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Physicians’ Education Resource® to Host Second Annual Precision Medicine Through Plasma

Posted by fidest press agency su sabato, 1 dicembre 2018

Physicians’ Education Resource® (PER®), the nation’s leading resource for oncology and hematology continuing medical education (CME), will host its second annual Precision Medicine Through Plasma: Using Liquid Biopsies in Contemporary Oncology Care workshop on Saturday, Dec. 8 at the Convene in New York City. The workshop will be chaired by Benjamin P. Levy, M.D., thoracic medical oncologist and the clinical director of medical oncology, Johns Hopkins Sidney Kimmel Cancer Center at Sibley Memorial Hospital, Associate Professor, Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine.“The introduction of liquid biopsies and plasma genotyping has drastically altered the diagnostic algorithm for patients with multiple solid tumor malignancies. These platforms not only have the ability to accurately identify the genetic underpinnings of a tumor but may also have utility to assess response to therapy in real time as well as detect minimal residual disease (MRD) in patients who have undergone curative intent therapy. This meeting is unique in brining together disease-specific experts who will each highlight the role and promise of liquid biopsies within their discipline,” Levy said.
“It is very important for medical professionals to not only be aware of the various actionable mutations, but also the methods to identify these mutations,” said Phil Talamo, president of PER.® “We look forward to offering this live CME workshop for the second year where attendees will get the chance to gather, interact and learn more about providing better patient care at each point along the disease continuum.” This half-day live interactive educational CME/CE workshop will address the rapidly evolving science and associated therapeutic developments resulting from the emergence of novel testing strategies such as liquid biopsies. Attendees will have the opportunity to increase their confidence and competence in selecting emerging novel testing strategies, such as liquid biopsies and plasma testing, as you strive to provide the best care for your patients. Ample question-and-answer time will also be provided for attendees to interact directly with the expert faculty.

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KeyMe Strengthens its Board of Directors with the Addition of James G. Moorhead

Posted by fidest press agency su sabato, 30 giugno 2018

KeyMe, the leading resource for total access and key management that is fundamentally changing the way millions of people make and manage their keys, announced today the appointment of James G. Moorhead to the board of directors. This is the latest in a series of moves KeyMe has made to bolster its leadership as it rapidly scales and builds the most trusted brand in the industry.
“KeyMe is building the first-ever national brand in the key duplication and access services industry,” said Greg Marsh, CEO and founder of KeyMe. “James’ track record of transforming brands like Old Spice into household names is going to be incredibly valuable as we take KeyMe to the next level in this $10B/yr category.”Moorhead currently serves as Chief Operating Officer at Metromile, a start-up focused on a pay-per-mile car insurance model, where he is responsible for overseeing sales, marketing, customer service and claims. He also sits on the board of directors of Cenveo, Inc., a diversified manufacturer of print-related products including envelopes, custom labels, commercial print, and publisher solutions.“KeyMe is reinventing the way people gain access to their homes, vehicles and other property, vastly improving the customer experience and driving significant incremental foot traffic to its retail partners,” said James Moorhead. “This is a win-win, both for the consumer that wants to have a problem immediately solved and for our retail partners who want to drive traffic to locations.”Moorhead was previously at Dish Network, where he served as Chief Marketing Officer. Prior to Dish Network he spent 12 years at Procter and Gamble (P&G) where he led iconic brands including Old Spice, Gillette, Prilosec OTC, and Vicks, as well as ad campaigns that won 14 Cannes Lions, eight Effies, and one Emmy, including two Cannes Grand Prix and the Grand Effie.
Moorhead adds to an already high-caliber board and executive team at KeyMe, including recent hires Jessica Harley, CMO, formerly of Etsy and Gilt Groupe and Jimmy Abbott, CFO, previously at Amazon and Zappos.com.

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GI Dynamics Welcomes New Members to Its Scientific Advisory Board

Posted by fidest press agency su giovedì, 17 agosto 2017

london-centralLondon. GI Dynamics® Inc. (ASX:GID), a medical device company that has commercialized EndoBarrier® in Europe, the Middle East and South America for patients with type 2 diabetes and obesity, welcomed new members to the GI Dynamics Scientific Advisory Board (SAB), bringing together distinguished physicians and scientists specializing in endocrinology, gastroenterology and bariatric/metabolic surgery. Gerald Holtmann, MD, and Thomas Rösch, MD, have joined the GI Dynamics SAB. The GI Dynamics SAB was designed to advance the body of evidence and state of patient care through EndoBarrier utilization. The SAB will serve as a key resource to GI Dynamics during its Investigational Device Exemption clinical trial in the United States and will support ongoing clinical studies and commercialization in the United Kingdom, Germany, the Middle East and select European countries. “We are honored to have Dr. Holtmann and Dr. Rösch join the GI Dynamics SAB,” said Scott Schorer, president and chief executive officer of GI Dynamics. “Dr. Holtmann has developed a rich experience with EndoBarrier, and is currently the primary investigator of the ‘Effects and Mechanisms of Action of an Endoscopically Placed Duodenal-Jejunal Sleeve Device (EndoBarrier) in Obese Patients with Type 2 Diabetes: Focus on Intraluminal Triglyceride Digestion’ in Brisbane, Australia. Dr. Rösch has extensive gastroenterology and endoscopy experience; he conducted the first EndoBarrier procedures in Germany, and is leading the refinement of understanding mechanisms of action and the improvement of gastroenterological treatment protocols.” Dr. Holtmann is associate dean clinical at The University of Queensland and director of gastroenterology and hepatology at the Princess Alexandra Hospital in Brisbane. He also serves as director on boards of the West Moreton Hospital and Health Service and the Gallipoli Foundation.In addition to Dr. Holtmann’s training in medicine and gastroenterology, he completed a Master of Business Administration degree at the University of South Australia and is certified by the German Board of Physicians in Medical Informatics and Biostatistics. He has published more than 300 articles and book chapters in leading journals including the New England Journal of Medicine, Lancet, Gut and Gastroenterology, and has garnered more than 16,000 citations.In May 2016, Dr. Holtmann presented a poster on ‘Endoscopic Treatment of Obesity with a Duodenal-Jejunal Bypass Sleeve: Does Impairment of Fat Absorption Explain Weight Loss?’ at Digestive Disease Week (DDW). He also presented a poster on ‘Improvements of Liver and Glycemic Parameters After Duodenal-Jejunal Bypass Sleeve (DJBS) Insertion’ at DDW. “With my current research focused on the role of gut microbiome and brain–gut interactions, I’m excited to contribute to the GI Dynamics SAB,” said Dr. Holtmann. “Understanding the role of EndoBarrier should produce interesting research that will hopefully help patients.” Dr. Rösch is director of the Department of Interdisciplinary Endoscopy at the University Hospital Eppendorf in Hamburg, Germany. He previously was the chief of endoscopy and professor of diagnostic and therapeutic endoscopy at Charité Berlin, Campus Virchow Hospital from 2004 to 2008.Dr. Rösch has performed experimental studies on the topic of the secretion of pancreatic enzymes and has conducted scientific activity with endoscopy and endosonography in gastrointestinal diagnostics. His gastrointestinal research has been featured in over 230 publications, numerous review articles and more than 1,500 lectures. Dr. Rösch is also the editor of two endoscopic ultrasonography books and was editor in chief of the Endoscopy journal from 2004 to 2013, as well as deputy editor of endoscopy for the Gut journal. He is a board member of the German Society of Gastroenterology (DGVS) and of the DGVS Endoscopic Section. Dr. Rösch’s most recent study, ‘Performance Measures for Lower Gastrointestinal Endoscopy: a European Society of Gastrointestinal Endoscopy (ESGE) Quality Improvement Initiative,’ is a multi-center approach by the ESGE and United European Gastroenterology. The study presented a list of key performance measures for lower gastrointestinal endoscopy to be adopted by pan-European endoscopy services.

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New Chair of the Resource Alliance announced

Posted by fidest press agency su venerdì, 17 ottobre 2014

londonThe Resource Alliance is delighted to announce that Vicky Annis has been appointed as its new chair of trustees, replacing Jan Krol who has come to the end of his term.Vicky has more than 25 years’ experience in civil society organisations, including the NHS, local and central government, Trinity College London and Merlin. She is currently the director of finance and corporate resources at England Netball. She is a Fellow of the Association of Chartered Certified Accountants and a graduate of the Institute of Chartered Secretaries and Administrators. She has been a trustee and treasurer of the Resource Alliance since 2009.Speaking today from the Resource Alliance’s International Fundraising Congress in The Netherlands, Vicky said: “It is an absolute honour to be appointed Chair of the Resource Alliance. With a new strategy on the horizon, it is an exciting time for us as an organisation and I am looking forward to supporting the team in delivering even more of an impact for our extensive global network of fundraisers.”
Kyla Shawyer, interim chief executive at the Resource Alliance said: “We are delighted that Vicky has been appointed as chair. Her knowledge and expertise will have a vital role to play in helping the Resource Alliance continue to build fundraising skills, capacity and sustainability around the world. We would also like to thank Jan Krol for his inspirational leadership and guidance, which has been critical in enabling us to strengthen our impact and make a real and lasting difference to the organisations and individuals we work with.”

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Paul Amadi to chair Resource Alliance IFC advisory panel for 2015

Posted by fidest press agency su domenica, 28 settembre 2014

The Resource Alliance is proud to reveal that Paul Amadi has been appointed as chair of the International Fundraising Congress (IFC) advisory panel for 2015.
Paul is well-equipped for the position. The current director of fundraising at Diabetes UK, he has held a number of prestigious roles throughout his career so far including director of fundraising at the NSPCC and chair of trustees for the Institute of Fundraising. He first starting attending the IFC almost a decade ago. Paul Amadi, director of fundraising at Diabetes UK and chair of the IFC Advisory Panel, said: “The IFC run by the Resource Alliance is a superb opportunity for fundraisers to enhance their skills, to learn new techniques that will help make their campaigns more successful and to strengthen their connections across the globe. Aside from the great workshops and master classes, the superb networking is another reason to attend – not to mention the much needed opportunity for hardworking charity professionals to let their hair down.”Kyla Shawyer, Interim CEO of the Resource Alliance, said: “Now in its 35th year*, the IFC is the key event on the global fundraising calendar. We are delighted to have Paul leading the IFC advisory panel into 2015 and look forward to the exciting breadth of sessions he and the other panel members are developing.”The announcement about Paul’s appointment comes at the same time as the process opens for applications to deliver Masterclasses and workshops at IFC 2015. Fundraisers from around the world are invited to submit ideas for presentations based on their own experiences. Paul Amadi said: “There is a lot that international audiences can learn from national fundraising campaigns, particularly those that focus on fundraising from the few, such as major donors, and those which use a multi-track, integrated approach. Therefore we encourage fundraisers from across all disciplines and all causal areas to apply.” He added: “Being a speaker at the IFC is a fantastic experience. Not only is it a great opportunity for fundraisers to share their learnings with their peers, but it also raises their individual profile and allows them to network with the great and the good of the global fundraising community.”

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Kyla Shawyer appointed Interim CEO at the Resource Alliance

Posted by fidest press agency su martedì, 10 giugno 2014

Kyla-ShawyerKyla has served as both Chair and Vice-Chair on the Advisory Panel of the International Fundraising Congress (IFC), the flagship international conference of the Resource Alliance. She has spent 20 years in fundraising, marketing and resource mobilisation both within the international non-profit community, as well as inside the commercial sector. Most recently, Kyla’s experience has included leading the international fundraising, marketing and programme delivery for Operation Smile International, a global children’s non-profit organisation with programmes in over 60 countries.Jan Krol, chair of the Resource Alliance says: “Kyla’s extensive development and management experience brings great value as the Resource Alliance continues to work with the non-profit sector globally in enhancing its skills and knowledge in fundraising, leadership and philanthropy. Her knowledge of the sector, passion, commitment and a track record for growth and innovation in fundraising and leadership, will help us to leverage the Resource Alliance’s contributions within the global network, and ensure our important work thrives in the months and years to come.”Kyla Shawyer says: “I am delighted to be joining the Resource Alliance. As growth in emerging economies continues it creates a shift of available resources for civil society. Globalisation is bringing us together and it is increasingly important that we share information and skills to create a better world. The Resource Alliance has an important role to play in facilitating and enabling all aspects of resource mobilisation and I am looking forward to exploring how we can use the extensive knowledge and network developed over three decades to promote best practice and knowledge sharing to full effect.” Kyla joins at an exciting time for the Resource Alliance. In addition to the highly successful International Fundraising Congress (IFC) and Fundraising Online, which between them see nearly 3,000 people from more than 120 countries access inspirational advice and support from global fundraising experts, the Resource Alliance offers a number of other high impact projects that spread the use of fundraising innovation and best practice, and which strengthen the relationships between fundraisers, institutional funders and philanthropists. These include: Future Leaders Programme; Tailored Capacity Development; the Emerge Programme; International Workshop on Resource Mobilisation (IWRM); and the Global Awards for Fundraising. It also facilitates research into key trends and developments within fundraising and philanthropy. Kyla replaces Neelam Makhijani who departed the Resource Alliance to return to India.

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Making handbook for peace

Posted by fidest press agency su sabato, 10 settembre 2011

Geneva /New York: Interpeace launches the handbook: ‘Constitution-making and reform: Options for the Process’ a comprehensive resource for national constitution-makers and their advisors. Over 150 new constitutions have been created since 1975, and as many as 20 national constitutions are reformed or adopted each year. Recent months and the ‘Arab Spring’ have proven that this development continues. This year alone, constitutional reforms have been, or are, on the agenda in Tunisia, Egypt, Morocco, Nepal, Southern Sudan, Zimbabwe and now Libya. A modern constitution needs to be legitimate in the eyes of the people, but achieving this is a challenge. Often national and international constitution-makers feel out in the cold as there has been no comprehensive resource on the options for constitution-making and reform. The design, implementation and management of these processes, in an inclusive way, create the foundations for lasting peace. The stakes are high. If the process goes wrong the seeds of future conflict and violence will be sown. Interpeace, an international peacebuilding organization, is now filling this critical gap.
Held at the United Nations (UN) in New York, H.E. Mr. Joseph Deiss, President of the UN General Assembly is providing the opening remarks. His Royal Highness Prince Zeid Ra’ad Zeid Al-Hussein of Jordan, Permanent Representative of Jordan to the UN and Chair of the Peacebuilding Commission Country Configuration for Liberia, will moderate a panel discussion. He will be joined by Jean-Marie Guéhenno, Director of the Center for International Conflict Resolution, SIPA, and former Under-Secretary-General for Peacekeeping Operations; Nicholas Haysom, Director of Political Affairs, Executive Office of the UN Secretary-General; Jamal Benomar, UN Special Advisor and Envoy for Yemen and former Director of the UN Rule of Law Unit; and Michele Brandt, co-author of ‘Constitution-making and Reform: Options for the Process’.
Four respected experts from the constitution-making domain, Michele Brandt, Director of Interpeace’s ‘Constitution-making for Peace’ initiative, Jill Cottrell, Yash Ghai, and Anthony Regan, have united to create this ‘how to guide’ for constitution-makers around the world.
The handbook provides practical guidance on how to design transparent, nationally led and owned processes that are also participatory and inclusive. The handbook will be available on line for all to access from the 9th September at 9am EST on http://www.interpeace.org

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