Speakers: Antonio M Risitano, Jeanne Arènes
Prof. Antonio M Risitano is Director of Hematology and Hematopoietic Stem Cell Transplantation at the AORN San Giuseppe Moscati in Avellino, and Professor of Hematology at the Federico II University of Naples. After his education at the Federico II University of Naples, Prof. Risitano spent 3 years at the Hematology Branch of the National Institutes of Health in Bethesda, where he dedicated to experimental work on the pathophysiology of bone marrow failure syndromes, under the guidance of Dr. Neal Young. In 2004 he moved back to Naples where he served as Research Associate and then Assistant Professor in the Hematology unit, focusing paroxysmal nocturnal hemoglobinuria, aplastic anemia as well as of stem cell transplantation. From 2010 to 2020 he was Director of the bone marrow transplantation unit and Associate Professor of Hematology at the Federico II University, before being appointed as Head of Hematology in Avellino in July 2020. Prof. Risitano pioneered the development of novel treatments for aplastic anemia and paroxysmal nocturnal hemoglobinuria through seminal preclinical and clinical works.
Jeanne Arènes is an actress and actors' director.
She started acting at a young age and became a professional actress in 2004.
In 2014 she received the Molière for the female revelation for her role in " Le cercle des illusionnistes " by Alexis Michalick, with whom she will create a new play in 2017, " Intra-muros ".
In cinema and television she has worked under the direction of Cédric Klapisch (Deux moi), Nicolas Bedos (La belle époque), François Desagnat (Zai zai zai zai), Alexis Michalick (Edmond, une histoire d'amour), Katell Quillevéré and Hélier Cisterne (Le monde de demain), Xavier Maingon (pitch, a short programme on canal +)...
She was diagnosed with bone marrow failure in 2015, and transplanted in 2016