With a perfect warm evening, scrumptious food and flowing drinks, 100 guests wined, dined and socialised with a city skyline backdrop. Friends reconnected and new friendships and professional relationships were also formed.
A few short speeches on the night allowed for plenty of socialising. HMSA President Associate Professor Marinis Pirpiris co-hosted the event with HMSA board member Dr Ben Filipopoulos.
The Consul General of Greece in Melbourne, Emmanuel Kakavelakis, impressed with a speech emphasising the Hellenic language and ethos on which medicine is based.
HMSA sponsors Mark Jake Suniga from Commonwealth Bank, Sandra Anderson from Dorevitch Pathology and Effie Papaioannou of MDA National also made short speeches.
A highlight was the announcement of the inaugural medical student scholarship, which was awarded to Christos Preovolos.
Mr Preovolos shared his fruitful and enriching experiences of his medical elective in Greece with guests in an entertaining manner.
Associate Professor Pirpiris thanked the guests and was touched by the turn out on the night.
He highlighted that after the last couple of years that have been challenging in many ways from the COVID-19 pandemic and with current world events it was a welcomed feeling to see so many people being out and reconnecting again.
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