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Excellence and Leadership in Certified Clinical Results for Institute of Life-IASO IVF Unit – A European First

In its efforts for ongoing improvement of its processes and the services it offers, Institute of Life-IASO heralds yet another significant European first, applying for the first time ever a Certified Clinical Efficiency Statistical Data and Index Verification Program to the IVF Unit. Through this Certification, it becomes yet again a point of reference in the international community of assisted reproduction centers.

In particular, it certified the data collection processes to international standards and verified its statistical indexes in terms of the efficiency of IVF services it provides, based on the age groups of women who underwent IVF and the different methods used (cryopreservation of genetic material, use of donor eggs, cryopreserved embryos, etc.).

The compliance audit was carried out in accordance with the following standards: the special standards developed in partnership with the EuroMediterranean Institute for Quality and Safety in Health Services and Temos Hellas, the exclusive representative of Temos International in Greece; the EU guidelines on criteria for quality and material statistical data validation; and the international data verification standards.

 

 

Ms. Angeliki Katsapi, Managing Director at EuroMediterranean Institute for Quality and Safety in Health Services and Temos Hellas, noted, “The validation and verification of the clinical result indexes focuses on the quality and reliability that relates to structure, origin and use of data in issuing statistical reports; specifically, to the accuracy, transparency, truth and subjectivity of data, and to comparability and cohesion.”

Mr. Eros Nikitos, Director of the Institute of Life-IASO Embryology Lab, stated, “The certified verification of the statistical data of our Embryology Lab proves in the most credible manner that we remain true to our vision, which is to give couples the greatest possible chances to make their dream come true. In addition, the quality analysis of our data allows us to present to each woman separately the actual chances she has of becoming pregnant, based on the special features of each individual case.”

The sample inspected by the qualified Institute scientists to ensure compliance with the data reliability verification processes and standards was extracted from the period November 2018 to November 2019, while verification for the 2020 data is at the final stage.

IASO Creates Home Fit Home Program with Online Pilates for Pregnant Women & New Mothers

Realizing just how difficult these times are for women going through pregnancy or right after childbirth, IASO has created and offers free-of-charge the Home Fit Home Program with online Pilates classes with Mandy Persaki. Now you can stay fit before and after you have your baby!

Mandy uses special Pilates exercises, which improve posture in pregnant women and muscle toning in women who have just given birth, guides you through every step, and helps you develop your breathing, relax and have a pleasant workout.

It’s light training in the safety and comfort of your home, using everyday items you’ll find around the house!

Classes takes place twice a week, Monday and Wednesday, 18:00-19:00 via YouTube Live, starting on Monday 14/12/2020. Class duration: 50 minutes

To register for the classes, click on https://bit.ly/3oxUbcH and fill out your email to receive the link to each online class.

Before you start, check with your Ob/Gyn to make sure that you are cleared to exercise.

Online Scientific Speech with topic “Psychotherapeutic management of Gynecologic Cancer Patients”, organized by IASO’s 2nd Breast Clinic

 

IASO’s 2nd Breast Clinic headed by Mr. Grigorios Xepapadakis, MD, PhD, Breast Surgeon, Director of the Clinic, organizes an Online Scientific Speech with topic “Psychotherapeutic management of Gynecologic Cancer Patients”, on Saturday 21st November 2020 at 11:00.

The guest speaker will be Mr. Savvas Savvopoulos, Psychiatrist – Psychoanalyst, Doctorate holder of the School of Medicine of the University of Geneva (PhD), Training psychoanalyst at the Hellenic Psychoanalytic Society, Member of the International Psychoanalytic Association, Member of Paris Psychosomatic Institute – Pierre MARTY. The coordinators will be Mr. Grigorios Xepapadakis, MD, PhD, Breast Surgeon, Director of IASO’s 2nd Breast Clinic and Ms Iliana Goula, Clinical Psychologist – Psychotherapist, Partner of IASO’s 2nd Breast Clinic.

The purpose of this scientific event is the provision of information to Doctors/ Partners and the public on mood swings and the doctor-patient relationship of the specific group, as well as therapeutic approaches in both personal and group level.

Mr. Savvopoulos studied Medicine in the University of Athens, was specialized as psychiatrist in Geneva and worked for eleven years as Resident Doctor in Psychiatry and as a Registrar in the university clinics of Bel Air and Hôpital Cantonal Universitaire des Genéve, as well as in nonhospital university psychiatric services.

His research and training work in clinic-anatomical correlation in Huntington disease, psychoanalysis and psychosomatics is remarkable.

Psychosomatics is a field where he works for more than thirty years. His most well-known work – the fruit of his work as a psychoanalyst - psychotherapist of cancer patients and as a supervisor oncologic and psych-oncologic services in this field – is his book “Seven Fairy Tales of Life”. He has also developed important work in psychoanalysis, known by his book “Τheofagia” (The Eating of the Gods).

His essays and projects have been published in books, in international and Greek psychoanalysis and psychosomatics magazines and have been announced in the relevant conferences.

At IASO’s Breast Center a remarkable training work is underway, both in theoretical and practical (operative, surgical) level, by means of organizing Scientific Speeches and Conferences aiming the continuous education and training of the Doctors and Partners of the Clinic.

The speech is accessible for all at the link https://youtube.be/Z5jMZXvXm6k.

For more information, please contact Ms Mariza Kamilari - Events and Conferences Department, tel. +30 210 6383949

IASO Group: Named the Best Hospital in Greece. In addition, received the most distinctions, 8 in total, at the Healthcare Business Awards 2020

The growth, innovation, groundbreaking healthcare services and creativity of the IASO Group were awarded overall.

IASO was named Best Hospital in Greece at the Healthcare Business Awards 2020. It also won another 8 awards along with IASO Children’s Hospital for its innovative and groundbreaking healthcare services, the IASO Children’s Hospital comprehensive pediatric check-up media campaign, and its By your Side Corporate Social Responsibility program.

Ms. Christina Tampourea, IASO Group Chief Commercial Officer (CCO), noted, “For yet another year, IASO Group has won people over. We feel truly honored and grateful. It is the teamwork of the administrative, nursing and medical staff and their hard work that is rewarded through this process. It is not a coincidence that we were able to be nominated in all the categories and even more so to have been distinguished in all of them. It is not a coincidence to have been named Best Hospital. We are very proud of our work in all areas which promote what we hold most dear, our Health, and, of course, our sense of social responsibility, especially in such difficult times.”

The awards in detail

IASO Group won the Gold Award for its By your Side comprehensive Corporate Social Responsibility program, which meets the healthcare needs of our vulnerable fellow citizens in practice. Since 2015, the program has been supporting and cooperating with more than 20 NGOs and Associations and has carried out more than 3,400 pro bono surgeries, and free of charge deliveries, medical tests and consultations. On every World Health Day, the Group has been standing by the side of society with 118 offers and actions, and has held more than 125 informative speeches on healthcare for the general public. Note that IASO is a Volunteer Bone Marrow Donor Center, supporting the ORAMA ELPIDAS Association.

The Institute of Life – IASO Assisted Reproduction Unit won the Gold Award for leading innovation in Obstetrics, Gynecology and IVF, for its groundbreaking Maternal Spindle Transfer clinical study it is conducting in partnership with Embryotools.

IASO won the Silver Award in the category for leading innovation in Obstetrics, Gynecology and IVF. Treatment of placenta percreta demands surgical experience and specialization, together with massive blood transfusion to compensate for massive bleeding during surgery. For the first time in Obstetrics/Gynecology in Greece, the Cell Saver Autotransfusion System is being used during surgery at IASO since 2019 in cases of placenta percreta, by Mr. Stavros Fotopoulos, Obstetrician/Gynecologist and Director of the IASO Surgery and Delivery Room, and Ms. Maria Evangelia Nikolaidou, Obstetrician/Gynecologist and IASO associate, in cooperation with Ms. Aikaterini Foifa, Hematologist and Director of the IASO Blood Bank Department.

IASO and IASO Children’s Hospital won the Bronze Award in the category for the actions and measures taken against COVID-19, for employee safety, support and information. From the onset of the Covid-19 crisis in Greece, IASO and IASO Children’s Hospital implemented and applied an integrated management plan to ensure absolute safety for all and a comprehensive Marketing & Communications strategy with the aim of raising awareness among citizens and staff. Focusing on the safety of patients, visitors, staff, doctors and nurses, the IASO hospitals took specific measures, in compliance with the guidelines and instructions of the National Public Health Organization (NPHO) and the World Health Organization (WHO). In addition, special protocols and action plans were drawn up for pregnant women and children with suspected COVID-19 infection, and special personal protective equipment (PPE) was introduced.
The Infections Committee – chaired by Mr. Marios Lazanas, Internist/Infectious Disease Specialist and Director of the IASO Internal Medicine / Infectious Disease Clinic, Ms. Maria Meliou, Internist/Infectious Disease Specialist and Registrar of the IASO Internal Medicine / Infectious Disease Clinic, and Ms. Eleni Papastamouli, Midwife, IASO Head of Infections – coordinates and supervises the implementation of the measures taken against the pandemic, while it keeps associates, staff and the competent authorities informed on all the developments.

IASO Children’s Hospital won the Bronze Award in the category for leading innovation for the successful innovative surgical treatment of Congenital Tracheal Stenosis (CTS) on a 10-day-old neonate. The neonate underwent surgery to have the narrowed part of the trachea removed, and reconstruction of the trachea and the right mainstem bronchus. The surgery was performed by the qualified and experienced team of the IASO Children’s Hospital Pediatric Cardiac Surgery / Congenital Heart Disease Clinic, under the supervision of Professor Afksendiyos Kalangos; Ms. Evangelia Ntalarizou, Cardiac Surgeon; Mr. Panagiotis Sfyridis, Cardiac Surgeon; and Mr. Prodromos Azariadis, Cardiac Surgeon; and the support of the IASO Children’s Hospital Cardiac Surgery Intensive Care Unit.

IASO Children’s Hospital won the Silver Award in the category for leading innovation for the endoscopic treatment of pilonidal cyst with laser (E.P.Si.T. – Εndoscopic Pilonidal Sinus Treatment) on children. The IASO Children’s Hospital Pediatric Surgery Department applies a new high-tech surgical approach for the treatment of pilonidal cysts using endoscopic laser, with excellent results in children. As reported by Mr. Georgios Pergamalis and Mr. Arsenios Georgiadis, IASO Children’s Hospital Directors of the Pediatric Surgery Department, the EP.Si.T. technique is superior to conventional surgery for pilonidal cysts, in terms of absence of postoperative pain, shorter recovery and postoperative care time and best aesthetic results.

IASO Children’s Hospital won the Silver Award in the category for leading innovation for the successful placement of a lung valve through the jugular vein on a 12-year-old heart patient, without open-heart surgery, a first for Greece and Europe. The surgery was performed by the qualified and experienced team of the IASO Children’s Hospital Pediatric Cardiac Surgery Department and Hemodynamic Laboratory, under the supervision of Dr. Georgios Tsaousis, and under the scientific and technical guidance of Professor Vasilios Thanopoulos, top Greek Cardiac Surgeon with long experience in minimally invasive placement of lung valves. It was carried out by the IASO Children’s Hospital Pediatric Cardiac Surgery Department, headed by world famous Professor Afksendiyos Kalangos.

IASO Children’s Hospital won the Silver Award in the Media and Communications category for its comprehensive pediatric check-up media campaign. This campaign has already won 4 Ermis Awards: a Gold award in the Illustration category for the visualization of the concept, and the aesthetics and style of the illustration, two awards in the Corporate Communication Advertising Campaign category, and one award in the Advertising Campaign/Project Series. In addition, the advertising campaign has received international recognition and has appeared in two issues of Lürzer’s Archive (the top magazine in the advertising industry worldwide).

 



From left to right: Ms. Christina Tampourea, IASO Group Chief Commercial Officer; Ms. Maria Evangelia Nikolaidou, Obstetrician/Gynecologist, IASO associate; Mr. Stavros Fotopoulos, Obstetrician/Gynecologist, Director of the IASO Surgery / Delivery Room; and Ms. Christina Korovesi, Head of Marketing & Communications at IASO Obstetrics/Gynecology Clinic

 



From left to right: Mr. Eros Nikitos, Clinical Embryologist, Director of the Institute of Life – IASO Embryology Lab; and Mr. Giannis Konstantakis, General Director of Institute of Life – IASO

 



From the left to right: Ms. Maria Meliou, Internist/Infectious Disease Specialist, Registrar at the IASO Internal Medicine/Infectious Disease Clinic; Mr. Marios Lazanas, Internist/Infectious Disease Specialist, Chairman of the IASO Infections Committee, Director of the IASO Internal Medicine/Infectious Disease Clinic of IASO; and Ms. Eleni Papastamouli, Midwife, Head of IASO Infections

 



From left to right: Ms. Christina Tampourea, IASO Group Chief Commercial Officer; Professor Vasileios Thanopoulos, Interventional Cardiologist, Scientific Consultant of the IASO Children’s Hospital Cardiology Department & Hemodynamic Laboratory; Professor Afksendiyos Kalangos, Director of the IASO Children’s Hospital Pediatric Cardiac Surgery Clinic / Center for Congenital Heart Defects; Dr. Georgios Tsaousis, Pediatric Cardiologist, Director of the IASO Children’s Hospital Cardiology Department & Hemodynamic Laboratory; Ms. Nancy Christopoulou, Head of Group CSR & Communications, Head of Marketing for the IASO Children’s Hospital & IASO General services and departments

 



From left to right: Mr. Georgios Kampouroglou, Registrar of the IASO Children’s Hospital Pediatric Surgery Department; Ms. Alexandra Oikonomopoulou, Registrar of the IASO Children’s Hospital Pediatric Surgery Department; Mr. Arsenios Georgiadis, Director of the IASO Children’s Hospital Pediatric Surgery Department; Mr. Georgios Pergamalis, Director of the IASO Children’s Hospital Pediatric Surgery Department; Ms. Maria Kopanidi, Director of the IASO Children’s Hospital Pediatric Surgery Emergency Department; Ms. Christina-Leopoldini Dori, Registrar of the IASO Children’s Hospital Pediatric Surgery Department; and Mr. Georgios Kofinas, Registrar of the IASO Children’s Hospital Pediatric Surgery Department

 

Major Awards for IASO Group

IASO: Web Conference organized by E.M.E.I.S (Scientific Society of Mastology – Treatment and Support)  with topic: “Breast Cancer and Current Challenges in Clinical Management”,  on 7th November and 8th November 2020

E.M.E.I.S (Scientific Society of Mastology – Treatment and Support) with the kind support of IASO Clinic and IASO’s 2nd Breast Clinic, organize a two-day web conference with topic: “Breast Cancer and Current Challenges in Clinical Management”, on Saturday 7th November and Sunday 8th November 2020, at 09:00.

President of the Steering Committee is Mr. Grigorios Xepapadakis, MD, PhD, Breast Surgeon, Founder and President of E.M.E.I.S, Director of IASO’s 2nd Breast Clinic.

The purpose of the two-day conference is the continuous medical training, updating for the latest data on Breast Cancer and Clinical Management, as well as the promotion of research. Nowadays, the continuous training and information of new and oldest colleagues is more valuable than ever. The participation in advanced level scientific meetings is necessary to ensure quality in medical practice, in a demanding scientific and socioeconomic changing environment.

Distinguished Scientists of all specialties will develop interesting and up-to-date topics.

The web-seminar is addressed to breast surgeons, gynecologists, radiologists, oncologists, ultrasound specialists and clinical doctors with basic and advanced skills in breast diseases.

The two-day conference will take place through “Live-Streaming” and pro forma registration is necessary for all interested parties.

For more information, please contact Ms Mariza Kamilari, Division of Conferences & Events at IASO Group, tel: +30 210 6383949.

For registration: Seminar’s Secretariat, PRC Congress & Travel, Tel.: 210 7711673, E-mail: congress3@prctravel.gr.

 

 

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