INTERNATIONAL DIABETES FEDERATION
FEDERATION INTERNATIONAL DU DIABETE
Volume I, No 4, December, 1954.
Professor Silvestri and Dr. Silvestri-Lapenna, made a roundtrip,
including several Italian cities, in order to meet some of their
colleagues, with a view to envisage the probability of extending
the work of the national Association.
At Genoa, they discussed matters with Prof. Cesare Ardy,
Director of the Diabetic Center of that city, and at Bologna
with Prof. Sotgiu, Director of the Medical University Clinic and
Dr. Eros Tolomelli, who for many years have been conducting a
Diabetic Center, connected with the local clinic.
It is expected that before long, a branch of the Italian
Association will come into being at Bologna, there being enough
enthusiasm to materialize plans that have been fostered for
quite some time.
At Turin, they attended a course of instruction for diabetics,
conducted by Prof. Catullo Fiorio, head of the Maria Vittoria
Hospital, who for many years has devoted himself to the
interests of diabetics, meeting as well Dr. Bruno Bruni, so well
known to all those being acquainted with his articles in the
Italian "Giornale dei Diabetici".
A diabetic physician, Prof. Fiandaca, has stimulated the
foundation of a local branch of the Italian Association, and
both Professor and Doctor Silvestri, availed themselves of the
opportunity to take part in a gathering at the Diabetic Center,
at the hospital mentioned above.
Dr. Bruno Bruni has written a report in this meeting, gratefully
commemorating the presence of these two people, that lead the
movement in Italy. The election of the members of the Executive
Council, had the following result:
Prof. Dr. Salvatore Fiandaca President
Prof. Dr. Mario Bonello Vice-President
Dr. Bruno Bruni Secretary-treasurer
Mrs. Giuseppina Pogliano Member
Dr. Pietro Bontardelli Member