The President and the Committee of the Hellenic Medical Society UK had the immense pleasure of meting the Health Minister of Greece Dr Andreas Xanthos in a work dinner organized by the Greek Ambassador Mr Dimitris Karamisos-Tziras in the Ambassador’s House on Monday the 8th of October. Representation from other health professional organizations was present like the World Health Biomedical Association (WHBA) that was represented by Mr Christos Tolias, WHBA Vice president, the Cambridge Learned Society that was represented by Dr Effrosyni Grania- Klotsas, Vice-president, the UKeMED that was represented by Mr Takis Kotis, UKeMED CEO, the Hellenic British Midwiffery Association that was represented by Mrs Zeni Koutsi, Mrs Erini Platsa, and Mrs Georgia Kontosorou and Nurses Representation from Mrs Nasia Psariadi, and Mrs Niki Tzika. Fruitful discussion followed and concluded on the necessity of the continuous interaction of the Greek Health Authorities with the HMS UK and similar organizations in view of creating a ‘Think Tank” on Healthcare towards necessary structural reforms of the Greek Health system.
Join the website of the Greek Central Board of Health (Κεντρικό Συμβούλιο Υγείας- ΚΕ. Σ. Υ.)!
ΚΕ.Σ.Υ. plans to develop a database consisting of the contact information of Greek expatriate scientists, which will be available on it’s website. In this way, a channel of communication will be established to enable scientists in Greece to explore opportunities abroad as well as expatriate scientists to further support the scientific community in Greece. They invite all the expatriate medical workforce to declare their availability and willingness to be contacted by and collaborate with individuals as well as scientific organisations in Greece
See attached the letter of Prof. Kostas Markou, President of the Central Board of Health in Greece inviting health professionals that live and work abroad to join a common Forum on healthcare.
Join the website of knowledge bridges!
Using a realistic but imaginative approach, the objective of the initiative is to bring high quality human capital of the country together and to create collaboration links between them. This networking of Greeks can strengthen the growth prospects of the country and ensure that participating Greeks become part of a joint endeavour. Join the knowledge bridges and build knowledge and partnership bridges with Greece!
2018 Papanikolaou Prize winner featured in the Greek media and newspapers.
There has been significant exposure of the 2018 Papanikolaou Prize Winner Dr Myria Galazi on Greek websites and newspapers! Links: Kathimerini, Ta Nea, Lifo.
Reflections on volunteering in AfricaAn interesting article by an HMS member volunteering as a psychiatrist in Africa.
Article of Prof Bouras in Huffington Post about the Greek diaspora.
The history of HMS-UK by Dr Spyros Retsas Available to download as pdf document
For more information please contact in writing Dr Spyros Retsas MD FRCP at the Society's Postal Address.
The Hellenic Medical Society is pleased to offer £250 to support medical students and trainees for electives abroad. more