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LaVoieHealthScience Looks to the Future

Posted by fidest press agency su venerdì, 16 agosto 2019

LaVoieHealthScience (LHS), an integrated investor and public relations consulting agency focused on advancing health and science innovations, today announced the promotion of two of the agency’s senior-level employees. Sharon Correia, who has been with LHS full-time since 2016, will serve as Executive Vice President, Integrated Communications and Chief Strategy Officer. Ella Deych, who joined LHS in 2015 as the agency’s first executive overseeing finance and operations, is now Vice President, Finance and Chief Operations Officer.
Sharon is an industry veteran who boasts more than twenty years of experience in health and science communications. She joined LHS in 2016 as Vice President, Integrated Communications after previously serving the agency as a senior consultant since 2010, whilst ramping up on an orphan drug communication commercialization program for Pfizer. Prior to making a full-time move to LHS, she held the role of Senior Director, Corporate Communications at Navidea Biopharmaceuticals as well as other communications and PR roles at emerging biopharmaceutical companies.In 2015, Ella joined LHS from Racepoint Global, where she most recently served as the firm’s Finance Manager. Since starting at LHS as the agency’s Director of Finance and Operations, Ella has held several titles of increasing responsibility. “She has shown yearly growth and progression and has long been an important member of the senior leadership team,” said LaVoie.As the Vice President, Finance and Chief Operations Officer, Ella will be the senior executive tasked with overseeing the day-to-day administration and operational functions of the agency.

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Science Exchange Integrates with Box Cloud Content Management Solution to Improve R&D Efficiency

Posted by fidest press agency su mercoledì, 31 luglio 2019

Science Exchange has announced that its outsourced R&D services platform now integrates with Box’s leading cloud content management solution. Biotech and pharma R&D organizations can now seamlessly and securely collaborate on information related to outsourced R&D projects in Box. “Science Exchange is excited to leverage Box’s enterprise-grade content management capabilities to help our biotech and pharma customers increase their R&D productivity,” said Elizabeth Iorns, PhD, CEO and Co-Founder of Science Exchange. “When working with external R&D providers, such as contract research organizations (CROs) and contract manufacturing organizations (CMOs), scientists will be able to edit, comment on, and share files from any device. They can spend less time tracking down information and more time pursuing breakthrough discoveries.” “The pace of business today requires organizations to digitize the way that they work in order to streamline workflows and securely collaborate inside and outside of their organizations,” said Jeetu Patel, Chief Product Officer at Box. “R&D organizations require the most advanced security and enterprise-grade collaboration tools, and we’re excited to provide Science Exchange customers with the ability to easily manage files critical to the advancement of their outsourced R&D projects.”

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ESC: Providing Asian doctors with the Very Latest in Cardiovascular Science

Posted by fidest press agency su sabato, 20 luglio 2019

8 to 10 November in Singapore. How can physicians in Asia keep abreast of so many rapidly evolving advances in heart health? A new scientific congress is designed to help.
The European Society of Cardiology (ESC), the world’s largest organisation of healthcare professionals dedicated to fighting heart disease, is joining forces with the Asian Pacific Society of Cardiology (APSC) and the Asean Federation of Cardiology (AFC) to launch ESC ASIA with APSC & ASC in Singapore this November.“Each year, the ESC alone reviews more than 11,000 abstracts on new cardiovascular science,” said Prof. Michel Komajda, Chair of the Organising Committee. “This new congress will showcase the very latest, most important lessons so that physicians can provide their heart patients with the best possible care.”This cutting-edge event will help explain the new, all important ESC Clinical Practice Guidelines on Diabetes, Pre-diabetes & Cardiovascular Diseases; Acute Pulmonary Embolism; Chronic Coronary Syndromes; and Dyslipidaemias. In addition, many of the key messages from ESC Congress 2019 in Paris will also be discussed in an Asian Pacific context.
This new congress could not be more timely. According to the World Health Organisation, cardiovascular disease is world’s leading cause of death, killing an estimated 31% of all people. 1 In Singapore alone, it claims 21,000 lives every year. This pioneering event builds on ESC’s reputation in the region as a renowned and trusted learned society. Tens of thousands of healthcare professionals in Asia already turn to the ESC for its prestigious journals, scientific congresses and a variety of unique membership opportunities.“The ESC is the only global society that covers the full spectrum of cardiology through its many subspecialty communities in Asia,” said Prof. Komajda. “This new event offers physicians of all sorts – from internists and endocrinologists to pulmonologists and cardiologists – the opportunity to exchange ideas with some the most respected cardiovascular researchers from Europe and the Asia Pacific region.”

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State of the Science Summit on Non-Small Cell Lung Cancer

Posted by fidest press agency su mercoledì, 12 giugno 2019

OncLive®, the nation’s leading digital resource focused on providing oncology professionals with the most current and insightful information they need to offer the best patient care, will host its latest State of the Science Summit™ on non-small cell lung cancer (NSCLC) on Monday, June 17, from 5 to 9 p.m. at the Boston Marriott Newton in Newton, Massachusetts. The summit will be chaired by Dr. Lecia V. Sequist, Landry Family associate professor of medicine at Harvard Medical School and director of the Center for Innovation in Early Cancer Detection at Massachusetts General Hospital.
This interactive and educational meeting will discuss novel treatments for patients with NSCLC. Expert presenters will delve into informative topics facing lung cancer specialists, oncologists, nurses and other medical professionals, such as lung cancer screening, radiation oncology, stage 3 NSCLC, stage 4 small-cell lung cancer management, EGFR-positive lung cancer management, ALK-positive lung cancer management and emerging biomarkers in NSCLC. The presenters will also engage in a peer exchange and address audience questions.

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Integral Ad Science Wins I-COM Smart Data Marketing Technology of the Year

Posted by fidest press agency su venerdì, 17 maggio 2019

Integral Ad Science (IAS) announced today that IAS was recognized with the I-COM Smart Data Marketing Technology of the Year award at the I-COM Global Summit 2019 in Malaga, Spain for excellence in data science and for pushing the needle of progress in the digital ecosystem.
A team of IAS data scientists were also finalists in the prestigious I-COM Data Science Hackathon. Competing among data science teams from around the world, IAS was one of two groups in the final round, presenting their digital transformation data model solution to the Google + Carrefour challenge.The I-COM Global Data Summit is where marketing technology and marketing science executives gather to explore issues at the forefront of smart data marketing and digital transformation. I-COM’s annual Hackathon presents a unique opportunity to promote greater understanding, appreciation and recognition of data science and its application in real-world marketing scenarios.In the Carrefour and Google challenge, teams were tasked with using clustered data to deliver insights on customer digital interest for product promotion – driving traffic to stores and e-commerce sites, and decreasing print catalogue distribution. The IAS team built a sales prediction model designed to accurately forecast 2019 sales at the postal-code level, using disparate data sets from Google, Carrefour, Wunderman Thompson and Kantar TGI France. The model was designed to allow Carrefour to test out the net impact of reducing catalogue distribution on sales, before enacting real-world changes.Lisa Utzschneider, CEO of Integral Ad Science commented, saying “At IAS, data science is one of our core competencies. It is the foundation of our R&D organization and we strive to be data-driven in our decision making and solutions across all parts of the business. I’m extremely proud of the IAS team for their showing at this event. World-class data scientists are critical for innovative products and our ability to offer comprehensive global coverage, at scale.”

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The Science Summit on Treatment of Hematologic Malignancies

Posted by fidest press agency su giovedì, 11 aprile 2019

Boston. OncLive, the nation’s leading digital resource focused on providing oncology professionals with the most current and insightful information they need to provide the best patient care, will host its latest State of the Science Summit™ on the treatment of hematologic malignancies Thursday, April 11, from 5 to 9 p.m. at the Colonnade Boston Hotel. The summit will be chaired by Paul G. Richardson, M.D., clinical program leader and director of clinical research at Jerome Lipper Multiple Myeloma Center and RJ Corman professor of medicine at Harvard Medical School. This interactive and educational meeting for breast cancer specialists, oncologists, nurses and other medical professionals will discuss novel treatments for patients with breast cancer. Expert presenters will delve into topics such as Hodgkin and non-Hodgkin lymphoma, multiple myeloma, chronic lymphocytic leukemia, chimeric antigen receptor-T cells, chronic myeloid leukemia, benign hematologic disorders and acute myeloid leukemia. The presenters will also engage in a peer exchange and address audience questions.
A digital platform of resources for practicing oncologists, OncLive® offers oncology professionals information they can use to help provide the best patient care. is the official website for the MJH Associates, Inc., Oncology Specialty Group, which publishes OncologyLive®, Oncology Nursing News® and more. MJH Associates, Inc., is a full-service health care communications company offering education, research and medical media, including and CURE® magazine, the largest U.S. consumer publication focused entirely on cancer. Combining science and humanity to make cancer understandable, CURE® reaches patients, cancer centers and advocacy groups.

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SAIC Makes SXSW Debut and Opens New Office Space in Austin, Texas

Posted by fidest press agency su mercoledì, 13 marzo 2019

Science Applications International Corp. (NYSE: SAIC) announced today that it has opened a new office in Austin, Texas, and is making its first appearance at South by Southwest® (SXSW).Increasing its footprint in Austin, one of the nation’s start-up hotspots, aligns with SAIC’s commitment to rapidly deliver emerging technologies to solve our customers’ toughest challenges. Opening a new office in the Capital Factory also puts SAIC close to Army Futures Command, which announced Austin as its headquarters last summer.
“Our customers’ appetite for rapid innovation is growing and the need to deliver innovative solutions faster is critical,” said Jim Scanlon, SAIC executive vice president and general manager of the Defense Systems Group.Josh Jackson, SAIC executive vice president and general manager of the Solutions & Technology Group, added, “The community at the Capital Factory expands our ecosystem of partners, which includes start-ups and established information technology market leaders. And the proximity to customers in Texas will allow us to rapidly solve problems together.”
SAIC has been supporting the Air Education and Training Command’s Pilot Training Next (PTN) initiative, which is revolutionized pilot training, since early 2018. PTN is conducted at the Armed Forces Reserve Center, also in Austin.SAIC’s expansion in Austin follows the opening of its own Innovation Factory at its Reston headquarters last year and participation in a new space accelerator in partnership with Techstars and Starburst. All of these initiatives are designed to accelerate innovation.Capital Factory’s mission is to be the center of gravity for entrepreneurs in Texas and to introduce them to their first investors, employees, mentors, and customers. According to Pitchbook, Capital Factory has been the most active investor in Texas since 2013.

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7th Annual World Patient Safety, Science & Technology Summit

Posted by fidest press agency su mercoledì, 23 gennaio 2019

For the 7th year in a row, President Clinton presented the keynote address at the World Patient Safety, Science & Technology Summit. In his speech, President Clinton commended attendees on the 273,077 lives saved over the last 7 years and asked participating clinicians, hospitals and healthcare technology companies to recruit others to join them. He stated, “I’m grateful that the movement just in the last year alone saved more than 90,000 lives. I’m grateful for the 4,700 hospitals at home and around the world that are part of this effort. I’m grateful that 89 technology companies have committed to share data to develop algorithms and predict dangerous trends. And I hope there will be more. I’m very happy that this is increasingly a global effort. The patient safety movement now has 35 regional chairs leading local networks across 50 countries.” He continued, “My most important message is to please stay active in this, please get more people active in it and don’t give up.”
After his speech, President Clinton sat down with the Founder & Chairman of the Patient Safety Movement, Joe Kiani, on stage and they discussed the state of the world today, the dangers of apathy, global warming and the opioid epidemic.

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QatarDebate Centre, member of Qatar Foundation for Education, Science and Community

Posted by fidest press agency su venerdì, 11 gennaio 2019

Development, concluded the European Arabic Debating Championship in Vienna, Austria. The championship, which took place from 3-5 January 2019, featured 20 universities representing 15 European countries.Dr. Hayat Abdullah Maarafi, Executive Director of QatarDebate Center, praised this milestone that marks an outstanding achievement for the center and ushers a successful new year. She reiterated QatarDebate Center’s keenness, through this championship, to promote the Arabic language among speakers and spread the culture of positive debate and dialogue as an effective skill.European Institute of Human Sciences Team, Winner of the European Debating Championship. The European Institute of Human Sciences (EIHS) from Germany team, namely Mounir Rabeh, Salima Ahwazi and Mounir Al Bayk, bagged the championship’s title in the inaugural edition of the European Arabic Debating Championship.
Yalova University team, from Turkey team which included Mansour Bikir, Mohamed Olgak and Khalid Akmen came in second position.The Center also honored the Championship’s Best Speakers, namely; Student Mounir Rabbah from European Institute of Human Sciences; Anis Francis from the Institut Europeen Des Sciences Humaines; Areej Mohamed Amin from University of Strasbourg; Students Yaseen Yildrem and Mustafa Esk from Fatih Sultan Mehmet Waqf University.

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OncLive® Presents the Latest State of the Science Summit™ on Lung Cancer

Posted by fidest press agency su giovedì, 1 novembre 2018

OncLive®, the leading digital provider of resources and information to oncology professionals, will host its latest State of the Science Summit™ on Non-Small Cell Lung Cancer and Updates from World Conference on Lung Cancer, Wednesday, Nov. 7 from 5 to 9 p.m. at the Marriott Syracuse Downtown in Syracuse, New York. The summit will be chaired by Stephen L. Graziano, M.D., professor of medicine, division chief of medicine, division chief of adult hematology and oncology, Upstate Cancer Center.Designed for community oncologists, fellows, nurse practitioners, nurses, physician assistants, researchers, and other health care professionals interested in the treatment of patients with lung cancer, this summit will discuss updates in lung cancer screening, new diagnostic and staging techniques, minimally invasive surgery, stereotactic body radiation therapy (SBRT), stage III non-small cell lung cancer, targeted therapy (EGFR and ALK), emerging biomarkers, new and emerging data on immunotherapy. The event will also feature a peer exchange, which will be followed by a panel discussion and question-and-answer session.The following presenters from the Upstate Cancer Center will speak at the summit:
Amishi Desai, M.D., assistant professor of medicine, hematology and oncology
Adham Jurdi, M.D., assistant professor of medicine, medical director of hematology and oncology, medical director of adult hematology and oncology
Leslie J. Kohman, M.D., FACS, Distinguished Service Professor of Surgery
Michael D. Mix, M.D., assistant professor of radiation oncology
Manju P. Paul, M.D., assistant professor of medicine, pulmonary/critical care
Jason M. Wallen, M.D., MBA, FACS, FACP, assistant professor of surgery, co-director of gastric and esophageal, division chief of thoracic surgery, director of gastric and esophageal cancer program, medical director of thoracic oncology program
State of the Science Summit™ is a premier conference series, hosted by OncLive®, that features medical experts from across the nation discussing treatment options. Each summit integrates academic and community-based physicians and health care professionals across key disciplines, from medical and surgical oncology to hematology.

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Moderna Named a Top Employer by Science for the Fourth Consecutive Year

Posted by fidest press agency su sabato, 27 ottobre 2018

Moderna, Inc., a clinical stage biotechnology company pioneering messenger RNA (mRNA) therapeutics and vaccines to create a new generation of transformative medicines for patients, today announced it has been named one of the global biopharmaceutical industry’s top employers in Science and Science Careers’ 2018 Top Employers Survey. This is the fourth consecutive year Moderna has been selected and this year the company was ranked 4th. The annual employee survey evaluates companies in biotechnology, biopharmaceutical, pharmaceutical and other related industries in categories such as leadership in innovation, alignment between work culture and values and commitment to social responsibility.
“It is an honor to be recognized as a top employer by Science and to be included amongst this group of industry leaders,” said Stéphane Bancel, CEO at Moderna. “As a mission-driven company, we work to attract exceptional team members who are passionate about delivering on the potential of our mRNA science for patients. Our R&D leadership has built an organization where professional and growth opportunities are matched by a commitment to continuous innovation and scientific excellence, and have fostered our company’s culture of respect for the individual, community and citizenship, and where employee feedback is a core component of decision making.” Moderna earlier this month introduced a range of enhanced benefits, including 16 weeks of paid parental leave and 16 weeks of caregiver leave, and a sabbatical program that offers four weeks of paid time off after five years of full-time employment with the company. These programs complement Moderna’s existing benefits which include extensive healthcare coverage, paid time off for volunteering and subsidized childcare.The Science and Science Careers’ 2018 survey findings are based on 8,015 completed surveys from readers of Science and other survey invitees. Survey respondents came from North America (63%), Europe (24%), and Asia/Pacific Rim (9%); 93% work in biotechnology, biopharmaceutical, and pharmaceutical companies. The complete feature can be found online on the website and in the October 26, 2018 print issue of Science.

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California Life Sciences Association Congratulates Newly Elected Mayor of San Francisco London Breed

Posted by fidest press agency su lunedì, 18 giugno 2018

California Life Sciences Association (CLSA), the trade association representing California’s life sciences industry, congratulates London Breed on her election as the 45th Mayor of San Francisco.“California Life Sciences Association (CLSA) congratulates London Breed on her election as the new Mayor of San Francisco,” said CLSA President and CEO Sara Radcliffe. “The Bay Area is the birthplace of biotechnology, and according to our 2018 California Life Sciences Industry Report, the San Francisco region employs 73,000 people working to develop innovative new medicines, technologies and therapies needed to treat and cure patients. As the trade association representing the statewide life sciences sector, CLSA works to cultivate the industry by advocating for public policies that foster biomedical innovation, investment and job creation. CLSA is proud that hundreds of our innovative member companies call the Bay Area home, and we look forward to working with Mayor-elect London Breed and her Administration to advance thoughtful policies that will grow and ensure the vibrancy of San Francisco’s treasured life sciences ecosystem.”CLSA’s roots in the Bay Area span nearly three decades, since the founding of our predecessor organization, the Bay Area Bioscience Association (BayBio) in 1990. With offices in Sacramento, San Diego, South San Francisco, Los Angeles and Washington DC, CLSA works closely with industry, government, academia and others to shape public policy, improve access to innovative technologies and grow California’s life sciences economy.

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H. C. Wainwright Annual Global Life Sciences Conference

Posted by fidest press agency su giovedì, 5 aprile 2018

Monte Carlo, Monaco April 10, 2018 9:00am CET Salon Atlantic-W; Le Meridien Beach Plaza Hotel H. C. Wainwright Annual Global Life Sciences Conference. Aurinia Pharmaceuticals Inc., (NASDAQ:AUPH)(TSX:AUP) today announced it will be featured as a presenting company at the H. C. Wainwright Annual Global Life Sciences Conference.
Richard Glickman, Aurinia’s Chief Executive Officer, will provide a corporate overview during the live presentation and will be available to participate in one-on-one meetings with investors who are registered to attend the conference.
Aurinia is a clinical stage biopharmaceutical company focused on developing and commercializing therapies to treat targeted patient populations that are suffering from serious diseases with a high unmet medical need. The company is currently developing voclosporin, an investigational drug, for the treatment of LN, FSGS, and DES. The company is headquartered in Victoria, BC and focuses its development efforts globally. For further information, see our website at
The presentation will be webcast live. To access the webcast, please visit A replay will remain available for 90 days following the live presentation.

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SwRI’s Alan Stern to Receive National Award of Nuclear Science & History

Posted by fidest press agency su martedì, 20 febbraio 2018

Dr. Alan Stern has been selected to receive the National Award of Nuclear Science & History from the National Museum of Nuclear Science & History. Stern, associate vice president of the Space Science and Engineering Division at Southwest Research Institute, serves as principal investigator of NASA’s New Horizons mission, which made headlines worldwide when the spacecraft returned remarkable imagery of the Pluto system. He was selected the 2018 recipient for his work in “planetary and near-earth research with the NASA Hubble space telescope and other deep space observations and discoveries in astrophysics and planetary science.” “I’m honored to be named among the leaders previously receiving this award. Nuclear science has enabled the exploration of the outer planets — something our country has led the world in,” said Stern. Past recipients of the award include Gen. Paul W. Tibbetts, pilot of the B-29 Enola Gay; Sen. Harrison (Jack) Schmitt, the last man to walk on the moon; Dr. Murray Gell-Mann, who received the Nobel Prize in physics for discovering the quark; and Lisa Randall, a leading expert on particle physics and cosmology.Stern has been honored numerous times over the course of his career. In 2016 and 2007, TIME Magazine named him one of the 100 most influential people of the year. The American Astronomical Society awarded him its Carl Sagan Memorial Award in 2016, and he received the 2016 NASA Distinguished Public Service Medal, the space agency’s highest civilian honor. The New Horizons mission, which he leads for NASA, was named among the top science news stories of 2015 by Discover Magazine and Science News, among other distinctions, and has itself been honored with numerous awards.Stern has authored or coauthored more than 290 technical research papers and served as a principal investigator on 14 space missions. He is perhaps best known for the Pluto flyby, which culminated July 14, 2015, when New Horizons came to within 8,500 miles of the planet. Onboard instruments collected historic images and science measurements. The mission has since been extended through 2021 to fly through the Kuiper Belt, an area of icy objects at the far reaches of the solar system. The spacecraft is now journeying toward its next flyby target, Kuiper Belt Object 2014 MU69, which it will reach January 1, 2019, setting a record for the most distant exploration of any world in history.As chairman of the Commercial Spaceflight Federation since 2016, Stern is also an active proponent of suborbital, orbital and planetary space commercialization. In 2007 and 2008, he led the NASA Science Mission Directorate, overseeing 93 flight missions and more than 3,000 grants. His expertise ranges from research studies of the Kuiper Belt and Oort cloud, comets and planetary satellites to space instrument development, particularly in ultraviolet technologies.
The National Award of Nuclear Science & History is presented to a significant individual or group that has worked to advance learning in the nuclear fields covered within the broad mission of the museum. Stern will receive the award at The Einstein Society Gala in Albuquerque, N.M., March 31, at the 21st annual awards ceremony.

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New ESC guidelines on syncope and latest science to be released at EHRA 2018 congress

Posted by fidest press agency su giovedì, 15 febbraio 2018

Barcelona, Spain 18 to 20 March 2018. New European Society of Cardiology Clinical Practice Guidelines on syncope will be presented and published online for the first time during EHRA 2018, which will be held 18 to 20 March in Barcelona, Spain.Formerly the EHRA Europace congress held annually in June, EHRA 2018 marks the beginning of a new schedule, in which the congress will be held in March each year. It is the annual congress of the European Heart Rhythm Association (EHRA), a registered branch of the European Society of Cardiology (ESC). EHRA’s aim is to improve quality of life by reducing the impact of cardiac rhythm disturbances and reducing sudden cardiac death. The yearly congress is an important activity towards meeting this aim; it covers the full spectrum of arrhythmias management, from atrial fibrillation to stroke, and from simple to complex arrhythmias. It will be held from 18 to 20 March in Barcelona, Spain, at the Fira Gran Via. The full scientific programme is available here.A record number of late-breaking science abstracts were submitted for the congress this year.2 Highlights to be presented include the AXAFA-AFNET trial on the impact of continuous apixaban during catheter ablation; the MORE-CRT MPP trial on the benefits of cardiac resynchronisation therapy (CRT) with multipoint pacing; two studies on the outcome of surgical versus catheter ablation in atrial fibrillation; and new data from the BRUISE CONTROL-1 and 2 trials on continued versus interrupted non-vitamin K antagonist oral anticoagulants (NOACs) during device implantation.Innovative technologies will be presented in a special session that will focus on the accuracy of smartphone applications for detecting atrial fibrillation; the effectiveness of a novel endovascular balloon for treating vein tears during transvenous lead extraction; and the benefit of ultra-low temperatures for cryoablation of atrial fibrillation.Registries provide real life data and late-breaking findings will be presented in a dedicated session. Two-year follow-up results with the WATCHMAN left atrial appendage closure device will reveal the impact on stroke and bleeding; two-year outcomes will also be presented from the GLORIA-AF registry on dabigatran use in almost 5,000 patients with atrial fibrillation; and the ALTITUDE registry of more than 145,000 patients will give insights into how device programming can reduce unnecessary implantable cardioverter defibrillator (ICD) shocks.
EHRA will launch a scientific document on arrhythmias and cognitive function, and a practical guide on the use of NOACs in atrial fibrillation.An entire session is devoted to the novel use of magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) to guide ablation of atrial fibrillation. International experts will present cutting edge data, giving a complete picture on whether real-time MRI guidance can improve ablation outcomes.Controversial issues will be debated by world opinion leaders on issues such as whether a subcutaneous ICD should be preferred over a transvenous ICD to prevent sudden death, and whether anticoagulation can be stopped after successful catheter ablation of atrial fibrillation.
Summits will be held on e-health, cardiac mapping, lead and device management, and ventricular tachycardia. Members of the press can watch state-of-the-art techniques being performed in live sessions streamed from Barcelona and Leipzig on atrial fibrillation ablation, pacing, lead extraction, ventricular tachycardia, and MRI-guided procedures.The Einthoven Lecture will be given by Professor Josep Brugada of the University of Barcelona. Professor Jonathan M. Kalman of the University of Melbourne will deliver the Intercontinental Lecture. Professor Helmut Puererfellner, scientific programme vice-chairperson, said: “This is the congress on cardiac arrhythmias, with updates on the entire armamentarium. Save the date now and be among the first to hear the latest scientific findings in this fast-moving field.”

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The Alliance of Science Organisations in Germany sees open access to digital sequence information at risks

Posted by fidest press agency su sabato, 10 febbraio 2018

Janis EitnerThe Alliance of Science Organisations in Germany strongly cautions against expanding the scope of the Convention on Biological Diversity (CBD) and the Nagoya Protocol (NP) to include digital sequence information (DSI). Such an expansion would have far-reaching negative consequences, which could severely damage scientific research progress in the fields of environmental and life sciences and biodiversity, and would particularly threaten international research cooperation within these fields. Furthermore, current efforts to make science more open and transparent (e.g. the European Open Science Cloud Declaration) and initiatives to warrant open access to data from publicly funded research would be jeopardized.In principle, the Alliance supports the NP, which regulates access to genetic resources and the fair and equitable sharing of resulting benefits (Access and Benefit Sharing, ABS) as of October 2014. It is a central concern of the Alliance that its members respect good scientific practices (established by field-specific Codes of Conduct) when cooperating with partners in a national or international context.
However, in 2013, the Alliance did publish a joint statement during the EU legislative process pointing out the foreseeable difficulties of implementing the NP for non-commercial research. Indeed, experience now confirms that, as a result of implementation of the NP, international cooperation in biodiversity research, the analysis of human and animal pathogen-vectors, and the investigation of plant diseases, among others, have been significantly obstructed. The main issues have been severe delays, bureaucratic barriers, difficulties obtaining sampling permits from the respective authorities, and existing legal uncertainty. (photo: Janis Eitner)

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Science Education Takes Center Stage in New Orleans at NSTA’s Area Conference on Science Education

Posted by fidest press agency su mercoledì, 15 novembre 2017

Thousands of science educators from across the country will convene in New Orleans, Nov. 30-Dec. 2, 2017, for the third of three annual fall conferences hosted by the National Science Teachers Association (NSTA). Held in conjunction with the Louisiana Science Teachers Association (LSTA), the three-day conference features hundreds of workshops, presentations, and sessions focused on helping science teachers hone their skills in teaching and stay abreast of important new developments in science education. The conference will be held at the Ernest N. Morial Convention Center and other local venues.
The conference offers educators an invaluable opportunity to participate in professional learning activities, examine the newest science teaching materials, and network with other educators. Attendees will also have the opportunity to hear thought-provoking presentations from nationally renowned speakers in science and education. Featured speakers include:Keynote speaker Debbie Silver, will provide an entertaining and informative look at how science can be used as a natural springboard for engaging learners from preK through 12 and beyond. Laced with humor and practical suggestions, she will have attendees laughing, thinking, and ready to champion science students at every level.
Okhee Lee, a professor in the Steinhardt School of Culture, Education, and Human Development at New York University, will highlight how the instructional shifts associated with the Next Generation Science Standards and the language instructional shifts based on a range of registers and multiple modalities (e.g., physical replica, diagram, text, and computational model) are mutually supportive in promoting both science and language learning for all students.
Milton Chen, a senior fellow and executive director emeritus at the George Lucas Educational Foundation (GLEF), will discuss how creative science educators are taking students beyond the four walls of their classrooms via “nature nearby” where they learn alongside scientists and naturalists of all ages, as well as online platforms, such as iNaturalist.
Marshall Shepherd, director of the University of Georgia’s (UGA) Atmospheric Sciences Program and as a full professor in the Department of Geography, will examine contemporary challenges associated with communicating weather and climate change to broader audiences and students. Using the lens of accessible analogies and his experiences, he will walk through six overarching challenges and provide solutions that can improve the narrative related to these pressing scientific topics.
When not attending back-to-back sessions and workshops, attendees can browse NSTA’s popular Exhibit Hall to learn about the latest science education materials, laboratory equipment and computer hardware and software available from more than 100 companies and organizations.
The NSTA New Orleans Area Conference on Science Education will begin with concurrent sessions on Thursday, November 30 at 8 a.m. and will conclude on Saturday, December 2. Teachers interested in attending the conference can register onsite at the convention center. For updated information about the conference, visit

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Pint of Science brings science to your local

Posted by fidest press agency su domenica, 30 aprile 2017

University of SurreyEver wanted to discuss the latest scientific topics, ranging from forensically analysing galaxies, to the science behind dealing with negative workplaces – all from the comfort of your Guildford local?
Next month, Guildford’s branch of the Pint of Science festival will take place in three local pubs on three consecutive evenings, and will include TV presenter Jim Al-Khalili, the University of Surrey Chair of Public Engagement.
Running from 15 – 17 May, the events will see University of Surrey academics deliver thought-provoking short talks on the latest scientific research and breakthroughs at a level everyone can enjoy.Pint of Science Guildford will welcome listeners at The Legion, Millbrook, GU1 3YA; Ye Olde Ship Inn, Portsmouth Rd, St Catherine’s Village, GU2 4EB; and The Star at 2 Quarry St, GU1 3TY, on all three nights from 7pm-930pm.The topics in the festival as a whole will cover virtual reality, the origins of the universe, to natural disasters. The events will let the public engage with leading researchers and academics to discuss the latest scientific research.One of the most popular events is “Just Enough Doctorate To Perform” (JEDTOP) where scientists, engineers and academics talk about their area of expertise, and then join in comedy improvisation on the science discussion.Jim Al-Khalili said: “I’m really looking forward to taking part in this year’s Pint of Science, including the JEDTOP Improv event, and making everyone feel as welcome as always. Whether you’re into finding out more about climate change, mental health, or the extinction of the dinosaurs, there’s a subject to interest you.“These topics affect us all: for example, robo-therapy is a particularly exciting area of cutting-edge research, as we look at medical advances such as remote-controlled endoscopic pill-cameras and robotic prosthetic devices.“Or if you’re interested in natural science, we are also looking into environmental events such as earthquakes and storms. Our guests can join in Q&As, interactive games and win prizes – and possibly, as at a Birmingham event, be served crisps from robot hosts!”In the past two years, the non-profit Pint of Science has hosted over 500 events in over 50 cities across nine countries, including Canada and South Africa. (photo: pint of science)

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Prima English summer school of life science di fondazione golinelli

Posted by fidest press agency su martedì, 11 aprile 2017

Opificio golinelli immagini generiche di laboratori foto/Camera 7Quest’estate Fondazione Golinelli organizza la prima English summer school of life science in lingua inglese, un percorso formativo di eccellenza aperto a 12 studenti (italiani e stranieri) interessati a prendere parte a un’esperienza internazionale che dà loro la possibilità di lavorare in laboratorio e comunicare nella lingua della ricerca scientifica. Gli studenti saranno seguiti e coordinati da Gordon Kennedy, ricercatore (dottorato di ricerca in biochimica e chimica organica) e madrelingua inglese. La English summer school nasce con lo scopo di accrescere la conoscenza degli studenti attraverso il lavoro di gruppo e lo studio di specifici aspetti di biochimica, bioinformatica e biotecnologia, utilizzando tecniche e metodi che vengono comunemente utilizzati nei laboratori di ricerca. Il tema di ricerca è il mondo degli enzimi: come funzionano e perché sono così importanti in biochimica e biotecnologia. Il corso si svolgerà tra il 12 e il 16 giugno 2017 a Opificio Golinelli (Bologna). Il programma è rivolto a studenti italiani e stranieri che frequentano gli ultimi anni della scuola media superiore. In particolare, gli studenti italiani devono aver completato il terzo, quarto o quinto anno di liceo, mentre i candidati stranieri devono avere un’età compresa tra i 16 ei 19 anni.
Un percorso formativo di eccellenza rivolto a studenti del terzo, quarto o quinto anno delle scuole secondarie di secondo grado di tutta Italia. Un’opportunità unica per sperimentare tecniche innovative di biotecnologia, biochimica, biologia molecolare, microbiologia e genetica, utilizzate nei laboratori di ricerca più avanzati a livello internazionale, ma soprattutto un’occasione per riflettere su temi scientifici di estrema attualità insieme a studenti provenienti da tutta Italia accomunati dalla passione per la scienza. I corsi, della durata di una settimana ciascuno, si svolgeranno nel periodo compreso tra il 12 giugno e il 28 luglio 2017 a Opificio Golinelli (Bologna). Durante l’intero percorso ogni studente potrà lavorare in laboratori a posto singolo, dotati delle più moderne strumentazioni scientifiche come la PCR real time e spettrofotometri. Due i percorsi formativi proposti: lo studio del glutine e la predisposizione alla celiachia e gli OGM. (foto: laboratorio opifici)

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The Queen of Sciences, Mary Somerville

Posted by fidest press agency su lunedì, 30 gennaio 2017

Roma Martedì 31 Gennaio 2017, ore 15:30 Università Roma Tre, Sala Ambrogio Via di Valco San Paolo 19 (II piano) Tavola rotonda a cura della Prof. Maria Anita Stefanelli (Università Roma Tre) sulla matematica, scienziata e scrittrice Scozzese Mary Somerville. Partecipano: Prof. Elisabetta Strickland (Università degli Studi di Roma “Tor Vergata”), autrice di The Ascent of Mary Somerville in 19th Century Society; Prof. Elisabetta Scoppola (Università Roma Tre), Dott. Roberto Natalini (Consiglio Nazionale delle Ricerche).

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