Turkish Neonatal Society, is a non-governmental organization, established to accelerate the professional development of medical staff working in the field of Neonatology in Turkey. The primary aims of Turkish Neonatal Society are to inform families of newborns, to raise social awareness by prevention of neonatal diseases and to follow up recent developments in the diagnosis and treatment of neonates. After the first establishment at Hacettepe University in 1989, many educational activities have been carried out with publications. Therefore, it gained attention in the social field, Neonatology Society has continued to work in cooperation with other associations as a member of the Coordination Board of the Turkish National Union of Experts.
On July 15, 1998, the society was named as “Turkish Neonatal Society” by the decision of the Council of Ministers. With this decision, Turkish Neonatal Society, that aims to reduce the neonatal deaths and keep them alive without any sequela in Turkey, has gained the right to become a national association and to represent Turkey in the field of neonatology with Turkish Neonatal Society’s own neonatologists.
Turkish Neonatal Society organize several educative panels, courses, regional meetings and establish several guidelines. These guidelines have been followed closely by the doctors who serve as neonatal health care professionals all over Turkey. Turkish Neonatal Society also provides collaboration with other scientific societies that are closely in cooperation with Neonatology to organize educational meetings and establish common protocols. Turkish Neonatal Society pioneers to provide technical infrastructure and establish several multicenter studies in the neonatology area. It also encourage all clinical and experimental work in the field of neonatology by giving prizes to several papers, research projects and articles every year. Turkish Neonatal Society grants scholarships to three succesful members each year to have observership in other countries. With all these activities, Turkish Neonatal Society aims to increase the knowledge and experience of its members and to provide standardized high quality health services in the field of neonatology Therefore, Turkish Neonatal Society works in close cooperation with the health authority for every scientific activity. Turkish Neonatal Society also organize informative and gathering meetings such as World Prematurity Day in which they come together with the families.
The mission of Turkish Neonatal Society is to facilitate all Neonatology Services in clinical practice, education, research and professional development areas in Turkey in an excellent manner.
To promote Turkey to be one of the leading societies in the field of neonatology in the world.
President of Turkish Neonatology Society, Professor Esin Koç, MD
Prof Esin Koç,MD, was born in 1962 in Izmir and graduated from TED College Ankara in 1980 and Hacettepe University Faculty of Medicine. After her compulsory service in Ordu, she had specialized in Child Health and Diseases in Dr. Sami Ulus Children’s Hospital.
After she completed her neonatology fellowship in Ankara University Faculty of Medicine in between 1991 and 1994, she worked at the University of Graz in 1994, and at the Johns Hopkins Hospital in 1995.
Mrs. Koç became associate professor in Gazi University Faculty of Medicine, Department of Child Health and Diseases in 1997 and professor in 2002. Professor Koç, who was a member of Faculty of Medicine Board of Gazi University, published more than 200 national and international articles.
Prof. Koç served as the General Secretary of Turkish Neonatal Society between 2010 and 2015, and has been serving as the President of Turkish Neonatal Society since May 2015. She is currently working as Executive Committee Member of Union of European Neonatal and Perinatal Societies (UENPS), Executive Committee Member of World Academy of Perinatal Medicine (WAPM) and member of European Academy of Perinatal Medicine (EAPM) Special Interest Group of Preterm Birth.
Executive Board Members of Turkish Neonatal Society:
Prof. Dr. Esin Koç
Prof. Dr. Mehmet Vural
Prof. Dr. Ahmet Yağmur Baş
Prof. Dr. Ömer Erdeve
Prof. Dr. Merih Çetinkaya
Prof. Dr. Nuray Duman
Prof. Dr. Nejat Narlı
Board Of Auditors
Prof. Dr. Ercan Kırımi
Prof. Dr. Erdal Taşkın
Doç. Dr. Servet Özkiraz
Prof. Dr. Olcay Oran
Prof. Dr. Mehmet Satar
Prof. Dr. Nilgün Kültürsay