Dr. Antonella Vezzani
Dr. Antonella Vezzani is an anaesthesiologist at the University Hospital of Parma – Italy. She currently conducts the adult Cardiac Surgery Intensive Care Unit. She is member of the Associazione Italiana Donne Medico (AIDM) and a co-author of more than 60 publications, including original research articles on international referred journals, conference papers and book chapters.
From 2008 to date she is the President of the Equal Opportunities Commission of the University Hospital of Parma and she achieved:
- a survey on work-life balance for men and women in medicine
- the code of practice on the prevention and eradication of sexual harassment in the workplace
- the working group for the prevention of violence against health workers
- gender to be included in the mission hospital annual report
In addition, from 2012, she realizes, in Parma, an annual meeting on gender medicine with the aim to raise awareness the public and professionals on the issue of gender difference. Moreover she designed two training programs to improve attitudes, beliefs and behaviours of health care providers regarding domestic violence.