In view of the stringent measures enacted by the Government to contain the Covid-19 pandemic and the impossibility, at the present time, of hypothesising about future scenarios, the Scientific Committee of Bologna’s Medical Sciences Festival – in the person of President Fabio Roversi-Monaco- communicates that the sixth edition of the event has been postponed. Initially scheduled for 23-26 April, the Festival will be now held from 1-4 October 2020.

The impossibility of imagining how the situation may evolve forces us to postpone the Festival until autumn, in the hope that the measures enacted by the Government will be successful in containing new infections and the situation will improve. We will obviously use the opportunity to take stock of the health emergency we are now undergoing, addressing it with our guests: with the wish that by that time, we will have returned to a situation of stability and normalcy,” in the words of Fabio Roversi-Monaco, President of the Festival’s Scientific Committee.

Festival della Scienza Medica is staged by Fondazione Carisbo and Genus Bononiae in collaboration with the University of Bologna

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FESTIVAL DELLA SCIENZA MEDICA

Four days of meetings, conferences and events
The fifth edition of the Medical Science Festival, was held in Bologna from 9th to 12th May 2019, and focused on The Intelligence of Health.
It has been an appointment that staged internationally renowned scientists including Nobel Prize winners and the greatest experts in various research and innovation themes with the ambitious objective of making medical-scientific research accessible to the wider public.
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2019 THEME - THE INTELLIGENCE OF HEALTH

“Health depends on intelligence and intelligence on health. Studies from the developing field of cognitive epidemiology show that a high level of intelligence at the age of 11 reduces the risk of vascular illness, obesity, various chronic illnesses and certain forms of mental illness”.

AN EVENT PACKED PROGRAMME

There have been many appointments on the programme for the fifth edition which have been especially packed with meetings, contents, new features and eminent speakers. The Medical Science Festival is an important and eagerly awaited occasion to learn more about and popularise science with nationally and internationally famous guests.

A GROWING SUCCESS

The fifth edition in 2019 has been a great public success with 55,000 people attending, at the festival’s over 80 events with more than 130 speakers taking part. Its 19 halls were packed with people, including the majestic Salone del Podestà at Palazzo Re Enzo.

NOBEL PRIZE WINNERS

The fifth edition of the Medical Science Festival hosted John Gurdon, 2012 Nobel Prize winner for Medicine, Aaron Ciechanover, Nobel Prize winner for Chemistry, 2004.
Tomas Lindahl Nobel, Prize winner for Chemistry in 2015, will hold the closing conference of the Medical Science Festival.

Photogallery

Image archive of the current edition

Videogallery

SPONSORS&PARTNERS 2019

The "Festival della Scienza Medica" will take place under the auspices of local institutions and a large number of privat firms
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