InnHealth Conference, February 24th
What is the InnHealth Conference?
InnHealth is the name of a series of innovative conferences organized by HOMED. It is meant to be addressed for the Greek hotels about concerns and risk management.
What do we mean by danger?
“Danger” is considered to be any unexpected event that can threaten the operation of a hotel, its business image, or even the safety of its guests. Many of these risks are related to human health, such as accidents, airborne infections, food poisonings, and bites from insects, mites, and reptiles.
What is a “Hospitality Unit?
A “hospitality unit” refers to any business that legally has the professional purpose of hosting individuals (such as travelers, students, patients, elderly people, people with disabilities, etc.).
Travelers choose the business that will host them based on various criteria, including:
- Price per night
- Level of room luxury
- Prestige and size of indoor and outdoor common areas
- Services offered, including catering
- Location of the accommodation
- Comments, ratings and reviews from other travelers
- However, there are risks everywhere.
EVERY traveler has the right to enjoy their stay in the unit they have chosen, with SAFETY.
What is the main objective of InnHealth?
The conferences aim to engage with hotel owners and managers, focusing on:
- Identifying specific risks such as pests in rooms.
- Understanding each risk, like disease transmission from contaminated surfaces.
- Primary prevention methods, like inquiring about food allergies at check-in.
- Secondary prevention methods, like tracing the source in case of food poisoning.
- Response protocols for immediate action in emergencies like insect bites or injuries.
- Management protocols to prevent the spread of infectious diseases.
- Communication methods to assure guests about effective and taking immediate actions .
- Preventing legal consequences by ensuring proper safety measures.
- Enhancing public image by showcasing effective procedures on social media.
Who is organizing the event?
The scientific supervision of the InnHealth events is undertaken by the organization IRITEL (International Research Institute for Telemedicine), and the organization is managed by the medical company HOMED Medical Clinic.
IRITEL is a scientific, non-profit organization with international reach, aiming to assist individuals living in conditions of poverty and isolation anywhere in the world, by providing remote medical services using advanced information technology and telecommunications. Among IRITEL’s objectives are educational activities targeted at health practitioners. The establishment of the InnHealth conference series falls within IRITEL’s purposes.
HOMED has been a pioneer in the establishment of IRITEL and has always been a supporter, financial sponsor, ally, and advocate for all of IRITEL’s noble actions. With the support, funding, and active participation of HOMED, IRITEL has carried out a series of humanitarian medical missions to very small islands in the Aegean during winter periods, where access to health services is extremely difficult.
Additionally, HOMED entirely financed the international conference held by IRITEL in DUBAI titled “Bringing Modern Medicine into Homes“.
In the InnHealth conference, HOMED has taken on the organization and is funding the events.
Also HOMED has extensive experience in the field of emergency out-of-hospital medicine. Therefore, it has full awareness of the risks associated with human health in hotels and deep knowledge of the best ways to handle crises.
The first event of the InnHealth series is titled “Management of Emergency Incidents in Hotels”. It will take place on February 24, 2024, at the OTE Academy conference space in Maroussi.
How much does the participation cost?
The cost of organizing the InnHealth events is covered almost exclusively by HOMED, which is the main sponsor. So, attending the events is completely FREE.
However, as part of their social contribution, each participant is encouraged to contribute a symbolic monetary amount for the rehabilitation of the Brave Children with Disabilities of ELEPAP (Greek Association for the Welfare of People with Disabilities).
What is ELEPAP?
ELEPAP (Hellenic Society for the Protection of Disabled Persons) is a non-profit association that has been offering its noble services since 1937. Today it operates with branches in 6 cities (Athens, Thessaloniki, Ioannina, Chania, Volos and Agrinio).
Further more the entire community of ELEPAP (Greek Association for the Welfare of People with Disabilities) works tirelessly and continuously for the rehabilitation of the Brave Children with Disabilities. They always stand by the families of these children at every step of their journey. The goal is to achieve the highest degree of autonomy for these children and their best social and educational integration. The world of ELEPAP is not only doctors and therapists. It is a chain of exceptional collaborators, each of whom is an equally valuable contributor to this marvelous work. This includes educators, assistants, administrative staff, and beloved volunteers.
The infant department of ELEPAP is admirable. The services it provides (early intervention) achieve impressive levels of rehabilitation. Without early intervention, these children would have a significant degree of disability for life. The infant department was created by the President of ELEPAP, a pediatrician and internationally renowned child neurologist, Dr. Eleni Skouteli.
Rightfully, Ms. Eleni Skouteli was honored as the Person of the Year in 2021.
Other humanitarian sponsorships by HOMED
Furthermore HOMED, with a deep sense of social responsibility, supports, to the best of its ability, individuals and social groups in need. One of their actions was the full funding of the publication of the book “The Development of the Blind Child”. This book is a valuable resource for all professionals involved in the care of children with vision problems.
Also,the publication of the book “The Development of the Blind Child” was done in collaboration with the organization AMYMONI (Pan-Hellenic Association of Parents, Guardians, and Friends of People with Vision Problems and Additional Disabilities). The book is now featured in the libraries of all University Institutions in Greece.
“Το Χαμόγελο του Παιδιού” (The Smile of the Child) is another beloved organization supported by HOMED. During the COVID-19 pandemic, HOMED stood by the children supported by this organization and the professionals surrounding them. They offered free molecular testing for the detection of the virus.
InnHealth Conference on “Emergency Management in Hospitality Units”
Saturday, February 24, 2024
OTE Academy Conference Center, Marousi, Attica
- Greek Chamber of Hotels (Ξ.Ε.Ε)
- Greek National Tourism Organization (Ε.Ο.Τ.)
- Hellenic Federation of Hoteliers (Π.Ο.Ξ.)
- Association of Greek Tourism Enterprises (Σ.Ε.Τ.Ε.)
- Institute for Tourism Research and Forecasts (ΙΤΕΠ)
- Association of Short-Term Rental Property Companies (STAMA Greece)
- Association of Hoteliers of Athens-Attica & Argosaronic (Ένωση Ξενοδόχων Αθηνών-Αττικής & Αργοσαρωνικού)
Under the auspices of the Ministry of Health and the Hellenic Medical Association
InnHealth Seminar on ‘Management of Emergency Incidents in the Hotel.
Saturday, February 24, 2024. OTE Academy Conference Center, Maroussi, Attica.
Lastly,Read more about HOMED’s social contribution actions here.