NEXT – DIABETES 2 – SALA GOLDONI 11th and 12th OCTOBER 2019

Cardiovascular diseases are the leading cause of death for patients with diabetes: among these patients, in fact, the main cardiovascular risk factors are more frequent and result in more serious consequences than the general population.

In the treatment of type 2 diabetes, optimal management of glycemic values ​​is the first level of therapy and represents the foundation of the profession of diabetologist. However, nowadays it appears more and more evident and important for the doctor to evaluate the high impact that cardiovascular diseases have on diabetes and on the management of this disease and consequently, consider this fundamental aspect in choosing the best drug therapy for the diabetic patient.

The new therapeutic options for type 2 diabetes are presented to the diabetologist as innovative solutions able to offer beyond the glycemic control, a proven protection from cardiovascular risk.

Recent studies have evaluated and demonstrated the effects of long-term treatment of some of these drugs on cardiovascular morbidity and mortality.

The most recent Italian guidelines (Italian standards for the treatment of diabetes mellitus 2018) have accepted the new scientific evidence and proposed a new algorithm for the treatment of type 2 diabetes that includes the most important classes of innovative drugs with particular attention to those with proven effectiveness in terms of cardiovascular protection.

A training course was held in our Goldoni Room on 11 and 12 October, which will allow participants to deepen the link between type 2 diabetes and cardiovascular risk, implementing knowledge of the new classes of drugs and their use in patient care diabetic.

The initiative is an interactive training project, of national importance, whose goal is to give the diabetologist the new evidence on type 2 diabetes and cardiovascular protection, with particular regard to the class of SGLT2 inhibitors.

For more information, contact:

ABOUT EVENTS SRL

Tel. 0039 02 89634651

www.aboutevents.eu

 

ENERGY EFFICIENT MORTGAGE INITIATIVE – 26th and 27th SEPTEMBER 2019 EeMAP – EeDaPP

EeMAP aims to create a mortgage financing mechanism through which property owners are encouraged to improve the energy efficiency of their building or acquire an already energy-efficient property at favorable mortgage conditions. The cornerstone of the initiative is the assumption that energy efficiency has a risk mitigation effect for banks due to the impact on the ability of a borrower to lend his loan and on the value of the property, a correlation that EeMAP initiative is currently working to validate.

EeDaPP aims to support the high energy efficiency mortgage financing mechanism by providing a market-driven protocol that facilitates the large-scale collection and processing of data related to high energy efficiency mortgage activities, through a standardized reporting model. In the long term, it will be possible to access the data through a common centralized portal, which allows the continuous monitoring of the performance of high energy efficiency mortgage activities, thus also facilitating the codification of these activities for the purpose of issuing high efficiency bonds energy.

Further information:

European Mortgage Federation – European Covered Bond Council

Rue de la Science 14A, 2nd Floor – B-1040 Brussels – Belgium

Tel. 0032 2 285 4032

mafsar@hypo.org   www.energyefficientmortgages.eu

MIGLIOR CIBO (BEST FOOD) 9th SEPTEMBER 2019 UNIVERSITY IUAV – VENICE

Best CiBO (FOOD).

Improving Organic Organic Cycles: supply chain synergies for integrated agri-food sustainability “is a research project of the Iuav University of Venice financed with FSE funds from the Veneto Region, which explores the possibilities of organic waste recovery in Venice to transform them into Km0 compost, with a view to environmental circularity and urban metabolism, and which intends to exploit the singularity of action between restaurateurs and farmers above all.

The project considers the relationships of circularity between local food production and regenerative management of organic waste as strategic aspects of agro-food and environmental sustainability, and calls for a more extensive rethinking of the short chain in a two-way perspective, not only focused on chain farm-to-table, but also to return table-to-farm.

In particular, we consider it a priority to recover the organic waste from Venetian catering activities to produce quality compost, locally available and accessible, which can be used by agricultural companies operating in the lagoon (or in the immediate hinterland).

We want to co-design a win-win model for all and that contributes to the construction of virtuous local chains: that transform waste into a resource, which reduces the costs (economic and environmental) of transport and treatment, which offers advantageous opportunities for restaurateurs for sustainable disposal of organic waste, making a valuable resource accessible to professional farmers and urban growers. The event includes seminar parts and parts of workshops / collective debossing, a coffee break, a final aperitif and the opportunity to participate in a guided tour of the fifteenth-century complex that hosts us.

Speakers:

– Matelda Reho, Iuav University of Venice

– Sarah Stempfle, Iuav University of Venice

– Giuliana Da Villa, Veritas

– Federico Adolfo, Veritas

– Paolo Silingardi, Achab Group

Further information:

Sarah Stempfle, PhD

Research Fellow

Università Iuav di Venezia 

Dipartimento di Culture del progetto

Ca’ Tron, Santa Croce 1957, 30135 Venezia (Italy)

E-mail: stempfle@iuav.it

Cell: (+39) 3463033896

www.planningclimatechange.org

 

VENICE SUMMER SCHOOL: MECHANISM IN DEVELOPMENT AND EVOLUTION 26th-30th AUGUST 2019

About the EMBO-FEBS Lecture Course

Understanding organismal development and its evolution has been one of the biggest challenges for biology since its earliest beginnings. It is the central aim of developmental biology to elucidate the mechanisms underlying pattern formation and morphogenesis. By extension, evolutionary developmental biology (evo-devo) is also considered a “mechanistic science.” But what exactly is meant by “mechanism” in these contexts? What is a developmental mechanism? What is a “mechanism” in developmental evolution? How do these “mechanisms” contribute to evolutionary change? The answer to these fundamental questions is far from clear. And yet, clarity on this foundational conceptual issue is essential for research progress, not only in development and evolution but far beyond, as the nature of the term “mechanism” determines the questions we ask and the explanations that are accepted as valid in disciplines across the life and cognitive sciences.

We have gathered a select group of world-leading empirical investigators and theoreticians from the field of developmental biology and evo-devo together with modelers and philosophers of biology to discuss what “mechanism” means, and what kind of properties the concept should incorporate to guide productive new research and the integration of developmental biology and evolutionary theory. This integration lies at the very heart of modern biology. Its relevance transcends the scope of evo-devo, since an understanding of the mapping from genotype to phenotype through metabolism, physiology, and development is also crucial in other fields, such as the genetic study of complex disease, or organismal behaviour.

This EMBO|FEBS Lecture Course is mainly aimed at early-stage (PhD or postdoc) empirical and theoretical researchers with a general background and interest in developmental and/or evolutionary biology. More senior investigators are welcome to apply as well. Exceptions can be made for motivated masters students. Participants of previous Venice Summer Schools in Evo-Devo are expressly encouraged to reapply as this course has an entirely different topic. The EMBO|FEBS Lecture Course will equip participants with the conceptual tools to engage in a productive discussion of the notion of “mechanism,” and to relate this notion to their own research questions and explanations.

Further information:

Mrs. Berta VERD – Department of Genetics -University of Cambridge
Downing Street, Cambridge, Cambs CB2 3EH – UK

e-mail:bv291@cam.ac.uk

Tel.: +44 7459 226 443

ART&FRIENDS – WATERCOLOUR COURSE 2nd-6th SEPTEMBER 2019

The ART & FRIENDS GmbH & Co. KG company has organized a watercolor course at our center with the teacher Nicola Maier-Reimer.

For information:

ART&FRIENDS GmbH & Co. KG

Lothringerstrasse 36 – D 44805 BOCHUM

Tel . 0049 234 976 189-0

e-mail: info@artandfriends.com