The heart of Greece will beat in Los Angeles, USA! Conference on Health Tourism in Greece June 9, 2018, Huffington Center at Saint Sophia Cathedral, 1324 Normandie Ave, Los Angeles, CA 90006 With the participation of leading Greek scientists, representatives of the Greek government and distinguished members of the Greek community, a conference on health tourism in Greece will take place in Huffington Center at St. Sophia Cathedral on June 9, 2018.
The conference is organized by International Health Tourism Center under the auspices of Athens Medical Association and the Central Union of Municipalities of Greece and will be attended by distinguished Greek physicians, businessmen and agents from the field of tourism and health. The event is organized in the framework of a series of important actions and international contacts, aiming to promote Greece as an internationally recognized tourism destination as well as to stimulate the investment interest in this field. Under this scope, the first station was New York, followed by Montreal, Chicago and Melbourne. Greek community around the world embraced these important events as they provide the opportunity to be informed by the most experts about Greece's dynamic in the field of health and tourism. During the conference will take place an extensive reference to the medical services provided in Greece, which are on a very high level, and to the excellent infrastructure in the field of health and tourism, which enables citizens around the world to combine their medical needs and holidays at a lower cost. Indicatively, there will be emphasis to areas of medicine such as IVF and Ophthalmology, in which the scientific potential of Greece excels.
Pioneering therapies and advanced technological techniques for treating and preventing diseases will also be presented by representatives of the major medical centers in the country. Particular reference is to be made to thermal tourism, in which Greece excels and at this time offers excellent investment opportunities. The Conference will be attended by prominent members of the Hellenic American community, businessmen and representatives of tourism & health companies and journalists of prominent media from Greece, the US and the Greek community.
Commenting on the issue, Mr. George Patoulis, President of the Athens Medical Association and the Central Union of Municipalities of Greece, stated the following: «We are especially happy to visit another city with a strong Greek community that has kept Hellenism in its heart. Our country is gradually establishing itself as a particularly strong player on the world map of health tourism, as it has a number of advantages that allow it, such as the comparatively low cost of services, combined with the high level of scientific competence and experience of medical staff and modern healthcare infrastructure. For this reason, we have launched a series of important actions and international contacts aiming at informing about the prospects of Health Tourism in Greece, the potential for developing and promoting high quality medical and tourism services as well as the implementation of relevant investment infrastructures within the international environment".
PROGRAMME Saturday June 9, 2018 18.00 – 22.00 Huffington Center at St Sophia Cathedral 1324 Normandie Ave, Los Angeles, CA 90006 Salutations: Gregory Karahalios, Consul General of Greece Giorgos Tziallas, Secretary General for Tourism Policy and Development Giorgos Patoulis, President of ELITOUR, President of I.H.T.C., President of G.G.D.I, President of Athens Medical Association, President of Central Union of Municipalities and Communities in Greece
Topics – Keynote Speakers (10 minutes per speaker) Giorgos Patoulis, President of ELITOUR, President of I.H.T.C., President of G.G.D.I, President of Athens Medical Association, President of Central Union of Municipalities and Communities in Greece “Health Tourism in Greece – National Strategic Plan” Giorgos Tziallas, Secretary General for Tourism Policy and Development Konstantinos Pantos, Vice President of I.H.T.C, Vice President of G.G.D.I., Director of Assisted Fertilisation Unit, Founder of “GENESIS ATHENS CLINIC”, Secretary General of Hellenic Society of Reproductive Medicine George Soras, International Network Manager, HYGEIA Group “You are one ticket away from the best Healthcare” Michalis Makrydakis, Director of Sales OUT OF THE BLUE, CAPSIS HOTELS
Alan Mehrez, President / Founder of Crossflix.com Petros Mamalakis, General Secretary of ELITOUR, General Secretary of I.H.T.C., Founder & CEO of Vitabooking.com «The Health Tourism Hub www.vitabooking.com» Listening to the Omogeneia: Expatriate Testimonies about their experiences in Greece Professor Konstantinos Kouskoukis, President of the Greek Academy for Thermal Medicine, Scientific Adviser to the Central Union of Municipalities and Communities in Greece, Treasurer of I.H.T.C. “Investments proposals and strategies for Healthcare and Thermalism” Katerina Douma, DDS, PhD, Dipl Orthodontic Specialist for Children & Adults Ass. Prof. Lydia Ioannidou - Mouzaka, MD, PhD, Gynecologist, Breast SurgeonSenologist, President of the Hellenic Senologic Society, National Representative of Greece in the European, Committee’s Initiative on Breast Cancer, Representative of the Hellenic Medical Association in the UEMS, for the needs in teaching Surgery in Breast Cancer, p. President of the Senologic International Society (SIS), p. President of the International Association of Breast Cancer Research (IABCR) “Diagnostic and therapeutic possibilities of breast diseases in Greece, from A to Z" Dr. Alexandra Mastrogiannaki – Marini, Physician Microbiologist – Biopathologist, Ex Doctor of Microbiology Laboratory in Children's Hospital “AGHIA SOPHIA” Athens, Ex Director of Laboratory Hematology - Blood in General Hospital Kyparissias, Member of Med-Professionals, “ANALYSIS”, Advanced Medical Services and Applications, Standard Medical Diagnostic Laboratory Certified by ISO,Microbiological-Biochemical-Immunohistochemical-Hormonal. Kyparissia Messinias “Medical Tourism and Kyparissia Messinias ...Ideal Destination. A place to live and visit”. Ioannis Datseris, MD, PhD, FEBO, Eye Surgeon, Medical Director OMMA Eye Institute of Athens “Greece: The spearhead of International Ophthalmology today” Eleni Chovri, Professor of Sociology – Editor, Chairwoman of Med-Professional Medical Communication Group, President of "Greek Culture Editions" "An open invitation to visit, to support and to invest in our beautiful country, Greece" Georgios Tagaras, Founder of Tagaras Hellenic Gastronomia “Hellenic Gastronomia and Well-Being “ At the same time, will take place B2B meetings on “Investment Opportunities in the Health Tourism Field” and a Greek Health Tourism Workshop to promote Health, Wellness and Medical Tourism in cooperation with Med Professionals.
Greece is creating an international body of the local government for the Promotion and Development of Health and Medical Tourism in Greece which has been announced at the Special Thematic Conference on “Health Tourism: Engine of the National Economy’s Growth & Turning Greece into a top touristic destination all year round" in Ithaca, on Friday , May 26.