UPDATE DIAGNOSTICO-TERAPEUTICO IN NEUROFISIOLOGIA CLINICA: NEUROPATIE E NEURONOPATIE. XIX EDIZIONE – 19-20-21 Febbraio 2015

Obiettivi: In Italia esistono attualmente numerosi Servizi di Neurofisiologia Clinica che si occupano della diagnostica delle neuropatie periferiche, spesso interagendo con altri specialisti (genetisti, immunologi, internisti, ecc.). Questo approccio multidisciplinare può portare nella pratica clinica all’utilizzo di percorsi diagnostici disomogenei e/o a interventi terapeutici assistenziali complessi e costosi, talora inappropriati. Scopo di questo incontro è quello di mettere a confronto vari esperti nel campo delle neuroscienze (genetisti, immunologi, clinici e neurofisiologi) al fine di identificare specifici percorsi diagnostico-terapeutici per le neuropatie periferiche e altre patologie che interessano il sistema nervoso periferico, basati su criteri di medicina basata sull’evidenza. In particolare, nella prima fase dell’evento, saranno presentate le più recenti e moderne tecniche di neurofisiologia clinica ed ultrasonografia usufruendo di dimostrazioni pratiche dirette sugli apparecchi (“a piccoli gruppi”) o mediante discussione di casi clinici. Nella seconda parte verranno invece trattate le differenti forme di neuropatia (ereditarie,
disimmuni, tossiche, ecc.) utilizzando la formula didattica tipo “incontro con esperti”, coordinata da moderatori di chiara esperienza internazionale. L’evento, unico nel suo genere, è rivolto ai medici neurologi interessati alle malattie neuromuscolari, attivi sul territorio o in strutture ospedaliere o universitarie, anche se non
direttamente operanti in centri esperti. La metodologia didattica garantirà una discussione fattiva e informale. Lo scopo finale è quindi quello di omogeneizzare i criteri e le procedure per una diagnosi precoce di neuropatia periferica, fornendo altresì gli elementi più aggiornati del trattamento terapeutico.

Rivolto a:
Medici specialisti e specializzandi in neurologia, medicina fisica e riabilitazione, neurofisiopatologia, ortopedia e traumatologia, geriatria.

Promosso da:
ACCADEMIA NAZIONALE DI MEDICINA
www.accmed.org

TELL ME CONFERENCE Venice, ITALY 4-5 December 2014

TELL ME, Tell You: Bridging Theory And Practice For Effective Communications During Infectious Disease Crises.

TELL ME about the goal of this conference

During this conference, we will present advances in the approach to risk communication and major infectious disease outbreaks. We will present new communication tools and strategies to better involve the public and healthcare providers in the communication process, to ensure that messages reach their target during all phases of the epidemic or pandemic.
TELL ME about the project objectives

TELL ME is an EU-funded project funded, headed by a consortium of a multi-disciplinary team of experts from prestigious institutions in eight countries. The TELL ME project has a strong focus on risk and outbreak communications and population behavioural responses to messages produced by health authorities in the course of a major infectious disease outbreak. An important goal of the project has been to address the challenge of low adherence to non-pharmacological protective measures by people and increasing refusal to vaccination among different segments of the population, a growing trend which could become a major challenge in future epidemics and pandemics.
TELL ME about the project’s innovative aspects

TELL ME has proposed a new participative model for risk communication, which would help public health authorities to secure optimal preparedness for infectious disease threats. This will be achieved by increasing the resilience of all communities during epidemics and pandemics. As part of the products of the TELL ME project, we created a practical guide for outbreak communication, developed an agent-based simulation model for public health officials and decision makers, and prepared an e-learning course for primary healthcare workers.
TELL ME about who should be attending this conference

The target audience for this conference are health policy makers, communications officials and representatives from public health authorities that operate at a international, European, national and local level, healthcare providers, civil servants, the pharmaceutical industry, NGOs and the media.
TELL ME about what is expected from this conference

We expect to present useful communication tools and products that will have an impact in the field of public health and the society at large. Secondly, we will demonstrate how these tools have practical value and potential for use by professionals in the field. Thirdly, we genuinely wish to create a community where knowledge from similar initiatives can be shared and unique viewpoints can be expressed, with the aim of refining our defenses against the continuing threats posed by infectious diseases at regional and international level. Last but not least, we aim to provide messages that will help inform people about the critical aspects of communication for both pharmacological and non-pharmacological interventions during infectious disease threats.

“SEE, TAKE ACTION, CHANGE: Sharing BEAMS’ Results” 3-5 December 2014

Sharing BEAMS’ Results, Models, Methods and Strategies to combat discrimination, racism and xenophobia in Europe

Tackling racist stereotypes in popular culture and devising awareness-raising actions on antidiscrimination and anti-racism have been engaging us, the 16 partners of the BEAMS project, for almost two years now. It took us months to analyze thousands of cultural productions, TV, cinema, music, sports, and other cultural expressions: We involved, interviewed, listened and discussed with over a thousand citizens in open discussion and reflection meetings. We engaged young and less young people in the hundreds during the realization of 20 pilot actions and local events. As a result, the involved citizens produced dozens of cultural productions, videos, art, performances, where they critically review and counter cultural stereotypes that hamper dialogue and increase the potential for racist and discriminatory behaviors. Not only do these activities put into practice the project’s slogan “stop watching, start seeing”, but they go beyond it, they represent “taking action” against stereotypes and discrimination. After two years of intense work, the final event is foreseen as an event open to experts and citizens to showcase the work and the concrete results of the pilot actions and to present and share the overall results, follow up plans of the project to a wide audience. The event will start on Wednesday December 3rd, and will end on Friday December 5th, early afternoon. The BEAMS exhibit will remain open for visitors only by appointment until December 18th, 2014.

For more information:
www.beams-project.eu

EASE&SEE Final conference, Venice (Italy) 28th November 2014

THE INTANGIBLE VALUE. THE SOCIAL IMPACT OF THE ENTERPRISE.

This is the title of the EASE&SEE final conference, which is scheduled for the 28th of November 2014 in Venice, Italy. Aim of the conference is presenting the results of the project and the structured model of cooperation between social enterprises, traditional enterprises and public authority with the support of the financial industry, set up by the project. One special session will be dedicated to the presentation of the new programming period 2014-2020 of EU funds dedicated to Social Innovation. The President of EURICSE will present the first results of the public consultation organized through the Semester of Italian presidency of the EU Council entitled Unlocking the potential of the social economy for EU growth. The conference will end with the Gallery of opportunities for creative, ethical and sustainable enterprises, as a new opportunity for the EASE&SEE stakeholders to meet and discuss ways to cooperate.

For more information:
http://www.easeandsee.eu/news?f_n=41
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