May 16, 2016
We are delighted to share with you that the Workshop held on May 16, 2016 at the Journalists’ House in Nicosia was completed with great success. The workshop was organized by the International Federation of Thalassaemia (TIF) in the context of the International Day Thalassemia, which is honoured on May 8th, in collaboration with the Union of Cyprus Journalists, and the support of the Cyprus Alliance for Rare Diseases (CARD), and the Pancyprian Federation of Patients and Friends (POSPF).
The purpose of the workshop was to discuss and exchange ideas and experiences on the role of patients in promoting health issues to the media.
The keynote speaker at this workshop was the world renowned journalist from BBC, Mr Matthew Hill, with which TIF has developed a close and lasting partnership. BBC is certainly and undoubtedly one of the largest news agencies worldwide with a long history of accurate and timely medical journalism.
Among the key speakers were also Mrs Lela Kesidou, Medical Journalist / TV Presenter at the Greek channel, ERT 3 with a long and highly successful career in the field of medical journalism.
The Workshop was also attended by the Honorable Minister of Health of Cyprus, Dr. George Pamporides.Video of the Workshop