Prof.Perran Boran, MD, PhD
Perran Boran, is a professor of Pediatrics at the Marmara University, School of Medicine, and earned her PhD degree on Social Pediatrics. She is the founder and division chief of Social Pediatrics, and also chairs the department of Pediatrics at her university. She is giving lectures on well child visits, breastfeeding counselling, feeding, sudden infant death, early childhood sleep, child rights, child abuse and neglect. She is also the founder of the pediatric sleep outpatient clinic, where children aged between 0 to 3 years, who have behavioral insomnia were assessed, at the Ministry of Health Marmara University Pendik Research and Training Hospital.
She has completed, and ongoing projects on sleep in children, funded by the university. She translated a programme, called Thinking Healthy, developed by the congress’ invited international speaker Prof Atif Rahman and adopted by the World Health Organization. The programme has been designed for the management of peripartum depression in primary care. The Turkish version of the book has been printed by the Marmara University Press. This year, she starts accepting students for the doctoral programme on Social Pediatrics, she has opened at Marmara University Institute of Health Sciences. Her areas of interest are early childhood behavioral sleep problems, and peripartum depression. She had her training for behavioral insomnia of childhood at Australia, and training for Acceptance and Commitment therapy both at Australia and Spain.