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Modern Asclepieions

An initiative of the School of Medicine of the University of Athens to provide services of Health and Culture to citizens (since 1994)

Friday, November 13, 2009

Inspired from Modern Asclepieions ...

We have received on November 2, 2009 a copy of the book of Hennu Kjisik ‘The Power of Architecture: Towards better Hospital Buildings’ ( ISBN 978-952-248-034-7 (pdf) and ISSN 1797-8343 (pdf)).

The Author is acknowledging the ideas and work on Modern Asclepieions. 

This has given us a great pleasure.

The first impressions from the book are very possitive.

Wednesday, March 26, 2008

Proposal on MAs in the PHEA Health Call

University of Athens takes the initiative to prepare a proposal to be submitted in the PHEA Health Call (http://ec.europa.eu/phea deadline May 23, 2008). So far institutes from Greece, UK, Italy, Sweden and France have expressed their interest.

In case you are interested to participate as associated partners or collaborating partners please post a comment and sent a note to Dimitrios Sotiriou at

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Monday, February 18, 2008

No news good news?

Unfortunately our proposal on Modern Asclepieions to the COST Programme of the Commission of the European Union has been turned down.

We have also to report no progress on the front of the implementation of the Asclepieion Park of Athens. The Greek Government despite of its commitments avoids doing anything in this direction waiting for something miraculous to happen rather than to implement a well thought strategy.


Monday, October 29, 2007

Modern Asclepieions in the proceedings of the Symposium on Enhancing Healthcare Education, Research & Practice through Technology

The article of Dimitrios Sotiriou and Ken Boddy, entitled 'Modern Asclepieions: A vision for Health and Culture Services for All' has been published in the Proceedings of the Symposium on Enhancing Healthcare Education, Research & Practice through Technology, which has taken place in Hong Kong SAR, China, between July 9 and 11, 2007.

The Symposium was part of the 2007 International Conference on ICT in Teaching and Learning.

Monday, October 08, 2007

The Greek "Modern Aesclepions" seemed to be a strong concept ...

This is said by Professor Erkki Vauramo in an email sent today to Dimitrios Sotiriou of Greece, triggered by the information that:

The Dutch architect Carel Weeber and the Finnish architectural firm Harris-Kjisik have won the international architectural competition Healthcare 2025, respectively with ‘Big Bang’ en ‘Fair care – care fair’ (Utrecht, September 25 2007).

The proposal of the Finish architects is inspired by the Modern Asclepieions concepts put forward by DS of the School of Medicine of the University of Athens in 1994. You can read the Jury Report and the Winners


Wednesday, September 19, 2007

New Modern Asclepieions proposal to COST Programme ...

Participants of the first MAs COST Programme proposal have agreed to submit a new propoal. The daft is ready and it will be submitted early next week.

The participants Group has now members from 6 countries.

In case you are interested to join the MAs initiative please contact Ass. Prof. Dimitrios Sotiriou (ret.) via e-mail.

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Tuesday, June 26, 2007

A very successful HealthCom2007 ...

HealthCom2007 has been proved very successful and extremely well organised. The hospitality of the Taipei people and in particular Professor’s Heng-ShuenChen was exemplary.

I rate the Panel Discussion on ‘eHealth for Healthy Life: Role of Modern Asclepieions’ as very successful. More than 30 persons attended for countries all over the world.

It has been the consensus that Greece should take the initiative to propose a programme of work that an international network of person and institutions will be able to further promote the MAs concepts and produce concrete results.