Prolepsis will participate in the two-day multi-conference "Money-Show" that will be held 3-4 December 2005 in Hilton Hotel. The central organiser of the event is the Hellenic-German Chamber of Commerce and Industry.
Presentation of Dr Athena Linos, Associate Professor of Athens Medical School, on "Best Practices in Prevention of Risks in Construction: The European Dimension", for the Symposium entitled "Safety and Health in the Construction Industry", organised by the Cyprus International Institute for the Environment and Public Health in association with Harvard School of Public Health, in Cyprus, 10 November 2005.
Presentation of Dr Athena Linos, Associate Professor of Athens Medical School, on "Agricultural injuries and illness", for the training course: "Fundamentals of Occupational Health: Basic Prevention and Clinical Principles", organised by the Cyprus International Institute for Environment and Public Health in association with Harvard School of Public Health, in Cyprus, 7-9 November 2005.
A seminar on Medical Writing was organised on the 3rd and 4th of September by Prolepsis and Novartis
A large number of newspapers published concerning the conference and more extensively concerning the results that Dr Athena Linos presented on the lack of harmonisation of the training of health professionals in the European Union. They also focused on the disparities in the European Union in terms of medical specialties and the need for harmonisation in that respect, as well as the need for Greece to "catch-up" especially as far as public health related specialties are considered.
Participants from more than 20 countries and organizations, including Prolepsis, presented their data and discussed the current status of health care system in European countries and the new challenges that health care professionals and policymakers are confronted with as a consequence of increased migration.
A hospital-based case-control study was carried out in Athens, Greece, using a standardized questionnaire. The sample was extensively interviewed regarding demographic, socioeconomic and biomedical characteristics including residential, occupational, personal and family medical histories, dietary and smoking habits, exposure to occupational and agricultural related chemicals.