Pietro Enea Lazzerini 

Pietro Enea Lazzerini received his M.D. degree at the University of Siena, Siena, Italy, in 1997, followed by a postgraduate degree in Internal Medicine at the same University, in 2004. Since 2008, he is Assistant Professor of Internal Medicine at the Department of Medicine, Surgery and Neurosciences of the University of Siena, with teaching activity in Internal Medicine and Clinical Immunology in various degree courses and specialties of the Faculty of Medicine, University of Siena, and clinical activity at University Hospital of Siena (Internal Medicine Unit). His main research interests include immunologic mechanisms of cardiac arrhythmias (in particular, long QT-syndrome) and sudden death, cardiovascular involvement in systemic autoimmune diseases, pleiotropic effects of statins in rheumatology and immunology, homocysteine metabolism and purinergic system in inflammation and fibrogenesis. Pietro Enea Lazzerini has been a Referee for many prestigious peer-reviewed journals in the fields of Internal Medicine, Cardiology and Rheumatology, including The New England Journal of Medicine, Circulation, The Journal of American College of Cardiology and Arthritis and Rheumatism. He participated as invited speaker in several international meeting, including the American Heart Association’s (AHA) Annual Scientific Conference 2013 in Dallas, Texas (USA), where he gave the lecture entitled “Clinical aspects of the novel autoimmune-associated long QT syndrome”, and the American Heart Association’s (AHA) Annual Scientific Conference 2015 in Orlando, Florida (USA) where he gave the lecture entitled “Arrhythmic risk in rheumatoid arthritis: the role of systemic inflammation”