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Behrooz Astaneh

Council Title: 
Elected Council member

Behrooz Astaneh is currently the Editor-in-Chief of the Iranian Journal of Medical Sciences (IJMS). After a medical degree from Shiraz University of Medical Sciences in Iran, he started his career in medical journalism by working as the executive editor of the IJMS. He then studied medical journalism at the University of Westminster in London and graduated with first degree honours in 2006. He has also had some work placements at the BMJ and The Lancet during his study in London. In his return to Iran, he continued his career as the deputy editor of the IJMS.

He is the founder of the first Master of Science course of medical journalism in Iran and has presented more than 300 workshops on various aspects of medical journalism for regional editors and faculty members and presented COPE in those workshops as a COPE ambassador. He is an active member of WAME and Eastern Mediterranean Association of Medical Editors (EMAME) and is one of the visiting editors of the BMJ since September 2009. He is also Vice-President of the Iranian Society of Medical Journal Editors.