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Congress of the Council of Europe

Posted by fidest press agency su venerdì, 14 giugno 2019

Bruxelles. The European Committee of the Regions and the Council of Europe’s Congress of Local and Regional Authorities both celebrate their 25th anniversary this year. To mark the occasion, a ceremony will be held in the European Parliament during the European Committee of the Regions’ June plenary session. Committee president Karl-Heinz Lambertz and Congress president Anders Knape will both address the audience on this occasion.
The ceremony will be followed later in the day by a joint conference at the Committee of the Regions on “The added value of local and regional authorities in building a united Europe”. The aim is to highlight the synergies between the work of the two institutions with a view to strengthening local self-government and regional democracy, a priority common to the committee and the congress.The conference will consist of two discussion panels on decentralisation and the state of local and regional democracy, as well as its practical implementation in the Member States, based on the example of the fight against climate change.The Congress of Local and Regional Authorities of the Council of Europe and the European Committee of the Regions have signed a cooperation agreement that formalises the fields and methods of cooperation between the two institutions. This agreement, signed in 2005 and revised in 2018, forms part of the wider context of the 2007 Memorandum of Understanding between the European Union and the Council of Europe.

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World Organ-on-a-Chip Congress

Posted by fidest press agency su mercoledì, 12 giugno 2019

San Diego, CA, United States – October 14-15, 2019 Organ-on-a-Chip World Congress 2019 focuses on an important and expanding field wherein cells are being assembled using Microfluidics and Lab-on-a-Chip technologies in a functionally-relevant manner. These clusters of “assembled cells” have functional significance and can mimic in vivo organ structure.Liver cells assembled onboard chips in a physiologically-relevant architecture using microfluidics can, for instance, be utilized for toxicity screening and the ability to assemble organ fragments ex vivo can provide an exquisite means to reconstruct biological processes (both physiological and pathological) “in a dish” or “on a chip.”
A number of chips such as Lung-on-a-Chip, Brain-on-a-Chip, Gut-on-a-Chip, Marrow-on-a-Chip, Bone-on-a-Chip, Nerve-on-a-Chip amongst others have been built and will be presented and explored at this conference. We will also focus on “disease-on-a-chip”, cancer-on-a-chip, immune system-on-a-chip.The Conference Tracks are Co-Located and Concurrent and Delegates can Participate, Mix-and-Match Presentations and Network Extensively with their Colleagues from all 3 Conference Tracks. The Exhibit Hall is also co-located and accessible by delegates from all 3 conference tracks.

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5th World Parkinson Congress

Posted by fidest press agency su mercoledì, 5 giugno 2019

Acorda Therapeutics, Inc. (NASDAQ: ACOR) today announced that it will debut an art gallery inspired by people with Parkinson’s (PwP) at the 5th World Parkinson Congress (WPC) in Kyoto, Japan. The six pieces of art, ranging from acrylic sculptures to oil paintings, are the centerpiece of Acorda’s Framing OFF Through Art initiative. OFF periods are the re-emergence of Parkinson’s symptoms, and affect approximately 40 percent of the one million people living with Parkinson’s in the U.S. This initiative builds on Acorda’s “Live Well. Do Tell.℠” program; its goal is to help initiate effective conversations about OFF periods between PwPs and their healthcare professionals.Framing OFF Through Art uses the power of art to help PwPs better identify and articulate their experiences with OFF periods. It includes a series of artworks inspired by the personal stories of people with Parkinson’s and their care partners. The artworks were created by artists who also have a personal connection to the disease. Conference attendees can view the gallery and learn more at Acorda’s booth, #209.
In addition, new research on the nature and diversity of Parkinson’s disease will be presented by Connie Marras, M.D., Ph.D., associate professor at University Health Network, University of Toronto, during the Morning Plenary on June 6, 2019, at 9:30 am JST. Dr. Marras will also be presenting research around OFF periods during the poster tour on June 5, 2019. The research on OFF periods was supported by an Acorda Therapeutics research grant, administered by The Michael J. Fox Foundation for Parkinson’s Research.

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87th European Atherosclerosis Society Congress

Posted by fidest press agency su mercoledì, 29 maggio 2019

The Medicines Company (NASDAQ: MDCO) today announced presentation of analyses of two clinical studies of inclisiran at the 87th European Atherosclerosis Society (EAS) Congress in Maastricht, Netherlands. A combined analysis (N=279) from the Phase 2 ORION-1 and Phase 1 ORION-7 trials, presented during an e-poster session, demonstrated that patients across a range of renal function levels achieved consistent reductions in low-density lipoprotein cholesterol (LDL-C) with no dose adjustment necessary for patients with renal impairment. Results from the Phase 2 ORION-2 pilot study, presented as a late-breaking abstract, showed that inclisiran provided durable reductions in LDL-C levels up to day 180 in patients with homozygous familial hypercholesterolemia (HoFH), a genetic disorder characterized by very high levels of LDL-C and early onset of cardiovascular disease, without the need to increase the dose of inclisiran.“The information discussed at EAS supports inclisiran’s potential to address the high burden of cardiovascular disease caused by cumulative exposure to elevated LDL-C,” said Peter Wijngaard, Ph.D., Chief Development Officer of The Medicines Company. “We are pleased with these findings that demonstrate inclisiran’s potent, durable and consistent lowering of LDL-C, as well as favorable tolerability and safety, in patients with renal insufficiency or HoFH.”Inclisiran, the first cholesterol-lowering therapy in the siRNA class, is The Medicines Company’s investigational therapy in Phase 3 clinical development to evaluate its ability to lower LDL-C through twice-a-year dosing. The company expects pivotal Phase 3 data readouts for inclisiran in the third quarter of 2019 followed by anticipated regulatory filings in the U.S. in the fourth quarter of 2019 and in Europe in the first quarter of 2020.“There remains significant unmet need in the treatment of ASCVD, as approximately four out of five statin-treated patients are not at LDL-C goals, with poor adherence to therapy a major underlying cause,” said Mark Timney, Chief Executive Officer of The Medicines Company. “We are excited at the prospect of bringing forward a revolutionary approach to treat cardiovascular disease using a twice-a-year therapy with unique potential to address the need for additional LDL-C lowering and long-standing medication adherence challenges faced by millions of people.”

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24th World Congress of Dermatology

Posted by fidest press agency su mercoledì, 22 maggio 2019

Incyte Corporation (Nasdaq:INCY) announces that data from key studies within its inflammation and autoimmunity portfolio will be presented at the 24th World Congress of Dermatology (WCD). This meeting will be held in Milan, Italy from June 10-15, 2019.
Presentations will feature 24-week data from a Phase 2 study of ruxolitinib cream in adult patients with vitiligo, which will be highlighted during the late-breaking research session, and 12-week data from a Phase 2 study of ruxolitinib cream in adult patients with atopic dermatitis.“We look forward to sharing initial results from our Phase 2 study of ruxolitinib cream in vitiligo and additional data from our Phase 2 trial in atopic dermatitis – two conditions for which many patients need novel and effective treatment options,” said Steven Stein, M.D., Chief Medical Officer, Incyte. “Incyte is committed to developing therapies to address key unmet medical needs, and data to be presented at WCD demonstrate exciting progress in the development of ruxolitinib cream, our most advanced inflammation and autoimmunity program.

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Global Biotechnology Congress 2019

Posted by fidest press agency su mercoledì, 22 maggio 2019

The Global Biotechnology Congress (GBC 2019) in the USA will welcome distinguished Nobel laureates, speakers, delegates, biotechnologists and pharmaceutical industry leaders, from around the world.This event will focus on various important disciplines of biotechnology and its applications for improvement in health and quality of life the world over. It is anticipated that up to 1000 of the world’s leading scientists, researchers, industrialists and academicians, including several Nobel Laureates, in the fields of biotechnology and medical and biological sciences, will attend this forum, in Boston, to share and discuss new scientific ideas, products and breakthroughs. We are indeed pleased to host such an international conference in the United States of America.This conference will have a variety of lectures from eminent scientists, including Noble Laureates, who will deliver lectures on plant and environmental technologies, transgenic plants and crops, bioremediation, microbial diversity and bio-monitoring. Focus will be given to medical biotechnology, stem cells, gene therapy, tissue engineering, bio-pharmaceutical manufacturing, cell based therapy, cell cultivation, diagnostics, imaging, pharmacogenomics, microarray technology, biomarkers, pharmaceutical biotechnology, vaccines, CNS, Cancer, antibodies, protein engineering. There will also be important lectures on food, marine, bio-safety systems biology, clinical reserved/clinical trials, bioethics and Nano biotechnology.

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20th Annual International Lung Cancer Congress

Posted by fidest press agency su mercoledì, 8 maggio 2019

Physicians’ Education Resource® (PER®), a worldwide leading resource for continuing medical education, will host the 20th Annual International Lung Cancer Congress® from July 25 to 27 at the Huntington Regency Huntington Beach in California. The program will be chaired by Dr. David R. Gandara, professor of medicine in the division of hematology/oncology at the University of California (UC) at Davis School of Medicine and the director of the thoracic oncology program and senior adviser to the director at UC Davis Comprehensive Cancer Center, and Dr. Roy S. Herbst, Ensign professor of medicine (medical oncology), professor of pharmacology, chief of medical oncology and associate director for translational research at Yale Cancer Center, Yale School of Medicine.
The 20th Annual International Lung Cancer Congress® is a three-day program for surgical, medical and radiation oncologists interested in the treatment of patients with lung cancer. During this meeting, leading international and national experts will provide perspectives on how to incorporate the latest data on targeted agents, immunotherapy, surgery and radiation oncology in the clinic through a series of cutting-edge lectures, panel discussions, multidisciplinary tumor boards and interactive Q&A sessions. Attendees who participate will have the opportunity to engage with faculty as they share their perspectives and personal experiences on the clinical challenges and ongoing controversies in lung cancer management.

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9th Congress of the Asia Pacific Initiative on Reproduction

Posted by fidest press agency su martedì, 7 maggio 2019

More than 1,700 fertility specialists from 50 countries are attending the 9th Congress of the Asia Pacific Initiative on Reproduction (ASPIRE 2019) in Hong Kong to explore the latest advances in scientific research and clinical care of people experiencing infertility.It is one of the most influential meetings on assisted reproduction ever presented in the Asia Pacific region that is home to about 60 per cent of the world’s population.ASPIRE President, Professor Budi Wiweko, a leader in the advancement of IVF and associated technologies in the region, said outcomes from the congress would empower the region and help shape the future of assisted conception throughout the world.
People attending the congress at the Hong Kong Convention and Exhibition Centre include scientists, clinicians, embryologists, nurses and fertility counsellors to discuss and dissect future aspects of reproductive medicine.One in six couples throughout the world experience infertility, which is defined as the failure to conceive after a year of unprotected intercourse, or the inability to carry pregnancies to a live birth. The causes of infertility are equally shared between male and female partners.The World Health Organisation has forecast that infertility will become the third most serious condition after cancer and cardiovascular diseases in the 21st century.
Delegates at the ASPIRE 2019 Congress have come from across the Asia Pacific, Europe, the United Kingdom, Middle East, India, Pakistan, Australia, New Zealand, North America, South America and Canada.Professor Wiweko said ASPIRE’s widening scientific exchange with leaders in reproductive medicine in other countries would be vital in addressing a disturbing decline in fertility rates across the world, and especially in the Asia Pacific region.
There are many complex factors contributing to this trend including couples marrying later in life, growing urbanisation and associated stress levels, work pressures and environmental conditions.

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World Jewish Congress appeals to UN Security Council to condemn Hamas following barrage of hundreds of rockets against civilian areas in Israel

Posted by fidest press agency su lunedì, 6 maggio 2019

After a barrage of hundreds of rockets struck Israel from the Gaza Strip on Saturday, the World Jewish Congress appealed to Indonesia, as president of the United Nations Security Council, to lead the international community in unequivocally condemning Hamas and holding it responsible for the terrorist acts that it continues to carry out and enable in the territory under its control.In a letter to Amb. Dian Triansyah Djani, Permanent Representative of Indonesia to the United Nations, WJC CEO and Executive Vice President Robert Singer noted that the latest barrage targeted civilian areas with direct hits.“Yet again, Hamas and other terror groups in Gaza continue to indiscriminately target Israeli civilians whose sole goal is to live in peace with their neighbors. This latest provocation is simply unacceptable and unjustifiable. It is an ill-fated attempt by the group to divert attention from their mismanagement and tyrannical rule over the Palestinian people living in the Gaza Strip,” Singer wrote.“Upon taking the presidency of the UN Security Council this month, you noted that you wish to ‘keep the momentum’ in the Council on the issue of Palestine, which you will do by hosting a special Arria-Formula meeting on Monday, May 6,” Singer added.“In this meeting, it is time that the UN Security Council, its members, and the international community, unequivocally condemn Hamas and these dangerous actions, and hold Hamas responsible for the terrorist acts that it continues to carry out and enable in the territory under its control in the Gaza Strip,” Singer wrote.Over the course of Saturday, nearly 300 rockets were launched at Israel. A man was killed in Ashkelon after a rocket struck his home.

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International Liver Congress™ 2019

Posted by fidest press agency su sabato, 6 aprile 2019

Shionogi & Co., Ltd. and its European subsidiary, Shionogi B.V. (hereafter “Shionogi”), announced it will present four posters on lusutrombopag, a once-daily, orally administered, small molecule thrombopoietin (TPO) receptor agonist, at The International Liver Congress™, the annual meeting of the European Association for the Study of the Liver (EASL), to be held in Vienna, Austria, April 10-14, 2019. Lusutrombopag was granted marketing authorisation by the European Commission (EC) on February 18, 2019 for the treatment of severe thrombocytopenia in adult patients with chronic liver disease (CLD) undergoing invasive procedures. It has already been approved for use in Japan1 and the US where it is marketed under the brand name Mulpleta®2.All poster presentations will be displayed in Reed Messe Wien Exhibition & Congress Center Hall B on Saturday, April 13, 2019 from 9:00 am to 5:00 pm Central European Time (CET). The research will be presented in the Cirrhosis and Complications poster area and will include the following: Poster SAT 002: Lusutrombopag Is a Safe Treatment Option for Thrombocytopenia in Patients with Chronic Liver Disease Undergoing an Invasive Procedure: Pooled Safety Analysis from 3 Studies.

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Mobile World Congress 2019

Posted by fidest press agency su sabato, 23 febbraio 2019

Barcelona 25th of February from 01:00 to 02:30pm. Venue FIBOCOM: Hall 1. Stand 1E21.FIA is built as a collaboration with operators and partners to focus on new innovations and IoT devices born from the advances of 5G connectivity. With a strong background in IoT through support from Fibocom Wireless Inc., Fibocom is the first wireless communication module and solution provider listed publicly in China(SHE: 300638). For over 20 years, Fibocom has been dedicated to providing many global top 500 IoT consumer electronics, and global carrier companies with end-to-end wireless communication solutions covering 5G, LTE, NB-IoT/eMTC, HSPA+, and GSM/ GPRS. This strong background is further enabled by the world’s largest PC parts/CPU manufacturer, and major Fibocom shareholder, Intel.

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Intel at Mobile World Congress 2019

Posted by fidest press agency su domenica, 3 febbraio 2019

Barcelona Feb. 25-28 Fira Gran Via, Hall 3, Intel Booth 3E31 At Mobile World Congress 2019, Intel will demonstrate solutions powering the 5G future. Come experience compelling use cases highlighting the power of 5G across client, cloud, network and edge, enabling Intel customers to deliver new innovative capabilities and scalable and efficient business models. As the world moves beyond connecting billions of humans to connecting billions of “things,” Intel’s world-class data-centric technologies and solutions will drive 5G’s usefulness and presence everywhere.
See how delivering 5G’s expanded capacity in a manufacturing setting will enable safer, more flexible and more efficient production by applying machine-to-machine connectivity, transformed networks, computer vision, edge computing and AI capabilities to real-world applications.
Learn how edge computing will enable new revenue-generating, immersive media experiences (virtual reality/augmented reality gaming) for consumers anywhere, without being tethered to a wired network. See how Hollywood is embracing the power of Intel processing and software and the visual cloud to bring its latest films to life.
5G’s gigabit speeds, transformed networks and edge computing augmented by new computer vision and AI technologies will give retailers new capabilities to efficiently enable retail deployments in virtually any location without the expense of a wired infrastructure.
See the latest Intel partner ecosystem offerings in network, edge, vRAN and base station technology – enabled by Intel® Xeon® Scalable processors, Intel® FPGAs, Intel Atom® processors, and Intel connectivity products.

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World Jewish Congress’ 2019

Posted by fidest press agency su lunedì, 7 gennaio 2019

New York, NY – The World Jewish Congress launches today its annual WeRemember campaign, to combat anti-Semitism and all forms of hatred, genocide and xenophobia. The campaign, which runs January 6-27, will take off simultaneously in 50 countries, in 20 languages, with a number of partners including several social media giants and the United Nations Educational, Scientific, and Educational Organization (UNESCO).
The 2019 WeRemember initiative, now in its third year, urges people around the world to photograph themselves holding a #WeRemember sign and post it to social media, to spread the message that never again must mean never again. Last year, the campaign reached more than 650 million people – more than one out of 11 people worldwide.
Participant photos, interviews with Holocaust survivors, and messages from influencers of varied backgrounds, professions, ages and religions will be projected on the walls of Auschwitz-Birkenau and live streamed from January 24-27. The campaign is being held in advance of International Holocaust Remembrance Day on January 27, the anniversary of the liberation of the Auschwitz-Birkenau Nazi death camp in 1945.Social media companies, including Twitter and Snapchat, will support the World Jewish Congress’ campaign in various ways. On Snapchat, for example, the Our Story coverage of the day, including content related to Holocaust education, will be available on the Discover page on 27 January 27. Snapchatters can join the conversation by submitting their Snaps to the public Our Story using the available Filters.
The United Nations Educational, Scientific, and Cultural Organization (UNESCO) has also joined the WJC as an integral partner, after launching together a joint website on Holocaust education (aboutholocaust.org). Roberta Grossman and Nancy Spielberg, the filmmakers of Who Will Write Our History, and their distributor Abramorama, are supporting the We Remember project during the global event screening in over 200 venues around the globe.The campaign will launch with a unique call by a number of Holocaust survivors who have a mission to educate the world to create a better future, and to share their stories with younger generations. These survivors include, inter alia, Toby Levy, a social media activist who has dedicated her life to educating the next generation about the danger of hatred, and Saul Dreier, the founder of the Holocaust Survivor Band and an advocate for using music as a form of remembrance. Participants amplifying the 2019 initiative also include reformed neo-Nazis, sports teams and association and people of all religions and backgrounds.
Previous campaign participants include: Pope Francis, United Nations Secretary General António Guterres, First Lady Melania Trump, Prime Minister of Israel Benjamin Netanyahu, Prime Minister of Belgium Charles Michel, Former U.S. Ambassador to the United Nations Nikki Haley, Senator of New York Charles Schumer, actress Gal Gadot, Foreign Minister of Russia Sergey Lavrov, Former Minister for Foreign Affairs of Germany Sigmar Gabriel, Holocaust survivors, and supporters from all walks of life fighting rampant antisemitism.

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EOS imaging to Present Its EOSapps Suite at the French Society of Orthopedic and Traumatological Surgery Congress

Posted by fidest press agency su giovedì, 15 novembre 2018

EOS imaging (Paris:EOSI) (Euronext, FR0011191766 – EOSI – Eligible PEA – PME), a pioneer in 2D/3D orthopedic medical imaging, will present its EOSapps solution with particular focus on hipEOS 3.0 online surgical planning software at the French Society of Orthopedic and Traumatological Surgery (SOFCOT) Congress, being held November 12-15, 2018 at the Palais des Congrès in Paris.The congress program will include the symposium: “Planning, Executing, Evaluating the Total Hip Arthproplasty: EOS Solutions at Each Step of the Care Pathway” on Wednesday, November 14th at 12:30 pm in Room 343, with Professor Jean Yves Lazennec (AP-HP, Paris) and Doctor Nicolas Verdier (Clinique Jean Villar, Bordeaux). Prof. Lazennec address will focus on current progresses in total hip arthroplasty (THA) made possible by post-operative analysis with the EOS solution. Dr. Verdier will share first time results about the association of hipEOS 3D surgical planning with intra-operative navigation (Orthopilot – BBraun) to execute a 3D, personalized plan for patient hip replacement that takes into account the patient anatomy in the weight-bearing and seated functional positions. The anatomical and functional information provided by hipEOS was used in real time in the operating room to guide navigation and achieve optimal positioning of the implant components.”We are pleased to see presentations at SOFCOT of further progress in hip prosthesis surgery thanks to our 3D imaging and online automated surgical simulation solution. EOS planning, combined with navigation – as well as other per-operative execution systems such as robotics – makes it possible to consider more precise surgeries with better clinical results. We are very proud to be able to offer new perspectives to surgeons and patients to improve the management of THA, a high volume and costly procedure” concluded Marie Meynadier, Chief Executive Officer of EOS imaging.

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Cabozantinib to Be Featured in 13 Presentations at ESMO 2018 Congress

Posted by fidest press agency su giovedì, 11 ottobre 2018

Exelixis, Inc. (NASDAQ:EXEL) announced that data from clinical trials of cabozantinib will be the subject of 13 presentations at the European Society for Medical Oncology (ESMO) 2018 Congress, which is being held October 19-23, 2018 in Munich, Germany.Poster presentations will include results from the dose escalation stage of the phase 1b COSMIC-021 study of cabozantinib in combination with atezolizumab in previously untreated advanced renal cell carcinoma (RCC). Additionally, a poster discussion session will feature a late-breaking abstract evaluating the effect of PD-L1 status on clinical outcomes with cabozantinib in advanced RCC in the CABOSUN and METEOR trials.“The data at ESMO showcase the potential of cabozantinib across a range of difficult-to-treat cancers,” said Gisela Schwab, M.D., President, Product Development and Medical Affairs and Chief Medical Officer, Exelixis. “We are especially excited to present results from the dose escalation stage of the COSMIC-021 trial evaluating the combination of cabozantinib and atezolizumab in advanced kidney cancer and look forward to sharing these data and more with the oncology community at this year’s ESMO Congress.”

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HeartSciences Showcases MyoVista® Wavelet ECG at 2018 European Society of Cardiology Congress

Posted by fidest press agency su venerdì, 24 agosto 2018

HeartSciences, a medical device company developing next generation ECG devices using continuous wavelet transform (CWT) signal processing and artificial intelligence, is proud to announce its participation as an exhibitor at the upcoming 2018 European Society of Cardiology Congress (ESC). The Congress will take place at Messe Munich International in Munich, Germany and will run from August 25 to August 29, 2018. HeartSciences will highlight its MyoVista® Wavelet ECG (wavECG™) Cardiac Testing Device as well as recent clinical study results published in the Journal of the American College of Cardiology (JACC)
HeartSciences is advancing the field of electrocardiography through the application of wavelet signal processing and artificial intelligence to develop next generation ECG technology. Wavelet signal processing is currently used in many different industries as an important tool to provide insights and new valuable data related to spectral analysis of a signal. HeartSciences’ MyoVista wavECG Cardiac Testing Device is a 12-lead resting electrocardiograph utilizing continuous wavelet transform (CWT) based signal processing. Patented informatics focus on energy related information rather than conventional voltage-based information. HeartSciences mission is to enable accurate, affordable screening for the early detection of heart disease.

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The 24th World Congress of Philosophy began on August 13 at the Great Hall of the People in Beijing

Posted by fidest press agency su martedì, 14 agosto 2018

The conclave of thought meets under the motto “Learning to be Human” and will take place throughout the week, to be closed on the 20th.The planned panels promise a very long journey through different systems of thought, deepening with special relevance into the philosophical disciplines of the East, but also giving rise to new proposals.Among these, Vito Correddu, a researcher at the Salvatore Puledda Centre of Humanist Studies in Rome, will be present on behalf of the World Centre for Humanist Studies. He will speak about “The Revolution as a way to be completely human” on Friday 17 February.Together with him, Mehdi Parsakhanqah (Allameh Tabataba’i University, Tehran), Anastasiya Kriman (Lomonosov State University, Moscow), Mirko Garasic (UNESCO Chair in Bioethics and Human Rights, Rome) and Youngmin Kim (Dongguk University, Seoul) will be presenting at the “Humanism and Post-Humanism” table, moderated by Sigridur Thorgeirsdottir from the University of Iceland.The programme includes hundreds of presentations, round tables, master classes and plenary sessions, which will undoubtedly bring together not only the best intuitions and analyses of past times, but will also attempt to resolve in a harmonious synthesis questions of the present and perspectives of human life in the future. (by Pressenza international press agency About The Author Centro Mundial de Estudios Humanistas)

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BIO Wraps up Transformative 2018 BIO World Congress in Philadelphia

Posted by fidest press agency su domenica, 22 luglio 2018

The 15th annual BIO World Congress on Industrial Biotechnology concluded today at the Pennsylvania Convention Center in Philadelphia. The BIO World Congress continues to be the largest industrial biotechnology conference in the world, and this year’s event had a significant international presence with 44 percent of attendees coming from outside the United States. Additionally, more than 100 new companies were in attendance in Philadelphia.
Brent Erickson, executive vice president of BIO’s Industrial & Environmental Section, said, “Like previous years, the 2018 BIO World Congress featured robust programming for anyone working in industrial biotechnology. From intriguing plenary and breakout sessions to investment and partnering opportunities, this event provides industry executives, investors, policy makers and academics the best opportunity to collaborate to strengthen the biobased economy.”The three days of BIO World Congress programming included over 70 programming sessions, featuring 28 breakout sessions across seven tracks, more than 20 poster presentations, 10 GreenTech Investor Sessions and four sponsored workshops. The conference also offered a new efficient element of the program featuring 60 company and technical presentations.
The conference also hosted large delegations from Australia, Thailand and Uruguay. The delegation from Queensland, Australia was led by the Minister for State Development, Manufacturing, Infrastructure and Planning, the Honourable Cameron Dick.BIO One-on-One PartneringTM sponsored by Iowa, State of continued to be a key value driver with nearly 2,000 partnering meetings taking place over the three days.BIO and sponsor IowaBio presented the 2018 George Washington Carver Award for Innovation in Industrial Biotechnology and Agriculture to Dr. Sang Yup Lee, Korea Advanced Institute of Science and Technology (KAIST). The annual award was established by BIO more than a decade ago to recognize significant contributions by individuals in the field of industrial biotechnology and its application in biological engineering, environmental science, biorefining, and biobased products.BIO and sponsor The Rosalind Franklin Society presented the 2018 Rosalind Franklin Award for Leadership in Industrial Biotechnology and Agriculture to Krysta Harden, vice president of external affairs and chief sustainability officer at Corteva AgriscienceTM. The award is presented to an outstanding woman in the industrial biotechnology sector who has made significant contributions to the advancement of the biobased economy and biotech innovation. Harden is the fifth recipient of the annual award.
BIO also honored Dr. Larry Walker, Industrial Biotechnology Journal, with its third annual BIO Leadership and Legacy Award in Industrial Biotechnology and Agriculture.

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Veracyte Announces Launch of New Afirma Xpression Atlas at 2018 AACE Congress

Posted by fidest press agency su lunedì, 21 maggio 2018

Veracyte, Inc. (Nasdaq: VCYT) today announced the launch of the new Afirma Xpression Atlas, an RNA sequencing-based test that provides extensive genomic information to aid in surgery and treatment decisions for patients with potentially cancerous thyroid nodules. The new test is being introduced at the AACE 27th Annual Scientific & Clinical Congress where robust test performance data will be shared in a Product Theater event and poster presentation by Veracyte and external researchers. The AACE meeting is being held May 16-20 in Boston.
The Afirma Xpression Atlas detects 761 DNA variants and 130 RNA fusion pairs in over 500 genes that have been linked to thyroid cancer. In some cases, these gene alterations have demonstrated association with more aggressive thyroid cancers or with higher-stage disease.
“For patients who are already going to surgery for suspected thyroid cancer, the Afirma Xpression Atlas provides additional genomic information that physicians and patients may use in decisions about the surgical approach,” said Peter M. Sadow, M.D., Ph.D., of Massachusetts General Hospital and Harvard Medical School. “Additionally, as more is understood about gene alterations and their impact on thyroid cancer development, prognosis and tumor pathway dependence, this RNA sequencing information may help to further guide patient care.” Dr. Sadow will present performance data for the Xpression Atlas test during a poster session at the AACE meeting on Saturday, May 19. The gene variants and fusion partners in the Afirma Xpression Atlas were derived from the thyroid literature and from The Cancer Genome Atlas (TCGA). The RNA-sequencing based panel is offered as an extension to Veracyte’s market-leading Afirma Genomic Sequencing Classifier (GSC), which is widely used to identify benign nodules among those deemed indeterminate by cytopathology so that patients can avoid unnecessary surgery.“In tandem with our Afirma GSC, the Afirma Xpression Atlas provides physicians with the most comprehensive and evidence-based genomic information available to inform diagnosis, stratify thyroid cancer risk and, for those who are diagnosed with cancer, aid in therapeutic selection,” said Bonnie Anderson, Veracyte’s chairman and chief executive office.

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World Jewish Congress presents Israeli President Reuven Rivlin

Posted by fidest press agency su venerdì, 20 aprile 2018

'Declaration of the Jewish Diaspora_sJERUSALEM – The World Jewish Congress (WJC) on Tuesday hand-delivered to Israeli President Reuven Rivlin its official “Declaration of the Jewish Diaspora’s Commitment to the State of Israel on the Occasion of the 70th Anniversary of the Establishment of the State of Israel,” signed by the leaders of 83 Jewish communities around the world and members of the WJC Steering Committee.
The World Jewish Congress initiated and adopted this unprecedented declaration on behalf of its affiliated communities on six continents, as a manifesto of Diaspora Jewry’s “immense pride and admiration for Israel’s remarkable and inspiring achievements over the course of the past seven decades” and as a pledge of its “steadfast and unwavering support for Israel as the nation state of the Jewish people and its centrality to the Jewish people.”
World Jewish Congress President Ronald S. Lauder said: “The World Jewish Congress, representing 100 Jewish communities on six continents, is deeply committed to the State of Israel and its citizens. This manifesto is a declaration of our promise to continue to defend and promote the Jewish state, and to stand by and assist in ensuring its bright and secure future”. The declaration, designed in the format of Israel’s original Declaration of Independence, was delivered to Israeli President Reuven Rivlin by a World Jewish Congress delegation led by WJC CEO Robert Singer and representatives of the WJC’s flagship program, the WJC-Jewish Diplomatic Corps – the future leaders of Jewish communities worldwide. Upon accepting the declaration, Israeli President Reuven Rivlin said: “At the root of our relationship as the Jewish people there is one simple, absolute understanding that must prevail: our mutual responsibility for one another; our commitment to the security, liberty, and welfare of every member of our people. This commitment must be stronger than any disagreement. We have the challenge of cementing the ties between us as a value that stands beyond any debate. Our relationship must always stand at the heart of Jewish existence, a mission that is part of the State of Israel’s commitment to the Jewish people. I am pleased to accept this moving declaration, a simple proof of this mutual responsibility that we must never forgo.”
The full Declaration will be issued to the public on Wednesday, the eve of Israel’s 70th Independence Day.

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