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ASSET is close to its conclusion and a concluding conference will be held in Rome, on October 30-31, to present all the main outcomes of the project. This event will take place at the hotel NH Roma Leonardo Da Vinci and will be targeted to a selected audience of EU stakeholders and policy makers. It is conceived as a mobilization and mutual learning event at local, national and international levels on Science in Society related issues in epidemics and pandemics.

Wednesday, November 16, 2016 (All day)

Public engagement that sets citizens and stakeholders as co-designers and collaborators of R&I activities can contribute to more dynamic and responsible governance of research and innovation. Public Engagement for Research, Practice and Policy conference, to be organized on November 16-17 in Brussels, calls for experts, stakeholders, policy-makers, entrepreneurs, researchers, regional authorities and Commission officials to a joint discussion on this theme.

Wednesday, September 28, 2016 - 09:00

The fifth edition of the Science Policy Flu Summit will be held on 28 September 2016 at the International Press Centre in the heart of European Quarter in Brussels. Building on ESWI’s rich history of working with partner organizations, this year’s Summit will showcase successful collaborations in different fields such as travel medicine, the protection of diabetes patients and asthma patients, and the role of healthcare professionals in flu prevention.

Saturday, July 30, 2016 - 15:00

The Verbier Festival, the most famous classical music international event in Switzerland, will host an ASSET event on July 30th 2016, a public workshop dedicated to Science and Music. Moreover, a "Conference&concert" open to the general public will be organized alternating talks about epidemics/infectious diseases and a piano concert by an international artist.

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Sunday, April 24, 2016 (All day)

European Immunization Week (EIW) is celebrated across the WHO European Region every April. It aims to raise awareness of the importance of immunization for people’s health and well-being. Activities in 2016 will focus on the progress and challenges in the Region’s concerted effort to eliminate measles and rubella. EIW is going to be celebrate on 24-30 April 2016. 

Wednesday, June 15, 2016 (All day)

The second edition of the ASSET Summer School will be held at the Istituto Superiore di Sanità (ISS) in Rome, Italy from June 15 to 17, 2016.

Pandemics and other major infectious disease outbreaks management requires a multidisciplinary approach and the ASSET Summer School focuses on

Tuesday, April 19, 2016 - 09:00

The Preparedness Summit is the premier national conference in the field of public health and healthcare preparedness and one of the only cross-disciplinary learning opportunities to address issues such as global health security.

The goal of the Preparedness Summit is to provide a venue where participants are exposed to current information, research findings, and practical tools to enhance the participants’ capabilities to plan and prepare for, respond to, and recover from disasters and other public health emergencies.

Friday, February 12, 2016 - 09:00

Severe pandemics due to highly‐transmissible viruses continue to threaten the world in the 21st century. In a tightly interconnected world, infectious disease outbreaks can adversely affect economic growth, trade, tourism, business and industry, and social stability as well as public and population health. Public health authorities and researchers now collect data from many sources, and analyze these data together to estimate the incidence and prevalence of different health conditions, as well as related risk factors.

Wednesday, March 2, 2016 - 09:00

The 17th International Congress on Infectious Diseases (ICID) will encompass all aspects of infectious diseases with particular attention to the major challenges in the South Asia region (such as HIV, tuberculosis, pneumonia and the enteric infections typhoid fever and diarrhea) and a focus on disease prevention and vaccination. In addition, the significant challenges of neglected tropical diseases will be discussed.

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Saturday, December 5, 2015 - 09:00

Under the umbrella of Abdus Salam Research Forum (a project of Nazarat Taleem Rabwah), the International Conference on Infectious Diseases will encompass important aspects of infectious diseases with particular attention being paid to the major challenges of the region including zoonotic diseases, malaria, tuberculosis, typhoid fever and diarrhea. In addition the increasing threat of nosocomial infections will be discussed in this meeting. 

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Health system analysis to support capacity development in response to the threat of pandemic influenza in Asia
Making society an active participant in water adaptation to global change
Public Participation in Developing a Common Framework for Assessment and Management of Sustainable Innovation
Effective communication in outbreak management: development of an evidence-based tool for Europe
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Assessment of the current pandemic preparedness and response tools, systems and practice at national, EU and global level in priority areas
Analysis of innovative public engagement tools and instruments for dynamic governance in the field of Science in Society
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Computing Veracity – the Fourth Challenge of Big Data
Providing infrastructure, co-ordination and integration of existing clinical research networks on epidemics and pandemics
Creating mechanisms for effectively tackling the scientific and technology related challenges faced by society
Improving respect of ethics principles and laws in research and innovation, in line with the evolution of technologies and societal concerns
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