DEEP-RAFT is an educational and outreach research endeavor in four Eastern Europe countries (Greece, Georgia, Kazhakhstan, Ukraine) for patients, doctors and healthcare policy makers. It aims at raising awareness, educating and affecting systemic change on diagnosis and treatment of Atrial Fibrillation (AF) and Venous thromboembolism (VTE).

who we are

The DEEP-RAFT consortium is comprised of 4 academic partners, combining high cardiology expertise and over a decade experience in contemporary medical education, such as SBL and co-creative approaches to educational design. The consortium is led by the Aristotle University of Thessaloniki, since the overall project and educational technologies coordination are headed by Medical Education Informatics Associate Professor Panagiotis Bamidis and the overall clinical education and outreach is led by cardiology Assistant Professor George Giannakoulas. The consortium and its positioning ensure a wide reach across the Eastearn Europe, accessing diverse healthcare systems and approaches, based on partners’ existing networking (e.g. AUTH’s Medbiquitous international links and ePBLnet’s Eastern European networks).

For Whom

DEEP-RAFT targets a diverse audience consisting of healthcare professionals, Patients and general public relevant to AF/VTE, as well as healthcare policy makers.


This section contains all the public project documents, related to DEEP-RAFT’s first results and research outcomes.

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Contact Info


Panagiotis Bamidis

  • Assoc. Prof., Medical Physics Laboratory, School of Medicine, Faculty of Health Sciences, Aristotle University of Thessaloniki
  • Address: PO Box 376, 54124, Thessaloniki, Greece
  • Phone: +30 2310 999310
  • Fax: +30 2310 999702

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DeepRaft Project, funded by Independent medical educational grants to support innovative educational and quality improvement initiatives in AF and VTE (EQUATE), Pfizer grant ID:42537945