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Director General - Prof. Mario Melazzini

Mario Melazzini, medical doctor, specialized in general hematology and clinical laboratory, and researcher in the field of hematology-oncology, is currently Director General of the Italian Medicines Agency (AIFA).

He was previously Director of the Oncology  DH of the Scientific Institute for Research, Hospitalization and Healthcare “Fondazione Salvatore Maugeri” in Pavia.

He was also contract professor at the University of Pavia - Faculty of Medicine and Surgery.

He was Director of the complex structure of continuity of care hospital-territory of the Niguarda Ca 'Granda hospital in Milan and Director of Health Planning and Development of LombardyRegional Plans.

In 2003 he was diagnosed with amyotrophic lateral sclerosis.

He  has covered the role of Councillor for Health, Councillor for Industry, Research and Innovation, and Councillor for Universities, Research and Open Innovation  of the Lombardy Region.

He is member of the Technical Health Committee of the Ministry of Health and Chairman of the Commission for Health Research of the Ministry of Health (Section C).

He is the President of Aurora Onlus Foundation, belonging to the “Nemo Sud” Clinical Centre at the Azienda Ospedaliera Universitaria Policlinico 'G. Martino' in Messina and Scientific Director of the Clinical Center of Serena NeMo Onlus Foundation at the Niguarda Hospital in Milan.

He was Chairman of the Ministerial Commission on Neuromuscular Diseases at the Ministry of Health, where he was  responsible for organizing and coordinating activities, and Member of the Working Group on Rehabilitation, in charge of updating the guidelines for rehabilitation activities, in cooperation with Italian Regional Authorities.

He was the Scientific Coordinator and Head of the Technical Discussion Group for Policies for People with Disabilities of the Lombardy Region.

He was the National President of both AISLA Onlus (Italian Association for Amyotrophic Lateral Sclerosis) and of AriSLA Italian Foundation for research on Amyotrophic Lateral Sclerosis.

He was also National Secretary of the Italian Federation for the Overcoming of  Handicaps (FISH).

He has published numerous scientific articles and is author of several books related to his experience both as a doctor and as a patient.

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Data aggiornamento: November 2017
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