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Day of Italian Research in the World | Fourth Edition



Day of Italian Research in the World | Fourth Edition

Day of Italian Research in the World | Fourth Edition

Thursday, April 15

The Istituto Italiano di Cultura Toronto and the Consulate General of Italy in Toronto celebrate the Day of Italian Research in the World with two events, a live webinar and a video (see details for each below).

This day is promoted every year by the Italian Ministry of Foreign Affairs and International Cooperation through its network of diplomatic offices throughout the globe, highlighting the contribution of Italian researchers in the fields of science, technology and innovation.



New Minimally Invasive Techniques in Cardiac Surgery
Dr. Gianluigi Bisleri
Associate Professor | Cardiac Surgery
University of Toronto

Opening Remarks by the Consul General of Italy in Toronto
Eugenio Sgrò

Thursday, April 15 | 4:00PM EDT



Dr. Gianluigi Bisleri is a cardiovascular surgeon at St. Michael’s Hospital and an Associate Professor in the Division of Cardiac Surgery at the University of Toronto, as well as an Investigator at the Li Ka Shing Knowledge Institute.

Dr. Bisleri graduated from the University of Brescia Medical School in Brescia, Italy, summa cum laude in 2001. Following a residency in cardiac surgery at the University of Padua, he completed a research fellowship in arrhythmia and minimally invasive/robotic surgery at the Presbyterian Medical Center, New York, and clinical fellowships in the Silesian Centre for Heart Diseases in Zabrze, Poland, and at the Essex Cardiothoracic Center, Basildon University Hospital, Basildon, U.K.

From 2006 to 2016 he was a cardiac surgeon at the University of Brescia Medical School, where he became first assistant and then Associate Professor of Surgery as well as Co-Director of the Arrhythmia Program and Director of the Aortic Surgery Program.

From 2016 to 2020, Dr. Bisleri joined Queen’s University and the Kingston Health Sciences Centre, where his expertise contributed to the development of novel approaches for minimally invasive cardiac surgery and the treatment of cardiac arrhythmia.  



NOTE: This video originally scheduled for April 15 will be available in the near future.  Please check back regularly for updates.

Ageing and Longevity


On the YouTube channel of the Istituto Italiano di Cultura

In this video presentation, Barbara Gallavotti, Italian journalist and Scientific Advisor at the Leonardo Da Vinci National Museum of Science and Technology in Milan presents information on ageing and longevity, with a focus on Mediterranean lifestyles and dietary habits and the effects they and other components have a decisive effect on the ability to live longer, in good health.



Date: Thursday, April 15, 2021

Organized by : Istituto Italiano di Cultura Toronto

Entrance : Free