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The Stavros Niarchos Foundation Cultural Center (SNFCC), in partnership with “Sports Excellence”, which operates under the scientific supervision of the 1st Orthopedic Clinic of the Medical school of Athens, is organizing a series of lectures on the COVID-10 pandemic. All the lectures will be broadcasted from the Book Castle via live streaming. The event is coordinated by the “Regeneration & Progress” NGO, and the program is realized thanks to a grant by the Stavros Niarchos Foundation (SNF). 

This scientific forum will discuss the impact of climate change on biodiversity and, by extension, the human body. Is there a correlation between temperature inversion and the detrimental effects on the environment, and the re-emergence of old diseases and the spike in mortality and morbidity of chronic ailments? Finally, the speakers will examine the enforced reduction in industrial production and suspension of transportation in terms of their impact on the greenhouse effect. 

Konstantinos Toutouzas, Professor of Cardiology, University of Athens Faculty of Medicine
Konstantinos Kartalis, Professor, University of Athens Department of Physics, Director, Laboratory of Environmental Physics – Meteorology 

Panagiotis Halvatsiotis, Assistant Professor of Pathology, Scientific Associate at Sports Excellence 
Thursday 25/02 | 19.00-20.00


Project Coordination Team
Panagiotis Koulouvaris, Assistant Professor in Orthopedics, Scientific director at Sports Excellence 
Haris Tsolakis, Professor, School of Physical Education and Sport Science, Sports' programs coordinator at Sports Excellence
Panagiotis Halvatsiotis, Assistant Professor in Pathology, Scientific Associate at Sports Excellence
Theodoros Daviotis, Director of Mass Sports programs at Regeneration & Progress NGO 


SNFCC provides a platform for discussion and ideas' development, but the views expressed are those of the speaker.

There will be simultaneous interpretation in Greek Sign Language.

You can watch the lectures live in Greek on this page, as well as on the Facebook page @SNFCC and  the SNFCC's YouTube channel.

See also

Thursday 28/01, 19:00

Pandemic: Challenges in an ever-changing landscape


Wednesday 24/02, 19:00

Faces of the hero: Readings | Maria Protopappa reads The Grasshopper by Anton Chekhov


Thursday 11/02, 19:00

Pandemic | Telematics, health and exercise