Today, March 24, 2008, is the World Tuberculosis Day that aims to inform the public about tuberculosis which affects a great number of people around the world every year but can be treated with the right medication.
The Institute of Preventive Medicine Environmental and Occupational Health was one of the partners of the three-year long European project "DIRERAF-Development of Public Health Indicators for Reporting Environmental/ Occupational Risks Related to Agriculture and Fishery". The project's outputs and recommendations were presented with great success at a press conference that took place in Athens, on January 14.
A successful course regarding scientific writing entitled "Getting your research published: a course in medical writing" was organised for the second time by Prolepsis, with the kind support of Novartis Oncology, and took place on September 7-8, 2007 at Divani Apollon Hotel.
The open lecture entitled "Cancer: Strategies and Priorities for Prevention" organized by Prolepsis with the kind support of Novartis Oncology took place on September 6th, at Aegli Zappiou. The event was characterized as very successful. A large audience attended the lecture of Dr Graham Colditz, Niess-Gain Professor in the School of Medicine and Associate Director Prevention and Control, Alvin J. Siteman Cancer Center, Washington University School of Medicine. The lecture also attracted great interest from the Greek Mass Media, through coverage during prime time TV news and articles in high- circulation newspapers.
Prolepsis sponsored by Novartis Oncology, organizes an open lecture with Graham A. Colditz, MD, DrPH, Niess-Gain Professor in the School of Medicine, Department of Surgery and Associate Director Prevention and Control, Alvin J. Siteman Cancer Center, Washington University School of Medicine entitled "Cancer: Strategies and priorities for prevention".
A pilot course in the framework of the European project with the title European Training for Health Professionals on Rapid Response to Health Threats was organized in Athens between the 23rd and the 25th of May 2007. The main objective of the ETHREAT pilot course was to receive feedback from trainers and trainees in order to improve the educational package that is the major deliverable of the project.
The meeting took place in Athens on the 25th and 26thof February 2007 and Prolepsis participated in the meeting as one of the project partners.