Programme

“Health Tourism: Engine of the National Economy’s Growth & Turning Greece into a top touristic destination all year long”


DAY 1

Friday, May 26th 2017

17:00 Arrival – Registration

Coordinator: Nikos Plilippidis, Journalist for SKAI



Salutations

  • Bishop Theofilos of Lefkada & Ithaca
  • Giorgos Patoulis, President of Athens Medical Association, President of Central Union of Municipalities and Communities in Greece, President of Global Greek Doctors’ Institute
  • Dionysis Stanitsas, Mayor of Ithaca
  • Panayiotis Kouroumplis, Minister of Shipping and Island Policy
  • Fofi Gennimata, President of PASOK
  • Spyros Galiatsatos, Vice regional director of Ionian Islands
  • Alexandros Parisis, Mayor of Kefalonia, President of District Union of Ionian Islands Union
  • Aphroditi Theopeftatou, MP for Kefalonia & Ithaca
  • Emmanouil Konsolas, ND Shadow Minister for Tourism
  • Christina Staraka, Vice Regional Director for Western Greece
  • Georgios Tziallas, Secretary General for Tourism Policy & Development
  • Panagis Drakoulogonas, Vice-Governor of Kefallonia and Ithaca
  • Spyros Tsintilas, Ithaca Prefect
  • Cristian Grasu, State Secretary Ministry of Health, Romania
  • Bogdan Tomoiaga, State Secretary Ministry of Tourism, Romania


19:00 Table: Health Tourism & Greek Entrepreneurship

Coordinator: Nikos Philippidis, Journalist for SKAI

Speakers:

Giorgos Patoulis, President of Athens Medical Association, President of Central Union of Municipalities and Communities in Greece, President of Global Greek Doctors’ Institute

«International Health Tourism Center»

Charis Damaskos, Vice President of the Attica Regional Council

«Greece on the World Map of Health Tourism. Strategic directions and motivations»

Athansios Martinos, Ship Owner

«Medical Tourism at the Greek Islands»

Nikolaos Moschos, Business Development Director of Athens Medical Group

«Health Tourism, a development tool for Athens Medical Group for the last 15 years»

Alexandros Prinos, President and CEO of Medi Prinou Group

«Primary Health Care Tourism in Hotel Facilities»

Panos Theodorou, Head of Business Development, Division of Small Business of Eurobank

«Medical Tourism: Searching for Ithaca»

Petros Mamalakis, CEO Health Tourism Greece,

«The Health Tourism Hub www.vitabooking.com»

Nicolae Banicioiu, former Health Minister of Romania

Marc Newson, Interim CEO of Greyhound Racing NSW

Dimitrios Arkouzis, Businessman

Antonis Maniadakis, Managing Director of MINOAN LINES

«The development of medicine in Greece through the sea ways»

At 22:00, the Municipality of Ithaca host a dinner in honor of the delegates at the Mentor Hotel in Vathi.

DAY 2

Saturday, May 27th 2017

12:00 Table: Provision of High-End Health Services in Greece

Coordinator: Dimitris Markos, Journalist

Speakers:

Alexandros Prinos, President of Medi Prinou Group

«Standard Medical Practices in the field of cosmetic medicine and walfare»

Konstantinos Pantos, Director of Assisted Fertilisation Unit, Founder of “ATHENS GENESIS” clinic, Secretary General of Hellenic Society of Reproductive Medicine

Nikolaos S. Kouvelas, Ass. Professor of Dentristy in the University of Athens, President of Athens Dental Tourism Cluster, Founder & President of EURODENTICA

«High quality Dentistry in Medical Tourism»

Konstantinos Kouskoukis, Professor of Dermatology – Legal Scientist,

President of the Greek Academy for Thermal Medicine, Scientific Adviser to the Central Union of Municipalities and Communities in Greece, former Vice-Chancellor of Democritus University – former Secr. Gen. of the Ministry of Education, Research & Religion

«Thermal Medicine & Medispa services»

Giorgos Paxinos, Conjoint Scientia Professor of the School of Medical Sciences, UNSW/ Corresponding member of Athens Academy

 «Dementia: Neuropsychological evaluation and delay schedule»

Dr. med. Vasilis Pavlidelis, ENT, Nose – Ear & Facial Plastic Surgery Specialist, “APHRODITE” Surgical Center

«Facial Plastic Surgery: Health & Beauty»

Pavlos Kapsampelis, Coordinator – Director of Surgery in Zakynthos General Hospital, President of Zakynthos Medical Association

«Public Hospitals in Touristic Areas & Health Tourism»

14:00 Table: Presentation: Global Greek Doctors' Institute

Coordinator: Nikos Angelidis, Journalist ERT

Speakers:

Giorgos Patoulis, President of Athens Medical Association, President of Central Union of Municipalities and Communities in Greece, President of Global Greek Doctors’ Institute

Evgenios Koumantakis, Professor, President of the Hellenic Institution for Reproductive Medicine

« Greece as Tourism Health Centre since ancient history»

Haris Vavouranakis, President of Heraklion Medical Association

«From brain drain... to brain gain…»

Skype Connections

Gerasimos Vlasopoulos, Urologist

«Ethacean Health Scientists in the passage of time»

Dr. Zoe Vlamaki, General & Breast Surgeon, London

15:30 Table: Greece at the center of academic scientific developments. The role of the Diaspora.

Coordinator: Aimilia Stathakou, Reporter for Real News/ Real FM/ NEWS

Speakers:

Giorgos Kreatsas, Professor of Obstetrics – Gynecology

«Hydrotherapy. Prevention of maternity & gynecological problems»

Giorgos Zografos, George K. Zografos MD. PhD., F.A.C.S. Professor of Surgery

Vice Rector of National and Kapodistrian University of Athens Chairman - 1st Department of Propaedeutic Surgery Faculty of Medicine, National and Kapodistrian University of Athens Hippokration General Hospital of Athens

«Greek Scientists of the Diaspora in international fora»

Stefanos Geroulanos, Professor of Surgery & History of Medicine, President of the International Hippocratic Institution

«Medical Conferences in Greece: Is there still hope for them to return?»

Ronit Kochman Haimov, Pr. Obstetrics & Gynecology Hadassah Hebrew Jerusalem, «Εthics of Fertility treatments across the Border, the Israeli view»

EleftheriaKrikeli, Director of Α’ Pathologic Clinic of “Mitera” General Hospital

«Sun, Sea and Health. Medical treatments from antiquity to today»

17:00 Table: Health Tourism & Regional Administration

Coordinator: Konstantinos Zach. Koufakis, Publisher ΠΟΛΗ+ΠΟΛΙΤΙΚΗ, epoli.gr

Speakers:

Giorgos Patoulis, President of Athens Medical Association, President of Central Union of Municipalities and Communities in Greece, President of Global Greek Doctors’ Institute

«Re-introducing Greece and the Greeks»

Constantine Constantinides, M.D, Ph.D. Director, healthCare cybernetics

«Health Tourism Destination Creation and Management – Greece as the International Exemplar»

Evangelos Kekatos, Deputy Mayor of Health & Welfare Tourism of Kefallonia Municipality

Thomas Roussis, Mayor of Oropos

18:30 Conclusions – End of Activities

Giorgos Patoulis, President of Athens Medical Association, President of Central Union of Municipalities and Communities in Greece, President of Global Greek Doctors’ Institute