Ercole Vellone, PhD, RN, FESC, FAAN is Associate Professor of Nursing at Tor Vergata University of Rome and Visiting Professor at the Wroclaw University in Poland. His main research line is focused on self-care in people affected by chronic conditions and family caregiver contribution to self-care. Prof. Vellone is particularly interested on how patient and caregiver dyads respond to chronic conditions and how nurses can improve self-care in these dyads. He is involved in national and international research projects and is in the board of several international journals. Prof. Vellone is the Director of the doctoral program in nursing sciences and public health.