Welcome Address


Dear colleagues,

It is with great pleasure that we invite you to our 2-day International Forum organized by the MITERA-HYGEIA Hospitals Congenital Heart Disease Department. The event has been established to be the most up-to-date Hellenic Forum discussing the latest developments in Cardiology and Cardiac Surgery for Congenital Heart Disease across all ages, from fetal to adult life, and the current treatments, medical, transcatheter and surgical.

We aspire to keep improving the day-to-day healthcare services available to this special and vulnerable patient group. To this end, we have invited distinguished colleagues from our country and abroad to discuss all the current approaches in the diagnosis and treatment of congenital heart disease.

This year’s forum has been enriched to include more topics on the pregnant woman and the fetus with heart disease, as well as topics related to cardiac anaesthesia and cardiac intensive care unit. The round tables have been grouped to sub-specialty interests, in order to facilitate all involved physicians to attend. The conference is addressed to Gynaecologists and Fetal medicine specialists, Cardiologists and Cardiac Surgeons, Cardiac Anaesthetists, Paediatricians and Paediatric Intensivists.

The Forum is held under the auspices of the various Medical Sub-specialties Scientific Societies.

Dr Aphrodite Tzifa, MD(Res), FRCPCH
President of the Organizational and Scientific Committees Director, Paediatric Cardiology and Adult Congenital Heart Disease Department, MITERA-HYGEIA Hospital
Hon. Clinical Senior Lecturer, King’s College London

Prof. Panos Vardas, MD, PhD, Co – President of the Organizational Committee, Chairman of the Heart Sector HYGEIA Hospitals Group, President European Society of Cardiology (2012 – 2014), Visiting Professor, Imperial College, London

Dr Fotios Mitropoulos, MD, PhD Co-President of the Scientific Committee, Director, MITERA Cardiac Surgery Department, Scientific Associate, HYGEIA Hospital