President at European League Against Pain (EULAP)
Graduated in Medicine in Roma (Italy), in 1973, I started the academic career in the same University, in the Department of Anesthesiology and Intensive Care. Three years later I moved to the University of L’Aquila (Italy), where in 1985 I became Chairman of the Anesthesiology and Pain Medicine Department. At the end of 2010 I was engaged as General Manager of a public company, part of the national Health Care Service. For this reason, in 2011 I left the University, as Chairman and Full Professor of Anesthesiology and Pain Medicine. At the moment I am President of the Paolo Procacci Foundation and of the European League Against Pain, and involved in research and education on Pain Medicine.
Other professional activities
As a member of the scientific community, I have published few hundred papers and chapters of books, and edited over 30 books. Since 1974 I have been involved, at different levels, in few scientific societies. In 1993 I have been one of the Founding Members of the EFIC, of which I have been Member of the Executive Board for 21 years, also serving as President (2008-2011).