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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). 

The first issue to be discussed pertains to the applications of telematics and, in particular, telemedicine and tele-observation, in ensuring good health on a personalized basis, as well as tele-training for help at home. 

Following that, the speakers will focus on the digital media available to the experts for the early identification of talented children athletes, while also serving as a tool for the athletic and social development of children. 

Distinguished scientists/speakers will impart important information and answer questions on how we can determine and define the ways to integrate the above into our daily lives. 

Nikolaos Smyrnis, Psychiatrist, Professor of Psychiatry, University of Athens
Konstantinos Koutsopoulos, Bioinformatics Scientist

Panagiotis Halvatsiotis, Assistant Professor of Pathology, Scientific Associate at Sports Excellence 
Panagiotis Koulouvaris, Associate Professor of Orthopedics, Scientific Director at Sports Excellence


Thursday 11/02 | 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