The future starts here. As Official Gold Sponsor of the Italy Pavilion, the Bracco Group will be among the companies featured in Health and Wellness Week, one of the ten thematic events at Expo 2020 Dubai. It will do so with an invitation to “look beyond”, with major initiatives aimed at enhancing the Italian model of research in the field of life sciences. Entitled #BeyondLifeSciences, the Diana Bracco-led Group, a global leader in diagnostic imaging, will shine the spotlight at the global meeting place of the World Expo on the latest discoveries in medical research and scientific innovation. Cutting-edge solutions in the field of health, safety and prevention will be presented, taking the application of artificial intelligence to diagnostic imaging as a starting point.
“Expo 2020 Dubai has reaffirmed the centrality of life sciences in the current economic and social context and the need to move in a collaborative, public-private, and multilateral approach. Our partnership with the Bracco Group enables us to bring the somewhat unique Italian model of science and expertise to the debate and discussion of experiences that we are hosting and facilitating these few months,” said the Commissioner-General for Italy at Expo Dubai, Paolo Glisenti.
On January 31 Diana Bracco, acting as President of the Advanced Life Sciences in Italy (ALISEI) National Cluster, will open the first Global Health & Innovation Forum, organized by ALISEI at Expo 2020 Dubai. It will feature internationally renowned institutional and scientific speakers such as: Maria Cristina Messa, Italian Minister of University and Research; Sara Al Amiri, UAE Minister of Science and Advanced Technology; Maria Cristina Russo, Director for Global Approach & International Cooperation in R&I at the European Commission. The keynote speaker will be Professor Sir Mark Caulfield, CEO of Barts Life Sciences, Queen Mary University of London, who will talk about “Precision Medicine – transforming healthcare” together with Ilaria Capua, Director of the One Health Centre of Excellence, University of Florida. During the second part of the Forum, a round table discussion will be held with other eminent speakers such as: Paola Testori Coggi, T20 Italy, Global Health & Covid Task Force; Lorenzo Wittum, Representative of B20 Italy, Health & Life Sciences Task Force; and Smita Srinivas, National Center for Biological Sciences, Tata Research Institute, India.
“As we all know, the world has changed radically since the Covid-19 pandemic began,” stated Diana Bracco, President of the ALISEI Cluster and Chairman & CEO of the Bracco Group. “Facing the crisis has been an unprecedented challenge in terms of health and society, with very high human and economic costs. However, it has also represented a turning point, finally putting health at the center of social and economic planning for the future at a national and international level. This international meeting aims to provide a platform for joint discussion of the advances in medical science and technology and their crucial role in promoting the sustainability and resilience of health systems, in both advanced and developing countries. The challenge is now to keep moving forward by initiating a profound change in the way we all look at research and healthcare.” Diana Bracco concluded: “I would like to remind you that the intention at ALISEI is to transform the Global Forum into an annual event to take regular stock of the new frontiers of innovation in the field of Health & Life Sciences.”
On February 1, again at the Italy Pavilion at Expo 2020 Dubai, the UAE, Israel and Italy have organized another major event focused on the theme of “Artificial Intelligence & Cybersecurity for Human Health”. The speakers will include H.E. Roberto Speranza, Italian Minister of Health; H.E. Omar Sultan Al Olama, UAE Minister of Artificial Intelligence and Digital Economy; and H.E. Nitzan Horowitz, Israeli Minister of Health. An opportunity to discuss crucial issues such as the geopolitical impact on the security of health data and how fair, ethical and secure AI technologies can serve human needs.