GFN 2016 Speakers and Chairs

Dr Konstantinos Farsalinos , Onassis Cardiac Surgery Center, Athens, Greece

Dr Konstantinos Farsalinos is a cardiologist, working as researcher at Onassis Cardiac Surgery Center in Athens-Greece and at Medical Imaging Research Center, University Hospital Gathuisberg in Leuven-Belgium. His main research interests are new modalities in cardiovascular imaging and he has received a scholarship from the Greek Society of Cardiology for research and education in this field. He has studied the effects of smoking on subclinical cardiac dysfunction using new imaging techniques since 2010.

He has been actively performing research on electronic cigarettes since 2011 as a principle investigator, in both clinical and laboratory level. Examples of his work include the first study on the cytotoxic effects of electronic cigarette vapor on cultured cells and the immediate effects of electronic cigarettes used on cardiac function and coronary circulation. He has presented his research in major international scientific congresses and has published more than 15 studies and letters about e-cigarettes in peer-reviewed medical journals.

A Billion Lives! - EU Premiere

We are delighted to announce that there will be a special showing of this landmark documentary for delegates attending GFN 2016! This will take place on Thursday 16 June, prior to the conference social event. More details regarding the time and venue will be announced shortly.

The film will be introduced by Aaron Biebert, the Director, who will also take part in a short Q&A session after the screening. All delegates attending will receive a ticket for the screening and an invitation to the conference social event immediately afterwards.