Dr. Alfredo Vannacci (Pharmacologist & Toxicologist, Italy)
Alfredo Vannacci, Medical Doctor, specialized in Medical Toxicology, PhD in Pharmacology and Toxicology, currently Associate Professor of Pharmacology and Toxicology at Florence University, Department of Neurosciences, Psychology, Drug Research and Child Health; national scientific qualification as Full Professor of Pharmacology and Toxicology. Responsible of the unit of Adverse Drug Reactions Monitoring and Pharmacoepidemiology, member of the unit of Paediatric Pharmacology. Author of more than 130 scientific publications in journals and books in Italian and English language and of more than 150 communications in national and international meetings in the fields of Preclinical and Clinical Pharmacology, Medical Toxicology, Pharmacovigilance, Integrative Medicine, Perinatal Epidemiology, Psychiatry and Clinical Psychology. Founder and Vice-President of CiaoLapo Charity for High-Risk Pregnanciesand Perinatal Grief Support. CiaoLapo, a non-profit organization, was the first Italian association created to fill a large and important gap: the assistance to women, couples and families affected by high-risk pregnancy, foetal pathology and perinatal death. Born on April 11th, 2006, CiaoLapo is a scientific and charitable association, composed by physicians, psychologists, midwives and parents who have dealt with the experience of illness and loss during pregnancy or after birth; the association offers its support and professionalism to disseminate the most advanced expertise and offer a real psychological and psychosocial support to grieving parents and families.