Professor Evelina Tacconelli

Director, Infectious Diseases Section, Verona University Hospital, Italy & Department of Internal Medicine, DZIF Clinical Research Unit, University of Tübingen, Germany

Evelina Tacconelli is Director of the Infectious Diseases Section at Verona University Hospital, Italy, and at the Department of Internal Medicine, DZIF Clinical Research Unit at the University of Tübingen, Germany.

Evelina coordinated the WHO priority list of antibiotic resistant bacteria for the research and development of new effective antibiotics as well as the WHO project on limitations of estimates of the burden of antibiotic resistant infections within the GLASS (Global Surveillance of Resistant Severe Infections) project. She is Chair of the European Committee for Infection Control (EUCIC), and a WHO and ECDC consultant for infection control and antimicrobial stewardship. Evelina has a wealth of experience in the participation and coordination of European projects and networks focused on antimicrobial resistance.