The first edition of P.I.Sa. Festival 2017 (Pisa Innova Salute) was held at the Le Benedectine Congress Center, Pisa, October 25 -28. Experts from all over Italy attended the conference, organized by the Interdepartmental Research Center for Health Promotion and Information Technology (ProSIT) of the University of Pisa. Various priority issues for public health, including vaccine prevention, environmental quality and child and elderly’ health were afforded and discussed.
In the framework of the conference, the LIFE KTE EnvHealth (Knowledge Transfer and Exchange Network in Environment and Health) organized a whole day of study to deepen issues related to the communication of health risks due to environmental pollutants and to the knowledge transfer among the research world, industry, the local administrations and citizens. The aims were both to suggest preventive actions and the adoption of adequate lifestyle attitudes and to provide appropriate tools suitable to support decision-making processes in the field of environment protection of and public health safeguard.
Nicoletta Nesto of the GHOST project team (which is a partner of the LIFE KTE network) attended the conference and was involved in the day of study by presenting the methodologies developed and applied by the project GHOST to raise stakeholders awareness and to increase their engagement regarding the management of ghost nets and other marine litters.