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Antonia Parmeggiani

Associate Professor

Department of Medical and Surgical Sciences

Academic discipline: MED/39 Child Neuropsychiatry

Head of Scuola di Specializzazione Neuropsichiatria Infantile (DI 68/2015)

Curriculum vitae

Professional education

Degree in Medicine on 1985 with summa cum laude.

Visitor from October 1986 to May 1987 in the Laboratory of Evoked Potential of the Child Neurology and Psychiatry Unit of the University of Perugia.

Grant from 1988 to 1989 to attend the “Hospital Saint Vincent de Paul” in Paris to improve knowledge of childhood and adolecence epilepsy, electroencephalography and evoked potentials.

Specialization in Child Neurology and Psychiatry on 1989 with summa cum laude.

Attended high education course "Managerial training for direction of complex healthcare units" with summa con laude (23/07/2020).

Academic career

Technical Collaborator in Child Neurology and Psychiatry on 1991, University of Bologna.

Researcher in Child Neurology and Psychiatry on 1999, University of Bologna.

Associate Professor in Child Neurology and Psychiatry on 2002, confirmed from 01/11/2005, University of Bologna.

Academic posts

Member of the Dean Advice of the Faculty of Medicine and Surgery from 2004/2005 to 2006/2007.

Secretary of the Faculty of Medicine and Surgery of the University of Bologna from 2010/2011 to 2011/2012.

Director of the Specialization School of Childhood Neurology and Psychiatry from 2005/2006 to 2007/2008 and from 2008/2009 to 2010/2011 (old regulations), from 2008/2009 to 2012/2013 and from November 1, 2013 (new regulations). From 2009/2010 local Bologna Coordinator of Specialization School of Childhood Neurology and Psychiatry aggregate consortium with Modena Reggio Emilia and Parma. Actually from October 3 2018 Director of the Specialization School of Childhood Neurology and Psychiatry.

Coordinator of first degree course (Speech Therapy) - Faenza, Campus Ravenna, for three years from 01/04/2014 and following three years from april 2017.

Member of the Committee of the Department of Medical and Surgical Sciences, and of the Medicine and Surgical School of the University of Bologna from 2012/20013 to 2014/2015.

Delegate of the Medicine and Surgical School of the University of Bologna in the Scientific Committee of the Interdepartmental Library of the bio-medical area.

Advisor of the Medicine and Surgical School of the University of Bologna of the degree courses (Faenza) in the Campus of Ravenna.

Member of the commission for the admission to the degree course of Medicine and Surgery on 2004-2005, 2005-2006, 2008-2009, 2011-2012 and of Health Care Professions from 2014-15. President of the academy board of italian language evaluation for foreign students before admission to the degree course of Medecine and Surgery and of Health Care profession from 2012-13.

Director of the CAF "La disprassia verbale in età evolutiva" (AA 2017/18); Direrector of the Master "Vocologia Clinica" (AA 2018/19, 2020/2021, 2021/22).

Membership to scientific and editorial commitee

Regional Secretary of the Italian Society of Childhood Neuropsychiatry from 1995 to 1997.

National Adviser of the Italian Society of Childhood Neuropsychiatry from 1998 to 2000.

Member of the Editorial Staff of the official journal of the Italian Society of Neuropsychatry of Childhood and Adolescence.

Adviser of  AdDU Board, of  FA.CE, ANGSA, ARSINPI, FANEP Scientific Boards. Member of the reviewer board of Journal of Pediatric Neurology and of the Editorial Board of the Rivista "Autismo e disturbi dello sviluppo" (Erickson).

Member of Scientific Societies: LICE, LFCE, SINC, SENP, ICNA, GIRNIA, SINPIA, ANIRCEF, SINP, Società Medica Chirurgica di Bologna.

Member of FIDAPA BPW (Bologna), president for two year of FIDAPA BPW Bologna Section 2017-19.

Educational activity

Professor teaching in degree courses: Medicine and Surgery, Ophtalmology Assistant, Logotherapy, Physiotherapy, and Professional Education, Technical Science of Preventive and Adapted Motor Activity and Technical Science and Sport Activity.

Professor teaching in Specialization Schools: Childhood Neurology and Psychiatry, Neurology, Psychiatry, Feeding Science, Audiology, Clinical Psychology, and Health Psychology.

Professor teaching in PhD "Odontology for handicapped subjects" (21,22 cycle) and in PhD of "General Medical Sciences and Services Sciences" (23, 24,25,29,30,31,32 cycle).

Professor teaching in Advance Training Course/Master: Faculty of Education Sciences of the University of Modena and Reggio Emilia (A.A. 2011-12; 2012-13; 2013-14) about Autism Spectrum Disorder; University of Bologna about Nutrition and well-being education (A.A. 2011-12), about Personality Disorders (A.A. 2013-14, 2014-15, 2015-16, 2016-17, 2017-18, 2018-19, 2019-20, 2020-21), about Ginecology, Endocrinology and Reproduction (A.A. 2016-17, 2017-18, 2018-19), about Teaching and pedagogy for students with autism spectrum disorder (A.A. 2016-17), and about Integrated approach to neuro-social-developmental disorders, about integrated treatmento of eating disorders (2018-19; 2019-20).

Student Tutor in degree courses: Medicine and Surgery, Professional Education, Specialization Schools of Childhood Neurology and Psychiatry and recipient of fellowship. 

Scientific activity

Proposer and collaborator in university research works (FATMA, 40%, 60%, CNR, junior researcher, PRIN 2003,2008, 2015).

Director of a competitive research project if FIA 2020 entitled: "Clinical, biochemists, immunological, and microbiological biomarkers in children with autism spectrum disorder: groundwork for a coherent assessment with a complex pathogenetic model".

Director of the reserach project in collaboration with the Department of Classical Philology and Italian Studies, University of Bologna, Italy, and the Department of Literary, Linguistics and Comparative Studies - University of Naples “L’Orientale”, Italy  "Linguistic Markers of Anorexia Nervosa: a prospective observationa study".

Research activity and many publications in international reviews, book chapters, italian reviews, national and international congress books, and abstracts.

Award

Figure cover of Brain and Development in 2001 year selected from A. Parmeggiani et al paper entitled Sneddon syndrome, arysulfatase A pseudodeficinecy and impairment of cerebral white matter(Brain Dev 2000; 22: 390-3).

Assitance activity

Medical doctor with high specialization, responsible of the “Autism Center: research, diagnosis and therapy”, of the “Laboratory of Childhood and Adolescence Neuropsychology” of the “Child Neurology and Psychiatry Unit” in the Department of Neurological Sciences - Neurologic Clinic of the University of Bologna/Azienda USL of Bologna until 30/11/2012, then in the IRCCS Insitute of Neurologic Sciences, Bellaria Hospital, AUSL Bologna. From October 1, 2013 medical doctor with high specialization about Autism Spectrum Disorder in the Child Neurology and Psychiatry Unit in the S. Orsola-Malpighi Hospital of Bologna. From March 1,2019 programme director about "Eating diosorders in childhood and adolescence" in the Child Neurology and Psychiatry Unit in the S. Orsola-Malpighi Hospital of Bologna.

Other activities

Member of the committee of child neurology and autism PAL in 2003/04. Member of the working committee for the Second Regional Conference regarding Mental Health in Castel San Pietro Terme (2005/06). Memeber of education, research and assistance committees of the Neurologic Clinic (Department of Neurological Sciences) of the University of Bologna. Member of the autism teem, PRIA regional project and scientific committee regarding assitance of patients with autism spectrum disorder.

Responsible of two study requested from the Regional Education Department of Emilia Romagna Region: 1) to identify the causes of disability in children attending the public schools of the Region Emilia Romagna during the school year 2012-2013, and to determine how these diagnoses are distributed among Provinces and school grades; 2) to test the efficacy of VB-MAPP in children affected by autism spectrum disorder in the School De Amicis (Anzola dell'Emilia - BO)(2015-16).

Member of the Regional Emilia Romagna Table for Feeding and Eating Disorders.

Member of the Regional Emilia Romagna Group regarding psychopathological impact of SARS-COV-2 pandemia in developmental age.