Opening Press Conference at Komotini

Project MediciNet II 's opening press conference took place at Komotini on 16th of January 2018.

The press conference was organized by the Lead Beneficiary, General Hospital of Komotini "Sismanogleio" at Anatolia Hotel in Komotini, Greece. Stakeholders on behalf of both project partners participated in the press conference in order to present to the public media the scope and expected results of the MediciNet II project.

The event registrations took place during 10.30-11.00, but the attendance carried out for a while after 11.00 am. Based on the participants' list, the attendees of the press conference were around 40 persons, while it is estimated that the attendance exceeded the number 50 people.

It should be noted that the G.H. of Komotini offered to participants DVDs that included an informative video of the actions and results of the MediciNet project completed in 2014.

The Press Conference was coordinated by the MediciNet II Project Manager Panagiotis Michailidis, who initially invited the CEO of the G.H. of Komotini, Mr. Georgios Filippidis, to present the MediciNet II Project and the role of the General Hospital of Komotini in it. The speech was then given to Spas Pasev, Representative of Kardzhali Hospital, who spoke in Bulgarian language with the support of an interpreter (Bulgarian - Greek). Spas Pasev thanked the G.H. of Komotini for the hospitality and expressed his conviction for the successful development and implementation of the MediciNet II project, focusing on the benefits of the project for both hospitals and especially for the Kardzhali hospital. Immediately after, the speech was given to the attendees as follows:

    • Dimitris Tsalikakis, Vice Director of the 4th Health District of Macedonia - Thrace
    • Dimitris Adamidis, CEO of University General Hospital of Evros
    • Achilles Geropoulos, CEO of General Hospital of Xanthi
    • Konstantinos Nalbantis, former CEO of General Hospital of Komotini
    • Giannis Garanis, President of KEMEA Komotini
    • Hassan Ekrem, Vice-Chairman of the BoD of the General Hospital of Komotini
    • Representative - Special Assistant of the Mayor of Maroneia - Sapes
    • Alexandros Tsapekos, President of the Rodopi Pharmaceutical Association
    • Giannis Pasopoulos, President of the Association of Friends of G.H. Komotini
    • Maria Ntikoudi, General Secretary of the Employees' Association of G.H. of Komotini
    • Konstantinos Mavromatidis, Director of Medical Directorate of the G.H. of Komotini

The press conference was broadly presented by the local mass media with a total of 10 entries in the online press, three entries in local newspapers of Rodopi, and TV presentation in local TV channels.