Past Scientific Meetings

First Scientific Meeting of the Athena Society - Rhodes, Greece

Agenda of the Athena Society Meeting in Rhodes-1994

Day One  9: 00 – 1: 00

Present Status of Clinical Chemistry and Expected Changes in the Next 10 Years Owing to Economic and Technological factors

Six 10-min presentations each followed by 15-min discussion


D. Bruns (15 min)

In -  Vitro Diagnostics Industry:  H. Weinert (30 min)
Group Discussion: (30 min)


Day Two  9: 00 – 1:00

Forecast of Advances in Technology and Testing Trends through the Year 2005

Trends in Technology:

M. Schwartz (20 min)

H. Weinert (20.min)

Group Discussion:

45 min

Trends in Testing

J. Hicks (20 min) Decentralization

N. Tietz (20 min) Centralization

Group Discussion:

45 min


E. Diamandis (20 min)


Day Three: 9: 00 – 2:30 (Session extended)

Future of Laboratory Medicine and the Role of Clinical Chemistry in Service, Training and Research


M. Werner (15 min)
T. Whitehead (15 min)

Group Discussion:

45 min


J. MacDonald (15 min)

Group Discussion:

45 min


L. Demers (15 min)

Group Discussion:

45 min


J. Ladenson (20 min)
O. Ash (20 min)


Lavish Dinner Party, Courtesy of E. Spanos, with Band, Dancing, Singing (Demers, Okuda, Spanos, Doumas, etc) and protests from people trying to sleep in other Hotels one kilometer away (we were making too much noise)



Delegates at the meeting in Rhodes



Spouse Photo



Effie Anagnostou – Cacaras

The Evangelismos Hospital

Athens, Greece

K.Owen Ash

Arup Laboratories/ University of Utah

Utah, USA

C. Bohuon

Institut Gustave-Roussy


David Bruns

University of Virginia Medical Center

Charlottesville, VA, USA

Janine Buttner

Charite University Hospital

Berlin, Germany

Laurence Demers

Penn State University

Hershey, PA, USA

Eleftherios P. Diamandis

Mount Sinai Hospital, University of Toronto

Toronto, Canada

Basil Doumas

Medical College of Wisconsin

United States

Gerald Gallwas

Beckman Instruments

California, USA

Jocelyn Hicks

Children's National Medical Center


Jack Ladenson

Washington University

St. Louis, MO, USA

D. Laue

Heinrich Heine University

Düsseldorf, Germany.

Jay McDonald

University of Alabama-Birmingham

Birmingham, AL, USA

D. Rodgerson



Francesco Salvatore

Universita degli Studi di Napoli Federico II

Napoli, Italy

Morton Schwartz

Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center

New York, NY, USA

Lothar Siekmann

University of Bonn

Bonn, Germany

Gérard Siest

Nancy-Université, Université Henri Poincare

Nancy, France

Evangelos Spanos

BioMedicine Ltd

Athens, Greece

Norbert Tietz

University of Kentucky Medical Center


H. Weinert


Halle, Germany

M. Werner

Institut für Pathologie

Berlin, Germany

T. Whithead



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