IRCCS E. Medea dell’Associazione “La Nostra Famiglia”
The Scientific Institute, IRCCS Eugenio Medea, is the scientific section of the Association “La Nostra Famiglia” a no-profit organization dedicated to promote and safeguard health care, education and services for young people with special needs. The Association acts through a network of 28 Rehabilitation Centers located in Italy, China, Equador, Brasil and South Sudan. Since 1985, the hospital has been an Institute for Research, Hospitalization and Health Care (Istituto di Ricovero e Cura a Carattere Scientifico – IRCCS), devoted to neurorehabilitation of child and adolescent motor, psychological and cognitive disabilities. Due to the age of the patients and to the complexity of the cases treated, the patient’s cure and care require an holistic approach to the medical condition including psychoeducational and social interventions on the patients and their families to achieve the greatest possible functional recovery of the patients.
The Institute has 4 branches in Italy:
- Bosisio Parini – Lombardy (Headquarters)
- Conegliano and Pieve di Soligo – Veneto
- San Vito al Tagliamento and Pasian di Prato – Friuli Venezia Giulia
- Brindisi – Puglia
Over 35000 patients are followed every year, with inpatients and outpatients activities. The clinical, rehabilitation and research activities focus on a wide set of neurological and psychiatric developmental disorders including:
Neurodegenerative and neuromuscular disorders, Cerebral and Cerebellar malformations;
Cerebral palsy and acquired brain injuries;
Neurodevelopmental disorders, autism, dyslexia and language disorders ADHD, eating disorders.
1- Clinical Neurosciences of pediatric age: Neuropathology, Neurophysiology, Neurorehabilitation Area
2- Developmental psychopathology, environmental psychology and learning processes Area
3- Neurobiology, Computational Biology and Pharmacology Area
4- Applied Technologies in Neurorehabilitation (Neuroimaging, Robotics and Bioengineering) and Health Management Area
Every year the Institute produces IF of 525 with an average of 140 publications on peer reviewed Journals.
In Bosisio Parini and Conegliano, the following university courses are respectively active:
- Speech therapy
- Developmental neuropsychomotricity therapy
- Occupational therapy