For Immediate Release 
Further information: Contact Joseph Giomboni 
Public Relations Office, (570) 208-5957  

July 1, 2016 - The Healthcare Management Department of King’s College and of Gümüşhane University in Turkey will offer diverse seminars, oral paper presentations, and renowned keynote speakers on current national and international healthcare trends as part of the Second International Healthcare Management Conference from Oct. 11-14 on the College’s campus in Wilkes-Barre. 

Titled “Local Healthcare Services & Global Perspectives,” the conference is designed for healthcare professionals, policymakers, researchers, academicians, and students. 

The conference will focus on creating reliable and improving healthcare systems through the effective implementation of healthcare management across a number of critical areas, including payment reforms, healthcare ethics, medical management information systems, and global population health management.

Conference keynote speakers include Deborah L. Rice-Johnson, President of Highmark Health Plan; health economics and policy expert Dr. Douglas Angus, full professor in the Telfer School of Management at the University of Ottawa in Canada; and Dr. F. Daniel Davis, Director of Bioethics at Geisinger Health System. 

Last year’s conference was held at Gümüşhane University, and featured over 120 participants from 12 different countries, including Denmark, Greece, Iran, Nigeria, Saudi Arabia, United States and Turkey. 

The deadline for abstracts/papers is July 31. For more information on the healthcare conference or to register, please visit the website http://ihmc2016kingscollege.gumushane.edu.tr.

Further information can also be obtained by contacting Dr. Fevzi Akinci, Associate Dean of the William G. McGowan School of Business and Director of Health Care Administration at King’s College, at (570) 208-5981 or e-mail fevziakinci@kings.edu.

Deborah L. Rice-Johnson, President of Highmark Health Plan

Dr. Douglas Angus, full professor in the Telfer School of Management at the University of Ottawa in Canada

Dr. F. Daniel Davis, Director of Bioethics at Geisinger Health System