MISSION

Clinical activity

Implementation of appropriate preventive measures, early diagnosis, and effective evidence based therapy of severe infectious diseases is the major objective of the ID CARE. The center covers both outpatients and inpatients settings (40-bed unit). The ambulatory settings target diagnosis and management of HIV infection, viral hepatitis, tuberculosis, osteomyelitis / spondylodiscitis, secondary infections following solid organ transplant and maternal and neonatal infections. An infectious disease consultancy service is also provided for all wards / clinics / day hospitals in the two hospitals of the AOUI (Borgo Trento and Borgo Roma). Project manager, clinical research assistant and ID residents and clinicians actively collaborate to conduct clinical trials that provide patients with access to new, effective, experimental therapies for severe infections.

Azienda Ospedaliera Universitaria Integrata: https://www.ospedaleuniverona.it/ecm/home

Centro Mistra: Centro Multidisciplinare per le Infezioni Sessualmente TRAsmesse https://www.centromistra.com/

Research goals

The translational approach is the trademark of infectious disease research at the ID CARE. Our primary focus is to understand the unmet needs of patients and develop clinical protocols to answer these questions. Preferred studies are those linking results to an effective change in the clinical approach and treatment of infectious disease with clear benefits for patients. Research activities are therefore closely integrated with education (residency and medical school) and clinical practice.

The ID CARE has a long history of coordination and participation to multicentre clinical trials at international level. Our areas of scientific interest range from epidemiological to therapy. The Division is actively involved in studies to reduce the burden of antimicrobial resistance and the SARS-CoV-2 infection (therapy and vaccination) Other area of research are prevetnion and treatment of infections in immunocompromised and transplant patients; HIV infection and other sexually transmitted diseases; and fungal infection.

Teaching activity

Teaching activity is provided both for the students of the Master of Science in Medicine and Surgery as well as to students attending diploma courses such as that of the Nursing and Midwifery Professions (Verona, Vicenza and Legnago hub). The post graduate course in Infectious Diseases is an integral component of the Division of Infectious Diseases within the Verona University Hospital and the teaching of infectious diseases is incorporated into the curriculum of numerous other postgraduate courses offered by the University of Verona, including that organised by the Doctoral School in Life and Health Sciences.

Università di Verona: https://www.univr.it/it/