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UEMS ORTHOPAEDICS MEETING BRUSSELS BELGIUM, April 8-9, 2011. ORTHOPAEDIC SURGERY IN GREECE HAOST DELEGATES TO UEMS VASSILIOS C. BITOUNIS, MD ARISTIDES B. ZOUBOS, MD. HELLENIC ASSOCIATION OF ORTHOPAEDIC SURGERY AND TRAUMATOLOGY Athens Academy Award 2004

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uems orthopaedics meeting brussels belgium april 8 9 2011

UEMS ORTHOPAEDICS MEETING BRUSSELS BELGIUM, April 8-9, 2011

ORTHOPAEDIC SURGERY IN GREECE

HAOST DELEGATES TO UEMS

VASSILIOS C. BITOUNIS, MD

ARISTIDES B. ZOUBOS, MD

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HELLENIC ASSOCIATION OF ORTHOPAEDIC

SURGERY AND TRAUMATOLOGY

Athens Academy Award 2004

 HAOST was founded in 1947

 HAOST has an Executive Council of 9 members

Holds its Annual Meeting at mid-October

Counts 910 active members and 830 associate members, mainly residents, not all in good standing

 Not all the orthopaedic surgeons and residents are obliged to be members of the Association

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HELLENIC ASSOCIATION OF ORTHOPAEDIC

SURGERY AND TRAUMATOLOGY Athens Academy Award 2004

 HAOST has 10 individual sections:

Hellenic College of Orthopaedic Surgeons

 Adult Reconstruction ( Hip and Knee )

 PaediatricOrthopaedics

 Musculoskeletal Infections

 Musculoskeletal Oncology

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HELLENIC ASSOCIATION OF ORTHOPAEDIC SURGERY AND TRAUMATOLOGY Athens Academy Award 2004 HAOST sections (continue):  Spine Shoulder and Elbow Foot and Ankle Research IM NailingIn Greece there are also independent Hand Surgery and Sports Medicine Societies

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GREECE Size: 132.000 Sq. KmsPopulation: 11.3 MillionsCapital: Athens (4.5 Millions)Currency: Euro since 2001
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 Greece divided in 13 Peripheries  Greece divided in 11 Health Authority DistrictsThe largest is Attica and the second one is Central Macedonia

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Greece has 7 Medical Schools:1. Athens (Attica), 2. Thessaloniki (Central Macedonia), 3. Ioannina (Epirus), 4. Larissa (Thessaly), 5. Patras (Peloponnisos), 6. Alexandroupolis (Thrace), 7. Heraklion (Crete)

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There are 80 Public HospitalsThere are 11 University Orthopaedic Dpts. and 104 Public Orthopaedic Dpts.
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Orthopaedic Surgeons Demographics HAOST latest Manpower (Feb. 2011)2007: 1519 Orthopaedic Surgeons with 1:7330 ratio2011: 2108 Orthopaedic Surgeons with 1:5240 ratio2011: 598 Orthopaedic Residents

haost manpower 1505 orthopaedics doing private practice 603 are in public or university dpts
HAOST Manpower1505: Orthopaedics doing private practice 603: Are in Public or University Dpts.
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HAOST ManpowerAttica:1015 OrthopaedicSurgeons 810 In Private Practice 295 ResidentsCentral Macedonia: 325 Orthopaedic Surgeons 235 In Private Practice 92 Residents

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HAOST Manpower 35 out of 80 hospitals provide full training45 hospitals provide training from 6 months – 3,5 yrs.
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Orthopaedic Residency Program in Greece 6 yrs Training Program1 yr General Surgery 5 yrs Orthopaedics 1 yr Paediatric Orhtopaedic, 3 yrs Reconstructive and Trauma and 2 semesters either of Plastic,Thoracic, Vascular or Neurosurgery

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 There are not exams to start the program. There are not obligatory exams during the program. There are final exams to get the specialty

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In Greece the Educational and Training system, as far as is concerned, the Post Graduated Medical Training Program, is controlled by the Ministry of Health

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Recently the Health Authorities started thinking that the Residency Program has to be organized by the National Scientific Societies
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HAOST is a pioneer Society, as far as is concerned, Continues Medical Education Orthopaedic Program since 1984There is a permanent Committee and now it serves as an advisor to the Health Authorities

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The last two years HAOST published1. “Guidelines for the Prevention of Deep Venus Thrombosis in Orthopaedic Surgery” 2009 and 2. it is under press “Guidelines for the Use of Bone Grafts in Orthopaedic Surgery” These two publications distributed to the Greek Orthopaedic Community and Greek Physicians

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