12th International Conference on Healthcare Systems & Global Business Issues


History of the Conference

All previous conferences have been extremely successful in fostering relationships between academics, students, and practitioners from fields such as, general business administration, healthcare administration, finance, management, marketing, information management, medicine, nursing, occupational/ physical therapy, pharmacy, dentistry, and education. Participants from many countries including Argentina, Australia, Austria, Brazil, Columbia, India, Kazakhstan, Mexico, Slovakia, Turkey, the UK, and the U.S. have attended previous conferences.

This conference was started by the University of Houston-Clear Lake, Houston, Texas, USA, under the leadership of Dr. Paul T. Bruder. Delegates attending the first conference in May 2000 came from U.S., Mexico, Argentina, Turkey, Slovakia, Spain, and Columbia. Over twenty-five different institutions from the United States were represented at this conference. The collegial environment, the overall cost of attending the conference, as well as the quality of the conference encouraged Baskent University in Turkey to propose hosting the second international conference in Ankara, Turkey in 2002. By this time a strong group of dedicated individuals from numerous institutions had already started talking about a succession plan for the conference.

At the 2002 conference, delegates from Marshall University, University of Wisconsin Milwaukee, and Medical University of Slovakia indicated interest in hosting the conference. During the conference, the delegates also determined that this conference should be help every two years and on the last day of the conference, it was announced that the 3rd, 4th, and 5th conferences would be held in Charleston, WV (2004), Bratislava, Slovakia (2006), and Milwaukee, WI (2008) respectively.  The sixth conference was hosted by Zirve University in Gaziantep, Turkey in October 2010.  In January 2013 Jaipur University in Jaipur, India hosted the seventh conference. The eighth conference was in June 2014 at Harlaxton, followed by a return to Jaipur in 2015. The January 2017 conference was at Kirloskar Institute of Advanced Management Studies in Pune, India. The eleventh conference was hosted by IMS Unison University, Dehradun, India, January 2 – 3, 2018.

The locations and dates of these conferences are summarized below.

Conf. #

Primary Sponsoring Host Institution(s)

Conf. Location


Approx. # of Attendees


Autonomous University of Queretaro, Mexico, andthe University of Houston-Clear Lake, Houston, Texas, USA Queretaro, Mexico May 2000 75


Baskent University, Ankara, Turkey Ankara, Turkey July 2002 100


Marshall University, Charleston, West Virginia, USA Charleston, West Virginia, USA October 2004 250


Medical University of Slovakia, Bratislava, Slovakia, and,University of Scranton, Pennsylvania, USA Bratislava, Slovakia July 2006 75


University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee, Wisconsin, USA Milwaukee, Wisconsin, USA October 2008 175


Zirve University, Gaziantep, Turkey Gaziantep, Turkey October 2010 150


Jaipur National University Jaipur, India January2013 160


Harlaxton College, University of Evansville, Indiana, USA, Study Abroad Location in UK Grantham, UK June 2014 75


Jaipur National University Jaipur, India January 2015 150


Kirloskar Institute of Advanced Management Studies Pune, India January 2017 100


IMS Unison University Dehradun, India January 2018 100

A brief listing of some of the institutions that were represented at past six conferences:

University of Houston-Victoria, Texas USA
Tulane University, Louisiana USA
Jaipur National University INDIA
European University of Lefke Turkish Republic of North Cypress
Trinity University, Texas USA
Trnava University, Slovakia SLOVAKIA
Monmouth University, New Jersey USA
University of Evansville, Indiana USA
University of Houston-Clear Lake, Texas USA
Pennsylvania State University, Pennsylvania USA
Baskent University, Turkey TURKEY
Creighton University, Nebraska USA
Devi Ahilya University, India INDIA
Gazi University, Turkey TURKEY
The Autonomous University of Queretaro, Mexico INDIA
University of Gaziantep, Turkey TURKEY
University of Scranton, Pennsylvania USA
University of the Pacific, California USA
University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee, Wisconsin USA
West Virginia State University, West Virginia USA
Zirve University, Turkey TURKEY
Gazi University, Turkey TURKEY
Clayton State University, Georgia USA
Post Graduate Institute of Medical Education & Research, India INDIA
Baskent, University, Turkey TURKEY
International Neurotrauma Research Institute AUSTRIA
The Autonomous University of Queretaro MEXICO
University of Florida, Florida USA
Washington State University, Washington USA
Marshall University, West Virginia USA
University of North Texas Health Science Center, Texas USA
Ankara University, Turkey TURKEY
The University of Technology, Sydney AUSTRALIA