eHealth Forum 2016 Official Opening


eHealth Forum 2016 entitled “Catalyst for reform – Enabler for growth” was officially inaugurated on Tuesday 25 October by President of the Organising Committee, Alexander Berler. Opening the Forum were George Patoulis, Mayor of Amarousion, president of the Central Union of Municipalities of Greece, and President of the Hellenic Healthy Cities Network, one of the co-organisers of eHealth Forum 2016; Maria Stratigaki, Vice Mayor for Social Solidarity Welfare and Equality of the Municipality of Athens, under the auspices of which the Forum opened this year.

In addition eHealth Forum 2016 partners’ representatives extended a brief welcome to delegates joining the event. Welcomes were presented by Prof. Panagiotis Chalvatziotis, Secretary General of the Panhellenic Medical Association’s Research Institute, Markos Ollandezos, scientific advisor of Panhellenic Association of Pharmaceutical Industries, Mrs Karima Bourquard, Director of Interoperability IHE-Europe, John Crawford, President of EHTEL, Prof. Ioannis Mantas, Director of the Laboratory of Health Informatics, Faculty of Nursing and former President EFMI, Theodoros Vontetsianos, Coordinator of the Greek Network EIP on AHA, and Dr. Gregory Kouraklis, President of the Athens Medical Association.