Meeting Agenda

Final Program

Friday, 9 May 2014
08:30Registration
09:00 - 10:00Welcome Addresses
Mr. Vlastarakos Michalis, President, Hellenic Medical Association

Mr. Adonis Georgiadis, Minister of Health

Opening Lectures:

  • International Operational Actions of the Hellenic Ministry of Health, Papanoti V. [Presentation]

  • The Longevity in the Global Context, (p.p. Stefanadis Ch.) Lazaros G. [Presentation]

10:00 - 12:30Round Table:
National Health Operations Centers: Interoperability in the European Union


Chairmen: Bonatsos G., Kostopoulos N., Michos N.


  • National Health Operations Center: Structure, Operation & Mission, Efstathiou P.[Presentation]

  • Civil Protection Operation Centre. Special Health Operations, Anastopoulos P.[Presentation]

  • The Implementation of 1082/2013 EU Decision on Serious Cross - Border Threats to Health, Sion J. - L.[Presentation]

  • EU Member - States Representatives

    • Structure and Organization of Health Security Services in Sweden, Wallensten A.[Presentation]

    • Public Health Emergency Preparedness & Response in Belgium, Tsachoua L.[Presentation]

    • The Role of thevPermanent Coordination Group at the National Institute of Public Health, Caksv Jager N.[Presentation]

    • Health Emergency Preparedness in Lithuania, Gailius V.[Presentation]

    • The Public Health Emergency Operations Centre in Portugal: from Early Detection to Response to National and International Threats, Santos C.[Presentation]

    • Strategy for the Development of the Emergency Aid in the Republic of Bulgaria 2014-2020, Dobrev D.[Presentation]



12:45 - 14:00 Round Table:
Acute Public Health Events, Operational Planning - Management in a Time of Crisis


Chairmen: Kourea - Kremastinou J., Vakalis N., Karageorgos G.

  • Acute Public Health Events. The Hellenic Center for Disease Control and Prevention Experience, Papadimitriou Th.

  • Travel Medicine - A Cross - Border Issue. Operational Planning & Response, Rosenberg Th.[Presentation]

  • Poliomyelitis. A Forgotten Disease or an Emerging Threat?, Karageorgou K.[Presentation]

  • Emergency Operation Centre of the Hellenic Center for Disease Control and Prevention: Structure, Operations & Actions, Iliopoulos D.[Presentation]

14:00 - 14:20 ICT Infrastructure & Services for Health, Antonopoulos L.
14:20 - 15:15 Break
15:15 - 16:30Special Lectures:

Chairmen: Machairas G., Gaga M., Vlachogianni G.


  • Passive Smoking and Human Rights Bechrakis P.[Presentation]

  • The Economic Impact of Accidents on Health Care Systems, Sapkas G.[Presentation]

  • Sustainability of the Greek Health Care System, Frouzis K.[Presentation]

  • VIP in Travel. Operational Planning of Medical Care, Hatzigeorgiou D.[Presentation]

  • Team Approach in Disease Management, Karabinis A.[Presentation]


16:30 - 18:00 Round Table:
Health Emergency Management at non-EU countries


Chairmen: Linou A. [Intervention], Raidou F., Moschovis S.


  • The Global Need for Health Care Networking, Kotis T.[Presentation]

  • Developing Public Health Emergency Operations Network (EOC-NET), Li J.[Presentation]

  • Environmental Hazards - Public Health in Countries Outside the European Union. Tha Case of the Black Sea, Dimadama Z.[Presentation]

  • Acute Public Health Events at non-EU Countries, Gorossis K.[Presentation]

  • Non - EU Countries Representatives


    • Structure and Organization of Health Security Services in Albania, Riepaj K.

    • Structure and Organization of Health Security Services in the Republic of Srpska, Bosnia & Herzegovina, Bogdanic D.[Presentation]



Saturday, 10 May 2014
09:00 - 11:00 Round Table:
Emergencies, Mass Casualties: Interoperability of the Health Sector in the European Union


Chairmen: Papaefstathiou N., Kokkalakis A., Salteri P.


  • The WHO Europe EOC in the UN - city Copenhagen - a Regional Hub for Health Crisis Management, Rockenschaub G.[Presentation]

  • Emergencies - Massive Casualties. General Secretariat for Civil Protection - Operational Planning, Patsioti N.[Presentation]

  • Massive Casualties After Environmental Maritime Accident in the Mediterranean Sea Region. Operational Medical Planning, Karabinis A., Kyprianou Th.[Presentation]

  • Operational Planning of Health Services, Olympic Games “Athens 2004”, Manolidou Z.[Presentation]

  • Health Services Operational Planning of Special Olympics World Summer Games “Athens 2011”, Mandi P.[Presentation]

11:00 - 11:30Break
11:30 - 13:00 Round Table:
Health Management of Immigrants - Cross-border Health Threats


Chairmen: Papadimitriou Th., Efstathiou P., Bebi M.


  • Health Coverage of Detention Centers and Preliminary Reception Centers of Illegal Immigrants in Greece, Efstathiou P.[Presentation]

  • Public Health Benefits of Screening for Infectious Diseases Among Newly Arrived Migrants in the EU/EEA. Preliminary Report of the Experts Meeting of the Hellenic Center for Disease Control and Prevention & ECDC, Baka A.[Presentation]

  • Healthcare Management of Immigrants. Case Study: Malaria, Tseroni M.[Presentation]

  • Illegal Immigrants. An Intercultural Phenomenon, Colombani J.-D.[Presentation]

  • The International Organization for Migration (IOM) Experience, Samuilova M.[Presentation]

13:00 - 13:30 Lecture
Haemoglobinopathies on the Move: Is Europe ready?, (p.p. Eleftheriou A.), Cannon L.[Presentation]
13:30 - 14:30Break
14:30 - 15:30 Round Table:
Acute Public Health Events: Economic and Social Proportions


Chairmen: Hatzakis A., Avgerinos A., Leptokaridou G.


  • Successful Implementation of the Program to Control HIV/AIDS in Intravenous Drug Users in Athens: “ARISTOTEL Program”, Hatzakis A.[Presentation]

  • The Economics of Prevention and Policies Against Communicable Diseases, Yfantopoulos J.

  • The Need for Redefining Healthcare Systems: the Role of Innovative Medicine, Alexandrakis E.[Presentation]

15:30 - 17:00 Round Table:
Health Stock Piles


Chairmen: Tountas I., Kalokairinou A., Thireos E.


  • Health Stock Piles. National Central Planning, Kyrlesi A.[Presentation]

  • Immediate Supply of Pharmaceuticals in Emergency Situations. Operational Planning, Tsagkari E.[Presentation]

  • Joint Procurement Agreement for Medical Countermeasures. State of Play, Sion J. - L.[Presentation]

  • The Greek Pharmaceutical Industry in a European Context, Katsos V.

  • Globalization and Pharmaceutical Production, Pentafragas V.[Presentation]

17:00 - 18:00 Special Lectures

Chairmen: Efstathiou P., Kouroupaki E., Papageorgiou N.


  • Health’s Sector Development Opportunities for Greek Economy. An Input - Output Analysis, Μelachrinos P., Lorentzos A.[Presentation]

  • The Significance of the Commander’s Post in a Healthcare Unit Under the Light of the Current Economic, Social and Legislative Conjuncture, Striberis A.[Presentation]

18:00Remarks - Conclusions


  • Health Emergency Management in the EU. Challenges of Today - Pathways of Tomorrow, Efstathiou P., Tsekoura A.[Presentation]


Closing Ceremony

Mrs Makri Zeta, Deputy Minister of Health