Educational Seminars

Participation in postgraduate courses as invited speaker – round tables – applied workshops and other scientific activities

  • Athina Vourtsi, January 1995. University Clinic of Aretaieion Hospital. Postgraduate lecture to Radiology trainees. “The newer imaging techniques in the study of the temporal bone”
  • Athina Vourtsi, April 1996. University of Athens Medical School, Laboratory for the Investigation of Diseases of the Musculoskeletal System. Postgraduate lecture on the imaging findings in metabolic diseases
  • Athina Vourtsi, April 1998. Anatomy Department of the University of Athens Medical School. Lectures on normal breast anatomy and on the female genital system to medical school students
  • Athina Vourtsi, June 1999. University Clinic of Aretaeion Hospital. Postgraduate lectures to medical students and Radiology trainees. Normal anatomy and pathology of the petrosal bones
  • Athina Vourtsi, June 1999. University Clinic of Aretaeion Hospital, Hellenic Surgical Society. Lecture to Surgery trainees titled “What’s new in the early diagnosis of breast cancer”
  • Athina Vourtsi, November 1999. Postgraduate lectures of the Laboratory of Pathologic Anatomy, University of Athens. Lecture to Pathology trainees titled “Borderline and precancerous lesions of the breast. Problems in differential diagnosis”
  • Athina Vourtsi, January 2000. University Clinic of Aretaeion Hospital, Hellenic Surgical Society. Lecture to Surgery trainees titled “Unusual neoplastic diseases of the breast. Imaging findings”
  • Athina Vourtsi, March 2000. Postgraduate lectures of the Cytology Laboratory of Aretaeion Hospital. Lecture to Cytology trainees titled “Imaging investigation of breast diseases”
  • Athina Vourtsi, April 2000. University Clinic of Aretaeion Hospital. Postgraduate lecture to Radiology trainees titled “Neurosensory hearing loss”
  • Athina Vourtsi, September 2000. Participated as trainer in the EU-sponsored seminar titled “Modern imaging investigation of breast diseases”. A total of 9 teaching hours. Program directors: G. Tritakis, B. Georgountzos
  • Athina Vourtsi, December 1999. Round table at the Elliniki Antikarkiniki Drasi (Hellenic Anticancer Action). “Breast cancer. Imaging methods”
  • Athina Vourtsi, October 2000. Medical Society of Western Greece, Round table at the 4th Peloponnesian Medical Congress. “Newer imaging methods in the diagnostic approach to breast diseases”
  • Athina Vourtsi. University Clinic of Aretaeion Hospital. Lectures on breast imaging methods to 4th year medical students in the academic years 1997, 1998, 1999 and 2000
  • Athina Vourtsi, Thessaloniki, 4-5 May 2001. Round table at the 1st Panhellenic Congress of the Society for Early Diagnosis & Management of Breast Cancer. Topic: “Radiological diagnosis of advanced breast cancer”
  • Athina Vourtsi, Sparta, May 2001. Lecture at the 2-day meeting of the 5th Peloponnesian Congress. Topic: “Imaging approach to breast diseases”
  • Athina Vourtsi, Karpenissi, December 2001. Lecture at a medical multi-theme day meeting. Topic: “Mammography today”
  • Athina Vourtsi, May 2001. Lecture at scientific meeting, Hygeia Hospital. Topic: “Stage III breast cancer”
  • Athina Vourtsi, April 2002. Lecture at scientific meeting, Hygeia Hospital. Topic: “Primary prevention of breast cancer”
  • Athina Vourtsi, May 2002. Lecture at scientific meeting, Hygeia Hospital. Topic: “Inherited breast cancer”
  • Athina Vourtsi, May 2002. Lecture at scientific meeting, Hygeia Hospital. Topic: “Mammographic imaging of ductal carcinoma of the breast”
  • Athina Vourtsi, December 2003. Lecture at scientific meeting, Hygeia Hospital. Topic: “Prevention and early diagnosis of breast cancer (Mammography)”
  • Athina Vourtsi, Ioannina, September 2003. Invited speaker to the 2nd International Mediterranean Seminar on Mastology (Senology) [MANOSMED]. Topic: “Nonpalpable breast lesions”
  • Athina Vourtsi, 9 November 2004. Participation at round table in the seminars on continuing education in General Surgery. Topic: “Breast cancer – Management – Imaging modalities”
  • Athina Vourtsi, 4-6 October 2004. Participation at round table in the Hygeia Hospital Medical Conference. Topic: “MR Mammography in Breast Cancer / Case Presentation”
  • Athina Vourtsi, January 2005. Lecture at scientific meeting, Hygeia Hospital. Topic: “Quality control in early breast cancer. European Guidelines for mammography”
  • Athina Vourtsi, 17-20 March 2005. Invited speaker at the 2nd Intersocietal Anticancer Congress. Topic: “Early breast cancer. Timely imaging”
  • Athina Vourtsi, February 2005. Invited speaker at the 9th Panhellenic Congress of the Hellenic Society on Mastology. Topic: “Diagnostic approach and management of palpable and non-palpable breast lesions”
  • Athina Vourtsi, Bucharest, June 2005. Invited speaker at the International Mediterranean Seminar on Mastology (Senology) [MANOSMED]
  • Athina Vourtsi, Ioannina, November 2005. Invited speaker at the (I.U.C.P.), “Courses in Pathology Breast Μasses and/ or Αbnormalities: Mammographic and U/S Evaluation”
  • Athina Vourtsi, Beirut, June 2006. Invited speaker at the International Mediterranean Seminar on Mastology (Senology) (MANOSMED). Topic: “False negative mammograms”
  • Athina Vourtsi, November 2006, Athens. Participated as invited speaker in the postgraduate lessons of the Greek Society for Breast Surgery (EXEM). Topic: “The role of conventional mammography”
  • Athina Vourtsi, April 2007, Athens. Lecture at the Panhellenic Intersocietal Anticancer Congress. Title of the seminar: “Minimal breast cancer (in situ and invasive up to 5 mm. Imaging approach”
  • Athina Vourtsi, June 2007, Athens. Participation in the Organizing Committee and as invited speaker in the 8th Panhellenic Congress of Ultrasonography. Title of 1st lecture: “Concise presentation of ultrasonographic semiology of breast pathology. Ultrasonographic signs of malignant and benign disease. An algorithm for breast examination by ultrasound”. Title of 2nd lecture: “Benign breast lesions. Ultrasonographic semiology”
  • Athina Vourtsi, April 2008, Athens. Participation in the scientific committee and as invited speaker in the Panhellenic Congress on Climacteric and Menopause. Lecture title: “Benign breast diseases. Hormone therapy”
  • Athina Vourtsi, October 2008, Ioannina. Participation as invited speaker in the (I.U.C.P.) Courses in Pathology. Lecture title: “Breast masses and/ or abnormalities: Mammographic and U/S Evaluation”
  • Athina Vourtsi, October 2008, Kos.  Invited speaker in the 8th International Conference of Anticancer Research in Kos, Greece Lecture title: “Pitfalls in the Diagnosis of Breast Diseases. The Role of the Radiologist”
  • Athina Vourtsi, May 2009, Athens. Participation in the congress and as invited speaker in the International Breast Ultrasound School Course. Title of 1st lecture: “Mammography including BI-RADS”. Title of 2nd lecture: “ Pitfalls in radio-pathology”
  • Athina Vourtsi, 23-26 November 2009, Athens. Invited speaker in the 3rd Master Class in Oncology Pharmacy Congress, Athens Plaza. Round table: “Cancer Patient Management From Diagnosis to Therapy”. Lecture title: “Mammography”
  • Athina Vourtsi, May 2010, Athens. Participation in the congress and as invited speaker in the International Breast Ultrasound School Course. Lecture title: “Μammographic and Ultrasonographic Findings of High Risk Lesions”
  • Athina Vourtsi, October 2010, Athens. Participation as invited speaker in the 31st Balkan Medical Week. Round table: “Breast Cancer 2010. A multidisciplinary approach”. Lecture title: “Newer Imaging Modalities”
  • Athina Vourtsi, April 2011, Athens. Participation as invited speaker in the 5th Panhellenic Congress on Climacteric and Menopause, in the round table “Breast in menopause”. Lecture title: “Imaging diagnosis”
  • Athina Vourtsi, May 2011, Athens. Participation in the congress and as invited speaker in the International Breast Ultrasound School Course. Title of 1st lecture: “High Risk Lesions”. Title of 2nd lecture: “Male Breast”
  • Athina Vourtsi, October 22, 2011, Egli Zappeion Athens. Participation in the conference as an invited speaker at the seminar ” Women – Breast Cancer”.
  • Athina Vourtsi, December 17, 2011, Attikon Hospital, Athens. Participation in the conference as an invited speaker at “Attikon” . Lecture on “Digital mammography and breast cancer.”
  • Athina Vourtsi, March 13, 2012, Aretaeio Hospital in Athens. Participation as an invited speaker from the Greek Society of Interventional Radiology. Lecture title on Digital Mammography.
  • Athina Vourtsi, May 07-09, 2012, Athens. Participation in the conference as an invited speaker at the International Breast Ultrasound School Course.
  • Athina Vourtsi, May 11, 2012, Maternity Leto Attica. Participation as an invited speaker at the Third course of the Society of Greek Mastology on Microcalcifications – Differential Diagnosis.
  • Athina Vourtsi, May 11, 2012, Maternity Leto Attica. Participation as an invited speaker at the Third course of the Society of Greek Mastology.
  • Athina Vourtsi, May 12, 2012. Participation as an invited speaker at the Conference of surgical endocrine glands and the breast. Lecture on “Digital Mammography” at Aretaeio Hospital, Athens.
  • Athina Vourtsi, May 25, 2012. Participation as a commentator at the conference of Surgical Clinic, University of Athens, General Hospital “Hippocratic” on “Guidelines on Surgical Oncology” in Egli Zappeion, Athens.
  • Athina Vourtsi, 6 October 2012. Participation in the one-day training seminar on Minimally Invasive Breast Biopsy organized by the Scientific Society for breast disease (Scientific Society of Breast Diseases) in cooperation with the IBUS (International Breast Ultrasound School).
  • Athina Vourtsi, 20-21 October 2012. Participation in the 15th – Postgraduate Course – Breast Cancer Auditorium NIMITS. Breast Unit – II Propaideftiki Surgery.
  • Athina Vourtsi, 10 November 2012. Attikon Hospital, Athens. Participation in the 2nd Scientific Conference of the Third Obstetrics and Gynecology, University of Athens as an invited speaker. Lecture title “Interesting Facts on Breast Cancer”.
  • Athina Vourtsi, 23-25 November 2012, Maternity Leto Attica. Participation as an invited speaker at the third course of the society of Greek Mastology.
  • Athina Vourtsi, January 26, 2013, Crown Plaza Hotel Athens, the 1st Advance Course Excellence in Mammography for Inaugural Lecture on “The importance of breast imaging.”
  • Athina Vourtsi, May 28-31, 2013 Ioannina. Participation as an invited speaker at the course Breast Pathology- Oncology entitled “Pitfalls in Radio-Pathology of Breast Diseases”.
  • Athina Vourtsi, May 20 to 22, 2013, Athens. Participation in the conference as an invited speaker at the International Breast Ultrasound School Course.
  • Athina Vourtsi, 28 to 30 June 2013, Hotel Divani Caravel, Athens. 2o Panhellenic Conference of Greek Society of Surgery. Participation in Clinical Cases of EEAM on DCIS: «A Diagnostic Approach”.
  • Athina Vourtsi, 4-5 October 2013, Olympic Royal Athens.
  • President of the Organizing Committee and participation in Lectures at the National Conference of the Hellenic Society of Breast Imaging.
  • Lectures Maternity Rhea, Athens. Speaking at the conference organized for the nurses. – Lecture title: “Benign Breast Diseases”.
  • Athina Vourtsi, 9th – 10th of November 2013, Oman Muscat. Lecture at the 1st Surgical Oncology Symposium Course. Title «The Evolution of Breast Imaging»
  • Athina Vourtsi November 23, 2013, Olympic Royal Athens. Participation in the 3rd Advanced Course “Surgical Treatment of Breast: From Halsted in Veronesi”. Participation with presentation Case Studies.
  • Athina Vourtsi, 14-15 December 2013, Thessaloniki, Invited speaker at Union Congress of Obstetricians and Gynaecologists Greece. Lecture title: The presence of breast cancer today and the role of mammography in modern preventive and therapeutic approach.
  • Athina Vourtsi, February 15-16, 2014, Crown Plaza Athens. Join EUROSON SCHOOL. Lecture title: Developments of the breast imaging modalities in the screening of breast tumors.
  • Athina Vourtsi, 23-24 April 2014, Olympic Royal Athens. 6th National Congress of the Hellenic Company of climacteric and menopause. Participation as an invited speaker with lecture on “False negative mammography.”
  • Athina Vourtsi, April 11-12, 2014, Maternity Leto Attica. Participation as an invited speaker on the 4th course of society of Greek Mastology. Lecture on “microcalcifications”.
  • Athina Vourtsi, 9-10 May 2014, Mytilene Lesvos. Mediterranean Days of Oncology. Organized by the Greek College Mastology. Invited as speaker on “The Value of Mammography irreplaceable.”
  • Athina Vourtsi, May 10, 2014, Nicosia, Cyprus. Nicosia Medical Association conference Kyrenia – Hippocrates. Lecture on the “Preoperative Diagnosis of Breast Cancer”
  • Athina Vourtsi, 31 May 2014, Macedonia Palace Hotel, Thessaloniki. One day Course on “Diagnosis through breast imaging.” President of the Organizing Committee and participation in Presidency and lecture entitled: “Architecture distortion of the breast parenchyma.”
  • Athina Vourtsi June 05-07 2014, Athens. Participation in the conference as invited speaker and Moderator at the International Breast Ultrasound School Course -IBUS. Topics of Lectures: 1. Male breast, 2. Pitfalls and pearls of mammography 3. Multimodality case presentations.
  • Athina Vourtsi, 15 to 17 June 2014, Istanbul. Participation in the conference as an invited speaker at the International Breast Ultrasound School Course.
  • Athina Vourtsi 14 June 2014, Divani Caravel Athens. Participation in the conference as an invited speaker talk on “New BI-RADS for evaluating and management of mammographic findings. What has changed? “
  • Athina Vourtsi, 18-20 October 2014, Divani Apollon hotel Athens, Greece. Honorary President of the EUASSO Congress, Participated as Moderator and Invited speaker with lecture entitled “Missed cancers, How to avoid them”;
  • Athina Vourtsi October 20, 2014, Divani Apollon hotel Athens, Greece. Responsible for the organization of the Post-graduate workshop of the Hellenic Breast Imaging Society. Moderator and Invited speaker with lecture entitled “Clinical management of High risk lesions”.
  • Athina Vourtsi, 6-10 October 2014, Porto Carras, Sithonia, Greece. Invited speaker at the 9th International Conference of Anticancer Research. Title of lecture: Imaging of Microcalcifications.
  • Athina Vourtsi, October 16-19 2014, Orlando Florida. 18th World SIS Congress on Breast Healthcare. Invited to participate as Moderator on the Session of “High Risk Lesions”.
  • Athina Vourtsi, October 25, 2014, Tirana, Albania. Participation as an invited speaker at a workshop conducted by Hygeia hospital. Lecture title “Pitfalls of Radiopathology”.
  • Athina Vourtsi, 29th Panhellenic Congress of Surgery & International Surgical Forum 12-15 November, 2014. Title of the Lecturer “Management – Monitoring women with biopsy results of high risk lesions.
  • Athina Vourtsi, December 13, 2014, in the Athens Concert Hall. Participation in the Second Congress’ of Oncology Clinic and Surgical Breast Clinic of Metropolitan. Interdisciplinary approach to breast cancer. From theory to practice. Lecture title: “New BI-RADS 2014, mammography, ultrasound, MRI mammography. What has changed? “
  • Athina Vourtsi, 19-20 December 2014, Divani Caravel Athens. Congress of the Hellenic Society of Radiology. Participation in the Scientific Committee of the conference and participation as an invited speaker on “Last revision of BI-RADS classification “
  • Athina Vourtsi January 30-31 2015.  4th Conference of Breast Cancer. What changed and what will be changed? Lecture entitled “The Value of Mammography in the Diagnosis of  Breast Cancer”
  • President of the organizing committee of the 2nd congress of the Hellenic Breast Imaging Society entitled Newer Developments in the Diagnosis and Management of Breast Diseases. March 20-21 2015, Athens Greece. Lecture entitled: Pitfalls in Mammography and Ultrasound. Common challenges in the management of cases
  • Athina Vourtsi May 22-23 2015, Athens Greece.  Moderator in the Athens breast cancer conference organized by Greek College of Senology in collaboration with EURAMA in the lecture entitled: The triple alliance of cancer.
  • Athina Vourtsi June 05-06 2015, Athens Greece. Hands on .. the preoperative diagnosis of breast cancer. Metropolitan Hospital Αθήνα. Topics of Lectures 1. Assessment of Microcalcifications, 2. New BI-RADS characterization of breast lesions with ultrasound 3. Presentation of cases
  • Athina Vourtsi June 11-12 2015 Athens Greece. Participation in the conference as invited speaker at the International Breast Ultrasound School Course -IBUS. Topics of Lectures: 1. The male breast 2. Breast tomosynthesis 3. Mammography pitfalls and pearls.
  • Athina Vourtsi, 18 to 20 June 2015, Istanbul. Participation in the conference as an invited speaker at the International Breast Ultrasound School Course Topics of Lectures: 1. Sonographic appearance of benign breast lesions. 2.Imaging of high-risk lesions 3. Moltimodality case preseantations 4. Instructor during the hands on workshops.
  • Athina Vourtsi participation in the «conference of the Hellenic breast imaging society.Topic of lecture: Imaging findings of high risk breast lesions. November 2015, Thessaloniki.
  • Athina Vourtsi participation in the «conference of radiological society. Topic of lecture: Tomosynthesis in everyday practice. December 2015, held in Athens Greece at Errikos Dynan.
  • Athina Vourtsi participation in the «2nd conference of multidisciplinary approach of breast cancer. Topic of lecture: Fast screening MRI VS digital mammography. December 18-19 2015, Athens, Hilton.
  • Athina Vourtsi participation in the «5th conference of breast cancer. What changed? What it will change? February 4 – 6 2016, Athens Hilton. Topic of lecture: «Is breast MRI a screening method for women at intermediate risk»?
  • Athina Vourtsi participation in a meeting of non-profitable society (Ε.Ε.Δ.Α.). Topic of lecture: Early prevention of breast cancer. March 2016, Athens Greece.
  • Athina Vourtsi participation in the conference as an invited speaker at the museum of Kykladic art. Topic of Lecture: Mammography, When, how often, why? April 2016, Athens Greece.
  • Athina Vourtsi participation as an invited speaker at the International Breast Ultrasound School Course (IBUS), June 2016, Athens Greece. Topics of Lectures:
    • Mammography pitfalls and pearls
    • Imaging of the post-surgical breast
    • Breast tomosynthesis
  • Athina Vourtsi, Participation as an invited speaker at the 19th SIS World Congress on Breast diseases. May 5th 2016, Warsaw Poland. Topics of Lectures
    • Detection and evaluation of benign lesions
    • Digital breast tomosynthesis
    • DBT – add on or essential tool?
  • Athina Vourtsi participation in the Symposium of the Automated Breast Ultrasound (ABUS). May 5th 2016, Warsaw Poland.
    Topic of lecture: ABUS as an adjunct to mammography in women with dense breasts: Clinical evidence and successful integration into the daily clinical routine.
  • Athina Vourtsi participation in the Screening Senologic meeting as an invited speaker.Topic of lecture: Invenia ABUS. The integration into the clinical practice. May 2016, Voukouresti Romania.
  • Athina Vourtsi participation as an invited speaker at the ABUS User Meeting in Munich, Germany, June 2016.
    Topic of lecture: My ABUS journey and experience.
  • Athina Vourtsi participation at the International Breast Ultrasound School Course in 18 to 20 June 2016, St. Petersburg Russia. Topics of Lectures:
    • Ultrasonic evaluation of benign and high-risk breast lesions.
    • Automated breast ultrasound (ABUS)
    • The male breast
    • Presentation of clinical cases: Interactive session
    • Multidisciplinary correlation of malignant lesions
    • Clinical cases with BI-RADS