Facebook Twitter: @NeosKosmos Instagram Hundreds of distinguished scientists and legal professionals are set to attend the Greek Legal and Medical Conference, held in Greece next year. The Greek Conference was officially launched at the Hellenic Museum on Thursday night by the CEO of the Hellenic Museum, John Tatoulis and presented by the Greek Conference Chairperson Eugenia Mitrakas. ‘Technology and ethics’ is the theme of next year’s conference and will be hosted by the Costa Navarino Romanos Resort, located near Pylos, in the Peloponnese – a place of historical and natural beauty. Ms Mitrakas referred to the ethical and legal challenges which law and medical scientists face and that will be discussed further in the conference. Interest in next year’s conference has already been overwhelming. Among the pioneers in science participating is Nobel Prize winner in medicine Peter C. Doherty. Having met and loved Greece through this institution, he has already expressed his intention to be present at the conference. Formed in 2002 as a not-for-profit organisation promoting the ideas of Hellenism and Greek culture, the Greek Conference supports Murdoch Children’s Research Institute at the Royal Children’s Hospital in their research for thalassaemia disease. Over the years, $150,000 has been raised for this cause. On the night, Ms Mitrakas announced a donation of $15,000, received by Dr Jim Vadolas, executive committee member of Thalassaemia Australia. One of the highlights of the evening was the provocative and entertaining speech by guest speaker Dr Roger Sworder. Outlining basic elements from Plato’s theory, he presented his thoughts on technology and related contemporary ethical issues, finally stating the need for people to develop alternative communities of survival, in case modern technology collapses. The Greek Legal and Medical Conference will take place from 19-25 September, 2014, in Costa Navarino in the Peloponnese.