… the longer you can look back, the farther you can look forward …
Winston Churchill (1944)
Royal College of Physicians, UK
The Society of Anaesthesiology and Intensive Medicine of Northern Greece, which was founded in 1982, has already completed thirty-five years of continuous and active presence in the scientific medical community of our country. The purpose of the Society is the promotion of Anesthesiology and the attendance in the development of knowledge and expertise. All these are proved by extensive academic work, which includes continuing education in Anesthesiology, Residents’ courses, workshop to airway management and peripheral anaesthesia, scientific meetings, seminars and the every two year congress.
The Society of Anaesthesiology and Intensive Medicine of Northern Greece published the “Perioperative Medicine Elements”. The “ISSUES ANESTHESIOLOGY AND INTENSIVE MEDICINE” printed from 1990 until today, and the international the Greek «e-Journal of Perioperative Medicine»” are the two scientific journals being published annually by the society.
The Greek «e-Journal of Perioperative Medicine» was published for the first time in 2003. Editor-in chief was FotisKanakoudis, whom was succeeded by AnastasiosPetrou. Today, editors-in chief are Eleni Mouloudi and PinelopiPapagiannopoulou. The journal received several evaluations and the impact factor from 0.108 increased to 1.931. Authors are both Greek and foreign colleagues and since 2014 it has new website www.e-journal.gr. Since 2016 contemporary journal received DOI number both for the journal and for each published article. Today the third issue is reality and the aim is to be published four issues per year. Thus our support is important, so the editorial board invite you to further participation, in order higher quality of the published articles in the area of the medical press to be ensured.
The wish for 2017 is the Greek «e-Journal of Perioperative Medicine» to continue successfully its development.
I wish you a happy and creative New Year. Peace and health.
The President of Society of Anaesthesiology and Intensive Medicine of Northern Greece
Theodora Asteri, MD, Phd