16/03/2006 – 19/03/2006

3d international Congress for Medical Students and Young Doctors, Iasi, Romania


04/05/2006 – 05/05/2006

12th Symposium of Clinical Endocrinology, Iasi, Romania


10/12/2007

Clinical tutorial: “Application in clinical practice of the guidelines for the treatment of hypercholesterolemia”, Surgical Society of Corfu, Greece


10/10/2009

Scientific workshop: “Medical liability”, Medical Association of Corfu, Greece


15/20/2009 – 18/10/2009

29th PanHellenic Congress of Gastroenterology, Chalkidiki, Greece (18 CME Credits)


13/12/2011

Seminar on Viral Hepatitis – Epidemiology, prevention, treatment options, Surgical Society of Corfu, Greece


06/06/2011

Clinical Presentation: “Diabetic patient with hypoxaemia and haemolytic anaemia”, Surgical Society of Corfu, Greece


28/10/2011 – 29/10/2011

11th International Congress of Obesity, Corfu, Greece (10 CME Credits)


24/11/2011 – 26/11/2011

22nd PanHellenic Congress of Haematology, Hellenic Society of Haematology, Athens, Greece (12 CME Credits)


08/02/2012 – 11/02/2012

5th International Conference on Advance Technologies & Treatments for Diabetes, Barcelona, Spain (11 CME Credits)


27/04/2012 – 29/04/2012

17th Congress of the Surgical Society of Corfu, Corfu, Greece (15 CME Credits)


18/05/2012 – 19/05/2012

7th PanHellenic Congress in Cytometry, Athens, Greece


06/07/2012 – 08/07/2012

11th PanHellenic Workshop of the Association for the study of the diabetic foot: “Diabetic foot – Ulcers on the lower limbs – amputation prevention”, Lefkada, Greece (8 CME Credits)


21/09/2012 – 22/09/2012

5th Conference of the Association for the Study of risk factors for vascular disease: “Prevention and Treatment of cardiometabolic risk factors: current views”, Corfu, Greece


26/10/2012 – 27/10/2012

12th International Congress of Obesity, Corfu, Greece (16 CME Credits)


01/11/2012 – 03/11/2012

12th PanHellenic Congress of Gerontology – Geriatrics, Athens, November 01-03, 2012 (16 CME – CPD Credits)


27/02/2013 – 01/03/2013

6th National congress of Clinical Microbiology & Hospital Infections, Athens (14 CME Credits)


23/10/2013

Meeting for the diagnostic and therapeutic approach in patients with Scleroderma, Ioannina (3 CME Credits)


04/05/2014

Meeting for the acupuncture in medicine, Scientific Association
of Medical Acupuncture in Greece, Athens


29/05/2014 – 31/05/2014

8th National congress of Medical Biopathology, Athens (17 CME Credits)


03/04/2015 – 05/04/2015

Hellenic Society of Rheumatology, Thessaloniki: “Autoimmune, Rheumatic and Metabolic disease – The need for cooperation between medical specialties and their contribution to the quality of patients’ life” (17 CME Credits)


22/10/2015 – 24/10/2015

9th Balkan Congress of Microbiology, Thessaloniki: Microbiologia Balkanica 2015


07/11/2015

Rare Diseases and Orphan Medicines, Arta, 2015, Greece


26/05/2016 – 29/05/2016

Annual Scientific Symposium in Rheumatology, Corfu, Greece.


01/06/2016

Scientific Event “New horizons in the treatment of Pulmonary Arterial Hypertension”, 01 June 2016, Ioannina, Greece


08/07/2016 – 10/07/2016

1st Clinical Seminar of Musculoskeletal Radiology, Heraklion-Crete, (11 CME Credits).


08/12/2016 – 11/12/2016

25th PanHellenic Congress in Rheumatology, Athens, Greece (20 CME Credits).


20/01/2017 – 21/01/2017

19th Winter Rheumatology Meeting of NW Greece, Ioannina, Greece (6 CME Credits)


27/04/2017 – 30/04/2017

Annual Scientific Symposium in Rheumatology, Drama, Greece (19 CME Credits).


30/06/2017 – 02/07/2017

1st Saint Petersburg Congress on Autoimmunity, Saint Petersburg, Russia (15 CME Credits).


16/11/2017 – 19/11/2017

Cervical Pathology and Colposcopy: cytology – biomarkers – histology – and further management», 16-19 November 2017, Ioannina, Greece (25 CME Credits).


19/01/2018 – 20/01/2018

20th Winter Rheumatology Meeting of NW Greece, Ioannina, Greece (6 CME Credits).


15/02/2018 – 17/02/2018

5th Systemic Sclerosis World Congress, Bordeaux, France (20 CME Credits).


04/05/2018 – 06/05/2018

16th PanHellenic Congress of Liver diseases, Athens, Greece.


16/05/2018 – 20/05/2018

11th International Congress on Autoimmunity, Lisbon, Portugal (38 CME Credits).


01/06/2018 – 03/06/2018

Annual Scientific Symposium in Rheumatology, Volos, Greece (8 CME Credits).


13/06/2018 – 16/06/2018

Annual European Congress of Rheumatology (2018), Amsterdam, Netherlands.


05/09/2018 – 08/09/2018

The 37th Scandinavian Congress of Rheumatology (2018), Helsinki, Finland.


19/10/2018 – 24/10/2018

American College of Rheumatology Annual Meeting (2018), Chicago, USA.


06/12/2018 – 09/12/2018

26th PanHellenic Congress in Rheumatology, Athens, Greece (20 CME Credits)


18/01/2018 – 19/01/2018

21th Winter Rheumatology Meeting of NW Greece, Ioannina, Greece (6 CME Credits).


14/03/2019 – 16/03/2019

5th International Congress on Controversies in Rheumatology & Autoimmunity, Florence, Italy (15 CME Credits).


18/04/2019 – 21/04/2019

11th Panhellenic EPEMY Congress, Corfu, Greece (15 CME Credits)


15/05/2019 – 18/05/2019

45th Annual Panhellenic Medical Congress, Athens, Greece


31/05/2019 – 02/06/2019

Annual Scientific Symposium in Rheumatology, Kalamata, Greece


28/06/2019 – 30/06/2019

Spring Scientific Event: Autoimmune, Rheumatic, Musculoskeletal and Metabolic Diseases, Thessaloniki, Greece


15/11/2019 – 17/11/2019

Panhellenic Symposium in Autoimmune, Rheumatic, Musculoskeletal and Metabolic diseases, Volos, Greece


05/12/2019 – 08/12/2019

Postgraduate Courses in Rheumatology (23rd), Thessaloniki, Greece


17/01/2020 – 18/01/2020

22nd Winter Rheumatology Meeting of NW Greece, Ioannina, Greece (5 CME Credits)


03/06/2020 - 06/06/2020

EULAR - European e-congress of Rheumatology 2020 (19 CME Credits)


06/11/2020 - 08/11/2020

27th PanHellenic Congress of the Greek Association of Bone Metabolism (EEMO) (18 CME Credits)


05/11/2020 - 09/11/2020

American College of Rheumatology Annual Meeting - All virtual (2020), USA (80 CME Credits)


10/12/2020 - 13/12/2020

27th PanHellenic Congress in Rheumatology, Athens - Virtual, Greece (20 CME Credits)


18/12/2020 - 20/12/2020

Panhellenic Symposium in Autoimmune, Rheumatic, Musculoskeletal and Metabolic diseases, Virtual, Greece


22/01/2021 - 23/01/2021

23rd Winter Rheumatology Meeting of NW Greece. Ioannina-Virtual, Greece (10 CME Credits)


28/05/2021 - 30/05/2021

Spring days of Rheumatology, Annual Congress. Ioannina, Greece


02/06/2021 - 05/06/2021

EULAR - European Congress of Rheumatology 2021


02/09/2021 - 05/09/2021

13th Panhellenic EPEMY Congress, Chalkidiki, Greece (15 CME Credits)


08/10/2021 - 10/10/2021

3rd Immunology Workshop for Clinicians, Heraklion, Crete, Greece (21 CME Credits)


22/11/2021

Standardized Platelet-Rich Plasma for Musculoskeletal Disorders, BioBridge Foundation


16/12/2021 - 19/12/2021

Postgraduate Courses in Rheumatology (24th), Thessaloniki, Greece (22 CME Credits)


21/12/2022 - 22/01/2022

24th Winter Rheumatology Meeting of NW Greece, Ioannina, Greece (10 CME Credits)


01/06/2022 - 04/06/2022

EULAR - European Congress of Rheumatology 2022, Copenhagen, Denmark (21 CME Credits)


29/06/2022

EULAR Study Group on Microcirculation in Rheumatic Diseases (EULAR SG MC/RD) (MS Teams meeting) 


09/09/2022 - 11/09/2022

4th Polythematic Panhellenic Congress of Autoimmune Diseases, Rheumatology and Clinical Immunology, 2022, Lefkada, Greece (23 CME Credits)


20/09/2022 - 23/09/2022

28th European Paediatric Rheumatology Congress, PReS 2022, Prague, Chezh Republic


29/09/2022 - 02/10/2022

14th Panhellenic EPEMY Congress, 2022, Rhodes Island, Greece



Congresses/Conferences

23/11/2006 – 26/11/2006 10th National Congress for students and young doctors, Bucharest 2006 “Evolution of nosocomial infections, microbial sensitivity to antibiotics of isolated strains from patients in the pulmonology clinic in Iasi, Romania” (congress speaker)


27/04/2012 – 29/04/2012 17th Congress of the Surgical Society of Corfu, Corfu, April 27-29, 2012: “Clinical Case Presentation – Ischaemic Colitis, an interesting case” (congress speaker)


01/11/2012 – 03/11/2012 12th PanHellenic Congress of Gerontology – Geriatrics, Athens, November 01-03, 2012: “Infection as a cause of hospitalization in the elderly” and „Hospitalized elderly patients due to infection and factors associated with mortality” (posters)


27/02/2013 – 01/03/2013 6th national congress of Clinical Microbiology & Hospital Infections, Athens: “Study of antibiotic resistance in Staphylococcus aureus strains, isolated from epidermic and soft tissue infections” (poster)


23/05/2013 – 26/05/2013 6th PanHellenic and 5th Paneuropean Scientific and Nursing Congress, Lefkada: “A comparative study of job satisfaction of the medical and nursing staff in two regional hospitals in Greece” (congress speaker)


29/05/2014 – 31/05/2014 8th National Congress of Medical Biopathology, Athens: “Relation of parietal cell antibodies with autoimmune diseases other than type A gastritis” (poster)


22/10/2015 – 24/10/2015 9th Balkan Congress of Microbiology, Thessaloniki: “Relation of parietal cell antibodies with anti-thyroid antibodies and diabetes mellitus Correlation with autoimmune polyglandular syndrome” (poster)


02/06/2016 – 04/06/2016 9th National Congress of Medical Biopathology, Athens: “Seroepidemiological dimensions of rubella in children of Northwest Greece” (poster)


20/01/2017 – 21/01/2017 19th Winter Rheumatology Meeting of NW Greece: “Biologic Treatments during pregnancy and lactation” (congress speaker)


27/04/2017 – 30/04/2017 Annual Scientific Symposium in Rheumatology, Drama, Greece: Case presentation – fever, arthralgias and hepatosplenomegaly (congress speaker).


18/11/2017 “Biologics and HPV” in «Cervical Pathology and Colposcopy: cytology – biomarkers – histology – and further management», Ioannina, Greece (congress speaker).


20/01/2018 “Granulomatosis with Polyangiitis, a therapeutic approach” 20th Winter Rheumatology Meeting of NW Greece (congress speaker)


15/02/2018 – 17/02/2018 5th Systemic Sclerosis World Congress, Bordeaux, France: “Systemic Sclerosis and Cancer Development. A single-centre experience” (poster).


04/05/2018 – 06/05/2018 16th PanHellenic Congress of Liver diseases, Athens, Greece: The incidence of Primary Biliary cholangitis in patients with Sjögren’s syndrome in a tertiary hospital in Northwestern Greece (oral presentation).


03/06/2018 Annual Scientific Symposium in Rheumatology, Volos, Greece: 50-years old patient with fever of unknown origin (congress speaker).


13/06/2018 – 16/06/2018 Annual European Congress of Rheumatology (EULAR 2018), Amsterdam, Netherlands:
- FRI0101 Kaltsonoudis E, Pelechas E, Voulgari PV, Drosos AA. Unmet needs in the treatment of rheumatoid arthritis. An observational study and a real-life experience from a single university center (poster).
- AB0720 Pelechas E, Kaltsonoudis E, Voulgari PV, Drosos AA. Systemic sclerosis and cancer development. A single-centre experience (poster).
- AB0542 Kaltsonoudis E, Pelechas E, Konitsiotis S, Voulgari PV, Drosos AA. Multiple sclerosis in patients with primary Sjögren’s syndrome (poster).


05/09/2018 – 08/09/2018 The 37th Scandinavian Congress of Rheumatology (2018), Helsinki, Finland:
- PP73 Kaltsonoudis E, Pelechas E, Voulgari PV, Drosos AA. Prolongation or discontinuation of TNF inhibitors in the treatment of rheumatoid arthritis. Could this be a realistic scenario? (poster)


19/10/2018 – 24/10/2018 ACR/ARHP Annual Meeting (2018), Chicago, USA:
- P680 Pelechas E, Kaltsonoudis E, Voulgari PV, Drosos AA. Unmet needs in the treatment of ankylosing spondylitis. A long-term observational study from a single University centre (poster).


06/12/2018 – 09/12/2018 26th PanHellenic Congress in Rheumatology:
- Kaltsonoudis E, Pelechas E, Papoudou-Bai A, Elisaf M, Voulgari PV, Drosos AA. The impact of temporal artery biopsy for the diagnosis of giant cell arteritis in clinical practice in a tertiary university hospital (poster).
- Kaltsonoudis E, Pelechas E, Voulgari PV, Drosos AA. Unmet needs in the treatment of Rheumatoid Arthritis. An observational study and a real-life experience from a single university center (poster).
- Pelechas E, Kaltsonoudis E, Voulgari PV, Drosos AA. Unmet needs in the treatment of Ankylosing Spondylitis. A long-term observational study from a single university center (poster).
- Kaltsonoudis E, Pelechas E, Voulgari PV, Drosos AA. Prolongation or discontinuation of TNF inhibitors in the treatment of rheumatoid arthritis. Could this be a realistic scenario? (poster).
- Kaltsonoudis E, Pelechas E, Svarna E, Kosta P, Voulgari PV, Drosos AA. Pulmonary involvement in rheumatoid arthritis. A long-term observational study in a tertiary university center (poster).


19/01/2019 “Spondyloarthropathies – an update” 21th Winter Rheumatology Meeting of NW Greece (congress presenter)


18/04/2019 – 21/04/2019 11th Panhellenic EPEMY Congress, Corfu, Greece (15 CME Credits):
- Interesting Medical Cases from the Rheumatology Clinic of the University Hospital of Ioannina, Division of Rheumatology: “low back pain in a young lady”, and “Symmetrical polyarthritis – an unusual case”


15/05/2019 – 18/05/2019 45th Annual Panhellenic Medical Congress, Athens, Greece “The diagnostic value of temporal artery biopsy in temporal arteritis”


31/05/2019 – 02/06/2019 Annual Scientific Symposium in Rheumatology, Kalamata, Greece: “A patient with oligoarthritis” (congress speaker – 16 CME Credits).


12/06/2019 – 15/06/2019 Annual European Congress of Rheumatology (EULAR 2019), Madrid, Spain:
- FRI0394 Kaltsonoudis E, Pelechas E, Voulgari PV, Drosos AA. Maintained Clinical Remission in Ankylosing Spondylitis patients switched from reference Infliximab to its biosimilar. An 18-month comparative open-label study (poster).
- THU0671 Kaltsonoudis E, Pelechas E, Voulgari PV, Drosos AA. Pulmonary involvement in Rheumatoid Arthritis: patterns and epidemiological characteristics from a monocentric cohort study (poster).
- AB1272 Kaltsonoudis E, Pelechas E, Voulgari PV, Drosos AA. Treatment of Rheumatoid Arthritis with extension of the anti-TNF interdose intervals. A monocentric off-label study (abstract).


28/06/2019 – 30/06/2019 Spring Scientific Event: Autoimmune, Rheumatic, Musculoskeletal and Metabolic Diseases, Thessaloniki, Greece: “Rheumatoid Arthritis. Patient approach and diagnostic dilemmas” (Congress presenter: 21 CME Credits).


15/11/2019 – 17/09/2019 Panhellenic Symposium in Autoimmune, Rheumatic, Musculoskeletal and Metabolic Diseases, Volos, Greece: “Diagnosis of Early Rheumatoid Arthritis” (Congress speaker: 19 CME Credits).


05/12/2019 – 08/12/2019 Postgraduate Courses in Rheumatology (23rd), Thessaloniki, Greece: “The specialty of Rheumatology in Greece: problems, needs, percpectives” (Congress speaker: 24 CME Credits).


03/06/2020 – 06/06/2020 EULAR – European e-congress of Rheumatology 2020: Nailfold videocapillaroscopy reporting in clinical research: International Delphi based cohort (as a member of the European League against Rheumatism – EULAR – study group on microcirculation in rheumatic diseases and the Scleroderma Clinical Trials Consortium).


06/11/2020 – 08/11/2020 27th Panhellenic Congress of the Greek Association of Bone Metabolism (EEMO) (18 CME Credits). Contemporary views on the pathogenesis of osteoarthritis – Relationship between osteoarthritis and osteoporosis (congress presenter: 18 CME Credits).


10/12/2020 – 13/12/2020 27th PanHellenic Congress in Rheumatology, Athens – Virtual, Greece. Update on Rheumatoid Arthritis and Sjögren’s syndrome from ACR 2020 (congress presenter: 21 CME Credits).


18/12/2020 – 20/12/2020 Panhellenic Symposium in Autoimmune, Rheumatic, Musculoskeletal and Metabolic diseases, Thessaloniki – Virtual, Greece. Treatment of HCV related cryoglobulinemia (congress presenter)


22/01/2021 – 23/01/2021 23rd Winter Rheumatology Meeting of NW Greece. Ioannina-Virtual. Greece (10 CME Credits). 1. Occupational mimics of Rheumatoid Arthritis: hair dye induced arthritis (congress presenter), 2) Opioid therapy in Rheumatoid Arthritis (congress presenter).


28/05/2021 – 30/05/2021 Spring days of Rheumatology, Annual Congress. Ioannina, Greece. Year in review: inflammatory arthritides (congress presenter)


02/06/2021 – 05/06/2021 EULAR – European e-congress of Rheumatology 2021 (19 CME Credits). The effect of SARS-CoV-2 on the course and the treatment of rheumatic inflammatory diseases. Experience from the northwestern Greece (poster)


02/09/2021 – 05/09/2021 13th Panhellenic EPEMY Congress, Chalkidiki, Greece. Undifferentiated Spondyloarthritis (congress presenter).


20/09/2022 – 23/09/2022 28th European Paediatric Rheumatology Congress, PReS 2022, Prague, Chezh Republic. The adulthood transition of patients with polyarticular juvenile idiopathic arthritis in the era of biologic agents (poster)


29/09/2022 – 02/10/2022 14th Panhellenic EPEMY Congress, 2022, Rodes Island, Greece. 1) Treatment persistence of anti-TNF treatment in Rheumatoid Arthritis (poster), 2) Interdose interval extension or even treatment discontinuation of anti-TNFs. Could this be a realistic scenario? (poster), 3) Pulmonary fibrosis in Rheumatoid Arthritis. An observational study and real-world data (oral presentation).




Oral presentations/Posters/Abstracts