The role of circadian rythm in metabolic disorders – Institute of Public Health, ACG

The role of circadian rythm in metabolic disorders – Institute of Public Health, ACG

An online event about the circadian rhythm and the role it plays in metabolic disorders was organized by the Institute of Public Health, The American College of Greece, on Wednesday, December 16, 2020. The event featured a presentation by Melpomeni Peppa, Professor of Endocrinology at the National & Kapodistrian University of Athens and Director of Endocrine and Bone Metabolic Disorders Unit at the 2nd Department of Internal Medicine Propaedeutic Research Institute […]

World HIV Day

World HIV Day

HIV & AIDS The Human Immunodeficiency Virus (HIV) is a retrovirus originating from the chimpanzee Simian Immunodeficiency Virus ( SIV) that initially passed to humans  who were exposed to infected chimpanzee blood, while hunting them in central Africa, as early as in late 1800’s. Since then, the virus spread across and out of Africa over a course of almost 2 centuries. It was in 1981 that the first case was […]

Vaccinations for Children & Adolescents – Institute of Public Health, ACG

Vaccinations for Children & Adolescents – Institute of Public Health, ACG

An online event about the vaccinations of children and adolescents, was organized by the Institute of Public Health (IPH), The American College of Greece, on Wednesday, November 11, 2020, featuring presentation by Maria Theodoridou, Professor Emeritus of Pediatrics, National & Kapodistrian University of Athens and Chair of the Hellenic National Vaccination Committee, in the context of the 6th Series of Lectures, 2020-2021. As Prof. Theodoridou presented, approximately two hundred new […]

Road Traffic Accidents in Greece – Institute of Public Health, ACG

Road Traffic Accidents in Greece – Institute of Public Health, ACG

An online event about the serious problem of the road traffic accidents in Greece, was organized by the Institute of Public Health, The American College of Greece on Wednesday, October 21, 2020, featuring presentations by Eleftherios Oikonomou, Deputy Minister of Citizens’ Protection and Panagiotis Behrakis, Pulmonologist – Intensivist, Director, Institute of Public Health – The American College of Greece, in the context of the 6th Series of Lectures, 2020-2021. A […]

COVID-19 Pandemic: Second Wave_Online Round Table Discussion_7.10.2020

COVID-19 Pandemic: Second Wave_Online Round Table Discussion_7.10.2020

The opening lecture of the 6th Series of Lectures, organized annually by the Institute of Public Health, American College of Greece. The Discussion will be held in greek and will be broadcasted live via: https://www.livemedia.gr/secondcovid the SMOKEFREEGREECE Facebook page the Institute of Public Health-ACG channel on YouTube Lectures are credited by the Pan-Hellenic Medical Association for continuing medical education (CME-CPD credits) and by the Hellenic Regulatory Body of Nurses (Ε.Ν.Ε) […]

6th Series of Lectures – Institute of Public Health, ACG

6th Series of Lectures – Institute of Public Health, ACG

The Institute of Public Health of the American College of Greece has released their 2020-2021 program for the 6th Series of Lectures on Public Health. Every month, scientists and academics will share the most up-to-date information on current and emerging health topics. The lectures are of interest to healthcare professionals but also to the public who will benefit from information on how to prevent disease through healthy practices. The 6th […]

Athens is applauded by WHO in protecting vulnerable communities due to COVID19!

Athens is applauded by WHO in protecting vulnerable communities due to COVID19!

“These very harsh times have taught us that the best outcome always comes with collaboration and consistent efforts. When city and civil society join efforts, the result is more than fruitful, as together we can open an ever-safer umbrella towards marginalized populations. In this battle against time, no one is to be left behind” Kostas Bakoyannis An article published by WHO distinguishes Athens among the members of “The Partnership for […]

World No Tobacco Day 2020_Online Discussion 27.5.2020

World No Tobacco Day 2020_Online Discussion 27.5.2020

On the occasion of the World No Tobacco Day 2020, the Institute of Public Health, The American College of Greece and the Institute of Scientific Research of the Panhellenic Medical Association co-organize an Online Discussion, entitled “Education for a smokefree generation”. Wednesday, May 27th, 2020 at 19:00 Watch online via www.livemedia.gr/smokefree20 Live broadcast in our Facebook page SMOKEFREEGREECE Moderated by Panagiotis Behrakis, Pulmonologist-Intencivist, Director, Institute of Public Health, ACG Haris […]

Hellenic Thoracic Society: Suspended lung functions tests due to COVID-19

Hellenic Thoracic Society: Suspended lung functions tests due to COVID-19

The George D. Behrakis Research Lab in line with the shelter at home order and to ensure the safety of both patients and personnel, has proactively suspended the performance of lung function tests since 13 March 2020. As of May 11, 2020, the Hellenic Thoracic Society has issued the following statement (in greek) regarding lung function testing under the Covid-19 pandemic. The members of the Hellenic Thoracic Society are advised […]