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INE-CSC participates in: ‘Breast Cancer: Manage and LIVE’

November 2023

INE-CSC participates in a multidisciplinary event on Breast Cancer

The Psychology Department of CITY College, University of York Europe Campus organised a multidisciplinary event on ‘Breast Cancer: Manage and LIVE’, led by Dr Aristea Ladas, that took place on 24th November 2023 at the college’s main campus in Thessaloniki, Greece.

Attendees gained valuable knowledge about the disease from various perspectives, including psychological, medical, personal, awareness campaigns, yoga and pilates, aesthetic treatment, and medical tattooing. Dr. Ladas also presented the ongoing work of our COST Action CA21152, whose main aim is to systematically support the sustained translation of evidence-based cancer survivorship interventions into routine clinical practice, to ultimately enhance the health and wellbeing of cancer survivors.

The audience was deeply moved by cancer survivors who shared their inspiring stories with humour and strength. All speakers emphasised the significance of positive psychology in the healing process. We would like to express our gratitude to our exceptional speakers for their contribution to the event:

Aristea Ladas: PhD, Assistant Professor, COST Action CA21152 Working Group 4 co-lead, Psychology Department, CITY College.
Dr Vlasios Tsantilas: MD, PhD, Military Doctor, Doctor of Medical School of A.U.Th, Breast Surgeon.
Alexandra Rossopoulou: Senior Yoga teacher, BASI Pilates faculty, ANIMA studio owner.
Dimitra Lada: Pan-hellenic Champion at Supersport 300 Motorcycle Speed. Creator of the breast cancer awareness campaign at the Panhellenic Motorcycle Speed Championship.
Sotira Paschalidou: Breast cancer survivor, professional medical & cosmetic tattoo artist.
Artemis Mavrou: Permanent make-up professional & instructor (PMU), Owner of Artemi Black Permanent Makeup Studio & Academy