Medical experts of Greek heritage will arrive in Melbourne, Victoria this year for the Hellenic Medical Society of Australia (HMSA) and Hellenic Diaspora World Congress from November 17 – 19.
The world congress is being co-hosted by The Global Doctors Hippocratic Institute and The Greek Community Of Melbourne (GCM).
It will feature presentations from Australian and international speakers, and will include an interactive dialogue between leaders from diverse academic fields in medicine and science.
On Thursday, November 17, representatives from the University of Melbourne Medical School, the Governor of Athens, Greek universities, the HMSA and the GCM, will meet and hold a round table discussion about potential collaborations in areas such as cardiology, cancer and infectious disease.
An authentic copy of the bust of Hippocrates, which was discovered on the Greek island of Kos and is currently housed at the National Museum in Athens, Greece, will also be unveiled at the University of Melbourne after the meetings.
On Friday, November 18, the world congress will be officially opened. From then until Saturday, November 19, there will be a number of panels by experts on topics including accessing global health care and new medical technologies.
The world congress will conclude on Saturday night with a Gala Dinner raising money from Pronia and Fronditha Care.