Created by Fondazione Cassa di Risparmio in Bologna together with Genus Bononiae. Musei nella Città, the “Festival della Scienza Medica” looks to investigate the many aspects, various roles and great passions that drive the development of biomedical sciences. This third edition - whose subject is Innovation and Tradition - will take place in Bologna from April 20th to 23rd 2017. The Festival’s programme consists of four event-packed days of conferences, debates, presentations and discussions. Home to the world’s first university department of Medicine, Bologna the town is a natural setting for the discussion of medical and health-based issues and developments. With its historic venues, squares, buildings and, most importantly, its unique design of porticoes and arcades, Bologna will offset its urban make-up by hosting theatre productions, film viewings, simulated hospital rounds, and school-friendly activities, on top of the more traditional conferences and events.