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GORNA - Greek Operating Room Nurses Association

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Greek Operating Room Nurses Association

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The Greek Operating Room Nurses Association (GORNA) was founded in 1987 and represents more than 1400 perioperative nurses through out the country.

GORNA's members are nurses who works in operating rooms, central sterilization units and in anaesthesiology departments. In order to cover the special educational and professional needs, GORNA established three different sections for each of the above mentioned categories.

Since April 1992, GORNA is a Board member of the European Operating Room Nurses Association (EORNA). We have organized seventeen succeful national congresses, the 3rd European perioperative congress and in an annual basis we organize one day seminars for sterilization, disinfection, control of SSI etc aiming to the continuing education of perioperative nurses. Please, notice that in our country there isn't an Association for Sterilization specialists.

For further information please visit our web site at

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GORNA Events

Upcoming Conferences, Congresses & Workshops be announced...

Past Conferences, Congresses & Workshops

17th Meeting of G.O.R.N.A. on Central Sterilisation
07 March 201507 March 2015
Thessaloniki, Greece
[ Info, Flyer (PDF File) ]
25th Panhellenic Congress of Perioperative Nursing
09 October 2014 to 12 October 2014
Limneon Golden Hotel, Kastoria (West Macedonia), Greece
[ Invitation (PDF File) ]
[ Info, Flyer (PDF File) ]
21st National Greek Conference of Surgery Nurses
07 October 2010 10:00h to 10 October 2010 14:00h
Makedonia Palace Hotel, Thessaloniki, Greece
[ More information: ]
Annual WFHSS and GORNA Conference 2009
07 October 2009 to 10 October 2009
Creta & Terra Maris Conference Center, Crete, Greece
[ Conference Details ]
[ 1st Announcement & Call for Abstracts (PDF File) ]
[ Final Programme (PDF File) ]
[ Conference Poster (PDF File) ]
[ More information: ]
[ Lectures and Presentations ]

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GORNA Contact

Ioannis Koutelekos
GORNA President


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