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Conference on collaboration in the field of health education. Italian healthcare excellence in Washington

Date:

09/29/2018


Conference on collaboration in the field of health education. Italian healthcare excellence in Washington

Washington DC, 28 September 2018 - The Embassy of Italy hosted the Atlantis Connect conference. It is the first international conference of Atlantis, an organization that offers the possibility to American students about to start a medical training course the opportunity to spend a period in Hospital Departments of other countries. With more than 400 participants, Italy is the country with the largest number of American students participating in the programs.

The conference was attended by personalities from the world of medical education, including some from Italian centers of excellence (ASST Pope John XXIII of Bergamo, San Camillo Forlanini of Rome, University of Trieste, San Martino of Genoa, Istituto Giannina Gaslini of Genoa, ASST Great Metropolitan Hospital Niguarda of Milan, IRCCS San Raffaele of Milan and University of Pavia). The conference proceedings were closed by Professor Ranieri Guerra, Assistant Director General for Special Initiatives, WHO, and Chief Medical Officer at the Ministry of Health.

During a meeting with the Italian participants, held in the margins of the Conference, the President of the Istituto Giannina Gaslini of Genoa, Pietro Pongiglione, presented the Ambassador of Italy to the US, Armando Varricchio, the commemorative medal of the 80th anniversary of the foundation of the Genoese Hospital.

"The exchange and comparison of experiences between Italian and American excellence in all sectors, including that of training in the health field, is a fundamental part of the fabric of connections that daily enriches the thriving relationship between Italy and the United States of America" ​​- said Ambassador Varricchio.


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