Pandemic: Challenges in an ever-changing landscape - Εικόνα

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)

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.

Watch the previous lectures under the topic "Pandemic: Challenges in an ever-changing landscape".

You can actively participate in the discussion by asking your questions here.

 

Pandemic: Psychological changes and the power of self-determination

Restrictive measures and social exclusion have severely impacted our emotions. The undefined but pervasive fear for our health, coupled with the financial distress brought on by the pandemic have had a profound effect on our mental and psychological wellbeing. More specifically, the young population is turning into a vulnerable group in terms of the psychosocial effects of the pandemic. In this talk, we will discuss which children and which families are most at risk, and whether there are factors that can enhance our resilience, as well as the neurobiological mechanisms that can contribute to that process. Furthermore, we will look at the impact of the pandemic on the incidence of violence, both within families and between young people. Finally, the speakers will share a powerful message on improving the quality of life for children and their families, potential outlets and recourses, and the way towards an optimistic future for our society. 

Speakers
Emmanouil Koufakis, Police Director of Department of Health, Psychiatry and Psychology of Hellenic Police, Scientific Officer on 24-7 psychological support helpline, Hellenic Police  
Dr. Argyris Stringaris, Associate Professor of Child and Adolescent Psychiatry, Faculty of Medicine, UoA

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

Thursday 28/01 | 19.00-20.00

 

Pandemic: Telematics, health and exercise

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. 
 

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

Coordinators
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

 

Pandemic: Environment and Climate Change

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. 

Speakers
EKonstantinos Toutouzas, Professor of Cardiology, University of Athens Faculty of Medicine
Konstantinos Kartalis, Professor, University of Athens Department of Physics, Director

Coordinators
Panagiotis Halvatsiotis, Assistant Professor of Pathology, Scientific Associate at Sports Excellence 
 

Thursday 25/02 | 19.00-20.00

 

Pandemic: Restarting sports and athletic activity

You can actively participate in the discussion by asking your questions here.

Athletic activity in all of it forms has been shown to reinforce and protect our health. Nevertheless, the measures imposed on various sports activities by the development of the pandemic in Greece will remain in place for some time yet, and people who ailed from the virus will have to be particularly careful when transitioning back into sports. Joining this panel discussion to explore the prospect of restarting sports, professionals from the fields of exercise and health will impart information on managing the risks and propose solutions for a safe return to exercise. 

Speakers
Giorgos Mavrotas, Secretary General of Sports
Konstantinos Toutouzas, Professor of Cardiology, University of Athens Faculty of Medicine

Coordinators
Haris Tsolakis, Professor, School of Physical Education, and Sport Science, Sports' programs coordinator at Sports Excellence
Panagiotis Koulouvaris, Associate Professor of Orthopedics, Scientific Director at Sports Excellence

Thursday 18/03 | 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.

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Thursday 28/01, 19:00

Pandemic | Psychological changes and the power of self-determination

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Thursday 11/02, 19:00

Pandemic | Telematics, health and exercise

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Thursday 25/02, 19:00

Pandemic | Environment and Climate Change

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