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A new faculty member has recently joined the staff of the Medical Physics Laboratory. Last September, Dr. Emmanouil Papanastasiou has been elected as an Assistant Professor of Medical Physics of the School of Medicine of the Aristotle University of Thessaloniki and on May 2nd 2018 he assumed his position.

The Medical Physics Laboratory of the Aristotle University of Thessaloniki, partner of “AD-Autonomy” Erasmus+ project, attended the second meeting, held by SPOMINČICA – ALZHEIMER SLOVENIA on 28th-29th May 2018 in Ljubljana. AD-AUTONOMY is launched with the main objective of increasing the competences (attitudes, skills, knowledge) of Persons with Initial/Mild Alzheimer (PwA), Families and Caregivers, about how to improve their Quality of Life through Autonomy through an innovative training program.

On 12 and 13 April 2018, AIPD hosted the second meeting between partners participating in the European project DS LEISURE (the first meeting was on October 2017 in Craiova, Romania). The initiative is promoted by the Romanian association ALDO-CET Asociatia Langdon Down Oltenia, Centrul Educational Teodora; AIPD is one of the partner associations.

In a special awarding ceremony, held on Friday, 18th of May, in the Ceremony Hall at the old building of the Faculty of Philosophy of the Aristotle University of Thessaloniki (AUTH), the AUTH Faculty of Health Sciences honored with the “Excellence Awards” all of its members, who distinguished during the year 2017 for their educational and research work, the innovation of methods and techniques, emphasizing, for the first time, on their multidisciplinary medical and social work, as well as on the awarding of Academic Professors and faculty members, who receive recognition and have great influence inside and outside Greece.

Associate Professor Panagiotis Bamidis from the Medical Physics Laboratory of AUTH and Professor Andreas Ioannides, Head of the Human Brain Dynamics Laboratory (LHBD, division of AAI Scientific Cultural Services Ltd.) presented the SmokeFreeBrain project at the "Kali sas Mera, Live" morning TV magazine on RIK 1 TV station.

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