Dr. Sanjay Saint is Chief of Medicine at the VA Ann Arbor Healthcare System, George Dock Professor of Internal Medicine at the University of MI, and Director of the VA/University of MI Patient Safety Enhancement Project. His research focuses on patient safety, leadership, and medical decision-making.
Dr. Vineet Chopra is the Robert W. Schrier Chair of the Department of Medicine at the University of Colorado Anschutz Medical Campus, and Deputy Editor for the Annals of Internal Medicine journal. His research interests include vascular-access-related complications, patient safety, and mentoring.
Alessandro Bartoloni is Professor of Infectious Diseases at the University of Florence and Director of the Infectious and Tropical Disease Unit of Careggi University Hospital in Florence. His research focuses mainly on tropical diseases and antibiotic use and resistance with special attention to low-middle income countries.
Maria Boddi is Professor of Internal Medicine at the University of Florence. Her research interests include vascular-access-related complications and patient safety.
Rocco Donato Damone is General Manager of the Azienda Ospedaliero Universitaria Careggi (Florence). He has over ten years of experience in strategic management of the healthcare authorities of the Tuscany Region. He is expert in strategic and operational planning in the healthcare sector and in management control tools, techniques and methods.
Betti Giusti is Professor of Clinical Pathology at the University of Florence. She is President of the School of Human Health Sciences of the University of Florence. Her research focuses on pathophysiology and genetic bases of atherothrombotic diseases, vascular and cardio- and cerebro-vascular deseases, hereditary connective tissue disorders and pharmacogenetics.
Maria Teresa Mechi is Health Director of the Azienda Ospedaliero Universitaria Careggi (Florence). Her main interest is the organization of health services, mainly at hospital level, with particular attention to the organizational change management. She has been the Tuscany region hospital network manager and pioneer in the application of Lean thinking in healthcare in Italy.
Gian Maria Rossolini is Professor of Microbiology and Clinical Microbiology at the University of Florence, and Director of the Microbiology and Virology Laboratory of Careggi University Hospital (Florence). His research focuses on microbial drug resistance mechanisms, epidemiology and impact, and on new antimicrobial agents and diagnostic systems.