Un chierico inglese di nome Rahere venne pellegrino a Roma, probabilmente nella prima decade del XII secolo, si ammalò, e guarì miracolosamente grazie all’intervento di San Bartolomeo. Tornato a Londra, fondò il più antico ospedale di Londra, attivo fino ad oggi, intitolato a San Bartolomeo. A 900 anni dalla fondazione, si terrà per la prima volta presso la Basilica di San Bartolomeo all’Isola una giornata di studi sull’argomento, in collegamento con Londra, riallacciando una storia iniziata nove secoli fa.
Organized in collaboration with Campus Bio-Medico University of Rome, and taking place in the stunning Basilica San Bartolomeo in Rome, this event will celebrate 900 years of Barts Hospital and highlight its origins in Rome. With talks delivered by London and Rome based staff covering both historical and medical topics this event will spotlight the international connection and shared heritage of both institutions.
Dating back to 998CE the basilica contains putative relics of St Bartholomew the Apostle. It is located on Tiber Island which has been associated with healing throughout history and features a hospital operating continuously since 1584.
The Basilica is the site of a vision experienced by Rahere during his pilgrimage to Rome. He fell grievously ill and at death’s door, he claimed to have had a vision of St Bartholomew, patron saint of doctors and healers, who directed him to build a hospital for the treatment of the poor and needy upon his return to London.
09.00-9.40 Welcome & Opening
Welcome Address by the Rector of Basilica di San Bartolomeo –Don Angelo Romano
Welcome by the Symposium Chairs Professor Sir Mark Caulfield Professor Paolo Pozzilli Professor David Leslie
Institutional welcome by UK Embassy to the Holy See – Ambassador Christopher J. Trott
Welcome address by the Rector of Campus Bio-Medico University of Rome – Professor Eugenio Guglielmelli
09:40 -10:00 The History of Barts and Rome
Professor Charles Knight
10:00 – 10:20 Rahere and Medicine in the 12th Century – Professor Virginia Davis
10:20 – 10:40 Barts the Great in London Fr Marcus Walker
10:40 – 11:00 The Basilica of San Bartolomeo at the time of Rahere Professor Alessandra Milella
11:00 – 11:25 Coffee Break
Common Chronic Disease – Autoimmunity and Inflammation Session Chairs: Professors Aine McKnight and Ahuva Nissim
11:25 – 11.40 Autoinflammatory Diseases Professor Mauro Perretti
11:40 – 11:55 Diabetes: Barts, Fate and Miasma Professor David Leslie
11:55 – 12:10 Stratified medicine in Rheumatoid arthritis – Professor Costantino Pitzalis
12:10 – 12:25 Common Chronic Disease – Autoimmunity: Panel Discussion
12:25 – 12:40 Transforming Genomics in Healthcare Professor Sir Mark Caulfield Common Chronic Disease – Macrovascular Disease Session chairs: Doctor Antonio Creta and Professor Federica Marelli-Berg
12:40 – 12:55 Making an impact in the prevention of cardiovascular disease – Professor Sir Nicholas Wald
12:55 – 13:10 Innate Immunity Inflammation and Cancer – Professor Alberto Mantovani
13:10 – 13:25 Common Chronic Disease – Macrovascular Disease: Panel discussion
13:25 – 13:35 Final Remarks – Professor Paolo Pozzilli Professor Charles Knight