The Internal Medicine – Infectious Diseases Clinic at IASO General and the Alpha Institute of Biomedical Sciences (AIBS) are holding a Scientific Seminar titled ‘12th Top-10 on Infections’ on Saturday 10 December 2016, from 10.00 to 17.00, at IASO General’s Events Hall (37-39, Kifissias Av., Maroussi). This interdisciplinary scientific seminar, which has become an institution over the last 12 years, presents all the latest data in the field of infections.
Mr. Matthew Falagas, Associate Professor of Internal Medicine-Infectious Diseases, Chief of the Internal Medicine – Infectious Diseases Clinic at IASO General, is the Scientist Responsible for the seminar. Renowned physicians will participate as speakers and chairs. The scientific program of the seminar includes educational speeches on infection issues and discussion of case reports.
The topics to be elaborated are:
The seminar is addressed to physicians of various specialties and other Healthcare Professionals, as well as to medical and nursing students, given its educational character and the analysis of clinical cases.
Participation in the seminar is free of charge.
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The Hellenic Gynecologic Society for Breast Disease (EGEPAM), in cooperation with IASO Private Hospital, organizes the 2nd Panhellenic Conference of EGEPAM “Dilemmas and antitheses” titled “Breast Screening, Diagnosis and Monitoring – Views and Guidelines for the non-specialist”, on Friday and Saturday, 16 and 17 December 2016 at the Events Hall of IASO Hospital, 37-39 Kifissias avenue, Maroussi. The Conference is held under the auspices of the 1st Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology of the University of Athens. Six (6) Continuous Medical Education credits (CME–CPD) shall be awarded to the participants by the Panhellenic Medical Association (PIS).
Breast cancer constitutes the most common female malignancy and breast screening is an integral part of the gynecological examination process. The objective of the Conference is the establishment of guidelines for physicians not specialized in breast diseases, mainly gynecologists. For the purposes of the Conference, renowned scientists from all Greek University Hospitals have been invited to share their knowledge, experience and the latest developments in this field.
The opening of the Conference shall be addressed by Messrs:
Mr. Konstantinos Dimitrakakis, Gynecologist – Breast Surgeon, Assistant Professor of Obstetrics and Gynecology at the University of Athens, Chief of the Breast Unit at “Alexandra” Hospital, shall be the Scientist Responsible for the Conference.
The participation to the seminar is free of charge. For more information, please call at +30 210 6383949.
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Aerobic Vaginitis (AV), a clinical entity established in early 2000, is still considered an underdiagnosed and underestimated condition. It is an infection characterized by the disturbance in the normal vaginal flora and by significant development of aerobic bacteria during vaginal swab culture.
IASO Group’s Research Team at the Infections Research Center, headed by Mr. Mathaios Falaggas, Professor of Internal medicine-Infectious diseases, and Mr. Nikolaos Legakis, Professor of Microbiology, in collaboration with the physician-scientists Ms Giannoula Tansarli and Mr. Tilemachos Skalidis, published their study in the authoritative scientific journal “European Journal of Clinical Microbiology and Infectious Diseases” regarding the prevalence of inflammatory disorders in the vaginal flora, accompanied by significant development of aerobic bacteria in women with vaginitis symptoms.
Vaginal swabs from 761 women with vaginitis symptoms were prospectively obtained. Of them, 579 were diagnosed with the most common types of vaginitis: fungal vaginitis (mainly from Candida albicans), non-specific bacterial vaginitis (bacterial vaginosis) or trichomonas-induced vaginitis. The rest 23.9% (182 women, 66 of whom were pregnant) presented inflammatory disorder of the vaginal flora, according to specific lab criteria, with significantly high counts of aerobic bacteria in their vaginal swab cultures. Escherichia coli was the bacterium most commonly isolated (45.7% in non pregnant women and 34.8% in pregnant women). Other common bacteria included Group B streptococcus and Enterococcus faecalis.
Considering that the specific group of women, apart from physical, also demonstrated microscopy findings of inflammation, and the fact that other types of vaginitis and diseases were ruled out, it is deducted that the majority of the patients were suffering from aerobic vaginitis. Based on the above research findings during the investigation of cases with suspected vaginitis, the likelihood of a severe vaginal flora disorder causing aerobic vaginits should be examined.
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Filoktitis, IASO, IASO Children’s Hospital and IASO General entered a partnership agreement with the Hellenic Olympic Winners Association for the provision of unique healthcare privileges to all Olympic Winners and the Association’s officials.
IASO Group, in this difficult time we experience, shows its support in practice to those people who continue to make us proud internationally. As a result of this partnership, our Olympic Winners and the Association’s officials have now gained access to high quality healthcare services provided by one of the largest Healthcare Groups in Greece, to effectively meet their needs. With this new partnership, the Hellenic Olympic Winners Association shall be a provider of aid and support and a co-organizer in IASO Group’s Corporate Social Responsibility Program “we stand by you” for the realization of health and social awareness promotion actions addressed to the general public.
Upon the agreement’s signing, Olympic Winners from several sports were present: Evi Moraitidou, Olympic silver medalist in water polo, Virginia Kravarioti, Olympic bronze medalist in sailing, Maria Vryoni, Olympic Winner in freestyle wrestling, Apostolia Ioannou, Olympic Winner in synchronized swimming, Stavroula Antonakou, Olympic Winner in water polo, Areti Athanasopoulou, Olympic Winner in TAE KWO DO, and Spiros Giannaros, Dionysios Aggelopoulos and Lefteris Konsolas, Olympic Winners in rowing.
Dr. Georgios Stamatiou, Obstetrician/Gynecologist, President of IASO BOD, welcomed and thanked Ms Voula Kozompoli, President of the Hellenic Olympic Winners Association as well as all the Olympic Winners present and, among others, he stated: “…We are very proud of our history, very proud of our Olympic Winners, very proud of you, who continue to bring the Olympic Idea into life -the key principle to parity and equality. IASO Group shall always stand by you to whole-heartedly support your work…”
From her side, the President of the Hellenic Olympic Winners Association, Ms. Voula Kozompoli, thanked IASO Group’s President and Executives, and stated: “It is true that given the nature of our activity, through which we often experience a lot of physical stress and injuries, IASO Group’s and FILOKTITIS’ –Recovery and Rehabilitation Center in Attica and one of the most important in Europe– healthcare services towards us and our family members are quite significant and make us feel safe in a time of uncertainty”.
Institute of Life – IASO breaks ground once more through its certification by TÜV HELLAS, according to the healthcare specific standard EN 15224:2012, by placing great emphasis on patient care quality.
IASO is one of the first Clinics in Greece being awarded with the certification, which is also foreseen by the Greek legal framework on IVF Units (Presidential Decree 10/2016, Ministerial Decision 6901/2015).
The certification in question, which confirms the high level of the provided services in the Unit, is quite significant as it specializes in health and constitutes a valuable tool in the ongoing improvement of the provided services.
Patient-centered and top quality- and safety-oriented, Institute of Life – IASO is awarded with a high operational standards certification and establishes the ideal setting for all those couples wishing to become parents. Within this framework, the excellent scientific personnel and the state-of-the-art embryology laboratory, both promote innovation by adhering to the optimum practices and methods.
Institute of Life – IASO is the only unit in Greece granted with all the certifications, as it is also accredited by TÜV HELLAS with the international Standard ISO 9001:2008 and by TEMOS for its Medical Tourism services.
IASO Group, one of the largest healthcare Groups in Greece, has obtained all the required international certifications on quality and maintains suitable infrastructure in all of its Clinics (IASO, IASO Children’s Hospital, IASO General, IASO Thessaly and Filoktitis-Recovery & Rehabilitation Center), which is certified according to international standards, and provides all patients with an excellent level of healthcare services. Within the high quality framework it operates, IASO Group improves its services on an on-going basis by adopting the most advanced medical practices on a global scale, providing continuing education and training to its personnel, and investing in cutting-edge medical equipment.
TÜV HELLAS is a Certification and Inspection Body and a subsidiary of the German TÜV NORD Group. It has been active in Greece since 1987, providing Third Party Inspection-Certification services, for all types of enterprises, in both the private and public sector.
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