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HPV 2015-- 30th International Papillomavirus Conference & Clinical and Public Health Workshops

HPV 2015-- 30th International Papillomavirus Conference & Clinical and Public Health Workshops

September 17-21, 2015 Lisbon, Portugal

Join us for the 30th International Papillomavirus Conference & Clinical and Public Health Workshops (HPV 2015) that will be held September 17-21 in Lisbon, Portugal. This year we will focus on HPV and Globalization, exploring new worlds in research as well as new proposals to reduce inequities in global health.

HPV gathers researchers, clinicians and other health professionals to share and exchange research regarding the epidemiology of HPV, virus vaccines, cervical cancer prevention and other papillomavirus associated diseases. We host an international forum that enables the exchange of knowledge between the research and clinical communities showcasing the latest advances in science and practice through state of the art oral and poster presentations.

Epidemiologist, Gynecologist, Physician Researcher, Public Health Expert, Public Health Worker, Public Servant, Virologist
World Psychiatry Association 2015 Bucharest International Congress

World Psychiatry Association 2015 Bucharest International Congress

24 - 27 June 2015 Bucharest, Romania

The WPA 2015 Bucharest IC’s goals and objectives are as follows:

identify Central, Southeast Europe & Eurasia primary care mental health challenges and opportunities

define the benefits of primary care, mental health & public health integration for individuals’ and populations’ health

compare evidence of best practices & lessons learned

stimulate educational, research, services, and policy collaborations at national and regional levels and across the life cycle

strengthen health systems performance and enhance individuals’ and populations’ health through primary care mental health

enhance access, quality and sustainability of health for all

The Congress will be organized in plenary sessions, symposia, workshops, fora, oral presentations, and e-Posters. The scientific discourse will range from the latest neurosciences discoveries to health systems’ performance innovations, to non-communicable diseases, ICT, telemedicine, collaborative, integrated care and more.

Physician, Physician Researcher, Policy Analyst, Primary Care Physician, Psychiatrist, Public Health Expert
World Diabetes Congress 2015

World Diabetes Congress 2015

November 30-December 4, 2015 Vancouver, Canada

Participants include physicians, scientists, nurses, educators and other healthcare professionals, as well as government representatives, policy makers, representatives from International Diabetes Federation Member Associations and members of the press.

Allied Health Professional, Diabetes Educator, Endocrinologist, Nurse, Nurse Researcher, Physician, Physician Researcher, Public Health Expert, Public Health Worker
15th EMBL|EMBO Science and Society Conference: Foods Are Us! On Eating and Becoming

15th EMBL|EMBO Science and Society Conference: Foods Are Us! On Eating and Becoming

European Molecular Biology Laboratory Heidelberg, Germany

Thursday 6 November - Friday 7 November 2014

The main aim of these joint meetings is to present important areas of life science research in a manner accessible to all, and to promote reflection on their implications. At the same time, they should facilitate a broad dialogue between biologists, behavioral and social scientists, students of all disciplines, and members of the public.

• Topics

◦ Food, Science and Human Variation

◦ The Nature and Nurture of Food Preferences

◦ Food and The Metabolic Environment

◦ Food, Health and Disease

The focus of this meeting will be on the impact food has on our body and mind, both from the long-term evolutionary perspective and from the perspective of everyday life. The conference programme will highlight the biological and cultural processes through which food both defines us and transforms us. Metaphorically, as well as literally, in what sense are we what we eat?

Humans are the only species that cook their food and this unique trait coincided with the evolutionary emergence of our earliest ancestors about two million years ago. Scientists argue that cooking must have had a profound effect on our evolution because it increased food efficiency, which allowed human ancestors to spend less time foraging, chewing, and digesting. Then, as humans spread to every corner of the planet, the availability of diverse food sources caused groups of humans to adapt differently to different environments, and this may have left its mark on their genomes.

This raises some fascinating questions: How have diets of people in different parts of the world shaped human physiology? How do we acquire our sense of taste and smell? What are the underpinnings of our ability to taste and distinguish so many different flavours? Do genetic differences predispose individuals to perceive the taste of foods differently? How does the sociocultural environment into which we happen to be born, and within which we are raised, shape our food preferences and perception? Are our eating habits imprinted on our faculties of perception?

Often eating (or not eating) gives rise to health problems. While the world’s food supplies are considered to be plentiful, the World Health Organization cites pervasive malnutrition as the greatest single threat to public health. At the same time, in the more affluent parts of the world, public health and human wellbeing are being compromised by excessive food consumption and successive food scandals. How can we address global food inequality, and what can be done to curb the obesity epidemic?

What is the relationship between the food we eat and the microorganisms we carry within us? What is known about food and health across cultures? Have gene pools of populations around the world been affected by the nature of their diets? Why does the genetic make-up of some people make them particularly vulnerable to certain foods -  reactions that range from addictive responses to allergic reactions?

These are some of the questions that will be the focus of our 15th EMBL/EMBO Science and Society conference in Heidelberg.

Everyone is welcome to attend.

Academic, Allied Health Professional, Nutritionist, Physician, Physician Researcher, Policy Analyst, Public Health Expert, Social Scientist
Population Association of America 2015 Annual Meeting
United States

Population Association of America 2015 Annual Meeting

April 30‐May 2, 2015 San Diego, California

Gynecologist, Health Services Researcher, Policy Analyst, Public Health Expert, Public Health Worker, Public Servant
Human Capital & Ageing
United States

Human Capital & Ageing

as part of the "Next World Program"

April 13-14, 2015 Harvard School of Public Health Boston, Massachusetts

Organized by:

David E. Bloom, Harvard School of Public Health, USA; David Canning, Harvard School of Public Health, USA; Karen Eggleston, Stanford University, USA; Wang Feng, Fudan University, China; Hans Groth, World Demographic & Ageing Forum, Switzerland; Alfonso Sousa-Poza, University of Hohenheim, Germany; Thomas Zeltner, Special Envoy, World Health Organization, Switzerland.


One of the challenges faced by ageing societies is maintaining a workforce large enough to supply the goods and services needed by a country's entire population. In the coming decades, industrialized countries will experience a steep increase in the share of elderly persons in the population and a fall in the share of the working-age population. In some countries, the number of people aged 60-64 (many of whom are about to retire) already exceeds the number of people aged 15-19 (the cohort soon entering the labour market). There will, however, be mitigating factors that will tend to decrease the effects of declines in the working-age share of the population: (a) the burden of caring for a high number of elderly people will be offset by there being fewer children to support, and (b) the proportion of adult women who work will rise when there are fewer children to take care of. Still, if there is no change in work and retirement patterns, the ratio of older inactive persons per worker will almost double from around 38 percent in the OECD area in 2000 to just over 70 percent in 2050 (OECD, "Live Longer, Work Longer", 2006). In Europe, this ratio could rise to almost one older inactive person for every worker over the same period.

Ageing on the anticipated scale will place substantial pressure on public finances and economic growth. According to the OECD, on the basis of unchanged participation patterns and productivity growth, the growth of GDP per capita in the OECD area would decline to around 1.7 percent per year over the next three decades, as compared with about 2.4 percent per year between 1970 and 2000. These negative consequences of ageing could be possibly offset by postponement of retirement, greater immigration, faster productivity growth, or higher fertility (although the positive economic effects of higher fertility would only come several decades after an uptick in fertility rates). While these developments would all help offset the negative effects, they need to go hand-in-hand with attempts to mobilize available labour in order to sustain economic growth. One of the most significant sources of additional labour supply is older people who are currently inactive. Indeed, as labour markets tighten, companies will soon have little choice but to be more welcoming of older employees. Prompt action to harness – and enhance – the contributions of older workers could become a key competitive advantage.

The objective of this workshop would be to discuss one important topic related to an ageing workforce, namely human capital. How does a worker’s human capital change over the life course and what role does the health and skill status of workers play? The answer to these questions is of great importance, not only for adequate human resource policies, but also for macroeconomic policies, especially those associated with retirement and economic growth. Despite the importance of this issue, this question is not easily answered.

The workshop will bring together researchers to present recent research on ageing and human capital.

Academic, Gerontologist, Policy Analyst, Public Health Expert, Public Servant, Social Scientist
2015 Smoking Science Summit
United Kingdom

2015 Smoking Science Summit

Tuesday, 19 May 2015 09:00 - Thursday, 21 May 2015 17:00 London, United Kingdom

This international event will discuss the latest research related to the science of smoking, smoking cessation and the impact of smoking (social, economic, health and environmental).

Chest Physician, Health Economist, Health Services Researcher, Physician Researcher, Policy Analyst, Public Health Expert, Public Health Worker, Public Servant
Children: Food and Environment
United States

Children: Food and Environment

February 4-6, 2015 Austin, Texas

Engage in an event that explores

How the interaction between food and environmental factors affect children’s health

Micro-level factors such as nutrient-mediated microbiome effects

Macro-level influences such as contaminants rising from modern food production practices

Policy, regulatory, and further research implications

Who Should Attend

Research scientists, epidemiologists, public health and health care professionals, and students in all related disciplines

Allied Health Professional, Epidemiologist, Microbiologist, Nutritionist, Pediatrician, Physician, Physician Researcher, Policy Analyst, Public Health Expert, Public Health Worker, Public Servant, Toxicologist
2015 Food Safety Summit
United States

2015 Food Safety Summit

April 28-30, 2015 Baltimore, Maryland

The Food Safety Summit is a solutions based conference and expo designed to meet the educational and information needs of the entire food industry including growers, processors, retailers, distributors, foodservice operators, regulators and academia.

The Summit attracts industry professionals to learn from expert speakers and trainers, exchange ideas, find solutions to your current job challenges and engage in the valuable opportunities the Summit has to offer.

Valuable Opportunities for Attendees:

3 full days of education offering interactive solutions and tools

Knowledge you can implement immediately

Specialized training and certification courses

Industry solution providers demonstrating the latest tools and technologies on the Exhibit Hall floor

Network and collaborate with food safety professionals representing the entire supply chain

Extended Exhibit Hall hours - 7 dedicated hours with no session overlap + increased hours each afternoon to continue your conversations

Policy Analyst, Public Health Expert, Public Health Worker, Public Servant
7th International Conference on Health Issues in Arab Communities

7th International Conference on Health Issues in Arab Communities

March 1-7, 2015 Muscat, Oman

Since its inception in 1989, the ACCESS Community Health & Research Center has become the largest and most comprehensive Arab community-based health and mental health center in North America.

About the Arab Health Conference

Arab Americans share a cultural and linguistic heritage, as well as common risk factors and disease patterns tied to their Arab ancestry. As is the case for other immigrant groups, when Arab populations settle in areas such as the United States, Canada, Australia and Europe, they experience socioeconomic transformations, changes in lifestyle, and educational factors that lead to a change in the prevalence of disease, marked by the emergence of chronic illnesses.

In collaboration with The Ministry of Health of the Sultanate of Oman and our national and  international partners, the upcoming conference adds an international perspective by convening local, national and international medical practitioners and public health and mental health professionals at a scientific forum dedicated to addressing the social determinants of health, the impact of genetics on health and chronic disease, and issues associated with quality of health care, ethics and palliative care in Arab communities around the world.

Community Activist, Health Services Researcher, Nurse, Nurse Researcher, Physician, Physician Researcher, Policy Analyst, Public Health Expert, Public Health Worker, Public Servant