"Living with Urticaria": from EAACI Congress in Barcelona to EADV Congress in Copenhagen

IMG-20150609-WA0001The project “Living with Urticaria: a story for cares quality” has been presented on 9th June at EAACI Congress (Barcelona, 6th-10th June 2015): the abstract was accepted as oral communication in the “Contact dermatitis and urticaria” session.

The conference had not only a clinical characterization, but also a pharmacological and biochemical one: therefore the Narrative Medicine work conducted by the Health and Well-Being Area of ISTUD Foundation was a real exception in the field of the considered clinical reports. There were not organizational, social, economical and psychological type reports. Even if little participated, the presentation aroused very much interest, and many were the participants’ questions about how to practice Narrative Medicine, the importance of the doctor-patient relationship, how to analyze narratives.

So, the sensation was that of have been pioneers in a scientific congress of such importance: finally Narrative Medicine succeeded to arrive at the heart of scientific congresses, and not only in trainings dedicated to doctor-patient communication courses.

Here you can find the slides presented at the Congress.

Furthermore, the abstract has been accepted also for the EADV Congress, which will take place in Copenhagen from 7th to 11th October 2015.


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Epidemiologist and counselor – 30 years of professional life in health care. Classic humanistic background, including the study of Latin and ancient Greek, followed by scientific academic studies, chemistry and pharmacology. First years of career, in private international environment. I worked in medical research, moved to health care organization, getting academic specialization in Epidemiology. Later, in consultancy and health care education. Counselor with transactional analysis orientation. Currently, director of Innovation in Health Care Area of Fondazione ISTUD, an independent not for profit Italian Business School with an humanistic approach acknowledged by the Italian Ministry of Researech.. Active member of the board of Italian Society of Narrative Medicine, tenured professor of Narrative Medicine at Hunimed, Milan, and in 2016, referee for World Health Organization for “Narrative Method in Public Health.” Writer of the book; “Narrative medicine: Bridging the gap between Evidence Based care and Medical Humanities,” edited with Springer and of international publications on narrative medicine in scientific journals. Last book “The Languages of care in narrative medicine: words, space and sounds in the healthcare ecosystem”. Lecturer in different international contexts from Academy to Public and Private Foundations.

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