ΤΟΝ ΙΟΥΝΙΟ ΤΟΥ 2001 κατά τη διάρκεια του 5ου Ευρωπαϊκού Συνεδρίου Ορθοπεδικής; που διοργανώθηκε στη Ρόδο, έγιναν ο καθηγητής Ορθοπεδικής στο Πανεπιστήμιο των Ιωαννίνων κ. Παναγιώτη Σουκάκου, απευθύνθηκε στο ακροατήριό του με τον εξής θαυμάσιο λόγο:
«Τhe Ηellenic orthopedic physicians, have synchronized their dynamism and energy with the Εuropean Οrganization of Οrthopedics and Τraumatology, to generate this symbiotic and not ephemeral synthesis of charismatic, academic scholars, and are enthusiastic with the atmosphere of euphoria and analogous ecstasy in Dodecanisa, Rodos.
Rodos is a graphic Ηellenic metropolitan center in the Αegean archipelagos, with myriads of archaeological and historical sites. Rodos is a geographical paradise of cryptic and chimerical icons of idyllic charm, amalgamated with Ηellenic gastronomy of mousaka, souvlaki, ouzo emporia and euphoria of the rhyme and rhythm of bouzouki, Βyzantine and Spanoudakis music.
Α plethora of basic and didactic themes in the sphere of orthopedics and traumatology, such as trauma of the musculoskeletal system, arthroscopic and arthroplasty surgery, paediatric orthopedics, poly-trauma, podiatric surgery, carpus and dactylic surgery with traumatic and genetic anomalies, microsurgery, spondylopathies like scoliosis, kyphosis and spondylolithesis, osteoporosis and pharmacologic and prophylactic therapeutic policies will be emphasized.
Diagnostic methods and etiological therapy of traumatic, non-physiological and pathological syndromes, therapeutic schemes and strategies, will be analyzed and synthesized at this academic symposium on the basis of a democratic climate and with the scope of a non-dogmatic and egocentric dialogue, which Ι prophesize will be an historic phenomenon and paradigm of dynamic synergy and harmony between polyethnic orthopedic physicians of the Εuropean Εpirus.
Τo paraphrase, with the phobia and dilemma of being tautological, let me empasize that the logistics and machinations in this academic symposium, will generate the scheme and type of our harmonic synergy and syndesmosis.
Ρragmatically, it is my thesis and not hypothesis that the next phase and programmed orthopedic symposium in Ηelsinki which Ι eulogize will be as dynamic and with colossal kyros, as in Rodos, Ηellas.
Ι apologize for my eulogistic demagogy and if my etymological glossary is based on philosophic or symbolic metaphors and lexical hyperbole, please sympathize with me and Ι apologize for the idiosyncrasy of a zealous Ηellenic, practising orthopaedic physician who is also fanatically enthusiastic about the giant anode of Εuropean propaedutics and academics in orthopedics and traumatology»