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  • Prof. Ross Fisher, MD, MBChB, MPhil, MSc, FRSC, RCPS Prof. Ross Fisher, MD, MBChB, MPhil, MSc, FRSC, RCPS Paediatric Surgery

    Prof. Ross Fisher, MD, MBChB, MPhil, MSc, FRSC, RCPS

    Paediatric Surgery

    "๐˜๐˜ง ๐˜ ๐˜ฉ๐˜ข๐˜ท๐˜ฆ ๐˜ด๐˜ฆ๐˜ฆ๐˜ฏ ๐˜ง๐˜ข๐˜ณ, ๐˜ช๐˜ต ๐˜ช๐˜ด ๐˜ฃ๐˜ฆ๐˜ค๐˜ข๐˜ถ๐˜ด๐˜ฆ ๐˜ ๐˜ด๐˜ต๐˜ข๐˜ฏ๐˜ฅ ๐˜ฐ๐˜ฏ ๐˜ต๐˜ฉ๐˜ฆ ๐˜ด๐˜ฉ๐˜ฐ๐˜ถ๐˜ญ๐˜ฅ๐˜ฆ๐˜ณ๐˜ด ๐˜ฐ๐˜ง ๐˜จ๐˜ช๐˜ข๐˜ฏ๐˜ต๐˜ด." - ๐˜š๐˜ช๐˜ณ ๐˜๐˜ด๐˜ข๐˜ข๐˜ค ๐˜•๐˜ฆ๐˜ธ๐˜ต๐˜ฐ๐˜ฏ

    ๐‘๐จ๐ฌ๐ฌ ๐…๐ข๐ฌ๐ก๐ž๐ซ, ๐Œ๐ƒ, ๐Œ๐๐‚๐ก๐, ๐Œ๐๐ก๐ข๐ฅ, ๐Œ๐’๐œ, ๐…๐‘๐‚๐’, ๐‘๐‚๐๐’ is a Professor of ๐๐š๐ž๐๐ข๐š๐ญ๐ซ๐ข๐œ ๐’๐ฎ๐ซ๐ ๐ž๐ซ๐ฒ and Consultant at ๐˜š๐˜ฉ๐˜ฆ๐˜ง๐˜ง๐˜ช๐˜ฆ๐˜ญ๐˜ฅ ๐˜Š๐˜ฉ๐˜ช๐˜ญ๐˜ฅ๐˜ณ๐˜ฆ๐˜ฏ'๐˜ด ๐˜๐˜ฐ๐˜ด๐˜ฑ๐˜ช๐˜ต๐˜ข๐˜ญ. He is ๐ญ๐ก๐ž ๐œ๐ก๐š๐ข๐ซ๐ฆ๐š๐ง of ๐˜›๐˜ฉ๐˜ฆ ๐˜•๐˜ข๐˜ต๐˜ช๐˜ฐ๐˜ฏ๐˜ข๐˜ญ ๐˜—๐˜ข๐˜ฆ๐˜ฅ๐˜ช๐˜ข๐˜ต๐˜ณ๐˜ช๐˜ค ๐˜›๐˜ณ๐˜ข๐˜ถ๐˜ฎ๐˜ข ๐˜ˆ๐˜ถ๐˜ฅ๐˜ช๐˜ต ๐˜ข๐˜ฏ๐˜ฅ ๐˜™๐˜ฆ๐˜ด๐˜ฆ๐˜ข๐˜ณ๐˜ค๐˜ฉ ๐˜•๐˜ฆ๐˜ต๐˜ธ๐˜ฐ๐˜ณ๐˜ฌ. His area of expertise is ๐๐š๐ž๐๐ข๐š๐ญ๐ซ๐ข๐œ ๐’๐ฎ๐ซ๐ ๐ข๐œ๐š๐ฅ ๐Ž๐ง๐œ๐จ๐ฅ๐จ๐ ๐ฒ. He has a strong interest in ๐ฆ๐ž๐๐ข๐œ๐š๐ฅ ๐ž๐๐ฎ๐œ๐š๐ญ๐ข๐จ๐ง and his alter ego "ffolliet" is ๐š ๐ฐ๐จ๐ซ๐ฅ๐-๐ซ๐ž๐ง๐จ๐ฐ๐ง๐ž๐ ๐ฉ๐ซ๐ž๐ฌ๐ž๐ง๐ญ๐š๐ญ๐ข๐จ๐ง ๐ž๐ฑ๐ฉ๐ž๐ซ๐ญ travelling the world explaining the concepts of better presentations.

    Paediatric surgery is a broad field that deals with both ๐˜ต๐˜ฉ๐˜ฆ ๐˜ถ๐˜ฏ๐˜ช๐˜ฒ๐˜ถ๐˜ฆ ๐˜ค๐˜ฉ๐˜ข๐˜ณ๐˜ข๐˜ค๐˜ต๐˜ฆ๐˜ณ๐˜ช๐˜ด๐˜ต๐˜ช๐˜ค๐˜ด ๐˜ฐ๐˜ง ๐˜ค๐˜ฉ๐˜ช๐˜ญ๐˜ฅ๐˜ฉ๐˜ฐ๐˜ฐ๐˜ฅ and ๐˜ต๐˜ฉ๐˜ฆ ๐˜ค๐˜ฐ๐˜ฎ๐˜ฑ๐˜ญ๐˜ฆ๐˜น๐˜ช๐˜ต๐˜บ ๐˜ฐ๐˜ง ๐˜ต๐˜ฉ๐˜ฆ ๐˜ฉ๐˜ถ๐˜ฎ๐˜ข๐˜ฏ ๐˜ฃ๐˜ฐ๐˜ฅ๐˜บ and its disorders. Children's bodies develop quickly, but adult bodies slowly alter as they age. Each stage of development has its own milestones and disorders, and Prof. Fischer will break down barriers about ๐ฉ๐š๐ž๐๐ข๐š๐ญ๐ซ๐ข๐œ ๐ฌ๐ฎ๐ซ๐ ๐ข๐œ๐š๐ฅ ๐ฉ๐š๐ญ๐ก๐จ๐ฅ๐จ๐ ๐ฒ and ๐ญ๐ซ๐š๐ฎ๐ฆ๐š.

    He will also share some of his insights with us in his Keynote based on his extensive experience giving ๐“๐„๐ƒ ๐“๐š๐ฅ๐ค๐ฌ and public speaking. Be prepared to learn more about "๐ฉ ๐œ๐ฎ๐›๐ž ๐ฉ๐ซ๐ž๐ฌ๐ž๐ง๐ญ๐š๐ญ๐ข๐จ๐ง๐ฌ" and to receive practical tips for crafting compelling speeches!

  • Christos Christou, MD Christos Christou, MD General and Emergency Surgery

    Christos Christou, MD

    General and Emergency Surgery

    “๐˜‰๐˜ฆ๐˜ค๐˜ฐ๐˜ฎ๐˜ช๐˜ฏ๐˜จ ๐˜ข ๐˜ด๐˜ถ๐˜ณ๐˜จ๐˜ฆ๐˜ฐ๐˜ฏ ๐˜ฉ๐˜ข๐˜ด ๐˜ฃ๐˜ฆ๐˜ฆ๐˜ฏ ๐˜ข๐˜ฏ ๐˜ช๐˜ฏ๐˜ค๐˜ณ๐˜ฆ๐˜ฅ๐˜ช๐˜ฃ๐˜ญ๐˜บ ๐˜ณ๐˜ฆ๐˜ธ๐˜ข๐˜ณ๐˜ฅ๐˜ช๐˜ฏ๐˜จ ๐˜ญ๐˜ช๐˜ง๐˜ฆ ๐˜ฆ๐˜น๐˜ฑ๐˜ฆ๐˜ณ๐˜ช๐˜ฆ๐˜ฏ๐˜ค๐˜ฆ. ๐˜๐˜ต’๐˜ด ๐˜ฆ๐˜ฏ๐˜ข๐˜ฃ๐˜ญ๐˜ฆ๐˜ฅ ๐˜ฎ๐˜ฆ ๐˜ต๐˜ฐ ๐˜ฅ๐˜ฆ๐˜ท๐˜ฆ๐˜ญ๐˜ฐ๐˜ฑ ๐˜ด๐˜ฌ๐˜ช๐˜ญ๐˜ญ๐˜ด ๐˜ต๐˜ฉ๐˜ข๐˜ต ๐˜’๐˜ท๐˜ฆ ๐˜ฃ๐˜ฆ๐˜ฆ๐˜ฏ ๐˜ข๐˜ฃ๐˜ญ๐˜ฆ ๐˜ต๐˜ฐ ๐˜ถ๐˜ด๐˜ฆ ๐˜ช๐˜ฏ ๐˜ฉ๐˜ฆ๐˜ญ๐˜ฑ๐˜ช๐˜ฏ๐˜จ ๐˜ฑ๐˜ฆ๐˜ฐ๐˜ฑ๐˜ญ๐˜ฆ ๐˜ช๐˜ฏ ๐˜ข ๐˜ฏ๐˜ถ๐˜ฎ๐˜ฃ๐˜ฆ๐˜ณ ๐˜ฐ๐˜ง ๐˜ฅ๐˜ช๐˜ง๐˜ง๐˜ฆ๐˜ณ๐˜ฆ๐˜ฏ๐˜ต ๐˜ฉ๐˜ฆ๐˜ข๐˜ญ๐˜ต๐˜ฉ ๐˜ด๐˜ฆ๐˜ต๐˜ต๐˜ช๐˜ฏ๐˜จ๐˜ด ๐˜ข๐˜ฏ๐˜ฅ ๐˜ค๐˜ฐ๐˜ฏ๐˜ต๐˜ฆ๐˜น๐˜ต๐˜ด ๐˜ข๐˜ณ๐˜ฐ๐˜ถ๐˜ฏ๐˜ฅ ๐˜ต๐˜ฉ๐˜ฆ ๐˜ธ๐˜ฐ๐˜ณ๐˜ญ๐˜ฅ. ๐˜š๐˜ถ๐˜ณ๐˜จ๐˜ช๐˜ค๐˜ข๐˜ญ ๐˜ด๐˜ฌ๐˜ช๐˜ญ๐˜ญ๐˜ด – ๐˜ข๐˜ฏ๐˜ฅ ๐˜ข๐˜ญ๐˜ญ ๐˜ต๐˜ฉ๐˜ฆ๐˜ช๐˜ณ ๐˜ฅ๐˜ช๐˜ง๐˜ง๐˜ฆ๐˜ณ๐˜ฆ๐˜ฏ๐˜ต, ๐˜ข๐˜ฏ๐˜ฅ ๐˜ช๐˜ฏ๐˜ต๐˜ฆ๐˜ณ๐˜ฆ๐˜ด๐˜ต๐˜ช๐˜ฏ๐˜จ, ๐˜ข๐˜ฑ๐˜ฑ๐˜ญ๐˜ช๐˜ค๐˜ข๐˜ต๐˜ช๐˜ฐ๐˜ฏ๐˜ด – ๐˜ข๐˜ณ๐˜ฆ ๐˜ท๐˜ข๐˜ญ๐˜ถ๐˜ข๐˜ฃ๐˜ญ๐˜ฆ, ๐˜ข๐˜ฏ๐˜ฅ ๐˜ ๐˜ถ๐˜ณ๐˜จ๐˜ฆ ๐˜ข๐˜ฏ๐˜บ๐˜ฐ๐˜ฏ๐˜ฆ ๐˜ฑ๐˜ถ๐˜ณ๐˜ด๐˜ถ๐˜ช๐˜ฏ๐˜จ ๐˜ต๐˜ฉ๐˜ช๐˜ด ๐˜ฑ๐˜ข๐˜ต๐˜ฉ ๐˜ต๐˜ฐ ๐˜ฌ๐˜ฆ๐˜ฆ๐˜ฑ ๐˜ข๐˜ต ๐˜ช๐˜ต; ๐˜ช๐˜ต’๐˜ด ๐˜ข ๐˜ท๐˜ฆ๐˜ณ๐˜บ ๐˜ง๐˜ถ๐˜ญ๐˜ง๐˜ช๐˜ญ๐˜ญ๐˜ช๐˜ฏ๐˜จ ๐˜ค๐˜ข๐˜ณ๐˜ฆ๐˜ฆ๐˜ณ.”

    ๐‚๐ก๐ซ๐ข๐ฌ๐ญ๐จ๐ฌ ๐‚๐ก๐ซ๐ข๐ฌ๐ญ๐จ๐ฎ ๐Œ๐ƒ, ๐๐ก๐ƒ is the ๐ˆ๐ง๐ญ๐ž๐ซ๐ง๐š๐ญ๐ข๐จ๐ง๐š๐ฅ ๐๐ซ๐ž๐ฌ๐ข๐๐ž๐ง๐ญ of Médecins Sans Frontières and a faculty member of National and Kapodistrian University of Athens. Having specialised in ๐ ๐ž๐ง๐ž๐ซ๐š๐ฅ ๐š๐ง๐ ๐ž๐ฆ๐ž๐ซ๐ ๐ž๐ง๐œ๐ฒ ๐ฌ๐ฎ๐ซ๐ ๐ž๐ซ๐ฒ in the Surgical and Transplant Unit of Evangelismos Hospital in Athens and having been ๐š๐ฐ๐š๐ซ๐๐ž๐ a fellowship from the European Board of Surgery in ๐‚๐จ๐ฅ๐จ๐ฉ๐ซ๐จ๐œ๐ญ๐จ๐ฅ๐จ๐ ๐ฒ, he took his drive to save lives where he believed it would make most of a difference - to Médecins Sans Frontières.
    His immense efforts ๐ญ๐จ ๐ก๐ž๐ฅ๐ฉ ๐ญ๐ก๐จ๐ฌ๐ž ๐ข๐ง ๐ง๐ž๐ž๐ reflect in his extensive activity within Médecins Sans Frontières, which he joined in 2002, having served several roles up to now, including emergency and trauma surgeon, general secretary, vice-president, president of MSF Greece's Board of Directors and finally, since June 2019, International President of Médecins Sans Frontières.