Download the 2020 Panhellenic Congress Programme at-a-glance: PROGRAMME.

07 - 10 December

The focus of the 2020 Panhellenic Congress—top conference in the fields of health sciences and health services research,
with a remarkable impact on the country’s health policies—was on “Public Health & Political Economy of the COVID-19 Pandemic”.
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The focus of the 2020 Panhellenic Congress is on “Public Health & Political Economy of the COVID-19 Pandemic”.

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Congress Themes & Topics

Management of the COVID-19 pandemic globally
The global strategy for tackling the pandemic
The COVID-19 epidemiological status and the prospects of dealing with the pandemic
Clinical and laboratory management of COVID-19
Social, psychological and behavioural impacts on health from the COVID-19 pandemic
Political dimensions of the COVID-19 pandemic
Economic dimensions of the COVID-19 pandemic
The political and operational approach of the COVID-19 pandemic
Legal and bioethical dimensions of the COVID-19 pandemic
Tackling the COVID-19 pandemic and the need to restructure public health
Primary healthcare and the COVID-19 pandemic
Dealing with the COVID-19 pandemic in workplaces
Pharmaceutical policy at the time of the COVID-19 pandemic
Is there an effective and safe vaccine for COVID-19?
Addictions during the pandemic: European and national data
The “One Health” approach at the epicentre of the COVID-19 pandemic
Restructuring public health services in regional and local government
Public health politics and economy: towards a new balance in health
Priorities in the reform of primary healthcare
Integrated primary healthcare networks
Pharmaceutical innovation
Managing biomedicine and pharmaceutical technology & innovation
National medicine policy: Interventions for the regulation of the pharmaceutical market
Start-up entrepreneurship in health
Telematics and monitoring: support to remote areas
Patient electronic health record: the healthcare sector’s digital era
Control and management of major risk factors for health
Smoking: risk management and reduction policies in a new era
Behavioural and societal risk factors for health
Development policies and investment priorities in the healthcare sector
The complementarity of social security and private insurance in health
Vaccination policies and programmes for adults and children
Health Technology Assessment
The effect of population mobility on the COVID-19 pandemic
A strategy for the development of Primary Healthcare in Greece
The prospects of growth for the Greek economy

Official Language

The official language of the Congress will be Greek. There will be English to Greek interpretation & vice-versa for the sessions with foreign guest speakers.


Participants of the 2020 Congress are informed that, for promotional purposes:
a. Photographs will be taken during the virtual conference, b. All virtual sessions will be recorded on video, c. Select session may be broadcast through live streaming, d. After the conclusion of the Congress presentations videos will be posted on the congress website