Health news

International Festival of mini-invasive surgery

The International Festival of mini-invasive surgery is held in Moscow on the 25-27th of September in the Moscow Institute of Surgery named after A.V.Vishnevsky. The programme includes lectures, workshops, simulators, videos and certainly communication with professionals. Also the conference may be interesting for you, as the Surgery Robot da Vinci is widely used in this institute.

Fellowships available for World Congress on Pediatric Infectious Diseases

The 8th World Congress on Pediatric Infectious Diseases (WSPID) will be held in Cape Town, South Africa, 19-22 November 2013. The WSPID offers 30 fellowships to participants who submit an abstract to the congress and are accepted. The fellowship will include free registration and reimbursement for up to $1,350 (USD) from the WSPID Foundation for the use of flights/travel and hotel.

Abstracts can be submitted on the following topics:

Controversial influenza transmission studies resumed

After a yearlong halt, transmission studies on H5N1 will resume in Europe. This has been a controversial topic ever since the potential of avian flu for human-to-human spread was discovered last year. Until now the virus does not have the ability to spread from person to person. People contract flu from close contacts with infected birds and this has limited the spread and death tolls.

International symposium on 'Emerging and re-emerging infectious diseases: how prepared are we for a global threat?'

2 March 2013 | Munich, Germany

The symposium is hosted by the Center for International Health of Ludwig Maximilian University, targeting young researchers, doctors, medical students, health professionals and interested.