With a video message addressed to the members of Acoi, the largest scientific society of Italian hospital surgeons, Marco Scatizzi, director of the UOC of General Surgery of the Santa Maria Annunziata and Serristori Hospitals in Florence, announced this morning his candidacy in the elections for the Acoi presidency, which will be held in Milan from 17 to 20 October 2021 during the congress of the scientific society. “For me this candidacy is and will be a choice of life – declares Marco Scatizzi in the video, published on the website www.scatizzipresidente.it and on his Facebook page – because applying to represent Italian hospital surgeons means having the honor and the burden of leading a scientific society which in recent years, thanks to the precious work of all the members, the Board of Directors and thanks to the sensitivity, stubbornness and intelligence of the current President Pierluigi Marini, has brought Acoi back to the center of the scientific debate and national and international politician “. Scatizzi, born in Sesto Fiorentino in 1960, over 7,000 surgeries performed, is the author of over 100 publications in national and international journals with an IH of 23 on Scopus Autors and a member of the current Acoi National Board of Directors . “Mine – he continues – will be a candidacy for the service: I want to make available to all colleagues, to those who are entering this extraordinary profession, but also at the service of our patients, a scientific society that is considered a common good for all”. “At the same time – explains Scatizzi – we will put Acoi at the service of the scientific, hospital and political community. What I imagine is an attentive Acoi, which proposes solutions, but above all who knows how to be a stimulus and help for the new generations of hospital surgeons. then a courageous Acoi with three first actions to do: immediately our proposals to be presented to the Minister of Health Speranza to renew the NHS with the extraordinary tools of the Recovery Plan, then a relaunch plan for the Acoi training schools to make them become national excellence, and finally the publication of a renewed scientific journal of Surgery, to stimulate in-depth analysis and debates and which can enhance the results of Italian surgery “. There will also be a close confrontation with the members: already now, through the website we it will be the opportunity to collect the proposals of the members, but “from the day after my election – concludes Scatizzi – I will want an app constant contact, online or in person, with each Acoi member. I want every surgeon to be able to say: ‘I am Acoi. I am proud to be a surgeon ” “.