Navigation Links
Symposium in Washington with world-leading scientists
Date:9/24/2010

The Nobel Prize, the correlation between genes and lifestyle, and the ability of the brain to repair itself are three of the topics that will be discussed at an international symposium today at the Swedish embassy, the House of Sweden, in Washington DC. The symposium has been arranged by Karolinska Institutet in collaboration with the Fogarty International Center at the National Institutes of Health (NIH), and the Swedish embassy in Washington.

"The US is the world's leading nation for research. This is why, of course, it has been very productive for us to collaborate with several American universities, colleges and scientists through the years. And Karolinska Institutet has also made significant and valuable contributions", says Professor Harriet Wallberg-Henriksson, President of Karolinska Institutet in her opening speech.

The theme of the symposium is "Medical Research and Public Health". Nobel Prize laureate Professor Jack Szostak is keynote speaker, with a presentation entitled "The Origin of Life".

Another speaker during the symposium is Professor Hans Jrnvall, who will describe the work of selecting the Nobel Prize-winners in physiology or medicine. Professor Hans Jrnvall was previously secretary of the Nobel Committee, which investigates proposed Nobel laureates, and the Nobel Assembly, which selects the winning candidate and consists of 50 professors from Karolinska Institutet.

Professor Nancy Pedersen will describe the unique Swedish Twin Registry, which allows scientists to investigate how heredity and environment influence diseases. Scientists have used the Swedish Twin Registry, for example, to show that environment and lifestyle play greater roles in the development of cancer than heredity plays.

Epidemiology research in Sweden also enjoys unique advantages. Professor Henrik Grnberg will talk about the Swedish system of population registration and how careful use of personal registration and sickness registers has made Sweden the best country in the world for studying the causes and risk factors of disease. Equivalent studies are not possible in, for example, the US, where population statistics are not as accurate or reliable. It is for this reason that the National Institutes of Health fund close to 25 research projects in Sweden.

Results will also be presented during the symposium showing how modern diagnosis and treatment can help patients with brain damage. Professor Torkel Klingberg will describe how the brain can actually be repaired, and Professor Laura Fratiglioni will explain how aging affects the brain.

The symposium is part of the bicentennial celebrations of Karolinska Institutet, and part of the initiative taken by the Swedish embassy during the spring of 2010, "Health and Care". The Swedish embassy in Washington is housed within the House of Sweden, which was designed by architects Gert Wingrdh and Tomas Hansen in the modern Scandinavian style.


'/>"/>

Contact: Sabina Bossi
sabina.bossi@ki.se
46-852-486-066
Karolinska Institutet
Source:Eurekalert

Related medicine news :

1. Mayo Clinic Center for Innovation to sponsor a collaborative symposium on innovations in health care experience and delivery
2. Media registration for 22nd EORTC-NCI-AACR Symposium
3. SMOS shines at symposium
4. Call for Media: ESAs Living Planet Symposium, Bergen, June 28 - July 2
5. Childhood Obesity Institute Symposium at Children's National Medical Center Zeroes in on the Importance of Multi-Disciplinary Approach to Curb Childhood Obesity
6. BMEGateway's 20th Anniversary Insurance Symposium considered a “Tremendous” Success
7. Lumenis Announced Today it is Sponsoring the Endometriosis Foundation of America's Symposium 'Advancing the Art and Science of Endometriosis: Stem Cells to Radical Excision Surgery'
8. Symposium focuses on patient safety in CT scanning
9. Nurse/tech symposium at TCT 2010 will address complex issues in the cardiac cath lab
10. Rutgers and the Prostate Net host prostate cancer symposium, May 15
11. Terumo Medical Corporation Announces its Program for the Global Embolization Symposium and Technologies (GEST) Meeting
Post Your Comments:
*Name:
*Comment:
*Email:
(Date:10/13/2017)... ... , ... Global Healthcare Management’s 4th Annual Kids Fun Run brought out many ... event, sponsored by Global Healthcare Management’s CEO, Jon Letko, is aimed at getting kids ... of all ages; it is a non-competitive, non-timed event, which is all about having ...
(Date:10/13/2017)... , ... October 13, 2017 , ... “The Journey: From ... every danger possible to save lost souls in the Philippines. “The Journey: From the ... is a dedicated teacher of the Bible. She has taught all ages and currently ...
(Date:10/12/2017)... LA (PRWEB) , ... October 12, 2017 , ... Planet ... in the U.S., announced today its plans to open a flagship location in Covington, ... occupy the former Rooms To Go store next to Office Depot in the Holiday ...
(Date:10/12/2017)... ... 2017 , ... Asante, a nationally recognized health system in ... existing home health joint venture through an agreement, effective October 1, 2017, to ... home health company with Asante, delivering clinically integrated care, for the past eight ...
(Date:10/12/2017)... ... October 12, 2017 , ... Leading pediatric oncology experts ... Washington, D.C., for the 49th Congress of the International Society of Paediatric Oncology ... of the Center for Cancer and Blood Disorders at Children’s National, and ...
Breaking Medicine News(10 mins):
(Date:10/12/2017)... Oct. 12, 2017 West Pharmaceutical Services, ... solutions for injectable drug administration, today announced that it ... opens on Thursday, October 26, 2017, and will follow ... business expectations at 9:00 a.m. Eastern Time. To participate ... (International). The conference ID is 94093362. ...
(Date:10/10/2017)... 10, 2017  NDS received FDA 510(k) clearance in May 2017 ... display stand specifically designed for endoscopy environments. An innovative secondary monitor ... clinical solution to support the improvement of patient outcomes, procedural efficiency, ... ... ...
(Date:10/4/2017)... the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), influenza vaccination should ... helping communities across Massachusetts , Connecticut ... shots through the end of the month. *Some exclusions apply ... ... is by the end of October, according to the Centers for Disease ...
Breaking Medicine Technology: