The two recognitions – best presentation and best poster – show the commitment of Cardiocentro in cardiac research. The scientific strategy to grow in fundamental research is the only way to guarantee a better quality in cardiac disease treatments.
The event, sponsored by Università della Svizzera Italiana (USI) and Ente Ospedaliero Cantonale (EOC), took place last 10th March at the Aula Magna-USI. This 7th edition confirms its value as a precious moment of meeting and confronting over the future of scientific research in the medical field in Canton Ticino: first of all clinical research but also basic research, more and more involved in translational processes which impact therapies.
As far as Cardiocentro is concerned, the research activity develops both in the context of different hospital services as well as in the different research groups active at SIRM (Swiss Institute for Regenerative Medicine) in Taverne.
The prize for the best poster has been given to Fabrizio Vaghi of the Rehabilitation and Preventive Cardiology Service. The paper (signed also by Paolo Di Muro, Paolo Maone and Tommaso Oriani, Dr. Mauro Capoferri, dept. head of the service and Prof. Tiziano Moccetti, head of the Cardiology service) is about the use of vectorial Body Impedance Assessment to obtain data of clinical interest for the body evaluation in heart surgery patients who follow a rehabilitation path.
Best oral presentation prize was for Vanessa Biemmi of the Cellular and Molecular Cardiology Laboratory active at SIRM, a group composed of Enea Pianezzi, Sara Bolis, Giuseppina Milano, Alessandra Ciullo, Claudia Altomare and Elisabetta Cervio, coordinated by Lucio Barile and the supervisor Prof. Giuseppe Vassalli.
Biemmi’s report presented a study on the role of exosomes (extracellular micro vesicles) during the inflammation phase of the myocardial heart attack.
The research was carried out in collaboration with the Cellular and Biomedical Technologies Laboratory of Cardiocentro, active at SIRM and coordinated by Tiziano Tallone.