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The European Commission's Scientific Panel for Health (SPH) is a science-led expert group based on the provisions of the Horizon 2020 Specific Programme, which is tasked with helping to achieve better health and wellbeing for all.

The Panel's main roles are to provide foresight and overall vision and strategy, as well as to identify bottlenecks to innovation and propose solutions in the area of health and biomedical research.

The Scientific Panel for Health has set out a vision for the future of health and biomedical research including input received during the 2016 forum 'Better Research for Better Health' organized by the European Commission and the Scientific Panel for Health.

From further stakeholder's consultation important topics were identified that will be the focus of the next forum to be organized with the European Commission on June 9th in Brussels, 'Health Research in a Connected and Participative Society'. The forum will in particular address the participation of society in health research and policy, and the synergies between health research and health care.

The SPH wishes to build an ambitious future for health research in Europe. The forum with the European Commission is an opportunity to participate in the debate to which you are warmly invited.

The full program will be published shortly, but please, already save the date in your agenda.

Responsible research: How to deal with animals and ICT in science – an ethical approach.

This Workshop aims to provide the participants with insights on ethical aspects of the use of ICT and animals in science and research.

Designated discussion rounds will provide the possibility for participants to interact with faculty and deepen the understanding of the topics addressed.

Science Café with Gorazd B. Stokin is an unconventional open discussion on research in the field of the Alzheimer's disease, learning, memory and their failure.

Our guest is a recognized scientist working in the field of neurology. His work is dedicated to Alzheimer's disease, especially to its early stage. He holds the position of Chair at the International Clinical Research Center within St. Anne's University Hospital Brno (FNUSA-ICRC).

Dr. Stokin also participated in developing the Slovenian national strategy for improving the care of patients suffering from dementia.

Science Café is a forum for discussion of current work and interesting scientific issues. It aims to be informal and accessible.

Anyone can participate; speaker is there to be questioned and to talk about his work.

Image of an woman and girl with Down syndromeWorld Down Syndrome Day on 21 March 2017 raises awareness and informs policymaking and action at all levels of society. For its part, the EU has been a major funder of projects and initiatives aimed at promoting inclusion, boosting knowledge and improving the lives of people with Down syndrome and their families.

SMi's 7th annual conference on Biobanking will bring together Europe’s leading biorepositories, regulatory bodies + scientific pioneers to strengthen knowledge in biosample management as well as explore future advances in areas such as mobile bio-banking and cloud based sample management.

Understanding the ethical and regulatory framework as well as the impact of the General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) on collaborative science in Europe will be a major focus.

Plus, don’t miss keynote addresses from a selection of European biobanks currently adding value to clinical research through successful biobanking strategies including the European Sperm Bank, UK Biobank, UCL Baby Biobank, Auria Biobank and more. Exclusive updates from the European Commission and NIBSC-MHRA, will be just some of the event highlights for 2017.

Join us this June to stay at the forefront of Biobanking developments in the 21st Century and address relevant and critical issues on how to improve your biobanking practice

E-Rare, the ERA-Net for Research Programmes on Rare Diseases will organize a workshop on data sharing and harmonization in order to promote these issues in the rare disease research community.

The workshop will take place on the 4th of May 2017 in Berlin, Germany at the Ramada Hotel (Alexanderplatz). The conference sessions will be composed of plenary session, round table discussion and hands on session to discuss the following topics in relation to rare diseases research:

    • Application of the data sharing policies and recommendations by the researchers • Data sharing and harmonization tools and platforms • Integrating, tools, platforms and patients participation: what is desirable and how to get there? • « Hands on » experience.

The number of places is limited!

The deadline for registration is 7 of April 2017.

GLOBAL VALUE is launching a toolkit based on three years of research on corporate impact measurement & management between 12-14 June 2017. Join the virtual launch and participate in exciting live sessions, keynotes, webcasts and group chats.

Find out what the Sustainable Development Goals are and how they are relevant to your organization.

Explore tools and guidance on how to measure your sustainability impacts and manage for global value.

Get to know the GLOBAL VALUE toolkit with plenty of resources to get you started. T

he event is free of charge and open to all stakeholders.

image of the doctor measuring patient blood pressureEuropean researchers have identified a novel approach to prevent the growth of cancer tumours and inhibit them from spreading, potentially leading to highly effective treatments with fewer side effects.
image of gloved hand holding bacteria growing in a petri dishesThe use and misuse of antibiotics has accelerated the emergence of drug-resistant bacterial strains, threatening our ability to treat common diseases. EU-funded research has shed new light on the mechanisms behind these microbial mutations, with implications for our understanding of diseases and resistance to treatment.

Interested parties are invited to participate in the Nightingale Open Market Consultation meeting, which seeks to inform and prepare companies for the upcoming call for tender on 1 November; as well as gather feedback and suggestions from potential bidders.

The Nightingale project, made up of doctors, nurses and engineers with expertise on managing deteriorating patients and delivering innovation in healthcare, want to design wearable technology that can continuously monitor patients’ vital signs as well as ensuring early warning of actual deterioration in and out of hospital.

Once the design stage is complete Nightingale will challenge health/medical technology companies to produce a robust monitoring and communication device that connect patients, carers and health professionals.

Potential bidders can access a questionnaire from www.nightingale-h2020.eu and those received before the OMC meeting will help shape the agenda.

14 expert speakers from across Europe will summarize the most relevant scientific information for practitioners to implement into their daily work. A complete take-home compendium, including all presentations, will be handed out at the congress.

Flexible polymer substrate with dispenser printed structures made from silver and an intrinsically conductive polymer acting as thermoelectric materialFinding a common purpose: EU researchers harness waste heat in new ways

3rd International Conference on Lipid Science & Technology is going to be held in Rome, Italy during December 11-12, 2017.

Lipid Conferences will lay a platform for world-class Lipidologists, Professors, Doctors, Biochemists, Molecular biologists and Scientists to discuss an approach for lipidomics. So, Lipids 2017 welcomes the Professors, Research scholars, Industrial Professionals, Pharmaceutical Researchers, physicians and student delegates from lipids field and healthcare sectors to be part of it.

Lipids 2017 Conference is an unquestionable requirement to join as it will give an inside and out perspective of world-class, interdisciplinary examination dialog from fundamental science scientists through clinical specialists to end up pioneers in exploration on lipid digestion system and its connection to cardiovascular sickness, diabetes, weight, atherosclerosis, metabolic disorders, immunological illnesses, and disease and so forth.

Picture of happy family during the meal in the gardenDiabetes is a global health threat. Three EU-funded projects are testing community-based approaches to prevention and management of the disease in Europe, Asia and Africa.

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