Kouskoukis Konstantinos

President

Kouskoukis Konstantinos

Konstantinos Kouskoukis is a Professor of Dermatology at Democritus University, at National Faculty of Public Administration and at the Higher Education Faculty for Nursing Officers. He graduated from Medical Military Faculty, as well as from the Law Faculty of Aristotle University. Professor Konstantinos Kouskoukis was appointed as a V. Rector of Demokritos University and as a General Secretary of the Ministry of National Education and Religious Affairs. He served as President of the National Committee of Lifelong Learning, the Organization for Tourism Education and Training, the MSc Course “Hygiene and Labor Security” of Demokritos University, the Protection Committee for Natural Healing Resources, the Committee for the law concerning tourism for hydrotherapy, the Medical Aesthetics Laser Society, the Research Committee of Demokritos University, the Alternative Medicine Society and the Scientific Committee for Consumers’ Greek Union.

He is V. President of the Greek-Chinese Foundation, V. President of the Hellenic Health Tourism Association, Scientific Consultant for Medical-Alternative Tourism to Central Union Municipalities and Member of the Health Tourism Committee to Research Institute of Hellenic Medical Society. In addition, he served as Director of Dermatological Clinic 401 of the General Military Hospital. In 2015 he founded the Hellenic Academy of Thermal Medicine in which he has been a President ever since.

He has also been an Elected Member of the New York Academy of Sciences, an Honorary Member of the New York Anticancer Dermatological Institution, a Researcher of the New York University, a Scientific Advisor of New York University, Beth Israel Medical Center, Bellevue Hospital and Veterans Administration Hospital in New York city, an Honorary Member of the Union of Journalists in Greece, a Member of the Foreign Press Association, a Member of the Athenian Club, a Member of the Hellenic National Council of Tourism and a Member of the Hellenic National Council for Consumers.

Professor Konstantinos Kouskoukis has published 6 Scientific books, including “Health Tourism and Thermalism-Perspectives for Development in Greece”, “Medical Aesthetics and Cosmetology”, “Clinical Dermatology”, “Dermatologic Oncology”, “AIDS”, “Nail Diseases” and 207 projects. He has been an Editor of “Medical Education” magazine, a C. Editor of Journal of Dermatologic Surgery and Oncology and a Scientific Advisor in 8 scientific magazines.

Koutsikos Panayotis

Vice President

Koutsikos Panagiotis

Electrical-Engineer, Master’s of Science in Electrical Engineering. Owner of ERGO Group of Companies.

Mr. Koutsikos is Honorary Consul of El Salvador in Greece, Chairman of the Greek- Turkish Chamber of Commerce, Chairman of the Greek-Bulgarian Chamber of Commerce and Chairman of the BSEC Business Council (Black Sea Countries).

He has received the “KOUROS” Price from the Entrepreneurship Club for the INNOVATION (1995), the “IPEKTSI” Price for his contribution to the establishment of Greek-Turkish peace and friendship (2001) and award for his exemplary initiative in the foreign policy sector by the Journalists’ Delegation (ERA) of the Institutions’ Society of Citizens.

He has participated in many international and local conferences regarding the development of business activity in the BSEC countries, as well as in medical conventions and panels.

He writes articles in magazines and newspapers, regarding the development in the Balkan region and BSEC cooperation, studies on the business activity in those countries as well as reports and studies on the course of the Turkish economy.

He’s the author of the book “The Economic Cooperation of BSEC”.

Kaplanidis Zacharias

General Secretary

Kaplanidis Zacharias

He studied Finance in the University of Athens and completed his post graduate studies in the UWIST UNIVERSITY of Great Britain.

During 1979-1982 he worked in the Marketing Department of Phillip Morris and he later became Sales Manager at the shipping company “Cycladic Cruises”.

In 1982 he founded ΖΙΤΑ Congress & Travel S.A., and he is the President and Managing Director, since then.

In 1996 he founded HAPCO (Hellenic Association of Professional Congress Organizers) and has been elected President, Vice President and General Secretary, through the years.

During his professional career, he developed cooperation with various Universities and private educational institutions (Aegean University of the Aegean, University of Piraeus, Minoan International College, ex Trinity International School of Tourism, Member of the Advisory Board).

In 1998 he participated in the TASSIS program, as an expert in the field of tourism, with major task the constitution of an official body for the promotion of tourism in Crimea.

In 2003 he was elected member of Board of Directors in HATTA (Hellenic Association of Travel and Tourist Agencies).

In February 2004, he founds EFAPCO (European Federation of the Associations of Professional Congress Organizers) and he was the President for the first two years. In 2008-2009 he was a member of the Board of Directors of the Greek Russian Commercial Chamber as a Treasurer and also member of the UNWTO (World Tourism Organization).

In 2010, after international bid, he become Executive Director of IPRAS (International Confederation for Plastic, Reconstructive and Aesthetic Surgery). Moreover he was a member of the Board of Directors till June 2014.

Also, he was the Executive Director of the following Greek and International Associations:
• ISPRES (International Society of Plastic and Regenerative Surgeons) till 2014.
• ESAAM (European Society of Anti Aging Medicine) till 2014.
• HSAAM (Hellenic Society of Anti Aging Medicine) till 2013.

At the same time he participates in the Management of the following Scientific Associations:
• SEERSS (South Eastern European Robotic Surgery Society)
• HSMC (Hellenic Society of Medicinal Chemistry)
• HPS (Hellenic Pharmaceutical Society)
• ESODIMESO (European Society Diabetes, Metabolic Syndrome, Obesity)
• MEDSOCCHEMI (ΜMediterranean Society of Chemotherapy and Infections)

He worked as Marketing and Public Relations Manager at IASO Group.

He is Founding Member and General Secretary of the Greek Health Tourism Association.

Garetsou Victoria

Treasurer

Garetsou Victoria

She received her medical degree at National and Kapodistrian University of Athens. She gained invaluable experience both in Internal Medicine and Dermatology during her five years training in United Kingdom.

She completed her Dermatology and Vencreology residency at A. Sygros teaching hospital of Athens, which offers the best training opportunities in Greece.

For the last 13 years she is practicing in her clinic offering a wide range of services to her much-valued patients.

She is an active member of Greek Dermatology & Venereology Association in Greece and she annually attends Dermatology conferences such us EADV and VIP seminars for aesthetic dermatology in Paris, Zurich and London.

She specializes in the diagnosis and treatment of skin diseases and disorders for both clinical and cosmetic purposes such as treat hair loss, acne-acne scars, skin whitening-brown spots, rosacea and signs of aging using chemical peels, botox, injectable fillers, mesotherapy. Operates skin laser technologies to eliminate body hair.

Assimakopoulos Nikitas

Special Secretary

Assimakopoulos Nikitas

Professor of the Department of Informatics at the University of Piraeus, Greece. His research interests include Systemic Methodologies, Systems Approaches to Management and Informatics, Dynamic Simulation Systems, Information Systems, Workflow Systems, Virtual Enterprises and Business Dynamics for Business Model Canvas (Business Plan). He has been lecturing at Chelsea College, University of London, England, and at the Athens University of Economics and Business, Greece.

Dr. Assimakopoulos was a consultant of the British Post Office and of the Agricultural Bank of Greece, and also holds the professional title FOR of the British Operational Research Society.

He has published over 150 papers in refereed journals, 120 papers in conference proceedings and has participated in about 130 conferences with papers. Also, he is Associate Editor in five international journals and reviewer in 12 well-known journals which are associated with the four International Societies where he serves as active member. Dr. Assimakopoulos is the inventor of the Design and Control Systemic Methodology (DCSYM) and of the STIMEVIS multi-systemic methodology.

He has been Project and Scientific Leader of two major Programs entitled PENED and PYTHAGORAS and member of the Board of Advisors which was the governing body of the Global Association for Systems Thinking (GAST). They provided the senior leadership, expertise, and wise-counsel to enhance the success of the Association. Advisory Board Members were leaders the Systems Thinking field.

He is the founder and elected President of the Hellenic Society for Systemic Studies (HSSS). He is the founder and the coordinator of the first internationally Post-Graduate Professional Program of Certified Systemic Analyst Professional (CSAP) with ISO/IEC 17024 (mostly in Greek language) which is supported by the HSSS. The CSAP Program operates through the University of Piraeus – Research Center in Greece and a number of experts from the international community of systems approach present their professional work in it via a live e-learning software. Due to the professional character of the Program, 60 Consulting and Informatics very well-known Companies present their software, their successful projects and they try pick up CSAP members for their professional work. The General Assembly of the HSSS has unanimously decided that the unique Gold HSSS Medal will be delivered to Professor Nikitas Assimakopoulos for his entire contribution, managerial and scientific, to HSSS.

Professor Assimakopoulos holds the FHSSS Professional Title of the Hellenic Society for Systemic Studies.

Dr. Assimakopoulos is the founder and the Editor-in-Chief of the Journal of Applied Systemic Studies (IJASS).

Ananiadis Tim

Member

Ananiadis Tim

Tim Ananiadis was born and raised in Greece and at the age of 17 went to Canada to study Business Administration at Ryerson University in Toronto, subsequently moving to the USA where he started his career in the hospitality industry.

He has 30 years of international experience in the hospitality industry, with Hyatt Hotels where he started his career at the Hyatt Regency Atlanta and subsequently held the position of Director of Food and Beverage in several hotels (including Hyatt Regency New Orleans, Hilton Head, Nashville, Buffalo, and Columbus). In 1988 he moved to Chicago as the Corporate Director of Food and Beverage for Hyatt Hotels with main responsibilities being menu engineering, product development, recruitment, development and implementation of service standards and training, concept development and hotel pre-opening support.

As General Manager he held positions in the USA at the Hyatt Regency Pittsburgh, Hyatt Regency Coral Gables and Hyatt Regency Miami. In 1999 he joined Hyatt International as the General Manager of the Hyatt Regency Thessaloniki in Greece and later moved to India as the General Manager of the Grand Hyatt Mumbai.

In 2003 he joined Starwood Hotels and Resorts returning to Greece as the General Manager of the Hotel Grande Bretagne. In 2006 he was given the additional position of Area Manager for Greece, Cyprus & Turkey and in his current role since 2013 he oversees 16 properties in the Area of Greece, Cyprus & the Balkans while managin
g the complex of the Hotel Grande Bretagne & the King George, Luxury Collection properties, Athens.

Tim also actively participates in the following civic organizations as a board member of The American Community School (ACS) of Athens, Vice President of the Athens Hotel Association and board member of the Greek Health Tourism Association.

Kouremenos Nikos

Member

Kouremenos Nikos

Education & Project manager of Raison d’Etre, in charge of the Spa Business Education division, as well as assisting with new projects around the world and supervising all Egypt projects (Soma Bay and KI Spa, the biggest spa & fitness facility -3,500m2- in Cairo-Palm Hills).

He served (2013-2015) as the Area Spa Director of Soma Bay Thalasso & Spa, one of the biggest worldwide Thalasso & Spa facilities (7,500 m2), managing the spa operations in 4 hotels in the whole area, with a total of 80 treatment cabins.

He is visiting lecturer for FH Joanneum University in the International Hospitality & Spa Management MBA program in Austria and the LUISS Hotel Business School MBA Program in Italy. He also taught Spa Management courses, Applied Leadership and Strategic HR Management in the Master’s program of Alpine Center (2010-2013), the Swiss Business School for International Hotel & Tourism Management Education.

He holds a Ph.D. degree and has the highest ACSM (American College of Sports Medicine) certification – Health & Fitness Director, being the only Greek posseting that.

He has a 25-year long career in top managerial positions in the health & fitness/wellness industry, as well as in major sports event management (including 2004 Olympic Games and 2011 Special Olympics).

He has travelled to all 5 continents and has led many diverse projects in the fitness/wellness/sports industry, while also running his own consulting company since 1994.

He has served as the Liaison and on the International Advisory Board of some the most credible organizations in the health & fitness industry, like ACSM, IDEA and IHRSA.

He has been the fitness editor for 14 years for VITA, the leading wellness magazine in Greece.

Lindberg Alexander Fedon

Member

Lindberg Alexander Fedon

Dr. Lindberg born in Athens, Greece, and residing in Oslo, Norway is a specialist in Internal Medicine, with special focus on hormonal disorders and obesity.
Dr. Lindberg received his medical degree in 1985 from university of Athens. From 1986 until 1990, he was a research associate at the Hormone Laboratory at Aker University Hospital in Oslo, Norway, where he focused on insulin resistance and diabetes. He then worked at their Department Of Internal Medicine. Between 1991 and 1998 he worked in both Emergency Medicine and his sub-specialties within Internal Medicine at Norway’s Lovisenberg Hospital. From 1996 until 1998, Dr. Lindberg was a Post-graduate Research Fellow at the Department of Endocrinology, University of California in San Diego and the VA Medical Center in La Jolla, California. His research during this time focused on insulin resistance, diabetes and obesity. Dr. Lindberg has a plethora of research publications in peer reviewed medical journals.

From 1992 to 1998, Dr. Lindberg served on several occasions as Ship’s Physician in luxury cruise ships, including Crystal Cruises, Royal Viking Line, Royal Cruises, Royal Carribbean Cruises.
Early in 1999, Dr. Lindberg founded his state-of-the-art metabolic clinics in Norway, offering patients multidisciplinary prevention and treatment of lifestyle diseases including obesity, diabetes and heart disease. In 2001, he published his first book on Diet and Lifestyle, which has become an international best seller and been translated into 14 languages and published in 21 countries, including the UK (Rodale Publishers, 2005, “the Greek Doctor’s Diet”) and USA (The GI Mediterranean Diet. Ulysses, 2007), Eating the Greek Way (Clarkson Potter, 2006). Since then he has authored and published a total of 17 books on Diet, Lifestyle and Health, many of which have become international best sellers. His books have also been published in China, North and South America, Australia and several European countries.
Dr. Lindberg’s practice focuses primarily on the prevention, diagnosis and treatment of internal medical and hormonal disorders such as diabetes, obesity, thyroid disorders, cardiovascular and lipid disorders.
Dr. Lindberg is an internationally acclaimed Lecturer with hundreds of presentations both for the general public, corporations and health personnel. From 1998 he has lectured and given healthy cooking classes in luxury Cruise Ships including Crystal Cruises, Regent Cruises and Oceania Cruises. He has regularly organized health tours from Norway and Sweden to high end resorts in Greece and Cyprus and is a strong supporter of the Isoglycemic Mediterranean Diet and Lifestyle.

Pantos Konstantinos

Member

Πάντος Κωνσταντίνος

Έλαβε το πτυχίο της ιατρικής από το Πανεπιστήμιο Αθηνών το 1981. Ειδικεύθηκε στη Μαιευτική-Γυναικολογία στο Πανεπιστήμιο Αθηνών και το 1988 του απονεμήθηκε ο τίτλος του Διδάκτορα της Ιατρικής Σχολής του Πανεπιστημίου Αθηνών. Εξειδικεύτηκε στον τομέα της ιατρικώς υποβοηθούμενης αναπαραγωγής στο Βασιλικό Νοσοκομείο της Μελβούρνης στην Αυστραλία (1987-1989). Με σχεδόν τριάντα χρόνια πείρας στη μαιευτική και γυναικολογία και είκοσι πέντε χρόνια ως ειδικός στην αντιμετώπιση της υπογονιμότητας δέχεται υπογόνιμα ζευγάρια από 34 χώρες από ολόκληρο τον κόσμο, συμπεριλαμβανομένης της Ευρώπης, της Αυστραλίας και των Η.Π.Α. Ακούραστος στην έρευνα για βελτιώσεις στην φροντίδα των ασθενών του, και ταξιδεύοντας αδιάκοπα, είναι παγκοσμίως γνωστός για την αφοσίωσή του στο αντικείμενό του. Είναι μέλος διεθνών οργανώσεων, μεταξύ άλλων της ESHRE-Ευρωπαϊκή Εταιρεία Ανθρώπινης Αναπαραγωγής και Εμβρυολογίας, της εταιρείας Γονιμότητας Αυστραλίας, της Ακαδημίας Επιστημών Νέας Υόρκης, της Αμερικανικής Εταιρείας Γονιμότητας, καθώς και εθνικών οργανώσεων περιλαμβανομένης της Ελληνικής Εταιρείας Αναπαραγωγικής Ιατρικής της οποίας είναι Γενικός Γραμματέας. Είναι μέλος στον Τομέα Ιατρικού Τουρισμού του Ινστιτούτου Επιστημονικών Ερευνών του Πανελληνίου Ιατρικού Συλλόγου και μέλος Δ.Σ. του Ελληνικού Συνδέσμου Τουρισμού Υγείας. Είναι ιδρυτής και Επιστημονικός Διευθυντής της Κλινικής “ΓΕΝΕΣΙΣ ΑΘΗΝΩΝ” και συνεχίζει να ανοίγει το δρόμο με τις νέες ιδέες του και τις εφαρμογές του στην αναπαραγωγική γενετική.

Yiatzides Alexander

Member

Γιατζίδης Αλέξανδρος

Ο Αλέξανδρος Γιατζίδης, είναι ιατρός, επιστημονικός συνεργάτης για χρόνια του Πανεπιστημίου Αθηνών, με συμμετοχή σε πολλά ερευνητικά προγράμματα του ΚΕΣΥ, της ΓΓΕΤ καθώς και σε ευρωπαϊκά προγράμματα. Έχει ανακοινώσει και δημοσιεύσει πολλές ιατρικές μελέτες, σε ελληνικά και ξένα ιατρικά έντυπα και έχει συμμετάσχει σε πολλά ιατρικά συνέδρια. Συμμετέχει σε πολλές επιστημονικές ιατρικές εταιρείες και είναι σύμβουλος σε Διαγνωστικά Κέντρα. Έχει ασχοληθεί για χρόνια με το τομέα των SPA στην Ελλάδα και με την οργάνωση και προώθηση υπηρεσιών ιατρικών SPA. Επίσης έχει ασχοληθεί με εξειδικευμένα ιατρικά διαγνωστικά μηχανήματα, καθώς και με μηχανήματα και προϊόντα SPA. Τα τελευταία χρόνια έχει ιδρύσει την εταιρεία Digital Health, όπου παρέχει υπηρεσίες προώθησης και ιατρικής ενημέρωσης στο διαδίκτυο. Επίσης έχει αναπτύξει και διευθύνει τα ιατρικά site medlabnews.gr, iatrikanea.gr και healthdays.gr, παρέχοντας ιατρική ενημέρωση και πολιτική υγείας, μαζί με μια δωδεκαμελή συγγραφική ομάδα. Συμμετέχει και συνεργάζεται με πολλά έντυπα και έχει εκδώσει διάφορα ειδικά θεματικά έντυπα και βιβλία.