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Archive for 27 settembre 2019

Sull’epilessia per insegnanti e studenti tra gli 8 e i 12 anni

Posted by fidest press agency su venerdì, 27 settembre 2019

Esplorare il mondo di un bambino con epilessia attraverso il gioco. È in occasione dell’apertura dell’anno scolastico che LICE (Lega Italiana contro l’Epilessia) lancia “A scuola di epilessia, quando la malattia ci chiede di sapere”, la prima campagna educativa digitale sull’epilessia nelle scuole. Una piattaforma digitale interattiva in ambito educativo destinata a docenti e alunni di età compresa tra gli 8 e i 12 anni che ha come obiettivo principale quello di far conoscere l’epilessia, l’impatto che questa ha sul bambino che ne soffre e colmare quelle lacune sugli interventi da effettuare nel caso si assista ad una crisi epilettica.Dalla diagnosi alle cure, dai fattori scatenanti alle manifestazioni cliniche di una crisi epilettica. Una conoscenza approfondita, quella offerta agli insegnanti e agli studenti, garantita attraverso l’utilizzo di un linguaggio semplice e l’interazione con personaggi animati in grado di catturare l’attenzione dei più piccoli. Giochi educativi, tool interattivi, interviste animate e video sono gli strumenti al centro della prima campagna educativa digitale su questa impattante patologia.Ancora molte le lacune manifestate in ambito scolastico sull’epilessia, una condizione neurologica che fa registrare, solo nel nostro Paese, circa 500.000 casi, molto spesso bambini.Oltre il 60% degli insegnanti, infatti, non conosce le regole da seguire nel caso in cui un bambino sia colpito da crisi epilettica (secondo una indagine condotta dalla stessa LICE presso i plessi scolastici italiani). E ancora troppi i pregiudizi relativi agli ostacoli che la patologia pone rispetto ad un normale svolgimento delle attività quotidiane e sociali, oltre che al rendimento scolastico.“La qualità di vita di chi soffre di epilessia dipende molto anche dagli altri e da quanto sanno di questa sindrome neurologica – ha commentato Oriano Mecarelli, Presidente LICE -. Al disagio personale spesso si aggiungono i pregiudizi e le paure degli altri. Le maggiori difficoltà di inserimento scolastico, infatti, non derivano da un ritardo mentale del bambino che soffre di epilessia, ma dall’atteggiamento negativo dei compagni che, non conoscendo la patologia, assumono nei suoi confronti comportamenti di scherno e allontanamento, aggiungendo disagio al disagio. Ecco perché conoscere l’epilessia è il passo fondamentale per abbattere barriere e sconfiggere inutili paure. Noi di LICE siamo orgogliosi di questo progetto e ci auguriamo che i docenti iscritti alla piattaforma siano numerosissimi. A loro disposizione, sulla piattaforma, risorse e materiali scaricabili che si riveleranno fondamentali per poter guidare adeguatamente la classe”.Un’intera sezione sarà dedicata a come aiutare un bambino che soffre di epilessia. Giochi interattivi chiari e d’impatto insegneranno ad assistere un compagno con crisi epilettica o a offrire il proprio aiuto all’insegnante che lo sta soccorrendo. Gli studenti potranno così diventare protagonisti di un processo di apprendimento attivo attraverso domande condivise, curiosità e applicazioni pratiche di quanto appreso.
Veri e propri laboratori di “saper fare” per garantire il coinvolgimento dei destinatari, una necessaria efficacia didattica e una corretta componente ludico-operativa. I contenuti scientifici sono stati forniti e validati dal Comitato Scientifico e dal Consiglio Direttivo della Lega Italiana Contro l’Epilessia. La piattaforma è stata sviluppata da un team di sociologi, pedagogisti ed esperti in comunicazione digitale e sfrutta le nuove tecnologie dell’informazione e della comunicazione. https://www.educazionedigitale.it/epilessia/

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Formazione ECM, ora i medici si aggiornano con gli e-book

Posted by fidest press agency su venerdì, 27 settembre 2019

Massimo Tortorella (Presidente Consulcesi): «Vogliamo offrire ai nostri medici strumenti sempre più efficaci e all’avanguardia per ottemperare all’obbligo formativo e per rispondere alle esigenze della professione medica: dopo aver innovato la Formazione a Distanza con l’edutainment dei Film Formazione ed il Paziente Virtuale, con gli e-book forniamo una serie di titoli sulle principali tematiche di interesse anche dei pazienti»
Oltre 15mila crediti erogati finora tramite e-book. Più di 5mila medici si sono formati nell’ultimo anno con questa innovativa forma di aggiornamento professionale. Ma le previsioni per i prossimi anni sono ancora più floride: 50mila crediti l’anno con almeno il 70% dei camici bianchi che ne usufruirà entro il 2022. Sono questi i numeri forniti da Consulcesi, realtà leader nella formazione della classe medica italiana ed europea, in occasione del “Read an e-book day”, giornata internazionale in cui si celebra proprio questa innovativa forma di lettura. Con e-book realizzati appositamente per la classe medica, la collana edita da Paesi Edizioni è stata lanciata da Consulcesi solo lo scorso gennaio ma i numeri registrati fino ad ora testimoniano di un trend importante che segna una svolta epocale nella storia della formazione ECM.
«L’e-book è diventata la nuova frontiera della formazione ECM dei medici italiani – spiega Massimo Tortorella, presidente di Consulcesi. Ascoltando le necessità di una classe medica sempre più pressata da ritmi pesanti e turni massacranti, Consulcesi Club continua a proporre soluzioni innovative che coniugano la qualità dell’aggiornamento professionale con modalità di fruizione smart e crossmediali».
I titoli pubblicati fino ad ora spaziano tra le più diverse tematiche di interesse per i camici bianchi e sono curati nel dettaglio dai principali referenti scientifici e università italiane. I crediti ECM vengono riconosciuti dopo un test di verifica delle nozioni apprese.

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Libro: Le mezze verità di Elizabeth Jane Howard

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Dall’autrice della saga dei Cazalet, una nuova e brillante opera, tradotta per la prima volta in Italia: il romanzo familiare di Elizabeth Jane Howard si tinge di giallo, assumendo un inedito tono noir con tratti di comicità.«Le mezze verità racchiude tutta la percezione femminile di E.J. Howard e si distingue per la sua prosa pulita; eppure quello che ti rimane in testa è il suo delizioso senso dell’umorismo. È un romanzo comico, che a me ha ricordato i primi incontri con Waugh e Nancy Mitford». (by William Trevor, «The Guardian») Un’autrice da oltre 200.000 copie vendute in Italia. (Fazi Editore)

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Libro: La libertà possibile di Margaret Wilkerson Sexton

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L’esordio intenso e originale di una giovane autrice americana – finalista al National Book Award 2017 – che ricorda Paul Beatty per la brillante analisi sociale ed Elizabeth Strout per la raffinata descrizione dei sentimenti umani. (Fazi Editore)

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Libro: Heimaey di Ian Manook

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Un autore pluripremiato, già conosciuto e molto amato dal pubblico italiano. Dopo la Mongolia della trilogia di Yeruldelgger Ian Manook ci porta in Islanda con un nuovo spettacolare thriller dalle atmosfere suggestive e dall’ambientazione esotica. Ritorna il fascino delle terre selvagge: tra sparizioni, mafia, serial killer e vendetta, l’autore costruisce un avvincente road trip attraverso un’Islanda luminosa e misteriosa, tra panorami di ghiacciai e scogliere impervie a picco sul mare. «Un viaggio di iniziazione nelle terre islandesi. Sotto una scrittura straordinaria, ritroviamo con piacere il talento di Ian Manook nel mettere in scena la natura, la cultura e i riti ancestrali di un paese». «Le Parisien» (Fazi Editore)

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Libro: Company Parade di Margaret Storm Jameson

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Introduzione di Nadia Terranova. Tradotto per la prima volta in italiano, Company Parade è un romanzo avvincente e raffinato , ambientato nella Londra del 1918: un meraviglioso caleidoscopio del mondo culturale della capitale inglese nel primo dopoguerra, sullo sfondo del vivace clima delle agenzie letterarie, delle case editrici e dei giornali. Una storia intrisa di amore in tutte le sue declinazioni: l’amore perduto, l’amore illecito, l’amore familiare, l’amore non corrisposto. L’autrice Storm Jameson, che fu anche suffragetta e femminista, liberale e antinazista, lavorò nell’editoria inglese e nel 1939 divenne la prima donna presidente della British section of International PEN; è sua l’introduzione all’edizione inglese del Diario di Anna Frank nel 1952. (Fazi Editore)

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University Hospitals Health System Selects NextGen Population Health to Improve Quality of Patient Care

Posted by fidest press agency su venerdì, 27 settembre 2019

NextGen Healthcare, Inc. (NASDAQ:NXGN), a leading provider of ambulatory-focused technology solutions, today announced that University Hospitals Health System—a leading health system with 18 hospitals, more than 50 health centers and outpatient facilities and over 200 physician offices throughout northern Ohio—has selected NextGen® Population Health to help them enhance patient care. The NextGen solution integrates with most Electronic Health Records (EHRs) and Health Information Exchanges (HIEs) while ingesting claims feeds from a wide range of payers. For providers who participate in value-based care arrangements or focus on population health management, NextGen provides powerful patient analytics, identifies gaps in care or practice pattern variations, and helps improve outcomes by seamlessly integrating these insights into the provider workflow to enable proactive point of care discussions.
Managing one of the nation’s largest accountable care organizations representing more than 575,000 lives, UH’s goal is to change the health care industry narrative by emphasizing efforts that help people “stay healthy at home” versus only “healing patients in a hospital.” The NextGen Healthcare solution looks at claims data from payers as well as information contained in patients’ medical records to identify health care gaps that should be addressed such as obtaining a mammogram for women over 40.
Annually, $192 billion is spent on healthcare overtreatment and approximately $200 billion is wasted on unnecessary medical tests and treatments. NextGen Population Health tackles these issues through the aggregation and analysis of patient data, which drives meaningful insights across clinical, financial and administrative data. Ultimately, ACOs can more effectively engage patients, reduce costs and improve the health care value proposition that patients deserve.

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Cubic Leads Masterclass on Mobility as a Service at the Scottish Transport Show

Posted by fidest press agency su venerdì, 27 settembre 2019

Corporation (NYSE:CUB) today announced Andy Taylor, director of strategy for its Cubic Transportation Systems (CTS) business division, will lead a masterclass on Mobility as a Service (MaaS) as well as participate in a panel discussion on data and digital technologies in transportation at the Scottish Transport Show in Edinburgh, Scotland. Taking place September 25 at the Edinburgh Corn Exchange, the Scottish Transport Show highlights all aspects of the Scottish transport industry and brings industry experts together for a day of networking, masterclasses and an exhibition of the most innovative technologies. “Mobility as a Service brings together urban, suburban and rural communities under a true vision of integrated multi-modal transport,” said Taylor. “Scotland has embraced this vision and is spearheading the development and deployment of solutions that are right for the population and their needs. We’re delighted to support Scotland as it advances this vision.”

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Travelers Receives Approval to Transfer European Business to Dublin

Posted by fidest press agency su venerdì, 27 settembre 2019

The Travelers Companies, Inc. (NYSE: TRV) today announced that Travelers Insurance Company Limited has received approval from the High Court of England and Wales to complete an insurance business transfer under Part VII of the Financial Services and Markets Act 2000. This will enable the company to transfer the portfolios of all relevant in-force policies and historic liabilities written out of its Irish, French, German and Netherlands branches to its newly established insurance subsidiary, Travelers Insurance Designated Activity Company (Travelers Insurance DAC). “Receiving court approval for our Part VII transfer is another milestone in our plan to ensure we will maintain high levels of service for our customers and brokers following the UK’s expected departure from the European Union,” said Matthew Wilson, CEO of Travelers Europe. “We are delighted to be able to provide certainty to our policyholders, no matter which part of our business they work with.” Travelers Insurance DAC is based in Dublin in the Republic of Ireland and was authorised by the Central Bank of Ireland in January 2019. Travelers Insurance DAC covers business insurance and bond and specialty risks in Ireland and throughout the European Economic Area.
Travelers has operated in Europe for decades in the general insurance market and through Lloyd’s. Travelers Insurance Company Limited offers business insurance, bond and specialty insurance and risk management services. Travelers’ Syndicate at Lloyd’s underwrites specialist and complex business classes, including marine, global property, power and utilities, accident and special risks, aviation and energy.

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National Civil Rights Museum’s Freedom Award

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Memphis, TN, USA, (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) JOHN LEGEND, HAFSAT ABIOLA, and GLORIA STEINEM are the honorees selected for the National Civil Rights Museum’s 28th Freedom Award to held on October 30. Honorees are selected for their many achievements and contributions on a national and global scale in the name of equality, social justice and freedom for all.
John Legend is an award-winning entertainer, social justice activist and philanthropist. Legend has worked in music for over 20 years becoming the youngest artist to complete the prestigious EGOT as an Emmy, GRAMMY, Oscar and Tony Award winner. His musical work on films highlighting the Civil Rights Movements, such as Selma and advocacy for education have lauded national and international acclaim. He founded Show Me Campaign to break the cycles of poverty for children, and most recently, Let’s Free America campaign. He is also a former national board member for Teach for America. Legend continues to use his larger-than-life platform to inform and advocate on behalf of disenfranchised populations.
Hafsat Abiola, president and CEO of Women in Africa, is a noted Nigerian human and civil rights activist. Since age 19, she has been working to ensure democracy and economic fairness in Nigeria in the name of her deceased mother and father. An evolving changemaker in both Nigeria and the United States, Abiola uses her global platforms to empower women through training and leadership development and strengthen civil society in Nigeria and other African countries through her founding organization, KIND.
Gloria Steinem is a feminist organizer, political activist and award-winning writer. The founder of Ms. Magazine and author of countless books, textbooks and essays, Steinem has dedicated decades to freedom for women, children and underserved populations globally. She co-founded foundations, including the National Women’s Political Caucus, the Ms. Foundation for Women and the Women’s Media Center in the United States. Most recently, she received the Presidential Medal of Freedom from President Barack Obama and was the subject of the HBO documentary, Gloria: In Her Own Words. She was a member of the Beyond Racism Initiative, a three-year effort on the part of activists and experts from South Africa, Brazil and the United States to compare the racial patterns and to learn cross-nationally. She is currently traveling the globe on a book tour for her latest work, The Truth Will Set You Free, But First It Will Piss You Off.
Memphis, TN, USA, (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) JOHN LEGEND, HAFSAT ABIOLA, and GLORIA STEINEM are the honorees selected for the National Civil Rights Museum’s 28th Freedom Award to held on October 30. Honorees are selected for their many achievements and contributions on a national and global scale in the name of equality, social justice and freedom for all.
John Legend is an award-winning entertainer, social justice activist and philanthropist. Legend has worked in music for over 20 years becoming the youngest artist to complete the prestigious EGOT as an Emmy, GRAMMY, Oscar and Tony Award winner. His musical work on films highlighting the Civil Rights Movements, such as Selma and advocacy for education have lauded national and international acclaim. He founded Show Me Campaign to break the cycles of poverty for children, and most recently, Let’s Free America campaign. He is also a former national board member for Teach for America. Legend continues to use his larger-than-life platform to inform and advocate on behalf of disenfranchised populations.
Hafsat Abiola, president and CEO of Women in Africa, is a noted Nigerian human and civil rights activist. Since age 19, she has been working to ensure democracy and economic fairness in Nigeria in the name of her deceased mother and father. An evolving changemaker in both Nigeria and the United States, Abiola uses her global platforms to empower women through training and leadership development and strengthen civil society in Nigeria and other African countries through her founding organization, KIND.
Gloria Steinem is a feminist organizer, political activist and award-winning writer. The founder of Ms. Magazine and author of countless books, textbooks and essays, Steinem has dedicated decades to freedom for women, children and underserved populations globally. She co-founded foundations, including the National Women’s Political Caucus, the Ms. Foundation for Women and the Women’s Media Center in the United States. Most recently, she received the Presidential Medal of Freedom from President Barack Obama and was the subject of the HBO documentary, Gloria: In Her Own Words. She was a member of the Beyond Racism Initiative, a three-year effort on the part of activists and experts from South Africa, Brazil and the United States to compare the racial patterns and to learn cross-nationally. She is currently traveling the globe on a book tour for her latest work, The Truth Will Set You Free, But First It Will Piss You Off.

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3M and Clean Air Asia Act on Climate Change with New Air Pollution Initiative

Posted by fidest press agency su venerdì, 27 settembre 2019

Coinciding with its participation in Climate Week and the United Nations Climate Action Summit, 3M is acting on climate change through a new partnership with Clean Air Asia. 3M will collaborate with the international non-governmental organization on science-based air quality solutions for New Delhi, India, and Metro Manila, Philippines. This partnership aims to create healthier, more livable cities in Asia, and will ultimately advance the Clean Air Initiative announced by UN Secretary-General António Guterres in July 2019.
To move toward this goal, 3M will spend the next five years assisting Clean Air Asia in its efforts to assess baseline air quality conditions, design capacity-building programs for air quality management, implement awareness and education campaigns, develop Clean Air Action Plans with selected city and district governments, and measure the resulting impact on air pollution levels. According to the World Health Organization, air pollution causes 7 million premature deaths each year. The health impact of poor air quality is particularly notable in the WHO South-East Asia Region, where people in 99% of cities are exposed to pollution levels that exceed WHO guidelines.
In Metro Manila, PM2.5 levels in four of five cities with monitoring data in 2017 exceeded the National Ambient Air Quality Guideline Value and WHO Air Quality Guideline. India is also struggling with poor air quality nationwide. According to the WHO in 2016, 14 of the 20 most-polluted cities in the world were in India, and 900,000 premature deaths were attributed to poor air quality. New Delhi’s sources of air pollution include industrial facilities, vehicles, road dust and domestic cooking.
3M continues to increase its long-standing commitment to sustainability strategy and action, both through its own initiatives as well as its broad approach to partnerships around the world. It has announced bold new goals for renewable energy use, advancing the circular economy, and embedding sustainability in all new products, and is on a path to do much more. Together with its employees, customers, partners, governments and communities, 3M is committed to a science-based, collaborative approach to solving shared global challenges and improving lives.

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Project44 Delivers Full Lifecycle Truckload Automation Capabilities

Posted by fidest press agency su venerdì, 27 settembre 2019

To improve agility and operational efficiencies, shippers and logistics providers are increasingly identifying ways to automate manual processes. To further streamline and automate the manual Truckload shipping process, project44, the global leader in advanced visibility for shippers and logistics service providers, today announced the addition of a new Truckload tendering capability to its Advanced Visibility Platform™. This innovative offering eliminates freight system friction and data silos, removing the need for users to leave their Transportation Management System (TMS) or Enterprise Resource Planning (ERP) system to secure quotes.From freight procurement, to real-time tracking, to automating settlement integrations, project44 now offers the most compressive suite of modern over-the-road solutions, enabling their growing global customer base to increase operational efficiencies, reduce costs, and deliver an exceptional Amazon-like experience to their customers.The new tendering capability enables project44 customers to automatically request Truckload shipment quotes directly from their TMS, ERP, or other systems of record. After viewing quotes, they can tender their shipment without needing to login to a separate interface. Data on the shipment can also be directly integrated into the carrier’s systems after their quote is accepted. With this capability project44 customers no longer need to enter the same data into multiple systems or marketplaces. This eliminates redundant manual processes, reduces the chance for human error, and simplifies audit processes – increasing operational efficiency for shippers and carriers alike.

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European Society for Medical Oncology 2019 Congress

Posted by fidest press agency su venerdì, 27 settembre 2019

Basel, Roche (SIX: RO, ROG; OTCQX: RHHBY) announced that results from a number of studies across its comprehensive oncology portfolio, covering a broad range of cancers including bladder, lung and breast will be presented at the European Society for Medical Oncology (ESMO) 2019 Congress, taking place from 27 September – 1 October in Barcelona, Spain. A total of 100 abstracts and 15 late-breaking abstracts that include a Roche medicine will be presented at this year’s congress.”We are excited to present a number of key datasets across a broad range of diseases at ESMO this year, including results from our Tecentriq combination study in people with previously untreated advanced bladder cancer, the first positive Phase III cancer immunotherapy trial in this setting. In addition, we will present data from our Phase III Tecentriq monotherapy study in previously untreated advanced lung cancer,” said Sandra Horning, MD, Roche’s Chief Medical Officer and Head of Global Product Development. “We will also share data from a study using Foundation Medicine’s liquid (blood) biopsy, a more patient-friendly approach to diagnosing and treating cancer. The results of the first cohort of this study involving ALK+ non-small cell lung cancer patients who received Alecensa will be presented at the congress.”

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Singapore Changi and Hong Kong International Lead Asia Pacific Region in International Connectivity

Posted by fidest press agency su venerdì, 27 settembre 2019

OAG, the world’s leading provider of travel data and insight, released its Megahubs Index 2019. The analysis reveals the Top 50 most internationally connected airports in the world.
Singapore (SIN) continues to lead the Asia Pacific in international connectivity, ranking ninth globally for a second straight year. Hong Kong ranks second regionally and jumps from 13th to 10th place in the global rankings due to a 1.5% increase in international connections.Sixteen other Asia Pacific airports were featured as Top 50 Global Megahubs, with Incheon (ICN), Kuala Lumpur (KUL), Bangkok (BKK) and Jakarta (CGK) all ranking in the Top 20. Shanghai Pudong Airport (PVG) rounded out the top 25 and is the highest ranked airport in China.Asia Pacific airports also had a strong presence in the low-cost carrier (LCC) category, with Kuala Lumpur (KUL) keeping its title as the most internationally connected LCC Megahub in the world. Air Asia is the dominant carrier with 41% of all flights. Other highly ranked LCC Megahubs include Manila (MNL), which jumped up two spots over last year to place second, India (DEL) and Thailand (DMK).“The rise of self-connecting passengers and new world travellers creates greater demand for low-cost Megahubs – and Asian airports are at the center of this trend,” said Mayur (Mac) Patel, Head of JAPAC for OAG.

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