COVID19 pandemic : current Public Health threats and their socioeconomic impacts


coorganised by the

Centre for Reseach and Education in Public Helath, Health Policy and Primary Health Care (CEHP) and

the MSc prgramme "Public Health & Health Policy" of the Aristtle University of Thessaloniki Medical Dept .


Saturday, 12 December 2020


10:00 - 11:30
Session 1: Description and analysis of the COVID19 pandemic
Moderator / commentator: Dimitris Papamichael

10:00. Valentina Gallo,"The epidemiology of the covid-19 pandemic”. [in english]

Alexis Benos "Social determination of health and inequalities in covid19 pandemic”. [in greek]

11: 30-12: 00 Break

 12:00 - 13:30
Session 2: COVID19 pandemic response policies
Moderator / commentator: Aphrodite Retziou

■ Christos Laskos "Economic policies during the covid19 era” [in greek] 

■ Elias Kondilis "Covid19 pandemic  and health policies in national and international level” [in greek]

13: 30-14: 30 Break
14: 30- 15:00
Session 3:
Moderator / commentator: Alexis Benos

14:30 –15:00 ■ Howard Waitzkin "COVID-19: MOVING THE NARRATIVE, AND THE STRUGGLE, UPSTREAM.” [in english]


15: 00-16: 30

Session 4: Economic & social impact of the COVID19 pandemic19
Moderator / commentator: Christos Papatheodorou

 ■ Maria Petmezidou: The pandemic and the future of the welfare state. [in greek]

■ Stavros Mavroudeas,, ■ Christina Paraskevopoulou,: Economic impact of covid19 pandemic in Greece and internationally [in greek]

 16: 30-17: 00 Break

17: 00-18: 30
Session 5: Rights & refugees in the COVID19 pandemic
Moderator / commentator: Panos Hadjiprokopiou

■ Dimitri Kivotidis,  Law and rights during a period of "emergency" measures. Dilemmas raised by the management of Covid19 pandemic [in greek]

 ■ Apostolos Veizis, manager of Medecins sans frontieres: Refugees and immigrants during the covid19 pandemic [in greek]

18:30 –19:00 Final wrap up Elias Kondilis and Alexis Benos [in greek]


Galo Valentina: Associate professor of Epidemiology and Sustainable Health. University of Groningen, Netherlands. Her main research focuses on issues related to planetary health and sustainable health
Waitzkin Howard: Distinguished Emeritus Professor in the Department of Sociology at the University of New Mexico and primary care physician in rural northern New Mexico. Scientific interests: social definition of health, social medicine and health policy. Author of numerous scholarly articles and books such as The Second Sickness, The Politics of Medical Encounters, and At the Front Lines of Medicine and the recent Health Care Under the Knife: Moving Beyond Capitalism for Our Health Monthly Review Press. 2018. His book "Medicine & Public Health at the End of the Empire" by Angelus Novus will soon be circulated into Greek in translation by Demosthenes Papadatos.
Veizis Apostolos: Doctors Without Borders Program, Director
Kivotidis Dimitris: Lecturer in Law at the University of East London, specializing in Public Law, as well as a member of the editorial board of the Legal Form, a blog of Marxist analysis of law.
Kondylis Elias: Associate Professor of Primary Health Care / Health Policy. Research interests: health policies, health systems and international health governance.
Laskos Christos: economist, doctor of Sociology. Scientific interests: social theory, crisis theory and economic policy
Mavroudeas Stavros: Professor of Political Economy at the Department of Social Policy of Panteion University. Research interests: Political economy, Greek economy, labor economics
Benos Alexis: Emeritus Professor of Hygiene, Social Medicine & Primary Health Care, AUTh, Director of the CEHP


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