Conference “Pulmonary Fibrosis, listen to your body” November 2022 HCFA-TEAM November 4, 2022

Conference “Pulmonary Fibrosis, listen to your body” November 2022


                     Conference “Pulmonary Fibrosis, listen to your body” November 2022

The President of the Panhellenic Cystic Fibrosis Association, Anna Spinou, addressed the informative conference entitled: “Pulmonary fibrosis, listen to your body before it’s too late”, organized by the Lung Fibrosis Association “Lungs of Life”, at the Hellenic Pasteur Institute, on Saturday 22 October 2022.

Our President referred to the similarities between the two diseases of Pulmonary Fibrosis and Cystic Fibrosis, with a large part of the population unable to distinguish between the two diseases. She also spoke about the common goals prioritising prevention, early diagnosis, holistic care in specialised follow-up centres, timely access to available treatments, lung transplants and organ donation, stressing how important it is for patients to join their voices and forces by actively demanding a better quality of life.

Here you can watch the video of our President’s speech. On the website of the Hellenic Pulmonary Fibrosis Association here you can watch the videos of all the speeches and read the Association’s Press Release.

The following addressed the conference: The Head of the Department of Planning and Monitoring of Drug Administration of the Hellenic Health Insurance Fund (EOPYY), Harikleia Kani, the President of the Hellenic Lung Society, Stylianos Loukidis, the President of the Hellenic Society of Pulmonology, Stylianos Loukidis, the President of the Hellenic Society of Lung Diseases, Dimitris Athanasiou, the President of the Association “95” Hellenic Alliance for Rare Patients, Mary Adamopoulou, while the Emeritus Professor of Pulmonology, Demosthenes Bouros, was awarded for his contribution to the work of the association. The speakers were: Demosthenes Bouros, Pulmonologist, Professor Emeritus of Pulmonology, University of Athens, Stamatoula Tsikrika, Pulmonologist – Tuberculologist, “The Sotiria” and President of the Association of Pulmonologists of Greece, Vassilios Tzilas, Pulmonologist, Attending Physician B’, “The Sotiria”, Doctor of the University of Athens, Argyrios Tzouvelekis, Senior Lecturer, Professor of Pulmonary Medicine, Dr. Theodora Kotsopoulou, Gastroenterologist, Scientific Associate 251 GNA, Dimitrios Kuretas, Professor of Biochemistry – Biotechnology, University of Thessaly, Hercules Tsagaris, Professor of Pulmonology – Intensive Care, Director of the Intensive Care Clinic of the University of Patras, Grigoris Vassiliadis, Doctor of Psychology – Systemic Existential Psychotherapist, Evangelia Vogiatzaki, Doctor of Biology, University of Lausanne, Special Secretary of the Greek Lung Fibrosis Association “Lungs of Life”, Emmanuel Mitakis, representative of Boehringer-Ingelheim Hellas.


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