June, 2023

202323Jun09:0013:00DECODEDeree – The American College of Greece will host the Horizon 2020 Marie Curie Program, DECODE which runs in the Athens Medical School June 19-30, 202309:00 - 13:00


Event Details

When: June 23, 2023 | 09:00 – 13:00
Where: 7th Level Auditorium, Deree-ACG, Gravias 6, Aghia Paraskevi

Organizers: Dr. Sofia Konstantinopoulou MD, FAAP, International Business Intelligence (I.B.I.) & Dr. Paraskevi Papadopoulou, Head, Department of Science and Mathematics & Director, Biomedical Sciences Program, Deree-ACG.

Dr. Sofia Konstantinopoulou MD, FAAP, a Pierce College Alumna, serves as the Director of Clinical Education, International Business Intelligence (I.B.I.) which is managing the training topics of postgraduate students related to risk management/innovation, regulatory, managing emerging risks in innovation and new technologies and intellectual property (IP) rights.

The DECODE project aims to build a multidisciplinary community of international scholars who are pioneers in their field, and who will have the opportunity to present their work in an academic and ever-growing forum, while fostering networking opportunities and building collaborations with key industry stake holders. The program will mainly take place among others, at the Medical School of the National and Kapodistrian University of Athens, and The American College of Greece main campus, all in Athens, Greece, during June 2023, while the post graduate students will also visit hospitals and other private and public institutions.

Deree – The American College of Greece on June 23, 2023 will host the following lectures:

09:00-09:30 | Opening remarks Dr. Sofia Konstantinopoulou MD, FAAP

09:30-10:30 | Ms. Eleftheria Pekopoulou: “Quality risk management in Pharma Industry.”

10:30-11:30| Professor Paraskevi Papadopoulou: “The transformative power of A.I.: revolutionizing precision medicine and medical education.”

11:30-12:30| Professor Achilleas Gravanis: “Developing new therapeutics against neurodegeneration in Greece.”

12:30-13:00| Mr. Apostolos Karoutis: ”Urine metabolic profile of breast vs. formula- fed neonates using a symbiotic-enriched formula”

13:00-14:00| ACG campus and lab tour

14:00| Lunch

See full program flyer here


With the support of the ACG Advancement – Alumni Office

Deree Biomedical Sciences students and BMS faculty are welcome to attend the event.


DECODE – Overview:

DECODE is an E.U. – Horizon 2020 research and innovation program, under the Marie Skłodowska-Curie grant agreement No 956470, started in December 2021, and expected to end in December 2024.

DECODE focuses on the training of young scientists on the use of drug-eluting devices to combat the burden of peripheral artery disease (PAD).

DECODE provides young researchers with excellent scientific, technological and complementary skills through a multidisciplinary training programme having as an outmost scientific aim the development, optimization, and assessment of a drug eluting balloon system for the improved treatment of PAD.

The project beneficiaries include high profile institutions, including the Université de Montpellier (France), Politecnico di Milano (Italy), and University of Ioannina (Greece), while the project partners are well-established companies & institutions such as Boston Scientific (U.S.A.), CBSET (USA), BRFAA (Greece), Exelixis (Greece), AGH University of Science and Technology Krakow (Poland) and University of Kragujevac (Serbia).

Scope and benefits for participation: Participants will be asked to give a 30-60 minute presentation, and will be given   a chance to expand their network while interacting, not only with junior investigators, but also with senior faculty, who are experts in their field. They will also be able to engage with various stakeholders of this EU funded project, which aims to forge collaborations between physicians, scientists and academics:

Profile of Participants:

Moderator: Sofia Konstantinopoulou MD, FAAP
Pediatric pulmonologist and sleep medicine physician, SEHA- Pure Health, Abu Dhabi, UAE
Adjunct Professor of Clinical Pediatrics, Khalifa University, Abu Dhabi, UAE
Director of Clinical Education, I.B.I. 


Ms. Eleftheria Pekopoulou, Chemical engineer and the Plant Director/ Q.P. at ELPEN.

Dr. Paraskevi Papadopoulou, Professor, Head Department of Science and Mathematics & Director, Biomedical Sciences Program, Deree-ACG

Dr. Achilleas Gravanis, Professor of Pharmacology, Collaborative Researcher Faculty of Medicine, IMBB-FORTH, University of Crete

Mr. Apostolos Karoutis, B.Sc. Chemistry, M.Sc. Food Science, MBA. International Business & Scientific Development Director Dreavia Healthcare, Zug, Switzerland