On the 13th of March 2018, at the Biomedical Research Foundation of the Academy of Athens (BRFAA), the Greek Carers Network EPIONI hold a workshop on the topic “Caring for the caregiver: connecting to clinical and basic research update resources”. The event was under the auspices of the World Federation for Mental Health, the Greek Psychiatric Society, and the European Brain Council.

IMG_6402The discussants were eminent mental health scientists such as Professor Georgios Christodoulou, former president of the World Federation for Mental Health, Mr Dimitrios Kontis, assistant professor of Psychiatry, Professor Magda Tsolaki, neurologist-psychiatrist and president of the Panhellenic Federation for Alzheimer’s and Related Disorders, Dr Kelly Panagiotopoulou allergologist- group therapist. Mrs Magdi Birtha from COFACE Families Europe presented the 2017 “Who Cares?” European survey for Caregivers. Psychologist Panagiotis Chondros from EPAPSY and Susan Gregory made presentations about carers associations in Greece. Mrs Mary Adamopoulou from EUPATI Greece shared her experience as a Fellow of the Academy and Professor Aris Charonis presented the activities of the BBMRI-ERIC network in Greece. Moderator was Orestis Giotakos.

vlcsnap-2018-03-15-15h49m07s381The Brain Awareness event was conducted with the support of researcher Professor Dimitra Magoura (photo) who, aside from her interesting presentation offered an interactive tour of the laboratories of the Biomedical Research Foundation of the Academy of Athens (BRFAA). Participants experienced the way research is done in one of the most modern research centres in Europe.