The very successful 9th International Congress of Internal Medicine welcomed more than 80 invited faculty members and 500 participants from all around the world. Have a view of the interviews, slides, photos and more HERE!

Dear Colleagues,

With an experience of 9 International Congresses, we are now excited to be organizing the 10th International Congress of Internal Medicine, which will be held on March 22-24, 2018 in Athens, Greece.

This Annual International Congress is an Independent International Congress of Internal Medicine organised by the Institute of Internal Medicine and Hepatology and the  Department of Medicine and Research Laboratory of Internal Medicine, University of Thessaly Medical School, hosting more than 800 attendees around the world and with the active participation of established and distinguished international scientists and experts.

The scientific program of the forthcoming 10th International Congress includes the latest developments and innovations of Internal Medicine.  The Congress also provides young colleagues with a great opportunity to present their work, research and clinical experience through oral presentations and e-posters covering various fields of Internal Medicine. Therefore, we encourage interested colleagues to actively participate in the program and submit abstracts of their work through the website of the Congress (Online submission is now OPEN).

Many important scientific authorities will participate such as:

  • The European Society for Swallowing Disorders
  • The Hellenic Association for the Study of Diabetic Foot
  • The Hellenic Association for the Study of the Liver
  • The Hellenic Diabetes Association
  • The Hellenic Sepsis Study Group
  • The Hellenic Society of Internal Medicine
  • The Hellenic Stroke Organization

As in the previous year, the Congress is also endorsed and supported by the Foundation for the Development of Internal Medicine in Europe (FDIME).

This Congress promises to be an outstanding scientific meeting and we are delighted to welcome you in the exciting and historic city of Athens.

With my warmest regards

George N. Dalekos
President of the Organizing Committee
President, Institute of Internal Medicine and Hepatology
Vice President, Internal Medicine Society of Greece
Head, Department of Medicine and Research Laboratory of Internal Medicine
Medical School, University of Thessaly, Larissa, Greece

PS To have a view of the of the last 9th International Congress program and invited speakers please see here.

Organizers

INSTITUTE OF INTERNAL MEDICINE & HEPATOLOGY

DEPARTMENT OF MEDICINE & RESEARCH LABORATORY OF INTERNAL MEDICINE,
UNIVERSITY OF THESSALY MEDICAL SCHOOL, LARISSA, GREECE
Director: Professor G.N. Dalekos

Endorsed by :

FOUNDATION FOR THE DEVELOPMENT OF INTERNAL MEDICINE IN EUROPE

Participating scientific authorities :

EUROPEAN SOCIETY FOR SWALLOWING DOSORDERS

HELLENIC ASSOCIATION FOR THE STUDY OF DIABETIC FOOT

HELLENIC ASSOCIATION FOR THE STUDY OF THE LIVER

HELLENIC DIABETES ASSOCIATION

HELLENIC SEPSIS STUDY GROUP

HELLENIC SOCIETY OF INTERNAL MEDICINE

HELLENIC STROKE ORGANIZATION

Under the auspices of :

UNIVERSITY OF THESSALY MEDICAL SCHOOL, LARISSA, GREECE

 

SCIENTIFIC COMMITTEE & FACULTY MEMBERS
A. Alexopoulou Sh. Hamdy P. Perez-Martinez
R. Al-Shahi Salman C. Hezode G. Petrikkos
G. Andrikopoulos G. Hirschfield M. Psichogiou
Q. Anstee P. Invernizzi Y. Renaudineau
M. Blank E. Jude Ε.I. Rigopoulou
Y. de Boer N. Karachaliou Κ. Ritis
A. Boulton P. Kardas I. Ruža
R. Bulbulia Ν.L. Katsilambros E. Saloustros
M. Burnier P. Van de Kerkhof D. Samonakis
H.R. van Buuren G. Kolovou E. Sandset
L. Campos J. Koskinas C. Schramm
M.-D. Cappellini A. Kotsakis D. Sereni
J.-M. Cavaillon V. Kotsis P.P. Sfikakis
L. Christou P.L. Lakatos P. Skendros
F. Ciccia P. Lampertico M. Speletas
P. Clave M. Lenzi K. Spengos
E. Costa R. Liberal A. Stefos
G.L. Daikos J. Lopez-Miranda N. Tentolouris
G.N. Dalekos V. Lougaris M. Trauner
S. De Vita Κ.P. Makaritsis Ε.V. Tsianos
G.D. Dimitriadis P.M. Mannucci E.A. Tsochatzis
G. Dimopoulos S. Manolakopoulos M. Tumbarello
Μ.-Α. Dimopoulos M.N. Manoussakis S. Unal
S. Dourakis A. Marra P. Vardas
S. Engelter F. Menichetti D. Vassilopoulos
P. Fenaux Y. Metaxas E. Vavouranakis
A. Floreani E. Michou Κ. Vemmos
G. Fountzilas G. Mieli-Vergani D. Vergani
R. Gans D. Mikhailidis C.D. Vizza
Ν.K. Gatselis I. Mitroulis P.G. Vlachoyiannopoulos
S. Georgiadou H.Μ. Moutsopoulos M. Voulgarelis
E.J. Giamarellos-Bourboulis M. Netea H. Wedemeyer
A. Giannoukas P. Nilsson F. Weidanz
S. Giannouli G. Ntaios D. Werring
P. Giovas S.E. Orfanos C. Yurdaydin
C. Gogos P. Papanagiotou Κ. Zachou
L. Guillevin N. Papanas A. Zanchetti
C. Hadjichristodoulou A. Pares
S.J. Hadziyannis G.V. Papatheodoridis

Preliminary Scientific Programme

The Congress has been accredited with 24 Continuing Medical Education (CME) credits by the Panhellenic Medical Association.
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Future innovations in cardiovascular medicine
Panos Vardas (Heraklion, Greece)

Chairperson: Nikolaos L. Katsilambros (Athens, Greece)

Interventional procedures in cardiovascular diseases

Non-pharmacological intervention in atrial fibrillation
Georgios Andrikopoulos (Athens, Greece)

Management of asymptomatic carotid stenosis
Richard Bulbulia (Oxford, UK)

Transcatheter aortic valve replacement
Emmanouil Vavouranakis (Athens, Greece)

Chairpersons: Nikolaos L. Katsilambros (Athens, Greece), Athanasios Giannoukas (Larissa, Greece)

β-blockers as first-line treatment in arterial hypertension

Pros
Alberto Zanchetti (Milan, Italy)

Cons
Michel Burnier (Milan, Italy)

Chairperson: Alberto Zanchetti (Milan, Italy)

Diabetic foot: Advances in everyday clinical practice
Hellenic Society of Internal Medicine
Hellenic Diabetes Association
Hellenic Association for the Study of the Diabetic Foot

Overview of the diabetic foot-successes and unmet needs

Andrew Boulton (Manchester, UK)

Charcot neuro-osteo-arthropathy-update in diagnosis and management
Edward Jude (Lancashire, UK)

Diagnosis and management of diabetic foot infections
Mina Psichogiou (Athens, Greece)

Chairpersons: George Dimitriadis (Athens, Greece),
Nikolaos Tentolouris (Athens, Greece)

Intracranial haemorrhage and cerebral microbleeds
Hellenic Stroke Organization

Early blood pressure lowering in acute intracerebral haemorrhage: How low?
Else Sandset (Oslo, Norway)

Acute management in antithrombotic-related intracerebral haemorrhage
Stefan Engelter (Basel, Switzerland)

Restart or Stop antithrombotics after intracerebral haemorrhage?
Rustam Al-Shahi Salman (Edinburgh, UK)

Cerebral microbleeds: current knowledge and implications for clinical practice
David Werring (London, UK)

Chairpersons: David Werring (London, UK), George Ntaios (Larissa, Greece)

WELCOME

Inaugural Lecture
Internal Medicine in the 21st Century: Challenges in education and research
Maria Domenica Cappellini (Milan, Italy)

Dysphagia disorders in clinical practice
European Society for Swallowing Disorders

Dysphagia: Incidence and characteristics
Emilia Michou (Manchester, UK)

Aging and dysphagia (presbyphagia)
Pere Clave (Mataró, Spain)

Dysphagia in stroke & neurostimulation
Shaheen Hamdy (Manchester, UK)

Chairpersons: Pere Clave (Mataró, Spain), Emilia Michou (Manchester, UK)

Hypertriglyceridemia: A true risk factor or innocent bystander?

Hypertriglyceridaemia, atherosclerosis cardiovascular disease and pharmacological management
Pablo Perez-Martinez (Cordoba, Spain)

Novel aspects of diet modulating postprandial lipaemia in cardiometabolic diseases
Jose Lopez-Miranda (Cordoba, Spain)

Consensus and guidelines concerning fasting/non-fasting triglycerides
Dimitri Mikhailidis (London, UK)

Chairperson: Genovefa Kolovou (Athens, Greece)

Medication adherence

Medication adherence: The magnitude of the problem
Elisio Costa (Porto, Portugal)

Interventions to improve medication adherence
Przemyslaw Kardas (Lodz, Poland)

Educational tools to improve medication adherence
Periklis Giovas (Zug, Switzerland)

Chairpersons: Periklis Giovas (Zug, Switzerland),
Elisio Costa (Porto, Portugal)

Sepsis in 2018
Hellenic Sepsis Study Group

Does immunosuppression in sepsis really exist?
Jean-Marc Cavaillon (Paris, France)

Macrophage activation and sepsis
Mihai Netea< (Nijmegen, The Netherlands)

Current guidelines for sepsis management
Evangelos J. Giamarellos-Bourboulis (Athens, Greece)

Chairpersons: Charalambos Gogos (Patras, Greece),
Evangelos J. Giamarellos-Bourboulis (Athens, Greece)

Combination treatment in the era of MDR bacteria infections

Due to Gram negative bacteria
Mario Tumbarello (Rome, Italy)

Due to MRSA
Francesco Menichetti (Pisa, Italy)

Chairperson: Francesco Menichetti (Pisa, Italy),
George Daikos (Athens, Greece)

IgG4 related disease: An underrecognized entity
Michael Trauner (Vienna, Austria)

Chairperson: Eirini I. Rigopoulou (Larissa, Greece)

Internal Medicine in the core of medical specialties
European Federation of Internal Medicine (EFIM)

European education centre for Internal Medicine
Rijk Gans(Gronignen, The Netherlands)

Young internists subcommittee actions
Frauke Weidanz(Edinburgh, UK)

Gender differences in medicine
Alberto M. Marra(Heidelberg, Germany)

Chairpersons: Luis Campos (Lisbon, Portugal)

Quality of care and professional issues
Luis Campos(Lisbon, Portugal)

Chairperson: George N. Dalekos (Larissa, Greece)

Perspectives in viral hepatitis treatment
Hellenic Association for the Study of the Liver

Present and future treatment of chronic hepatitis B
Pietro Lampertico (Milan, Italy)

Optimal management of special groups of chronic HBV infection
Spilios Manolakopoulos (Athens, Greece)

Optimal current treatment of hepatitis C
Christophe Hézode (Paris, France)

Chairperson: George V. Papatheodoridis (Athens, Greece)

Lymphomas and myelodysplastic syndromes in autoimmune diseases

Autoimmune disorders: Risk factors for lymphomagenesis
Michael Voulgarelis(Athens, Greece)

Virus-driven autoimmunity and lymphoproliferation:
The example of HCV infection
Salvatore De Vita (Udine, Italy)

Myelodysplastic syndrome and autoimmune disorders: Cause or consequence?
Stavroula Giannouli (Athens, Greece)

Chairperson: Michael Voulgarelis (Athens, Greece)

Update on primary immunodeficiencies
Vassilios Lougaris (Brescia, Italy)

Chairperson: Matthaios Speletas (Larissa, Greece)

Unmet clinical needs in autoimmune liver diseases

Autoimmune hepatitis
Marco Lenzi (Bologna, Italy)

Primary biliary cholangitis
Pietro Invernizzi (Milan, Italy)

Primary sclerosing cholangitis
Christoph Schramm (Hamburg, Germany)

Pediatric autoimmune liver disease
Giorgina Mieli-Vergani (London, UK)

Chairpersons: George N. Dalekos (Larissa, Greece),
Pietro Invernizzi (Milan, Italy)

Pulmonary hypertension: New aspects
Dario Vizza (Rome, Italy)

Chairperson: Stylianos E. Orfanos (Athens, Greece)

Biologic agents in Internal Medicine General principles and pathophysiological background for their implementation
Petros P. Sfikakis (Athens, Greece)

Biologics in psoriasis
Peter van de Kerkhof(Nijmegen, The Netherlands)

Biologics in IBD
Peter Laszlo Lakatos (Montreal, Canada)

Biologics in rheumatic diseases
Dimitrios Vassilopoulos (Athens, Greece)

Chairpersons: Petros P. Sfikakis (Athens, Greece)

Νew perspectives in oncology

Hereditary cancer: the role of genetic testing
Emmanouel Saloustros (Heraklion Crete, Greece)

Biomarkers as a tool for personalized treatment: the paradigm of non-small cell lung cancer (NSCLC)
Niki Karachaliou (Barcelona, Spain)

Managing toxicities associated with immunotherapy for solid tumors
Yannis Metaxas (Chur, Switzerland)

Chairpersons: Athanasios Kotsakis (Heraklion Crete, Greece),
George Fountzilas (Thessaloniki, Greece)

Hellenic Stroke Organization

Endovascular thrombectomy in acute ischemic stroke
Panagiotis Papanagiotou (Bremen, Germany)

Chairperson: Konstantinos Vemmos (Athens, Greece)

Autoinflammatory syndromes

The role of IL-1β in autoinflammation
Ioannis Mitroulis (Dresden, Germany)

Stress-induced inflammation: Lessons from Familial Mediterranean Fever
Panagiotis Skendros (Alexandroupolis, Greece)

Inflammasomes activation in the pathogenesis of AnkylosingSpondylitis
Francesco Ciccia (Palermo, Italy)

Chairperson: Konstantinos Ritis (Alexandroupolis, Greece),
Nikolaos Gatselis (Larissa, Greece)

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Sponsors-Expression of interest

A major exhibition will accompany the Congress, where pharmaceutical and/or equipment/device industries will display relevant products, services and therapeutic developments, reach and interact with the medical community, promote their activities, research and technologies.

For relative information interested Companies may contact the Organizing-Administrative Bureau

Εmail: info@conferre.gr

Tel.: ( 30) 26510 68610

Fax: ( 30) 26510 68611

Contact person: Mrs Lina Siamopoulou

The Sponsorship Prospectus is available HERE.

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Beside the main congress hotel, alternative hotels have been reserved for the participants. For further information and terms-conditions please visit the accommodation page.

Location

  • Royal Olympic Hotel, Greece
  • Athanasiou Diakou 28-34, 117 43
  • info@royalolympic.com
  • +30 210 9288400
  • +30 210 9233317