As Italy experiences "lockdown" our efforts will continue and, if possible, will increase to meet the growing needs.
In order to support the work of all professionals involved, SIMEU intends to continue in the role of disclosing all information useful for the treatment of patients.
Social media networks clearly show us just how much the public understands the role our profession plays. Public figures and ordinary people spend time each and every day thanking Doctors and Nurses: some have even referred to us as the "soldiers in this war". Calls for responsible behavior and a refound empathy towards all healthcare workers are now widespread.
In this difficult situation, we must strive to take better care of ourselves as well, for our own good, for the good of our families and, above all, for the many patients who set their hopes on us, as well as for the often frightened public, in whom we must continue to instill courage and awareness.
Our scientific society has always been about openness.
It is at your disposal and ready to receive your advice, alerts, indications of need, and your stories in the name of the old adage - perhaps now more timely - "unity is strength"
I wish each and every one of you success in your work.
Salvatore Manca _ President of SIMEU