Scientific Director Florence University Italy
President (2003- 2005) of Italian PRM Society SIMFER President (2005-2007 ) of Italian NeuroRehabilitation Society SIRN President ( 2007-2011) of European PRM Society ESPRM Member of ESPRM - Chair of Robotic and new technologies European Committee and European Robotic Rehabilitation Summer School 2017 Member of Mediterranean PRM Forum and of Siracuse Mediterranean PRM School, Member of WFNR – Chair of Community Based NeuroRehabilitation Special Interest Group Member of ISPRM - Co-Chair of WHO Cooperation Committee. Member of R I Rehabilitation International – World Working Group for ICF World implementation. Chair in WHO of 2014/2020 Disability Action Plan Rehabilitation Working Group and of CBR Community Based Rehabilitation Working Group. Member of many national and international committees and organizations working about development, education , financial aspects for Health and Rehabilitation services. Member of central Working Group for National Plan for Rehabilitation organization and management edited by the Italian Government in 2012.
Rehabilitation - Management methodology aiming to face the changing needs and to realize a community comprehensive network for Rehabilitation, regarding mainly aged populations. Rehabilitation - Research and experiences for implementation of new Technologies, Robotics and Telerehabilitation. NeuroRehabilitation - Applications and perspectives in developed and developing Countries. Disabled People Needs - ICF, and its advanced applications in education, in team working, in clinic tasks and organization aiming efficacy/effectiveness in Rehabilitation and Assistence. Disabled People Rights - UN Conventions on Rights for Persons with Disabilities, World Report on Disabilities , International Perspective for persons with Spinal Cord Injury with the aim to support diffusion and implementation all over the World of these fundamental documents.