Dr Alfredo Cesario

Dr Alfredo Cesario is the executive scientific manager (deputy scientific director) of an Italian research Institute active in the field of Rehabilitative Medicine, the IRCCS San Raffaele Pisana. As well, Dr Cesario is permanent member of the SRS ethical committee. The recent experience as scientific/project officer within the European Commission Services in Brussels (Directorate General for Research and Technology Development) give Dr Cesario all the management tools to handle the participation in large, multinational, cooperative research efforts. This is particularly true in the case where the involvement of human subjects is envisaged by the activities of the project: Dr Cesario, in fact, was the desk officer of the dossier on the Directive 2001/20/EC (the “clinical trial directive”) and actively participate, as board member, the European Forum for Good Clinical Practice (www.efgcp.be) a NGO active at the interface between clinical research and ethics.