Ricardo PolosaDirector of the Institute for Internal Medicine and Clinical Immunology
University of Catania in Italy
Prof. Riccardo Polosa, MD, PhD. Director of the Institute for Internal and Emergency Medicine of the University of Catania in Italy. He is also in charge of the University's Centre for Tobacco Research (CPCT), and Honorary Professor of Medicine at Southampton University (UK). He is author of more than 300 peer reviewed articles and books mainly covering respiratory medicine, clinical immunology, tobacco addiction and new nicotine-containing products. On top of his academic work, he serves as chief scientific advisor for Lega Italiana Anti Fumo (LIAF), the Italian Anti-Smoking League and has been recently elected Convenor for the European Working Group on “Requirements and test methods for emissions of electronic cigarettes”, within the European Committee for Standardization (CEN/TC 437).
- Discussing the positive aspects of vaping by maximising emerging benefits and minimising potential risks
- Analysing the long term effects of switching to ECs illustrated for cardiovascular and respiratory systems in health and disease
- Looking at future areas of exploration with a particular focus on therapeutic nicotine and wellness