Giancarlo Comi (European Charcot Foundation)
Giancarlo Comi received a degree in medicine in 1973 and a neurological certification in 1977, both from Milan University. He joined the Department of Neurology, Scientific Institute San Raffaele, Milan University, in 1974 as an Assistant Professor. He is currently Professor of Neurology, Chairman of the Department of Neurology, and Director of the Institute of Experimental Neurology, at Vita-Salute San Raffaele University, Scientific Institute San Raffaele, Milan.
His fields of interest are principally directed towards the study of the pathophysiology and treatment of multiple sclerosis. Professor Comi has authored and co-authored more than 800 articles in peer-reviewed journals, and edited eight books.
He has a long-standing involvement as an active member of steering committees and advisory boards of many international clinical trials, mainly in the field of multiple sclerosis. He is the President of the European Charcot Foundation (ECF) and a member of the Executive Committee of the European Committee for Treatment and Research in Multiple Sclerosis (ECTRIMS).
Professor Comi has also served as President of the European Neurology Society and the Italian Society of Clinical Neurophysiology. He has recently been elected the President of the Italian Society of Neurology for the period of 2010 – 2012. He currently executive boards of various scientific associations and in the editorial boards of European Neurology and Neurological Sciences.