6th World Thrombosis Day in Matera (Italy)! October 12-13, 2019

Recognized on 13 October, World Thrombosis Day (WTD) focuses attention on the often overlooked and misunderstood condition of thrombosis.

The celebration of the 6th World Thormbosis Day in Italy took place on October 12-13, 2019 in Matera, a city in the region of Basilicata, in Southern Italy, nominated European Capital of Culture for 2019.
Matera lies in a small canyon carved out by the Gravina River and it has gained an international fame for its ancient town, the "Sassi di Matera". The Sassi are habitations dug into the calcareous rock itself, originated in a prehistoric troglodyte settlement. In fact, these dwellings are thought to be the first ever human settlements in what is now Italy.
Because of the ancient primeval-looking scenery in and around the Sassi, many filmmakers, like Pier Paolo Pasolini (The Gospel According to St. Matthew - 1964) and Mel Gibson (The Passion of the Christ – 2014) have chosen Matera as the movie setting for ancient Jerusalem.

In this suggestive site, the 6th World Thrombosis Day in two days pursued its goal of increasing knowledge and awareness on thrombosis.
On the first day, there was an intensive workshop on pathophysiology, diagnosis, treatment and prevention of thrombosis, involving many Italian speakers, among the most expert clinicians and researchers in the field.
The second day was dedicated to the general population with a meeting in a square of Matera to inform them about the risk prediction of developing venous thrombosis.

The event has been recognized as a cultural-social activity in the frame of all the events of the year dedicated to “Matera - European Capital of Culture 2019”.

Take a look at the  program here.

Here there are some shots from Matera: