Wednesday 2 December 2020 | Language: Italian
Time slots: 10:30 AM CET | 6:30 PM CET | 2:30 AM+1 CET
How medicine and engineering interrelate – a female bioengineering perspective / Bioingegneria al femminile: come interagiscono la medicina e l’ingegneria?
The field of medicine and healthcare presents increasingly complex challenges in which the collaboration between doctors and engineers plays a fundamental role. Bioengineering is engineering of the third millennium and incredible progress has been made in this field. Consider how many devices are used in healthcare facilities and the number of implants that are inserted into the human body: all designed by engineers. Healthcare engineers are confronted on a daily basis with many concrete problems which range from the design, to the evaluation and management of materials and technologies for the medical devices used for the diagnosis, prevention, treatment, replacement or modification of a patient’s anatomy. Biomedical and Clinical Engineering is an engineering specialization that applies the principles of chemistry, physics, biology, materials sciences and other disciplines to the design, implementation and management of healthcare systems and equipment, which involves the integration of technological, industrial, economic, and scientific aspects with implications at all levels in the world of public and private healthcare.
A new field has been created thanks to the application of various disciplines (mechanics, electronics, telecommunications, etc.) and combined with the use of techniques typical of artificial intelligence, network security, signal processing and protection, and other engineering knowledge it has led to specific developments in many fields such as biomechanics, biochemistry, biomaterials, bio-robotics, electrophysiology, neurophysiology, clinical engineering, and health technology assessment, not forgetting the use of forensic engineering knowledge in legal or extra-judicial contexts when expert opinions and technical advice are required. The Biomedical and Clinical Engineer’s role is becoming more and more closely integrated with doctors’ activities, as they collaborate on the technological level both for diagnostics and therapy.
This event will describe important collaborations between the worlds of medicine and engineering, and will discuss various topics including: brain simulation to study neurogenerative diseases, the use of mathematical models to represent the function of the heart and its pathologies, innovative technologies in the field of orthopedic surgery, and more.
Women engineers and doctors will be sharing their experiences and success stories in this field with us, because we believe that it is essential to provide a platform that highlights this excellence as expressed by women.
Women continue to face many difficulties in technical professions – gender equality still remains a distant reality, which makes events like this one all the more important to highlight and celebrate the contribution of women in science and technology.
Il settore medicale e sanitario è uno dei settori che affronta sfide sempre più complesse e in queste sfide gioca un ruolo fondamentale la collaborazione tra medici e ingegneri.
La bio-ingegneria è l’ingegneria del terzo millennio: sono stati fatti progressi incredibili in questo campo. Pensiamo a quanti apparati vengono utilizzati nelle strutture sanitarie e quanti impianti sono inseriti nel corpo umano: tutti progettati da ingegneri. Gli ingegneri che operano nel settore della salute si confrontano giornalmente con problemi concreti che vanno dalla progettazione, alla valutazione e gestione di materiali e tecnologie per i dispositivi medici di diagnosi, prevenzione, trattamento, sostituzione o modifica dell’anatomia. L’Ingegneria Biomedica e Clinica è una delle specializzazioni dell’Ingegneria che applica principi di chimica, fisica, biologia, scienze dei materiali e di altre discipline per la progettazione, la realizzazione e la gestione di sistemi ed apparecchiature per la salute, integrando aspetti tecnologici, industriali, economici, scientifici con implicazioni ad ogni livello nel mondo della sanità, pubblica e privata.
Grazie all'applicazione di varie discipline (meccanica, elettronica, telecomunicazioni, etc.) si è creato un proprio ambito con sviluppi specifici in molteplici settori quali biomeccanica, biochimica, biomateriali, biorobotica, elettrofisiologia, neurofisiologia, ingegneria clinica, health technology assessment, usando anche metodologie tipiche dell’intelligenza artificiale, della sicurezza nelle reti, dell'elaborazione e protezione dei segnali e delle altre conoscenze dell’Ingegneria, ivi compresa quella forense, quando in sede giurisdizionale o stragiudiziale occorrono perizie e consulenze tecniche d'ufficio e di parte. Il ruolo dell’Ingegnere Biomedico e Clinico si integra sempre più con le attività del Medico, collaborando sul piano tecnologico sia nella diagnostica che nella terapia.
Andremo a raccontare in questo evento importanti collaborazioni tra il mondo della medicina e dell’ingegneria, affronteremo vari argomenti tra i quali la brain simulation per lo studio delle malattie neurogenerative, la rappresentazione mediante modelli matematici del comportamento del cuore e delle sue patologie, le tecnologie innovative in ambito di chirurgia ortopedica etc.
A raccontarci la loro esperienza e le loro storie di successo ci saranno donne, ingegneri e medici, perché crediamo che sia fondamentale dare voce a queste eccellenze declinate al femminile.
Saluti istituzionali / Introduction
Ing. Angelo Valsecchi, Consiglio Nazionale Ingegneri
Introduzione / Introduction
Ing. Ania Lopez, Consiglio Nazionale Ingegneri
Ing. Amalia Ercoli Finzi, presidente AIDIA
Ing. Silvia Di Rosa, Ordine Ingegneri di Trento and AIDIA
Tavola rotonda / Round Table | coordinata da / coordinated by Dott.ssa Linda Serra, Work Wide Women
Progetto I-Heart / I-Heart Project | Ing. Stefania Fresca, Politecnico di Milano
Tecnologie su microscala applicate allo studio del Neuroblastoma / Microscale technologies applied to the study of Neuroblastoma | Ing. Elisa Cimetta, Università di Padova
Chirurgia ortopedica e ingegneria / Orthopedic surgery and engineering | Dott.ssa Laura Campanacci and Ing. Fulvia Taddei, Istituto Ortopedico Rizzoli Bologna
Conclusioni tavola rotonda e analisi scenari futuri / Round table conclusions and future scenario analysis | coordinata da / coordinated by Dott.ssa Linda Serra, Work Wide Women
Lancio Ingenio 2021 / Ingenio 2021 launch | Ing. Ania Lopez, Consiglio Nazionale Ingegneri
Angelo Valsecchi | Consiglio Nazionale Ingegneri
Angelo Valsecchi is the a Secretary of the Italian National Council of Engineers since 2016.
Its powers are: Internal Affairs
Activities followed: Taxation, Insurance, Biomedical Engineering, Industry, Relations with the media, ANAC, Relations with Orders, Members, Opinions, Relations with ANCI.
Eng. Valsecchi was born in Lecco on 12/04/1966; conjugated. He graduated in civil engineering in the transport section at the Politecnico di Milano in 1992. Member of the Order of Engineers of the Province of Lecco since 1995. Executive Engineer Head of the Provincial Administration of Lecco since 1999. His field of activity concerns the management of complex organizational structures and the design, construction management and testing of public works. Subscriber together with other colleagues of the request for the establishment of the Order of Engineers of the Province of Lecco as a consequence of the establishment of the province itself. Secretary of the Order of Engineers of the Province of Lecco from 1995 to 2009. President of the Order of Engineers of the Province of Lecco since 2009. Secretary of the Association of Orders of Architects and Engineers of the Province of Lecco from 1996 to 1999. Treasurer of the Association of the Orders of Architects and Engineers of the Province of Lecco from 1999 to 2010. President of the Association of the Orders of Architects and Engineers of the Province of Lecco since 2010. Secretary and Treasurer of the Regional Council of the Orders of Engineers of Lombardy. Other positions held: Member of the Board of Directors of UNINFO, member of the Board of CERT ING, member of the second CNEL advisory commission (equal opportunities).
Ania Lopez| Consiglio Nazionale Ingegneri
Master of Science in Mechanical Engineering, she graduated in Italy and Cuba. Energy an Industrial Manager of Quality House with Studio V srl. Consultant as CTU for the Court of Viterbo. She is an industrial consultant in the area of hot and cold mechanics
He teaches Production System, Lean Production, Applied Sciences and Technologies in the Mechanical Institute.
He worked for more than 10 years as a component of the Technical Area for some companies in the Implant sector, working as project manager for public tenders and private works.
Since 2011 has been a Councilor of the Italian National Council of Engineers, a member of the Board of Directors of Foundation of National Council of Engineers of Italy.
Membership of UNI Committee: Project Management UNI / CT 040 / GL 13 and Hydrogen UNI / CT 056
Manager of Sustainability & Environment of PMI Central Italy Chapter.
Winner of National Competition of Ministerial Technical Officer by Ministry of Justice.
Since 2013 she has been a component of WFEO, The World Federation of Engineering Organizations, a non-governmental organization representing the engineering profession worldwide.
She participates in technical committees, STC that of women WiE Women in Engineering and Energy.
I participated in the WFEO World Conferences with Technical Conferences: Singapure 2013, Paris 2014, Kuwait and Kyoto 2015, Peru 2016, Rome 2017, London 2018, Slovenia, Lisbon and Melbourne 2019 concerning the topics of Sustainable development Goals in Agenda 2030.
Since November 2019 she has been a member of the Executive Council of the WFEO as a national member, in March 2020 she was chairwoman of the international committee of the Engineering Awards for Construction, Innovation and for Women
Speak very good: Spanish, Italian, English
Since 2013 she has created and coordinated the National Project Enhancement of female figure in technical-scientific profession Ingenio al Femminile, stories of women who leave a mark. http://www.ingenioalfemminile.it
Amalia Ercoli Finzi | AIDIA
Amalia Ercoli Finzi is an Italian astrophysicist and professor, Principal Investigator of the SD2 drill aboard the Philae spacecraft.
In 1962 she was the first Italian woman to graduate in aeronautical engineering, from the Polytechnic University of Milan, with a final grade of 100/100 cum laude.
In 2012 she won the Franck J. Malina Astronautics Medal from the International Astronautical Federation.She was also awarded the Leonardo Award for Lifetime Achievement from the Italian Association of Science Journalists for her contributions to the exploration of space and education. Ercoli is an advocate for women in science, and speaks up against stereotypes and bias. In 2017 she won the Premio Porto Venere Donna award which is given annually by the Provincial Council of Women to recognise the most influential women in Italy. In 2018, the asteroid 24890 Amaliafinzi was named after her.
She is the president of the national AIDIA (Association Female Engineers and Architects).
Silvia Di Rosa | Ordine Ingegneri di Trento and AIDIA
Silvia Di Rosa is Sale Operations and Product Managers Coordinator at EnginSoft Italy, Trento office. She also worked in the R&D group, as an expert in publicly funded, national and European projects. From her degree in Materials Engineering at the University of Trento (1999) until 2013 she worked at the Fiat Research Center first in Orbassano (TO) and then in the Trento office. The last position held in Fiat was head of the Low Investment Technologies department, a reference for the FCA group for composite, sheet metal and foundry forming technologies with a view to lightening vehicles.
She is also authorized to prepare sworn appraisals to take advantage of the Industry 4.0 tax incentives and to be an energy certifier for the autonomous province of Trento.
For three years she has been treasurer advisor of the Order of Engineers of Trento and treasurer member of the Board of Directors of the Negrelli Foundation, a body that provides training for engineers. He is Representative of the Council of Trento at the table of Female Engineers of the National Council of Engineers and is the referent for the Council of Trento of the Second and Third Sector and Project Management commissions. Since February of this year she has been President of the Trento Section of AIDIA (Italian Association of Women Engineers and Architects).
Linda Serra | Work Wide Women
Linda Serra is CEO and co-founder of Work Wide Women. She has been dealing with strategy and digital communication for more than 10 years.
She is one of the first participants in the Italian Girl Geek Dinners movement in Italy, an international movement that promotes the inclusion of women in the technological sectors. She has been dealing with equality and civil rights for more than 10 years and has always promoted technological and digital innovation as the main drivers for women's emancipation.
In the last year she had designed and developed a video game together with her team for the promotion of principles of equality and inclusion within corporate organizations.
In 2013 she represented Italy in the USA by participating in the International Visitors Leadership Program - Women In Technology Chapter at the invitation of the US Department Of State. In 2014 she won the Grant-issimi award with the Work Wide Women project by accessing the acceleration program for innovative start-ups of TIM # WCAP.
In 2015 she was awarded as best successful entrepreneur by CNA Giovani Emilia Romagna. In 2016 she was awarded in Barcelona with the Hack For The Gender Gap recognition that is awarded to people who contribute to reducing the gender GAP in the international community. In 2017 she was awarded the WELCOME work for refugees integration award for the digital literacy project in favor of refugee women Foreign Sisters. In 2019 she was awarded by ENEL Italia with the Open Innovation Women in Technology award and was invited by as Italian Delegate to the Mission women in technology at the LONDON TECH WEEK 2019 at UK Trade & Investment.
Her motto: If you can dream it, you can do it.
Stefania Fresca | Politecnico di Milano
Stefania Fresca is a PhD candidate enrolled in the Program “Mathematical Models and Methods in Engineering” at Politecnico di Milano, Italy.
She got her Bachelor Degree in Mathematical Engineering at Politecnico di Milano in March 2014. Therefore, she started the M.Sc. in Mathematical Engineering at Politecnico di Milano, with a specialization in “Computational Science and Engineering”. She graduated with full marks in April 2017. During the Master Program, she spent six months as exchange student in the Master Program “Mathématiques de la Modélisation” at the Sorbonne Université in Paris.
In November 2017, she started her PhD project at MOX (Modelling and Scientific Computing) laboratory (https://mox.polimi.it) at Politecnico di Milano, within the European Research Council (ERC) Advanced Grant Project iHEART, PI Prof. Alfio Quarteroni. The goal of the iHEART project is to construct, mathematically analyze, numerically approximate, computationally solve, and validate on clinically relevant data a mathematically-based integrated heart model for the human cardiac function.
Her PhD activity focuses on deep learning based reduced order modelling of nonlinear time-dependent parametrized partial differential equations. The methods she has been developing combine sound numerical techniques for solving cardiac electrophysiology equations and modern deep learning models to support clinicians in the diagnosis and treatment of electrical pathologies.
Elisa Cimetta | Università di Padova
Elisa graduated in Chemical Engineering at the University of Padua, where she also pursued her doctoral studies focused on the “Design and development of microscale technologies and microfluidic platforms for the in vitro culture of stem cells”. In 2010 she was selected for an Associate Research Scientist (ARS) position at the “Laboratory for Stem Cells and Tissue Engineering” of the Biomedical Engineering Department at Columbia University, New York, NY, USA. From 2010 to 2013 she was also awarded the prestigious post-doctoral scholarship from the New York Stem Cell Foundation. In 2011 she also graduated from the Postbaccalaureate Business Program at Columbia University. She is a co-founder of EpiBone Inc., a Columbia University spin off, which is currently entering Phase I/II clinical trials for its first tissue engineered bone product.
Since 2016 she is part of the Industrial Engineering Department of the University of Padua, currently as a tenured Associate Professor. In 2017 she was awarded a Starting Grant from the European Research Council (StG-ERC), funding her research on innovative techniques for Neuroblastoma studies.
Laura Campanacci | Istituto Ortopedico Rizzoli Bologna
Laura Campanacci, Orthopedic Doctor, MD – PhD Oncology
Degree in Medical School, University of Bologna, the October 15, 1992, with a vote of 110/110 cum laude. In 2005 received a PhD in Oncology from the University of Bologna
From 1/10/1994 to 30/12/1994 attended the Center of Reconstructive Oncological Surgery of the C.T.O. of Florence; during this period he took an active part, as "Scientific Secretariat", in the organization of two International Meetings (EMSOS-AMSTS and 8th ISOLS).
From 9/10/1996 to 19/1/1997 attended, as ResearchFellow, the Department of Pathological Anatomy at the Orthopaedic Hospital of Los Angeles, Ca, USA, Director Prof. Joseph M. Mirra.
From 3/2/1997 to 19/9/1999 served full-time as Medical Director I level, with temporary assignment, at the Department of Orthopedics and Traumatology of the Maggiore Hospital in Bologna.
From 20/9/1999 to today serves full-time as Medical Director I level, at the Muscoloskeletal Oncology Orthopaedic Department
Fulvia Taddei | Istituto Ortopedico Rizzoli Bologna
Fulvia Taddei, Ph.D., MSc. Eng.
Director of the Bioengineering and Computing (BIC) Laboratory. Member of the European Society of Biomechanics, she published more than 70 papers on international peer-reviewed journals (H-Index 31). With a study on the safety factor of the human femur in daily activities she won the S. M. Perren Research Award in 2014. Her research interests include: the development and validation of automatic methods for the generation of subject-specific finite element models of bone segments from diagnostic images for the in-vivo prediction of fracture risk; in-vivo muscles' forces prediction during various motor tasks and finite element modelling of bone from microCT data.