Welcome Message from the International Adviser,
Prof. Dr. Ming-Kai CHIN
As the Founder/President of The Foundation for Global Community Health (GCH) and an International
Adviser of Istanbul Euro-Asia Health and Wellness Forum 2022 (IEAHWF 2022), and on behalf of the
Prof. Dr. Giyasettin Demirhan, Head of Department of Physical Education and Sport Teaching,
Hacettepe University and his Organizing Committee, I have great pleasure in welcoming you to this
historical Forum to promote health and wellness in Euro-Asia in Istanbul, Turkey.
IEAHWF 2022 is organized by Hacettepe University in partnership with GCH in Istanbul, Turkey from
10-12 February, 2022 with the theme “Health and Well-Being: Euro-Asia and Global Perspective.” This
forum will address health and well-being while focusing on the linkage with the United Nations
Sustainable Development Goals (UNSDG 17), especially Goal #3 Health and Well-Being; Goal #4
Quality Education and Goal #11 Sustainable Cities and Communities (Smart Cities).
Economic growth and co-operation between Europe and Asia has in recent years grown rapidly
causing enhanced quality of life for citizens in these global regions a primary concern. Developing an
interdisciplinary approach to encourage academic institutions, professional organizations, schools,
communities, and cities to translate health and wellness from theory into practice is critical for future
success. Linking human investment and financial resources in health and wellness is essential for
continued economic growth. We expect 74 local and International Distinguished Invited Delegates
(DID) with interdisciplinary expertise in health and wellness and over 40 countries/regions to join this
forum. A consensus statement on future directions and implementation of UNSDG for Goals #3, 4 & 11
for Euro-Asia will be prepared to provide guidance for current and future strategy development.
Istanbul is a magical meeting place between the East and West and is considered to be one of the
oldest cities of the world with cultural diversity. While in Istanbul, take time to enjoy a visit to the many
museums both ancient and modern, enjoy dinning of Ottoman cuisine and a visit to the Grand Bazaar
where you can have a sip of a Turkish tea.
I am looking forward to personal greeting you in the beautiful, amazing and exciting Istanbul in Feb
In anticipation of our shared discovery,