In celebration of Newborn Screening Awareness Month in September, NBSTRN is excited to host its annual 2022 Newborn Screening Research Summit: Newborn Screening Research: Efforts to Understand Genetic Information and Novel Technologies in Screening, Diagnosis & Treatment on September 28-29, 2022, from 12-5pm (EST). The event is free, but you must register at https://nbstrn.org/2022-nbs-research-summit
- Eunice Kennedy Shriver National Institute of Child Health and Human Development (NICHD), National Institutes of Health, Department of Health and Human Services
The AFFI Food Safety Forum convened more than 400 global food safety professionals, research experts and food safety policy leaders to discuss detection methods related to foodborne non-cultivable pathogens, their limitations, and how current risk assessment science can be used to support these methods and inform regulatory and public health policy.
- AFFI Food Safety Forum
Researchers have developed a new laser-based technique that can simultaneously perform lidar and remote chemical measurements. Lidar, which stands for light detection and ranging, uses a laser to measure distances, or ranges. Adding chemical information to lidar measurements could be useful for applications like remote chemical mapping, detecting trace amounts of chemicals, monitoring industrial processes and quality control. Samanta from Nokia Bell Labs will present the research at the Frontiers in Optics + Laser Science Conference (FiO LS).
- Frontiers in Optics + Laser Science Conference
Researchers have developed a new end-to-end neural network that can speed up the reconstruction of holographic images. Unlike other deep learning techniques, the approach can be used on samples not encountered during training, making it particularly useful for label-free holographic biomedical imaging. Hanlong Chen and Aydogan Ozcan will present the research at the Frontiers in Optics + Laser Science Conference (FiO LS).
- Frontiers in Optics + Laser Science Conference
National Comprehensive Cancer Network’s #NCCNPolicy Summit, featuring White House Moonshot Coordinator and representatives from CDC, NCI, and USPSTF, examines critical need for improvements in cancer prevention and early detection across the United States.
A study led by City of Hope, one of the largest cancer research and treatment organizations in the United States, found that Black women with Stage 1 or 2 breast cancer were almost three times more likely than white women to have tumor shrinkage from hormone therapy delivered prior to surgery, yet Black women were more likely than their white counterparts to have worse outcomes when this type of endocrine therapy before surgery was used at a later stage of disease. The results will be presented at the virtual 15th AACR Conference on the Science of Cancer Health Disparities in Racial/Ethnic Minorities and the Medically Underserved, held Sept. 16 to 19, 2022.
A project led by the Universitat Oberta de Catalunya (UOC) and involving Barcelona City Council, the Global Institute of Neurodevelopment Integrated Care (IGAIN) and LEMUR urban emergency laboratory aims to improve public spaces in cities to benefit neurodivergent children – minority groups of children with neurological differences, and children with autism spectrum disorder (ASD) in particular. The initiative, called ASD-BCNeuroinclusiva: activating spaces with neurodivergent group and funded by the European Union's New European Bauhaus program, aims to provide solutions to create more inclusive spaces for this group.
In order to answer this critical question, a dedicated session will be organized during the 9th Annual Meeting of the International Society of Microbiota, taking place on 19-21 October 2022 at Sorbonne University in Paris, France and Online. Targeting Microbiota 2022 will put together many complementary topics, controversies and clinical advances – from oral microbiota, to gut microbiota as well as vaginal microbiota.
- 9th World Congress on Targeting Microbiota
JST will hold their 2nd International Symposium on Cybernetic Avatars on September 30, 2022 in Kyoto and online. It focuses on cybernetic avatars that will allow anyone to augment their physical, cognitive, and perceptional capabilities and participate actively in society. Registration opens now.
Improving brain health at every stage of life, from a person’s earliest years of development to their oldest years, is the focus of a new national effort by the American Academy of Neurology (AAN), the world’s largest association of neurologists and neuroscience professionals. To mark this effort, the AAN worked with U.S. Representatives Earl Blumenauer (D-Oregon) and Morgan Griffith (R-Virginia) to introduce a resolution to designate September 15, 2022, as “National Brain Health Day,” the same day top neurologists and health officials are gathering at the first-ever AAN Brain Health Summit.
The 2022 Europlanet Science Congress (EPSC) will take place at the Palacio de Congresos de Granada, Spain, from 18-23 September 2022. The meeting this year will take place as a joint event with the European Astrobiology Network Association (EANA), bringing together planetary scientists and researchers working on the possibility of life beyond the Earth. Details of press briefings to be held during the week are now available at https://www.europlanet-society.org/final-media-invitation-and-media-briefings/
- European Commission
- Europlanet Science Congress (EPSC) 2022