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Participation of G.A.O.S.R. in Greek and International FORA

Organization and function of the Association


Participation of G.A.O.S.R. in Greek and International FORA

• Preparation and application in order for G.A.O.S.R. to become a member of the W.F.O.. Cooperation with our law department from 1995 to 2001, then G.A.O.S.R. becomes a fully recognized member of the W.F.O. (G. Angelopoulos, A. Tsolakis).
• Objection to the Athens Dental Association for the fact that Orthodontists were represented by a non-specialized in orthodontics dentist. By that time, our first representative became D. Halazonetis, later, V. Stathopoulos and today, H. Katsavrias.
• Participation to the program Euro-Qual, represented by the H. Katsavrias.
• Participation of the president H. Katsavrias and G. Angelopoulos in a conference where all orthodontic societies took part, proposed by O.S.N.G., in April 16, 2000, in Thessaloniki, discussing the problems of Orthodontists in Greece.
• Proposals were sent by G.A.O.S.R. in 8 Conferences, where all National Orthodontic Societies of Europe (EOS) took part.
• Participation of V. Stathopoulos and G. Angelopoulos in the 76th Conference of National Orthodontic Societies (EOS) in Crete, in 2000. 
• All elected members of the organizing committee participated in June 24, 2000 in Athens, in a conference of all orthodontic societies, in an effort made by G.A.O.S.R., in order to discuss the relationship between them. A Panhellenic Conference in common was suggested, where the Professional Orthodontists' Society of Greece would take part, and furthermore, an International Conference every two years, that, each time, one of the two major orthodontic societies would organize.
• Participation of G. Angelopoulos in the W.F.O. meeting of national representatives in Toronto, Canada, in May 2001. Acceptance of the G.A.O.S.R. as a full member in May 4, 2001, 6 years after application.
• Participation of M. Makou in the 77th Conference of National Orthodontic Societies (EOS) in Gande, Belgium in 2001.
• Participation of G. Angelopoulos in the W.F.O. meeting in Philadelphia, USA, in May 2002.
• Participation of D. Kardara in the 78th Conference of National Orthodontic Societies (EOS) in Sorento, Italy, in 2002.
• Participation of H. Katsavrias in the W.F.O. meeting of national representatives in Hawaii, USA, in May 2003.
• Participation of F. Synodinos in the 79th Conference of National Orthodontic Societies (EOS) in Prague, Tsehia, in June 2003. 
• Participation of V. Stathopoulos in the C.O.C.I.O. meeting of the 6th International Orthodontic Conference under W.F.O. in Paris, in November 2003.
• Participation of G. Angelopoulos in the W.F.O. meeting of national representatives in Orlando, Florida, USA, in May 2004.
• Participation of G. Angelopoulos in a meeting of the European Orthodontic Societies E.F.O.S.A.-F.E.O., during the 80th EOS Conference in Aarhus, Denmark, in June 2004.
• Participation of V. Stathopoulos in the C.O.C.I.O. meeting of the 6th International Orthodontic Congress under W.F.O., in Paris, France in November 2004.
• Participation of V. Stathopoulos as an national representative in the W.F.O. meeting, in San Francisco, U.S.A., in May 2005. 
• Participation of G. Angelopoulos in a meeting of the International Orthodontic Societies E.F.O.S.A.-F.E.O., during the 81th E.O.S. Conference in Amsterdam, Holland, in June, 2005.
• Participation of V. Stathopoulos as an national representative in the W.F.O. meeting, during the 6th International Orthodontic Congress in Paris, France, in September, 2005.
• Participation of V. Stathopoulos in the Mediterranean Program of S.I.D.O. in Cairo, Egypt, in December 2005. 
• Participation of G.A.O.S.R. in the 1th International Exhibition "Prevention-Health 2006" in the Exhibition Center Helexpo, in Athens, in April, 2006.
• Participation of A. Tsolakis as an national representative in the WFO meeting during the 106th Conference of AAO in Las Vegas, in May 2006.
• Participation of G. Angelopoulos in the National Orthodontic Societies meeting, during the 82th Congress of EOS, in Vienna, Austria, in July 2006.
• Participation of V. Stathopoulos in a meeting of Mediterranean Orthodontic Societies, during the 19th Congress of SIDO in Florence, Italy, November 2006.
• Participation of V. Stathopoulos as an national representative in the WFO meeting during the 107th Conference of AAO in Seattle, U.S.A. May 2007.
• Participation of G. Angelopoulos in the General Assembly of EOS, during the 83th Congress of EOS, in Berlin, Germany, in June 2007.
• Participation of V. Stathopoulos in a meeting of Mediterranean Orthodontic Societies, during the 19th International Congress of SIDO in Naples, Italy, October 2007.
• Participation of G. Angelopoulos with a welcome speech in the opening ceremonies of the 10th Panhellenic Congress of the Greek Orthodontic Society and the Greek Orthodontic Society of Northern Greece in Thessaloniki Greece, December 2007.
• Participation of G. Angelopoulos with a welcome speech in the opening ceremonies of the 10th International Symposium of the Greek Orthodontic Society in Athens Greece, April 2008.
• Participation of V. Stathopoulos in a meeting of Mediterranean Orthodontic Societies, during the 1st M.O.I.P. Congress in Venice, Italy, May 2008.
• Participation of E. Stamou as national representative in the W.F.O. meeting during the 108th Conference of AAO in Denver, U.S.A. May 2008.
• Participation of G. Angelopoulou as national representative in the W.F.O. meeting during the 109th Conference of AAO in Boston, U.S.A. May 2009.
• Participation of G. Angelopoulou as national representative in the W.F.O. meeting during the 110th Conference of AAO in Washington DC, U.S.A. May 2010.
• Participation of V. Stathopoulos in a meeting of Mediterranean Orthodontic Societies, during the 2nd M.O.I.P. Congress in Viareggio, Italy, 14-15 May 2010.


Organization and function of the Association

1. Employment of legal consultant Ms Chrisoula Lagogianni on a permanent basis with a fee for service honorarium.
2. Employment of a specialized accounting consultant on a permanent basis, Mr Kostas Athanasiou, with a yearly contract.
3. Purchase of equipment for secretarial support.
4. Archives of various Legal, Ethical, Social Security and Employment issues, which are pertinent to the function of our Association & our profession (Vasileios Stathopoulos).
5. Meeting of Governing Boards: The Board of trustees of the Association had about 300 sessions up to April 2007.
6. Institution of a committee of professional issues of GAOSR with the colleagues Christos Sideris, Katerina Zarbi and Venetia Charlafti. The committee suggested actions in a joint meeting with HPAO in July 1999 and with the cooperation with our accountant there were suggestions for law amendments on taxing and social security issues. The cooperation on taxes had as a result reducing the percentage for calculating the income of orthodontists from 40% to 15%.
7. In 1997 with the 243 petition for canceling a decision of the social security organization in the Supreme Court, the members of the Board of trustees of GAOSR. asked for the cancellation of the 2-year graduate program of Ι.Κ.Α., fearing the permanent substitution of the Academic institutions from the Social Security Organization insurance companies. In the beginning of 1999 the public hearing was postponed because of the litigants not being there, in November it was postponed following our request and in February, May and October of 2000 it was postponed due to the inability of the court. In 2001, following the aforementioned cancellations and after it was clear that the educational center of the social security organization permanently ended its educational function, we withdrew our petition.
8. Investing the reserved fund of the company with the main part of the money in repos with adequate guaranteed returns.
9. Taking care of the pending dues of more than 90% of members that had been lapsing for the previous years, due to the efforts of the past treasurers of the Association, namely Eleni Kolliopoulou, Katerina Zarbi, Vasileios Stathopoulos and Giorgos Damanakis.
10. Sending a questionnaire after the first 2 years of publishing the Orthodontic News after an initiative of G. Angelopoulos and using the results for the improvement of the Newsletter.
11. Organizing a data base called "Βιβλιολέσχη R.E. Moyers" where we included the titles of orthodontic books of 26 colleagues after an initiative of F. Livieratos.
12. Offering of practices of orthodontists to orthodontists whose practices had been declared dangerous following the earthquake that struck Athens on September 1999 (G. Angelopoulos).
13. Creation and updating of a webpage with the address www.eogme.gr having as a purpose the promotion of G.A.O.S.R. activities and a better communication among the members as well as with the public (Κostas Panagiotis - Vasileios Stathopoulos).