SNF Nostos

STAVROS NIARCHOS FOUNDATION

Οn June 23 & 24, we took a fresh new approach to the SNF Nostos Conference. In collaboration with journalism nonprofit iMEdD (the incubator for Media Education and Development) and with integral participation by young people coming from different fields, countries, and perspectives, we tried to create an open, interactive, and dynamic two-day event for all. As part of this effort, we created the SNF Nostos Youth Advisory Committee—a group of young people that offered space for open dialogue, for listening to young people’s concerns and opinions on health-related issues, and for inviting them to help shape the program of the SNF Nostos Conference.

We discussed the progress of the SNF Health Initiative and the core values that underpin all its individual projects, including ensuring access to high-quality health services for all, harnessing the power of public-private partnerships, and implementing an open, transparent, and participatory development process. Through the lens of the initiative, we examined a range of issues—from the design and development of internationally leading public hospitals to the empowerment of nursing staff and the importance of mental health as an integral part of our overall health. A Template for Future Hospitals, an exhibition featuring architectural models of the three new hospitals designed by Renzo Piano Building Workshop included in the Initiative was also on display. 

We touched on major issues such as bioethics, global social inequality in health, and the role of doctors in war zones, an issue highlighted by the war in Ukraine. We also brought to the fore less discussed but equally important issues, such as scientific journalism, the use of psychedelics in mental health treatments, robotics, and the future of medicine as shaped by new technologies.

The conversation inevitably expanded, deepened, and flowed beyond the event venues. Through parallel activities and interactive exhibitions, visitors, as active participants, were able to engage in sports games in a virtual reality environment, watch a unique kind of basketball game, browse an exhibition by photographer Thodoris Nikolaou dedicated to mental health, and explored a global health data map created by Johns Hopkins University.

This year, the SNF Nostos Conference was designed so that everyone is able to be heard, especially young people, since the future of health must be of their concern as well.
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Program

09:00 - 09:10
Lobby NLG
Talks
Opening Remarks
Opening Remarks
09:10 - 09:30
Lobby NLG
Talks
Introduction and overview of SNF’s Health Initiative
Introduction and overview of SNF’s Health Initiative
09:30 - 09:40
Lobby NLG
Talks
SNF Talk: The importance of Public Private Partnerships in the Health Sector
SNF Talk: The importance of Public Private Partnerships in the Health Sector
09:45 - 10:15
Lobby NLG
Talks
The significance of SNF hospitals within Greece’s healthcare map
The significance of SNF hospitals within Greece’s healthcare map
10:15 - 11:00
Lobby NLG
Talks
A Template of Future Hospitals
A Template of Future Hospitals
11:30 - 12:00
Lobby NLG
Talks
Empowering healthcare providers and enhancing quality of care
Empowering healthcare providers and enhancing quality of care
12:00 - 12:30
Lobby NLG
Talks
Mental health and early prevention at the core of the Health Initiative
Mental health and early prevention at the core of the Health Initiative
12:30 - 13:30
Lobby NLG
Talks
International collaborations under SNF’s Health Initiative / New Hospitals
International collaborations under SNF’s Health Initiative / New Hospitals
13:00 - 13:15
Lobby NLG
Talks
Research and Technology at the service of humanity
Research and Technology at the service of humanity
13:15 - 13:30
Lobby GNO
Talks
 International collaborations under SNF’s Health Initiative / New Centers
International collaborations under SNF’s Health Initiative / New Centers
13:30 - 14:30
Agora
Talks
Lunch Break|Pop-up Training
14:30 - 14:35
Alternative Stage GNO
Talks
The Voice of Youth: Reproductive Health Services
The Voice of Youth: Reproductive Health Services
14:35 - 14:55
Alternative Stage GNO
Talks
Brian Lobel: 20 Years of Cancer in 20 Minutes
Brian Lobel: 20 Years of Cancer in 20 Minutes
14:55 - 15:15
Alternative Stage GNO
Talks
The Geography of Health Outcomes
The Geography of Health Outcomes
15:15 - 15:20
Alternative Stage GNO
Talks
The Voice of Youth: LGBTQI+Community and the Access to Health Services
The Voice of Youth: LGBTQI+Community and the Access to Health Services
15:20 - 15:40
Alternative Stage GNO
Talks
Robotics in Health
Robotics in Health
15:20 - 15:40
Alternative Stage GNO
Talks
The Voice of Youth: Health Privacy in the Era of Extreme Transparency
The Voice of Youth: Health Privacy in the Era of Extreme Transparency
16:00 - 16:30
Alternative Stage GNO
Talks
Psychedelics in Medicine
Psychedelics in Medicine
16:30 - 16:50
Alternative Stage GNO
Talks
The Social Contagion of Virtue
The Social Contagion of Virtue
16:00 - 17:00
Lobby NLG
Talks
Science & Journalism
Science & Journalism
17:15 - 18:15
Stavros Niarchos Hall GNO
Talks
Together we play. Basketball for all
Together we play. Basketball for all
18:15 - 19:15
Agora
Talks
End of Sessions | Pop-up Training
10:15 - 10:20
Lobby NLG
Talks
The Voice of Youth: Advancing Women into Leadership Positions in Science
The Voice of Youth: Advancing Women into Leadership Positions in Science
10:20 - 10:50
Lobby NLG
Talks
Trust in Science and What Lies Ahead for Humanity
Trust in Science and What Lies Ahead for Humanity
10:50 - 10:55
Lobby NLG
Talks
The Voice of Youth: A Refugee's Journey to Europe and the Impact on Mental Health
The Voice of Youth: A Refugee's Journey to Europe and the Impact on Mental Health
10:55 - 11:15
Lobby NLG
Talks
SNF Discussions: Medicine in the Time of War
SNF Discussions: Medicine in the Time of War
11:25 - 12:05
Lobby NLG
Talks
Bioethics Interactive Quiz & Bioethics Discussion
Bioethics Interactive Quiz & Bioethics Discussion
12:30 - 13:15
Lobby NLG
Talks
SNF Discussions: Global Health Inequality
SNF Discussions: Global Health Inequality
14:15 - 14:40
Alternative Stage GNO
Talks
Encounter through Music: the Barenboim-Said Experiment in Utopia
Encounter through Music: the Barenboim-Said Experiment in Utopia
15:10 - 15:15
Alternative Stage GNO
Talks
The Voice of Youth: Anxiety in the time of the pandemic.
The Voice of Youth: Anxiety in the time of the pandemic.
15:15 - 15:45
Alternative Stage GNO
Talks
The Importance of Nature and Design in the Healing Process
The Importance of Nature and Design in the Healing Process
15:45 - 16:05
Alternative Stage GNO
Talks
Awakening, Regeneration and the Role of Precision Psychiatry
Awakening, Regeneration and the Role of Precision Psychiatry
16:05 - 16:45
Alternative Stage GNO
Talks
New York Stem Cell Foundation: Live Experiment & Ask Me Anything
New York Stem Cell Foundation: Live Experiment & Ask Me Anything
17:00 - 18:30
Alternative Stage GNO
Talks
SNF Dialogues
SNF Dialogues
18:30 - 18:40
Alternative Stage GNO
Talks
Closing Remarks
Closing Remarks
18:45 - 19:15
Agora
Talks
Pop-up Training

Speakers

Kyriakos Anastasiadis

Head of the School of Medicine
Aristotle University of Thessaloniki

Richard Axel

Co-director of Columbia’s Mortimer B. Zuckerman
Mind Brain Behavior Institute

Maria Basta

Assistant Professor, Department of Psychiatry
University Hospital of Heraklion

Frederick Barrett

Associate Director, Center for Psychedelic and Consciousness Research, Behavioral Pharmacology Research Unit, Department of Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences, Department of Neuroscience
Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine

Beth Blauer

Associate Vice Provost for Public Sector Innovation
Johns Hopkins University

 

Anna Kynthia Bousdoukou

iMEdD Managing Director, SNF DIALOGUES Executive Director, Journalist

Mark Carroll

Partner
Renzo Piano Building Workshop (RPBW)



Nicholas A. Christakis

Sterling Professor of Social and Natural Science 
Yale University

 

Manel del Castillo Rey

CEO
SJD Barcelona Children's Hospital St. Joan de Déu, Barcelona, Spain


Christos Christou

International President 
Médecins Sans Frontières 

Barry S. Coller

Vice President for Medical Affairs
The Rockefeller University

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Οlaf de Nooyer

Associate Architect
Renzo Piano Building Workshop (RPBW)


Andreas Dracopoulos

Co-President
Stavros Niarchos Foundation (SNF) 

Jussef Eisa

Musician
West-Eastern Divan Orchestra

David S. Evangelista

President and Managing Director
Special Olympics Europe Eurasia

Joy Fan

SNF Nostos Youth Advisory Committee
Senior Student on Biomedical Engineering and Computer Science at Columbia University 



Valentina Fossati

Senior Research Investigator
New York Stem Cell Foundation (NYSCF)  

Tom Frieden

President and CEO, Resolve to Save Lives
Senior Fellow for Global Health, CFR
Former CDC Director and NYC Health Commissioner

 

Lauren Gardner

Alton and Sandra Cleveland Professor in the Department of Civil and Systems Engineering 
Johns Hopkins Whiting School of Engineering


Dimitris Giannakakis

COO
Field of Life

Panagiotis Giannakis

CEO, Field of Life
Coach & former Basketball Player

Thibeaux Hirsh

SNF Nostos Youth Advisory Committee

 

Morgan Hutchinson

Assistant Medical Director, Emergency Medicine, TJUH/JMH
Director of Education and SI-Design Track, Health Design Lab, SKMC

Jeffrey Kahn

Andreas C. Dracopoulos Director
Johns Hopkins Berman Institute of Bioethics

Sharon Kaur

Senior Lecturer, Faculty of Law
University of Malaya

 

Kay Killmann

Head of Europe
Green Business Certification Inc

Michael Kimmelman

Architecture Critic
The New York Times

Harold S. Koplewicz

MD Founding President and Medical Director
Child Mind Institute

Konstantinos Kotsis

Assistant Professor of Child and Adolescent Psychiatry
University of Ioannina

Sofia Koukouraki

Professor of Nuclear Medicine, University of Crete Medical School
Director of the Nuclear Medicine Department, PAGNI Hospital

Panagiotis Koulouvaris

Assistant Professor of the First Orthopaedic Clinic at the National & Kapodistrian University of Athens (NKUA)
President of NGO Regeneration & Progress
SNF Health Advisor

 

Anastasia Koumoula – Zafeiropoulou

Child and Adolescent Psychiatrist

Brian Lobel

Performer, Educator, Curator


Phoebus Madianos

Dean 
School of Dentistry, 
National and Kapodistrian University of Athens

Aimilia Makryalea

Head of Planning and Development of Healthcare Policies
4th Health District of Macedonia-Thrace

Roni Mann

Director of Humanities, Philosophy and Political Theory
Barenboim-Said Akademie

Theodore Maravelias

Chief Technical Grants Officer
Stavros Niarchos Foundation (SNF)

Sander Markx

Director of Precision Psychiatry
Columbia University Medical Center

Gerald Mballe

Advisor for Unified with Refugees program
Special Olympics
SNF Nostos Youth Advisory Committee 

Betsy McCaughey

Chairman
Committee to Reduce Infection Deaths

Amanda McClelland

Senior Vice President of Prevent Epidemics
Resolve to Save Lives

 

Joël Mesot

Professor and President 
Swiss Federal Institute of Technology in Zurich (ETH Zurich)

Martin Meuli

Surgeon-in-Chief at the Surgical Clinic at the University Children's Hospital Zurich 
Full Professor for Pediatric Surgery at the University of Zurich

George Moschos

Lawyer, Consultant and Educator on Children's Rights and Youth Empowerment

 

Claire Muñoz Parry

Assistant Director, Global Health Programme
Chatham House

Pavlos Myrianthefs

Professor of Critical Care & Pulmonary Medicine
National and Kapodistrian University of Athens

Tihitena Negussie Mammo

Consultant General and Pediatric Surgeon 
Tikur Anbessa Specialized Hospital in Addis Ababa

Mary-Ann Nobele

Member of the SNF Nostos Youth Advisory Committee 

 

Beatrice Nyamwenge Okech

Member of the SNF Nostos Youth Advisory Committee 
Content Development & Knowledge Management Assistant at Y-ACT Youth in Action

Amref Health Africa

 

Samir Obaido

Musician
West-Eastern Divan Orchestra

Helli Pangalou

Landscape Architect

Raffaella Parodi

Associate Architect
Renzo Piano Building Workshop (RPBW)


Panos Papoulias

Chief Operating Officer
Stavros Niarchos Foundation (SNF)

Daniel Paull

Senior Vice President, Discovery & Platform Development
New York Stem Cell Foundation (NYSCF)

Paolo Pelanda

Associate Architect
Renzo Piano Building Workshop (RPBW)


Tabaré Perlas

General Manager
West-Eastern Divan Orchestra 

Renzo Piano

Architect
Renzo Piano Building Workshop (RPBW)

 

Zoe Rapti

Deputy Minister for Mental Health
Hellenic Ministry of Health

Christina Psarra

General Director
Médecins Sans Frontières Greece

Robert Riener

Full Professor for Sensory-Motor Systems in the Department of Health Sciences and Technology
ETH Zurich

Emmanuel Roilides

Professor of Pediatrics - Infectious Diseases
Aristotle University of Thessaloniki

Emma Ross

Senior Research Fellow
Chatham House’s Global Health Programme

Charalambos Roussos

Health Consultant 
Stavros Niarchos Foundation (SNF)

Kevin Rudd

President and CEO
Asia Society

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Mariam Said

Co-Director
West-Eastern Divan Orchestra

David Saladik

Senior Principal
MASS Design Group

Giovanni Abrahão Salum

Director
SNF-CMI Child and Youth Mental Health Initiative

 

Aspasia Serdari

Assoc Professor of Child and Adolescent Psychiatry
Democritus University of Thrace

Effie Simou

Associate Professor of Mass Media and Health Communication at the Department of Public Health Policy - University of West Attica 
Director of the section of Epidemiology, Prevention and Quality of Life

 

Susan Solomon

CEO and Founder 
New York Stem Cell Foundation (NYSCF)

Ioanna Soufleri

PhD in Molecular Biology
Chief Editor of To Vima Science 

Moritz Spellenberg

Dipl.Ing.(Arch), ARB, RIBA
Associate Director
Llewelyn Davies

Katrin Spiegel

Musician
West-Eastern Divan Orchestra

Jeremy Sugarman

Debuty Director for Medicine, Harvey M. Meyerhoff Professor of Bioethics and Medicine


HRH Princess Ghida Talal of Jordan

Chairperson
King Hussein Cancer Foundation and Center

Marios Themistocleous

General Secretary of the Primary Health Care
Ministry of Health

Matthew Tirschwell

Founder
EMS Access Inc.

Giannis Vassilopoulos

Member of the SNF Nostos Youth Advisory Committee 
Lyricist and an undergraduate student of History and Philosophy of Science at the University of Athens



Effy Vayena

Ph.D. – Professor of Bioethics 
Swiss Federal Institute of Technology

 

Martin Vetterli

Professor and President
Swiss Federal Institute of Technology Lausanne (EPFL)

Irene Wulff

Chief Executive Officer 
FOCOS Orthopaedic Hospital


Dimitrios Zafeiriou

Professor of Pediatric Neurology and Developmental Pediatrics
Aristotle University of Thessaloniki