11th Research and Innovation Day in Human Medicine of Southern Switzerland


Institutional Communication Service

3 June 2022

The Clinical Trial Unit (CTU) EOC, the Academic Training, Research and Innovation Area (AFRI) EOC and Università della Svizzera italiana (USI) promoted today the 11th Research and Innovation Day in Human Medicine of Southern Switzerland, a hybrid event held at the East Campus of Università della Svizzera italiana.  

The much-awaited annual event aims to bring together all those involved in clinical, nursing, epidemiological, translational and basic research in medicine and biomedicine in Southern Switzerland. The day was held in a hybrid-mode with guests and speakers in attendance at USI East Campus Lugano. At the same time, registered participants followed the event both in attendance and remotely, viewing throughout the day the sessions of greatest interest.  

After official greetings from the General Director of Ente Ospedaliero Cantonale (EOC), Glauco Martinetti, and the Dean of the Faculty of Biomedical Sciences of Università della Svizzera italiana, Prof. Giovanni Pedrazzini, and after the sponsors' appreciation, the event got into full swing by presenting the best research in medicine and biomedicine carried out in Southern Switzerland.  

The day featured four Keynote Lectures, which focused on the role of philanthropy in biomedical research, clinical and basic research, and ethics in research; four parallel sessions of oral presentations of the results of research projects carried out in Ticino; and the usual poster exhibition and discussion. Although not presented orally during the event, all selected contributions were made available in the virtual sessions.  

At the end of the day, as customary, prizes were awarded by the jury to researchers for the best oral and poster presentations during the event.  

The Research Day was also an opportunity to present the EOC Scientific Report 2021. The Report registers a significant increase in scientific publications compared to 2020 and documents EOC's growing commitment to an area considered fundamental to the development of Ticino's healthcare. The USI-EOC joint research strategy combines clinical and translational research with patient care and education. The goal is to foster the synergy between research and clinical practice that, among its many benefits, allows patients to benefit from innovative diagnostic methods and therapies.