Sergio Pecorelli, is a clinician and scientist. At present he is the Chancellor of the University of Brescia, Italy, where he is Full Professor of Obstetrics and Gynecology. He is the President of AIFA (the Italian Regulatory Agency for Medicines) and the Italian representative in the EU High Level Steering Group on the European Innovation Partnership on Active and Healthy Ageing.
He is a member of the Board of Trustees of the Italian National Institutes of Health (Istituto Superiore di Sanità) and is extremely active in the field of cancer prevention at national institutional level. His scientific activity is almost entirely devoted to female cancer. He is author of more than 300 scientific papers.
He has been the chairman of the EORTC (European Organization for Research and Treatment of Cancer) Gynecologic Group for nine years; President of the International Gynecologic Cancer Society (IGCS).
He has been a member of the FIGO Oncology Committee since 1985 and Chair of the Committee from 2006 to 2010.
In 1995 he was appointed editor of the FIGO Annual Report on treatment of the gynecologic cancer until 2011.
He is honorary member of the American College of Obstetrics and Gynecology (ACOG) of the American College of Surgeons (ACS).
He has been awarded by the President of Italy the Gold Medal for public Health, the highest honor in the field.
Active and Healthy Ageing: the European Innovation Partnership
Europe 2020 is the EU’s growth strategy for the coming decade. The Union has set five ambitious objectives – on employment, innovation, education, social inclusion and climate/energy – to be reached by 2020.
The Innovation Union aims to improve conditions and access to finance for research and innovation in Europe to keep up with ageing population and strong competitive pressure form globalisation. European Innovation Partnerships (EIPs) are a new approach to EU research and innovation, challenge-driven and focusing on societal benefits.
European Innovation Partnership (EIP) on Active and Healthy Ageing (AHA)
The initial Invitation for Commitment was launched upon the adoption of the Commission Communication on the EIP's Strategic Implementation Plan (29th February 2012) and closed on 3 June May 2012.
Further to the invitation for Commitment, six Action Groups were formed, made up of universities and research groups, public authorities, health providers, industry, non-governmental organizations representing citizens, older people and patients, and others.
The groups presented their Action Plans:
• Action Plan A1: Prescription and adherence action at regional level
• Action Plan A2: Falls Prevention
• Action Plan A3: Prevention of functional decline and frailty
• Action Plan B3: Integrated Care
• Action Plan C2: Independent Living
• Action Plan D4: Age-friendly Environments