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Science & Civilization

Posted by fidest press agency su lunedì, 14 novembre 2022

Sam Harris speaks with Neil deGrasse Tyson about his new book, Starry Messenger. They discuss what makes science a unique human endeavor, the tension between respecting scientific consensus and overturning it, confusion about paradigm shifts and scientific controversies, the social importance of probability and statistics, climate change, the consequences of exponential cultural change, social media, social inequality and affirmative action, identity politics and a post-racial future, the wisdom of focusing on class rather than race, and other topics.Neil deGrasse Tyson is an astrophysicist and the Frederick P. Rose Director of the Hayden Planetarium at New York’s American Museum of Natural History. He is the author of fifteen books—many of them international bestsellers—and numerous articles, both scholarly and for the general public. He is the host of StarTalk, a podcast, and two seasons of Cosmos, televised by Fox and National Geographic. He has received 21 honorary doctorates as well as NASA’s Distinguished Public Service Medal. He and his wife live in New York City.

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Science and Natural History online auction

Posted by fidest press agency su domenica, 16 ottobre 2022

LONDON – Christie’s Science and Natural History online auction, which will be open for bidding until 25 October, presents a journey back in time, from the present day to the formation of the solar system 4.5 billion years ago. The sale is led by a rare 4-rotor Enigma cipher machine by Heimsoeth & Rinke (estimate: £300,000-500,000). It was one of the first 4-Rotor M4 Enigmas to be manufactured by the Germans for their Navy, made between September and December of 1941. From the original “merkblatt” document inside the cover of the Enigma it is clear that this German Naval 4-rotor Enigma was issued to the 24th U-boat flotilla, that had a base in Trondheim, Norway, to provide training to future U-boat commanders. This Enigma was captured by the Norwegian military at the end of the war and is believed to have been put into service by the Norwegian Navy for their own security operations from 1948 to 1957, during which time the world did not know the Allies had successfully deciphered M4 Enigma messages. It is completely original, in working condition, and has a unique security feature with a black metal light panel shield to prevent any bystanders from reading the deciphered messages.Very few M4 Enigmas survived the war – M4 Enigma machines were produced in much smaller quantities than the 3-rotor machines. In addition, multiple M4 Enigmas were deployed with each U-boat and the majority of these were lost when the boats were sunk in combat or scuttled by their crews at the end of the war.The Germans were also ordered to destroy all of their Enigmas, and after the war ended Churchill instructed all remaining machines in British hands to be destroyed.The significant role that the M4 Enigma and the secret Allied efforts to defeat its codes played in the vital Battle of the Atlantic has become increasingly well known, as historians have revisited the history of WWII with recently declassified information that is still being evaluated to this day. These factors make the German Navy M4 Enigma the ultimate historical collectible and this particular M4 is unique amongst them. A further sale highlight are two Ichthyosaurs mounted in fighting pose (estimate: £300,000-500,000), dated to the lower Jurassic (circa 184 million years ago). These two extraordinary Ichthyosaurs were found in Holzmaden, Germany and excavated in several dozen blocks, before being pieced back into the current mount. Most Ichthyosaur specimens have been presented “flat” in their original matrix or a lighter media. To have these two preserved in three dimensions is incredibly rare and testament to the quality of the prep-work undertaken. The first complete Ichthyosaur skeleton was found at Lyme Regis in 1811 by Mary Anning. The sale will also present a group of visually arresting sandstone formations termed gogottes (objects particularly prized by Louis XIV), a private collection of vintage NASA photographs, and fine mineral specimens and dynamically shaped meteorites, which can fit comfortably in any collection.

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Al via la prima edizione di Science

Posted by fidest press agency su domenica, 25 settembre 2022

Padova. La manifestazione fonde i format di Venetonight e KidsUniversity proponendo un unico e ricco cartellone di attività nella settimana dal 26 settembre al 2 ottobre 2022, riservando il weekend alla cittadinanza, con centinaia di appuntamenti a libero accesso e tre eventi speciali.Venerdì 30 settembre l’Aula Magna di Palazzo del Bo ospita due Nobel lecture: alle ore 17.00 il medico britannico Sir Peter Ratcliffe e alle ore 21.00 lo scrittore, saggista e accademico turco Orhan Pamuk.Sabato 1 ottobre alle 17.00 ospita sette speaker per discutere il tentativo della missione DART della NASA di deviare l’orbita di un asteroide e la successiva missione HERA dell’ESA, che esplorerà gli esiti dell’impatto. Nei pomeriggi e nelle sere del 30 settembre e dell’1 ottobre le ricercatrici e i ricercatori dell’Ateneo incontrano tutti i curiosi nelle sedi di Palazzo del Bo, del Complesso Beato Pellegrino e del meraviglioso Orto botanico, patrimonio mondiale UNESCO. Mentre per la giornata conclusiva, domenica 2 ottobre, sono aperte al pubblico alcune sedi museali dell’Università, oltre all’Orto botanico stesso.Per l’occasione, la Cucina del Teatro Anatomico ospita l’installazione aperta al pubblico Cercando il cuore, percorso artistico che raccoglie l’opera “Dinamica…cercando il cuore” di Alberto Biasi, Karsu di Biancarosa Volpe e “The Ghost Heart” di Giancarlo Signoretto, Agnese Tegon e Gino Gerosa.Nelle mattine da lunedì 26 a venerdì 30 settembre la proposta è dedicata alle scuole, ad alunne e alunni delle classi terza, quarta e quinta delle scuole primarie e alle scuole secondarie di primo grado. Un palinsesto che prevede 65 attività gratuite della durata di circa 90 minuti, organizzate su due turni (ore 9 e ore 11) e rivolte a gruppi di 20/30. Per le scuole l’Università apre le porte delle sue aule, dei dipartimenti e dei centri d’Ateneo, dei suoi palazzi, dei musei e dell’Orto botanico. Il programma è già consultabile e le scuole potranno iscriversi online dal 5 al 14 settembre. Per tutti i piccoli partecipanti è prevista inoltre un’indimenticabile cerimonia di “laurea” in piazza, a conclusione della manifestazione.L’iniziativa è parte del programma di eventi organizzati in occasione dell’Ottocentenario dell’Università ed è realizzata con il patrocinio del Comune di Padova.

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ESC Congress 2022 – the hottest science in cardiovascular disease

Posted by fidest press agency su venerdì, 19 agosto 2022

Barcelona. The most highly anticipated cardiovascular science of the year awaits you at ESC Congress 2022 – the world’s largest cardiovascular event. The packed Press Conference programme launches on Thursday 25 August at 12:00 CEST. Join the ESC President and Congress Programme Chair in person or online for a glimpse of what’s to come. Also on Thursday – the first embargoed Hot Line Press Conference, starting at 18:00 CEST.Friday, Saturday and Sunday each feature three embargoed Hot Line Press Conferences. That’s a total of 10 Hot Line Press Conferences providing the first look at much awaited results from 36 trials. With priority access to the investigators who will take questions from journalists across the globe. Only accredited media can access embargoed press conferences: get accredited now.Professor Stephan Windecker, Congress Programme Chair, said: “This year’s hot line programme features numerous large scale trials addressing important clinical questions. The results have the potential to improve patient outcomes and quality of life, change clinical practice and influence guidelines. Noteworthy are, among others, the TIME study, which compared morning versus evening use of blood pressure drugs and kicks off Hot Line Session 1 ; SECURE, which tested a polypill against usual care on outcomes after recent myocardial infarction and PERSPECTIVE, which studied the effects of neprilysin inhibition on cognitive function in patients with heart failure.” “A major highlight will be DELIVER, which investigated dapagliflozin in heart failure patients with preserved ejection fraction,” continued Professor Windecker. “Following EMPEROR-Preserved , presented at ESC Congress 2021, it is the second large scale clinical trial to examine SGLT2 inhibitors in a patient population with previously limited treatment options. DELIVER will be complemented by two pre-specified pooled analyses, one with EMPEROR-Preserved and another with DAPA-HF, providing deep insights into heart failure management across various phenotypes. Also of note is REVIVED, comparing revascularisation by means of percutaneous coronary intervention and medical treatment in patients with heart failure due to coronary artery disease.” Professor Windecker also highlighted Hot Line Session 5, which is dedicated to antithrombotic treatment: “The INVICTUS trial compared a non-vitamin K antagonist oral anticoagulant (NOAC) with vitamin K antagonists in patients with atrial fibrillation and rheumatic heart disease, a setting in which NOACs have not been sufficiently tested to date. This is followed by three phase 2 trials – PACIFIC-AMI, PACIFIC-STROKE and AXIOMATIC-SSP – investigating a novel class of anticoagulants called factor XIa inhibitors among patients with myocardial infarction or stroke.” “There are many more hot lines with ground-breaking trials on imaging for disease prevention, application of artificial intelligence, telemedicine, and much more,” said Professor Windecker. “Get ready for an exceptional hot line programme.” Four ESC Clinical Practice Guidelines will be published on 26 August at 08:30 CEST, featuring the first ESC recommendations on preventing heart disease caused by cancer treatment, plus advice on cardiovascular management of patients undergoing non-cardiac surgery, prevention of sudden cardiac death, and management of pulmonary hypertension. View the sessions here. Across four days, innovations in all areas of cardiovascular medicine will be discussed, from basic science to treatment of urgent and chronic conditions, prevention and health promotion. Many sessions will be streamed live from the congress centre and the full programme will be available on demand. Professor Windecker said: “This year we celebrate 70 years of ESC Congresses with a very exciting edition. ESC Congress is a truly global event where researchers and health professionals from around the world share their novel science and vast clinical experience. Join us for a packed, cutting edge programme.”

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Torna Trieste Science+Fiction Festival

Posted by fidest press agency su venerdì, 2 ottobre 2020

Trieste. E’ il più importante evento italiano dedicato all’esplorazione della fantascienza e del futuro in programma dal 29 ottobre al 3 novembre nel capoluogo giuliano, si svolgerà quest’anno in un’inedita edizione ibrida, con modalità di partecipazione online e dal vivo in tre diverse sale: il Cinema Ariston e il Teatro Miela di Trieste e, per la prima volta, nella sala virtuale di MYmovies, sito leader in Italia nell’informazione cinematografica. Il Festival, inoltre, annuncia i primi cinque titoli della selezione ufficiale Neon 2020: cinque lungometraggi che spaziano dalla fantascienza all’horror, per altrettante anteprime nazionali dal vivo e online. Trieste Science+Fiction Festival è organizzato dal centro ricerche e sperimentazioni cinematografiche e audiovisive La Cappella Underground con la collaborazione e il sostegno di: MiBACT – Direzione Generale Cinema, Regione Autonoma Friuli Venezia Giulia, Comune di Trieste, Università degli Studi di Trieste, Fondazione Benefica Kathleen Foreman Casali, ARPA FVG – LaREA. Il Festival è inoltre membro ufficiale del board della Méliès International Festivals Federation e fa parte dell’AFIC – Associazione Festival Italiani di Cinema. Il Festival è riconosciuto dalla Regione Autonoma Friuli Venezia Giulia tra i progetti triennali di rilevanza regionale di interesse internazionale in campo cinematografico. La manifestazione si avvale del patrocinio dei principali enti scientifici del territorio: AREA Science Park, ICGEB, ICTP, INAF – Osservatorio Astronomico di Trieste, IS Immaginario Scientifico – Science Centre, OGS, SISSA.

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Coursera and MathWorks Announce New Data Science Course

Posted by fidest press agency su lunedì, 4 novembre 2019

MathWorks and Coursera, the world’s leading online learning platform, today announced a joint effort to address the data science skills gap. MathWorks is developing a series of courses entitled “Practical Data Science with MATLAB,” with the first course, “Exploratory Data Analysis with MATLAB,” now available on Coursera. Registration for the four-course Specialization, which helps learners solve domain-specific data problems using MATLAB, is now open at: coursera.org/specializations/practical-data-science-matlab.According to a March 2019 Coursera Global Skills Index (GSI) report, the demand for data science skills is increasing by both individuals and companies alike. Looking at year-over-year learner enrollment numbers within the domain of data science, there was a notable increase in demand for the competencies of machine learning (+14%) and statistical programming (+9%). The increasing amount of data being collected across industries has fueled demand for greater personalization in products and services, influencing the popularity of these skills.The “Practical Data Science with MATLAB” Specialization helps address this demand as it is aimed at engineers, scientists, and researchers who need to learn data science either as part of their job or to branch into new career opportunities. The series enables these domain experts to learn and apply data science without spending time building or honing software development skills. Each course takes approximately five weeks, and, upon completion of the four-course Specialization, students will be ready to start applying MATLAB to common analysis tasks found in applications such as autonomous systems, voice recognition, predictive maintenance, and medical imaging.

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Repositive Launches World-Leading Directory of Preclinical Cancer Models on Science Exchange

Posted by fidest press agency su venerdì, 25 ottobre 2019

Repositive announced that its Cancer Models Directory, containing over 5,300 preclinical cancer models, is available on Science Exchange, the widely used technology platform for outsourced R&D. This collaboration further broadens global access to Repositive’s world-leading directory of preclinical cancer models and comprehensive Cancer Models Scout service, which includes expert bioinformatic analysis to ensure the right models are identified for every customer’s research project.Repositive’s Cancer Models Directory catalogues the metadata for over 5,300 PDX and CDX models, syngeneic and humanized mouse models, GEMMs, cell lines and organoids from specialist oncology CROs around the world. Via its comprehensive, specialist and confidential Cancer Models Scout service, Repositive’s team of molecular biology and bioinformatics experts are on-hand to provide model recommendations tailored to each project’s precise requirements and search not only Repositive’s directory of models, but also its extended CRO network containing over 20,000 models. In addition, Repositive’s experts will conduct complex genomic and molecular analyses of models to find those that will be most predictive of patient response and deliver a comprehensive report outlining the best available models, including introducing pharma and biotechs to their chosen CRO to initiate project planning discussions.“We’re delighted to be collaborating with Science Exchange to increase access to our Cancer Models Directory and specialist Cancer Models Scout service amongst the translational oncology community,” said Fiona Nielsen, CEO of Repositive. “The streamlined project management, hassle-free invoicing and simple payment options offered by Science Exchange supports Repositive’s mission to make it quicker and easier for pharma and biotech researchers to access the preclinical cancer models they need to accelerate the development of effective cancer therapies.”

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Open-F@b Call4Ideas 2019

Posted by fidest press agency su sabato, 12 ottobre 2019

Human Data Science. E’ questo il tema scelto per la sesta edizione di Open-F@b Call4Ideas 2019, il contest internazionale promosso da BNP Paribas Cardif, tra le prime dieci compagnie assicurative in Italia, che fino al 28 ottobre dà la possibilità a chiunque abbia un’idea innovativa di presentare il proprio progetto (www.insuranceup.it/it/call4ideas). I tre vincitori, che saranno selezionati da un Comitato di valutazione e premiati durante l’evento finale che si terrà a Milano a fine novembre, verranno affiancati dal team R&D di BNP Paribas Cardif nello sviluppo e nella concretizzazione dell’idea, tenendo in considerazione le esigenze del mercato e della Compagnia.
Negli ultimi anni l’analisi dei big data e l’AI hanno dato una forte spinta alla competitività delle imprese, aprendo nuove opportunità fino a poco tempo fa impensabili. Le aziende hanno iniziato a capire le potenzialità dei Big Data Analytics, settore che nel 2018 ha raggiunto un valore complessivo di quasi 1,4 mld di euro (+26% rispetto al 2017)[2], ma bisogna andare oltre. Per valorizzare e interpretare correttamente la mole di informazioni che ogni giorno vengono prodotte in Italia e nel mondo, è necessario creare nuovi modelli che combinino all’analisi dei dati anche il fattore umano puntando al benessere non solo come assenza di malattie ma in termini più ampi di vivere bene. Ed è proprio dall’unione di questi due elementi che nasce l’Human Data Science, un modello multidisciplinare che mantiene le persone al centro, comprendendo ciò che conta davvero per loro, e puntando ad un approccio olistico di medicina, wellness, alimentazione, lifestyle.
A Open-F@b Call4Ideas 2019, start-up, scale-up, imprese innovative e giovani studenti possono così proporre idee per, alternativamente e sempre nel rispetto della confidenzialità, arricchire la catena del valore dei dati tramite il Data Enrichment, comprendere i bisogni delle persone tramite la modellazione dei dati oppure migliorare la Customer Experience dei clienti utilizzando un approccio Human Centric guidato dall’analisi dei dati.Le proposte di partecipazione dovranno essere inviate entro il 28 ottobre 2019 tramite il form di registrazione al link: http://www.insuranceup.it/it/call4ideas.
Rivolta a chiunque abbia un’idea innovativa (start-up, scale-up e imprese innovative, imprenditori, giovani studenti, ecc.), Open-F@b Call4Ideas è un progetto di Open Innovation, lanciato per la prima volta nel 2014 da BNP Paribas Cardif in collaborazione con InsuranceUp.it. Dopo aver trattato nelle scorse edizioni la Customer Acquisition, l’Internet of Things e i Big Data, la Customer Experience e la Preventive Insurance e raccolto nel 2018 le migliori soluzioni tecnologiche che hanno un impatto sociale positivo sulle persone e sulla società, l’edizione 2019 premierà le tre idee più innovative sul tema dell’Human Data Science.Un Comitato costituito da executive del Gruppo BNP Paribas e di BNP Paribas Cardif, da professionisti universitari nell’ambito delle tecnologie digitali e da esperti, selezionerà i finalisti, che presenteranno dal vivo i propri progetti all’evento finale atteso a Milano nel mese di novembre. I tre vincitori verranno affiancati dal team R&D di BNP Paribas Cardif nello sviluppo e nella concretizzazione del loro progetto, tenendo in considerazione le esigenze del mercato e della Compagnia.Anche per il 2019, il contest vedrà la collaborazione di Medici powered by Let’s Talk Payments LCC, società di advisory e scouting di startup insurtech e fintech a livello globale. Tutti i finalisti potranno, inoltre, essere inseriti nel database di MEDICI, e ricevere un pacchetto di servizi di marketing a loro dedicati, essere presentati a C Entrepreneurs Fund, il fondo venture capital di BNP Paribas Cardif ed essere inseriti nella piattaforma di Open Innovation Scoop del polo International Financial Services del Gruppo BNP Paribas.Quali sono i risultati di Open-F@b Call4Ideas? Nelle ultime cinque edizioni sono state proposte oltre 300 candidature – la metà provenienti dall’estero -, selezionate più di 60 idee innovative, che hanno portato a diverse collaborazioni e alla realizzazione di almeno un progetto l’anno, e investiti circa 800mila euro totali. (Fabio Micali)

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Third Annual STEAM Festival Brings Science to Life Across Tennessee

Posted by fidest press agency su domenica, 29 settembre 2019

Science, technology, engineering, art and math (STEAM) will come to life at more than 100 events across the state during the 3rd annual Tennessee STEAM Festival, taking place Oct. 11‑20.The Festival was founded by the Discovery Center at Murfree Spring and incorporates events at a wide range of museums, schools, community centers and other attractions. A complete listing of activities and locations is available at TNsteam.org.“The Tennessee STEAM Festival continues to grow with an ever-expanding reach across our great state, providing Tennesseans exciting new ways to engage with science, technology, engineering, art and math,” said Discovery Center CEO Tara MacDougall. “The Festival is focused on promoting lifelong learning and on helping citizens better understand the world around them.”

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OncLive® Presents State of the Science Summit

Posted by fidest press agency su domenica, 15 settembre 2019

OncLive®, the nation’s leading multimedia 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 Wednesday, Sept. 25, from 5-9 p.m. at the DoubleTree Suites by Hilton Hotel Salt Lake City in Utah. The summit will be chaired by Wallace L. Akerley, M.D., oncologist; professor, department of internal medicine, division of medical oncology; and senior director, community oncology research at the Huntsman Cancer Institute.This interactive and educational meeting will analyze and discuss novel treatments for patients with NSCLC. The expert presenters will discuss topics facing hematologic malignancies specialists, oncologists, nurses and other medical professionals. These topics are biomarker management of NSCLC; how big of a part heredity may play in lung cancer; the historical perspective on the optimal management of stage 3 NSCLC; the new standard of care for stage 3 NSCLC, specifically in relation to the era of immunotherapy; updates in immunotherapy; new immunotherapy combinations in stage 4 squamous and non-squamous NSCLC; optimal tyrosine kinase inhibitors in epidermal growth factor receptor-positive NSCLC; and the role of chemotherapy in treating PD anaplastic lymphoma kinase-positive and ROS1 NSCLC. The presenters will also engage in a peer exchange and address audience questions.

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2nd Annual Real-World Data and Life Science Analytics Congress

Posted by fidest press agency su lunedì, 9 settembre 2019

With the increasing recognition of real-world data opportunities and challenges within the pharmaceutical and biotech industry, life sciences organizations face clear decisions on how specifically to put resources into real-world evidence capacities. Real-World Evidence can possibly change the way life sciences associations use advancements to increase further clinical bits of knowledge and enable them and payers to collaborate like never before. After the successful inaugural, this year’s congress will hold discussions on accelerating the adoption of Real-world Evidence within the industry while understanding the capabilities of newer technologies for evidence generation.Learn how the adoption of real-world evidence can be accelerated across pharmaceutical industry users. Explore capabilities of using Artificial Intelligence & Machine Learning in taming scientific research users. Understand the impact of innovative real-world evidence partnerships for better data.

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Seminar on Fisheries Science 2019: science and research for the next decade

Posted by fidest press agency su lunedì, 2 settembre 2019

On September 20th, the European Commission is organising the annual Seminar on Fisheries Science dedicated to exploring the research needs and priorities in the field of fisheries for the next decade.
The half-day event in Brussels will bring together representatives from a wide range of stakeholders in the common fisheries policy, such as scientists and researchers, NGOs, the fishing industry, representatives from the European Parliament, the Council and Member States, and from different Directorates General of the European Commission.
The programme of the seminar includes presentations on fisheries research projects carried out under research framework programmes and other Commission funded instruments. Scientists involved in these projects will shine a light on the outcomes, lessons learnt and recommendations from their work. There will also be a panel discussion, featuring various stakeholders, dedicated to exploring the future prospects of fisheries, marine science and research. Panellists will identify priority areas for future research and debate how to ensure the findings are reflected in policy making. The 2019 Seminar on Fisheries Science is very relevant in the context of the preparation for the implementation of Horizon Europe, the next EU research and innovation programme.

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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. OncLive.com 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 curetoday.com 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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