Diana Bracco opens the Global Health and Innovation Forum

Diana Bracco, acting as President of the Advanced Life Sciences in Italy (ALISEI) National Cluster, opened the first Global Health & Innovation Forum, organized by ALISEI at Expo 2020 Dubai.


"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."


"As United Arab Emirates we are much more than engaged in life sciences and innovation in health, in this sense we are open to partnership" says Sara Al Amiri, Minister of Science and Advanced Technology of the United Arab Emirates, in his speech at the Health Innovation Global Forum.


The forum featured 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 was Professor Sir Mark Caulfield, CEO of Barts Life Sciences, Queen Mary University of London, who talked 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 was 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.