SNF Nostos

STAVROS NIARCHOS FOUNDATION

Conference Program

SNF Nostos Conference

  • National Library of Greece
  • Alternative Stage, Greek National Opera
  • Stavros Niarchos Hall, Greek National Opera
  • Great Lawn Stage


Admission to SNF Nostos Health events is free. However, due to limited venue capacity, admission to each SNF Nostos Conference event will be offered on a first come, first served basis with priority given to those who have pre-registered online. For everyone’s convenience, the Conference discussions will be broadcast live in Stavros Niarchos Hall.

SNF Nostos Health/ Thursday, June 23, 2022

09:00 am - 09:10 am

Opening Remarks (@National Library of Greece)
Andreas Dracopoulos, SNF Co-President

 

09:10 am - 1:30 pm

Stavros Niarchos Foundation (SNF) Health Initiative (@National Library of Greece)

09:10 am - 09:30 am

Introduction and overview of SNF’s Health Initiative
Andreas Dracopoulos, SNF Co-President
Panagiotis Koulouvaris, Associate Professor of the First Orthopedic Clinic, National & Kapodistrian University of Athens; President of Regeneration & Progress; SNF Health Consultant
Charalambos Roussos, SNF Health Consultant
Marios Themistokleous, General Secretary of Primary Health Care, Hellenic Ministry of Health

09:30 am - 09:40 am

SNF Talk: The importance of Public Private Partnerships in the Health Sector
Kevin Rudd, Former Prime Minister of Australia; President of the Asia Society

09:45 am - 11:00 am

Enhancing access to public health by creating hospitals for the future

09:45 am - 10:15 am

The significance of SNF hospitals within Greece’s healthcare map
Andreas Dracopoulos, SNF Co-President
Marios Themistokleous, General Secretary of Primary Health Care, Hellenic Ministry of Health
Moritz Spellenberg, Associate Director, Llewelyn Davies
Aimilia Makryalea, Head of Planning and Development of Healthcare Policies, 4th Health District of Macedonia-Thrace
Charalambos Roussos, SNF Health Consultant
Emmanuel Roilides, Professor of Pediatrics - Infectious Diseases, School of Medicine, Aristotle University of Thessaloniki
Kyriakos Anastasiadis, Head, School of Medicine, Aristotle University of Thessaloniki

10:15 am - 11:00 am

A Template for Future Hospitals
Renzo Piano, Architect, Renzo Piano Building Workshop
Martin Hirsch, Head, Assistance Publique - Hôpitaux de Paris
Mark Caroll, Partner, Renzo Piano Building Workshop
Olaf de Nooyer, Associate, Renzo Piano Building Workshop
Paolo Pelanda, Associate, Renzo Piano Building Workshop
Raffaella Parodi, Associate, Renzo Piano Building Workshop
Helli Pangalou, Landscape Architect
Kay Killmann, Head of Europe, Green Business Certification Inc.

11:00 am - 11:20 pm

BREAK

11:30 am - 12:00 pm

Empowering healthcare providers and enhancing quality of care
Andreas Dracopoulos, SNF Co-President
Anna Mariola, Anesthesiologist; Director, EKAV Air Ambulance Services Coordination Center
Sofia Koukouraki, Professor of Nuclear Medicine, University of Crete Medical School; Director of the Nuclear Medicine Department, PAGNI Hospital
Panagiotis Koulouvaris, Associate Professor of the First Orthopaedic Clinic, National & Kapodistrian University of Athens; President of Regeneration & Progress; SNF Health Consultant
Pavlos Myriantheus, Professor of Critical Care & Pulmonary Medicine, National and Kapodistrian University of Athens
Ioannis Faropoulos, Project Manager, Center for Clinical Epidemiology and Outcomes Research
Sarah Szanton, Dean, Patricia M. Davidson Health Equity and Social Justice Endowed Professor, Johns Hopkins School of Nursing
Betsy McCaughey, Chairman, Committee to Reduce Infection Deaths

12:00 pm - 12:30 pm

Mental health and early prevention at the core of the Health Initiative
Andreas Dracopoulos, SNF Co-President
Harold Koplewicz, Founding President and Medical Director, Child Mind Institute
Zoe Rapti, Vice-Minister for Mental Health
Giovanni Salum, Director of the Child and Adolescent Mental Health Initiative, Child Mind Institute
Aspasia Serdari, Associate Professor of Child and Adolescent Psychiatry, Democritus University of Thrace
Anastasia Koumoula, Child and Adolescent Psychiatrist
Konstantinos Kotsis, Assistant Professor of Child and Adolescent Psychiatry, University of Ioannina
Maria Basta, Assistant Professor, Department of Psychiatry, University Hospital of Heraklion
George Moschos, Lawyer, Former Ombudsperson for Children’s Rights in Greece

12:30 pm - 13:30 pm

International collaborations under SNF’s Health Initiative
Andreas Dracopoulos, SNF Co-President
HRH Princess Ghida Talal of Jordan, King Hussein Cancer Foundation (KHCF) and Center (KHCC), Jordan
Manel del Castillo, Chief Executive of Sant Joan de Déu Barcelona Children’s Hospital
Harold Koplewicz, Founding President and Medical Director, Child Mind Institute
Sander Markx, Director of Precision Psychiatry, Columbia University Medical Center
Barry Coller, David Rockefeller Professor & Vice President for Medical Affa irs, Rockefeller University

 

1:30pm- 2:30pm

LUNCH BREAK
→ Pop-up (H) Training: Stop the bleed
by Matthew Tirschwell, Founder, EMS Access Inc.

 

2:30 pm-3:45 pm

SNF TALKS (@Alternative Stage, Greek National Opera)

2:30 pm - 2:35 pm

The Voice of Youth: Reproductive Health Services
Beatrice Nyamwenge Okech, SNF Nostos Youth Advisory Committee

2:35 pm - 2:55 pm

Brian Lobel: 20 Years of Cancer in 20 Minutes
Performance / Talk on the strange anniversary/tipping point in which one has lived more after cancer than before

2:55 pm - 3:15 pm

The Geography of Health Outcomes
Where you’re born is very likely a better predictor of your health outcomes than what’s in your DNA or blood. A case study on the social determinants of health in the city of Baltimore.
Beth Blauer, Associate Vice Provost for Public Sector Innovation, Johns Hopkins University / Johns Hopkins University

3:15 pm - 3:20 pm

The Voice of Youth: LGBTQI+Community and the Access to Health Services
Giannis Vassilopoulos, SNF Nostos Youth Advisory Committee

3:20 pm - 3:40 pm

Robotics in Health
Talk and demonstration on the use of robotic devices to help individuals with severe physical disabilities in rehabilitation.
Robert Riener, Full Professor for Sensory-Motor Systems in the Department of Health Sciences and Technology, ETH Zurich
(ETH rehabilitation projects will be presented at the GNO Lobby)

3:40 pm - 3:45 pm

The Voice of Youth: Health Privacy in the Era of Extreme Transparency
Mary Ann Nobele, SNF Nostos Youth Advisory Committee

 

3:45 pm - 4:00 pm

BREAK

 

4:00 pm -4:50 pm

SNF TALKS / Parallel talks (@Alternative Stage, Greek National Opera)

4:00 pm - 4:30 pm

Psychedelics in Medicine
Rehabilitating psychedelics: the use of psychedelic drugs as the new frontier in dealing with mental maladies and the renewed hope they bring in treating brain disorders.
Frederick Barrett, Associate Director, Center for Psychedelic and Consciousness Research at Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine; Associate Professor of Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences; Department of Psychological & Brain Sciences, Krieger School of Arts & Sciences

4:30 pm - 4:50 pm

The Social Contagion of Virtue
During the pandemic, social networks helped the virus to spread and reinforced mistrust in science. Ideas on social networks can become as contagious as any pathogen and amplify our behavior. Can we infect each other with kindness and virtue instead?
Nicholas Christakis, Sterling Professor of Social and Natural Science, Yale University

 

4:00 pm - 5:00pm

Science & Journalism (@National Library of Greece)
The emergence of pandemic-related issues as front-page news has raised many questions about the ability of journalists to communicate complex scientific issues—as well as the ability of scientists to tell a story that the public can relate to when their lives may depend on it.
Efi Simou, Associate Professor of Mass Media and Health Communication, University of West Attica Department of Public Health Policy
Lauren Gardner, Alton & Sandra Cleveland Professor in the Department of Civil and Systems Engineering at Johns Hopkins Whiting School of Engineering
Ioanna Soufleri, PhD of Molecular Biology, Chief Editor of To Vima Science

Moderated by:
Emma Ross, Senior Research Fellow, Global Health Programme, Chatham House

The panel is curated by iMEdD (incubator for Media Education and Development)

 

4:50 pm - 5:15 pm

BREAK

 

5:15 pm - 6:15 pm

Together we play. Basketball for all (@Stavros Niarchos Hall, Greek National Opera)
Sport has the ability to challenge us and help all of us overcome a wide range of societal prejudices. With the collaboration of the nonprofit Field of Life and Special Olympics International, an inclusive basketball game aims to help challenge prejudices about disability, promote mutual respect, and transform public perceptions. After the end of the game, there will be a short audience discussion featuring legendary basketball player, coach, and CEO of the Field of Life Panagiotis Giannakis, David Evangelista, President & Managing Director of Special Olympics Europe Eurasia and Dimitris Giannakakis, COO of Field of Life.

 

6:15 pm

End of Sessions (@Agora)
→ Pop-up (H) Training: Bystander CPR and Pulse Check by Matthew Tirschwell, Founder, EMS Access Inc

 



SNF Nostos Health/ Friday, June 24, 2022

10:00 am - 10:40 am

SNF TALKS (@National Library of Greece)

10:00 am - 10:15 am

Research and Technology at the service of humanity
A discussion on the social role of Institutes of Technology and their contribution to open science, privacy, and equal access to technological advancements and quality services.
Andreas Dracopoulos, SNF Co-President
Joël Mesot, Professor and President of the Swiss Federal Institute of Technology in Zurich (ETH Zurich)
Martin Vetterli, Professor and President of the Swiss Federal Institute of Technology Lausanne (EPFL)

10:15 am - 10:20 am

The Voice of Youth: Advancing Women into Leadership Positions in Science
Joy Fan, SNF Nostos Youth Advisory Committee

10:20 am - 10:50 am

Trust in Science and What Lies Ahead for Humanity
A Nobel laureate and a distinguished bioethicist discuss what has emerged to be one of the greatest contradictions of our times: while we live in an era of great scientific discoveries, the greater the discovery, the bigger the public mistrust.
Fireside chat between:
Richard Axel, Nobel laureate; Professor of Pathology and Biochemistry at Columbia University; Codirector of the University's Zuckerman Institute; Investigator at the Howard Hughes Medical Institute
Jeff Kahn, Andreas C. Dracopoulos Director of the Johns Hopkins Berman Institute of Bioethics; Robert Henry Levi and Ryda Hecht Levi Professor of Bioethics and Public Policy

10:50 am - 10:55 am

The Voice of Youth: A Refugee's Journey to Europe and the Impact on Mental Health
Gerald Mballe, SNF Nostos Youth Advisory Committee

 

10:55 am - 11:15 am

SNF Discussions: Medicine in the Time of War (@National Library of Greece)
Doctors responding to the war in Ukraine, and their efforts to save lives in conflict zones, where humans constitute the greatest danger to humanity.

Christos Christou, International President of Médecins Sans Frontières

 

11:15 am - 12:05 pm

SNF Discussions: Bioethics (@National Library of Greece)
Discussion on some of today's most complex bioethical dilemmas.

11:15 am - 11:25 am

Bioethics Interactive Quiz
Interactive quiz where the audience decides on classic bioethics dilemmas.
-"Would you sign off on your grandma's assisted suicide if she were beyond help?"
-"Would you take a test that tells you exactly when you will die?"
Presented by Effy Vayena, Deputy head of Institute of Translational Medicine; Professor of Bioethics at the Swiss Federal Institute of Technology in Zurich (ETH Zurich)

11:25 am - 12:05 pm

Bioethics Discussion
Taking cues from the Interactive Quiz and the audience's response, the speakers will touch upon some of today's most complex bioethical dilemmas.
Effy Vayena, Deputy head of Institute of Translational Medicine; Professor of Bioethics at the Swiss Federal Institute of Technology in Zurich (ETH Zurich)
Jeff Kahn, Andreas C. Dracopoulos Director of the Johns Hopkins Berman Institute of Bioethics; Robert Henry Levi and Ryda Hecht Levi Professor of Bioethics and Public Policy
Jeremy Sugarman, Deputy Director for Medicine, Johns Hopkins Berman Institute of Bioethics; Harvey M. Meyerhoff Professor of Bioethics and Medicine in the Department of Medicine and the Berman Institute of Bioethics at the Johns Hopkins University
Sharon Kaur, Senior Lecturer, University of Malaya Faculty of Law

 

12:05 pm - 12:30 pm

BREAK

 

12:30 pm - 1:15 pm

SNF Discussions: Global Health Inequality (Parallel Talk @National Library of Greece)
A conversation about how wealth disparities lead to systemic inequalities in access to quality health care, including a live connection with Dr. Tihitena Negussie Mammo, Global Clinical Director of Lifebox, working in Ethiopia to expand access.
Martin Mueli (ETH Zurich), Surgeon-in-Chief at the Surgical Clinic at the University Children's Hospital Zurich; Full Professor for Pediatric Surgery at the University of Zurich
Amanda McClelland, Senior Vice President of Prevent Epidemics, Resolve to Save Lives.
Irene Wulff, Chief Executive Officer - FOCOS Orthopedic Hospital

Moderated by:
Claire Muñoz Parry, Assistant Director, Global Health Programme, Chatham House

 

12:30 pm - 1:00 pm

A Pandemic Without a Virus (Parallel Talk @Alternative Stage, Greek National Opera)
A talk on non-communicable diseases as the greatest health challenge of the 21st century.
Tom Frieden, President and CEO, Resolve to Save Lives; Senior Fellow for Global Health, Council on Foreign Relations; former CDC director and NYC Health Commissioner - Resolve to Save Lives

 

1:15 pm - 2:15 pm

LUNCH BREAK
→ Pop-up (H) Training: Stop the bleed by Matthew Tirschwell, Founder, EMS Access Inc.

 

2:15 pm - 3:10 pm

West Eastern Divan Orchestra (@Alternative Stage, Greek National Opera)

2:15 pm - 2:40 pm

Encounter through Music: the Barenboim-Said Experiment in Utopia
A conversation about how music and intercultural exchange can help heal humanity's scars.
Mariam Said, Co-Director of the West-Eastern Divan Orchestra
Roni Mann, Director of Humanities, Philosophy and Political Theory at the Barenboim-Said Akademie,
The musicians of the West-Eastern Divan Orchestra, Jussef Eisa, Samir Obaido and Katrin Spiegel , will be also participating in the discussion.

2:40 pm - 3:10 pm

Performance of W. A. Mozart’s Clarinet Quintet by musicians of the West-Eastern Divan Orchestra

 

3:10pm – 4:45pm

SNF TALKS (@Alternative Stage, Greek National Opera)

3:10pm – 3:15pm

The Voice of Youth: Anxiety in the time of the pandemic.
Thibeaux Hirsh, SNF Nostos Youth Advisory Committee

3:15pm – 3:35pm

The Importance of Nature and Design in the Healing Process
Examining the importance of environments that sooth, reduce stress, and induce a sense of calm in helping to restore health.
Michael Kimmelman, Architecture critic, The New York Times
Morgan Hutchinson MD, Assistant Medical Director, Emergency Medicine, TJUH/JMH, Director of Education & SI-Design Track, Health Design Lab, SKMC
David Saladik, Senior Principal, MASS Design Group

 

3:35pm – 4:05pm

Awakening, Regeneration and the Role of Precision Psychiatry
Even though there seems to have been no significant progress over the last 50 years in developing new medications to deal with psychiatric disorders, precision medicine has the potential to lead to major breakthroughs in what were previously considered untreatable mental ailments and effectively bring back people previously treated as "lost."
Sander Markx, Assistant Professor of Clinical Psychiatry, Columbia Precision Medicine Initiative, Columbia University Medical Center

4:05pm – 4:45pm

New York Stem Cell Foundation: Live Experiment & Ask Me Anything
Through a live experiment with stem cells showcasing how cutting-edge research could bring previously unavailable answers to modern medicine, New York Stem Cell Foundation scientists will seek to inspire younger generations to careers in science.
Susan Solomon, CEO and Founder of The New York Stem Cell Foundation
Valentina Fossati, Senior Research Investigator at The New York Stem Cell Foundation
Daniel Paull, Senior Vice President, Discovery & Platform Development at The New York Stem Cell Foundation

 

4:45 pm - 5:00 pm

BREAK

 

5:00 pm – 6:30 pm

SNF DIALOGUES (@Alternative Stage, Greek National Opera)
In the era of "attention economy", six young people share their personal experiences on how social media impacts their mental health, their sense of self-worth, their place in the world, and the way they interact with their peers and society.
Curated & Moderated by Anna-Kynthia Bousdoukou.

 

6:30 pm – 6:40 pm

Closing Remarks (@Alternative Stage, Greek National Opera)
Andreas Dracopoulos, SNF Co-President

 

6:45 pm – 7:15 pm

Pop-up (H) Training: Bystander CPR and Pulse Check by Matthew Tirschwell, Founder, EMS Access Inc