The University of Modena and Reggio Emilia will host the celebration of the
third centennial of the publication of the "De Morbis Artificum Diatriba"
(Modena, 1700-2000). The event CELEBRATING BERNARDINO RAMAZZINI'S HERITAGE
has been promoted by the Chair of Occupational Health of the University of
Modena and Reggio Emilia, the Department of Occupational Health Clinica Del
Lavoro L.Devoto of the University Of Milan, the ICOH Scientific Committee
"History of Prevention of Occupational and Environmental Diseases", the
National Institute for Occupational Safety and Prevention of Rome, the
Institute of Research Salvatore Maugeri Foundation of Pavia.
The observation of the relationship between occupational hazards and
diseases dates back to several centuries ago, but only in the final years of
the 17th century a systematic description of the diseases according to their
occupational causes allowed improvement of knowledge in this field. That is
why Ramazzini is the worldwide recognized "Father of Occupational Medicine".
Bernardino Ramazzini was born in Carpi, a small town near Modena, on October
4, 1633. On invitation from duke Francesco d'Este he was appointed Chair of
Theory of Medicine in 1682. He then taught for thirty-two years: in this
period his interest as a scholar was attracted by several topics, but he
focused his attention mainly on workers' health problems. For nearly as many
years he investigated the subject in depth, visiting workplaces (Ego quidem
... neque indecorum credidi in viliores Officinas pedem quandoque immittere,
& ... Artium Mechanicarum secreta contemplari), observing workers'
activities and discussing with workers illnesses they were affected by
(..liceat quoque interrogationem hanc adiicere, & quam artem exerceat).
Date: May 12, 2000
"Bernardino Ramazzini" Hall, Faculty of Medicine - Policlinico - Largo del
Pozzo, 71 - Modena (Italy).
The Morning Programme (9-13.30) includes:
Opening address by C. PELLACANI, Rector of University of Modena and Reggio
Emilia and by M. PONZ DE LEON, Dean of Faculty of Medicine
The ICOH Scientific Committee on "History of occupational and
environmental diseases" by A. GRIECO
Bernardino Ramazzini's role as the Father of Occupational Medicine in an
international perspective by J.F. CAILLARD
The modernity of Ramazzini's thought by G. FRANCO
The health of chiefs and workers into the third millennium... have we
failed Ramazzini? By M. HARRINGTON
The "De Morbis Artificum Diatriba" editions since 1700 and their heritage
by F. CARNEVALE, A. BALDASSERONI
Presentation of the latest Portuguese edition of the "De Morbis Artificum
Diatriba" by R. FACCI
The Collegium Ramazzini: perpetuating the legacy of the Master by C.
Historical Lecture: the figure of Bernardino Ramazzini by G. ARMOCIDA
New trends of research in occupational health:
The international perspective by P.A. BERTAZZI
New trends of research in occupational health:
The Italian perspective by A. MOCCALDI, S. IAVICOLI
Working without limits - SALTSA initiatives on the health effects of the
New Labour Market by C. HOGSTEDT
Disability and work by E. CAPODAGLIO
Concluding remarks by A. GRIECO, A. MOCCALDI and G. FRANCO.
The Afternoon Programme (15.30-17.30) includes a guided tour throughout
manuscripts and books by Bernardino Ramazzini at the Estense Library, Modena
by P. ORTOLANI
Participation is free of charge. Participants are kindly requested to
confirm their participation before April 26, 2000 by fax (+39 059 270866)
by e-mail (firstname.lastname@example.org or email@example.com) providing us with: Name,
Institution, complete address.
How to reach Modena
BY PLANE. Bologna's airport "Guglielmo Marconi" is linked to the Modena bus
station by an ATCM bus service. Tickets (20.000 ITL) can be purchased on the
bus starting from h 6.15 (arrival h 7.10) and ending at h 20.45 (arrival h
21.40). Furthermore, Bologna's airport is linked to the Bologna railway
station by a coach service called "Aerobus FOLLOW ME" departing every 30
minutes. The service starts at h 6.00 and ends at h 23.20. The trip lasts
about 25 minutes. The ticket costs 6000 ITL and can be purchased on the
BY TRAIN. The trains from Bologna to Modena leave every half an hour and
arrive at the destination in 20 minutes.The fastest trains (Intercity or
Eurostar) leaving Milano or Bologna stop at Modena railway station. Please
note that Intercity or Eurostar trains require a special ticket.
BY CAR. Coming from north (A22 Brennero highway; A1 Milano-Roma), exit at
"Modena Nord". Out of the highway, take the "Tangenziale" road to the town
centre (follow the sign "Policlinico"). Coming from south, the exit "Modena
Sud" is recommended. Take Vignolese Street and proceed to "Policlinico".
Participants can book their accommodation at the following recommended
HOTEL DAUNIA, Via del Pozzo 158, 41100 Modena, Phone +39-059371182 o Fax
+39-059374807. Hotel Daunia's staff will be pleased to provide help in
arranging accommodation in other hotels.
For any information please contact Simona Pedretti or Daniela Fano at the address/phone/e-mail provided below.
Chair and Postgraduate School of Occupational Health
University of Modena and Reggio Emilia
Largo del Pozzo
71 - 41100 Modena
Phone: +39 059 422645
Fax: +39 059 270866
e-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org; email@example.com
Department of Occupational Health - Clinica del Lavoro L.
Devoto University of Milan
Via S. Barnaba
8 - 20122 Milano
Phone: +39 02 5511610
Fax: +39 02 55187172
e-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org Email: email@example.com, firstname.lastname@example.org
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