Valeria Santini

Valeria Santini is Associate Professor of Hematology at the University of Florence (Italy) since 2000. She received her medical degree from the University of Florence and became a Consultant in Haematology. She worked as a fellow of the European Organisation for Research and Treatment of Cancer (EORTC) at Dr Daniel den Hoed Cancer Center/Erasmus University, Rotterdam (The Netherlands). She then undertook training in the USA at the Leukemia Unit, M. D. Anderson Cancer Center, University of Texas, Houston (USA). Prof. Santini runs the MDS programme at the Haematology Unit at the AOU Careggi, Medical School, University of Florence. Her interest are in translational research in MDS and AML. She is a member of the medical advisory board of the Aplastic anemia and myelodysplastic syndromes International Foundation (AA & MDS IF), President of the Fondazione Italiana per lo studio delle Sindromi Mielodisplastiche (FISM) and Co-Chair of the GIMEMA MDS working party. She has served for two terms on the executive board of the Italian Society of Haematology (SIE) and she has been Vice-president of the Italian Society of Experimental Haematology (SIES). She is a member of the Scientific Committee of the European School of Hematology (ESH). She belongs to ASH, EHA and MDS Foundation. She is also an author of more than 140 peer-reviewed papers published in international journals and has been an invited speaker at numerous international meetings including the European Hematology Association, American Society of Clinical Oncology, American Society of Hematology, European Hematology Association and national hematology societies of several countries.