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Welcome from the Scientific Convenors

Panagiotis A. Manolas, MD, FACS
Co-Chairman Scientific Committee of the World Congress of the Hellenic Medical Diaspora
President of the Hellenic Medical Society of New York
Chief of General Surgery, Lenox Hill Hospital and MEETH Hospital, New York


Welcome to the 2022 Hellenic Medical Society of Australia Conference

Dear colleagues and friends, Hellenes of our diaspora, it is my great honor and pleasure to invite you to participate in the World Congress of our Hellenic Medical Diaspora organized by the Hellenic Medical Society of Australia and the Global Doctors’ Hippocratic Institute.

Many Hellenic Medical Societies from all Continents made significant scientific contributions.

During this conference let us celebrate what we all, the physicians of the Hellenic Diaspora have achieved over the years. You will have the opportunity to enjoy exciting and up to date presentations in Cardiology, Geriatrics, Thermal Medicine, Community leadership, Breast Cancer treatment, Orthopaedics, Endocrinology, Neurosurgery, Healthy Diet, Pediatric Oncology, Urology, Mental health, Vaccine development, Concepts in Medical Tourism, Gynecology and IVF, Nephrology, Dermatology, Pulmonary Medicine as well as Arterial and Venous disease.

All the lectures are structured to provide information on recent research and give treatment updates. Most of them are presented in a way that will greatly enhance the knowledge of our primary care and family practitioners.

Hippocrates once said: “There are in fact two things, science and opinion; the former begets knowledge the latter ignorance”.

He also believed that “Wherever the art of Medicine is loved, there is also a love of Humanity”.

Please enjoy the remarkable presentations that leading world experts in Medicine prepared for you to address the new advances and innovations in our field.



George Koufogiannis

Co-Chairman Scientific Committee of the World Congress of the Hellenic Medical Diaspora

Dear colleagues, it is an absolute pleasure to welcome you to the Hellenic Medical Society of Australia and Hellenic Medical Diaspora World Congress 2022. After years of COVID restrictions we are finally able to gather in person as well as virtually.

Together with Prof Manolas and Prof Pirpiris, we have curated a truly multidisciplinary program spanning  leading edge presentations,  holistic approaches to age-old issues and thoughtful insight into future medical challenges.

We endeavour to deliver a dynamic, informative and enjoyable program in the spirit of Hippocrates and his perpetual gift to the world of ethical, professional and philosophical medicine.

I sincerely look forward to welcoming you with quintessential Hellenic “filoxenia” to Melbourne and our congress.