44th Annual Scientific Meeting of the
European Society for Clinical Investigation

Bari, Italy
24 – 27 February 2010


Congress venue
Aula Magna ‘G. De Benedictis’
Building Polifunzionale
University Medical School – Hospital Policlinico
Piazza Giulio Cesare, 11
Bari, Italy
Note that that it takes a 5 minutes walk to the meeting halls.
Opening ceremony and welcome reception
Palazzo Ateneo
Salone Affreschi
Piazza Umberto I, 1
Bari, Italy
on a 15 minutes walk from the Aula Magna.

Scientific Programme

I Plenary Lectures

  • Wednesday, 24 February, 19.15 – 20.00
    Plenary opening lecture
    A new genus of anti-inflammatory and pro-resolving lipid mediators from a systems approach to inflammation
    Charles N. Serhan (Boston, USA)
  • Thursday, 25 February, 10.30 – 11.15
    Cofactor network to control metabolism
    Johan Auwerx (Lausanne, Switzerland)
  • Thursday, 25 February, 14.00 – 14.45
    Progress in immunology requires more clinical research
    Antonio Coutinho (Lisbon, Portugal)
  • Friday, 26 February, 10.30 – 11.15
    Lecture: ESCI Award Winner 2010, Basic/Translational Research
    Role of microRNAs and regulatory RNA binding proteins in cancer
    Reuven Agami (Amsterdam, The Netherlands)
  • Friday, 26 February, 14.00 – 14.45
    Lecture: ESCI Award Winner 2010, Clinical Research
    Understanding obesity – from genes to molecules to behaviour
    I. Sadaf Farooqi (Cambridge, UK)
  • Friday, 26 February, 20.00 congress dinner lecture
    Lecture: ESCI Medal Awardee 2010
  • Saturday, 27 February, 10.30 – 11.15
    Chronic inflammation and gastric cancer
    Peter Malfertheiner (Magdeburg, Germany)

II Workshops

  1. Emerging aspects of phagocyte biology
    Organizers: M. Cassatella (Verona, Italy), S. Sozzani (Brescia, Italy)
    For more information: http://www.phagocytes.net/workshop.html
  2. Lipid disorders in the body:
  3. Nuclear Receptors in health and disease
    Organizer: A. Moschetta (Bari, Italy)
  4. Methodology of Research
    Organizers: G. Chrousos (Athens, Greece), J. Ioannidis (Ioannina, Greece)
  5. Aquaporins: pathophysiological relevance in clinical disorders
    Organizer: G. Calamita (Bari, Italy)
  6. Systemic sclerosis: the pathophysiology of sclerodermic vasculopathy
    Organizer: G. Lapadula (Bari, Italy)
  7. Obesity and reproduction
    Organizers: G. Garruti (Bari, Italy), R. De Palo (Bari, Italy), A. Mann (Frankfurt am Main, Germany)
  8. Differential Diabetes Diagnostic (ESCI/CEED3 Joint Meeting)
    Organizer: M.T. Malecki (Cracow, Poland)
  9. Irritable bowel syndrome – Constipation: the disease burden
    Organizer: D.F. Altomare (Bari, Italy)
  10. Top topics in Gastroenterology (ESCI-EAGE joint meeting)
    Organizer: P. Malfertheiner (Magdeburg, Germany)
  11. Stem cells: tissue engineering and clinical implications (ESCI-Plastic Surgery Joint Meeting)
    Organizer: A. Portincasa (Foggia, Italy), M. Pascone (Bari, Italy)
  12. Viral hepatitis and metabolic aspects
    Organizer: V.O. Palmieri (Bari, Italy)

III Subspecialty Poster Sessions

  • Cardiovascular medicine
  • Endocrinology, diabetology and metabolism
  • Gastroenterology and hepatology
  • Haematology and oncology
  • Immunology, rheumatology and inflammation
  • Lipidology
  • Nephrology and hypertension
  • Neurology and neurobiology
  • Osteoporosis and bone metabolism
  • Respiratory medicine
  • Thrombosis and haemostasis

Poster viewing will be possible during coffee breaks and at lunchtime from Thursday 25 February until Saturday 27 February.

Poster Awards: the four best posters (including workshop abstracts/posters) will be awarded the Poster Award 2010 to the amount of EURO 250 per poster.

You will find the poster instructions here.

Deadline for electronic abstract submission: 13 October 2009.