Foundation – History

Τhe Greek Society for Pediatric Palliative Care is a scientific society founded in 2009 in Athens, Greece (registry # 2336/2009), with the basic aim to promote the development of pediatric palliative care for children and adolescents, facing life-threatening and life-limiting illnesses and their families, in our country.

A fundamental characteristic of our society is its multidisciplinary structure, which is consistent with the multidisciplinary nature of palliative care. The founding members are Greek experts in the field of medicine (pediatrics, pediatric hematology-oncology, pediatric neurology, pediatric intensive care, neonatology, pediatric psychiatry etc), nursing, psychology, sociology and social work, lawyers as well as parents of children with life-threatening conditions, who have contributed to the development of supportive services for these children, in Greece.

Founding Members

Danai Papadatou 

Professor of Clinical Psychology, Faculty of Nursing, National and Kapodistrian University of Athens

Maria Bouri

Pediatrician, Scientific Director of Pediatric Palliative Home Care Service, Merimna – Organization for the Care of Children and Families in Illness and Death

 Helen Kosmidis

Pediatric Hematologist Oncologist, Head of the Oncology Department, “P. & A. Kyriakou” Children’s Hospital

Helen Skouteli 

Pediatric Neurologist, ELEPAP Doctor

Thalia Bellali 

Associate Professor, TEI of Nursing Thessaloniki

Elissavet Patiraki 

Professor of Nursing, Faculty of Nursing, National and Kapodistrian University of Athens

Dora Pappa 

Nurse

Evgenia Xenikaki 

Nurse

 Sotiris Giouroukos

Pediatric Neurologist, Research Fellow, “Agia Sofia” Children’s Hospital

 Stella Tsitoura

Pediatrician– Doctor of Social Medicine – Head of the Social Medicine Department, 2nd Pediatric Clinic of the University of Athens, “P & A Kyriakou” Children’s Hospital

Stelios Grafakos

Pediatric Hematologist, Head of the Bone Marrow Transplant Unit

Dimitris Koliouskas 

Pediatric Oncologist

Panagiota Tsougia 

Head of Nursing Department, “P & A Kyriakou” Children’s Hospital”

Anastasia Tsadila 

Social Worker, “P & A Kyriakou” Children’s Hospital”

Gerassimos Papanastassatos

Sociologist Criminologist, Head of Research KETHEA

Mary Papageorgiou 

Anaesthesiologist

Giannis Maistros 

Associate Professor of Computer Science, National Technical University of Athens

Ioanna Karastamati

Physiotherapist, ICU, “P & A Kyriakou” Children’s Hospital

Grigoris Abatzoglou

Pediatric Psychiatrist

Petros Koukoutsakis 

Pediatrician

Tina Garani

Lawyer, National School of Public Health

Dimitris Boukis

Lawyer

Marina Servitzoglou 

Pediatric Oncologist, Oncology Department, “P & A Kyriakou” Children’s Hospital

Andreas Iliadis 

Pediatrician, Responsible of PICU, University General Hospital of Rio

Download the articles of Association of the Greek Society for Pediatric Palliative Care in pdf

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