Luigi Grassi, M.D. is Professor and Chair of Psychiatry, Chair of the Department of Biomedical and Specialty Surgical Sciences of the University of Ferrara, Italy, and Head of the University Unit of Hospital Psychiatry, S. Anna Hospital and Local Health Agency in Ferrara, Italy He is author of about 200 scientific papers, chapters of books and books. He has been the President of the International Psycho-Oncology Society (IPOS) (2006-2008) and the Italian Society of Psycho-Oncology (SIPO) (2003-2011). He is currently Chair of the IPOS Federation of Psycho-Oncology Societies and the World Psychiatric Association - Section on Psycho-Oncology & Palliative Care. Dr. Grassi’s clinical and research interests are in the area of psycho-oncology, consultation-liaison psychiatry and psychosomatic medicine, and psychosocial and psychiatry rehabilitation.