The USERN Congress and 

USERN Prize Awarding Festival

USERN 2018

November 10th, 2018

Followed by Post PID Course(November 11-14, 2018)

Reggio Calabria, Italy

Hosted by the Universita Mediterranea of Reggio Calabria

Organized by Universal Scientific Education and Research Network (USERN)

and European School of Genetic Medicine (ESGM)

USERN President: From Inspiration for USERN Initiation to USERN Congress Development

During all these years, starting as a junior medical student and researcher, and then as a faculty member, I often wondered, what makes a perfect researcher, a perfect teacher, a mentor, or a leader? Realizing that none of these would make me a perfect human, was one of the most important discoveries of my life.

As one dives deep into his own scientific field, interacting with his colleagues, and joining educational and research groups, we realize how high we've built the walls around ourselves, and those who share the same interests as us. We learn not to resist invaders into our territories and to think and behave as affiliates of a certain virtue.

Art, Medicine, Plants, Mathematics, and Astronomy, are all parts of the heritage of ancient, true pioneers of knowledge. The enormity of this prodigious legacy can only reach its true potential when these segments, reunite as a whole and into knowledge without borders. It is undeniable that science today, is unintentionally mistaken for a line to draw boundaries with, a weapon to display power, or a rule to rank orders. We believe that the golden key to this reconciliation, is by the hands of the scientist themselves, by the hands of artists, mathematicians, and by the hands of anyone who has an ability to share what they know, for the greater good.

The USERN has been established with the main purpose of peaceful and humanitarian promotion of education and research, universally. It comprises of top 1% scientists in all scientific fields as the advisory board members who would manage and supervise the educational and research programs in their field of speciality. There are about 300 top scientists, including fourteen Nobel/Abel Laureates, among the advisory board members of USERN.

The theme of the Congress will be “Science without borders”, emphasizing the important role of multidisciplinary studies without geographical borders! Therefore, different aspects of science have been covered in the scientific program, which would be presented by top scientists worldwide. In the meantime, the gathering of senior and junior scientists in the context of USERN Congress would be a forward step in eliminating the age and level borders of science. Not only the senior scientists but also junior students would get the chance to present their experiences in science within USERN Congress in the context of “Junior Talks”. The concept of USERN Congress has been supported by more than 100 scientific centres and universities so far.

Importantly and beyond the Nobel goal of USERN Congress in scientific promotions, USERN Prize has been also established in order to identify the most talented qualified junior scientists in all areas of science, who have devoted their times to science promotion and performed outstanding scientific projects so far! The bests of bests in each field will be awarded each year to be distinguished to the scientific world and to be acknowledged for their humanitarian efforts. The USERN Prize Awarding Festival will be held annually on November 10th, the Global Day of science for Peace and Development.

Respecting the USERN slogan of “Science Without Borders” and in order to eliminate the geographical border of science, the USERN Congress and Prize Awarding Festival is to be held annually hosted by a scientific centre worldwide. Proudly, to date, we have organized the 1st and 2nd USERN Congresses in Iran (Tehran) and Ukraine (Kharkiv) respectively; both highly welcomed by international academic population.

 Highly welcomed by more than 1200 participants and hosted by Tehran University of Medical Sciences (TUMS), the 1st Congress newborn USERN was held between November 8th-10th 2016, in Tehran, Iran. The details are available at USERN 2016

Hosted by our great and hospitable Ukrainian colleagues, the 2nd USERN Congress and Prize Awarding Festival was held in Kharkiv, Ukraine, which was hosted by 4 great universities in Kharkiv including Kharkiv National Medical University, Karazin Kharkiv National University, Kharkiv Polytechnic University, and the National University of Pharmacy. Excitingly, this year’s congress was concurrent with the 3rd International Festival of Paintings for Pediatric Patients (IFPPP) which hosted the winners of the festival in 5 age groups. The details of this socio-scientific event are available at USERN 2017

Coming up next, the 3rd USERN Congress and Prize Awarding Festival will be held on November 10th, 2018 in the beautiful city of Reggio Calabria, Italy. Hosted by the Universita Mediterranea of Reggio Calabria and supported by European School of Genetic Medicine (ESGM), this year’s congress will be followed by a 4-day post-congress course on Primary Immunodeficiency Diseases (PID). Extremely hoping this congress and educational course be highly advantageous for juniors, more details are available at USERN 2018

And, as the final words, I invite you all to join us this year, in the 3rd USERN Congress and Prize Awarding Festival which will be followed by a post-congress PID School in Reggio Calabria, Italy: Registration and Abstract Submission


Nima Rezaei, MD, PhD

USERN Founding President

For more information regarding USERN congress 2018, please visit the following page: USERN 2018; also the Official Website of USERN Congress 2018 and Post Congress PID Course

For more information regarding previous USERN congresses, please visit the following pages:

USERN 2016

USERN 2017