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City: Torino

Institution: University of Torino


Biography of Mario RIZZETTO

Mario Rizzetto qualified in medicine and surgery from the University of Padova in 1969. He completed a research fellowship in immunology at
Middlesex Hospital School of Medicine in London in 1972-1973. Professor Rizzetto was a visiting researcher at the Laboratory for Infectious Diseases at the National Institutes of Health in the USA from 1978 to 1979. He has been Professor of Gastroenterology at the University of Torino until his retirement in 2015.

Professor Rizzetto’s contributions to hepatitis research culminated in his discovery – in 1977 – of the delta antigen (now known as hepatitis delta virus or HDV) and the elucidation of its role in fulminant and chronic hepatitis.

PHC's participations

Monday, March 08th 2021


13th PHC – 2020

Monday, January 13th 2020


2nd PHC – 2007

Tuesday, January 23rd 2007

HBeAg negative chronic hepatitis B (chairman)

3rd PHC – 2009

Tuesday, January 20th 2009

Hepatitis D: the come back ? -

4th PHC – 2011

Tuesday, January 18th 2011

Special populations (chairman)

6th PHC – 2013

Tuesday, January 15th 2013

Hepatitis delta -

7th PHC – 2014

Tuesday, January 14th 2014

New therapeutic perspectives (chairman)

11th PHC – 2018

Monday, January 15th 2018

Luncheon workshops - (chairman) -

Tuesday, January 16th 2018

Delta hepatitis revisited -

9th PHC – 2016

Tuesday, January 12th 2016

The adventure of Delta -