Welcome Letters

Welcome Letter of the Organizing Committee

Dear friends,

It is a great pleasure and enthusiasm to welcome you in the 5th Clinical Course of Internal Medicine & Surgery – CCIMS which will take place the 12th – 14th of April, 2019 in the Chamber of Achaia and the School of Medicine of the University of Patras.

This year, the anniversary nature of the Course, which has been established as the most significant event of the Chapter of Patras of the SSHMS, and which counts the fifth year, has led us to insert innovations, the aim of which is the improvement and the renewal of the existing sessions, and furthermore the interrogation of new ones. The main aim of the Course is always to adapt to the students’ knowledge, so as to be a valuable experience for all.   

The most important innovation of the 5th CCIMS is the interrogation of the field of Surgery, giving the chance to the participants to interact with the whole spectrum of Medicine. At the same time, the import of new sessions, such as medical debates and clinical cases, enables the audience to participate actively in the Course. A particular chapter are the Round Tables of medical students, which give the opportunity to more students to familiarize with public speaking in the context of a certified student course. Last, but not least, in the Scientific Program will be included interactive Workshops, though which the participants will have the opportunity to simulate their future daily clinical practice.

In our anniversary meeting, we are trying to become better and we call you to join us, with interest and enthusiasm, in the renewed 5th Clinical Course of Internal Surgery & Surgery – CCIMS, and we hope to be worthy of your expectations. 

On behalf of the Student Organizing Committee, which is the foundation of our Chapter, we welcome you in the beautiful Patras, in the Chamber of Achaia, in the 5th CCIMS!

Stergios Nasikas,

President of the Organizing Committee of the 5th CCIMS

Panagiotis Efthimiou,

General Secretary of the 5th CCIMS

Welcome Letter of the Scientific Committee

My dear Students,

I welcome you at the “5th Clinical Course of Internal Medicine & Surgery, which is organized for the fifth year, after the success of the previous Courses the last years.

We have worked together many times these last years, I truly congratulate you for your initiative, and for your continuous and irreducible interest for the knowledge and the research. The way that you manage your education sets a strong foundation for your future career and as a final impact the patient’s benefit.

I wish you from my heart good luck and continue the tradition.

We are with you.

The Rector

Venetsana Kyriazopoulou

President of the Scientific Committee

Professor of Internal Medicine – Endocrinology, Faculty of Medicine, University of Patras

Director of the Department of Endocrinology of the University General Hospital of Patras

Welcome Letter of the Division of Internal Medicine

Dear Colleagues, students and Healthcare Scientists,

On behalf of the Division of Internal Medicine of the University General Hospital of Patras, I have the pleasure to welcome you to an outstanding scientific three-day, the 5th  Clinical Course of Internal Medicine & Surgery – CCIMS.

The formation of a new reality at the recent years, has also affected the field of medicine, creating new challenges. The Chapter of Patras of the S.S.H.M.S., using its dynamic presence, undertakes for 5th year to contribute to the evolution and adaptation of the medical students to these new facts.

I’m sure that the 5th Clinical Course of Internal Medicine & will compose a great opportunity for further development of scientific interests and dialogue and it will also contribute to their training.

Charalampos Gogos

Vice-President of the Scientific Committee

Professor of Internal Medicine – Infectious Diseases, Faculty of Medicine of the University of Patras

Director of the Division of Internal Medicine, University General Hospital of Patras

Welcome Letter of the Division of Surgery

Dear Students,

The scientific interaction among the medical specialties, combined with new technologies always contributes to the successful diagnostic and therapeutic approach of the medical issues.

The successful initiative of the organizing committee of the 5th CCIMS to include lectures of surgical specialties into the scientific program, will enhance, in my opinion, the interest and it will fully approach the educational aim of this course.

I am confident that the success of the previous meetings of the Chapter of Patras of the SSHMS will be confirmed this year too, proving that the effort for the strength of the education must be constantly improved via this kind of events, always adapted to the medical students’ knowledge.  

On behalf of the Division of Surgery of the Faculty of Medicine, it is a great honor for me to be invited in this course, I am very glad for my participation in the 5th Clinical Course of Internal Medicine & Surgery and I will try to contribute in its success.

Panagiotis Megas

Vice – President of the Scientific Committee

Professor of Orthopedics and Traumatology, Faculty of Medicine of the University of Patras

Director of the Division of Surgery, University General Hospital of Patras