HISTORYof the ITALIAN SOCIETY of PLASTIC SURGERY

The Italian Society of Plastic Surgery was founded in 1934 in Rome by Prof. Arturo Manna. With the advent of WW2, the activities of the Society ceased. They were resumed on 1951. The logo comes from a woodcut illustration as it appears in the sixteenth century book by Gaspare Tagliacozzi. It represents the arm flap nasal reconstruction.

On June 10th, 1934 in the lecture hall of the Royal Surgical Clinic of Rome, Prof. Arturo Manna (1886-1972) (Fig.1), a General Surgeon from Rome with particular interest for reconstructive surgery, established the Società Italiana di Chirurgia Riparatrice Plastica ed Estetica (Fig.2a,b). Founding members were Arturo Manna, appointed President, Roberto Alessandri, director of the Royal Surgical Clinic of Rome, Vice-President, Riccardo Galeazzi, ophthalmologist, Secretary General and Vincenzo Di Filippo, Treasurer.
On that occasion, Manna announced the publication of a bi-monthly journal, “La Chirurgia Plastica”, specifically devoted to this discipline. The first issue appeared on January 1935 (Fig.3). The International editorial board included a list of renowned Members. “La Chirurgia Plastica” lasted until the end of 1941 (7 years), when it ceased its publication definitely, due to the advent of WW2.
The first Congress of the Società Italiana di Chirurgia Riparatrice Plastica ed Estetica took place on October 24th, 1935 under the Presidency of Arturo Manna, at Bologna Archiginnasio, as a tribute to Gaspare Tagliacozzi, founder of Plastic Surgery, whose wood statue is preserved in that building. Prof. H. Eckstein from Berlin (Fig.4), Louis Dartigues from Paris and Charles Claoué from Bordeaux were the International honorary guests.
The second Congress took place in Rome on October 20th and 21st, 1936. The third in Turin on October 23rd and 24th, 1937 and the fourth in Rome from October 20th to 22nd, 1938 with an important international participation. All of them were under the presidency of Arturo Manna.
Due to the advent of WW2, the activities of the Society of Plastic Surgery ceased.
They were resumed on 1950 with a memorable Congress, the first one postwar and the fifth in terms of priority, held in Bologna on October 1950 under the Presidency of Gustavo Sanvenero Rosselli (1897-1974), in the meantime appointed President of the Italian Society of Plastic Surgery (Fig.5), having Jerome P. Webster as honorary guest. On that occasion Webster presented his book “The Life and Times of Gaspare Tagliacozzi, surgeon of Bologna”, the most complete and well documented study on Tagliacozzi’s life and legacy.
With the Congress held in Turin in 1954, the 6th in terms of priority (Fig.6), the Congresses of the Italian Society of Plastic Surgery were annually based, with the exception of those years when the Congress of the IPRAS (International Confederation of Plastic Reconstructive and Aesthetic Surgery, at that time named IPRS) took place at the same time.
In 1967, the Society endorsed the 4th International Congress of the IPRS, held in Rome, October 8th-13th (Fig.7), under the Presidency of Gustavo Sanvenero Rosselli, with the participation of more than 3.000 delegates from all over the world.
Gustavo Sanvenero Rosselli, maintained the position as a President of the Italian Society of Plastic Surgery until 1971, when he was replaced by other Italian Plastic Surgeons.
In 1976, the name of the Society was changed into Società Italiana di Chirurgia Plastica and more recently (1986) into Società Italiana di Chirurgia Plastica Ricostruttiva ed Estetica (SICPRE).
The logo represents the renowned image of the arm flap nasal reconstruction, as it appears in the book by Gaspare Tagliacozzi (fig. 5).
In 1969, Prof. Giovanni Dogo founded the “Rivista Italiana di Chirurgia Plastica”, which became the official Journal of the Society. Originally, the Editor-in-chief was Giovanni Dogo. Then Zeno Martini, Simone Teich Alasia, Francesco Mazzoleni e Domenico Dioguardi. The “Rivista Italiana” continued its publications until 2010. Nowadays, SICPRE has more than 1.200 Members (Associate and Full).
(Edited by Riccardo MAZZOLA, M.D.)
 

Past Presidents of the Italian Society of Plastic Surgery

1) Arturo Manna 1934-38
2) Gustavo Sanvenero Rosselli 1951-71
3) Elio D'Alessio 1971-72
4) Simone Teich Alasia 1972-73
5) Guido Radici 1973-74
6) Giovanni Dogo 1974-76
7) Elio Ciarpella 1976-77
8) Alberto Azzolini 1977-78
9) Franco Piotti 1978-79
10) Giovanni Micali 1979-80
11) Ernesto Caronni 1980-81
12) Giorgio Boggio Robutti 1981-82
13) Gianfranco Girardi 1982-83
14) Domenico Rosselli 1983-84
15) Domenico Dioguardi 1984-85
16) Franco Mussinelli 1985-86
17) Luigi Donati 1986-87
18) Sergio Raso 1987-88
19) Ugo Colonna 1988-90
20) Lucio Standoli 1990-91
21) Bruno Filippi 1991-92
22) Giuseppe Francesconi 1992-93
23) Aldo Bertani 1993-94
24) Carlo Cavina 1994-95
25) Roberto Lauro 1995-96
26) Franco Mazzoleni 1996-97
27) Michele Masellis 1997-98
28) Cristiano Dominici 1998-99
29) Guido Borsetti 1999-2000
30) Nicolò Scuderi 2000-01
31) Dino Barisoni 2001-02
32) Domenico Lo Russo 2002-03
33) Alessandro Massei 2003-04
34) Pier Luigi Santi 2004-05
35) Giovanni Ostuni 2005-06
36) Guido Molea 2006-07
37) Mariano Bormioli 2007-08
38) Carlo D'Aniello 2008-09
39) Andrea Grisotti 2009-10
40) Francesco Conte 2010-11
41) Michele Pascone 2011-12
42) Enrico Robotti 2012-13
43) Riccardo Mazzola 2013-14
44) Fabrizio Malan 2014-15
45) Giorgio De Santis 2015-16
46) Paolo Palombo 2016-17
47) Adriana Cordova 2017-18


Past Secretaries

1960-1966 Vittorio Bergonzelli
1966-1969 Giuseppe Francesconi
1969-1980 Ernesto Caronni
1980-1983 Silvano Furlan
1983-1989 Nicolò Scuderi
1989-1995 Francesco Mazzoleni
1996-1998 Guido Borsetti
1999-2001 Michele Pascone
2002-2004 Riccardo Mazzola
2004-2010 Francesco D’Andrea
2011-2015 Paolo Palombo
2015-2018 Corrado Rubino

Where

When

President

01 Bologna 24.10.1935 Arturo Manna
02 Roma 1936 Arturo Manna
03 Torino 1937 Arturo Manna
04 Roma 1938 Arturo Manna
05 Bologna 1951 G. Sanvenero Rosselli
Venezia (1^ Raduno Soc. It. Chir. Plastica con 54^ Congr. Soc. It. di Chirurgia) 1952 G. Sanvenero Rosselli
Roma (2^ Raduno Soc. It. Chir. Plastica) 1953 G. Sanvenero Rosselli
06 Torino 1954 G. Sanvenero Rosselli
07 Roma 1955 G. Sanvenero Rosselli
08 Milano 1956 G. Sanvenero Rosselli
09 Torino 1957 G. Sanvenero Rosselli
10 Roma 1958 Giulio Serafini
11 Sanremo 1959 G. Sanvenero Rosselli
12 Firenze (con 45^ Congr. Soc. It. Ortopedia) 1960 G. Sanvenero Rosselli
13 Torino 1961 G. Sanvenero Rosselli
14 Roma 1962 G. Sanvenero Rosselli
* 1963 /
15 Roma 1964 G. Sanvenero Rosselli
16 Torino 1965 G. Sanvenero Rosselli
17 Bologna 1966 Augusto Gallassi
* 1967 /
18 Napoli 1968 Elio d’Alessio
19 Genova 1969 G. Sanvenero Rosselli
20 Taormina 1970 Giovanni Micali
21 Pisa 1971 Paolo Santoni Rugiu
22 Pietra Ligure (Sv) 1972 Achille Gasparotto
23 Torino 1973 Simone Teich Alasia
24 Bari 1974 Domenico Dioguardi
* 1975 /
25 Trieste 1976 Giovanni Dogo
26 Ostuni 1977 Pasquale Maviglio
27 Parma 1978 Alberto Azzolini
28 Siviglia (con 13^ Congr. SECPRE) 1979 Angel Martinez-Sahuquillo
29 Taormina 1980 Giovanni Micali
30 Verona 1981 Silvano Furlan
31 Pavia 1982 Giorgio Boggio Robutti
32 Palermo 1983 Michele Masellis
33 Capri 1984 Nicolò Scuderi
34 Bari 1985 Domenico Dioguardi
35 Milano 1986 Luigi Donati
36 Torino 1987 Simone Teich Alasia
37 Genova 1988 Sergio Raso
38 Messina 1989 Ugo Colonna
39 Alghero 1990 Gianvittorio Campus
40 Roma 1991 Lucio Standoli
41 Genova 1992 Bruno Filippi
42 Lucca 1993 Giuseppe Francesconi
43 Ancona 1994 Aldo Bertani
44 Bologna 1995 Carlo Cavina
45 Perugia 1996 Cristiano Dominici
46 Venezia 1997 Franco Mazzoleni
47 Palermo 1998 Michele Masellis
48 Gubbio 1999 Cristiano Dominici
49 Torino 2000 Guido Borsetti
50 Roma 2001 Nicolò Scuderi
51 Verona 2002 Dino Barisoni
52 Firenze 2003 Domenico Lo Russo
53 Pisa 2004 Alessandro Massei
54 Genova 2005 Pierluigi Santi
55 Rimini 2006 Aldo Fontana
56 Pozzo Faceto 2007 Giovanni Ostuni
57 Napoli 2008 Guido Molea
58 Sanremo 2009 Mariano Bormioli
59 Siena 2010 Carlo D'Aniello
60 Milano 2011 Andrea Grisotti
61 Palermo 2012 Francesco Conte
62 Bari 2013 Michele Pascone
63 Bergamo 2014 Enrico Robotti
64 Milano 2015 Riccardo Mazzola
65 Torino 2016 Fabrizio Malan
66 Modena 2017 Giorgio De Santis