Last week, ID-CARE Team Member Lorenzo Maria Canziani headed to Rimini for the 124th National Congress of the Italian Society of Internal Medicine (SIMI).
SIMI, founded in 1887, is the oldest Italian medical society aims to encourage the adoption of scientific, cultural, practical and social initiatives specific to Internal Medicine, through annual programs of training activities, the awarding of scholarships to deserving young researchers, as well as the promotion and financing of scientific research.
The National Congresses of the SIMI have been running for over a century, providing training and information-sharing for internal medicine specialists alongside prestigious showcases for the presentation of clinical and translational research results in the various fields of Internal Medicine, the ideal training ground and platform for the cultural and professional growth of entire generations of Italian internists.
This year, the SIMI hosted its 124th National Congress at the Palacongressi in Rimini, Italy. The ID-CARE Team, represented by Lorenzo Maria Canziani, presented their research from the ORCHESTRA project. Lorenzo discussed the recent publication “Clinical phenotypes and quality of life to define post-COVID-19 syndrome: a cluster analysis of the multinational, prospective ORCHESTRA cohort”.
“This meeting gathers the whole community of internal medicine physicians of Italy. From a scientific point of view, it’s an opportunity for disseminating our results and seeking potential collaborations” says Lorenzo. “But Long COVID is first and foremost an unmet clinical need: many physicians are trying to ameliorate the quality of life of these patients.”
During the closing ceremony, Lorenzo was presented with a certificate for Best Oral Presentation.
“SIMI is an important institution that welcomes scientific input from many Italian scientific groups: I’m very honoured for this special mention. It underlines the value of our work and all the people in our group. The interest from SIMI and from other attendees shows us that what we are doing is valuable for other groups and, most importantly, for the patients”.
The ORCHESTRA project coordinated by Prof. Tacconelli and the ID-CARE team at the University of Verona, is funded by the European Union’s Horizon 2020 research and innovation programme and started on December 2020 with the aim of tackling the coronavirus pandemic.
The project involves 37 partners from 15 countries, establishing an international large-scale-cohort to generate rigorous evidence in the field of prevention and treatment of SARS-CoV-2 infection. The identification of clinical and laboratory predictors to reduce severity and hospitalization of COVID-19 and to prevent long COVID are among the main objectives of the project. Find out more: https://www.id-care.net/projects/orchestra-