Hellenic Medical Society to host Annual Business meeting, Tuesday May 29

Annual Business Meeting Notice

The General Assembly Meeting of the Hellenic Medical Society of Philadelphia is scheduled for Tuesday, May 29th in University City – Philadelphia.

Dinner (buffet style) will be available from 6:30PM and the meeting will start promptly at 7PM with an approximate end time of 8:30PM. On site metered parking is available and the meeting location is a short 5 min walk from 30th Street Station.

Meeting location details and relevant instructions will be provided upon your registration by email to hmsphl@gmail.com

Sincerely,

Maria Limberis, PhD
President HMS – Philadelphia

Medical Society participated in 2018 Vasilopita celebration at Estia

The Hellenic Professional & Civic Organizations:

 Hellenic Medical Society of Philadelphia

American Hellenic Lawyers Association of Greater Philadelphia

Greek American Chamber of Commerce of Greater Philadelphia

Greek American Heritage Society of Philadelphia

Hellenic University Club of Philadelphia

 

 Celebrated and welcomed  the New Year with the  

Annual Vasilopita Cutting & Dinner on Friday, January 19, 2018 at 6:00pm at Estia Restaurant

Dr Iliadis was honored by the Society for his work in organizing  and

promoting the Society as its founding President.

Mr Tassos Lazaropoulos ESQ was recognized by the

Greek American Chamber of Commerce as Young professional of the year

A wonderful time was had by all and looking forward to next year!

Ionian Village in Need of Medical Staff

Attention Medical Staff!

Volunteer your talent at the Ionian Village this summer in Greece!

Ionian Village, the Archdiocesan summer youth camp in Greece,

is accepting volunteers to serve on their medical team this summer for 2 1/2 weeks.

  • All expenses paid for you and your spouse.

  • Tour throughout Greece under the “wings” of the church.

  • Opportunity to spend quality time with your spouse and children

  • Enrich existing and build new friendships, that will last a lifetime!

Truly, a wonderful way to serve our church and give of our time and talent!

If interested in more information, please contact Dr. Gregory Papadeas (303) 493-1910,

my3kouklas @frii.com or I.V. camp office at (212) 570-3538.  www.IonianVillage.org

 

Several Members of the HMS have attended Ionian Village and can attest to the wonderful experience for the youth and the uplifting experience for the staff.  For more information or questions, contact Dr Papadeas as listed above or your local HMS at HMSPHL@gmail.com or 856.671.1169

Medical Society Awards Two Student Scholarships at Networking Social.

Medical Society to Co Host Philadelphia Holiday celebration, Friday Dec 15 at Positano Coast, Philadelphia

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GREEK AMERICAN CHAMBER PHILADELPHIA
JOINT CHRISTMAS PARTY
Hosted in cooperation with the

Federation of Hellenic American Societies
Philadelphia Greater Delaware Valley
Hellenic Medical Society of Philadelphia
American Hellenic Lawyers Association of Philadelphia
Greek American Heritage Society of Philadelphia
Positano Coast Restaurant
212 Walnut Street Philadelphia, PA 19106
Date
Friday December 15, 2017 6:00 to 9:00 PM
Price

$65 Prepaid Only(when registering select affiliation)

$35 Young Professionals(Under 30)

 

CLICK HERE TO REGISTER

(available online)
Register
Contact 
The musical evening includes a wonderful variety of appetizers
and Positano’s exceptional buffet with cash bar.
Member Recognition Presented By The 
Greek American Chamber of Greater Philadelphia
Nikos Spiliotis 
Corporate Professional Member of the Year
SigmaPharm LaboratoriesNikitas Moustakas, Esq. 
Law Professional of the Year AwardDenis Hadjiliadis, MD
Healthcare Professional of the Year Award

Young Professional Members of the Year Award
Anastasios Lazaropoulos & Kaleope Pasamihalis

Hellenic Medical Society to Host Fall Networking Reception, November 7th at 5 pm

You’re invited to get Social!

Please join us and our Friends of the Greek American Chamber of Commerce and the Hellenic Medical Society to network with Greek professionals.

When: Tuesday, November 7, starting at 5pm!

Where: Gran Caffe L’Aquila,

1716 Chestnut Street, Philadelphia, PA,

https://grancaffelaquila.com

Cost: $10 for preregistered** members or

$20 without registration

Entry fee includes: One drink & Lite Fare

**For pre-registrations please email: hmsphl@gmail.com

Winter Newsletter

Sandy Tzaferos, PharmD

Today I write my last newsletter as President of the Hellenic Medical Society of Philadelphia. It has truly been a great experience leading this organization and benefiting our members and the hellenic community.
Winter has been a busy one for the hellenic organizations and we continue to plan more events for the new year!

Vasilopita 2017
One of our most successful events with over 80 attendees! This event grows every year and we are proud to have hosted with Hellenic Lawyers, Chamber, University Club and Heritage Society. A $2000 donation was designated to the Ionian Village Camp in Greece that was severely damaged by a tornado. Father Evagoras was present to accept the donation. Thank you to all that attended and supported our event!

Christmas Party- December 2016
Hosted by the same organizations as our vasilopita event at La Veranda. Another successful event with a great turnout and good food! Over $1000 was raised and donated to CLEO – Dr. Theoklis Zaoutis and his efforts to educate and train Greek Physicians and healthcare professionals on proper disinfecting and handwashing.

Scholarship Opportunity
For those of you who know a medical/allied health professional student of Greek descent, please direct them to the HMSPHL.COM website. Applications are being accepted for a scholarship of up to $2000

HMS 10th year anniversary Gala
Save the date! May 5, 2018 will be our celebration of 10 years as Hellenic Medical Society of Philadelphia. This will be a black-tie gala and celebrated Greek style with dinner, dancing and honoring special people.

Finally I would like to introduce you to our new executive team and new board member:

Maria Limberis, PhD – President
Gus Orfanos – Vice President
Alexia Tsikouras, PharmD – Secretary
Leo Iliadis, MD – Treasurer
Roxane Hionis, MD – Associate Secretary

New Board Member
Paul Mastoridis, PharmD

Thank you for your support and I hope to see everyone at the social events this year! It has been my pleasure to lead HMS and do great things for the community

Sincerely,

Sandy Tzaferos, PharmD 

Medical Society Participates in Annual Vasilopita Celebration

Χρόνια Πολλά Kαι Καλή Χρονιά!

HAPPY NEW YEAR 2017!

The Philadelphia Hellenic Professional & Civic Organizations

Invite you to come and celebrate 

Dinner and Vasilopita Cutting

All Proceeds to Ionian Village to support repair efforts of the Camp.

Friday, January 20, 2017
6:30pm

The Merion 

1301 Route 130 South

Cinnaminson, NJ 08077

$85 Members   $45 students

includes dinner & full sweets display

cash bar

Purchase your tickets online

https://www.eventbrite.com/e/hellenic-organizations-of-philadelphia-annual-vasilopita-celebration-tickets-30506351318

Please copy and paste above link into browser to purchase tickets to this excellent event!

 

Member of the Month – Maria Limberis, PhD

Our member of the month is Dr. Maria Limberis. Maria was born in Adelaide, Australia but raised on the island of Rhodes, Greece. She earned her undergraduate degree in Biochemistry from Liverpool John Moores University in Great Britain. As part of her degree, she conducted research for a year on non-viral gene therapy for cystic fibrosis in Germany at Boehringer Mannheim. Shortly after graduation, she moved to Adelaide Australia where she earned her PhD from University of Adelaide. Her graduate work focused on the development of novel gene therapies for cystic fibrosis. In 2003 she joined Gene Therapy Program at the University of Pennsylvania as a post-doctoral researcher. In 2008 we was promoted to faculty and joined the Department of Pathology and Laboratory Medicine at the University of Pennsylvania.

Currently Maria is Research Professor in the Department of Pathology and Laboratory Medicine and also the Senior Director of the Animal Models Core of the Gene Therapy Program at the University of Pennsylvania. Her main research interest is gene therapy for cystic fibrosis airway disease. Currently she is working on vector-based prophylaxis against influenza, and have partnered with Johnson & Johnson to move this program into the clinic.

Maria’s grandparents were born and raised on the islands of Rhodes and Ikaria. They migrated to Australia following the 2nd world war. Her parents were born and raised in Adelaide Australia and visited Rhodes when she was a young toddler for a 12-month project and decided to stay! Along with her 3 younger siblings she was raised and educated in Rhodes.

Maria chose to become an HMS members because she was impressed by the drive and dedication of the board members to promote education of the Hellenic Medical Community, as well as their efforts for supporting our younger members who are seeking a future in the medical field.

Like all of us, Maria has a life outside of the office and because she has spent most of her life traveling and living in many countries around the world it is not surprising that she enjoys traveling! She is also involved with the Cystic Fibrosis Foundation and fundraises through the yearly Cystic Fibrosis Foundation Cycle for Life event.

 

 

Medical Society Joins 2016 Christmas Celebration

The Hellenic Medical Society joined with the Hellenic American Lawyers Association, Greek American Chamber of Commerce and Greek American Heritage Society of Philadelphia in celebrating the Holiday season on Friday December 9 at La Veranda Resturant in Philadelphia.  Over 70 Hellenes and Phil-hellenes mingled and enjoyed the holiday cheer including a special guest Ioannis Melissanidis, 1996 Olympic Gold Medalist and current Special Olympics Ambassador.

We Wish all a Merry Christmas and Happy and healthy New Year.

HMS Member Kathy Iliadis with Chamber Member Chris Kotsakis at the 2016 Christmas Party.

HMS Member Kathy Iliadis with Chamber Member Chris Kotsakis at the 2016 Christmas Party.

Chamber Member Peter Lazaropoulos and Joanna Savvadies and friends at 2016 Holiday Party.

Chamber Member Peter Lazaropoulos and Joanna Savvadis and friends at 2016 Holiday Party.

HMS board members Costas Orfanos and Maria Limberis celebrate with Chamber members Michael Symonidies and Paul Mehalonis at 2016 Holiday Party

HMS board members Costas Orfanos and Maria Limberis celebrate with Chamber members Michael Symeonides and Paul Mehalonis at 2016 Holiday Party

HMS board Member Ellie Kelepouris with Dean George Tsesekos and Georgia Athanasopulos, Consul General and Emmanul Petragiannis of La Veranda

HMS board Member Ellie Kelepouris with Drexel Dean George Tsetsekos and Georgia Athanasopulos, Consul General
and Emmanuel Petragiannis of La Veranda

HUC President Katerina Dimitriadis and HMS board member Elias Iliadis with Ioannis Melissanidis at 2016 Holiday party.

HUC President Katerina Dimitriadis and HMS board member Elias Iliadis with Ioannis Melissanidis at 2016 Holiday party.