Hippocrates the Father of Clinical Medicine joined us during our trip towards Bucharest. the Global Doctors Hippocratic Institute was our next destination. Melbourne is the vibrant vitality of the Greek community in Australia. There were also eminent doctors and scientists like Professor Dr. Georgios Patoulis, the president of the International Institute of Greek Doctors as well as the Regional Governor for Attica, and Dr. Konstantinos Pantos, the famed scientist and champion of IVF and Dr. Antonios Polydorou and Dr. George Antonakis. This trip brought us all towards the Hellenic Diaspora World Congress (HMSA).
We were ecstatic to have been invited to the Hellenic Centre that was scheduled from 10th until the 15th November against the gorgeous landscape of Melbourne. The participants included the highly regarded Hellenic Medical Society of Australia along with members of the Global Doctors Hippocratic Institute. The welcoming hospitality of members of the Greek community, which was led by President VassilisPapastrgiadis, created a sensation of joy about the time we arrived. We weren’t disappointed with the lengthy flight from Athens, Greece to Australia. However, our stopping point in Doha Airport in Qatar this year hosted the soccer World Cup (as it was a substantial hour). The enthusiasm of the passengers was received a boost upon arrival, since it received a an enthusiastic reception by the local Greek community and the vibrant energy of the city.
Then we were reminded at beginning of our travels that this initiative by the Global Doctors Hippocratic Institute was a non-stop one: To transform our new generation and to keep our grandparents’ knowledge and memories living. This global gathering featured presentations and interactive talks of educational, medical, and scientific matters, conducted by highly respected Australian as well as international researchers. The ultimate goal for these vital actions as well as international partnerships was to achieve enormous strides towards creating a harmonious future.
The University of Melbourne, Athens and Patras have come together in agreement on to transform their respective universities into an international scientific center for the augmentation of medical schools across the globe. This partnership was proclaimed with the signing of a pact to provide education and guidance to Greek students through embrace of Hippocratic Medical Philosophy and Ethics. The historic occasion was recognized by Professor Marini The President of the Hellenic Medical Association of Australia and The Hon. Marios Themistocleous the Secretary General of Greece’s Health.
At a ceremony held in the University of Melbourne Medical School, His Excellency Vassilis Papastergiadis, President of the Greek Community of Melbourne, and the Consul General of Melbourne Manolis Kakavelakis, unveiled the bust of Hippocrates. This event marked the beginning of a global exchange championed by the Global Doctors Hippocratic Institute, for the purpose of fostering a community spirit founded on the’sacred oath of The Hippocratic Oath. As officially announced in the presence of Doctor. Patoulis and Dr. Polydoros. The initiative will occur in the spring of 2019, with the swearing in of those graduating from Melbourne’s University of Melbourne on the island of Kos.
The Doctors Hippocratic Institute, with the title of “Hippocratic Values and Medicine’, will take place in Melbourne. Melbourne. With a population close to five million people, Melbourne is situated in Victoria, the State of Victoria as the 2nd largest city in Australia after Sydney. Around 25% of the inhabitants are of foreign origin, and another quarter of them are of Greek heritage. It is a diverse city that has large areas of land, which comprise the business district in central London, as well as a number of skyscrapers.
What we can learn
We’re at the beginning of a new era in health care, one in which collaboration and technology are at the forefront of medical advancements to help our quest for perfection in the field of patient care. This is why it’s appropriate that this event took place just in Melbourne which is where Hippocrates his legacy has been celebrated since the creation of the Global Doctors Hippocratic Institute. The unveiling of the statue signifies our dedication to his philosophy of medicine and bodes well for the coming years, when we anticipate a spring when students graduating from the University of Melbourne will swear-in on the island of Kos and will follow his steps. The future of healthcare is in the right hands.