Transfusion Medicine: Current challenges in blood safety and quality of blood in emergencies – Institute of Public Health, ACG

Transfusion Medicine: Current challenges in blood safety and quality of blood in emergencies – Institute of Public Health, ACG

The Institute of Public Health (IPH), The American College of Greece, organized an online event about the Blood safety and quality of blood in emergencies on Wednesday, March 17, 2021. The event featured a presentation by Constantina Politis, Associate Professor of Medicine, National and Kapodistrian University of Athens, Haematologist, Scientific Advisor of the Hellenic National Public Health Organization (EODY) and the Coordinating Haemovigilance Centre and Surveillance of Transfusion (SKAEM). Prof. […]

Work-family balance: seeking solutions for the declining birth rate in Greec

Work-family balance: seeking solutions for the declining birth rate in Greec

The socio-economic impact of reduced birth rates in Greece, along with their causes, challenges and solutions were at the center of the panel discussion organized by the ACG – Institute of Public Health in collaboration with the NGO HOPEgenesis and with the support of the ACG Office of Public Affairs, on Thursday, February 25, 2021. The event featured Deputy Minister for Health, Zoe Rapti, UNESCO Goodwill Ambassador and Founder/President of […]

SARS-CoV-2 and smoking

SARS-CoV-2 and smoking

Smoking is associated with COVID-19, by enabling the spreading of the virus and making the human organism more susceptible to the virus. Use of tobacco and novel tobacco products increases: hand – mouth contact by 200 times/day hand contact with potentially infectious objects (cigarette packet, lighter, ash trays, vaping devices…) makes the use of face mask problematic impairs the respiratory system defence mechanisms leads to frequent bronchial and lung infections […]

Greece has achieved an impressive smoking decline during the last decade

Greece has achieved an impressive smoking decline during the last decade

Press Release of the Experts Committee of the Ministry of Health for Tobacco Control According to the Hellenic Statistical Authority data*, an impressive smoking decrease has been documented in Greece during the decade 2009-2019. More specifically, in September 2019 smoking prevalence among adult population was 24.9% for daily smokers (more than one cigarette per day) and 3.7% for occasional smokers (less than 7 cigarettes per week). A comparison of three […]

Education & preventive measures to avoid severe accidents in children and adolescents – Institute of Public Health, ACG

Education & preventive measures to avoid severe accidents in children and adolescents – Institute of Public Health, ACG

The Institute of Public Health (IPH), The American College of Greece, organized an online event about the education and preventive measures to avoid severe accidents in children and adolescents on Wednesday, January 20, 2021. The event featured a presentation by Anastassios Hatzis, Pediatric Intensivist, Former PICU Director “Agia Sofia” Children’s Hospital, Athens, Greece. Did you know that accident-related injuries are the leading cause of children’s death in developed countries, including […]

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 […]