Ritratto di francesco.torchia@uniroma1.it

2024_02_11:

dear students, see attached to "Materiali didattici" the list of students who applied for the february session 2024.

The exam will be held on wednesday 14.2.2024 at 9am

The exam will be held in presence at the Istituto di Perfezionamento e Addestramento in Medicina Aeronautica (IPAMAS) of the Italian Air Force, via Gobetti 2a, Roma.

Students are invited to gather in front of IPAMAS around 8.30-8,45 to meet me and professor Lucertini; be ready with your ID to speed up the process to access the school. 

Should you have difficulties on finding the place, place call 393.9922055 (my cellphone) or send an email to francesco.torchia@uniroma1.it. Same request for students who do not intend to held the exam (send a message).

Thank you and see you soon.

 

2024_01_05:

dear students, see attached to "Materiali didattici" the list of students who applied for the january session 2024.

The exam will be held on wednesday 10.1.2024 at 9am

The exam will be held in presence at the Istituto di Perfezionamento e Addestramento in Medicina Aeronautica (IPAMAS) of the Italian Air Force, via Gobetti 2a, Roma.

Students are invited to gather in front of IPAMAS around 8.30-8,45 to meet me and professor Lucertini; be ready with your ID to speed up the process to access the school. 

Should you have difficulties on finding the place, place call 393.9922055 (my cellphone) or send an email to francesco.torchia@uniroma1.it. Same request for students who do not intend to held the exam (send a message).

Thank you and see you soon.

 

2023_11_01:

dear students, see attached to "Materiali didattici" the list of students who applied for the october/november session 2023.

The exam will be held on monday 06 at 8.30am

The exam will be held in presence at the Istituto di Perfezionamento e Addestramento in Medicina Aeronautica (IPAMAS) of the Italian Air Force, via Gobetti 2a, Roma.

Students are invited to gather in front of IPAMAS around 8.15 to meet me and professor Lucertini; be ready with your ID to speed up the process to access the school. 

Should you have difficulties on finding the place, place call 393.9922055 (my cellphone) or send an email to francesco.torchia@uniroma1.it. Same request for students who do not intend to heòd the exam.

Thank you and see you soon.

 

2023_09_11:

dear students, see attached to "Materiali didattici" the list of students who applied to july 2023 session. 

The exam will be held in room 25, wednesday 13, starting at 8.30am. 

Students will held their exam in order of reservation (three questions as usual: first question of student's choice, second and third on ours choice).

Please, bring with you a valid ID. 

Students listed who do not intend to held the exam, please send a whatsapp message to 393.9922055 (my cellphone) or send an email to francesco.torchia@uniroma1.it

See you soon, Prof. Francesco Torchia

 

2023_07_09:

dear students, see attached to "Materiali didattici" the list of students who applied to july 2023 session. 

The exam will be held in room 20, only wednesday 12, starting at 8.30am. 

Students will held their exam in order of reservation (three questions as usual: first question of student's choice, second and third on ours choice).

Please, bring with you a valid ID. 

Students listed who do not intend to held the exam, please send a whatsapp message to 393.9922055 (my cellphone) or send an email to francesco.torchia@uniroma1.it

See you soon, Prof. Francesco Torchia

 

2023_06_18:

dear students, see attached to "Materiali didattici" the list of students who applied for the june 2023 session, divided in two days. 

The exam will be held in room 13, wednesday 21 and thursday 22 june, starting both days at 9am. 

Please, bring with you a valid ID. 

Should you have any question, place call 393.9922055 (my cellphone) or send an email to francesco.torchia@uniroma1.it

See you soon, Prof. Francesco Torchia

 

2023_03_13:

dear students, see attached to "Materiali didattici" the list of students who applied for the third examination session 2023 (march).

The exam will start on wednesday 15 at 9.30am

The exam will be held in presence at the Istituto di Perfezionamento e Addestramento in Medicina Aeronautica (IPAMAS) of the Italian Air Force, via Gobetti 2, Roma.

Students are invited to gather in front of IPAMAS between 9 and 9.15 to meet me and professor Verde; be ready with your ID to speed up the process to access the school. 

Should you have difficulties on finding the place, place call 393.9922055 (my cellphone) or send an email to francesco.torchia@unniroma1.it

See you soon.

 

2023_02_26:

Dear students of HF course 2022-2023, see attached course programme and contact details.

Lessons will start on monday 6th march 2023 and will end on may 31st 2023

The link to apply to MS Teams virtual classroom is:

https://forms.gle/Q8A7Uz2Zw9eNTGEa9 password sl3kxw3 

Into the virtual classroom, it is possible to find all lectures of the previous academic year plus all the didactic material suggested. 

See you soon in San Pietro in Vincoli!

Professor Francesco Torchia

 

 

2023_02_20:

dear students, see attached to "Materiali didattici" the list of students who applied for the second examination session 2023 (february).

The exam will start on wednesday 22 2023 at 9.30am. 

The exam will be conducted via remote modality (three questions as usual: first on your own, second and third on ours).

Students will receive the invitation via email.

Before the exam, it is mandatory to send to my email (francesco.torchia@uniroma1.it) a copy of ID and copy of the "Allegato C" completed (see form also attached to Materiali Didattici).

See you soon.

 

2023_01_13:

dear students, see attached to "Materiali didattici" the list of students who applied for the first examination session 2023 (january).

The exam will start on tuesday 17 2023 at 11am; students will held the exam in order of reservation.  

The exam will be conducted via remote modality (three questions as usual: first on your own, second and third on ours).

Students will receive the invitation via email (except student who are waiting only to register the exam, already passed).

Before the exam, it is mandatory to send to my email (francesco.torchia@uniroma1.it) a copy of ID and copy of the "Allegato C" completed (see form also attached to Materiali Didattici).

See you soon.

 

2022_11_04:

dear students, due to a not planned institutional committment of Prof. Verde, who is going to US next week, the exam session planned on november the 9th is postponed to november 15th, starting at 9am.

Very sorry for the short advice.

Let me know any difficulties and, please, remember to send asap copy of your ID and allegato C signed.

 

2022_10_22:

dear students, see attached to "Materiali didattici" the list of students who applied for the extra session (october/november), in order of examination (based on the reservation priority):

- 27 october 2022 starting at 9.00 am 

- 9 november 2022 starting at 9.00 am 

The exam will be conducted via remote modality (three questions as usual: first on your own, second and third on ours).

Students will receive the invitation via email and, prior to the exam, it is mandatory to send to my email (francesco.torchia@uniroma1.it) a copy of your ID and copy of the "Allegato C" completed (see form also attached to Materiali Didattici).

See you soon.

 

 

2022_09_22:

dear students, see attached to "Materiali didattici" the list of students who applied for the curent session (september), in order of examination (based on the reservation priority):

- 27 september 2022 starting at 9.00 am 

- 28 september 2022 starting at 9.00 am

- 29 september 2022 staring at 9.00 am 

- 30 september 2022 staring at 9.00 am 

The exam will be conducted via remote modality (three questions as usual: first on your own, second and third on ours).

Students will receive the invitation via email and, prior to the exam, it is mandatory to send to my email (francesco.torchia@uniroma1.it) a copy of your ID and copy of the "Allegato C" completed (see form also attached to Materiali Didattici).

See you soon.

 

2022_07_22:

dear student, just to communicate that the next exam will be held on the 26th of september, online; this will not interfere with the election day and the possible suspension of the didactic activities. 

Depending on the number of applications, it could be possible that students would be spreaded in two or more days. 

The exam date has been already updated on infostud.

 

2022_07_22:

dear students, see attached to "Materiali didattici" the list of students who applied for the july exam, in order of examination (based on the reservation priority plus students' desiderata):

- 25 july 2022 starting at 9.00 am GREEN list. 

- 26 july 2022 starting at 9.00 am YELLOW list

- 27 july 2022 staring at 9.00 am ORANGE list.

The exam will be conducted via remote modality (three questions as usual: first on your own, second and third on ours).

Students will receive the invitation via email and, prior to the exam, it is mandatory to send to my email (francesco.torchia@uniroma1.it) a copy of your ID and copy of the "Allegato C" completed (see form also attached to Materiali Didattici).

See you soon.

 

2022_06_13:

dear students, see attached to "Materiali didattici" the list of students who booked the exam for the june session, in order of examination:

- 16 june 2022 starting at 9.00 am. 

- 21 june 2022 starting at 9.00 am

- 21 june 2022 staring at 14.00 pm.

The exam will be conducted via remote modality (three questions as usual: first on your own, second and third on ours).

Students will receive the invitation via email and, prior to the exam, it is mandatory to send to my email (francesco.torchia@uniroma1.it) a copy of their ID and copy of the "Allegato C" completed (see form also attached to Materiali Didattici).

See you soon.

 

2022_03_08

dear students, for personal reasons, tomorrow 9.3.2022 I won't be able to held my lecture. Please excuse me for the late information; whoever is reading this note, please pass the information to the rest of the class. Lecture will be held regularly on friday 11th march. 

 

2022_02_24:

dear students who applied to the online classroom, for your convenience the link to access the virtual room on Microsoft Teams is:

sl3kxw3 

Presence in classroom will be my favourite option but I surely understand who needs to follow lectures online. See you on monday 28th.

 

 

2022_02_21:

dear students, for your convenience the link to apply to the online classroom:

https://forms.gle/Q8A7Uz2Zw9eNTGEa9 

Presence in classroom will be my favourite option but I surely understand if somebody need to follow lectures online. See you soon.

 

2022_02_14:

dear students, next exam will be held on 16 february 2022 starting at 9.30 am

The exam will be conducted via remote modality (three questions as usual: first on your own, second and third on ours).

See attached the list of students who booked the exam (students will be examined following the reservation number). Everybody is required to be online at 9.30 for the session starting. 

Students will receive the invitation via email and, prior to the exam, remember to send to my email (francesco.torchia@uniroma1.it) a copy of the ID and copy of the "Allegato C" (see form in this board).

See you soon.

 

2022_02_11:

dear students of HF course 2021-2022, course programme has been pubblished and attached to the present catalogue. Lessons will start on monday 28th february 2022 and will end on june 3rd 2022. 

The attached file includes information regarding exam dates, already planned for the entire academic year. See you soon in San Pietro in Vincoli!

Professor Francesco Torchia

 

2021_10_22:

dear students, regarding the next exam session, the only date available is the 3rd november starting at 10am

The exam will be conducted via remote modality (three questions as usual: first on your own, second and third on ours).

See attached the list of students who booked the exam (students will be examined following the reservation number). 

Students will receive the invitation via email and, prior to the exam, remember to send to my email a copy of the ID and copy of the attached "Allegato C".

See you soon.

 

2021_09_02:

dear students, regarding the next exam session, the only date available is the 14th september starting at noon. 

The exam will always be conducted via remote modality (three questions as usual: first on your own, second and third on ours).

For those who intend to sustain the exam, remember to send to my email a copy of the ID and copy of the attached "Allegato C".

See you soon.

 

2021_07_19:

looking at the next exam, see attached the examination list, in order of call (which is related to the order of reservation); students will receive via mail the invitation with the link to the Meet Meeting; please be linked (all students) 5' before 9am; after the initial call, students with high number could temporarly leave the meeting to re-connect later. 

IMPORTANT NOTE: due to the "remote" modality, all students are requested to send to francesco.torchia@uniroma1.it a copy of identity card and the Allegato C (acceptance of remote modality) - see attached the Allegato C.

See you soon!

 

2021_07_13:

about the july session, this is to inform all the interested students that, due to other committments of myself and Prof. Paola Verde, the only date available for the whole session will be on 23rd july, starting at 9am.

Currently, the modality will be once again ON REMOTE. 

Invitation will be delivered via mail and the platform will be Meet as usual.

Exam will be carried out as following: first question on a topic chosen by the student, second and third question chosen by the commission.

 

2021_06_04: 

dear students, some information about the first exam of the summer session. 

As I wrote to some of you who requested clarification, the period 14-30 june is just the frame inside which the exam dates will be established. Due to other committments, Prof. Verde and myself aggreed to establish two dates for the exam, assigning a numer of students in both dates, following the order of reservation. Dates are as follow:

- 17 june 2021: reservations 1 to 10 (included); exam starts at 11.00am ON REMOTE modality.

- 18 june 2021: reservations 1 to 25; exam starts at 9.30am ON REMOTE modality.

Invitation will be delivered via mail and the platform will be Meet as usual.

Exam will be carried out as following: first question on a topic chosen by the student, second and third question chosen by the commission.

In case some of the students couldn't be able to be examined in the above mentioned dates (for coincidence with other exams), we may have a third date between 21 and 22 june (not guaranteed). Please let me know ASAP via mail (francesco.torchia@uniroma1.it).

See you soon, unfortunately on video.

 

 

2021_04_19: today, Prof. Verde's lecture will start at 10.30 am;

 

2021_04_15: dear students of HF Course, just to let you know that today's lecture won't be held. Lectures will start again on friday morning. Have a nice day 

 

2021_04_10:

dear students of HF Course, we would confirme that the HF course, starting again on monday 12 april, will continue in "REMOTE" mode. We'll see each other on monday on Teams. Have a nice weekend.

 

2021_03_21:

dear students of HF course, tomorrow we'll have regular lesson through our usual Teams room. Prof. Torchia will be the "remote" teacher. Prof. Lucertini will finish his lectures later in the week.

For your convenience, see attached the Course plan (weeks' planning, programmes, exams).

 

2021_03_02: 

dear students of HF Course, I deeply apologize for the inconvenience that we had yesterday in classroom. Teams was not working and, thanks to the help of the volunteers in Faculty, we were able to continue on Zoom. Regarding the recording of the lecture, I was told by the technicians that it was uploaded on the cloud (and you should search for the recording of classroom 17, I far as I understood).

About the lecture "Hypoxia", please refer to the PPT file which is loaded on the Teams room of the HF Course. It is the most updated version of the lecture (yesterday, in emergency, I had to begin the lesson using last year's file but I continued with the latest version that you find on Teams).

Since tomorrow, lectures will be conducted in remote modality - no more classroom for HF course. 

Finally, I am confident to publish a document with the entire program of the Course and to create a mailing list for further communications.

I apologize again with the hope to return to class again soon.

Prof Francesco Torchia 

 

 

to be agreed upon telephone with the teacher

Col. Dr. Francesco Torchia

Address Piazza Belvedere 4, 00045, Genzano di Roma (RM), Italia
Phone Office +39.06.91292296
E-mail francesco.torchia@aeronautica.difesa.it

Date of birth 19.3.1964
Fiscal Code TRCFNC64C19C352Y

Professional Experience
today: ITalian Air Force Logistic Command - Aerospace Experimental and Studies Division - Aerospace Medicine Dept - Deputy Director
2015 - 2021 Italian Civil Aviation Authority, Central Directorate for Air Regulation, Aeromedical Section - Aeromedical Assessor
2010 - today Faculty of Civil and industrial Engineering, Sapienza University of Rome,
- Contract Professor of Human Factor Department of Mechanical and Astronautical Engineering
2005 - today Catholic University of the Sacred Heart, Rome,
- Contract Professor of Sport in extreme environment , Post graduate School in Sport and Physical Exercise Medicine
2005 - today Italian Air Force, Logistic Command, Test Flight Center
- Test Flight Surgeon (qualification n. 5, determination n. 236 of 20.5.2005)
2001 - 2019 European Air Group
- Chairman of the Aviation Medicine Coordination Board : coordinating interoperability in aviation medicine among the Member State Air Force s Medical Services (education, aeromedical evacuation, R&D, aeromedical standards); national Delegate 2001-2014, Chairman 2014-2019
2012 - 2015 Office of the Chief of the Italian Air Force Medical Corps
- Head of Secretariat
- Staff Officer of the Chief of ItAF Medical Corps (secondary committment)
- Head of the Advice Section (secondary committment)
2010-2012
General Directorate of the Joint Armed Medical Service
- Head of International Relationship Section, national custodian of NATO medical STANAG
- Staff Officer of the General Director (since june 2011);
2009 - 2010 Office of the Chief of Italian Air Force Medical Corps
- Head of the Advice Section
2003 - 2009 Italian Air Force, Logistic Command, Test Flight Center, Pratica di Mare AB (Rome)
- Medical consultant of the Test Flight Wing (RSV) Commanding Officer
1999 - 2009 Italian Air Force, Logistic Command, Test Flight Center, Pratica di Mare AB (Rome), Department of Aerospace Medicine ;
- Group Commander High Altitude and Extreme Environment responsible for the hypobaric chamber operations (2007-2009);
- Head of Hypobarism Section of the High altitude and Extreme environment Group (2001-2007)
- Head of Psyconeurophysiology Section of the Neurophysiology Group (1999-2001)
1998 - 1999 IXth Air Brigade, Pratica di Mare AB (Rome);
- Flight Surgeon of IXth Air Brigade, 14th Wing (Transport), Test Flight Wing and 15th Wing (Search And Rescue committed as Flight Crew SAR Medical Limited Combat Ready )
1995 - 1998 Pratica di Mare AB (Rome);
- Director of Base Clinic
1989 - 1992 Air Force Detachement Montezemolo , Rome;
- Medical Quarter Reserve Officer
Education
2016 Qualified as Aeromedical Assessor , per EASA requirement ARA.MED.120 (UE Regulation 290/2012), Italian Civil Aviatiion Authority (Rome)
2011 Qualified at 5th Israeli Defence Force International Medical Course ,
Israeli Defence Force Military Medical School, Tel Aviv (Israel)
2010 Attendance of NATO Medical Standardization Course
Centre of Excellence for Military Medicine, Budapest (Hungary)
2009 Master Degree in Institution and space policy
Italian Society for the international Organization (SIOI) (Rome)
2005 Qualified as Test Flight Surgeon
Italian Air Force, Logistic Command, Test Flight Center, Pratica di Mare AB (Rome)
2005 Qualified as Space Flight Surgeon
Gagarin Cosmonaut Training Center Star City, Moscow, Russia
2004 Qualified as Aerospace Physiologist Officer , after attending the Aerospace Physiologist non-USAF Course
USAF School of Aerospace Medicine (Brooks CB, San Antonio, Texas);
2003 Attendance of the Decompression emergencies treatment
Italian Navy, Hyperbaric Medicine Center, COM.SUB.IN., La Spezia (SP)
2002 Attendance of the Standard Underwater Medicine Course
Royal Navy School of Underwater Medicine, Gosport, UK
2000-2001 Qualified as U.S. Naval Flight Surgeon , after attending the Naval Flight Surgeon Course
U.S. Navy Naval Aviation Medicine Institute, Naval Air Station, Pensacola (Florida, USA)
1998 Qualified as U.S. Air Force Flight Surgeon after attending the Aerospace Medicine Primary Course USAF School of Aerospace Medicine, Brooks AFB, San Antonio (Texas, USA);
1997 Attendance of the Aircraft Mishap, investigation and prevention course for Flight Surgeon
USAF School of Aerospace Medicine, Brooks AFB, San Antonio (Texas, USA);
1993 Post degree specialization in Emergency Surgery and First Aid ,
Catholic university of Sacred Heart (Rome) 50/50 cum laude
1988 Degree in Medicine and Surgery
Catholic university of Sacred Heart (Rome), 110/110

Personal competencies
Mother tongue(e) Italian

Other languages spoken English, 3th level NATO (of 5), score 86,60/100

Comprehension Speaking Written
European Level (*) Listening Reading Oral interaction Oral Production
Language
(*) languages common european reference framework

Social and organizational capabilities Excellent social, organizational and teamwork abilities

Computer Technology Computer skills on the main Windows e Apple applications

Other abilities Full Member Life Science Commission
International Academy of Astronautics since 2015
(corresponding Member since 2008)
Board Member Life Science Commission

Board Member
Italian Association of Aerospace Medicine (AIMAS) 2011-today

Former Board Member
Italian Society of Sport Cardiology 2013-2017

Deployments in Military Operations
1999: Medical Section Head, ITAF Tactical Airfield, Dakovica, Kosovo, (Mission KFOR)
2002: Medical Section Head, ITAF deployment 3° R.O.A., Asmara, Eritrea (Mission U.N.M.E.E.)
2004: Medical Section Head, ITAF deployment 7° R.O.A., Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates, Mission I.S.A.F.)

I authorize treatments of my personal data ex Legislative Decree 30 june 2003, n. 196 "Personal Data Protection Code".

Date

Signature 18.9.2021

PUBLICATIONS
CoAuthor of A practical guide for Flight Surgeon , 1st and 2nd edition (1998 and 1999), ItAF Medical Corps and ItAF Flight Safety inspectorate;
1) Spleen illnesses of surgical interest (italian); Torchia F., Bolognini S., Bilanzone M., Altomare V.; in, Zucchetti F: Argomenti di Chirurgia Generale , Capozzi Ed., Roma, 1992, pp. 239-265.
2) Colo-rectal polyposis, diagnostic problems and therapeutical indications (italian), Negro F., Malerba M., Torchia F., in: Zucchetti F: Argomenti di Chirurgia Generale , Capozzi Ed., Roma, 1992, pp. 361-370.
3) Genito-urinary tubercolosis (italian), Bolognini S., Bilanzone M., Torchia F., in Zucchetti F: Argomenti di Chirurgia Generale , Capozzi Ed., Roma, 1992, pp. 431-441.
4) Diagnosis and treatment of mediastinal tumors (italian), Bolognini S., Torchia F., Bilanzone M., Altomare V., in Zucchetti F: Argomenti di Chirurgia Generale , Capozzi Ed., Roma, 1992, pp. 155-174.
5) ItAF SAR activation after underwater accidents (italian), Tricarico A., Abbenante D., Torchia F; Giornale di Medicina Militare, 1998, 148° (1-2), 96-99.
6) Aero-physioogical training as part of flight crew training (italian); Biselli R., Trivelloni P., Torchia F.; Giornale di Medicina Militare, 2003, 153° (1), 3-12.
7) Flight activity and neuro-hormonal variations in ItAF student pilots (italian); Biselli R., De Angelis C., Di Pietro A., Torchia F., Pasquazzi F., Tomao E.; Giornale di Medicina Militare, 2005, 155° (1), 1-6 29-40
8) The optimal physical training to prevent G-LOC in jet pilots (italian): Costabile C., Torchia F., Ciniglio Appiani G., in Giornale di Medicina Militare, 2008, 158° (1-2), 29-38
9) ItAF medical Officer training in Space Medicine at Gagarin Cosmonaut Training Center (italian): Torchia F., Verde P., Landolfi A. in Giornale di Medicina Militare, 2008, 158° (1-2), 53-62
10) The oxygen paradox. Hypobaric simulated ascent (itallian and english): Landolfi A., Torchia F., Autore A., Ciniglio Appiani G., Bosco G. in Italian Journal of Aerospace Medicine, 2009, 1, 39-43
11) Acute Otitic Barotrauma During Hypobaric Chamber Training: Prevalence And Prevention : Landolfi A., Torchia F., Autore A., Ciniglio Appiani M., Morgagni F., Ciniglio Appiani G. in Aviation, Space and Environmental Medicine, Volume 80, n. 12, Dec 2009 , pp. 1059-1062 (4)
12) Ear pain after breathing oxygen at altitude: prevalence and prevention of delayed barotrauma : Landolfi A., Autore A., Torchia F., Ciniglio Appiani G. in Aviation, Space and Environmental Medicine volume 81, n.2, feb 2010, pp. 130-132 (3)
13) High Altitude training in the Italian Air Force: first 1000 exposure : (Italian and English): Autore A., Landolfi A., Torchia F., Morgagni F., Ciniglio Appiani G. in Italian Journal of Aerospace Medicine, 2010, 3, pp. 62-71
14) Altitude chamber related adverse effects among 1241 airmen : Morgagni F., Autore A., Landolfi A., Torchia F. e Ciniglio Appiani G. in Aviation, Space and Environmental Medicine, volume 81, n. 9, sep 2010, pp. 873-877 (3)
15) European Air Group Aviation Medicine Project (Italian and English): Torchia F., Avallone V. e Bruce D., in Italian Journal of Aerospace Medicine, 2012, 6, pp. 64-72.
16) European Air Group aviation medicine project: 2013 activities (Italian and English): in Italian Journal of Aerospace Medicine , n. 10, jan 2014, 66-70;
17) Letter to the Editor, Commercial space flight (Italian and English): in Italian Journal of Aerospace Medicine , n. 13, july 2015, 3-14;
18) Commercial astronaut and passengers medical selection in Space safety and Human Performance , T. Sgobba editor in Chief, Elsevier ed., 1st edition nov 2017, chapter 16.1.6;
19) Commercial Human Spaceflight training in Space safety and Human Performance , T. Sgobba editor in Chief, Elsevier ed., 1st edition nov 2017, chapter 16.2.11;