Co-Chair Public and International Relations Ad-hoc Committee
Prof Leandro Pecchia is Full Professor of Biomedical Engineering at the University Campus Biomedico in Rome, Italy, and the Innovation Manager for the World Health Organization (WHO) R&D Blueprint and COVID-19 PPE program. Since December 2021, the Italian Minister of Health appointed Prof Leandro Pecchia as one of the three medical device experts of the Technical and Clinical Committee of the Ministry of Health. From September 2013 to February 2022, he has been professor of biomedical engineering at the University of Warwick, UK, where he holds still a part-time position.
Dr Pecchia is a key partner in several European research projects focusing on IA and IoT for healthcare remote monitoring and the use of AI and robots to improve hospital efficiency and safety.
Dr Pecchia authored more than 200 peer-reviewed papers on journals, books and conferences in the fields of medical devices, biomedical signal processing, Health Technology Assessment (HTA), Internet of Things and machine learning applied to active and healthy ageing and management of chronic diseases.
Dr Pecchia is the immediate Past President of the European scientific society of biomedical engineering (EAMBES), Secretary General of the International Federation of Medical and Biological Engineering (IFMBE), former Secretary General (2018-2022) of the International scientific society of medical physics and biomedical engineering (IUPESM), former Treasurer (2018-2022) of the IFMBE Clinical Engineering Division, and former IFMBE Healthcare Technology Assessment Division Chair (2015-18) and Treasurer (2012-15).