ESCI 2003: 37th Annual Scientific Meeting of the European Society for Clinical Investigation

Verona, Italy, 2-5 April 2003

Letter from the Local Organizing Committee

Dear Colleagues

Welcome to Italy, the “country of saints, poets, artists, heroes, sailors and scientists as well”. We invite you to join us to the 37th Annual Meeting of the European Society for Clinical Investigation that will be held in Verona from 2-5 April 2003.

Verona, inextricably linked to Romeo and Juliet, is a very old historical city situated in the north of Italy, close to Venice, in the heart of Europe. It is full of historical buildings, including the world famous “Arena di Verona”, with its equally famous opera season. This congress will stress “The Pathophysiology of Diseases: from bench to bedside” and is designed to act as a service for all interested scientists wishing to discuss specific topics at a very high level.

At the beginning of the new millennium we invite you to collaborate with us in the success of an exciting and productive meeting with topics ranging from basic to clinical research. This meeting will allow you to acquire information and inputs relevant to your daily medical practice and research. The meeting will offer several plenary sessions, main and keynote lectures, symposia, workshops, debate sessions, “meet the expert” sessions, free oral communications, poster sessions, and joint symposia with other societies. Enjoy the interesting topics discussed, enjoy history, art and music too. Strengthen old friendships and make new ones and above all enjoy the beauty of Italy!

Giovannni Ricevuti and Roberto Corrocher
Local Organizing Committee

Letter from the President

The council of the European Society for Clinical Investigation cordially invites you to the 37th Annual Scientific Meeting to be held in Verona, from 2-5 April 2003.

Professor Giovanni Ricevuti, President of the Local Organizing Committee organized together with Roberto Corrocher an outstanding programme of high scientific standards, consisting of workshops and subspeciality sessions, additionally complemented with highly rated speakers for the Plenary Sessions.

ESCI, the only European Society with a multidisciplinary aspect, where students, young and established Scientist are invited to present their science, has a tradition to bring basic and clinical science close together. Italy and Verona, with its historic sites and the spirit of Romeo and Juliet welcome you to discuss, learn and present science in a modern ambient of Polo Didattico “Giorgio Zanotto”, the congress site in Verona.

I am confident that you will experience the best of science in a great atmosphere of culture and friendship.

Heinrich M. Schulte
President of the European Society for Clinical Investigation

Local Organizing Committee

Giovanni Ricevuti, M.D.
Dpt. of Internal Medicine and Therapeutics
University of Pavia
IRCCS Policlinico San Matteo

Phone: +39 0382 502 499
Fax: +39 0382 526 950
E-mail: or

Roberto Corrocher, M.D.
Dpt. of Clinical and Experimental Medicine
University of Verona
Policlinico G.B. Rossi
Piazzale A. Scuro
37100 Verona

Phone: +39 045 807 4401
Fax: +39 045 580 111

Honrary Presidents
F. Berté, M.D.
Dpt. of Internal Medicine and Therapeutics
University of Pavia – Pharmacology Institute
Piazza Botta
27100 Pavia

Phone: +39 0382 506 343

E. Ferrari, M.D.
Dpt. of Internal Medicine and Therapeutics
University of Pavia
S. Margherita Hospital
Piazza Borromeo
27100 Pavia

Phone: +39 0382 277 69

Congress Sectretariat
Cogest M. & C., srl
Vicolo San Silvestro 6
37122 Verona

Phone: +39 045 597 940
Fax: +39 045 597 265

Congress Venue

Polo Didattico “Giorgio Zanotto”
Via dell’Artigliere
37100 Verona

Phone +39 045 802 8103