Events with the Municipality of Egaleo

Cooperation between EDRASE and the Municipality of Egaleo, Attica, GREECE

The co-operation between EDRASE and the Municipality of Egaleo, Attica, has been currently agreed, aiming at the co-organization of initially 5 events in the year 2017. These events are in the frame of “The Science Café”, a cultural-scientific non-formal activity, which started being active in 2010 in Athens and  Egaleo-Attica. The events are the following:

  1. Me and My Fellow: Managing Emotional Intelligence.
  • Workshop. Friday 26/5/2017 6:30 – 9:00 pm, at the “Yannis Ritsos” cultural centre.
    Charis Charalambous (Counseling & Systemic Therapy),
    Myrto Filioglou (Psychologist MSc),
    Akrivi Anagnostaki (educator – Coursera Mentor)

In recent years, the term “Emotional Intelligence” has been of great importance both in the international bibliography and in the professional practice of various specialties, such as Education, Psychology, Business Administration, etc. It has also played an important role in actions aimed at In the Personal and Social Development of people of all ages and social strata.
As part of its contribution to the education of citizens, EDRΑSE, in cooperation with the Municipality of Egaleo, organizes a workshop of 2.5 hours duration, in which the participants:

  1. A) Will be informed of the basic skills related to Emotional Intelligence and
  2. B) Develop them through interactive and participatory methods.

In particular, through their participation in the workshop, the participants will improve their skills in the areas of self-knowledge, co-operation, empathy, self-confidence, leadership and reflection.
The workshop is scheduled to take place on Friday, May 26, between 6:30 – 9:00 pm, at the “Yannis Ritsos” cultural centre.

  1. “In vitro fertilization”

Lecture. Speaker Haris Kazlaris (embryologist, cytogenetic).

  • Thursday, 15/6/2017.

Medical Assisted Reproduction is a branch of life sciences created to study and find solutions to infertility problems.
There are many definitions of Medical Assisted Reproduction, but we believe that the one published on the site of the National Registry of Medical Assisted Reproduction of the Higher Institute for Health is appropriate to clarify its meaning:
“Medically Assisted Reproduction is the conception that occurs by coupling gametes out of intercourse. It includes assisted reproduction techniques (in English ART), and, in Italy, intrauterine, endocervical and intravaginal insemination. ”
Alternatively, we can refer to the definition of Medical Assisted Reproduction published in the 2008 Ministry of Health guidelines:
“A series of procedures and techniques that involve the processing of human ova, sperm or embryos as part of a pregnancy program”.

  1. ” Information and Communication Technologies – Practical Applications for Digital Illiterates”
  • Workshop.   Wednesday 11/10/2017
    Michalis Filioglou (Biologist, MSc in Teaching Biology, member of EDRASE Board)
    Georgia Kotsianidou (IT professor).

In today’s times, Media and Information and Communication Technologies (ICT) have become an integral part of everyday life. This rapid technological development has succeeded in perpetuating a concept derived from the past, illiteracy, with the result that, alongside traditional illiteracy, the phenomenon of digital or technological illiteracy has also emerged. A solution to the phenomenon of digital illiteracy is the equal opportunity to access digital tools and equipment. This can only be done if some training programs are implemented to familiarize the teams with the new technologies.

  1. The “magic” stem cells in medical therapy. Lecture (Nikos Gavalas, PhD, Biologist, Member of the Board of Directors of EDRASE, Scientific associate of the Department of Oncology, University of Athens).
    Wednesday, 18/10/2017

Stem cells are an important target of research in different areas, including Oncology. In particular, cancerous stem cells are a research target in Oncology precisely because they are thought to be the source of “mature” cancer cells. So stem cells are a research priority that may lead to finding innovative and more effective therapies for a range of diseases. This lecture will mention why the use of stem cells can bring innovative and more effective therapies to a wide range of diseases.

  1. “Mathematics in Nature and Art “.
  • (Kostas Katsantonis, MSc, Physicist, Member of the Board of Directors of EDRASE)
    Wednesday, 15/11/2017

-How did Pythagoras explain harmonic sounds in numbers, reaching out to talk about “harmony of the celestial spheres”?
-What is the golden incision and how does it appear in ancient antiquities, such as the Parthenon, but also in famous paintings of the Renaissance?
-Why are the snowflakes perfect, but also the openings on the bee honeycombs?
-Why does the narcissus shell develop according to a mathematical equation?
-Why are the planets globally?
-What are Fibonacci numbers and how do they appear to govern the construction of a flower?
– “Mathematics” that we encounter in Nature and Art are only integers and simple geometric shapes or even more complex entities, such as fractals?
These are just some of the themes we will have the opportunity to develop, looking for how Nature and artists use mathematical ideas to provide solutions to practical and aesthetic issues.

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