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What is Ticino's contribution in medical research?

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Medical research in Switzerland is the epitome of high quality. Does the same thing apply to its Italian speaking region? Could Ticino play an important role in the country thanks to some of its excellence? How will the new USI Faculty of Biomedical Sciences change the scenario? How important is the existence of a fertile ecosystem for research?

On November 27, at 5:30 pm in the Lugano campus auditorium, politicians, institutions, the world of university, research, pharmaceutical industry, and public and private health, will convene to talk about the current situation and perspectives of medical research in Southern Switzerland, and its role as a driver for cantonal healthcare.

This will be the fourth encounter of the series promoted by Fondazione Epatocentro, in collaboration with EOC and USI, with the aim of bringing together annually institutions, politicians, public and private organisations, for an open discussion on relevant themes for the development of healthcare in Ticino. Here is a list of the themes and the related speakers: 

Paolo Beltraminelli, State Councillor and DSS Director (Health and Social Services): The role of medical research in increasing the quality of Ticino’s health system, the strategy to boost research in our Canton

Boas Erez, Rector of Università della Svizzera italiana: The importance of collaboration among institutions to develop research in support of quality medical care in Ticino.

Giovan Maria Zanini, Cantonal Pharmacist and Chair of the Cantonal Ethics Committee: The framework conditions and the point of view of the cantonal ethics committee

Giorgio Calderari, President Farma Industria Ticino: The role of the pharmaceutical industry in supporting medical research

Andrea Alimonti, Laboratory Director of the Institute of Oncology Research IOR-USI: The role of tumour immune response in the regulation of resistance to antineoplastic therapy

Andreas Cerny, Director Fondazione Epatocentro Ticino: Patients database: a major tool for progress in research and analysis of the situation in Ticino

Alessandra Franzetti Pellanda, President of the Scientific Committee of the Clinica Luganese Moncucco: Promoting clinical research in a private non-profit clinic: why and how

The event will be moderated by Giovanni Pellegri, Head of L’ideatorio, Università della Svizzera italiana USI

More information at https://mailchi.mp/41bd716fe8e4/invito_conferenza_ricerca-medica_27112018?e=84f4e03746