11th September 2020, Friday
Scientific Session 7 - Viral infections in Immunocompromised Patients
Viral Infections in Immunocompromised Patients
Paolo Grossi is Professor of Infectious Diseases and director of the residency programs in Infectious Diseases the School of Medicine University of Insubria, Varese, Italy. From February 2001 he is the Director of the Infectious and Tropical Diseases Unit of the ASST-Sette Laghi of Varese, Italy, where, starting from April 2009 he is the Director of the Department of Transplantation.
The main research interest is in the field of infectious complications in solid organ transplant recipients and he participated to many research project in this area. He is author or co-author of more than 200 publications in the field of infectious disease in immunocompromised patients. He was involved, since its beginning, in the clinical program of heart and lung transplantation, started in Italy in November 1985, with the position of consultant in infectious diseases. His research programs are on epidemiology, clinical presentation, natural history, immunological basis and treatment strategies of infections following solid organ transplantation. Furthermore, starting from 1999 he is the advisor for all infectious diseases related problems at the Italian National Centre for Transplantation in Italy and covers the role of “second opinion” for all organ donors with potentially transmissible infectious diseases. Since 2001 he is a member of the Steering Committee of the program of Liver, kidney, kidney-pancreas, Lung and Heart transplantation in HIV+ individuals in Italy. He was also involved in many research programs on epidemiology, cost evaluation and experimental use of new anti-retroviral drugs for HIV infected individuals. Since the beginning of his career he was involved in diagnosis and treatment of infectious complications of haematological patients, particularly adult and pediatric HSCT recipients. He is the chair of the ESCMID Study Group on infections in Immunocompromised Host (ESGICH). He is currently the past Chair of the ID Council of ISHLT. In July 2013 he was nominated member of the WHO International Health Regulations Roster of Experts, as an expert in Essential health technologies (Transplantation services).
Finally he was responsible of the chapter on the risk of transmission of Infectious Diseases of the Guide on Quality and Safety of Organs for Transplantation of the Council of Europe (5th, 6th and 7th edition).