Dr. Petr Smejkal, chief epidemiologist and infectious disease specialist at the Institute of Clinical and Experimental Medicine (IKEM) in Prague, Czech Republic, visited Hawler Medical University on 9 October 2019. He was accompanied by a delegation from Prague. The delegation was received by the vice presidents of Hawler Medical University and the deans of the College of Medicine and the College of Pharmacy. Issues related to infectious diseases and infection control measures in Kurdistan region were discussed in the meeting.
Later, Dr. Petr Smejkal presented a seminar about the current trends in infection control and prevention with focus on antibiotic resistance to around 60 faculties from the different colleges of Hawler Medical University, including microbiologists, pharmacists, epidemiologists and physicians. The seminar included interactive discussions and a fruitful questions and answers session. The delegation also visited the College of Pharmacy and the College of Health Sciences on the same day.