Ramazzini Days

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Ramazzini Days 2021


The following is a message from our President, Phil Landrigan:

Dear Fellows, Emeritus Fellows and Friends,
This past spring we were all very hopeful that with the apparent waning of the COVID-19 pandemic and the rapid uptake of vaccination it would be possible for us to have a fully in person meeting this year, or at least to have a hybrid conference in which at least some of us could come together in person in Carpi. Now however, the pandemic has reemerged.

Thus, with great reluctance, the Executive Council of the Collegium Ramazzini has come to the unanimous conclusion that it would be most unwise to have any portion of the Ramazzini Days in Carpi. With the global spread of the highly contagious Delta variant of the coronavirus, the realization that ‘breakthrough’ infections can occur in vaccinated people, and the high likelihood that governments will impose increasingly stringent travel restrictions in the coming weeks, we realized that there was no other choice.

Therefore, Ramazzini Days 2021 will, as it was in 2020, be a fully on-line meeting with no in-person component. Full logistical details are presented below in this newsletter.

Many thanks to Morando Soffritti, Susannah Tilson and all the staff of the Secretariat who put in so many hours to try to make a hybrid meeting a reality. It would have been lovely, but it is not to be.

I fully anticipate that despite these difficulties our Ramazzini Days 2021 will be a splendid and highly productive gathering. Melissa MacDiarmid and Carol Rice have worked extremely hard to put together a robust scientific program. We have much business to accomplish, statements to review, and new candidates to consider. We shall overcome!

Philip J. Landrigan, MD, MSc

Please register for the RAMAZZINI days. The deadline is later than usual (since it is online) but registration must be completed before the close of business on Friday, October 15th.

If you have already paid for in-person attendance, you will be reimbursed for the difference between in person and on line attendance.

Register now for Ramazzini days

See more details in the recent CR Fellow Newsletter and the initial draft program below.

Here below for the initial Ramazzini Schedule.

Ramazzini Days 2021 – DRAFT SCHEDULE

Thurs Oct 28 – Sun Oct 31

Thursday, October 28

  • 14:00 – 14:15    Opening of RD Scientific Session
  • 14:15 – 16:30    Session 1
  • 16:30 – 17:00    Coffee break
  • 17:00 – 19:00    Session 2

Friday, October 29

  • 14:00 – 16:00   Session 3
  • 16:00 – 16:30   Coffee break
  • 16:30 – 18:00   Session 4
  • 18:00 - 19.00    Poster Session

Saturday, October 30

  • 14:00 – 15:30   Council of Fellows (with welcome from Carpi Mayor)
  • 15:30 – 16:00   Coffee Break
  • 16:00 – 17:30   Council of Fellows cont. (including speed committee reports)
  • 17:30 - 18:30    Ramazzini Awards
  • 18:30 – 19:00   Virtual Social Hour & Closing