on behalf of the Local Organising Committee, I have the pleasure of inviting you to participate in the 68th Congress of the Italian Physiological Society that will be organized in Pavia.
Pavia hosts one of the most ancient Universities of Europe (a.d. 1361) and is famous for its colleges and scientific history. Just recently Pavia has celebrated the centennial of the Nobel Prize to Camillo Golgi but its name is bound to many others (Volta, Spallanzani, Scarpa and Corti just to mention some of them) that have left important traces into modern biomedical sciences and physiology. The scientific meeting and social events will take place in the central buildings of the University and in the Borromeo and Ghislieri Colleges, all located in the historical town center.
The scientific programme is rich and stimulating and will be highlighted by the participation of distinguished foreign scientists, plenary lectures, symposia and workshops. The selection of best posters and communications and the coordination of discussions round leading themes is designed to promote the involvement of young physiologists.
I hope in your enthusiastic participation! Beside science, Pavia is reach of history and monuments mostly speaking of the longobard and medieval times (the famous Certosa and the castle) and is surrounded by the natural beauties of the Ticino River Regional Park and of the Oltrepo Pavese (famous for its wines) and of the nearby Alps. I wish you to enjoy the scientific programme, the art and the nature of Pavia and its region.
Welcome to Pavia!
Egidio D'Angelo, Chair
Antonio Colantuoni, President
Elena Fabbri, Secretary/Treasurer