20 June 2012, Brussels
ENEA in collaboration with CLORA, CNR, KOWI, UNICA and the Santander Group of European Universities network is organizing a one-day information and networking event for researchers to get acquainted with future funding opportunities in the area of pharmaceutical and medical biotechnologies as well as to explore research needs in the specific sector. Moreover there will be time to debate and share experiences and foster cooperation with other institutions.
The aim is to facilitate and get researchers familiar with the various financial opportunities available at European and International level and help them to identify the most appropriate funding instruments where they could apply within their research field.
7-8 June 2012, CNIO Auditorium - Madrid, Spain
• To update recent advances in familial cancer
• To better define the genetic profile of these cancers and the clinical management of families and patients.
• To analyze the impact of the new technologies and their contribution to familial cancer risk.
• General concepts in familial cancer: genetic variants, variants of unknown significance; modifier factors; genetic counseling
• Common cancers: breast cancer and the family of breast cancer genes; selection criteria and clinical management; new treatments; colorectal cancer and prostate cancer; genetic and clinical management.
• Other hereditary syndromes: Familial pheocromocitoma; pancreatic cancer; Birt-Hogg-Dube syndrome; familial melanoma.
• Rare tumors: Fanconi anemia; Dysqueratosis congenital; genetic syndromes of the RAS/MAP pathway; li Fraumeni syndrome.
• New technologies applied to familial cancer studies: Integrative genomic analysis; cancer genome and personalized medicine; whole exome sequencing in the search of high susceptibility genes.
10-11 May 2012, Baltimore
This meeting will bring together experts from the biological industry, academia and regulatory agencies to review the possibility of introducing new selected biomarkers in the assessment of vaccine safety at pre-clinical and early clinical stages (inflammation and early immunological events).
3 April 2012, Brussels
The Conference "European Innovation Partnership on Active and Healthy Ageing: From Plan to Action" will be opened by Vice-President Neelie Kroes and Commissioner John Dalli. The Steering Group of the pilot Innovation Partnership, the European Commission and a plethora of stakeholders in the field of active ageing will together discuss how to move from the planning phase - delivered with the Strategic Implementation Plan - to implementing concrete actions.
9-10 February 2012, Brussels
Diabetes - a ticking time bomb
Diabetes causes severe health complications and is the fifth leading cause of death world-wide. The number of persons suffering from the "type 2" form of this disease is set to rise to some 900 million globally by 2030, with devastating health and economic implications. To counter this sinister scenario, increasing attention is given to research into the environmental and genetic risk factors for diabetes and obesity in specific populations.