Rapporto Scientifico

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Rapporto Scientifico

Scientific Research Advisory Board (ABREOC) Indietro

The Scientific Research Advisory Board of the EOC (ABREOC) was set up as an advisory body in October 2007 and to coordinate the research in the EOC Hospitals.

ABREOC aims at improving knowledge in the medical and nursing fields by:
  • Fostering research within the EOC
  • Promoting collaboration with both national and international research institutions
  • Encouraging the creation of research centres in specific sectors
  • Creating the appropriate conditions for the greatest possible integration between research and its clinical applications
  • Encouraging interdisciplinary research.
ABREOC operates in accordance with the current legislation, taking into account the recommendations of the Swiss Academy of Medical Sciences and the Cantonal Ethics Committee. The EOC medical staff may submit to ABREOC research projects, requiring funding, to be carried out in the EOC Hospitals.

ABREOC has the following specific tasks:
  • To propose the general guidelines for research to be carried out in the Hospitals, taking into account local interests, skills, initiatives and activities
  • To identify the sectors or new areas in which to promote or continue research
  • To create the general necessary conditions to foster research
  • To provide an assessment of the scientific value of research projects for which the EOC funding is requested, paying particular attention to how the project fits with the EOC vision and mission
  • To inform, in line with the available budget, about funding grants for research projects not covered by external funding
  • To assess, when consulted by the EOC Head Office or local management, the scientific value of studies or scientific research not funded by the EOC and their consistency with the EOC vision and mission
  • To regularly collect all necessary information regarding research authorised by and carried out within the EOC from the Cantonal Ethics Committee.

ABREOC Members
Fabrizio Barazzoni MD, MPH, Chief Medical Officer of the Medical Area - EOC Head Office, Head of the EOC Academic Education, Research and Innovation Area (AFRI), ABREOC Chairman

Manuela Sarti MD, Oncology Specialist, Head of Research Service of the EOC Academic Education, Research and Innovation Area (AFRI), coordinator of the ABREOC Secretariat.
Colette Balice, MSc, Specialist Nurse and Scientific Collaborator - EOC Nursing Area
Prof. Enos Bernasconi MD, Deputy-Head of Internal Medicine, Regional Hospital of Lugano
Prof. Franco Cavalli MD, IOSI Scientific Director, Bellinzona
Prof. Dimitri Christoforidis MD, Deputy-Head of Surgery - Regional Hospital of Lugano
Prof. Paola Di Giulio, member of the professional skill teaching staff (SUPSI) - Department of Health (DSAN)
Prof. Augusto Gallino MD, Consultant in Cardiology - Regional Hospital of Bellinzona and Valli
Prof. Alain Kaelin MD PhD, Head of Department, NSI - Regional Hospital of Lugano
Piergiorgio Mombelli MD, Consultant in Internal Medicine - Regional Hospital of Locarno
Alberto Pagnamenta MD, PD, MSc Head of Intensive Care Medicine Service - Regional Hospital of Mendrisio
Prof. Gian Paolo Ramelli MD, Head Doctor of Paediatrics - Regional Hospital of Bellinzona and Valli
ABREOC studies
From 2008 to 2016, 93 out of 159 clinical and translational studies submitted to the EOC Scientific Research Advisory Board were funded by the Scientific Fund.
The funds allocated by ABREOC since 2008, when the first funding was awarded, are specified below:

The tables linked to the “Report” (Appendices 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7 and 8) list the projects that received funding with the state of progress indicated for each project: either concluded (with a publication or a final report) or underway: Click here

Click the link below to see more details about the ABREOC chapter

Ultimo aggiornamento: 03 agosto 2017