"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.

Maria Giulia Marini

Epidemiologist and counselor in transactional analysis, thirty years of professional life in health care. I have a classic humanistic background, including the knowledge of Ancient Greek and Latin, which opened me to study languages and arts, becoming an Art Coach. I followed afterward scientific academic studies, in clinical pharmacology with an academic specialization in Epidemiology (University of Milan and Pavia). Past international experiences at the Harvard Medical School and in a pharma company at Mainz in Germany. Currently Director of Innovation in the Health Care Area of Fondazione ISTUD a center for educational and social and health care research. I'm serving as president of EUNAMES- European Narrative Medicine Society, on the board of Italian Society of Narrative Medicine, a tenured professor of Narrative Medicine at La Sapienza, Roma, and teaching narrative medicine in other universities and institutions at a national and international level. In 2016 I was a referee for the World Health Organization- Europen for “Narrative Method of Research in Public Health.” Writer of the books; “Narrative medicine: Bridging the gap between Evidence-Based care and Medical Humanities,” and "Languages of care in Narrative Medicine" edited with Springer, and since 2021 main editor for Springer of the new series "New Paradigms in Health Care."

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