Workshops & Events

Reflecting its mission to promote a science culture, meetings and workshops are amongst the IBSA Foundation’s core activities. The Foundation organizes periodic workshop and events, each focused on a different subject, that bring together members of the scientific community, academia and regulators


Professione: cacciatore di bufale (online) – New edition of the contest

Workshop | Italy | 9 October 2017

After the great success of the contest “Bufale in rete: come riconoscerle!” promoted for the school year 2016-17 in collaboration with the Istituto Pasteur Italia, also comes the second edition “Professione: cacciatore di bufale in rete!”. The new edition of the contest is focused on the importance to allow the kids to become debunker of […]

“La Scienza a regola d’arte”: Tony Cragg – Piergiorgio Odifreddi in conversation

Event | Lugano, Switzerland | May 9, 2017

Taking as a basis this quote of the famous contemporary artist Tony Cragg: “I see the art as supplement and expansion of the science”, MASI and IBSA Foundation have inaugurated a series of conversations among representatives of the artistic and scientific field, entitled: “Science state of art”.

The prizegiving of the contest “Bufale in rete: come riconoscerle!”

Event | Rome | May 2nd, 2017
As part of the #BastaBufale (#StopHoaxes) meeting organized by the Chamber of Deputies, the prizegiving of the winning classes of the contest “Bufale in rete: come riconoscerle!” (“Network hoaxes: how to recognize them!”) has was held today, 2nd May 2017. The contest, promoted by IBSA Foundation and Istituto Pasteur Italia, is part of the initiative [...]

E- Health: Between hoaxes and the truth: the Two Sides of Online Health

Workshop | Palazzo Ferrajoli, Rome | January 26, 2017

E-Health: between hoaxes and the truth. The first guide created to help people defend themselves against the hidden dangers of the internet. but that’s not all!

Launch the new USI’s (Università della Svizzera Italiana) biomedical sciences faculty in Lugano

Event | Lugano | 24 January 2017

IBSA Foundation is part of the project for the launch of the new USI’s Biomedical Sciences Faculty in Lugano and will sponsor 10 annual renewable scholarships to those students willing to conclude the course of their study with the USI’s Master.

Pasteur for boys and girls, a novel project. Kickoff of a competition on fake information circulated over the internet and how to recognise it.

Event | Rome | 21 October 2016

Pasteur for boys and girls is a novel project designed to help young people learn and recognise true science through a proactive and creative approach.

Health literacy, what is this?

Workshop | Milano - Italy | October 12, 2016

Our Foundation held two meetings on Health Literacy coordinated by Professor Peter Schulz, USI, Lugano, Switzerland, and Professor Michaёla Liuccio, Sapienza University, Rome, Italy.

The IBSA Foundation for children and teens: movie program at the Lugano Hospital

Event | Lugano | 11 May 2016

The IBSA Foundation provides support for young patients at this hospital, who at times need long-term inpatient care and treatment.

E-health: progress or danger?

Workshop | Sapienza University of Rome, Italy | November 18, 2015

Growth and increasing use of the Internet, social networks and mobile technologies have changed the way Italians get health information about health. To discuss these developments, IBSA Foundation promoted a specific workshop.

Activities for children hospitalized at the Lugano Civic Hospital 2013-2015

Event | Lugano, Switzerland | May 18, 2015

The Lugano Civic hospital provides educational services to children who need long-term inpatient or outpatient care at this hospital and are unable to attend their usual school. The IBSA Foundation has elected to fund these activities. It started doing so in 2013 by paying for the salary of an educator who teaches hospital children a […]