THE EPATOCENTRO TICINO FOUNDATION: CENTER OF EXCELLENCE FOR CLINICAL AND FUNDAMENTAL RESEARCH IN THE FIELD OF LIVER DISEASES
The Foundation takes part in clinical and fundamental research protocols with which it contributes to the development of new diagnostic tools and cutting-edge treatments for liver diseases such as viral hepatitis, autoimmune hepatitis, fatty liver diseases and non-alcoholic steatohepatitis (NASH) as well as alcoholic liver disease. The Foundation with its Clinical Trials Unit (CTU) takes part in epidemiological and cohort studies, supported by national and international funding agencies and pharmaceutical laboratories. The ultimate focus is the development of innovative methods of diagnosis and treatments to improvement the outcome and quality of life of the patient. In addition, there is a particular interest in clinical pharmacology to promote progress in the safe and appropriate use of drugs.
A CENTRE FOR THE DISSEMINATION OF KNOWLEDGE ABOUT LIVER DISEASES, RELATED DISEASES AND THEIR TREATMENT
The Foundation is actively involved in training by organizing annual meetings, conferences and seminars for doctors, as well as conferences and events at the Cantonal, National and International level. The reputation of our center and the attraction of Southern Switzerland create an ideal setting to bring the main players in the health care system together to discuss the various current issues.
PROVIDE THOSE WHO SUFFER FROM LIVER DISEASE THE BEST CARE
The Foundation is committed to provide the best care tailored to the patient’s needs. We work in integrated networks linking specialist from Ticino and elsewhere. Such synergies and collaborations render expertise available elsewhere, available locally. This includes the development of networks and the creation of registries of patients with certain types of conditions, to promote the development of standards of care especially important for rare diseases.