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Medical Symposiums


From 1996 to 2011, the THORAX Foundation organized the following symposia:

For 15 consecutive years, the State-of-the-Art Interdisciplinary Review Course on Pulmonary Diseases, Critical Care, Emergency Medicine & Nursing Care, on an annual basis.

For 13 consecutive years, the Cross-cutting Seminar on Respiratory Failure: Diagnostic and Therapeutic Approach Addressing an annual basis.

Those Symposiums were designed to provide a comprehensive update on the pathophysiology and clinical management of critical care and pulmonary disorders.  The speakers were experienced academic physicians from Greece and all over the world, and they were at the cutting edge of science.  Our aim was to bring together physicians, fellows, nurses and other allied health professionals and scientists, and allow them to interact within an interdisciplinary forum.  The organization was done in cooperation with Athens University clinics, and in collaboration with other university and clinical NHS.

The Symposiums were established within the Graduate Education and the first held in November 1996. They covered a wide range of doctors, as Anesthesiologists, intensivists, thoracic surgeons, pathologists, pulmonologists, surgeons and nurses and generally all those involved especially the Pathophysiology, Diagnosis and Treatment of Pulmonary Disease.

Their purpose was to seek solutions through self-criticism and discussion of shared concerns with scientists of various disciplines. Their aim was to offer new knowledge for the prevention and treatment of respiratory dysfunction and to find solutions that made our work more effective.