Prof. Linos was among the speakers of the 12th Annual HealthWorld Conference-“From the Memorandum to the Reconstruction of Greece’s Healthcare System”. The conference organized, as every year, by the American-Hellenic Chamber of Commerce, took place on September 19 & 20, 2013, in Athens. It was held under the auspices of the Greek Ministry of Health and the Hellenic Association of Pharmaceutical Companies.
More than 400 distinguished guests, experts of the health sector as well as representatives of political, academic and business community attended the conference and expressed their deep concerns regarding today’s healthcare environment in Greece. Key issues of the healthcare sector have been discussed and the need for a national health plan and an effective and sustainable healthcare system was stressed.
As part of the conference, Prof. Linos talked about “Innovative technologies and materials in the service of the patient”. He presented the innovative surgical methods he uses and the innovative materials every surgeon has at his disposal. He also stressed that the use of these technologies and materials should be enhanced unless the cost is greater than the benefit to the patient.