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Carla Ripamonti (IT)

Supportive Care in Cancer Unit, Fondazione IRCCS, Istituto Nazionale dei Tumori, Onco-Haematology, Milano, Italy

Carla Ida Ripamonti, M.D. specialized in medical oncology and clinical pharmacology. Head of Supportive Care in Cancer Unit, Fondazione IRCCS, Istituto Nazionale dei Tumori, Milano, Lifetime Board Advisers of International Association Hospice & Palliative Care (IAHPC); European Society Medical Oncology (ESMO) Editor Subject Guidelines in Palliative Medicine; Member of Directors of the ESMO Palliative Care Working Group (PCWG), Member of Directors  of Multinational Association Supportice Care Cancer (MASCC), President of Italian Network of Supportive Care in Cancer (NICSO)

Graduated in Medicine and Surgery at the University of Milan in 1983 (110/110 cun laudem). As a post-graduate she specialized in Oncology (1987) and in Clinical Pharmacology (1991). Trained in: the Michael Sobell House Hospice, Northwood, London; the Continuing Care Unit c/o The Royal Marsden Hospital, London; the Palliative Care Unit, Edmonton General Hospital, Alberta University, Canada, Palliative Care Division of the M.D. Anderson Cancer Center, University of Texas, Houston. Working from 1983 till December 2008 at the Pain Therapy and Palliative Care Division of the National Cancer Institute of Milan concerning three activities: clinical, research and continuing medical and nursing education as Assistant of Director and then as Vice Director.; January 2009 abilitation to the Direction of Pain Therapy and Palliative Care Unit of the National Cancer Institute of Milano. From January 2009 Head of the Supportive Care in Cancer Unit of the IRCCS Foundation National Cancer Institute of Milano, Italy. Teaching: 1996 al 2000   Adjunct  Professor in the Department of Oncology, Division of Palliative Care Medicine  c/o Cross Cancer Institute, University of Alberta, Canada ;  Professor of  Palliative Medicine at the School of  Specialization in Oncology of the University of Milan, and European teacher of Palliative Medicine for ESMO (European Society Medical Oncology).

Consultant of:  the Collaborative Centre for Cancer Pain Relief of the World Health Organization (past) and now for the sessions
1. “Essential Drugs in Palliative Medicine”   
2. Pharmacological Management of persisting pain in children 2012;
3. Essential drug in Pain Therapy. Author/Co-author  of more than 300 papers  published  in international Journal such as The New England J Medicine,  The Lancet,  British Medical Journal, Annals of Internal Medicine, American  Journal of Psychiatry,  Journal of Clinical Oncology, Pain, Cancer, British J of Cancer, Annals of Oncology, European J of Surgical Oncology, European J of Cancer, Journal of Pain and Symptom Management, Supportive Care in Cancer, Journal of Palliative Care, Palliative Medicine, European J of Palliative Care,  Tumori    as well as author of instruction manuals for doctors, nurses, volunteers regarding Palliative Medicine.

Author/co-author of more than 130 chapters of books Co-Editor of books “Valutazione, diagnosi e trattamento del dolore da cancro” (Masson 2000); “Medicina e cure Palliative in Oncologia. Aspetti clinici, assistenziali e organizzativi” Masson 2002; “Gastrointestinal symptoms in advanced cancer patients” (Oxford University Press 2002); Textbook of PALLIATIVE MEDICINE (Arnorld October 2006).

November 9, 2017
10:30am to 12:00pm Optimising medication management in supportive care Warsaw III Carla Ripamonti (IT), Kah Poh Loh (US), Rosa Liperoti (IT), Tomasz Grodzicki (PL), Giuseppe Colloca (IT), Ronald Maggiore (US)
November 11, 2017
8:00am to 9:00am Plenary session: Hot topics in geriatric oncology Warsaw IV & V Beatriz Korc-Grodzicki (US), Cindy Kenis (BE), Martine Puts (CA), Chris Plummer (GB), Carla Ripamonti (IT)