SPEAKERS 2016

Alison Abbott

Alison Abbott studied pharmacology but has spent most of her life in scientific journalism. She has been Senior European Correspondent for Nature since 1992, covering medical sciences as well as science policy in central and southern Europe, including Italy.

Roberto Balzani

Roberto Balzani is a Contemporary History Ordinary Professor at the University of Bologna. He is a scholar of local administration in the XIX and  XX century, he was also Mayor of Forlì from 2009 to 2014.

Fu Baotian

Worldwide-known acupuncturist, Fu Baotian is President of the Italian Association of Natural Medicine.

Andrea Bartuli

Andrea Bartuli is the Responsible of the Complex Operative Unit Rare Diseases and Medical Genetics at the Bambin Gesù (IRCCS) children’s hospital of Rome. He is also a member of the Scientific Committee for the List of Rare Diseases of Latium.

Mariano Bassi

A Bolognese Psychiatrist, Director of the Mental Health Department at the Niguarda General Hospital of Milan. Formerly President of the Italian Psychiatric Society, is currently Professor at the Medicine and Surgery Faculty of the University of Bologna.

Franco Bazzoli

Franco Bazzoli is Professor of Gastroenterology at the University of Bologna, and Director of the Operative Unit of Gastroenterology and Digestive Endoscopy at the general hospital S. Orsola-Malpighi of Bologna since 2010; he is also Director of the Digestive System Department of the same Institute since 2014. He is honorary member of the European Helicobacter Pylori Study Group since 2012.

Arnaldo Benini

Arnaldo Benini is Professor of Neurosurgery at the University of Zurich. His latest publications include Che cosa sono io Il cervello alla ricerca di sé stesso (Garzanti 2009); La coscienza imperfetta. Le neuroscienze e il significato della vita (Garzanti 2012); with Giorgio Vallortigara Cervelli divisi Solo gli esseri umani contano da sinistra a destra? (Accademia di Architettura Mendrisio 2014). Translation of Paul Thagard’s book, Il cervello e il senso della vita (Mondadori 2014). He collaborates with the cultural Sunday supplement of the newspaper Il Sole24Ore about Science topics.

Bruce Beutler

Bruce Beutler was awarded the Nobel Prize for Medicine in 2011, along with Jules Hoffmann and Ralph M. Steinmann, for the discoveries concerning the activation of innate immunity.
He is Professor and Director at the Center for the Genetics of Host Defense and holder of the “Raymond and Ellen Willie Distinguished Chair in Cancer Research”, University of Texas, Southwestern Medical Center (USA). Since 2008, he is a member of the US National Academy of Sciences.

Alberto Bianchi

Doctor Alberto Bianchi is a specialist in Maxillofacial Surgery. He is a research Doctor in 3D Technologies at the University of Bologna. He is the Medical Director of the Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery Operative Unit of the Sant’Orsola Plyclinic, Bologna.

Luigi Bolondi

Luigi Bolondi is Internal Medicine Ordinary Professor at the University of Bologna, he was the President of the Medicine and Surgery School of the same University; he is also the Director of the Internal Medicine Operative Unit of the S. Orsola Polyclinic in Bologna.
He is the author of 6 monographs, 3 of which are international, regarding epatology and diagnostic imaging.
He has published 325 articles in international periodicals reviewed by Science Citation Index.

Francesco Botrè

Francesco Botrè is graduated in Chemistry and Pharmacy and specialized in Pharmacology; he is Professor at the “Sapienza” University of Rome. Since 1998 he has been the Director of the Anti-Doping Laboratory FMSI, the only one in Italy accredited by the World Anti-Doping Agency. He is the author of over 250 scientific publications.

Marcella Brizzi

Marcella Brizzi is an expert on Unconventional Medicine and Naturapathy.

Giorgio Cantelli Forti

Giorgio Cantelli Forti is Professor of Pharmacology and Pharmacotherapy at the Bologna University.

Mauro Capocci

Mauro Capocci is Assistan Professor of History of Medicine at the University La Sapienza of Rome. He collaborated with the Istituto dell’Enciclopedia Italiana “G. Treccani”, “Galileo” (www.galileonet.it) and “Sapere”. He published his own researches on several international reviews and in 2014 he edited, with Gilberto Corbellini, Le cellule della speranza (Codice Edizioni). He collaborates with “Le Scienze” and the “Ciclofficina Centrale di Roma” (www.ciclonauti.org).

Elena Cattaneo

Elena Cattaneo is Professor at Milan University where she directs the “Stamina cells’ biology Laboratory and Pharmacology of the neurogenerative diseases”.

Augusto Cavina

Augusto Cavina is President and CEO of the Montecatone Rehabilitation Institute S.p.a.

Arrigo Francesco Giuseppe Cicero

Arrigo F.G. Cicero, Department of Medical and Surgical Sciences at the University of Bologna.
Doctor, graduate of nutrition and geriatric therapy at the University of Paris, Internal Medicine Researcher, President of the Italian Nutraceutical society, Author of more than 300 publications on international periodicals (N Engl J Med. 2016;374:591-2, Pharmacol Res. 2016;107:234-42).

Aaron Ciechanover

Professor Aaron Ciechanover is an Israeli physician and scientist.  Along with Professors Hershko and Rose, he discovered the ubiquitin system which disposes from the body faulty proteins that if accumulated cause many diseases, including cancer and brain diseases (Alzheimer’s, for example).  For their discovery they were awarded the 2004 Nobel Prize in Chemistry, but also many other prestigious prizes.

Stefano Cinotti

Stefano Cinotti is Professor at the Veterinary Department in Bologna.

Lucio Ildebrando Maria Cocco

Lucio Ildebrando Maria Cocco is Professor of Human Anatomy at the University of Chieti since 1986, and Professor of the same discipline at the University of Bologna since 1990.
He was awarded with “The titular Litchfield Lectureship 2016-2017” by the Oxford University.
He is the Director of the Laboratorio di Trasduzione del Segnale at the Department of Biomedical sciences at the University of Bologna and he is Editor-in-Chief of the series Advances in Biological Regulation, Elsevier Publ.

Fiorenzo Conti

Fiorenzo Conti is Professor of Human Physiology at the Università Politecnica of the Marche, and Director of the Centro di Neurobiologia dell’invecchiamento of the IRCCS INRCA (Ancona). His research focuses on the molecular organization of the cerebral cortex and its alterations in neuropsychiatric diseases. He is the President of the Società Italiana di Neuroscienze.

Gilberto Corbellini

Gilberto Corbellini teaches Bioethics and History of Medicine at the University La Sapienza of Rome, and he is the Director of the Museo di Storia della Medicina. He collaborates with the supplement Domenica of the Sole24Ore and he published several books, like EBM. Medicina basata sull’evoluzione (Laterza 2007), La razionalità negata. Psichiatria e antipsichiatria in Italia (with G. Jervis, Bollati Boringhieri 2008), Scienza, quindi democrazia (Einaudi 2011), Tutta colpa del cervello. Introduzione alla neuroetica (with E. Sirgiovanni, Mondadori 2013), Storia e teorie della salute e della malattia (Carocci 2014), “Imperfezioni umane” (with Luca Pani, Rubbettino 2015), “Cavie? Sperimentazione e diritti animali” (with Chiara Lalli, Il Mulino 2016).

Cesare Cornoldi

Cesare Cornoldi is Professor of general Psychology at the University of Padua.
Since 1985 he has been the Director of the Master in “Psychopathology of Learning and of the Service for Learning Diseases” at the University of Padua.
He wrote several books, in Italian and English, and he is the author of over 300 research works that appeared on the most important national and international reviews.
His main research focuses on memory, intelligence, apprehension and its diseases. He is President of AIRIPA (Associazione Italiana per la Ricerca e l’Intervento in Psicopatologia dell’Apprendimento), Director of the review ‘Psicologia Clinica dello Sviluppo’ and coordinator of the Scientific Committee of ‘Psicologia e Scuola’.
He has been a  Visiting Professor in many Universities, like UCLosAngeles, UNorthCarolina, British Columbia, Aberdeen (where he was nominated honorary Professor), Paris-V, UBA, Columbia, NewYorkU, UCIrvine.

Marco Corsi

Marco Corsi graduated in Medicine and Surgery; he has been Medical Director of Sigma Tau for 35 years, coordinating the clinical trials of new drugs of cardiovascular, oncology and tropical diseases type.

Pietro Corsi

Pietro Corsi has worked in several European and American Universities (Cambridge, Ginevra, Harvard, Paris, EHESS). He is Emeritus Professor at Oxford. In 2016 he was awarded with the Chair of Excellence by the University Carlos III, Madrid.

Renato Crepaldi

Renato Crepaldi is a Tuina Quigong teacher and an expert in acupuncture and traditional chinese medicine. He’s President of the Matteo Ricci Fundation in Ravenna, Italy.

Carlo Maria Croce

Carlo Maria Croce is Director of the Genetics Institute at the Comprehensive Cancer Center of Ohio State University. He discovered the oncogenes MYC, BCL1, BCL2 e TCL1.

Giovanni De Girolamo

Giovanni de Girolamo, a medical doctor in psychiatry, is currently a II° Level Medical Director and Responsible of the Operative Unit of Epidemiological and Evaluative Psychiatry in the Fatebenefratelli I.R.C.C.S. of Brescia, the only one among the 48 Italian IRCCS (Scientific Institute of Reasearch, Hospitalization and Health Care) that focuses on psychiatry. During the years 2008-2013 he was also the Scientific Director of the same I.R.C.C.S. He has been a Visiting Fellow at the Psychiatry Institute of London (in the Unit managed by M. Shepherd), at the Institute of Psychiatric Demography in Aarhus (Denmark), and at the Western Psychiatric Institute and Clinic in Pittsburgh (USA). From 1988 to 1994 he worked at the Mental Health Division of the W.H.O in Geneva, guided by Norman Sartorius. From 1998 to 2001 he was the Coordinator of the Mental Health National Project, organized by the National Institute of Health in Rome, that involved 47 specific research projects and more than 100 centers throughout Italy. He has promoted and directed numerous international and national research projects. He is the author of 345 publications, among which 40 volumes or monographs (as author or curator), 275 periodical articles and 73 book chapters in 3 languages.

Michele De Luca

Michele De Luca is Ordinary Professor of Biochemistry, Director of the “Stefano Ferrari” Regenerative Medicine center and Director of the Stem Cells and Regenerative Medicine Interdepartmental center of the University of Modena and Reggio Emilia. He is the Scientific Director of Holostem Terapie Avanzate Srl.

Riccardo Dalla Favera

Riccardo Dalla Favera is a Professor of Pathology and Genetics, and the Director of the Institute for Cancer Genetics at Columbia University, in New York.
Among his lates publications, can be quoted Basso, K., Dalla-Favera, R. Germinal Centres and B cell lymphomagenesis. Nature Reviews Immunology 15(3):172-84, 2015.

Luca Enei

Luca Enei is Manager of the Informative Systems and Assistive Technologies Consultant at the ASPHI Onlus Fundation.

Pasquale Fedele

Pasquale Fedele is Founder of Liquidweb s.r.l. an innovative startup.

Alberto Forchielli

Alberto Forchielli is Founding Partner of Mandarin Capital Partners.

Claudio Franceschi

Claudio Franceschi was Professor of Immunology at the Universities of Padua, Modena and Bologna (1998-2003), and now he is Emeritus Professor at the University of Bologna. He discovered the main characteristics of the immunosenescence and he studies the molecular and cellular bases of ageing and human longevity with researches on centenarians.

Federico Fubini

Federico Fubini is Vice-director of the newspaper Corriere della Sera.

Giovanni Gatti

Giovanni Gatti is Director of the “Qi Gong School” in Milano.

Nicola Gencarelli

Nicola Gencarelli works witch technologies for the disabilities at the ASPHI Onlus Fundation.

Luigi Gerli

Luigi Gerli is Curator of the Marino Marini Collection of mechanical instruments.

Maurizio Giani

Maurizio Giani teaches musical aesthetics at the Department of the Arts of the University of Bologna. He has been studying for years the relationship among literature, aesthetics and music, with particular reference to German culture of the 19th and the 20th centuries.

Alberto Giannetti

Alberto Giannetti is Director of the Dermatological Clinic of the University of Modena, and Scientific Director of IRCCS national dermatologists, President of the Italian and European Societies of Dermatology and Emeritus Professor of Dermatology at the University of Modena.
Among his latest publications is Textbook of Dermatology and Sexually Transmitted Diseases (2013, Piccin Editore).

Peter Gluckman

Sir Peter Gluckman is Chief Science Advisor to the Prime Minister of New Zealand, co-chair of the WHO Commission on Ending Childhood Obesity and head of the Centre for Human Evolution, Adaptation and Disease at the University of Auckland. He has published over 700 scientific papers and reviews and several books for both technical and lay audiences. His research has encompassed fetal and childhood development, the origins of obesity, developmental origins of health and disease, epigenetics and the evolutionary-medical interface. He has received numerous scientific and civilian honours.

Stefano Golinelli

He graduated in elctronic engineering in 1970 with top results at the University of Bologna.
Afterwards, he worked for several years at CISE, ENEL industrial research centre.
He entered Alfa Wassermann SpA in 1975, company founded by his father in 1948, where he  had different roles with growing responsibilities.
During the 1990’s he was a member of the Management Board and CEO. Now he is the President of the company.
He is the President of Alfasigma SpA, a pharmaceutical group born in 2015 from the union of Alfa Wassermann and Sigma-Tau.
Eng. Stefano Golinelli is a member of the Executive Committee of Farmindustria, association of pharmaceutical companies.

Andrea Grignolio

Andrea Grignolio (Rome, 1974) teaches History of Medicine at La Sapienza University of Rome and he is research fellow of the research program Le Studium Biomedicaments at the Université François Rabelais of Tours(France). He was guest at the Centre Cavaillès of the Ecole Normale Supérieure of Paris, Postdoc Fellow at the Center for History and Philosophy of Science of the Boston University and Visiting Scholar at the Office for History of Science and Technology of the University of California, Berkeley. He is author of the book Chi ha paura dei vaccini? (Codice Edizioni 2016). He currently writes on the newspapers La Stampa and Repubblica.

Patrizia Hrelia

Ordinary Professor of Toxicology at the Alma Mater Studiorum, University of Bologna, President of the Italian Society of Toxicology, where she is involved in fighting against counterfeiting of medicines and health products and in promoting food safety.
She is the author of more than 180 works concerning preventive and translational medicine.

Silvana Hrelia

Silvana Hrelia is Professor of Biochemistry at Pharmacology School of Bologna.

Tim Hunt

Sir Tim Hunt was awarded the Nobel Prize for Medicine in 2001 for the discoveries of protein molecules that control the division of cells.
He works at the Cancer Research UK, London Research Institute, Clare Hall Laboratories, South Mimms, Herts EN6 3LD, U.K.
He became a fellow of the Royal Society in 1991 and a foreign associate of the US National Academy of Sciences in 1999. He was knighted in 2006.

Eric Kandel

Eric Kandel won the Nobel Prize for Medicine in 2000. His studies are about the fisiology of neuronal memory.

Luciano Lancioni

Giuliano Lancioni, is a Professor of Arabic Language and Literature at Roma Tre University, he deals with computational models of music and language.

Liuwe Tamminga

Liuwe Tamminga is considered one of the major specialists of sixteenth- and seventeenth-century Italian repertoires for organ. He is the organist of the historic organs at the Basilica of San Petronio in Bologna together with Luigi Ferdinando Tagliavini, where he plays the magnificent instruments by Lorenzo da Prato (1471-75) and Baldassarre Malamini (1596). He has recorded several compact discs, among them the complete works of Marc’Antonio Cavazzoni  (awarded the “Diapason d’Or,” Preis der Deutschen Schallplattenkritik 2005, Goldberg 5 stars); the complete Fantasies of Frescobaldi (best recording of Amadeus, March 2006 and Diapason 5 stars); “Mozart in Italia” (Preis der Deutschen Schallplattenkritik 2006 and Diapason 5 stars); and a recording dedicated to Andrea and Giovanni Gabrieli, together with L. F. Tagliavini (“Choc de la musique” and the International Prize  “Antonio Vivaldi” of the Cini Foundation in Venice, 1991). He is the curator of the San Colombano Museum – Tagliavini Collection.

Luo Ping

Luo Ping is Director of the Education Department of the Chinese Embassy.

Nicoletta Luppi

Nicoletta Luppi is Vice President and Managing Director of MSD Italia.

Alberto Mantovani

Alberto Mantovani graduated in Medicine and Surgery and specialized in Oncology; he is the Scientific Director of the IRCCS Istituto Clinico Humanitas and teaches at the Humanitas University. He received several national and international prices for his research activity. Since many years he is pointed out as one of the most quoted authors of the international scientific literature.

Claudio Marchetti

Professor Claudio Marchetti is a Specialist in Maxillofacial Surgery. He is a Maxillofacial Surgery Ordinary Professor at the University of Bologna. He is the Director of the Oral and Maxillofacial Operative Unit of the Sant’Orsola Polyclinic, Bologna.

Giuseppe Martorana

Giuseppe Martorana has been Professor of Urology at the University of Bologna since 1994. He is a national and international expert of Cancer Urology. He is promoter of advanced technologies like laparoscopy and robotic surgery in Urology. He is co-founder of SIURO (Società Italiana di Urologia Oncologica) established in 1990. He was President of the Società Italiana di Urologia. He was also President of the College of ordinary Urology Professors. He is founder and President of the Scientific Committee of SAMUR (Studi Avanzati Malattie Urologiche) Onlus Association.

Armando Massarenti

Armando Massarenti is in charge of the cultural supplement of the magazine “Il Sole 24 Ore”.

Umberto Mazzanti

Umberto Mazzanti is Vice President of the Association of Bolognaise Acupuncturist Doctors.

Mario Melazzini

Mario Melazzini is President of the Board of AIFA.

Clara Melloni

Clara Melloni studied Chinese Medicine at the Italian Acopuncture Society, Canton University and at the Quigong research institute of Beijing University.
In 2006 she was elected president of the Italian Federation of Integrated Medicine.

Gaetano Miccichè

Gaetano Miccichè is President of Banca IMI.

Francesca Milano

Francesca Milano is an expert in dentistry of the sleep.

Emilio Minelli

Emilio Minelli is in charge of the special courses of Acupuncture and Unconventional Medicine and Complementary Techniques at Milan University.

Luigi Naldini

Luigi Naldini is Director of the Istituto San Raffaele Telethon per la Terapia Genica (SR-Tiget), Director of the Divisione di Medicina Rigenerativa e Cellule Staminali of the Istituto San Raffaele; he is a member of the Scientific Committee for Research at the Istituto San Raffaele and Professor at the University Vita Salute San Raffaele.

Alessandro Nanni Costa

Alessandro Nanni Costa is General Manager of the National Centre for Transplants.

Manlio Nicoletti

Manlio Nicoletti is Medical Director of the Oculistic Unit at the Ospedale Maggiore of Bologna.

Domenico Nocera

Domenico Nocera is Computer Technician for Infracom Italia S.p.a.

Giuseppe Novelli

Giuseppe Novelli è is Dean of Tor Vergata University in Rome.

Luca Pani

Luca Pani is General Manager of the Drug’s Italian Agency (AIFA).

Gabriele Pelissero is the President of the Gruppo Ospedaliero San Donato.

Susi Pelotti

Susi Pelotti is Professor of Forensic Medicine at Bologna’s Law School.

Andrea Pession

Andrea Pession is Professor of Pediatrics and Director of the School of Specialization in General and Specialist Pediatrics at the University of Bologna.
He wrote six book and published over 489 articles reviewed by the Science Citation Index.

Antonio Pirodda

Antonio Pirodda is Professor at Bologna’s Medical School.

Giuseppe Plazzi

Giuseppe Plazzi is Professor of Neurology at Bologna’s University.

Eleonora Porcu

Eleonora Porcu is Associate Professor of Gynaecology and Obstetrics at the University of Bologna, and Responsible of the Struttura Semplice di Infertilità e Procreazione Medicalmente Assistita at the general hospital S. Orsola-Malpighi of Bologna. She is author of 215 international publications and 179 national publications.

Romano Prodi

Romano Prodi is President of the Fondazione per la Collaborazione tra i Popoli.

Claudio Rapezzi

Professor Claudio Rapezzi is Director of the Unità Complessa of Cardiology at the general hospital S. Orsola of Bologna and of the School of Cardiovascular System Diseases at the University of Bologna.
His research focus mostly on: clinic cardiology, cardiovascular physiopathology, diagnostics, electrocardiography, cardiac insufficiency and myocardium diseases. He is author of over 500 publications on national and international reviews, books and conventions acts.

Fabio Regazzi

Fabio Regazzi has a degree in piano, composition and electronic music. Since 1993 he has worked at the Department of Arts of the University of Bologna, where he is the Responsible of the Laboratory of Musical Computer Science. He is the Technical Director of the Laboratory “DoMuS” (Documentazione della Musica e dello Spettacolo) as an expert at audio-video transferring, digitalization and restoration from analog devices, in particular from tapes and vinyl discs.

Giuseppe Remuzzi

Giuseppe Remuzzi is “clara fama” Professor of Nephrology at the Department of Clinical and Biomedical Sciences of the University of Milan. From 1996 to 2013 he was Director of the Public-Private Department of Immunology and Transplant Clinic (a collaboration between Ospedali Riuniti and Istituto Mario Negri), and from 2011 to 2015 he was Director of the Department of Medicine at the Papa Giovanni XXIII Hospital (Bergamo). He is a member of the “Gruppo 2003”, the group of the most quoted authors of the international scientific literature (Institute for Scientific Information, Philadelphia).
He is the author of over 1290 publications on International Reviews and of 13 books; he also writes for the Corriere della Sera newspaper.

Walter Ricciardi

Walter Ricciardi is Professor of hygiene at the Faculty of Medicine and Surgery “A. Gemelli” of the Università Cattolica del Sacro Cuore.

Luigi Ricciardiello

Luigi Ricciardiello is a Gastroenterology Professor at the Medical and Surgical Science Department of  the University of Bologna. From 1997 to 2000 he was a Postdoctoral fellow at the University of California in San Diego and from 2005 to 2009 he was a Senior Research Associate at the Baylor University Medical Center of Dallas.  His scientific and clinical activity mainly concerns colon cancers. He is the President-elect of the National Societies Committee and of the United European Gastroenterology.

Massimo Scaccabarozzi

Massimo Scaccabarozzi is President and CEO of  Janssen Italia and Presidente of Farmindustria.

Giangiacomo Schiavi

Giangiacomo Schiavi is an Italian writer and journalist.

Renato Seracchioli

Director of the Gynecology and Phisiophatology of Reproduction Operative Unit of the  S.Orsola-Malpighi Polyclinic of Bologna.
He is also Associate Professor of Gynecology at the University of Bologna. He is interested in sterility and assisted reproductive technology. He is the author of more than  200 publications concerning sterility, assisted reproductive technology and minimally invasive gynecological surgery.

Vittorio Alessandro Sironi

Vittorio A. Sironi is a doctor, historian and anthropologist, specialized in neurosurgery and history of medicine. He teaches History of medicine and health care at the faculty of Medicine and Surgery of the University Milano Bicocca, where he is the Director of the “Centro studi sulla storia del pensiero biomedico” (www.cespeb.it).
He is the author of several essays about the history of Medicine, neurosciences and the popular cultures; he has founded and directs, together with Giorgio Cosmacini, the series History of medicine and health care for Laterzapublishers.

Piergiorgio Strata

Piergiorgio Strata is Emeritus Professor of Neurophysiology at the University of Turin. He was a researcher in Canberra and Chicago with the Nobel Prize John Eccles. He is Honorary Professor of Neurology at the Northwestern University of Chicago. He is a member of international Societies and Academies, like the Academia Europaea. National Academy of Sciences XL Medal in Physical and Natural Sciences and Premio Feltrinelli at the Accademia dei Lincei.
His research focuses on the functions of the cerebellum, memory and brain damage therapy. He is the author of over 250 publications on international scientific reviews, like P. Strata “La strana coppia Il rapporto mente-cervello da Cartesio alle neuroscienze” (2014, Carocci publishing house); G. Giorello and P. Strata (ed.) “L’automa spirituale. Menti, cervelli, computer” (1991, Laterza publishing house).

Marina Tadolini

Marina Tadolini is a  Doctor, Specialized in Infectious Diseases. She works internationally as an expert in Tuberculosis for the World Health Organization and the Global Fund. Since 2013 she has been a reference point  for Tuberculosis at the Infectious Disease Clinic, University Hospital Authority S. Orsola Polyclinic.

Marina Timoteo

Marina Timoteo is Professor at the University of Bologna, Director of the Istituto Confucio – Università di Bologna, Vice-principal at the School of Law at the University of Bologna and Director of AlmaLaurea.

Antonio Tosco

After graduating Law School he starts his career in the pharmaceutical area in 1986.
For 10 years he has worked as Director of the Terapeutic Area Fertility & Endocrinology at Merck Serono.
Since April 2011 he’s Health Outcomes & Market Access Director.
He’s Vice President of Farmindustria’s Biotechnologies Group.

Roberta Vannini

Roberta Vannini is Coordinator of Rehabilitation Area at Montecatone Rehabilitation Institute S.p.A.

Elena Vegni

Elena Vegni, Clinical Psychology Professor at the University of Milan, deals with doctor-patient communication as the principle theme of her research curriculum. She has published quantitative investigations through the use of Roter Interaction Analysis System, one of the most widely used instrument to study communication during a medical examination. She has also published quantitative investigations through the Interpretative Phenomenological Analysis, in order to evaluate how the relational processes may deposit on the life of both the patient and the doctor, representing a resource but also an obstacle. She has published (for Cortinapublishing house) together with Egidio Moja “La visita medica centrata sul paziente” (The medical examination centered on the patient) and translated “La comunicazione della malattia grave” by R. Buckman.

Carlo Verdone

Carlo Verdone is an Italian director, actor and screenwriter.
He won many prizes such as 9 David di Donatello and the Nastro d’Argento in 1980 for best emerging actor.

Carlo Vergani

Prof. Carlo Vergani graduated in 1963 in Medicine and Surgery. He studied with a scholarship at NATO at the Medical Centre of S. Francisco (University of California). He was Professor of Internal Medicine – Geriatrics from 1986 to 2010, Director of the Department of Internal Medicine from 2001 to 2007, Director of the Specialization School in Geriatrics from 2002 to 2008, Coordinator of the PhD in ageing physiopathology from 1999 to 2005 and from 2005 to 2008 at the University of Milan. He managed the Complex Unit of Geriatrics at the Foundation IRCCS Ca’ Granda Ospedale Maggiore Policlinico di Milano from 1993 to 2010. He was a member of the Health Council from 1997 to 2002. He published many articles on national and international medical reviews. He wrote La nuova longevità (Oscar Saggi Mondadori 1999), Note pratiche di diagnosi e terapia per l’anziano (Elsevier 2008). He is co-author of Ancora giovani per essere vecchi (Grandi Saggi Corriere della Sera 2014). In 2011, he was awarded with the gold medal from the city of Milan.

Pierluigi Viale

Pierluigi Viale is Professor of Infectus Diseases at Bologna’s University.

Claudio Vicini

Claudio Vicini is Professor of Maxillo- facial techniques at Parma’s University.

Claudio Vincelli

Claudio Vincelli is Commander of the Carabinieri Command for Healt’s Safeguard.

Wei Wei

Wei Wei is Professor at the University of Chinese Medicine of Beijing, and he is the Responsible of the PhD and post-PhD programs of the China Academy of Chinese Medical Sciences. He is Director of the Department of gastroenterology of the Wangjing hospital, he is the Responsible of the Key Laboratory of Chinese Medicine Treatment for the functional gastrointestinal tract diseases; he is the Academic Leader of the National Special Medical Center and National Special Priority Fields of Study and a member of the Advisory Board of the China Association of Chinese Medicine.

Wan Wenming

Wang Weming is Professor of Acupuncture at Liaoning’s Traditional Medicine School.

Zhu Xiaoxin

Zhu Xiaoxin is the Vice-president of the China Academy of Chinese Medical Sciences and he is a member of the Academic Committee of the China Academy of Chinese Medical Sciences. He is one of the main collaborators of Tu Youyou, and he took part in the research team that developed the project leading to the awarding of the Nobel Prize for Medicine in 2015. He keeps on developing the research field started with Prof. Tu Youyou, and now he deals with pharmacology and pharmacokinetics in the traditional Chinese Medicine (with particular attention to the vassal pharmacology) for the development and research of new drugs.

Rocco Maurizio Zagari

Rocco Maurizio Zagari is an Associate Professor of Gastroenterology at the Medical and Surgical Science Department of the University of Bologna. From 2005 to 2009 he was Research Fellow at the University of Leeds, Uk, Centre for Epidemiology and Biostatistics, obtaining a Master of Science in Epidemiology and Biostatistics. His research activity concerns the Helicobacter pylori infection and the diseases of the esophagus, stomach and duodenum.

Giovanni Zuliani

Giovanni Zuliani is Professor at Ferrara’s Medicine School.