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The Annual Dinner of the Greek-Chapter of the American College of Surgeons in the The Bulletin of American College of Surgeons // Chapter News

01 June 2017


The 2017 April issue of the bimonthly e-journal "The Bulletin of the American College of Surgeons / Chapter News", which focuses on important news regarding the Chapters of the American College of Surgeons worldwide, hosted an article on the Annual Dinner of the Greek-Chapter of the American College of Surgeons in Athens. The event took place at the Hilton Athens Hotel on January 29, 2017. Professor Dimitrios Linos, Governor of the Greek Chapter of the American College of Surgeons (ACS-GC) and President of the Hellenic American Medical Society, presented the history of the Hellenic American Medical Society and the importance...

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Professor Linos at the 23rd Scientific Conference of Hellenic Medical Students and the 11th International Forum for Medical Students and Junior Doctors

15 May 2017


Professor Linos attended the 23rd Scientific Conference of Hellenic Medical Students and the11th International Forum for Medical Students and Junior Doctors. The Conference took place from the 12th to the 14th of May,organized by the Larissa Division of the Scientific Society of Medical Students in Greece. It was held under the auspices of the University of Thessaly, at the premises of the Medical School of Larissa (Viopoli). Professor Linos also participated in the 11th International Forum for Medical Students and New Doctors and delivered a lecture on "Minimally Invasive...

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Professor Linos at the Graduation Ceremony University of Nicosia Medical School of St Georges University of London Medical School

08 May 2017


The University of Nicosia Medical School of St Georges University of London Medical School celebrated the commencement of the third medical class of Cyprus. Professor Linos is a Professor of Surgery in the Department of Medicine at the University of Nicosia Medical School since 2012.  The ceremony took place at the Strovolos Municipal Theatre in Nicosia on the 5th of May.  Attending the graduation ceremony was the President of Parliament, representatives from the Ministries of Health and Education, the British High Commissioner, the Ambassadors of Ireland, Israel and Oman, the...

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Professor Linos participated at the 8thNationalEndocrine Surgery Congress

01 May 2017


Professor Linos participated as a honorary guest at the 8thNational Endocrine Surgery Congress, invited by Assistant Professor Özer Makay, Vice-President of the Congress and Secretary of the Turkish Association of Endocrine Surgeons. The congress took place in Antalya, Turkey from April 27th to April 30th 2017. The objective of the congresswas to discuss the current status of operational treatments, non-surgical alternatives, and complementary treatments. The conference focused in discussing “Worlds Perspective on Thyroid Cancer” regarding the differences among thyroid cancer guidelines that exist internationally.  Professor Linos delivered a lecture entitled “Whats new in adrenal incidentalomas?” and participated in the panel...

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Professor Linos at the 38th Annual Meeting of the American Association of Endocrine Surgeons in Orlando, FL

03 April 2017


Professor Linos joined the 38th Annual Conference of the American Association of Endocrine Surgeons, which took place from April 2nd through April 4th, in Orlando, Florida. The conference consisted of the presentation of numerous papers and posters regarding thyroid cancer and interesting case presentations, as well as many video-based education sessions. On Sunday April 2nd, along with many distinguished colleagues, Dr. Linos also took part in the Paul LoGerfo 5K Fun Run. More information: https://www.endocrinesurgery.org/meeting/meeting.html...

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Prof. Linos participated in the meeting “The Hellenic Education in crisis: Pathogenesis and proposals for reform”

06 March 2017


Prof. Linos participated as invited speaker in the meeting: “The Hellenic Education in crisis: Pathogenesis and proposals for reform”, which was organized by the Hellenic Society for Social Speculation and Intervention, on March 4th, 2017 at the Cultural Training Center “G. Krassas”, in Thessaloniki.  Professor Linos in his presentation, “The advantages of creating a private university”, discussed the difference between a state university and a private university and the benefits of Faculty evaluation. He also discussed how establishing a private medical school in Greece. The meeting aimed at highlighting the most important weaknesses throughout all three levels of the Greek...

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Professor Linos at the Multidisciplinary Trauma mini-Conference Feb 19, 2017

20 February 2017


Professor Linos along with Professor Papaggelopoulos opened the meeting “Multidisciplinary Trauma mini-Conference” which took place on February 19th 2017 at the Stavros Niarchos Foundation Cultural Center. The meeting was held on the occasion of the extension of the partnership between the 1st University Surgery Clinic and the 1stOrthopedic University Clinic of "Attiko Hospital" with the Trauma Directorate of Chris Hani Baragwanath Academic Hospital (CHBAH), in Soweto. It also inaugurated a new collaboration between the Department of Orthopedics and Anaesthesiology of CHBAH, and the corresponding departments of the Netcare Milpark Hospital in Johannesburg, South Africa. The aim was to educate Greek...

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The University of Nicosia Medical School: A shining example of Private Higher Education

20 June 2016


Professor Linos attended the graduation ceremony of doctors of the University of Nicosia Medical School held in Nicosia on 6 May. Attending the graduation ceremony were representatives from the government and all the state health institutions of Cyprus, Professor Jenny Highan, Dean of St Georges University of London Medical School, Professor Mike Spyer chair of council at St Georges University of London, Dr. Ian Mc Phee academic lead for the international higher education programmes, along with tenured professors in Cyprus, like Professor of Medical Education Peter Mc Grorie.  The strong presence of state institutions in the ceremony along with the...

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Professor Linos is the new President of the International Association of Endocrine Surgeons

26 August 2015


The new President of the International Association of Endocrine Surgeons, Professor Linos, at the inauguration ceremony at the World Congress of Surgery in Bangkok (25/08/2015), attended by hundreds of surgeons from around the world.  ...

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"Medicine will improve and develop with such students"

13 May 2015


Professor Dimitrios Linos interview on the occasion of the 21st Scientific Congress of Hellenic Medical Students organized by Mr. Dimitrios Ntentakis President, Panhellenic Board of the Scientific Society of Hellenic Medical Students (E.E.F.I.E., President, Organizing Committee of the 21st E.S.F.I.E. and 9th International Forum for Medical Students and Junior Doctors 6th year student, Medical School, University of Athens.

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Professor of Surgery Dimitrios Linos at the 4th annual American College of Surgeons (ACS) Leadership and Advocacy Summit

17 April 2015


Professor of Surgery Dimitrios Linos will attend the annual American College of Surgeons (ACS) Leadership and Advocacy Summit the in Washington, DC on April 18-21. The Summit is a dual meeting that offers volunteer leaders and advocates comprehensive and specialized educational sessions focused on the tools needed to be an effective leader, followed by interactive advocacy training and coordinated visits to DC congressional offices. These meetings provide a great opportunity to interface and network with other surgeons who are similarly interested in engaging in the political process and improving their profession and care for their patients. Additionally, surgeons are able...

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Professor of Surgery Dimitrios Linos elected President of the International Association of Endocrine Surgeons

31 March 2015


Professor Dimitrios Linos, has been recommended and elected President of the International Association of Endocrine Surgeons (IAES). The International Association of Endocrine Surgeons (IAES) is the core of the societies integrated within the International Society of Surgery working closely together to organize the World Congress of Surgery (WCS) every two years. In 2013 the Congress took place in Helsinki, Finland chaired by Professor G. Akerstrom, former President of the IAES. This year the World Congress of Surgery will take place in Bangkok, Thailand with the participation of over 2,500 surgeons and in 2017, it will be held in Buenos Aires,...

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“Smart solutions for universities financing”

08 March 2015


Professor of Surgery Dimitrios Linos, in his article entitled “Smart solutions for universities financing” and published in the newspaper “TO VIMA” suggests three methods concerning the financial support of the Greek Public Universities. View this interesting article here. http://www.tovima.gr/opinions/article/?aid=683495...

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Professor of Surgery Dimitrios Linos was acknowledged by the Association of Smyrneans for his significant contribution to the Associations work

16 February 2015


Saturday, February 14, 2015

Dimitrios Linos, distinguished Professor of Surgery at the Medical School of Athens University, of Smyrnean descent himself, was acknowledged by the Association of Smyrneans for his outstanding contribution to Medicine and to the Association's work. The event was held at the National Historical Museum (Old Parliament Building).

The republication of the poetry anthology "The most beautiful poems for Father” (Kastaniotis Publications), edited by Thanassis Niarchos and Thanasis Kastaniotis, was presented at the event.

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Professor of Surgery Dimitrios Linos on the TV show “Success Stories”

10 February 2015


Professor of Surgery Dimitrios Linos gave an in-depth interview to Mr. Spyros Koufalis, journalist and TV presenter of the show “Success Stories” broadcasted through the Novalife network. The discussion was held around Prof. Linos early years of schooling at the Medical School of Athens University, the education and training he received in the U.S.A. and his path that lead him to his professional achievements, his great contribution to laparoscopic surgery, particularly in laparoscopic adrenalectomy and adrenal surgery and the importance of his family in his life. Additionally, the characteristics of a good doctor and surgeon were discussed and Prof. Linos...

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Professor Linos on the TV show “Check Up”

01 December 2014


Dimitrios Linos, Professor of Surgery was hosted on the TV show “Check Up” which aired on November 29, 2014. The main topics of the discussion were the diseases of the adrenal glands and the ways to treat them as well as the general developments in surgery. As Prof. Linos mentioned, "In1992 laparoscopic surgery revolutionized the classic surgery. Today a surgical operation is performed by using a camera and a screen….”. Some of the multiple benefits of laparoscopic surgery are the following: the time of surgical operation is reduced, it is a minimally invasive surgery, recovery time is shorter and patients...

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An interesting interview was hosted in the newspaper “Ta Nea” in the column of journalist Thanassis Niarchos titled “My Mentor – My Student”

31 March 2014


The article featured a public dialogue between Professor Linos and a man of great wisdom and character, academic Mr. Konstantinos Despotopoulos. The interview was published in the weekend issue of newspaper “TA NEA” on the 8th - 9th of February 2014. The two men have a common point of reference, Izmir. During their conversation, images of the destruction of Izmir and the school years of Mr. Despotopoulos at the Kioupetzogleio Elementary School were animated. It is through his personal stories, regarding his life journey, that we are once...

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Professor Linos on television show “Anoixtes Selides” of Aheloos TV

03 March 2014


Prof.  Dimitrios Linos, was a guest of journalist Mr. Ahilleas Papadionisiou on the television show “Anoixtes Selides” of Aheloos TV, which aired on Friday 28th of March 2014. Prof. Linos spoke about the 12th International Postgraduate Course in Endocrine Surgery, which was organized by the International Association of Endocrine Surgeons (IAES) and the Endocrine Surgery Group of The First Hospital of Jilin University in July in China.  Prof. Linos was also given the opportunity to announce the conference that he is organizing in autumn, which will be hosting internationally recognized scientists from China, USA and Europe.   The 13th International Postgraduate...

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An event to honor the memory of Saint Luke of Simferopol was organized by the Hellenic - American Medical Society and the Greek Chapter of the American College of Surgeons.

17 February 2014


An event in the memory and honor of the modern and famous Saint Luke of Simferopol (1877-1961, born Valentin Felixovich Voyno-Yasenetsky), was held on the 14th of February 2014. The event was organized by Prof. Dimitrios Linos, President of the Hellenic - American Medical Sociery and Governor of the American College of Surgeons (Greek Chapter). Prof. Linos referered to the life journey and the work of the Russian Professor in anatomy and surgery Valentin Voyno-Yasenetsky, but also of his decision...

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Prof Linos interview in health.in.gr

07 October 2013


Modern surgical techniques and the way they can be accessible to all was the main topic of Prof. Linos interview hosted at health.in.gr.   Prof. Linos made a particular reference to laparoscopic surgery, one of the pioneers in Greece in 1991. He stressed that, despite the initial skepticism this surgical method caused mainly because of its high cost, nowadays it is commonly accepted that the total cost of most endoscopic surgeries is lower compared to "open" classical surgery, since hospitalization is shorter, patients return to work sooner and there are fewer complications. Better results and fewer complications are the parameters...

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Prof. Linos at the 12th Annual Conference HealthWorld 2013

23 September 2013


Prof. Linos was among the speakers of the 12th Annual HealthWorld Conference-“From the Memorandum to the Reconstruction of Greeces Healthcare System”. The conference organized, as every year, by the American-Hellenic Chamber of Commerce, took place on September 19 & 20, 2013, in Athens. It was held under the auspices of the Greek Ministry of Health and the Hellenic Association of Pharmaceutical Companies. More than 400 distinguished guests, experts of the health sector as well as representatives of political, academic and business community attended the conference and expressed their deep concerns regarding todays healthcare environment in Greece. Key issues of the...

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Prof. Linos announcement (poster) awarded during the International Surgical Week 2013

02 September 2013


Prof. Linos was awarded for his poster during the International Surgical Week 2013, held in Helsinki, on August 25-29, 2013. The theme of the Congress, organized by the International Society of Surgery and the Finnish Surgical Society, was "Connecting Surgeons". The Congress offered interesting sessions with up-to-date information delivered by world leaders in their field to surgeons from all specialties. More specifically, Prof. Linos, presenting the latest data in thyroid surgery, referred to non- endoscopic minimally invasive thyroidectomy. The announcement, based on his article titled "Less is More: Minimally Invasive Non Endoscopic Thyroidectomy”, was awarded as one of the best...

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Prof. Linos at the 12th International Association of Endocrine Surgeons Postgraduate Course

30 July 2013


Prof. Linos traveled to distant Asia, and specifically China, to attend the 12th International Course of Endocrine Surgery as an official guest speaker. The Course was organized by the International Association of Endocrine Surgeons (IAES) and Endocrine Surgery Group, The First Hospital of Jilin University. It was held from 26 to 28 July 2013, in Changchun, a city in northeast China and specifically in “The First Hospital of Jilin University”, a provincial hospital that is, nevertheless, considered as one of the best hospitals in the country. Prof. Linos was the key note speaker in two sessions and the moderator at...

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Prof Linos at the 4th Serbian Diaspora Medical Conference 2013

20 May 2013


Prof Linos was among the speakers of the 4th Serbian Diaspora Medical Conference, held on May 16th to 18th, 2013 in Belgrade. The Conference was organized by the HRH Crown Princess Katherine Foundation in partnership with the Foreign Ministry and Ministry of Health of the Republic of Serbia. This year's conference brought together a large number of physicians from diaspora and their colleagues from Serbia and offered the opportunity to share their knowledge and experience. As part of the Conference, Prof. Linos gave a speech entitled "Laparoscopic Adrenalectomy which is the best approach?", presenting the advantages of the laparoscopic versus...

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Prof Linos at the Annual Meetings SAGES 2013 and 34th AAES

23 April 2013


This year's SAGES Meeting entitled "Innovating the Present for the Future" was held in Baltimore, USA, on April 17-20. The Meeting included several scientific sessions and postgraduate courses. The postgraduate course on “Controversial Topics in MIS Endocrine Surgery” was particularly interesting as it focused on several current controversies in endocrine surgery, e.g. advantages and disadvantages of robotic vs open thyroidectomy, and concluded with a panel discussion of several challenging endocrine surgical cases. As part of this course, Prof. Linos participated in the debate on open vs laparoscopic resection for a 4cm suspected adrenal cortical carcinoma and gave a speech entitled...

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Prof. linos and his surgical team at the Spring Conference of the Greek Society of Endocrine Surgery, in the European Centre of Delphi

12 April 2013


Prof. Linos and his surgical team attended the Conference of the Greek Society of Endocrine Surgery, held on April, 6-7, in Delphi. The Conference, which was held under the auspices of the Greek Surgical Society, included a variety of topics. In particular, issues regarding parathyroid diseases and thyroid cancer were discussed. Interesting cases were analyzed and surgical techniques were presented through video demonstration. Moreover, as a special session of the Conference, articles from recent literature and relevant announcements were, also, presented. Prof. Linos was among the moderators of the round table on "Primary hyperparathyroidism. Issues on conservative and surgical treatment"....

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Gift of life by Prof. Linos to young Reema

11 April 2013


Prof. Linos and his surgical team offered a true gift of life to young Reema. The 6 year old girl from Syria is healthy and smiling again, after a successful surgery, by Prof. Linos at Mitera Hospital. It was an operation to restore bowel injury due to the recent conflict in Syria. Both Reema and her father expressed their gratitude for those who selflessly and lovingly helped them get through this adventure. As a sign of her gratitude, the young girl offered them a painting that presents the nightmare she had to face in Syria as well as the love...

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Prof. Linos, as a chairman and a main speaker, at the Conference of the Surgical Clinic of the University of Thessaly and the Greek Chapter of the American College of Surgeons in Larissa

04 February 2013


Prof. Linos attended the one-day Conference on "Endocrine Tumors", organized by the Surgical Clinic of the University of Thessaly and the Greek Chapter of the American College of Surgeons. The event, which was part of the postgraduate activities of the University Surgical Clinic, was under the auspices of the Faculty of Medicine of the University of Thessaly, and took place on February 2, in Larissa. The aim of the event was to present the current views and guidelines on endocrine tumors and neuroendocrine structures. As these diseases are rather rare and present diverse clinical features, physicians often face difficulties in...

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Harvard Professor George Tsokos was the key note speaker of the annual event of the Hellenic American Medical Association and the American College of Surgeons - Greek Chapter

22 January 2013


A very successful event was organized for the annual celebration of both the Hellenic American Medical Association and the American College of Surgeons - Greek Chapter on Sunday, January 20, 2013, in the Hesperides Hall of Hilton Hotel in Athens, Greece. 155 guests attended the event, including members of the above mentioned scientific societies, Professors, Academics, the President of the Medical School, Mr. Dimopoulos, the U.S. Ambassador to Greece, Mr. Daniel Smith, as well as representatives of the political leadership and the Church, the Minister of Public Order and Citizen...

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Professor Linos participated at the lecture series

10 December 2012


Professor Linos was a guest speaker at the lecture series "Communication Issues", organized, for the eighth year, by the University Research Institute of Applied Communication and the Department of Communication and Media Studies of the University of Athens. Specifically, Prof. Linos was among the speakers at the second event, organized as part of these lectures, entitled "Health and media in times of crisis." The lecture was held on December 4, 2012. Prof. Linos referred briefly to some features of the economic crisis and then noted that under these circumstances, human health gets even worse. More specifically, he mentioned that, in...

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The 1st South Eastern Europe Robotic Surgery Society (SEERSS) International Congress in Robotic Surgery

04 December 2012


Professor Dimitrios Linos participated in the International Congress in Robotic Surgery, organized by the South Eastern Europe Robotic Surgery Society (SEERSS) from November 30 to December 2, 2012, held in Limassol, Cyprus. This congress was meant to bring together all the enthusiasts of Robotic Surgery in the South Eastern Europe, and present them with the cutting-edge developments in the field. Professor Linos, who was among the invited speakers, presented on Endoscopic hyroid Surgery and coordinated the session on Robotic thyroidectomy.  The Congress covered a wide range of topics related...

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Professor Linos presented MINET at 55th International Surgical Group Meeting

19 November 2012


Professor Linos attended the 55th International Surgical Group Meeting (ISG 2012), held in Hong Kong from the 12th to 15th of November 2012. The conference was organized by the Department of Surgery, The Chinese University of Hong Kong, making it the first ever annual ISG program to be held in Asia. The International Surgical Group (ISG) brings together distinguished and renowned surgeons of every surgical specialty, disposing of high medical and scientific merits. Member of the ISG, Professor Linos attended the meeting and presented on the “Minimally invasive non endoscopic...

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Article “Music meets surgery: two sides to the art of healing ” published in Surgical Endoscopy

01 November 2012


An interesting article on the effect of music in the operating room with the title “Music meets surgery: two sides to the art of ''healing'' was published in the October 2012 issue of the SURGICAL ENDOSCOPY journal. According to authors Dimitrios Moris and Dimitrios Linos, when hearing music patients show lower anxiety levels before and during the operation, while less analgesia and anesthetic drugs appear to be needed. On the other hand, music may distract the surgical staff, even though it appears to increase the speed and accuracy of the...

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98th Annual Clinical Congress and 100 years Anniversary of the American College of Surgeons (ACS)

15 October 2012


The 98th Annual Clinical Congress of the American College of Surgeons (ACS) was held in Chicago, USA from September 30 to October 4, 2012. This year's conference is of particular importance as it marks the anniversary of the 100 years since the founding of the College.   Professor Linos, member of the College and President of the ACS Greek Chapter, actively participated in the scientific and social activities of this years Congress. The aim for this year, as at the time of its foundation, was to promote high quality educational programs designed to train surgeons and enhance the health and...

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Professor Dimitrios Linos was appointed to the International Advisory Board of the internationally renowned scientific journal Archives of Surgery.

30 September 2012


First issued in 1920, Archives of Surgery is a scientific journal that provides information on all developments in surgery today, assisting surgeons in the optimization of patient care. The journal has a high impact factor, which is indicative of the significance and impact of a journal, reflecting the frequency of citations from other authors in a given year Professor Linos is the author of more than 100 original scientific articles, which have been published in scientific journals. He has contributed more than 10 chapters in Greek and international surgical textbooks...

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Seminar on Writing Scientific Papers "Medical Writing Seminar”

02 July 2012


A successful seminar on writing scientific papers titled "Medical Writing Seminar" was once again held this year. The seminar was organized by the Institute of Preventive Medicine Environmental and Occupational Medicine, Prolepsis, with the kind support of Lundbeck Hellas S.A., and took place on June, 29-30, 2012, at Divani Caravel Hotel. The seminar was taught, among others, by Professors Karin Michels and Donald Halstead from Harvard University. Physicians of several specialties attended the seminar during which the professors presented and analyzed the rules and tips for successful scientific writing that can lead to successful publication of articles....

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Event in honor of the Directors Coordinators of the schools that participated in the Food Aid and Promotion of Healthy Nutrition Program for students which is implemented by Prolepsis Institute

12 June 2012


The current school year has come to an end and with it the pilot phase of the Food Aid and Promotion of Healthy Nutrition Program which was implemented among students of elementary and secondary schools. On this occasion the Institute of Preventive Medicine Environmental and Occupational Medicine, Prolepsis, organized an event to honor and congratulate the directors and the program coordinators of the schools that participated in the program. The event was held on Thursday, June 21, 2012, at Prolepsis Institute. Prof. Dimitrios Linos, the President of Prolepsis Institute, honored the directors who attended the event with commemoration awards recognizing...

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5th Biennial Congress of the European Society of Endocrine Surgeons in Gothenburg, Sweden

02 June 2012


24-25 May 2012 Professor Dimitrios Linos participated at the 5th Biennial European Society of Endocrine Surgeons (ESES) Congress that was held in Gothenburg, Sweden in the end of May 2012. Among the aims of the Congress, which has been a successful meeting point for endocrine surgeons, are the advancement of knowledge and techniques in endocrine surgery, as well as the promotion and maintenance of high standards in the clinical practice of endocrine surgery and in education and research. Professor Linos was invited as one of the moderators of a Free Papers Session. He also gave an oral presentation on “The...

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Prof. Dimitris Linos at the TV Greek program

09 March 2012


Prof. Dimitris Linos participated in the successful television show of the Greek national channel MEGA All about my health" hosted by journalist Mr Michael Kefalogiannis. In the episode "The Many Faces of Thyroid" Professor Linos was invited to talk about thyroid surgery, and especially the latest techniques applied in this area.

Professor Linos elaborated on the different types of surgery applied on thyroid diseases and explained the difference between the minimally invasive thyroidectomy and the traditional one. He also referred to the latest techniques, such as the ones applied through the mouth and behind the ear, which however so far...

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Academic, Professor Stamatis Krimigis at the annual Dinner of the Hellenic American Medical Society

17 February 2012


ATHENS, February 17, 2012 - Head of many interplanetary missions of NASA, Academic Stamatis Krimigis, whose name has been given to an asteroid, was the main speaker this year for the New Year's annual event of the Hellenic American Medical Society (HAMS). The event took place on Monday, February 20, 2012 at 8pm., at Hesperides hall of the Hilton hotel. "Greece at a Crossroad: The Role of the National Council for Research and Technology" was the title of his speech. "The presence of Professor Krimigis was a great honor for our Association, as he did not only present a very...

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The First Medical School in Cyprus: Challenges and Perspectives

21 January 2012


The unique opportunity offered to young scientists (biologists, pharmacists, etc.) to pursue a medical degree from one of the UKs premier Medical Schools at the first Medical School in Cyprus was presented during an event that recently took place in Athens. The key speaker of the event, held on January 21, 2012, was the Dean of the St. Georges University of London, University of Nicosia Medical Program, Professor Paul Kymissis.  During his speech titled “The First Medical School in Cyprus: Challenges and Perspectives”, Professor Kymissis noted that the first private Medical School in Cyprus is the result of a significant...

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97th Annual Clinical Congress of the American College of Surgeons (ACS)

23 October 2011


The 97th Annual Clinical Congress of the American College of Surgeons (ACS) was held in San Francisco, USA from October 23 to 26, 2011. Professor Linos participated in both the scientific and social activities of this highly praised international scientific organization. Experts and leading names from surgical and non-surgical specialties attended the Colleges annual meeting. Professor Linos, among others, presented on the Endoscopically Assisted Transaxillary Thyroidectomy, as well as coordinated the session “The Colleges International Travellers, 2011”. Moreover, Professor Linos, as the Chairman of Scholar Selection Subcommittee of the American College of Surgeons (ACS) participated in the meetings of the...

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Professor Linos writes in the magazine K-life about the benefits exercise has on mental health

31 August 2011


August 31, 2011

In his article “Exercise can improve anxiety and depression”, published in the magazine K-life of the newspaper “Kathimerini” in the August 2011 issue, Professor Linos refers to the positive effects exercise has on mental health.

More and more studies confirm that exercise can contribute to the improvement of the symptoms of depression and anxiety. Indeed, an experiment conducted on patients with major depression at the University of Duke showed that exercise - without medication - helped to eliminate their symptoms. Exercise appeared to...

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Article about the importance of exercise in K-life of Kathimerini newspaper

31 July 2011


July 31, 2011

Professor Dimitirios Linos emphasized the importance of including exercise in our lives to help prevent several diseases, including colon cancer, in his article titled“Exercise can significantly reduce the risk of colon cancer” published in the July issue of the montlhy edition of Kathimerini newspaper K-life.

As he characteristically argues, “exercise is not a life style but a compulsory need for a healthy life and a prerequisite” that can prevent several serious illnesses, such as cancer, diabetes and cardiovascular disease.

Especially in the case of colon cancer, exercise is very...

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Article on Minimally Invasive Thyroidectomy Published in the Medical Journal SURGERY

30 July 2011


Professor Dimitrios Linos article “Minimally Invasive Thyroidectomy: A comprehensive appraisal of existing techniques” was published in the July 2011 issue of the internationally acknowledged journal SURGERY. The article presents and discusses different techniques, such as the robotic-assisted thyroidectomy through the axilla, which was firstly applied by Professor Chung from Seoul, South Korea, as well as others which will be applied in the future. Emphasis is given on the Minimally Invasive Non-Endoscopic Thyroidectomy that Prof. Dimitrios Linos has named MINET and established as the surgery of choice for most thyroid...

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American Surgeon of Harvard Medical School, Roy Phitayakorn at Hygeia Hospital

30 June 2011


Athens, June 30, 2011 As part of the educational exchange program that has been established between Hygeia Hospital and Harvard Medical School, one more American surgeon completed part of his graduate training in Greece next to Professor Dimitrios Linos at the First Surgical Clinic of Hygeia Hospital.      Roy Phitayakorn, MD, MHPE, is an Instructor in Surgery at Harvard Medical School, where he is also conducting his clinical fellowship in endocrine surgery, as well as a medical education simulation fellowship at the Gilbert Center for Medical Simulation. He is soon to be a regular...

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Interview with Professor Dimitris Linos for the TV show “Open Pages”

11 June 2011


Athens, June 11, 2011   Professor Dimitrios Linos gave an interview to reporter Achilleas Papadionisiou for the TV show “Open Pages” aired at Achelloos TV. Among others, Dr. Linos talked about his training and specialization, as well as the reasons that led him to take up medicine. He also referred to his clinical and academic positions. The interview went over important medical issues, such as cancer, in particular thyroid cancer and colon cancer, obesity and its treatment, robotic surgery, diabetes type 2, as well as the importance of the relationship that should be developed between doctors and patients. The interview...

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Professor Dimitris Linos in collaboration with the association “Alma Zois” for breast cancer

20 May 2011


Athens, May 20 2011  In collaboration with the National Association of Women with Breast Cancer “Alma Zois”, the Municipality of Keratsini & Drapetsona organized a scientific and informational meeting concerning the prevention and early diagnosis of breast cancer. The meeting, which was hosted at the Cultural Center Anthony Samarakis, was held on Wednesday May 18th, 2011. Given that Professor Linos is an avid proponent of “Alma Zois” important work, he was one of the key speakers at the event. Dr. Linos speech, entitled "Prevention and early detection...

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Professor Linos article on the education reform in Hong Kong in the Greek newspaper Real News

06 December 2010


Athens, December 6, 2010 In his article “The education reform in Hong Kong is a good lesson for Greece”, published in the newspaper Real News, on Sunday, December 5, 2010, Professor Linos presented the radical reform of the education system in Hong Kong and the reasons that make it a good example for our country. The education reform in Hong Kong started in 2002 during a difficult economic period for the country, when Minister of Education and Human Resources was Professor Arthur Li. "Our only wealth is our human capital. We cannot become competitive in the global market, unless we...

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The 7th Scientific Conference of the Greek K.E.F.I.-Athens Association of Cancer Patients and Friends

28 November 2010


28 November 2010 The 7th Scientific Conference of the K.E.F.I.- Athens Association of Cancer Patients and Friends titled "Cancer can be defeated " was held on Sunday, November 28, 2010  in "Park Hotel".  Professor Dimitrios Linos was among the invited speakers presented about thyroid cancer. In his speech Dr.Linos discussed about the function of the thyroid gland referred to the most common thyroid diseases and their diagnosis. Regarding Thyroid cancer he outlined the risk factors, symptoms of different types of cancer (papillary, follicular, anaplastic and myeloid) and methods of treatment. He also referred to the symptoms of primary lymphoma of...

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Professor Linos was invited speaker at the 1st National Conference Forum of Public Health and Social Medicine

26 November 2010


Athens, 28 November 2010 The 1st National Conference of the Forum of Public Health and Social Medicine was held on 25-27 November at the hotel Divani Caravel in Athens, Greece. Guest speaker, Professor Dimitrios Linos, presented the new techniques for the surgical treatment of obesity. In his lecture, Professor Linos outlined the health consequences of obesity and defined "Bariatric Surgery", explaining the specific patient criteria required for the surgical treatment of obesity. He then talked about the most common surgical techniques, such as the adjustable gastric banding (gastric band), the gastric bypass and the sleeve gastrectomy.  He also referred to...

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Professor Linos guest speaker in the 1st Term of the Open People's University of Chania

24 November 2010


24/11/2010 Professor Dimitrios Linos was Guest Speaker at the Open University of Chania on thyroid disease and treatments. The People's Open University is organized and implemented by the Municipal Social Policy Agency of the City of Chania and targets in lifelong learning and training of citizens in contemporary science issues by promoting physical and mental health. The first course had the theme "Health: Man and Medicine" and supported by significant and recognized  doctors of various specialties. Invited Rapporteur on the first  term was Professor Linos, who explained the function of the thyroid gland,  outlined the main diagnostic tests and presented...

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Chapters by Professor Dimitrios Linos in two major International Surgery Textbooks

07 November 2010


Two very important recent additions to international medical literature include chapters written by Professor Dimitrios Linos.

The first textbook is titled Endocrine Surgery and was published by Springer in 2009. This book includes a chapter written by Professor Linos entitled Incidentalomareferring to his experience on surgical treatment of adrenal tumors discovered incidentally. Professor Linos work and experience on the surgical treatment of diseases of the adrenal glands is widely known and recognized internationally. 

 

The second book is entitled International Principles of Laparoscopic
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Dr.Linos in the Greek health magazine

04 November 2010


Athens, November 1, 2010 - Professor Linos collaborated with journalist Ms. Niki Psaltis on an article about the new surgical techniques without scar for the October issue of "VITA" health magazine.

Specifically, the article titled "Minimal invasive surgeries" presented innovative surgical methods with little or no incisions. Among others robotic thyroidectomy without neck incision, which was first applied by Dr.Linos team in Greece and Europe, thyroidectomy with small incision in the neck (minimally invasive thyroidectomy) and retroperitoneal adrenalectomy were described.

Dr.Linos also spoke about the single port laparoscopy surgery, which uses the hub as a single point of entry into...

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Dr. Linos participation at 2 International Conferences

11 October 2010


The  52nd Annual Conference of the International Surgical Group (International Surgical Group, ISG) was held in Louisville, Kentucky, U.S. from September 28 until October 2, 2010. Professor Linos took part in scientific and social activities of the annual meeting of the International Society and was a guest speaker on "Minimally Invasive Thyroidectomy: Many Lies-a few truths". In further, Dr.Linos presented different techniques for minimally invasive thyroidectomy developed, outlining the advantages and disadvantages, based on his extensive experience. The International Surgical Group (ISG), composed of brilliant scientists and internationally highly praised surgeons from around the world who exchange opinions and ideas...

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Cooperation Professor Linos with medical journal

01 June 2010


Professor Linos spoke about developments in the field of surgery with journalist Katerina Vasiliou, outlining the new surgical techniques without incision, in June 2010 issue of the monthly magazine on health In Vitro. Particularly, in the article "Without Incisions were presented the revolutionary surgeries that have significantly changed the scenery in the area of surgery. Specifically, among other things was mentioned the Laparoscopic Surgery or "Minimally Invasive Surgery", Laparoscopic Surgery a single incision  (SILS), the Endoscopic Surgery Tools Needle (Needlescopic), Endoscopic surgery through the normal Hole (NOTES) and Robotic Surgery. These innovative surgical methods aimed at small incisions in the...

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The famous Greek geneticist at the Hellenic American Medical Society

04 February 2010


Stylianos Antonarakis, a famous Greek geneticist, revealed some of the secrets of the genome in his speech at the Hellenic American Medical Societys annual event

ATHENS, February 1, 2010 - The internationally renowned Professor of Medical Genetics and Chairman of the Department of Genetic Medicine and Development at the University of Geneva Medical School, and Chairman of the Division of Medical Genetics at the University Hospitals of the same city, Stylianos Antonarakis, spoke about "The Alphabet of Life" revealing some of the secrets of the genome, but also important...

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Dr. Linos guest speaker for the Surgical Treatment of Obesity at the 10th Panhellenic Conference on Nutrition-Dietetics

17 November 2009


Professor Dr. Dimitrios Linos was a guest speaker and President at the Surgical Treatment of Obesity Roundtable, in the 10th Panhellenic Conference on Nutrition - Dietetics. The conference, organized by the Hellenic Association of Dietitians every two years, was held from November 13 to 15, 2009 at the Badminton Theater in Athens, Greece. In his speech, entitled "New techniques in the surgical treatment of obesity”, Dr. Linos, after discussing the effects of obesity on health, presented the most common...

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HYGEIA S..: The first in Greece and in Europe, Robotic Thyroidectomy with the da Vinci ® S System

04 September 2009


Thyroid excision with no neck incision! HYGEIA Hospital is becoming a Reference Center in Greece and in Europe for robotic thyroidectomy, after successfully performing the first surgical thyroid excisions with no neck incision, using the Surgical Robotic System da Vinci ® S. Specifically, a 25-year old patient underwent thyroidectomy using the technique which accesses the thyroid gland via the armpit. This specialized technique, during which there are no unsightly scars left on the patients neck, was performed for the first time in Greece and in Europe by the Director of the Surgical Clinic of HYGEIA, Prof. Dimitris Linos, in...

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Interview with Dr. Michal Mekel, the endocrine fellow from MGH who completes a one-month surgical rotation in Endocrine Surgery at Hygeia Hospital next to Prof Linos

10 August 2009


Dr. Michal Mekel, an endocrine fellow at the Massachusetts General Hospital (MGH), Boston, MA, completed part of her training next to Prof Dimitris Linos scientific team at Hygeia Hospital in Athens last spring. Shortly before leaving for Boston after the completion of the one-month rotation, Dr. Mekel was interviewed by “Eis Hygeia” the Magazine of Hygeia Group, for the June issue.

Dr. Mekel, encouraged by Professors Andrew Warshaw, Surgeon-in-Chief of the Department of Surgery at MGH, and Richard Hodin, Surgical Director of the Crohns and Colitis Center at MGH, decided to spend a month in Greece to be trained...

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Prof Dimitrios Linos offers information about Thyroid Tumors in the May 2009 issue of “SHAPE”

14 July 2009


The May issue of Greek SHAPE Magazine hosted a special on Cancer can be defeated. Prof Linos, whose contribution to the development of Endocrine Surgery and surgery of the thyroid gland in particularly, is significant in Greece as well as internationally, answered important questions regarding thyroid tumors.

The article included a description of the four types of thyroid cancer: papillary (which represents the majority of cases), follicular, medullary and the rarest, anaplastic thyroid cancer. Prof Linos presented the surgical treatment that is usually recommended, total thyroidectomy, which ensures the cure for most cases of thyroid cancer. Thyroid surgery is a...

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Professor Dr Linos presented The position of retroperitoneal laparoscopic adrenalectomy at the 4th Surgical Symposium of Central Greece

07 July 2009


Larisa, 27 June 2009 - The 4th Surgical Symposium of Central Greece was held in Larissa from the 26th to the 28thof June 2009. Professor Dr Linos, who was invited speaker and chairman at the round table on Modern views of the surgery of thyroid - adrenal endocrine glands, analyzed the subject The Position of Retroperitoneal Laparoscopic Adrenalectomy.

The 4th Surgical Symposium of Central Greece took place in the conference rooms of the Larissa Imperial Hotel, with the collaboration of the Greek Society of Surgery and Clinical Surgery, University of Thessaly. During the conference, a wide range of topics concerning...

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Professor Dr Linos, invited speaker at the 17th International Congress of the European Association of Endoscopic Surgery – EAES in Prague

03 July 2009


Prague, 18 June 2009 – The 17th International Congress of Endoscopic Surgery (organized by the European Association of Endoscopic Surgery-EAES) was held in Prague from the 17th to the 20th of June 2009. Professor Dr. Linos, guest/invited speaker at the round table on “New Advances and Oncological Results in Minimal Access Surgery”, talked about “Evaluation of the infectious consequences of hollow viscus opening”

The central theme of the 17th International Congress of the European Association for Endoscopic Surgery (EAES) was New Developments and Oncology Results in Minimally Invasive Surgery, focusing on surgery of the colon and also in gastric, hepatopancreatic ...

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Reviews of

18 May 2009


"Plenty of thought has been put into the detail of this work … . there is a consistency throughout the book and the chapters are well referenced. The operative technique section is particularly well illustrated … . The chapter on adrenal sparing surgery is both fascinating and thought provoking. … This is a valuable reference book for endocrinologists, radiologists and endocrine surgeons. It is essential reading for the increasing number of surgeons who are gifted in laparoscopic surgery but ignorant about the subject of endocrine surgery … ." (D. Scott-Coombes, The Royal Colleges of Surgeons of Edinburgh and Ireland, Vol....

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ACS 94th Annual Clinical Congress

20 October 2008


San Francisco, October 20, 2008 Keeping up to date with the latest medical advances, Professor D. Linos, member of the American College of Surgeons (ACS), participated in the 94th Annual Clinical Congress in San Francisco, USA. This years convention took place on October 12-16 and was entitled “Leading the Way to Quality, Safety, and Excellence”.

The ACS Annual Clinical Congress is considered one of the largest and most significant scientific conventions in the surgical field with renowned scientists participating in lectures, post-graduate seminars, panels, educational sessions and discussions.

Dr. Linos, as a member of the International Relations Committee of the...

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Study Published in Journal

06 October 2008


Study Published in Journal "Cancer Causes and Control"

The scientific article Anthropometric characteristics and mammographic parenchymal patterns in post-menopausal women: a population-based study in Northern Greece, was published online by the journal "Cancer Causes and Control", on September 24 2008. Dr. Linos was among the articles editors. The objective of the article was to examine the effects of various anthropometric determinant on mammographic patterns at postmenopausal ages, accounting for reproductive differences. http://www.springerlink.com/content/804301486w38144v/

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9th International Postgraduate Course in Endocrine Surgery in Sweden

10 September 2008


24-28 August 2008, SWEDEN

Leading scientists from around the world delivered courses on the latest advances in endocrinological surgery during the 9th International Postgraduate Course in Endocrine Surgery, that took place in the island Gotland in Sweden from August 24 to 28. Dr. Dimitrios Linos, internationally known for his contribution to endocrine surgery participated as invited lecturer from Greece. The course faculty included renowned surgeons and physicians recognized for their contribution to the field, such as Leigh Delbridge from Australia, Quan-Yang Duh from the USA, Peter Goretzki from Germany, Barney Harrison from the U.K., Jean-Francois Henry from France, Bruno Niederle from...

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Educational Event on Breast Cancer

27 May 2008


26 May 2008, ATHENS

An important event on “Breast Cancer: Learn, Prevent, Treat” took place on Monday, May 26 in Marousi City Hall. The event was organized by the Hellenic Association of Women with Breast Cancer “Alma Zois” and the Municipality of Amarousion. Dr. Linos was among the guest speakers, and talked about prevention, early diagnosis and treatment of breast cancer.

More specifically, in his speech, Dr. Linos talked about the burden of cancer both worldwide and nationally and stressed the importance of prevention, offering specific practices both on a personal level, such as physical activity and healthy nutrition,...

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Dr. Linos talks about cancer on Greek TV

02 April 2008


March 26 2008, ATHENS

On Wednesday, March 26, Dr. Linos appeared in one of the most popular shows of the Greek national television, named “It is worth seeing”, on ANT1 channel. Presenter of the show is Mrs. Tatiana Stefanidou and the specific show was focused on cancer. The guests were women that have been affected by this disease in different ways, and have either won their battle or are still fighting, offering moving examples of human strength and heroism.

Dr. Linos was invited to the show because of his specialization in surgical oncology and breast surgery, as well as because...

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NOTES in the Conference “Whats new in medicine”

02 April 2008


March 21-22, ATHENS

Dr. Linos, always a pioneer in medical developments, participated in the 1st Hellenic Conference of the Society of Medical Studies “Whats new in Medicine”. In his speech “Developments in minor invasive surgery”, Dr. Linos talked about the Natural Orifice Translumenal Endoscopic Surgery (NOTES).

The Conference took place in the Hilton hotel in Athens, Greece, Friday the 21st and Saturday the 22nd of March.

What is NOTES?

NOTES stands for Natural Orifice Translumenal Endoscopic Surgery. It is a new type of minimal invasive surgical procedure, which is currently being researched and studied in hospitals and...

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35th Hellenic Conference of Endocrinology and Metabolism

01 April 2008


March 19-22 2008, ATHENS

On Saturday, March 22, Dr. Linos participated in the 35th Hellenic Conference of Endocrinology and Metabolism in the posted announcements on adrenal glands. The title of the announcement was a case study by Dr. Linos, Dr. S. Theiakogiorgou and Dr. V. Markou from the Endocrinology Department of the Pathology Clinic of the University of Patra, Greece.

The conference was organized by the Hellenic Endocrine Society – Panhellenic Association of Endocrinologists and took place from 19 to 22 of March, in the Megaro International Conference Center of Athens.

In this years conference, great effort...

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Symposium for Breast Cancer

18 March 2008


March 15 2008, ATHENS

The symposium “The timely diagnosis of Breast Cancer, life compass”, organized by “Platyforos”, a Greek organization studying, researching and promoting civilization, took place in Zakynthos, on Saturday, March 15.

As one of the main speakers of the evening, Dr. Dimitrios Linos talked about breast cancer as a disease that can be prevented. It is worth mentioning that Dr. Linos is one of the authors on the European Guidelines for the surgical treatment of early breast cancer and has also worked in large scale programs targeting breast cancer prevention.

Dr. Athena Voutsi, actinologist, specialized in...

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Event at Nea Erithrea for the World Day of woman

06 March 2008


 Professor Linos was invited as a spokesman in the open discussion on the subject “Mothers of large families with substantial carrier and activity”, which took place on Thursday 06 March, 19:30 at the amphitheater of ATExcelixi A.E. at Kastri. The event was organized by the Mayor and the Administrative Council of Intellectual Centre of New Eritrea, in event of the World Day of woman, on 8 March....

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Dr. Linos at the 1st Robotic Surgery Symposium of HSSRS

02 March 2008


March 1 2008, ATHENS

The Hellenic Scientific Society of Robotic Surgery organized on Saturday, March 1, the first Robotic Surgery Symposium at the Megaron Athens International Conference Center. Dr. Linos participated as the Chairperson of a discussion about Robotic Surgery Applications in Greece.  

Renowned Greek and foreign surgeons participated in the symposium, by discussing about the potentials and the applications of Robotic Surgery and sharing their experiences from different specialties.

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