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Multimorbidity, usually defined as the co-occurrence of two or more chronic conditions in one person, has become the norm rather than the exception in primary care patients and is set to become more prevalent as our populations age. Multimorbidity is therefore a growing concern in our society and a challenge facing patients, health professionals and health systems' sustainability. Using interactive formats, this conference will provide a unique opportunity for healthcare professionals, researchers, policy-makers, professionals from the pharmaceutical and ICT industry,…
Thursday, 17 September 2015 10:24

2nd conference on European Reference Networks

DG Health and Food Safety will organise the “2nd conference on European Reference Networks” on 8-9 October 2015 in Lisbon, Portugal. This 2nd conference, hosted by the Ministry of Health of Portugal, is an event organised in the frame of of the Luxembourgish EU Presidency. Objectives The aim of the conference is to discuss and raise awareness on the state of the art on the organisation of highly specialised networks and centres of expertise across the EU, to present the…
During the OIV scientific session of the “Health and Safety” Commission, several interesting topics were presented. Dr. Imke Reeseexplained that adverse reactions after drinking wine are commonly reported. However, in most reports reproducibility of these reactions is not addressed, which leaves it unclear whether these reactions are in fact adverse reactions in an allergological sense. Often an objective convincing history as well as a thorough diagnostic workup to identify the underlying mechanism is lacking, resulting in purely subjective reports. Sulfites…
The conference on Food Safety and Nutrition in 2050 – organised by Directorate-General for Health and Food Safety of the European Commission – provides an opportunity for dialogue among global stakeholders on the emerging challenges to the food chain and the role of future policy-making in addressing those challenges. The conference will also provide the opportunity to foster a dialogue on consumers' expectations for safe, nutritious, quality and sustainable food and the role of food science, technology and innovation in…
The Conference will be an international dialogue on sound strategies on nutrition, and promotion of better nutrition through food information. Key international actors on nutrition strategy will describe their experiences on these interconnected topics and identify 'hot' issues and current challenges. They will exchange views on their visions for the future through a debate on current policies as well as engage with the public. The main topics will be: International dialogue on Nutrition and food information Food information to consumers…

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