Prof. Andrea Volterrani [Conference Co-chair]

Researcher of Sociology of Cultural and Communication Processes
Director of Master in Social Communication
Director of Master in Social Farming
University of Rome Tor Vergata, Italy

Dr. Andrea Volterrani is a Sociologist of Cultural and Communication Processes at Department of Enterprise Engineering, University of Rome Tor Vergata. After graduating from the Faculty of Political Science Cesare Alfieri of the University of Florence, she is a fellow student at the Italian Foundation for Volunteering.

He was then assigned research from 1999 to 2005 at the Department of Sociology and Political Science of the University of Florence. From 1997 to 2003 he is also a professor of sociology of cultural processes, theory and technique of social communication, territorial communication and marketing at the Faculty of Political Science Cesare Alfieri of Florence.

From 2005 to 2008 he is a contractor and research grant at the Department of Historical, Legal and Political Sciences and Social Sciences at Siena University and a social contractor and family sociology lecturer at the Faculty of Political Science of the University of Siena . At the same time he is a professor of social studies contract at the Faculty of Communication Sciences of La Sapienza University of Rome (2004-2008) and of sociology of communication at the Faculty of Psychology of the University of Florence (2004-2006).Since 2008 is a researcher at Department of Enterprise Engineering, Tor Vergata University, Rome.

Volterrani is engaged in research, teaching and consulting on social communication, the third sector, integrated social politics and assessment processes, resilience community and prevention communication related on natural disaster

Prof. Elisabetta Gola [Conference Co-chair]

University of Cagliari

Elisabetta Gola is Associate Professor of Philosophy of Language at the University of Cagliari, where she teaches different courses among which Theory of Language and CommunicationSemiotics of mediaWriting Lab., and Journalism.

Her research interests are focused on cognitive semantics, experimental pragmatics, computational linguistics and   natural language processing, with a focus on metaphors and other non-literal usages of language in all the mental processes that are involved in communication and comprehension. More recent research interests include promotion of cultural heritage, health communication, framing effects and stereotypes, social network communication and language.

Fabrizio Meloni, Head of Local Organizing Committee

Dr.Fabrizio Meloni

Head of Local Organizing Committee of MEDCOM 2020,

University Hospital of Cagliari, Sardinia, Italy

Fabrizio Meloni is Press Office Manager in charge of communication and external relations of Azienda ospedaliero-universitaria of Cagliari, a very important Health University Institution in Italy. Professional journalist, he majored in Communications at University of Cagliari. He worked as a editor-in-chief for several Italian newspapers. Expert in Social Media, Social Communication, Public Communication and Political communication, he joined Azienda Ospedaliero-universitaria of Cagliari in 2011. His research interests include social media, health communication and communication between doctors and patients, but also all areas of public communication and citizens’ relations.

Prof. Chris Fenner [Conference Co-chair]

Assistant Professor of Communication
University of West Florida

Chris Fenner is an Assistant Professor of Communication at the University of West Florida, where he teaches courses in public relations, strategic communications, scientific communication, and persuasion and propagand..

His research interests include public relations education, crisis management, and leadership theory. His current work explores the role of agnotology, the intentional creation of ignorance, on public discourse and understanding of scientific knowledge. Dr. Fenner is an experienced public speaking consultant having served as a competitive collegiate speech and debate coach for over 15 years.

Conference Convener

Conference Chairs

Mr. Isanka P Gamage

The International Institute of Knowledge Management (TIIKM), Sri Lanka
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Conference Secretariat

Mr. Viraj Mayadunna
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