09:00
Teatro Anatomico dell'Archiginnasio

Show and tell at the anatomical theatre

A show where professional entertainers will tell the wonders of the human body in a funny and engaging way. Booking required.
10:30
Sala della Cultura
speakers

Precision oncology: a medical revolution already under way

In oncology, diagnostics innovation is bringing with it increasingly precise, accurate and complete identification of the genetic alterations in tumours. This enables the most suitable, targeted treatment to be developed for each individual patient, wherever the tumour itself might be.
11:00
Aula Bigari
speakers

How a virtual smile becomes a real one

Resolving an aesthetic smile problem frequently involves not only technical skill on the part of a dentist but also aspects which range from the emotional sphere to personal opinions on what beauty is.
15:00
Sala della Cultura
speakers

Digital Innovation and new skills in the Pharmaceutical sector

Robotics, nanotechnology, pharmacogenetics, digitalisation, artificial intelligence, big data and blockchain are transforming the business world, bringing with them new thinking on governance models. These are changes which bring with them not only product but also process innovations triggered by the need to co-ordinate science, technology and various skills in ...
16:00
Sala della Cultura
speakers

The origin and dissemination of Fake News in the medical and health fields

The involvement of citizens in the scientific debate is an opportunity to be grasped in the light of the new communication methods but in an awareness that decisions must necessarily grow from seeds planted on fertile ground using the scientific method based. By ELSEVIER
16:00
Casa Saraceni
speakers

Orthopaedic prosthetics

Lots of futuristic technological innovations will reduce healing times and increase cure success rates. By Intesa Sanpaolo
18:00
Salone del Podestà
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The dawn of regenerative medicine

Regenerative medicine based on the use of stem cells to reconstruct tissues takes up an important challenge, i.e. the development of advanced effective therapies for rare, genetic and degenerative diseases that are still incurable.
19:00
Salone del Podestà
speakers

Project Debater – Can AI be persuasive?

The story of Project Debater, from conception to a climatic final event, describe its underlying technology, and discuss how it can be leveraged for advancing decision making and critical thinking. By IBM
21:00
San Colombano
speakers

Tarantism: from music to medicine antidotum tarantulae by athanasius kircher

A journey through the origins of this tradition, its rethinking and local bonds cuts through the historic stages in which one of the principal ethnomusicology forms was created and took shape. Musicians: Gianluca Carta (tambourine), Domenico Celiberti (organetto), Fabio Tricomi (violin).
09:00
Sala degli Atti
speakers

Genius on board in collaboration with Farmindustria

A cross-media event organised in conjunction with Farmindustria to get students involved and stimulate them to think about their futures. Smartphones on during the conference! Booking required
09:00
Teatro Anatomico dell'Archiginnasio

Show and tell at the anatomical theatre

Young students of the primary school are invited to take part to an “anatomical lesson” in the suggestive Anatomical Theatre of the Archiginnasio. Booking required
10:00
Sala della Cultura
speakers

New technologies in surgery

Technological progress has had direct positive results on patients in terms of less invasive and more precise surgery with consequently more rapid recovery time frames and better functional outcomes.
10:00
Stabat Mater
speakers

Strategies for intelligent health: smoking damage reduction for a smoke free future

Technology, innovation and a rigorous scientific research methodology have developed alternative, potentially risk reducing products for adults who cannot or do not want to give up smoking which can reduce/eliminate the fundamental causes which lead to the development of smoking related illnesses.
11:00
Aula Delle Conferenze Società Medica Chirurgica Di Bologna
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The brain: stories of thinking cells

Even if we have learnt to understand what the brain is in anatomical and structural terms and understand it, in general terms its functioning remains unknown to us. And, above all, we don’t know how the mind ‘emerges’ from our brains! By Gruppo Ospedaliero San Donato
11:30
Sala degli Atti
speakers

Combating anti-microbial resistance: a global challenge

High School event organized by Farmindustria. What are super-bacteria? Why are they so dangerous? How can we combat the antibiotic resistance phenomenon including via simply washing our hands? This Farmindustria initiative takes the form of a scientific journalist interviewing a researcher.
11:30
Biblioteca d’Arte e di Storia di San Giorgio in Poggiale

The jury has the floor

Theater event and workshop. By reservation only
11:30
Sala della Cultura
speakers

Male Hypofertility

The collapse in male fertility rates has reached dramatic proportions in recent years. Specialists are alarmed by the risk to male fertility constituted by environmental factors and the danger that birth rates may collapse in the near future.
12:00
Sala di Re Enzo
speakers

Supermen? What are the human genetic improvement scenarios

In a truly near future it will be possible for human beings to be born with a practically perfect, computer designed genetic makeup - but what does perfection mean for a biological species? Will human evolution thus become controllable by mankind itself?
12:00
Aula Delle Conferenze Società Medica Chirurgica Di Bologna
speakers

Pharmaceutical research: the intelligence which generates health

Precision medicine and digital transformation in the life sciences are capable of radically changing the history of pathologies and responding increasingly well to health demands.
14:00
Casa Saraceni
speakers

Intelligent imaging: Big Data, Radiomics and Radiogenomics

Using the so-called big data in an integrated way has enabled Radiomics to be developed as a quantitative analysis of the texture of a radiology image, together with Radiogenomics, associating radiological digital data with gene expression data (especially tumours).
14:00
Sala degli Atti
speakers

Nutrition, Drugs and Gender: myth or fact?

Do men and women respond in the same way to the same drug? Does prevention apply in the same way to men and women? Are men and women equally susceptible to the various illnesses? There are many differences between men and women but the sex-gender differences have still to ...
14:30
Biblioteca d’Arte e di Storia di San Giorgio in Poggiale

The jury has the floor

Theater event and workshop. By reservation only
14:30
Sala di Re Enzo
speakers

Congenital cardiopathy surgery: evolutions and complexity

The progress in anatomical and physio-pathology knowledge of congenital cardiopathies, ongoing research for increasingly corrective surgical operations together with the development of biomaterials and diagnostic means have enabled exciting results to be obtained in the cure of these congenital pathologies.
15:00
Sala della Cultura
speakers

Correcting and rewriting human genomes: applications and rules

Many new advanced therapy doors are opening: strengthening the action of the immune cells against tumours, removing blocks on their action; transplanting cells which are invisible to the immune system thus avoiding them being rejected; and correcting the gene mutations which cause illness accurately. By Gruppo Ospedaliero San Donato
15:00
Sala degli Atti
speakers

Vaccines: Science and Social Media

Despite the scientific progress, however, social resistance has grown. To understand the nature of this resistance, a web analysis of Italian opinions, language and trends on the vaccine theme will be performed paying special attention to social media contents and the various discussion spaces.
16:00
Sala degli Atti
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The sardinians’ dna: a key to explaining human illness

Certain examples will show how specific distinctively Sardinian genetic characteristics have led to better understanding of the genetic and functional bases of complex diseases like auto-immune diseases and the evolutional history of Sardinia and the Europeans.
16:00
Casa Saraceni
speakers

Ageing, Alzheimer and Artificial Intelligence

Today Alzheimer’s disease cannot be treated. In the frequently undiagnosed initial phases, memory deficits can be offset with currently available technologies.  This is the basis of the chatbot idea to support patients in this phase of the disease.
16:30
Sala di Re Enzo
speakers

Telemedicine: experience, state of the art and the future

Telemedicine has been spoken of for years. The IoT, Big Data, Cloud and AI concepts have now become part of everyday life including in doctors’ surgeries. The difference must now be made by medical protocols, therapeutic and treatment trajectories, infrastructure and services. By Intesa Sanpaolo
16:30
Aula Absidale di Santa Lucia
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2030: Gynaecological Odyssey

An imaginary journey in the future of gynaecology, retracing past events: from Louise Brown to the artificial uterus.
17:00
Aula Delle Conferenze Società Medica Chirurgica Di Bologna
speakers

Intelligent collaboration model: chronic intestinal failure

The event presents the virtuous collaboration that, in the field of rare diseases, gathers together associations of patients and centres of excellence.
17:00
Casa Saraceni
speakers

The Mind, Cities, Intelligence

However different they might seem, explanations for the functioning of cities are exactly the same as the models with which we explain the mind’s functioning.
18:00
Salone del Podestà
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What are the risks to sportspeople’s hearts?

How is it possible that potentially lethal events hit young people in apparently exceptional health? Is the problem one of sport itself or is it a question of a pre-existing illness unknown to the sportsperson and undetected by doctors before sportspeople begin their sporting activities?
11:00
Sala della Cultura
speakers

More Robots and less Burnout to prevent side effects in surgery

Burnout has a negative impact not only on the psychological wellbeing of the doctor but also on the quality of his or her work. Reducing the effects of burnout would thus increase motivation and work satisfaction and, at the same time, foster a more positive doctor-patient relationship.  
11:00
Teatro Arena FICO Eatalyworld
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Wellbeing lifestyles: the benefits of physical exercise

Physical exercise is an essential factor in a healthy lifestyle. More recently its positive effects on the central nervous system and the ability to combat the development of chronic and degenerative diseases has been discovered.
11:30
Sala di Re Enzo
speakers

Obstructive sleep apnea: causes, effects and cures

The treatment of patients with OSAS, at all ages, requires the intervention of a multidisciplinary panel of experts: diagnosis and therapy must be co-ordinated between various specialists
12:00
Stabat Mater
speakers

Vaccines: psychology, society and politics

What determines attitude to vaccines? Understanding what leads to such decisions can help us to shape effective strategies to foster successful public health policies in individual countries.
14:00
Aula Absidale di Santa Lucia
speakers

A new era is beginning. Alzheimer syndrome prevention?

There is rarely a single cause for Alzheimer neurodegenerative disease. It is a syndrome with a range of causes, the most important of which is cardiovascular disease. Rigorous epidemiological studies have shown that the prevention of dementia is possible if action is taken in time
15:00
Stabat Mater
speakers

Anti-NMDA receptor encephalitis and related disorders

Neuroimmunological research has provided robust evidence that neurons may be the target of an autoimmune attack and that in some instances antibodies against synaptic proteins are responsible for the encephalitis that may or may not be associated with cancer (paraneoplastic).
15:00
Aula Absidale di Santa Lucia
speakers

Risk of toxicity for health of food and supplements

In this last year 65% of the population has taken at least one supplement on the basis of expectations of improved health. But are those taking these aware of the possible safety and quality risks?
16:00
Sala della Cultura
speakers

Digitalisation of the doctor-patient relationship: light and shadow

In what way does digital health change the traditional doctor-patient relationship and the way medicine is taught? Change in the doctor-patient relationship in the direction of a shared decision making process model is guided by the need to put patients centre stage in the healing process.
16:30
Casa Saraceni
speakers

BI-REX, 4.0 industry, at the service of health

BI-REX (Big Data Innovation & Research EXcellence) is one of eight skill centres funded by MISE in the context of the 4.0 Industry Plan. By Intesa Sanpaolo
17:00
Sala della Cultura
speakers

Big Data and Privacy Law

Safeguarding the ‘electronic body’ would thus seem to be juxtaposed to that of the material body. Defining a balance of relevant rights is thus a necessity.
17:30
Stabat Mater
speakers

The three brothers who never sleep and other sleep disturbance cases

In a narrative form, from the starting point of real life observations, the most frequent pathologies are outlined, such as insomnia, restless legs syndrome, pavor nocturnus, sleep walking, the fatal family insomnia story and legal cases
18:00
Salone del Podestà
speakers

Lopsided diets and where to find them

The first diet book was published in 1863: A Letter on Corpulence Addressed to the Public. What does scientific research have to say about all these diets?  
11:00
Stabat Mater
speakers

Twenty-three years after Dolly: how should cloning technology be used?

The biological opportunities and limits of the technique - still to be perfected - have shifted attention in the direction of cloning to generate animal models in both animal husbandry and medical fields, integrating cloning with genetic engineering and genome editing.
11:00
Sala della Cultura
speakers

Health and disease holograms

With new technology it is possible to virtually enter the human body to explore its anatomy and pathologies with diagnosis, cure and, especially, medical education benefits. By Gruppo Ospedaliero San Donato
10:00
Aula Magna di Santa Lucia
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Antarex calculates drugs to block epidemics with intelligence

Antarex is the sector’s most advanced intelligent super-calculation platform. The platform has identified molecules potentially capable of inhibiting five of the seven virus proteins and biological experimentation is now under way.