G. Gallo University Magna Graecia Catanzaro (Italy)
Gaetano Gallo is a Researcher at the Department of Medical and Surgical Sciences, University “Magna
Græcia”, Catanzaro (Italy). In 2018 he completed a clinical training fellowship in IBD and colorectal
tumors at the University of Amsterdam – Academic Medical Center.
In 2016 and 2018 he has been awarded a fellowship by the Brazilian Society of Surgical Oncology (BSSO)
and by the Japanese Society of Coloproctology (JSCP). His clinical and research interests include haemorrhoidal disease, rectovaginal and perianal fistula
fistulas, minimally invasive treatment of pilonidal sinus (EPSiT), rectal prolapse, colorectal tumors and
IBD as well as functional pelvic floor diseases. He has also a special interest in translational research
(microRNA and microbiome).Since 2017, he is member of the Cohort Studies Committee of European Society of Coloproctology
(ESCP) and Y-SICCR (Italian Society of Colorectal Surgery) Chair.
Gaetano Gallo has published more than 50 articles in peer-reviewed journals in the field of Colorectal
and General Surgery. Moreover, he is also reviewer for the most important european journals in the
field of Colorectal Surgery and Proctology.
R. Serra University Magna Graecia Catanzaro (Italy)
Raffaele Serra is Associate Professor of Vascular Surgery at the Department of Medical and Surgical Sciences,
University “Magna Græcia”, Catanzaro (Italy). In 1999 he graduated in Medicine and Surgery, in 2004 he
became Specialist in “Vascular Surgery”, in 2009 he completed his Ph.D. fellowship and he became Ph.D. in
“Clinical and Experimental Biotechnology in Veins and Lymphatics Disease”. From 2017 he is Director of
Interuniversity Center of Phlebolympholohy (CIFL) International Research and Educational Program in Clinical
and Experimental Biotechnology at University Magna Graecia of Catanzaro. His clinical and research interests
include, vascular surgery, general surgery, cardiovascular disease, wound healing and wound care, chronic
venous disease, peripheral artery disease, aortic disease, vasculitis, biotechnology. Raffaele Serra has
published more than 180 articles in peer-reviewed journals in the field of Vascular Surgery and General
Surgery. Moreover, he is also Editor of several international high impact journals.
Ludovico Abenavoli University Magna Graecia Catanzaro (Italy)
Ludovico Abenavoli is an Associate Professor of gastroenterology at the Department of Health Sciences, University “Magna Græcia”, Catanzaro (Italy). Since 2012, he is invited professor at the University of Batna (Algeria), since 2015, he is inviting professor at the University of Novi Sad (Serbia), and since 2016, he is an Associate Professor at the Faculty of Medicine, University “Iuliu Hatieganu” of Cluj-Napoca (Romania). Between 2012 and 2015, he was board member of University Gastroenterology Education Committee (UNIGASTRO), and between 2013 and 2017, he was board member of Italian Society of Gastroenterology and Digestive Endoscopy (S.I.G.E.).
Ludovico Abenavoli is the author of 144 publications in peer-reviewed international Journals in the field of gastroenterology and hepatology. His main contributions include: the treatment of alcoholic and nonalcoholic liver diseases, the evaluation of health effects of Mediterranean diet, the epidemiology of liver diseases.