Eighteenth World Congress
April 30-May 3, 2008
Kos Island, Greece
President: M. Matsumoto, M.D., Kyoto University Graduate School of Medicine,Department of Surgery II, Faculty of Medicine, University of Yamanashi Japan
Scientific Chairman: S. Prapas, M.D., Director of Cardiac Surgery Dpt. Henry Dunant Hospital, Athens, Greece
Scientific Co-Chairmen: A. Calafiore, M.D., Prof. Cardiac surgery, Catania University, Italy, D. Shore Adjunct professor, National Heart and Lung Institute, Imperial College London, Director of the heart division at Royal Brompton Hospital, UK, F. Benetti, President of Fundacion Benetti, Rosario, Argentina
Honorary Chairman: P. Spyrou (Greece), N. Kouchoukos (USA)
Masahiko Matsumoto, M.D., Ph.D., Prof & Head Department of Surgery II, Faculty of Medicine, University of Yamanashi Japan
Dr Sotirios Prapas Director of Cardiac surgery department Henry Dunant Hospital Center, Athens, Greece.
Antonio M. Calafiore Prof. Cardiac surgery Catania University,, Italy
Daryl Shore Adjunct professor, National Heart and Lung Institute, Imperial College London, Director of the heart division at Royal Brompton Hospital.
Federico Benetti, M.D., Ph.D., Professor Fundacion Benetti, Rosario (Santa Fe), Argentina
On the top of a hillock overlooking the town of Kos inside the grounds of the Hippocratic International Foundation (just before the archeological site of the Asclepeion) lies a beautiful garden where you will find the statue of the Hippocratic Altis, that ater used to surge out of the mouths of the two serpents that support the statue.
Within 8 days Dr. S. Prapas regenerated the site and was admired at the congress. During the summer a numbrer of approxiamately 100 tourists visit the site on a daily basis.