4th General Assembly Press Release

Preamble The Global Healthcare Travel Council (GHTC) 4th Annual General Assembly Meeting (AGAM) was convened on 7 April 2018 – in Antalya, Turkey – during the 2nd Hestourex World Health Sport Tourism Congress & Exhibition – http://hestourex.com/ (5 – 8 April 2018).

Delegates and Countries represented

The 51 Delegates who participated in the deliberations of the General Assembly Meeting were fully hosted (air tickets, transfers, hotel accommodation and meals) by the Turkish Healthcare Travel Council.

24 countries were represented.


During the 4th GHTC Annual General Assembly Meeting, the following members, having been nominated prior to the meeting, were duly elected to the posts indicated:

Mr. Ruslan Guliyev (Azerbaijan) – President Dr. Miljenko Bura (Croatia) – Vice President Prof. Otar Gerzmava (Georgia) – Vice President Mr. Lutz Lungwitz (Germany) – Vice President Dr. Alekh Sharma (India) – Vice President Mr. Rifat Badawi Al-Masri (Jordan) – Vice President Dr. Ahmet Savasan (N. Cyprus) – Vice President

The following were re-elected to the posts already held:

Dr. Constantine Constantinides (Greece) – Secretary General Mr. Yunus Gurkan (Turkey) Supervisory Board President


The General Assembly appointed the following to the posts indicated:

Mr. Jeyhun Ashurov (Azerbaijan) – 1st Deputy Secretary General Dr. Michael Adams (Romania) 2nd Deputy Secretary General

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