Professor Eliot SOREL, MD, DLFAPA, Senior Scholar Healthcare Innovation & Policy Research, George Washington University (GWU) School of Medicine & School of Public Health, Founder Conflict Management Section WPA, gave an interview to the GhidCabinet.ro recently in his capacity as President of the “1st International Perinatal TOTAL Health Congress”, 27 – 30 June 2018, Sinaia, Romania.
On this occasion, Professor Eliot SOREL continued his pledge for the necessary adoption of a comprehensive and systematized “Total Health” model ensuring both the sustainability of health systems, and the quality and accessibility of medical services. Answering to questions, Professor Eliot SOREL concluded with the most important ideas that the above mentioned International Congress promotes in the field of perinatal care: “Through this event, we want to convey the importance of the first 1,000 days of life in terms of care. We also want to convey the need to have a trans-disciplinary collaboration, not just at a specialized level. Of course, we need specialties, but there is a need for collaboration between these specialties. We want to implement the integration model that we have developed over the last few years and we have called TOTAL Health-Total Health. Total Health is an integrated approach between family medicine, mental health and other specialties and social services. Based on this model, we want to develop a project. It is about trans-disciplinary collaboration between specialties. The results will be much better in the case of a holistic approach. Besides the medical aspects, we would also have a more efficient use of resources”.
It is well-known that Professor Eliot SOREL is an innovative global health leader, educator, health systems performance expert, and a practicing physician. The most recent of the seven books edited by him is “21st Century Global Mental Health”, his most recent publication being “Translating Scientific Evidence into Global Health Policy”. He was granted the title of “Doctor Honoris Causa” by Carol Davila Medical University (in 2009) and by the University Politehnica of Bucharest (in June 2014), on this last occasion the Ceremony being attended by special Guests such as: Leo M. CHALUPA, Vice President for Research at the George Washington University (charged with overseeing the strategic and operational development of GWU’s rapidly growing research enterprise), Academician Ioanel SINESCU, Rector of Carol Davila University of Medicine and Pharmacy Bucharest, Aurel VAINER (a true symbol both of the Romanian commercial scientific research and of the Romanian Commercial and Industrial Chambers System), Member of Romanian Parliament, Chamber of Deputies, Adrian VIERITA, Former Ambassador to U.S.
It is also worth remembering the opinion of Professor Eliot SOREL published – by the Website of the prestigious Wilson Center (chartered by U.S. Congress as the official memorial to Woodrow Wilson, U.S. nation’s 28th President), well-known for its bridge-building activity between the worlds of academia and public policy – under the title of “America’s Health, Innovation, Technology, and the United States Presidential Election” (http://www.distribution-magazine.eu/americas-health-the-us-presidential-election-eliot-sorel-md-op-ed/).