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Paolo Rossi

Director of the Epidemiology Unit, Azienda USL - IRCCS di Reggio Emilia, Italy

Paolo Giorgi Rossi obtained the MSc in Molecular Biology in 1994 and Ph.D. in Cellular and Animal Biology in 1998 at the University of Pavia (Pavia, Italy). Since 1998, he has been working at the Agency for Public Health of Lazio, Rome, Italy, where he directed the Health Technology Assessment Service from 2006 to 2012. Now he is the director of the Epidemiology Service in the Reggio Emilia Local Health Authority and Research Hospital (AUSL – IRCCS). His principal interest is the evaluation of Public Health interventions and particularly cancer screening. He is the principal investigator of several independent epidemiological studies and trials on screening. He is author or co-author of more than 450 publications indexed in PubMed and more than 50 monographs and book chapters. He has been the president of the Italian Cervical Cancer Screening Group, the scientific society of the cervical cancer screening in Italy and member of the coordinating committee of the Italian Mammographic Screening Group. He is member of the European Commission Initiative on Breast Cancer and the European Commission Initiative on Colorectal cancer for the development of cancer screening Guidelines in Europe. He also co-lead the process of the Italian adolopment of the European breast cancer screening guidelines.

Theory and practice of risk-based screening: insights from MyPeBS trial