I decide therefore I know: Free educational seminars about breast cancer

In Hellenic Association of Women with Breast Cancer “Alma Zois” we are aware of the questions that concern women with breast cancer experience and for the past seven years we provide scientific information through “I decide because I know” seminars.

Every woman with breast cancer must be aware of all issues concerning her health. Valid and reliable information contributes to participation in decision – making, “compliance” to medical guidance, misconception’s correction that could cause stress as well as increased internal control.

Therefore, “Alma Zois” organize a cycle of 10 seminars that are aimed at women with breast cancer experience. The participants have the opportunity to receive valid and reliable information, as well as to talk to experts on issues that concern them.

The aim of “I decide therefore I know” seminars

The aim of the seminars is responsible information and guidance by doctors and scientists, in order to ensure a better quality of life during or after the breast cancer experience.
Prominent scientist and professionals specialized in breast cancer will analyze different aspects of the disease.

When do the seminars take place?

Due to the conditions created by the pandemic, the program is now carried out online through the zoom platform, giving the opportunity to patients from all over Greece to take part.

The training seminars "I decide therefore I know" take place on selected Wednesdays and Saturdays, with a maximum duration of 2 hours.

Attendance at the seminars is free for any woman who has experienced breast cancer.

Who can participate in the “I decide because I know” seminars?

Seminars address exclusively to women with breast cancer experience.
Recognizing that knowledge is power, “Alma Zois” invites every woman with breast cancer experience to be informed in detail about the issues that affect her.

Specific questions and discussion with experts are encouraged.


How do I register?

Registrations for 2021 are made exclusively electronically by clicking on the link below the seminar of your choice and open one week before the scheduled seminar.

Maximum number of participants: 100 people

Educational webinars "I decide therefore I know"

Phase 2| October - December 2021

Saturday, October 9  • 10:00 – 12:00Breast cancer and plastic surgeryDimitris Mastorakos
MD, PhD, Plastic Surgeon
Wednesday October 13  2021  • 17:00 – 19:00Breast cancer and metastasisΔρ. Flora Stavridis – Pathologist Oncologist
Director of the 4th Oncology Clinic of Hygeia Hospital,
Managing Director Care and Cure Oncology Center
Saturday October 23  2021 • 10:00 – 12:00The importance of biopsy in the treatment of breast cancerAnna Batistatou
Professor of Pathological Anatomy, Laboratory Director, President of the Department of Medicine, University of Ioannina
Wednesday November 3 2021 • 17:00 – 19:00The importance of genetic testing and biomarkers in the prevention and treatment of breast cancer

Florentia Fostira

Clinical Laboratory Genetist, PhD, ErCLG, Level C Researcher, Molecular Diagnostics Laboratory, NCSR Demokritos

Saturday November 6 2021 • 10:00 – 12:00Management of side effects of breast cancer treatmentsDr. Nikolaos Kentepozidis
Pathologist Oncologist MD, MSc, PhD
Director of the Oncology Clinic
251 General Aviation Hospital
Saturday November 20 2021 • 10:00 – 12:00Sex life and fertility after breast cancerDr. Ioannis Zervomanolakis
Obstetrician-Gynecologist Surgeon
Doctor of the University of Bonn
Founding Member of the Assisted Reproduction Unit
Hygeia IVF
Scientific Director of the Woman Center Athens-Care & Cure
Satirday December 4 2021 • 10:00 – 12:00Breast cancer and alternative therapies: the benefits and the risks

Emmanuel Saloustros
Assistant Professor of Oncology, Department of Medicine, University of Thessaly



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Phase 1 | May - June 2021

Lymphedema: what it is and what I can do about it12 May 2021 (Wednesday • 17:00 – 19:00Panagiotis Zikos
Physiotherapist,  “Attikon” General Hospital
Breast cancer today: types of medication – what is indicated and for whom15 May 2021 (Saturday) • 10:00 – 12:00Vassilios Barbounis
Pathologist Oncologist,
Director of the 3rd Oncology Clinic, METROPOLITAN Hospital
Breast cancer and skin care19 May 2021 (Wednesday) • 17:00 – 19:00Dr. Ioanna Panoutsopoulou
Fully specialized at the University of Minnesota, USA
Covid-19 and breast cancer: what I need to know22 May 2021 (Saturday) • 10:00 – 12:00Michalis Nikolaou
MD, MSc, PhD
Pathologist – Oncologist
Curator A ‘,  “Agios Savvas” Hospital
The role of exercise in breast cancer5 June 2021 (Saturday) • 10:00 – 12:00Stavroula Droufakou
Pathologist Oncologist
Scientific Associate of the 3rd Oncology Clinic, Metropolitan Hospital
Osteoporosis after breast cancer9 June 2021 (Wednesday) • 17:00 – 19:00George Trovas
“Th. Garofalidis” Musculoskeletal Diseases Research Laboratory,
EKPA-Hospital KAT
What is and when is preoperative treatment for breast cancer indicated?12 June 2021 (Saturday) • 10:00 – 12:00

Michalis Kontos
Associate Professor of Breast Surgery and Surgery
National and Kapodistrian University of Athens

Elias Kotteas
MD, PhD, Pathologist-Oncologist, Associate Professor of Athens Medical School

The role of nutrition after breast cancer



16 June 2021 (Wednesday) • 17:00 – 19:00

Anna-Maria Maragaki
Clinical Dietitian-Nutritionist, Harokopio University

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Through the seminars "I decide therefore I know"

1832 women have already been informed for issues that concern them

Wednesdays and Saturdays, interestic topics concerning breast cancer patients.