Bologna, the Festival of Medical Sciences is back from attendance – what to do

Bologna, April 27, 2022 – Knowledge in the field of Care Based on research Once again as the protagonist under two towers. The ‘home’ of Nobel laureates (hosted up to 22 people over time), and Medical Science Festival It’s reaching its eighth edition, and this time it’s finally in attendance after a drama Corona virus disease. Appointment from May 12-14 at aula magna in Santa Lucia, but also in webcasting, the format that last year made it possible to reach users in 23 countries, and exceeded 1.4 million views. the event Designed by Fabio Roversi Monaco Promoted by the Foundation for Promotion and Study from Science medicalIn collaboration with the University of Bologna and with the support of the Intesa Sanpaolo Group.

During the three days they will alternate in three phases – Aula Magna, Aula Absidale, and Virtual Aula International speakers to present new studies, roundtables and master’s lectures. The 2022 edition presents another novelty, namely the cooperation with the Karolinska Institutet, one of the most important university institutions in the world: representatives of the Institute will attend as speakers and the 2012 Nobel Prize in Chemistry Brian Kobelka.


The Trait From the eighth edition, “Education to Care: Teaching and Learning,” emphasizes the need to combine each individual’s will to care for themselves with the benefits that the latest Therapeutic methods. “On the one hand, if medicine has made progress in all respects, on the other hand, the patient often experiences anxiety and distrust towards him – he explains Roversi Monaco -. The Advances in the scientific medical fieldWith the contribution of technology, the gap has increased, especially in communication, between researcher and clinician, and thus between clinician and patient. An important example of this dynamic is the Covid-19 vaccine, which has divided the population into “believers and not”.

We will also talk about diabetic – pathology affecting more than 400 million people worldwide – and cutting edge research, thanks to the presence of prominent Italian and Swedish experts, including Per-Olof Berggren, Professor of Experimental Endocrinology and Nobel Assembly Member at Karolinska Institutet, and Stefano del Prato, President of EASD (European Association for the Study of Diabetes) and President of the European Foundation for the Study of Diabetes.

still: Artificial intelligence and the digital transformation of medical care and research, into neurobiology, with the presentation of studies on Cognitive impairment in the elderlyfor dreams and their meaning in medicine, to study genome modifications to treat diseasesImpact of the epidemic on mental health, consequences of climate change on child health.

A special focus, in line with the fil rouge Educating for Care, will be devoted to comparisons between professionals in medical education, how to read data in the health sector, how decisions are made, medical responsibility and informed choices.


Among the guests of the eighth session of the festival, Massimo Scacabarozzihead of Farmindustria; Filippo AgnelliPresident of the National Federation of Physicians, Surgeons and Dentists Unions; Maria Laura CostaninoChair of the MEDTEC School Course in Medicine and Surgery, jointly established by the University of Humanitas and Politecnico di Milano; Robert Alexandera physician and researcher in the field of information technology applied to the digital transformation of medical aid and research; Michele ColajaniProfessor of Computer Engineering at the University of Bologna; Carlo CombiProfessor, Department of Computer Science, University of Verona; Arnaldo Benigni, Professor of Neurosurgery and Neurology at the University of Zurich; Pietro PetriniSurgeon, specialist in psychiatry. Luigi NaldiniProfessor of Histology and Director of the San Raffaele Telethon Institute for Gene Therapy (SR-Tiget), Milan; Nicolas Magerini, President of AIFA. Giovanni Di Girolamo, Level II Medical Director and Head of the Special Operations Unit for Epidemiology and Evaluation of Psychiatry at IRCCS’ Fatebenefratelli in Brescia; Tobias AlfvinDepartment of Global Public Health at Karolinska Institutet and a pediatrician at Sachs Hospital for Children and Youth in Stockholm; Giuseppe AmatoAttorney general.

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