6th NASCE  /  UEMS Scientific Meeting &
Train the Trainers Course

“New Frontiers in Open Innovation”

September 6 – 9 of 2022

Divani Caravel Hotel – Athens, Greece

Scientific Program

Train the Trainer Course

Tuesday 6th & Wednesday 7th September, 2022
Location: AKISA University Building – Attikon Hospital 


Dilek Kitapcioglu – CASE, Acibadem Mehmet Ali Aydinlar University 

Dara O’Keeffe – National Surgical Training Centre, RCSI

Cecilia Escher – Center for Advanced Medical Simulation and Training, Karolinska Institute

Michail Sideris, MD, MDRes, PhD, MRCOG

6th  September,  2022


10:30-11:00 Welcome & Introduction
11:00-12:00 Simulation Modalities
12:00-13:00 Lunch Break
13:00-14:00 Workshop 1
Programming technical skills training by using task trainers within
small groups according to specialties/professions.
14:00-15:00 Workshop 2
Assessment of technical skills and non-technical skills in a simulated environment

Practicing teamwork scenarios by
actively involving the participants as learners

7th  September,  2022

08:30-09:30 Crisis Resource Management
Basic principles of team trainings; communication skills, collaboration  and decision making
09:30-10:30 Debriefing techniques
10:30-10:45 Coffee Break
10:45-12:00 Preparing teamwork scenarios by actively involving the participants as trainers
12:00-13:00 Lunch Break

Workshop 3

Programming simulation sessions within small groups according to specialties/professions. 

  • Pre-briefing
  • Familiarization
  • Scenario
  • Debriefing




Athens Scientific Meeting Program 

8th  September,  2022

08:00-08:30 Registration
08:30-09:00 Opening Speech

Emin Aksoy
Apostolos Papalois
George Zografos


09:00-10:30 Session I 

Chair: Anders Berganfelz


Neurology, Neuroscience and Training  

N. Grigoriadis

XR Computational Medicine: New Frontiers in Simulation – Based, Healthcare VR Training.

G. Papagiannakis

Serious Game Based  Applications for Medical Training


10:30-11:00 Coffee Break, E-posters, Exhibition  
11:00-12:00 Session II

Chair: Oscar Traynor


Implementing and Surveying Simulation Centers Worldwide For 15 Years: Lessons Learned.

E. Georgiou



Complementary leading to knowledge acquisition and inter-professional training: the COVID-19 experience

E. Giamarellos-Bourboulis


12:00-13:00 Lunch Break, E-posters, Exhibition  
13:00-14:30 Session III

Chair: Li Felländer Tsai


NASCE Vision, Mission and Accreditation Process. Why? Benefits. The future of Education and Training. 

A.E.Papalois and G. Tsoulfas


Awards  for  Best  Presentations 


Coffee Break, E-posters, Exhibition


Session IV

Chair: Teuvo Antikanen

Selected Oral Presentations 


Session V

Chair: Isabelle Van Herzeele


COVID19 Pandemic and Lessons

E. Mosialos


Simulation Based Training for The Medical Schools’ Students. 

M. Sideris


Gala Dinner

9th  September,  2022


08:30-09:30 Session VI

Chair: Apostolos Papalois

Selected Oral Presentations

09:30-10:30 Session VII

Chair: Emin Aksoy


Optical Brain Imaging to Quantify Performance and Experience in Simulation Based Training for Clinical Skills. 

K. Izzetoglu


Digital Technology- A.I.  and New Implementations- Digital Clinics, Digital Doctor.  

P. Bamidis

10:30-11:00 Coffee Break, E-posters, Exhibition  
11:00-12:30 Session VIII

Chair: Dara O’Keeffe


Global Trauma Education for MDs and H/C Profs. The Example from University of Athens and  Stavros Niarchos Foundation.  

E. Pikoulis


Leadership in Education and Training-Team Work and New Technology. 



The CME/CPD in Europe, the UEMS perspective.


12:30-13:30 Lunch Break, E-posters, Exhibition  
13:30-16:30 Session IX – Athens Ideas Meeting (in Greek Language)

Chair: Apostolos Papalois
George  C. Zografos


Climate Change    






16:30-20:30 Session X – Athens Ideas Meeting (in Greek Language)

World Economy


Human  Rights  Worldwide                               


Europe – Greece


Leadership in 21st Century

Executive Board

NASCE Execitive Board

Chairman  Emin Aksoy Turkey Family Medicine / Biomedical Eng. CASE Acibadem University 
Honorary Secretary  Apostolos Papalois Greece Instructor, President Instructor – Scientific Council SUBRE AUTh and UoA
Treasurer  Teuvo Antikainen Finland Surgery Jyväskylä University
Member at Large  Li Felländer-Tsai Sweden           Orthopaedic Surgery Karolinska University, Stockholm, Sweden
Chairman of ARB Isabelle van Herzele Belgium Vascular Surgery Ghent University Hospital, Bergium

 Review Board Members


Chairman Isabelle Van Herzeele  Belgium  Vascular Surgery Ghent University Hospital, Belgium 
Vice Chair  Dara O’Keeffe Ireland Surgical education Royal College of Surgeons of Ireland
ARB   Anders Bergenfelz Sweden  Surgery  Lund University
ARB  Oscar Traynor Ireland Surgery Royal College of Surgeons of Ireland
ARB  Paul Ridgway Ireland Surgery Royal College of Surgeons of Ireland
ARB  Emin Aksoy Turkey Family Medicine / Biomediacl Eng. CASE Acibadem University
ARB  Teuvo Antikainen  Finland  Surgery Jyväskylä University 
ARB  Li Felländer-Tsai  Sweden  Orthopaedic Surgery  Karolinska University, Stockholm, Sweden 
ARB  Juriy Wladimiroff  UK  Obstetrics & Gyn   
ARB  Dilek Kitapcioglu  Turkey  Anaesthesiology CASE Acibadem University
ARB  Erhan Sayali  Turkey Family Medicine CASE Acibadem University
ARB  Vinod Singhal Dubai Surgery  
ARB  Nicla Settembre France Vascular Surgery University of Lorraine
ARB  Wouter Willaert Belgium Surgery Ghent University
ARB  Apostolos E. Papalois Greece  Instructor, Presiedent Scientific Council SUBRE AUTh.

Cecilie Våpenstad

Norway  Technology enhanced learning in laparoscopy and endovascular surgery NSALK


Network of Accredited Skills Center in Europe

NASCE (Network of Accredited Skills Center in Europe) is part of the UEMS for continuing education. From Tuesday, September 6, the Train the Trainers Course, certified by UEMS, will precede the scientific program which also includes the innovation of the Athens Ideas Meeting (Athens Thoughts for Higher Education and New Stimulation of Ideas) where personalities from the wider scientific spectrum and the intellectual life will be invited.