Ukrainian postgraduate academy awards honorary degree to Korkud Demirel
Korkud Demirel receives his honorary professorship
The P.L. Shupyk National Medical Academy of Postgraduate Education (NMAPE) in Kiev (Ukraine) has awarded the title of “Honorary Professor of NMAPE” to Korkud Demirel, the former EFP president and chair of the EFP’s undergraduate education committee.
The Ukrainian Society of Periodontology said that this was the first time that this higher-education institution had awarded an honorary professorship to an academic in dentistry.
Prof Demirel, who is professor of periodontology at the University of Istanbul and was chair of the EFP’s Perio Master Clinic 2017 in Malta, has taken part in various international conferences organised by the NMAPE’s department of therapeutic dentistry and the Ukrainian Society of Periodontology.
As well as giving lectures, he held master classes and hands-on surgical training focused on surgical techniques for treating periodontal diseases.
The Ukrainian Society of Periodontology said: “All his lectures attracted a great deal of interest among doctors – including professors, docents, assistants, doctors of dental clinics –as well as many young people, including graduate students, clinical interns, intern doctors, and students. Our congratulations to Professor Korkud Demirel and we express our hope for the continuation of our co-operation.”
“This is a great honour as well as a responsibility for future commitment, both personally and institutionally,” said Prof Demirel.