Fondazione G. Monasterio CNR Regione Toscana
Dr. Alessia Pepe graduated in Medicine in 1999 at University of Palermo, Italy where she also completed her postgraduate cardiological training in 2003 and radiological training in 2014. In 2007 she obtained the Ph.D. in “Non invasive diagnostic imaging of cardiovascular disease with 3D techniques” at the University of Palermo. Since 2006 she has been working at Cardiovascular MR Unit, Fondazione Monasterio - National Research Council, Pisa and Massa, Italy where more than 2500 patients are clinically scanned every year in the whole field of the cardiology using 1.5 and 3.0 T. Since 2014 she is the co-director of the MRI Cardiovascular MRI Unit in Pisa and she is the head for the CMR educational training in FTGM. Since 2015 she is contract professor at University of Palermo.
Her main research interest is about the application of CMR in rare disease, specifically restrictive cardiomyopathies, sclerodermia and emoglobinopathies. Since 2006 she is the PI of the MIOT (Myocardial Iron Overload in Thalassemia) and E-MIOT network (Extension-MIOT) involving 66 thalassemia centers and 10 standardized MRI sites where more than 8000 MRI scans were performed and where clinical and instrumental data from more than 2700 patients are collected in a central web based data base from the birth to the last MRI follow up. This data base is recognized as one of the biggest of the world in hemoglobinopathies and it has permitted to her Institution to go in within the European Reference Network.
She was the Director of 12 CMR meetings/courses and she was invited at more than 80 national and international congresses.
Her scientific work on MRI includes 95 peer-reviewed publications (contemporary H-index 22), 6 textbooks chapters, more than 500 communications in international meetings and one international patent.
Thursday, February 7
6:15 PM – 7:10 PM
Saturday, February 9
3:20 PM – 2:00 AM