ISS eBug working group
Our e-Bug team is composed of 8 people working at the Istituto Superiore di Sanità, the National Institute of Health in Italy (from left to right: Sandra Salinetti, Annarita Barbaro, Annalisa Pantosti, Maria Cristina Barbaro, Elena Ambrosini, Claudia Lucarelli, Cristina Agresti, Paola De Castro). We represent different areas of expertise in the field of public health (microbiology, cell biology, health information literacy and communication). We are involved in different projects regarding health promotion at school. As for the e-bug, we translate original documents and tools and adjust them to the Italian landscape; we plan to test the e-bug material at school, in particular in classes where science is taught in English. We promote and disseminate the project at different levels, fostering collaboration between researchers and school teachers.
Paola De Castro (group leader) is the Director of the Publishing Unit of the Istituto Superiore di Sanità (ISS), the National Institute of Health in Italy (www.iss.it); she is responsible for ISS publications and active supporter of science communication, open science, and health information literacy. Paola promotes and carries on multidisciplinary research, cooperation and training for public health, mainly focused on communication of health care information to different targets, in Europe, Latin America and Africa. She takes part and organizes conferences, workshops, exhibitions, science festivals and training activities on general and specific health-related issues addressed to both researchers and the general public, including students.
ISS e-Bug working group
Our e-Bug team is composed of 8 people working at the Istituto Superiore di Sanità, the National Institute of Health in Italy (from left to right: Sandra Salinetti, Annarita Barbaro, Annalisa Pantosti, Maria Cristina Barbaro, Elena Ambrosini, Claudia Lucarelli, Cristina Agresti, Paola De Castro). Read more...
Prof. Giuseppe Cornaglia (from 2006 to 2011)
Dr. Raffaella Koncan (from 2006 to 2011)
We have finished the translation of both Junior and Senior sections. The Italian website is now ready and available.
Furthermore, a meeting with students (“La salute nell’astuccio”) took place at ISS on October 17, 2011. During the event, organized for the Week of Science, the eBug team explained and promoted the website and its contents, along with the importance of fighting antibiotic resistance.
Activities in Italy
Istituto Superiore di Sanità
Our website: www.iss.it
ISS-Department of Infectious Diseases website: www.iss.it/MIPI
Supporters of e-Bug
e-Bug publications include research documents, surveillance reports, publications and magazine articles.
De Castro P, Barbaro MC, Salinetti S, Carinci A, Pantosti A, Lecky DM, Hawking MKD, McNulty CAM. Information and health literacy for school students: the e-Bug experience in Italy. JEAHIL 2012; 9(1):7-9.
Carinci A, Pantosti A, De Castro P, et al. A gaming approach to disseminating science at school. The Italian implementation of e-Bug. Poster session presented at the 14th – 16th September 2009.European Meeting on Media and Information Literacy (EMMILE), Milan, 27-29 February 2012.
Pantosti A, De Castro P, Carinci A, et al. e-Bug, una risorsa didattica per la scuola. Notiziario ISS, 2012 25: 16-19.
Barbaro MC, Salinetti S (Ed.). La salute nell’astuccio: dall’ISS spunti per un’azione didattica. Rome, 17 October 2011. Acta. Rome: Istituto Superiore di Sanità; 2012.
PMcNulty CAM, Lecky DM, Farrell D, et al. Overview of e-Bug: an antibiotic and hygiene educational resource for schools. J Antimicrob Chemother 2011;66(Suppl 5):v3-v12.
Carinci A, Cassone A, Pantosti A. Antibiotici: conoscerli per combattere l’antibiotico-resistenza. Notiziario dell’Istituto Superiore di Sanità 2010;23(10):3-6
Pantosti A, Del Grosso M. Giornata europea degli antibiotici: uso responsabile per il controllo dell’antibiotico-resistenza. Roma: Istituto Superiore di Sanità, 2009. Rapporti ISTISAN 9/32