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About our conference

The Scientific Workshop "Vitamin D, in the prevention of health disparities during adult life, mediterranean experts meeting" which will be held on 30-31/8/2018, in Aristotle University Research Dissemination Center (KEDEA), in Thessaloniki, Greece, is organized by the Division of Clinical Endocrinology & Metabolism – Diabetes Center, 1st Dept of Internal Medicine, AHEPA University Hospital of Thessaloniki.

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Dear Colleagues,

On behalf of the Organizing Committee it is a great pleasure to invite you to the 2nd Mediterranean Experts Meeting on “Vitamin D in the prevention of health disparities during adult life” in Thessaloniki. What started as an idea between friends became a friendly exchange of scientific ideas in last year’s first meeting and is evolving to a world class scientific event due to the generous contributions of all the distinguished members of the scientific committee. 
Research in the Vitamin D field is booming and has formed the scientific idea of a molecule that resembles a hormone more than a vitamin with actions that extend well beyond its established musculoskeletal role. Moreover, the “Mediterranean Paradox” of vitamin D deficiency prevalent in a large part of the population in countries with ambient sunshine makes the collaboration among scientists of these countries necessary. We need to join forces to understand the magnitude of the problem and the magnitude of the disorders that may relate to this problem. The big attendance and great success of last year’s meeting was a motivation to move a step forward and open the second meeting to scientists from all over the world. 

This year we invite in Thessaloniki everybody who wants to contribute in Vitamin D research to share with us ideas and enthusiasm. Thessaloniki is the perfect host city. It is a seductive metropolitan city that over the centuries has been the crossroads of different people and ideas. The meeting is open to abstract submission and research presentations. 

Join us in August and let us introduce you to the Mediterranean spirit and the Greek hospitality!

Kalliopi Kotsa
Ass. Professor in Endocrinology-Diabetes
Medical School, Aristotle University Thessaloniki


Key Dates of the Scientific Workshop

Abstract Submissions: March 30, 2018
Abstract Submissions Close: July 15, 2018
Conference Dates: August 30-31, 2018

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Kalliopi Kotsa Kalliopi Kotsa
Assistant Professor of Endocrinology-Diabetes, 1st Department of Internal Medicine, AHEPA University Hospital Thessaloniki, Greece
Spyridon N. Karras Spyridon N. Karras
Senior Research Associate, Division of Endocrinology-Diabetes, 1st Department of Internal Medicine, AHEPA University Hospital, Thessaloniki, Greece
William Grant William Grant
Sunlight, Nutrition, and Health Research Center, San Francisco, CA, USA
Declan P. Naughton Declan P. Naughton
PhD, Professor of Biomolecular Sciences, Interim Dean for Research, Faculty of Science, Engineering & Computing, Kingston University, London
Cedric Annweiler Cedric Annweiler
Professor of Geriatric Medicine and Biology of Aging, Head of the Geriatric Medicine Dept and Memory Clinic, Director of the Research Center on Autonomy and Longevity, Angers University Hospital, France
Salvatore Minisola Salvatore Minisola
Professor of Internal Medicine, Department of Internal Medicine and Medical Disciplines, "Sapienza" Rome University
Faustino Perez - Lopez Faustino Perez - Lopez
Professor of Obstetrics and Gynecology, University of Zaragoza Faculty of Medicine, Head of Obstetrics and Gynecology, Lozano-Blesa University Hospital, Zaragoza, Spain
Duygu Gezen Ak Duygu Gezen Ak
Associate Professor, Cerrahpasa Faculty of Medicine, Department of Medical Biology, Brain and Neurodegenerative Disorders Research Lab, Istanbul University, Turkey
Dursun Erdinc Dursun Erdinc
Associate Professor, Cerrahpasa Faculty of Medicine, Department of Medical Biology, Brain and Neurodegenerative Disorders Research Lab, Istanbul University, Turkey
Fatme Al Anouti Fatme Al Anouti
Associate Professor, Zayed University, Natural Science and Public Health Department, Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates, Assistant Dean, Natural and Health Sciences College
Elias Castanas Elias Castanas
Professor of Experimental Endocrinology, University of Crete
Andreas Margioris Andreas Margioris
Emeritus Professor of Endocrinology, Medical School, University of Crete, Greece
Panagiotis Tsaklis Panagiotis Tsaklis
Professor, Lab Biomechanics & Ergonomics, Dept Physiotherapy ATEI, Thessaloniki, Greec



Guidelines for Submission
Abstracts of 200-300 words should be submitted by July 15, 2018 for initial evaluation. 

Abstract should include the following elements:, Abstract Title (in capital letters), Authors and Presenter (capitalize each word), Working Origin (capitalize each word), The Department, Organization, City, Country should be indicated. 

Abstract should consist of the following: 
  • Background
  • Methods
  • Results
  • Conclusions

Instructions for Submitting Abstract 
As soon as the online submission is completed you will receive an automated confirmation email. After submission and before evaluation, changes and corrections are accepted. After review no changes are permitted. Confirmation of the acceptance or rejection of the abstract will be sent via email. 

In case of not receiving the final confirmation email, please contact us via email at info@medevents.gr
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About Thessaloniki

About Thessaloniki

The city of Thessaloniki is a vibrant modern metropolis. Built on the waters of the North Aegen sea, the city and its 1 million inhabitants are renowned for their hospitality and easy going lifestyle. Thessaloniki is the second biggest city in Greece and a regional business hub and shopping centre with an active commercial port, a significant local industrial activity, and the largest academic and research community in the country. It takes a walk on the "paralia" -the longest urban waterfront in Europe- to relax and feel the charm of this unique Greek city. The city is easy to explore. You can go anywhere in about 30 minutes. A modern International airport is just 15 km to the east, a railway station is in walking distance from the city centre, buses and taxis are trustworthy and inexpensive -everything in Thessaloniki puts you at ease. The climate is no exeption: typically Mediterranean with warm-to-hot summers, mild winters and an annual average of 300 days of sunshine.
History Of Thessaloniki

History Of Thessaloniki

From the ancient Greek Symposium to the meetings and events of present day, people convene to exchange ideas and goods, and they transform the world as they do so...At the crossroads of East and West, the city of Thessaloniki has been witnessing these transformations for millennia as a proud host of great people and historic events. Today, the capital of the region of Macedonia and the second largest Greek city. Thessaloniki, is a significant business hub for Southeast Europe and a remarkable place to visit. Thessaloniki offers a wide range of attractions -modern art and history museums, ancient Greek, Roman, Byzantine and Ottoman monuments, exhibitions, galleries, spas, restaurants, taverns and coffee shops; along with their unique exhibits and style, they all offer a rare combination of relaxation, safety and entertainment, the sine qua non elements for a succesful conference destination.
Exploring the City!

Exploring the City!

Thessaloniki shimmers with its own brand of easy-living spirit -all you need to do is let yourself go and have fun. An impressive mix of gastronomic cultures, a rich and varied nightlife, a great history to explore on every step of the way. Do not forget to try the wines! Don’t rush. Walk. Thessaloniki’s chilled-out attitude is your passport to true relaxation: admire the magnificence of the sea while drinking a coffee at one of the local cafés; catch impro jazz sounds or alternative beats at the hip downtown bars; sample delicious Mediterranean dishes at one of the many picturesque tavernas... Just take your time and enjoy! Every experience in Thessaloniki starts with a “kalimera” (good morning) and a big bright smile! One thing you will always remember of your time here is the warm hospitality.


Below exclusive rates are valid only for scientific workshop participants. If you would like to make use of these offers, please let us know until July 20, 2018, the latest.


CITY www.cityhotel.gr DOUBLE ROOM

All above hotel rates do not include “overnight stay tax” which is valid per night, per room and must be paid directly to the hotel upon check in.

Greek Overnight Stay Tax:
4 star hotels: 3 €

Round Trip Transfer from / to Thessaloniki's airport: 55 euros (included VIT 24%)

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