Under the main theme of 'Securing health in Europe. Balancing priorities, sharing responsibilities' the 18th European Health Forum Gastein will cover topics such as mHealth and eHealth, chronic disease management and countries’ preparedness to health threats. The First Programme Announcement has now been published. http://goo.gl/6mr09j
Current health systems need to safeguard past gains in health while responding to new threats and opportunities which call for a strengthened European public health response.
Though public health security remains high on the agenda, effective health systems go beyond that and are challenged also to engage with issues that lie outside the health sector. Functioning social systems and a resilient economy strongly contribute to a healthy Europe.
The focus of the European Health Forum Gastein 2015 will be on topics like health system performance, pricing of medicines and health security, including health threat responses, European development aid and health policy development.
The overarching question behind it all is how to maintain and improve the health of European citizens. As every year, we expect high-level speakers for the sessions and plenaries, ranging from European Commission officials to World Health Organization representatives and ministers of health; keynote speaker will be Richard Horton.
In keeping with our established tradition contributors and participants will come from all four EHFG pillars: Government and administration, science and academia, industry, as well as from civil society.
For the first time in EHFG history we will have a Thursday plenary in addition to our opening and closing sessions. The special focus of its panel debate is to be on the ‘Health in All Policies’ approach, which will be discussed by high-level European Commission representatives from a number of different Directorate-Generals.
Information on conference sessions will be regularly updated on our website http://www.ehfg.org.
The European Health Forum Gastein 2015 will take place from 30th September to 2nd October 2015 in Bad Hofgastein, Austria. Online registration for the conference is open. Look out for the early bird fee until 17th July.
Lisa Bornscheuer | idw - Informationsdienst Wissenschaft
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A warming planet
Our brains house extremely complex neuronal circuits, whose detailed structures are still largely unknown. This is especially true for the so-called cerebral cortex of mammals, where among other things vision, thoughts or spatial orientation are being computed. Here the rules by which nerve cells are connected to each other are only partly understood. A team of scientists around Moritz Helmstaedter at the Frankfiurt Max Planck Institute for Brain Research and Helene Schmidt (Humboldt University in Berlin) have now discovered a surprisingly precise nerve cell connectivity pattern in the part of the cerebral cortex that is responsible for orienting the individual animal or human in space.
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