International Conference on Complex Acute Illness
July 27-29, 2017 Milano, Italy
Politecnico Di Milano

The program for ICCAI promotes a seamless transition between basic science and clinical research, emphasizing trans-disciplinary interaction between physicians, basic scientists, mathematicians, computer scientists, physicists and engineers – all united with a passion of applying complexity science and advanced bedside monitoring to care for the critically ill patients.  Traditional SCAI topics range from bio signal interpretation and advanced multidimensional monitoring of patients to modeling and computational systems biology approaches for modeling diseases and identifying potential therapeutic interventions. Invited speakers will present their cutting edge work. Abstract submissions are peered reviewed and, upon acceptance, presented either in oral or poster sessions.

A Welcome Message


The Venue

The historical campus of Politecnico di Milano will provide a fitting venue for the sessions. Dept. of Electronics, Information, and Bioengineering (DEIB), Politecnico di Milano, via Ponzio 34/5, Conference room (plenary) and Seminar room (posters). Milano will warmly welcome you, offering its active way of life along with its history and art from Roman, to Middle Ages, Renaissance, Neoclassic, Modern, and Contemporaneous. You will experience the delightful cuisine at the gala evening celebration on the evening of Friday 28 July (@ Hotel Michelangelo) and have the opportunity to enjoy a Social Networking Event in the form of a local tour which will take place during the Saturday (29 July) afternoon part of the conference program. This event is designed to offer a chance for discussion among colleagues while being inspired by the surrounding beauty of Milano!

Accomodation  – What to do in Milano


Important Dates:

April 15 May 15Abstract submission deadline   Extended!
May 30 – Abstract acceptance notification
July 1 – Last day for Early Bird Registration
July 26, 4:30pm – SCAI Business Meeting (all attendees welcome!)
July 27-29 – Conference


Invited Speakers

Alberto Porta (short bio), Università di Milano, Computing Cardiac Control Complexity and Cardioventilatory Coupling in Acute Illness
Marino Gatto (short bio), Politecnico di Milano, Modelling the Complexity of Acute Illness Epidemiology
Markus Huber Lang (short bio), Universitätsklinik um Ulm, Complex Crosstalking Complement and Coagulation System after Polytrauma
Adriano Henney (short bio), Avicenna Alliance for Predictive Medicine, Ageing Populations, Complex Diseases and Unmet Medical Need: A Challenge for In Silico Medicine
Jason D Christie (short bio), Perelman School of Medicine, University of Pennsylvania, Integrative Genomic, Transcriptomic, and Proteomic Approaches to Complex Acute Lung Injury Syndrome Endotypes
Alberto Zanella (short bio), Policlinico/Università di Milano, Future Prospective in Extracorporeal Organs Support


2017 Preliminary Scientific Program


Scientific Committee
Mitchell Cohen (President), Denver Health Medical Center
Gary An, University of Chicago Medicine
Andriy Batchinsky, U.S. Army Institute of Surgical Research
Timothy Buchman, Emory University School of Medicine
Sergio Cerutti, Politecnico di Milano, Italy
Gilles Clermont, University of Pittsburgh
Marie Csete, Huntington Medical Research Institutes
Judy Day, University of Tennessee
Randall Moorman, University of Virginia
Yoram Vodovotz, University of Pittsburgh
Ruben Zamora, University of Pittsburgh
Sven Zenker, University of Bonn

Local Organizing Committee
Giuseppe Baselli
Federico Aletti
Alice Cambiaghi
Marta Carrara
Manuela Ferrario
Maria Gabriella Signorini