On June 2nd, 2015, the city of Lushnja (Albania) hosted the first edition of the Scientific Conference on Thalassaemia at the City History Museum, with the participation of international prominent personalities in the field of clinical research, such as Prof. Adriana Ceci (Scientific Director of Consorzio per Valutazioni Biologiche e Farmacologiche and President of Gianni Benzi Pharmacological Research Foundation), Prof. Gaspare Adorno and Prof Francesco Brancati from the University of Rome “Tor Vergata”, Prof. Natale Capodicasa (President of the Association of donors in Tirana) and Prof. Aldo Brancati (Dean of the Faculty of Medicine, Università Nostra Signora del Buon Consiglio – UCNSBC of Tirana).
The Scientific Conference has been officially opened by the Chief Executive Officer of CVBF Albania, Donato Bonifazi, the Mayor, Fatos Tushe and the General Secretary of the “Associazione TALASSEMICI”, Mura Zenelaj.
The event was promoted by Consorzio per Valutazioni Biologiche e Farmacologiche (CVBF), Branch of Albania in collaboration with Università Cattolica “Nostra Signora del Buon Consiglio” of Tirana, a private university whose academic activities are implemented in collaboration with important Italian Universities (University of Bari “Aldo Moro”, University of Rome “Tor Vergata”, University of Milan, University of Bologna, University of Palermo, Catholic University of Milan).
On that occasion, Mr Bonifazi presented the CVBF activities and a poster of the DEEP project, a European research Project (FP7) coordinated by CVBF and comprising 28 recruiting sites located in 5 European Countries (Albania, Cyprus, Greece, Italy and United Kingdom) and 5 non-European Countries (Egypt, Lebanon, Marocco, Tunisia and Turkey), 16 scientific partners and a pharmaceutical group based in Canada.
To download the presentations of the scientific conference:
– D. Bonifazi, Consorzio per Valutazioni Biologiche e Farmacologiche
– A. Zaka, Dita nderkombetare e luftes kunder Talasemise (in Albanian)
– A. Ceci, M. Kreka, Nuove terapie farmacologiche nella talassemia
– G. Adorno, La terapia trasfusionale nella talassemia
– F. Brancati, La genetica della talassemia
– N. Capodicasa, La donazione volontaria del sangue
More details on the event and the related agenda are available here.