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George Dimitriadis

MD, DPhil (Oxford), Professor and Chairman 2nd
Department of Internal Medicine, Research Institute and Diabetes Center,
Athens University Medical School, “Attikon” University Hospital


Professor George Dimitriadis, MD, DPhil was born in Athens, Greece. He received his MD from the University of Athens Medical School and his PhD in Biochemistry and Metabolism from the University of Oxford, United Kingdom. He was a senior research fellow in the Department of Endocrinology and Diabetes in Mayo Clinic Medical School (University of Mineapolis, Minesotta, USA) from 1980-1983 and in the Department of Biochemistry and Cell Metbolism, University of Oxford, United Kingdom, from 1986-1989. His present appointment is Professor and Chairman of the 2nd Department of Internal Medicine, Research Institute and Diabetes Center, Athens University Medical School, “Attikon” University Hospital. He is a reviewer in 35 scientific Medical Journals including American Journal of Physiology, Diabetes Care, Diabetes, Diabetologia, Drugs, Metabolism, European Journal of Clinical Investigation, Journal of Clinical Endocrinology and Metabolism, European Journal of Endocrinology. His research interests include: (1) the effects of anti-insulin hormones (thyroxin, glucocorticoids, growth hormone, growth factors) on the sensitivity of the liver, skeletal muscle and adipose tissue to insulin; (2) the treatment of type 1 diabetes with insulin, and the treatment of type 2 diabetes with oral anti-diabetic agents and insulin, (3) insulin resistance in muscle and adipose tissue in type 2 diabetes and (4) the effects of obesity on the sensitivity of muscle and adipose tissue to insulin. He has published more than 150 scientific papers in peer-reviewed Journals, and has over 5000 citations in the medical literature. 

Sofia Hilentzaris, D.B.A. 

Dr. Sofia Hilentzaris holds the following degrees: B.A (Sociology): Northeastern Illinois University; M.P.A. (Public Administration): University of Illinois at Chicago; D.B.A. (Business Administration): Swiss Management Center University.


Dr. Hilentzaris has served as a healthcare senior manager/administrator for 15 years in the U.S.A at La Rabida Children’s Hospital, a University of Chicago teaching and education site. She has also served as a senior manager/administrator and has taught in various educational institutions in Greece and in the U.S.A. for over 15 years.

She is currently the Healthcare Management Program Coordinator, Management Department, School of Business-DEREE. Dr. Hilentzaris has been a member of DEREE faculty since 2014. She has taught courses in the areas of: Healthcare, Management, Organizational Behavior, Organization Development and Change, Human Resources, Corporate Responsibility.

Her research interests include Strategic Leadership, Innovation, and Organizational Evolution and Strategic Management.

Vassilios Kiosses

Psychologist Dip., PhD(c) in MedEd


Vassilios N. Kiosses is licensed psychologist with post-graduated studies in the field of Person-Centered Counseling and Psychotherapy. He is PhD candidate at the Medical School-University of Ioannina. He designed and developed the “Empathize with me, Doctor!”, a 60-hour experiential training for medical students in empathy. He is also the instructor of the elective course “Empathy during doctor- patient relationship”.

Konstantinos Tziomalos

Assistant Professor of Internal Medicine, First Propedeutic Department of Internal Medicine, AHEPA Hospital, Department of Medicine, Aristotle University of Thessaloniki, Thessaloniki, Greece


Konstantinos Tziomalos is Assistant Professor of Internal Medicine at the First Propedeutic Department of Internal Medicine of the Medical School, Aristotle University of Thessaloniki, in AHEPA Hospital, Thessaloniki, Greece. He completed his residency at the Second Propedeutic Department of Internal Medicine of the Medical School, Aristotle University of Thessaloniki, in Hippokration Hospital, Thessaloniki, Greece. He then served as a clinical research fellow at the Department of Clinical Biochemistry (Vascular Prevention Clinic), Royal Free Campus, University College London Medical School, University College London, UK and as a post-doctorate research fellow at the Stem Cell Institute and Cardiovascular Research Laboratory, Division of Cardiology, Miller School of Medicine, University of Miami, USA. His research interests include dyslipidemia, stroke and cardiovascular disease prevention. He has authored more than 250 peer-reviewed scientific articles, which have received more than 4300 citations.

Anastasia Antoniadou

Associated Professor in Internal Medicine and Infectious Diseases
Athens University Medical School
4th Dpt of Internal Medicine, University General Hospital “ATTIKON”  

Anastasia Antoniadou was born in Cyprus and studied Medicine at the School of Medicine of the  National and Kapodistrian University of Athens(1977-1984), from where she also received her PhD. She was trained in Internal Medicine and Infectious Diseases in Athens and for a short period of time in Texas. Currently  she is an Associate Professor in Athens School of Medicine positioned at the University General Hospital ATTIKON in Athens, engaged in clinical (attending physician and ID consultant), educational (4th and 6th grade medical students and residents in internal medicine and infectious diseases) and research activities (clinical research in HIV and Infectious diseases)

Areas of special interest: Infections in immunocompromised patients, HIV Infection, fungal infections, Health-care associated (especially ICU) infections, antibiotic policies and antibiotic stewardship, infections during pregnancy.

She is a member of the Infection Control Committee of the University Hospital ATTIKON and coordinator of the antibiotic team, a member of the committee for the rational use of antibiotics at KEELPNO, Head of the HIV Unit at University General Hospital ATTIKON and a member of the steering committee of the Greek HIV cohort AMACS. A member also of the group of external experts for the ECDC and until 2014 National focal point for the ESAC –NET for antibiotic consumption. She is a member of several scientific societies (including IDSA, ESCMID, EACS and ESCIM) with more than 100 publications in peer-review journals

Alexios Benos

Professor in Social Medicine & Primary Health Care
Aristotle University Medical School

Dr Alexis Benos, is elected Professor in Social Medicine & Primary Health Care at the Aristotle University Medical School. He is a specialist in Internal Medicine and in Social Medicine. His research and teaching interests and activities are social determinants of health,  health inequalities, health services research and primary health care.

He is member of the International Association of Health Policy, People’s Health Movement, Union Internationale de Promotion de la Sante et d’ Education pour la Sante, Association for Medical Education in Europe, Network of Community Oriented Educational Institutions for Health Sciences, European General Practice Research Workshop, Alumni of the London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine, The Society  for Academic Primary Care.

Martyna Giedrojc

Policy Officer for Health Systems and Events


Martyna works for one of the biggest health NGO in Brussels. She follows EU policy decison-making processes for healthsector. She works on health systems issues – especially health workforce and the health professionals competences. Martyna is also responsible for organising events and meetings in the EU institutions.

Martyna holds an MA in Public Health from the Medical University of Warsaw. She also studied in the University of Eastern Finland. Martyna was the President of the Health Managers Student Association. Recently she became a Communications Officer and a Committee Member of the European Health Parliament project.