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 […]

Institute of Public Health, ACG: Online Round Table Discussion_COVID-19 Pandemic

Institute of Public Health, ACG: Online Round Table Discussion_COVID-19 Pandemic

Adjusted to the new circumstances, we resume, modified, the 5th Series of Lectures on Public Health that was ceased, since we adhere to social distance measures and #stayathome. Under these circumstances, we organize an online Round Table Discussion entitled “COVID-19 Pandemic” taking place on the 10th April 2020 at 18:30. The President of the Hellenic National Public Health Organization (EODY), Mr Panagiotis Arkoumaneas, will address the event. Professor Panagiotis Behrakis, […]

New publication by the SMOKEFREEGREECE team!

New publication by the SMOKEFREEGREECE team!

Sheltered at home hoping to soon resume into our normal lives, we are remotely keeping up with our research and everyday work. We, at the Lab and IPH are proud and excited to announce that our review article entitled “A Systematic Literature Review of E-Cigarette-Related Illness and Injury: Not Just for the Respirologist” was published today in the International Journal of Enviromental Research and Public Health. The full manuscript can […]

COVID-19 updated outbreak status and useful information

COVID-19 updated outbreak status and useful information

An updated report with useful information for the 2019-nCoV outbreak, from the Institute of Public Health, ACG and the George D. Behrakis Research Lab, HCS (March 5th, 2020) Coronaviruses are a family of viruses that mainly affect the respiratory system. The severity of illness they cause ranges from a common cold to very serious and even fatal respiratory infections. Symptoms include cough, shortness of breath and high fever, whereas in […]

Volunteers (aged 16-24 years old) needed to participate in a research study!

Volunteers (aged 16-24 years old) needed to participate in a research study!

Volunteers needed to participate in a research study for normal lung functioning measurements, by the George D. Behrakis Research Lab Lasting about an hour, measurements include: Questionnaire on your health history, diet, exercise and smoking patterns (if any) Anthropometric measurements including height and chest measurements Tests that are done using simple instructions (eg Spirometry Testing) Volunteers Characteristics: Caucasians, residents of Attica (Greece) Aged between 16-24 years old Healthy, with clear […]

Basic information on coronaviruses

Basic information on coronaviruses

Basic information on coronaviruses and recommended ways to protect ourselves, by the Institute of Public Health, ACG are a family of viruses that mainly affect the respiratory system. The severity of illness they cause ranges from a common cold to very serious and even fatal respiratory infections. Symptoms include cough, shortness of breath and high fever, whereas in some severe cases and depending on the virus strain, pneumonia, severe acute […]