Conferences, symposia and workshops
One of the Collegium's principal tools for disseminating information is the organization of conferences,
symposia and workshops for its Fellows as well as for the greater scientific community. Every year on the
last weekend of October, the Collegium Ramazzini hosts the Ramazzini Days in Carpi, Italy where Fellows and
guests participate in workshops on scientific topics and present new data from their respective institutions.
During the annual Ramazzini Days, the Mayor of Carpi confers the Ramazzini Award on scientists deemed by the
Collegium to have made outstanding contributions to furthering the aims of Bernardino Ramazzini in safeguarding
Beginning in 1985 and following in ten-year intervals, the Collegium Ramazzini has organized large
international scientific conferences on the topic of “Living in a Chemical World”. The first event was held
in Bologna, Italy in 1985 and was attended by over 400 scientists. The second, held in Washington DC, USA
in 1995, focused on “Preventive Strategies for Living in a Chemical World”. The conference returned to Bologna
in September 2005 with the title “Framing the Future in Light of the Past: Living in a Chemical World.” The
conference proceedings of all three events were published in Annals of the New York Academy of Sciences.