During the Delphic Cultural Heritage Days 2024, which will take place between April 7th and 9th at the Theocharakis Foundation in Athens, the “Asclepius One Health” and the “Mediterranean Innovation Centre for One Health “(MED-OHC) will participate. 

This year, within the framework of the event, academics, politicians, representatives of scientific organizations, local government officials, etc., have been invited to discuss the approach of ‘One Health’ and the multidimensional and interdisciplinary impact of One Health – which is becoming increasingly relevant and necessary – on human health, animal health, and the environment.

Thus, on Monday, April 8th, the Delphic Cultural Heritage Days will host a series of discussions on One Health under the general title ‘From Apollo and Asclepius to the policy for One Health’. Within this context, there will be a Round Table on ‘One Health policy in Greater Action plans and initiatives. Interdisciplinary and intersectoral cooperation.’ 

The discussion will be chaired by Anastasia Barbouni, Pediatrician, Public and Social Health Doctor, Professor of Public Health, and Vice President of the Department of Public and Community Health at the University of Western Attica.

The participating organizations in the discussion will be: • Greek Network of Healthy Cities, George Patoulis. • National Hellenic Research Foundation, Dimosthenis Sarigiannis. • University of Ioannina, Anna Batistatou. • Asclepius One Health, Eleni Pavlidou .Mediterranean Center for Innovation in One Health (MED-OHC), Serkos Haroutounian 

It should be noted that the Delphic Cultural Heritage Days is an institution that began in 2021 on the occasion of the 70th anniversary of the death of the great Greek poet Angelos Sikelianos, and as the organizers state, they ‘aspire to become a living laboratory of fermentation and osmosis of global ideas, to be a hospitable cell of a humanistic international spirit of fraternity, cooperation, co-creation, and to contribute to the development of the Delphic idea in the modern era’.”