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Wednesday, 5 April 2017Athenaeum InterContinental, Athens

George Patoulis

President, Medical Association of Athens

George Patoulis
George Patoulis

Born in Athens. He entered the Athens Medical School in 1981 and specialized in Orthopaedic surgery at the Athens Laiko Hospital where he wrote a doctoral thesis on the subject of his specialization. He graduated from the National School of Public Health, where he specialized in Health Economics.

His trade unionist experience dates back to 1995 when he founded the Athens & Piraeus Association of Specialist Physicians (SEIAP) and was president of the association for 3 years (1995-1998). In 1997, he established the Pan-Hellenic Society “Young Doctors” and he has served president until 2004. He is founder and chairman of the Union of Professional Doctors of Attica (E.E.L.I.A.) (2002)

For 8 consecutive years, he has served member of the Board of Directors of the Athens Medical Society (I.S.A.) and vice-president for 3 years. In 2011 – 2014 he has elected president of the Medical Association of Athens (I.S.A.) to today.

His involvement in politics began in 1998 when he was elected municipal counsellor for the first time at the Municipality of Pefki. He is Founder and Chairman of the “Hellenic Healthy Cities Network” scientific society from 2005 until now. In 2006, 2010 and 2014 he has elected Mayor of Amaroussion. In 2008, he was elected member of the Union of Municipalities and Communities of Attica (TEDKNA) and president of Committee on Social Policy and Human Resources of TEDKNA, until 2010. The period 2011-2014, he was elected President of Association of Municipalities for the Protection and Restoration of Penteliko.

Moreover, the period 2008-2010 he was served president of a non-profit organization HL7 Hellas. In 2014, he has elected President of Central Union of Municipalities of Greece. In 2015 and 2016 he has elected Vice President of the Council of Municipalities and Regions of Europe.

He has published the following works:

  • “Young Doctors” scientific magazine
  • A special publication entitled “FIRST AID”, which is distributed to the residents of frontier island areas and other areas of the country.
  • The ISA publication “Doctor Inflation in Athens”
  • The newspaper of the Union of Independent Doctors of Attica
  • The magazine “Dimon Ygeia” of Hellenic Cities Network

He is married to Marina Stavraki, philologist and President of PE.A.P. Municipality Likovrisis - Pefkis and he has a son, Alexandros.

International Keynote Speakers

Francesca Colombo Francesca Colombo, M.Sc., is Head of the Health Division at the Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development. She is responsible for work on health, which aims at providing internationally comparable data on health systems and applying economic analysis to health policies, advising policy makers, stakeholders and citizens on how to respond to demands for more and better health care.
Sylvain Giraud Mr Sylvain Giraud is Head of Unit “health systems” in the Directorate General Health and Food Safety in the European Commission since 1st February 2016.
Juan Fuertes Juan Fuertes is the Advocacy and Access Manager of PHA Europe, the umbrella organization for pulmonary hypertension patients' organization. He is also a Board Member of the European Patients' Forum and Council Member of the European Lung Foundation.
Carmen Paun Carmen Paun is a health care reporter for POLITICO, based in Brussels. Before joining POLITICO, she was a freelancer covering regulatory and international affairs out of the EU capital. She has reported on a wide range of topics, from money laundering to food production to chemicals, for media organizations such as International News Services and Chemical Watch.
PIF (Pharma Innovation Forum)
PIF (Pharma Innovation Forum)

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