The faculty consists of international experts and local specialists to ensure high quality in both the theoretical and practical sessions of the courses.

Please see below a list of the faculty members for the 2021 course:

Scientific responsibility

Alberto Piaggesi, MD, Professor, Endocrinologist (CV)

Director of the Diabetic Foot Section of the Pisa University Hospital
Dept of Endocrinology and Metabolism
University of Pisa
Pisa, Italy

International faculty

José Luis Lázaro Martínez, Spain

Master of Science Degree on Health’s Research 

University of the Complutense University of Madrid (UCM)

Alexandra Marques, Portugal

PhD in Materials Science & Technology

3B’s Research Group, University of Minho, Portugal

Vilma Urbancic-Rovan, Slovenia

MD, PhD specialist in internal medicin

University Medical Centre Ljubljana, Zaloska

Armin Koller

University education at Westfälische Wilhelms-Universität

Münster, Germany


Nina Petrova

King's College Hospital

London, UK

Javier Aragón Sánchez


National faculty (Italy)

Alberto Piaggesi, Course organiser

Director of the Diabetic Foot Section of the Pisa University Hospital
Dept of Endocrinology and Metabolism University of Pisa

Giacomo Aringhieri

MD, Radiologist, Research Assistant

University of Pisa

Valentina Dini, Italy

Wound Healing Research Unit

Department of Dermatology

University of Pisa, Italy

Francesca Maria Turini

Staff Radiologist

Radiodiagnostica I Universitaria, Azienda Ospedaliera Universitaria Pisana

Irene Bargellini

Interventional Radiology, Vascular Imaging, Computed Tomography

Pisa University Hospital

Vinicio Napoli

Vascular and Interventional Radiology 

Hospital and University of Pisa, Pisa, Italy 

Claudia Giacomozzi

Senior Research Scientist, PhD in Bioengineering

Dep. of cardiovascular and endocrine-metabolic diseases and aging

Italian National Institute of Health, Rome

Enrico Tagliaferri

Infectious Diseases

Unit Medical Doctor

Livorno, Italy 

Daniele Adami

Letizia Pieruzzi, Italy

Diabetic Foot Section

Pisa University Hospital

Chiara Goretti

Consultant at Diabetic Foot Unit, Department of Medicine-Azienda Ospedaliero-Universitaria Pisana, Pisa, Italy

Medicine and Surgery

Elisabetta Iacopi

Diabetologist, Endocrinologist, Diabetic Foot Care Specialist

Diabetic Foot Section – Pisa University Hospital

Antonio Cicorelli

Paola Scalise