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Eighteenth World Congress 2008

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)

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.