Federation of Hellenic Medical Societies of North America

Message from the President of the Federation of Hellenic Medical Societies of North America

Dear visitor,

The Federation was formed in June 2002 in Montreal, Canada during the Hellenic Medical Society of New York (HMS NY) biennial international educational conference at which time Dr. Spyros Mezitis was the President of HMS NY and was elected President of the Federation of Hellenic Medical Societies of North America.
Initial members included Hellenic medical societies of New York, Boston, Chicago, California, Toronto, and Montreal. 
During the annual Scholarship weekends of the Hellenic Medical Society of New York, Federation conferences have been arranged. 
In 2004 with the assistance of Dr. George Dangas, the immediate Past-President of HMS NY, a meeting in New York City on Cardiovascular Disease and Diabetes was sponsored by the pharmaceutical industry to support the Federation and all Federation representatives attended. 
The Founding of the Global Hellenic Medical Network on the island of Kos in 2007 and the 2008 global Hellenic medical conference in Cyprus were co-sponsored by the Federation. 
Furthermore in December 2008 during the Scientific Symposium of the HMS NY, the first Federation Scholarship was awarded to a medical student at Drexel University in Philadelphia. 
Currently, with the strong support of HMS NY President Dr. George Tsioulias, the Federation has been reinvigorated. 
Immediate goals include physician networking through the establishment of this Website, and the co-sponsoring of the Third Global Medical and Biomedical Conference at the Grand Resort, Lagonissi in Athens, Greece September 3-5, 2009.  
We encourage the strengthening of the current Hellenic medical societies in the Americas and the formation of new Hellenic medical societies. 
The Executive Board includes all Presidents or assigned representatives of the existing Hellenic Medical Societies of North America and this non-profit organization has a constitution and bylaws registered in the state of Delaware.
As current President, I welcome all ideas to strengthen the Federation by increasing networking, scholarship donations, collaboration among Hellenic medical societies, and interaction with national and international medical/health organizations. 
Please contact us at this Website.

Spyros G.E. Mezitis, MD, PhD
President, Federation of Hellenic Medical Societies of North America