Society of Italian Researchers & Professionals in Western Canada
Special Message

Social distancing guidelines put forth by the Canadian government (no large crowd events) is still paramount in our fight of Covid-19.

ARPICO speaking/public events are typically, by their very nature, occasions when people meet and converse at close range, rendering social distancing challenging. In light of this and in line with both provincial and federal guidelines, for the safety of its members, guests, speakers and volunteers, the ARPICO board of directors has voted unanimously to suspend the Society’s public activity until further notice.

We will continue to monitor the development of the pandemic in Canada and around the world via information from national and international health officers, with a view to decide when it will be safe to restart our public events. We are all very much looking forward to a time when life returns to normal and public activities can resume.

We wish to emphasize that the rest of ARPICO’s activities, such as selection of topics and speakers for future events, fundraising, advertising our travel scholarship and interviewing applicants for it will continue normally.

We trust that our members will support this course of action and are looking forward to resuming our activity as soon as the health situation permits it.

Foresight in Medicine

The Italian Embassy in Washington will close the scientific component of the "2013: Anno della Cultura Italiana negli Stati Uniti" initiative with the conference: "I Am Not My Body. I Am My Mind: in memory of Rita Levi-Montalcini - Foresight in medicine: research induced society changes in the next decade".

The event will take place in Washington on December 13th, 2013 and will host a debate among scientists, doctors, policy makers and epistemologists aimed at identifying and discussing forthcoming medical research developments likely to impact on society in the next ten years.

In preparation of the event, the Embassy requested a Management Committee to draft a Delphi like consultation (Phase 1) whose results will define key items to be further developed by the Committee (Phase 2) and discussed during the December 13th event. ISSNAF participates to this effort by warmly inviting you to participate in this consultation.

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Join us as a member of ARPICO to support our endeavour to disseminate knowledge and research work, provide accesible and informal forums for discussions and debate, and exchange ideas realted to topics and issues relevant to modern society.