Prof. Panagiotis Bamidis

Director, Lab of Medical Physics and Digital Innovation, School of Medicine - Aristotle University of Thessaloniki & President - Hellenic Society of Biomedical Technology (ELEVIT), HL7 Hellas

Panagiotis Bamidis is a Professor of Medical Physics, Informatics and Medical Education and Director of the Lab of Medical Physics and Digital Innovation in the School of Medicine at the Aristotle University of Thessaloniki, Greece. He designs, implements, and evaluates IT and Assistive Technologies systems that improve everyday activities of elderly or other vulnerable groups and improves their health or life quality or improves the education and training of health professionals. He conducts research that attempts to understand how the brain reacts to different stimuli, technological or educational interventions, as well as, the development and evolution of human emotions and sleep transitions. He is the co-ordinator of ten large European projects, and the principal investigator for many national and international funded projects. He is the President of the Hellenic Biomedical Technology Society (ELEBIT), HL7 Hellas, the international Society of Applied Neuroscience (SAN), a member of the Administration Boards of other societies and patient associations. He is/has been the Chairman/Organiser of some 20 international conferences and several national Biomedical Technology conferences. In 2017, he became a visiting Professor of Medical Education Technology, Innovation and Change for the Leeds Institute of Medical Education (LIME) of the University of Leeds, UK. Since 2020, he leads the Medical Education Innovation & Research Unit (MEIRU) of the Special Unit for Biomedical Research and Education (BRESU) of the School of Medicine. He has founded a Living Lab and 2 spin-offs.