The 'Asclepieion Park of Athens' is the first pilot application of
'Modern Asclepieions' concept i.e. areas where Health and Culture are promoted in
parallel and in harmony for the benefit of the citizens, the patients, the people who look
after them and the healthcare and welfare workers.
The 'Modern Asclepieions' concept is based on the
Ancient Asclepieions, as they were conceived, developed, functioned and evolved in the
Ancient Greek World.
The creation of the
'Asclepieion Park of Athens', has to be decided by the Greek
Government in the context of the general planning of the Greater
Athens Area (affecting a population of more than 4 million
people). This has not yet happened. Instead the School of
Medicine of the University of Athens promotes since June 2003, the
creation of The Modern Asclepieion of the School of Medicine in the
campus of the School in down town Athens, which actually occupies the
South -East part of the Asclepieion Park.
Modern Asclepieions: A PowerPoint presentation during the eHealth
Conference organised by the Swiss Medical Association, Zurich, October
1st International Event of Modern Asclepieions
Park of Athens" and the Athens 2004 Olympic Games
(it is history now!)