DAY 1 – THURSDAY, APRIL 20

09.00/10.30 – AULA DI ANATOMIA DELL’ACCADEMIA DI BELLE ARTI

ARTISTIC ANATOMY SCHOOL
Tour and workshop for primary school students

The aim of this educational activity is to introduce children to the special relationship between art and medical science typical of the study and the history of artistic anatomy. After a brief tour of the historic building of the Academy of Fine Arts, the students will take part in a workshop of anatomical design.
For 4th and 5th grade students. By reservation only (please reserve by email: festivaldellascienzamedica@genusbononiae.it)

09.00/11.00 – SANTA MARIA DELLA VITA 

BETWEEN LIFE AND DEATH: GUIDED VISIT WITH STAGE DRAMA THOROUGH THE FAMOUS “PORTICO DELLA VITA” and “PORTICO DELLA MORTE”
An animated visit in the Sanctuary of Santa Maria della Vita to go through the places devoted to the study of medicine and the care of sick people, reaching the historic Palazzo of the Archiginnasio. A journey through the centre of Bologna accompanied by a weird student that will tell stories and anecdotes of the past university life.
Suitable for: lower secondary schools. By reservation only (please reserve by email: festivaldellascienzamedica@genusbononiae.it)

09.30 – TEATRO DELL’ACCCADEMIA DI BELLE ARTI

GIVING THE FLOOR TO THE JURY
Theater event and workshop

A medical case typified by a strong bioethical problematic aspect will be submitted to the students by way of a basic script. The ending of the story will be left “open” on purpose, in order to serve as the starting step for a workshop on the complex scientific, philosophical, and moral issues connected to the case. The students will work in groups, with the support of some expert coordinators, and will thus become the key players of a debate on bioethics. Just like a real jury, they will be summoned to choose the ending that they deem to be the “fairest” one, and will explain their decision to their schoolmates.
Suitable for: upper secondary schools. By reservation only (please reserve by email: festivaldellascienzamedica@genusbononiae.it)

11.00 – SALA DI RE ENZO

GENIUS ON BOARD
Eugenio Aringhieri
Sergio Pistoi
Andrea Vico
In collaboration with: Farmindustria
Innovation as the core of a special event that, following the activities suggested by Farmindustria during the Festival della Scienza Medica, offers a sound professional prospect to young generations. A report on the world of biotech drugs and the related job opportunities will open the event, to be followed by an experience shared with the students: a lively and witty investigation of frontiers and prospects of biotechnology and genetics, with the support of videos and simulated “genetic testings”. A true cross-media event that will involve the students and will help them reflect on their own future.

11.30 – SALA DEGLI ATTI

OPEN SCIENCE AND THE DATA-REVOLUTION ERA
Federica Rosetta

Today 80% of the data produced by scientific research go lost, and the possibility to reproduce scientific results and generate new discoveries is lost as well. The advent of new technologies, together with a new consideration towards transparent and open practices, i.e. Open Science, in carrying out research studies, is deeply changing such a trend. It is no coincidence that some speak of a true data revolution! The present report aims at encouraging a debate on data management and publication (Open Data) and on the meaning and importance of Open Science.

To follow:

HOW SUCCESSFULLY PUBLISH ON THE BEST SCIENTIFIC JOURNALS
Massimiliano Bearzot

Promoted by: Elsavier

16.00 – SALA DI RE ENZO

ASTER: A LIFE SCIENCE PLATFORM
Paolo Bonaretti
Promoted by: Intesa Sanpaolo
ASTER is a Consortium including universities and Italian research centers active in the area, Unioncamere, and the Regional Government of Emilia Romagna. The Consortium has been working for over thirty years for the enhancement of research and technological transfer. Since 2007, Aster coordinates the High Technology Network of Emilia-Romagna, which includes 82 labs devoted to industrial research in 6 primary sectors of the regional economy: mechanics and materials, agri-food, building, life sciences, ICT and design, energy and the environment. In the field of life sciences, a virtuous ecosystem of innovation set will promote research projects of great importance for the related industry, in view of improved quality and competitiveness of the regional production system, also through the implementation of deployment plans for strategic specialization in the field of public health.


17.00
– SALA DI RE ENZO

NUCLEAR MEDICINE AND BREAST CANCER TREATMENTS: FROM SENTINEL LIMPH NODE BIOPSY TO RECEPTOR CHEMOTHERPAY
Istituto Scientifico Romagnolo per lo Studio e la Cura dei Tumori (IRST) S.r.l. IRCCS
Giovanni Paganelli
Promoted by: Intesa Sanpaolo
The Istituto Romagnolo per lo Studio e la Cura dei Tumori IRCCS (IRST) stems from a certainty: the battle against cancer can be won. The constant advances in the prevention of tumors, the effectiveness of treatments, that can be estimated on the basis of the increased survival indexes, and the continuous achievements in research, prove that what up to some time ago was just a hope is now a reality. The Center opened in 2007 in Meldola, and is now the main hub for a network of functional interconnected operating structures. It hosts highly complex technological research activities and innovative treatments. It is the core venue for clinical research in the region and promotes the implementation of caregiving activities in local oncological structures. Following the best qualified examples set by the Organization of European Cancer Institutes (OECI) and the Association of American Cancer Institutes (AACI), the Istituto aims at being considered as a new modern model of Comprehensive Cancer Care Network in the oncological scenario of the NHS structure of the Romagna region, strongly committed towards the local population. While providing the necessary services, IRST complies with its own social responsibility towards patients, while focusing actions and projects on the safety and respect of the individual.

18.00 – SALONE DEL PODESTÀ

INAUGURATION WITH THE AUTHORITIES

19.00 – SALONE DEL PODESTÀ

Nobel lecture
THE INNATE IMMUNE RESPONSE: FROM INSECTS TO HUMAN
Jules Hoffmann
Introduced by: Fabio Roversi Monaco
Coordinated by: Alberto Mantovani
Insects are a formidable zoological group, representing an estimated 80 % of extant species and putting one third of humanity at risk of severe morbidity or deaths through their vector capabilities for various types of microbes. For a long time, insects have been known to be themselves particularly resistant to infection. We and others have undertaken an in-depth analysis of the mechanism underlying this resistance, and essential results with be given in the presentation. Unexpectedly, it appeared that stringent similarities exist between Drosophila antimicrobial defenses and innate immune reactions in mammals – extending to        such hallmark molecules as the Toll/ Toll-like receptors, the roles of which in immune defenses were first uncovered in Drosophila. The presentation will describe essential characteristics of innate immunity and  trace  their appearance back to the first multicellular organisms, probably a billion of years ago. Adaptive immune defenses however are absent from invertebrates (95 % of species to-day) and have appeared more recently, probably in cartilaginous fishes  some 450 millions years ago. Studies from several laboratories have conclusively shown over the last two decades that innate immunity is required to activate adaptive immunity, leading to a paradigm shift in our global understanding of immune defences.