Interview CNN Greece, Georgios Sofianos – Hellenic Diaspora Medical Forum

The CEO of SOFMEDICA Group, George Sofianos, attended the 1st World Multigenerational Medical Conference, which took place within the framework of the “Aristotle Medical Forum”, from Friday (15/07) to Sunday (17/07/2022), in Thessaloniki. 

Mr. Sofianos spoke about the decision for the Group to support the conference, in practice and at the sponsorship level. “We are a group, which was founded and grown abroad. We started our business outside of Greece and then expanded into Greece, so we can say that we are par excellence Greeks of the diaspora, both as citizens and as investors and entrepreneurs. Therefore, it was impossible to deny our input and contribution to the organization, in support of the conference, which concerns the Greek doctors and scientists of the diaspora” he said.

In fact, he referred to the operation of the first English-language undergraduate program in Medicine at AUTH: “It is very encouraging that here in Thessaloniki, under the auspices of the Aristotle University, the first foreign language Medicine program was launched, which is aimed at students from abroad and of course it had a great appeal to children of the Community, who chose Greece as a place to study and learn Medical science. Therefore, we wanted in this way to support and show in practice our help to the courage that Aristotle and the Medical School had to do different things.”

As for the contribution of the Conference and its development, he estimated that scientists from abroad and the distinguished Greek doctors of the diaspora, in addition to the technology itself, can also support the dissemination of knowledge. By teaching and practicing Medicine in large hospitals and universities abroad, the opportunity is given through the conference and the collaborations that can arise, to channel the knowledge to the place from which they come.