surgeon, Catholic University Hospital, Rome, Italy, Roma, N/A, ItalyBorn in 1954, he lives in Rome – where he has been working as a surgeon at the Catholic University Hospital since 1980. He has been interested in the area of venous access for parenteral nutrition since the early 80’s, being one of the founding members of SINPE, the Italian Society of Parenteral and Enteral Nutrition. From 1990 on, he has focused most of his clinical and scientific activity upon central venous access devices, becoming one of the leading national experts in this area. In 1998 he founded the Italian Group for Long Term Venous Access (GAVeCeLT). At present, he is Professor of Surgery at the Catholic University, where he is Clinical Coordinator for the Vascular Access Service (he personally inserts approximately 1,000 venous access devices per year). Since 1980, he is also Researcher of the Italian National Research Council (Consiglio Nazionale delle Ricerche, CNR). Since 2000, he organizes and coordinates all the educational activities of GAVeCeLT (approx. 30 conference/courses per year, plus a national congress every other year). In 2005, he was one of the founding members of the European Vascular Access Network (EVAN). He is an active member of several scientific societies, including ESPEN, AVA and the WoCoVA Foundation. In 2009, he received the Suzanne Herbst Award for Excellence in Vascular Access.
Breakout Sessions - Group B (Repeat)
11:00 AM - 11:30 AM
Room: National Harbor 10-11
CE Hours: 1.2 per two (2) 30-minute sessions
surgeon, Catholic University Hospital, Rome, Italy, Roma, N/A, Italy