Medical Equipment Companies although he stressed that Iran Ministry of Health
remains the principal body in this issue.
"The demand for a specific medical equipment of either public or private
health facilities would be referred to the prioritization committee of Iran
Ministry of Health, and if the committee confirms the demand based on Iran
health priorities, the medical equipments can be provided from available
sources."IRIMC president said. He added:"As all Iranian hospitals and
specialized care centers are affiliated to Iran Medical Council, IRIMC can
promote the relation between Iranian Health Facilities and Austrian Medical
& Pharmaceutical Companies."
Stift highly appreciated the hospitality of IRIMC President and the opportunity
to have such warm and productive discussion.
The Honorable Ambassador of Austria and Austrian Delegation were warmly
convoyed by IRIMC official bodies.
Dr. Zali was joined in
the meeting by Councilor for International Affairs, Dr.
Naghavi, Director of International Affairs, Dr. Laripour, Director of Public
Relations, Dr. Khoshsirat, Vice-Deputy for Education and Research
, Dr. HNaghavi, Consultant & Senior Lecturer of Queen Mary University
of London, and Dr. Naderi, CEO of Jam Hospital.
On Wednesday 6th
August 2014, the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of the Islamic Republic of Iran
hosted official bodies of IRIMC and the Ministry of Health.
Dr. Sajadi, Director General of
the Department for Iranian Nationals Abroad warmly greeted the official bodies
of the IRIMC and the Ministry of Health addressing the specific scope of
multilateral collaboration between the Ministry of Foreign Affairs, IRIMC, and
the Ministry of Health.
The meeting officially commenced with
the speech of IRIMC Director of International Affairs. Dr. Naghavi highly
appreciated warm welcome of Ministry of Foreign Affairs senior official bodies
and strongly welcomed the new approach of this Ministry regarding cooperation
with the nation's largest independent organization in the field of medicine.
"As the representative of
IRIMC, which is the guardian of professional rights of Iranian health care
professionals, I strongly appreciate that Dr. sajadi ahead of a senior
delegation of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs accepted the official invitation
of IRIMC president due to attend a meeting that was held on Tuesday 14 January
2014 in IRIMC presidential bureau where senior bodies of Medical Council
including Dr. Seyedan, IRIMC President Councilor in International Affairs and
Dr. Ommi, Deputy for Education & Research were present as well. In the
mentioned meeting in which the representatives of the Ministry of Health
attended too, the initial framework has been established through which we can
develop and sustain many positive multilateral activities." She said.
Dr. Naghavi added:"Regarding
Dr. Zali's open minded new visions of leadership in the Medical Council and the
doctrine of the high-ranked bodies of IRIMC International Affairs, Medical
Council aims to build bridges between Iranian health care professionals who
live abroad and their homeland as well as IRIMC."
She remarked that IRIMC
Department of International Affairs has appointed noted & prominent Iranian
health care professionals as IRIMC representatives in the major European
countries & US.
"The representatives serve
as the council's ambassadors with a mission to promote educational and research
cooperation in medical sciences between those countries' institutions and
IRIMC. On the other hand, alongside IRIMC Department of International Affairs,
they would build bridges between Iranian healthcare professionals abroad and
their homeland." Dr. Naghavi said.
"Furthermore IRIMC has put
forward a new scheme due to facilitate registration process in IRIMC for abroad
Iranian health care professionals. On behalf of IRIMC president & senior
officials of International Affairs, I highly appreciate if Iranian Embassies
& Consulates as well as Credential Service of the Ministry of Health
Educational Commission for Iranian Medical & Dental Graduates Abroad assist
us in this matter."She said.
Director of IRIMC International
Affairs explained that the mentioned project which is in line with governmental
international policies not only unites Iranian health care professionals
worldwide, but also enhance national medical & dental sciences.
The delegates of the Ministry of
Health urged to access the database of Iranian Nationals Abroad although highly
welcomed IRIMC's pioneered work in detecting noble Iranian health care
Dr. Sajadi summed up the
discourse and expressed his commitment to advance relations between Ministry of
Foreign Affairs, IRIMC & Ministry of Health mentioning that a thorough
protocol should be set for further cooperation.
"Iranian Embassies &
Consulates around the globe are ready to get integrated in the mentioned
project." He said.
IRIMC and Ministry of health
Delegates highly appreciated Dr. Sajadi's speech and expressed their gratitude
for the hospitality of senior bodies of Ministry of Foreign Affairs and the
opportunity to have such warm and productive discussion.
IRIMC Director of International
Affairs was joined in the meeting by Dr. Shamsi and Dr. Namazi, member of IRIMC
Medical Ethics Committee.
Dr. Shima Naghavi, Director of