Art, culture, health and wellness

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18 October 2021

Art, culture, health and wellness - The role played by art and cultural participation on health: an overview.
This is the theme of the first encounter dedicated to "Culture and Health", the course offered to the public by USI Faculty of Biomedical Sciences carried out in collaboration with the Cultural Division of the City of Lugano and IBSA Foundation for Scientific Research.
The first lecture will be held on Monday, 18 October 2021, featuring Enzo Grossi, professor, culture and health expert and author of "Cultura e salute, la partecipazione culturale come strumento per un nuovo welfare";, in dialogue with Graziano Martignoni, Professor at the Department of Business Administration of SUPSI and Emiliano Albanese, Professor of Public Health, at the Faculty of Biomedical Sciences of USI.

The lecture will be introduced and moderated by Prof. Enzo Grossi, author of "Cultura e salute, la partecipazione culturale come strumento per un nuovo welfare", and it will include an introductory key-note speech on the theme of the lecture.
The key-note will provide the starting point for a face-to-face discussion between Graziano Martignoni, Professor at the Department of Business Administration, Health and Social Affairs of the University of Applied Sciences of Southern Switzerland (SUPSI) and Emiliano Albanese, Professor of Public Health, at the Institute of Public Health (IPH), Faculty of Biomedical Sciences, Università della Svizzera italiana.

The encounter will take place from 6 pm to 7:30 pm in the USI East campus Multipurpose Hall.

Lesson content

The evidence on the role of cultural participation in health promotion is mainly based on observational studies. Although sidelined until 10-15 years ago by the more traditional epidemiological entourage, observational studies have seen a significant increase in interest from the scientific community, both public and private, thanks to new methodological contributions in recent years. This module will shine a light on the main studies conducted in various countries on the role of cultural participation in the promotion of health status. The evidence available is convergent and unanimously supporting the significant role of cultural participation in extending lifespan and preventing min chronic degenerative diseases.

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Graziano Martignoni

Physician, psychiatrist and FMH psychotherapist, he is a professor at the Department of Business Administration, Health and Social Affairs of the University of Applied Sciences of Southern Switzerland. In addition, he has taught General Psychopathology at the Institute of Psychology of the Faculty of Arts of the University of Fribourg.

Emiliano Albanese

MD, MPH, PhD, FMH: Full Professor of Public Health, Institute of Public Health (IPH), Faculty of Biomedical Sciences, Università della Svizzera italiana; Associate Professor of Public Mental Health and Director of the WHO Collaborating Centre for Research and Training in Mental Health, at the Faculty of Medicine, University of Geneva; member of the Foundation Board of the Swiss School of Public Health+.

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