EPIONI, on Friday, May 8, 2020, successfully organized a webinar on supporting carers of people with heart disease during the coronavirus era.
Interesting presentations were made by Mr. Stecy Yghemonos from the European Federation of Eurocarers and Mr. Liam O’Sullivan from Care Alliance Ireland on the situation in Europe and Ireland regarding caregivers amid the COVID-19 pandemic.
In the webinar, which lasted 1.5 hours, the cardiologist and assistant professor of the European University of Cyprus Mr. Elias Tsougos, after sharing his grief over the death of the cardiologist Prof. Dimitris Kremastinos, whom he described as a mentor, referred to the protection measures heart disease patients and their caregivers can take in the coronavirus era.
The doctor and psychotherapist Dr. Kelly Panagiotopoulou referred to the contribution of psychotherapy to the daily lives of patients with heart disease and their caregiver, amid an epidemic.
Ms. Ioanna Levanti told a moving story about her personal heart transplant experience
Mr. Stavros Terzakis referred to the value of blood donation for society and the noteworthy blood bank of the “Association of Heart Patients of the Hellenic Navy”
Psychiatrist Dimitris Kontis referred to the psychological support of caregivers of patients with cardiac disorders.
Psychologist Jovanna Markovic gave useful advice for the support of caregivers of chronic heart patients.
Mr. Homer Papadopoulos, Researcher in Demokritos referred to AI (Artificial Intelligence) technologies that support the daily lives of patients with heart disease.
The event was organized in collaboration with: Heart of the Child, Skytali and the “Association of Heart Patients of the Hellenic Navy” , and with the kind support of Interamerican and Pharmaserve Lilly.
We thank the Municipality of Athens, the Hellenic College of Cardiology, the Hellenic Psychiatric Society and the Global HEART Hub for the auspices. Psychologynow.gr and iatronet.gr were the communication sponsors.
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