About Milan

European Congress on Personalised Medicine, Milan 2018

Forward as One: Integrating Innovation into Europe’s Healthcare Systems

EAPM is delighted to have the famous and elegant city host the Congress. Among other things, Milan is renowned for healthcare, research, the arts, commerce, design, education, entertainment, fashion, finance, and tourism. It is home to Italy’s Stock Exchange as well as the headquarters of large national and international banks.

Given its prowess in healthcare, Milan will act as the perfect venue for the personalised medicine Congress. Personalised medicine is, of course, in the news more-and-more often these days, with its goal of giving the right treatment to the right patient at the right time.

Milan has the third-largest economy in respect of European cities and is considered one of the ‘Four Motors for Europe’. It acted as the de facto capital of the Western Roman Empire from 286 to 402 AD.

Modern day Milan is considered the fashion and design capital of the world hosting several international events and fairs, not least among them the Milan Fashion Week and the Milan Furniture Fair.

The city receives around eight million overseas visitors each year. These tourists are attracted by Milan’s museums and art galleries, hosting some of the most important collections in the world, including important works by Leonardo da Vinci and other famous names.

On top of this, the city is home to two of Europe’s most successful football teams, AC Milan and Internazionale (Inter Milan), who share the famous San Siro stadium.

The ‘old own’ is just one Metro stop away: along with the Duomo and the Sforza Castle.

Milan is the powerhouse of Italy: it produces 10% of the country’s GNP; 25% of domestic research, it is home to 10 universities and every year it attracts over 4 million tourists. The Romans called it “Mediolanum” due to its position at the centre of the main communication routes of the time. Today, it is still one of Europe’s most accessible and welcoming cities: 200 destinations linked by 364,000 flights a year, 380 hotels with over 21,000 guest rooms. An immense system that comprises not only manufacturing, but also services, culture, entertainment, art, cinema, television, NGOs, fashion, sport and research. Milan has ancient origins; it was the capital of the Western Roman Empire and boasts a unique, world-famous artistic heritage, of which the best known is Leonardo da Vinci’s Last Supper.

Today the international centre of fashion and design, and a shopper’s paradise, Milan is a vibrant, trendy city, brimming with things to do and with a constantly changing scenario of clubs, bars and restaurants. All this against a truly enviable backdrop, Lombardy: dotted with charming cities of art, it is the region with the greatest expanse of natural parks and magnificent lakes – such as Lake Como – surrounded by mountains that attract numerous hikers and skiers. Without forgetting the rich flavours of Lombardy’s internationally renowned foods and wines. All this just over two hours from Venice, Florence and Genoa.

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Duomo Milan Cathedral
Navigli Milan