Our group, led by Hippocrates the father of Clinical Medicine, embarked on a journey from Bucharest towards the fourth destination on the Global Doctors Hippocratic Institute, which is a vibrant and thrilling Melbourne which is the pulse for the Greek community in Australia. Alongside us were esteemed physicians and researchers, including Dr. Georgios Patoulis, the president of the International Institute of Greek Doctors and Regional Governor of Attica, and Dr. Konstantinos Pantos, the renowned scientist-pioneer of IVF along with Dr. Antonios Polydorou and Dr. George Antonakis. The trip led us all to the Hellenic Diaspora World Congress (HMSA).
In the midst of the breathtaking backdrop of Melbourne We were ecstatic that we were invited to be a part of the Hellenic Centre beginning on the 13th to the 16th November. The participants included the prestigious Hellenic Medical Society of Australia as well as The Global Doctors Hippocratic Institute. There was a palpable air of excitement prior to our arrival because of the gracious welcoming of the Greek community headed by the president Vassilis Papastergiadis. It was a pleasure to be greeted by the long flight from Athens Greece. We flew from Athens to Australia. However, our stay in Doha Airport in Qatar was the venue for this year’s soccer World Cup (as it was quite a long time). The excitement of the trip was evident and enjoyed upon arrival. We were warmly welcomed by the Greek people as well as the lively energy of the city.
In the very first moments of the arrival of our guests and our arrival, we were reminded of the purpose and enthusiasm that drives this non-stop campaign of the Global Doctors Hippocratic Institute: to turn the next generation to one that will keep the memory of our grandparents and knowledge alive. This global gathering featured presentations and interactive talks of scientific, medical and academic research-related topics, led by respected Australian and international researchers. These significant collaborations and efforts were ultimately aimed at getting us to more positive futures.
Patras, Athens and University of Melbourne came together with the intention of transforming the respective institutions to become an international centre of research to improve medical institutions across the world. The collaboration was declared with the signing of the agreement to provide assistance and opportunities to educate Greek students by embracing Hippocratic Medical Philosophy and Ethics. This momentous occasion was honored by Professor Marini as the President of Australia’s Hellenic Medical Association of Australia as well as Mr. Marios Themistocleous, Greece’s Secretary-General of Health.
A bust depicting Hippocrates was unveiled during the ceremony at Melbourne’s University Medical School. It was the Global Doctors Hippocratic Institute championed this occasion as a beginning of an exchange across the globe to establish a common philosophy that is based on Hippocratic Oath. This project, which Dr. Patoulis announced and Dr. Polydoros has confirmed, will be held in this summer with the swearing-in of graduates from University of Melbourne, on the island of Kos.
Melbourne is the location for Melbourne will host the Doctors Hippocratic Institute. Its name is ‘Hippocratic Values and Medicine. The city, which is home to more than 5 million residents is situated in Victoria. It is the second largest city in Australia following Sydney. The majority of the people are from outside the country, and a further quarter are of Greek heritage. As a multicultural modern metropolitan city, it has big blocks which form the district of business and are highlighted by numerous skyscrapers.
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The future of healthcare is now upon us. Technology and collaboration is at the forefront of technological advancements in medicine. This is allowing for better patient care. It’s only right that this event took place at the city of Melbourne, where Hippocrates’ legacy has been celebrated through the founding of the Global Doctors Hippocratic Institute. The unveiling of the bust signifies our dedication to his philosophy of medicine and bodes well for the coming years, as we look towards a spring when students graduating from Melbourne’s University of Melbourne will swear-in on the island of Kos and take his path. We are confident in the future of patient care.