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Neoplasie Ematologiche

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Roma 28 novembre 2019 ore 11.30 Biblioteca Angelica, Piazza di S. Agostino 8. Ogni anno oltre 33mila italiani ricevono una diagnosi di neoplasia ematologica ma, grazie alla ricerca e alle terapie sempre più efficaci, le percentuali di sopravvivenza e la qualità di vita sono decisamente migliorate. Ma cos’è la qualità di vita? Cosa vorrebbero i pazienti? Quali sono i loro reali bisogni? Per rispondere a queste domande, all’interno della Federazione Italiana delle Associazioni di Volontariato in Oncologia, nasce F.A.V.O. Neoplasie Ematologiche. Nel corso dell’evento verranno presentati i risultati di un sondaggio condotto da La Lampada di Aladino Onlus finalizzato ad indagare i bisogni dei pazienti e l’impatto della malattia sulla loro qualità di vita. Modera Maria Rita Montebelli, Giornalista scientifica Intervengono
Paola Boldrini, Membro XII Commissione Igiene e Sanità Senato della Repubblica, Francesco De Lorenzo, Presidente F.A.V.O. Davide Petruzzelli, Coordinatore F.A.V.O. Neoplasie Ematologiche e Presidente La Lampada di Aladino Onlus Francesco Angrilli,Responsabile Centro Diagnosi e Terapia Linfomi, Ospedale Civile Spirito Santo, Pescara; Elena Bravo, Senior Researcher Istituto Superiore di Sanità
Prassede Salutari,Responsabile Ambulatorio Leucemie Acute e Mielodisplasie, Ospedale Civile Spirito Santo, Pescara; Paolo Spriano, Vice Presidente Società Nazionale Medica Interdisciplinare Cure Primarie (SNAMID)

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Almirall launches the accelerator Digital Garden to drive digital innovation in dermatology

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Almirall, S.A. (ALM) today announced the launch of the Digital Garden, a dermatology digital health accelerator focused on developing innovative technology-based services and solutions to accelerate their go-to-market plans and tackling some of the dermatology challenges today and in the future. The selection of the first cohort of the Digital Garden has been selected in a pitch event held at the Frontiers Health annual event in Berlin.In October, Almirall announced the launch of a first call for innovation to start-ups focused on digital innovations in medical dermatology. Since then more than 40 start-ups have shown interest to join the program via almiralldigitalgarden.com. Almirall preselected eight of them from among the many applicants to present their business model to an expert investor jury. The five winning projects will join a nine-month accelerator program starting in January at the Barcelona Health Hub.
In addition, the Digital Garden, powered by Almirall will also provide mentoring from top healthcare experts from Almirall and the potential to collaborate on actual projects within the company. The acceleration program includes the opportunity to leverage leading hospitals in Barcelona as a test bed for digital pilots, with potential access to HCPs and patients. The Digital Garden is not requiring an equity component from the start-ups, but rather will be finding up to € 50.000 based on milestones agreed between Almirall and the start-ups.

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Quidel to Present at Upcoming Conferences

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New York, New York on Wednesday, December 4, 2019 at 2:00 p.m. Eastern Time (11:00 a.m. Pacific Time) 31st Annual Piper Jaffray Healthcare Conference to be held at the Lotte New York Palace hotel in New York. Evercore ISI 2nd Annual HealthCONx Conference, to be held at the Four Seasons Boston hotel in Boston, Massachusetts on Thursday, December 5, 2019 at 1:15 p.m. Eastern Time (10:15 a.m. Pacific Time). Douglas Bryant, president and chief executive officer, and Randy Steward, chief financial officer, will present on the specified days with question-and-answer sessions scheduled immediately following each presentation. During the presentations, the company will discuss business and financial developments and trends. The company’s statements may contain or constitute material information that has not been previously disclosed. A live webcast and audio archive of each presentation will be available via the Investor Relations section of the company’s website at http://ir.quidel.com or by clicking the links below.
Participants should allow approximately five to ten minutes prior to the presentation’s start time to visit the site and download any streaming media software needed to listen to the Internet webcast. A replay of the webcast will also be available on the company’s website for 30 days.

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Desert Financial Credit Union Opens Eastmark Branch in Mesa

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East Mesa residents, meet your new neighbor! Desert Financial Credit Union has announced the opening of its newest branch location, inside Safeway at The Point at Eastmark, a 15-acre retail center at the corner of Signal Butte and Warner Road. The new credit union branch will be full service, with all banking options available, staffed by five Desert Financial employees, and led by Branch Manager Erik Durnal. “As the Valley grows, so too does Desert Financial,” says Jeff Meshey, Desert Financial’s President & CEO. “This new branch will service existing and new members seeking a place for community-focused banking in a convenient location. We’re thrilled to be a part of the Eastmark area’s expansion and look forward to building a great relationship with the community there.” The Eastmark branch’s design was developed with Desert Financial’s consultative model in mind. An open and inviting floor plan will enable customers to engage directly with staff and leverage Cash Recycler workstations for transactions. Two private offices for meetings are also available, and digital signage will help promote various deals to Safeway shoppers. As part of the branch opening, Desert Financial is offering a New Member promotion, through the end of November. Every new member who opens an account at the new location will receive a $25 Safeway gift card toward a holiday turkey. In addition, Desert Financial will donate one turkey per new member signed up. Details are available at the branch.

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“Advancing Women to the Corporate Boardroom” Research Report

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Women in Technology (WIT), the premier organization contributing to the success of professional women in the technology community in the Washington, D.C. area, along with American University, today announced that our region experienced a dip in the number of women serving on publicly traded corporate boards in Maryland, Virginia, and Washington, D.C. Each year, The Leadership Foundry, a signature program of WIT, and American University publish a research report on gender diversity on the region’s corporate boards.The Leadership Foundry’s 9th annual report, “Advancing Women to the Corporate Boardroom,” provides in-depth analysis of the number of women board members from 162 publicly traded companies headquartered in Maryland, Virginia, and Washington, DC.Most notably, the 2019 research reveals:
Women hold 15.75% (231) of the 1467 board seats at publicly held companies in the Maryland, Virginia and Washington, D.C. region. This is a 0.05 percentage point decrease from the 2018 study.
Of the 162 companies surveyed, 14.8% (24) had a critical mass of women (three or more) serving as board directors, representing a slight decrease in the number of companies from the 2018 study.
The trend from 2010 to 2019 continues to show companies in our region slowly, but steadily adding women to their boards. In 2019, there were 32 companies in the entire region with no women serving on their board, down from 34 in 2018.
The number of women in power positions on corporate boards shows that 6% of the companies with critical mass have at least one woman in a power position. This year is the first time the report has counted this information across all companies. Eight of these companies, or 33%, have two women in power positions.

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Nahyan bin Mubarak Inaugurates World Tolerance Summit in Dubai

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His Excellency Sheikh Nahyan bin Mubarak Al Nahyan, Minister of Tolerance and Chairman of the Board of Trustees of the International Institute for Tolerance, IIT, officially opened on Thursday the second day of the second World Tolerance Summit (WTS), held this year under the theme ‘Tolerance in Multiculturalism: Achieving the Social, Economic and Humane Benefits of a Tolerant World’. Over 3,000 participants from over 100 countries and 70 speakers from around the world took part in the summit, organized by the International Institute for Tolerance (IIT), part of the Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum Global Initiatives.
The event featured a set of interactive sessions and workshops, focused on four themes: economic, social, cultural and media tolerance. It aims to promote peaceful coexistence, mutual respect, acceptance of others and to achieve friendly ties between people, regardless of their faiths, beliefs, cultures and languages.The special ceremony, held at Madinat Jumeirah Conference & Events Centre in Dubai, opened with the launch of a video titled ‘Humanity and Access to a Tolerant World’, which underlined the instrumental role of tolerance in promoting world peace and security. In his address to attendees, HE Sheikh Nahyan bin Mubarak Al Nahyan said that the summit, graced by the generous patronage of HH Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum, UAE Vice President and Prime Minister, and Ruler of Dubai, serves as a prestigious global platform for dialogue and joint action to achieve wellbeing for all.The event included dialogue sessions, workshops and a specialized digital library with more than 80 specialized publications and researches. It featured 36 student projects from 16 local and international universities, and an exhibition that saw participation from over 35 local and international government entities, showcasing their practices and programs to spread the values of tolerance, justice and equality.

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Global Executive Education Conference

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Santa Clara University’s Silicon Valley Executive Center Nov. 20 to 22, 2019.The conference, which will gather 200 executive-ed professionals from 71 universities across 20 countries, will be held on the campus of Santa Clara University.Attendees are university professionals from around the world who pinpoint the most pressing executive-educational needs among corporate leaders, and offer certifications or other educational programming to keep their workforce at the forefront of business innovation.The event’s theme this year is “Leading Executive Education in a Changing World.” It is focused on sourcing the cutting-edge executive education that business leaders will need in the years ahead to address dramatic changing work-force dynamics in the global economy, said Dennis Lanham, executive director of SCU’s Silicon Valley Executive Center.The first keynote speaker will be New York Times best-selling author Patrick Lencioni, who will give a speech that will set the stage for the first of two workshops. The topic—how to create healthy teams and organizations—will focus on making team-member development a top priority within executive-education organizations at universities.In addition, Nancy Hauge, chief human resources officer of Automation Anywhere—a San Jose-based company that caters to enterprises looking to deploy a digital workforce of software bots that complete business processes end-to-end—will cover the challenges and opportunities from automation occurring across numerous industries. Leadership author and Dean’s Executive Fellow of Leadership at SCU, Jim Kouzes, will give a third keynote on his Learning Leadership model based on his best-selling book, The Leadership Challenge, co-authored by SCU faculty member Barry Posner.

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300 Schools Advance in Samsung’s National STEM Competition

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Samsung Electronics America, Inc. today announced the 300 State Finalists in the annual Samsung Solve for Tomorrow Contest, a $3 million nationwide competition that challenges students to creatively use STEM (science, technology, engineering and math) skills to address a community challenge. Celebrating its 10th anniversary this 2019-2020 school year, the competition fosters critical thinking and creative problem solving skills among thousands of students across the country as 6-12 grade classrooms are tasked with solving a challenge impacting their community.This year, teachers nationwide submitted creative and strategic proposals to solve current problems, such as environmental issues, reducing the carbon footprint, mental health, vaping and student safety. Throughout the next month, each of the 300 State Finalists will engage their community and conduct field visits to gain firsthand knowledge of the issue, evolving their initial proposals into a detailed project plan to be executed this school year.
Selected from a pool of more than 2,000 entries nationwide, the 300 State Finalists will each receive a Samsung tablet for their classroom. Each State Finalist also has the opportunity to advance through future phases of the contest to win additional prizes and educational opportunities. The remaining phases of the competition include:
100 State Winner schools will advance in the contest and receive $15,000 in technology and classroom materials as well as a video kit to help showcase their project. 20 National Finalist schools will be selected to travel to the pitch event in the spring where they will present their project to a panel of judges. For achieving National Finalist status, schools will receive $50,000 in technology and classroom materials. Five National Grand Prize-winning schools will receive $100,000 in technology and classroom materials, and a trip to Washington, D.C. to present their projects to members of Congress. Public voting will also determine one Community Choice winner from the pool of National Finalists, who will be eligible to win an additional $10,000 in Samsung technology.
In celebration of the 10th year of Solve for Tomorrow, Samsung expanded the program to award more schools and provide more resources – including increasing the prize pool by $1 million. Previously, the contest awarded 250 State Finalists – five schools from each state. This year, 50 additional schools have been named State Finalists, with at least five schools recognized as State Finalists in each state.Schools from across the U.S., from Alaska to Florida, answered the call for submissions in the Samsung Solve for Tomorrow Contest, including submissions from several academies for young women as well as a specialty school for the deaf and blind. Since its inception in 2010, the Samsung Solve for Tomorrow Contest has awarded $15 million in Samsung technology and classroom materials to more than 2,200 public schools in the United States.

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DC BLOX Announces New Debt Capital from Deutsche Bank

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DC BLOX, a multi-tenant data center provider delivering the infrastructure and connectivity essential to power today’s digital business, announced today that it has raised new debt capital from Deutsche Bank AG. DC BLOX will use the proceeds from the Deutsche Bank term loan to meet customer growth for its existing data centers and to expand business operations.“We continue to experience high customer demand across our markets and this infusion of capital supports our ability to scale our business,” said Jeff Uphues, DC BLOX CEO. “Our strategy is working well, and we appreciate Deutsche Bank’s support in helping us to maintain our rapid growth.”DC BLOX is experiencing strong demand for its multi-tenant, Tier 3 data centers in underserved cities across the Southeastern U.S. Enterprises, cloud providers, government entities, educational institutions, and service partners are facing infrastructure and connectivity decisions as part of the increased digitization of their organizations. Therefore, businesses seeking to add reliable data center space and power, address disaster recovery scenarios, connect to multiple cloud providers, and protect their valuable data are increasingly considering colocation data centers with rich connectivity as a strategic component of their future digital architecture. “We are delighted to work with DC BLOX and to be a small part of their growth story,” said Fredric Rosenberg, Head of Deutsche Bank’s U.S. Credit Solutions and Direct Lending. “The vision and execution of Jeff and his team, coupled with the quality of their facilities and offerings, impressed us greatly. We look forward to their continued success.” To learn more about DC BLOX, please visit http://www.dcblox.com.

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New Industrial Imaging Products at ASNT Fall 2019 Conference & Exhibit

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Varex Imaging Corporation (Nasdaq: VREX) will exhibit its latest industrial Nondestructive Testing (NDT) imaging products at the Annual Meeting for the American Society for Nondestructive Testing in Las Vegas from November 18-21, 2019. ASNT Fall is a global event to share ideas and expertise in the field and is attended by many NDT specialists ranging from researchers to leading experts.
At the show, Varex will be introducing their new ‘Varex Industrial’ brand which has been created to cover their expanding Industrial and Security Inspection portfolio. This portfolio includes two recent acquisitions: Direct Conversion (2019), a leading manufacturer of Photon Counting Linear Array Digital Detectors which can be used in industrial, security, and food inspection. This follows the acquisition of VMI (2018) who specialize in digital solutions for NDT applications. “We are launching ‘Varex Industrial’ as a brand to promote our growing industrial and security business and to let our customers know that we are committed to the industrial marketplace. To date we have been primarily known as a supplier of medical components. ‘Varex Industrial’ offers NDT and Security customers access to our products as well as our expertise and services,” commented Carl LaCasce, Senior Vice President and General Manager of Industrial Imaging for Varex Imaging Corporation. A team of engineers and experts will be on hand to at ASNT Fall to guide you through the services Varex offers as well as their X-ray tubes and linear accelerators, digital detectors and other image processing solutions. These components are designed for industrial imaging systems used in electronics inspection, casting and weld/pipeline inspection, metrology, industrial cone beam computed tomography, materials science and in-line quality control for automotive, aerospace and electronics manufacturing.

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Matter Communications Adds UniFocus to Robust B2B Technology Client Roster

Posted by fidest press agency su lunedì, 18 novembre 2019

Matter Communications — a Brand Elevation Agency specializing in PR, social media, creative services and digital marketing — has been named the agency of record (AOR) for UniFocus, the industry leader in workforce optimization. Through a specially curated program, featuring media relations, awards, events and content, Matter will help cement UniFocus as the leading authority in the space.UniFocus’ labor management solutions give managers in service industries the tools they need to significantly reduce labor costs while improving service quality. With UniFocus, brands get advanced technology that enables managers to forecast, plan and schedule with precision in a fraction of the time, coupled with expertise and training to help managers expand their skills in labor management and productivity.
In addition to promoting the company’s solutions, Matter will also leverage speaking opportunities, awards and events to amplify UniFocus CEO, Mark Heymann’s thought leadership. By staying on top of labor trends, laws and regulations news, the team will promote Heymann as a key source for commentary in national business press publications. With more than 180 professionals across offices in Boston and Newburyport, MA, Providence, RI, Pittsburgh, PA, Boulder, CO, and Portland, OR, Matter is one of the fastest-growing public relations, social media, creative and digital marketing firms in the country. Matter has won 12 “Agency of the Year” accolades in the past three years and has been recognized as a best place to work.

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Stifel 2019 Healthcare Conference

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Blade Therapeutics, a biopharmaceutical company advancing novel anti-fibrotic therapies, today announced that Wendye Robbins, M.D., President and Chief Executive Officer, will present at the Stifel 2019 Healthcare Conference on Tuesday, November 19, 2019 at 1:50 p.m. Eastern Time.Blade Therapeutics is a private, clinical-stage biopharmaceutical company advancing novel anti-fibrotic therapies to meet important patient needs. Blade’s lead compound, BLD-2660, is a highly selective calpain inhibitor targeted for the treatment of chronic fibrotic diseases. BLD-2660 recently completed a Phase I, healthy volunteer, dose escalation study in Australia. The Company plans to submit a CTN application to initiate a Phase II trial in patients with idiopathic pulmonary fibrosis in early 2020. Blade’s second candidate, BLD-0409, is a Phase I ready autotaxin inhibitor for the treatment of multiple fibrotic diseases. The Company plans to initiate a Phase 1 study for BLD-0409 in 1Q 2020. Blade has assembled a critical mass of anti-fibrotic drug development expertise within its top-tier leadership team and a world-class network of advisors. Lead investors in Blade include MPM Capital, Deerfield, Pfizer Ventures, One Ventures, Osage Partners, Bristol-Myers Squibb and Novartis Institute of Biomedical Research. Please visit http://www.blademed.com/ for more information.

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