She is currently working as Research Director at the CNR Aging Branch-Institute of Neuroscience in Padua and is the
Director of the CNR Project on Aging, involving 22 multidisciplinary, research centers in Italy. Over the year, Dr. Maggi
has created a large international network, leading to the implementation of cross-national research projects.
Since 2001 she is a member of the Board of Directors, American Federation for Aging (AFAR), New York, NY, US, and
Secretariat General of the Mediterranean Society for Osteoporosis and other Skeletal Diseases.
Dr. Maggi has been the Academic Director and is currently the President of the European Union Geriatric Medicine
Dr. Maggi is the author of about 300 publications in international journals of Medicine and Public Health and is Editor
in Chief of Aging Clinical and Experimental Research.
Speaker Abstract(s): S34
Medical Oncology and Immunotherapy, Oncology, Siena, Italy
Dr. Michele Maio, MD, PhD, is Director of the Division of Medical Oncology and Immunotherapy at the University Hospital
of Siena – Department of Oncology, Lecturer in Immunology at the Medical School of Udine, and Adjunct Professor at the
College of Science and Biotechnology at Temple University. Dr. Maio received his MD from the 2nd School of Medicine in
Naples. He is board certified in Oncology and Hematology, and is licensed as full Professor of Oncology.
Dr. Maio’s research interests include cancer immunobiology and epigenetics, as well as bioimmunotherapy of solid
tumors. He has authored more than 250 publications in books, monographs, and peer-reviewed Journals including
Lancet, Lancet Oncology, New England Journal of Medicine, Journal of Clinical Investigation, Human Gene Therapy,
Journal of Translational Medicine, Blood, Breast Cancer Research and Treatment, Cancer Research, Cancer Immunology
Immunotherapy, Journal of Clinical Oncology, and Clinical Cancer Research.
Dr. Maio serves on Editorial Boards for Seminars in Oncology, Journal of Immunotherapy, Women’s Oncology Reviews,
Journal of Translational Medicine, Journal of Experimental and Clinical Cancer Research, and Supportive and Palliative
Dr. Maio is funding member and President of the Italian Network for Tumor Biotherapy (NIBIT) and he is President of
the NIBIT Foundation.
Dr. Maio has served/serves on Advisory Boards, Steering and Scientific Committees for different Pharmaceuticals
including: BMS, GSK, Roche, MSD, AZ, MedImmune, Amgen, Merck Serono, Epigen Therapeutics, Sigma-tau, Novartis,
Pierre Fabre, Astex Pharmaceuticals, Pfizer.
Dr. Maio has supervised more than 20MD and PhD theses. His preclinical and clinical research activities are supported by
national and international granting bodies. Lastly, Dr. Maio is/has been Principal Investigator and national Coordinator
of more than 100 phase I–III clinical trials.
Speaker Abstract(s): S35
Athens Medical School
Surgery – Breast Unit
Christos J. Markopoulos is Professor of Surgery at the Medical School of the National and Kapodistrian University of
Athens in Greece. He is also the clinical director of the Breast Unit at ‘Laiko’ University Hospital of Athens and the
Breast Unit at Athens Medical Centre – Private Hospital in Athens.
He graduated from Athens Medical School in 1979 and, following a 5 years training, he passed the National exams for
the license of general surgery. He received his PhD degree from Athens University in 1985 and he also holds an MPhil
degree in Oncology–Breast Cancer from St. George’s Medical School of the University of London, UK (1988).
He specialized in Breast Cancer management in London – UK working as a Senior Registrar in Surgery at the Breast
Unit of St George’s Hospital and Medical School and at The Royal Marsden Hospital in London (UK) and Sutton – Surrey
(1985–1988). He has also worked as a research fellow for 1 year at the Ludwing Institute for Cancer Research at Sutton,
Professor Markopoulos has published over 300 scientific papers in peer reviewed international and National medical
journals with over 1,000 total IF and more than 4,000 citations by other authors. His research has been published in
medical journals with high IF, including the
NEJM, Lancet, JAMA, JCO
. He has also authored several books on
the management of breast cancer and his book on “
Diseases of the Breast
” is the official book of the elective course of Athens
Medical School. He serves as member of the editorial board and as a reviewer in multiple international medical journals.
In 2000, Prof. Markopoulos founded the “Hellenic Society of Breast Surgeons” which he chaired until 2015, been also in
charge of the educational and research section. He also promoted the collaboration with the Greek breast cancer patients’
advocacy groups and Europa Donna Hellas and he was awarded for his efforts to improve breast cancer management in
Greece by the “society of volunteers against cancer” and the “National society of women with Breast Cancer”.
Prof. Markopoulos is Vice-President of the “Division of Breast Surgery” of the European Board of Surgery in UEMS and
Chairman of the examination board of the European Breast Surgery Qualification exams (EBSQ) in Breast Surgery. He
is an elected member of the EC of EUSOMA since 2010 and also member of several medical associations and societies
including the BASO, ABS-UK, ACBS-USA and ESSO. He is the national coordinator for various international trials,
national representative in BIG and IBCSG,