Events : Managing the Health Challenges associated with Modern Lifestyles in Asia
Unilever, in association with Singapore Institute for Clinical Sciences, A*STAR would like to invite you to a Symposium 'Managing the Health Challenges associated with Modern Lifestyle in Asia'.
The aims of the Symposium are -
1. To understand the impact of lifestyle factors and trends across the lifecourse (from conception to old age) on diabetes and CVD in Asia
2. To explore potential solutions needed to prevent the effect of these challenges on the health and weath in Asia
This will be achieved via key presentations by world renowned scientists in the symposium as well as posters, stalls and videos in an exhibition hall within the Symposium venue.
This two day Symposium will be held on Monday 20th September and Tuesday 21st September 2010 at Biopolis in Singapore. The Symposium will attract attendees from various fields such as healthcare professionals, public health workers, non-governmental organisations, policy makers, insurers and industry representatives.
We would be delighted if you could attend this Symposium. We look forward to seeing you!
Day 1 - Monday 20th September 2010, 11:00 to 5:15pm
Day 2 - Tuesday 21st September 2010, 9:00 to 4:45pm
Breakthrough & Discovery Threatrettes
Matrix Building Level 4, Biopolis
30 Biopolis Drive, Singapore 138671
Event website: http://unilever-symposium.com/
Mon, 26 Apr 2010
Events : Keystone Symposia: Developmental Origins and Epigenesis in Human Health and Disease
Organized by Judith Swain of Singapore Institute for Clinical Sciences,
Peter D. Gluckman of the University of Auckland,
Michael Meaney of McGill University and
Anne Ferguson-Smith of the University of Cambridge,
the conference will feature a keynote address by Adrian P. Bird of the University of Edinburgh on the evening of Monday, April 26, followed by three days of informative plenaries, short talks and poster sessions.
Developmental plasticity results from the interplay of fetal environment and genetic factors. There is considerable data to indicate that these interactions play an important role in the susceptibility of the individual to the development of chronic diseases such as diabetes and obesity and to the cognitive capacity of that individual. Evidence suggests that gene/environment interactions may result in epigenetic changes that not only indicate susceptibility to chronic disease, but may play a causative role in the processes. The specific nature of the signaling pathways that dictate these susceptibilities and capacities is not known. This symposium is designed to explore experimental models of development, to understand the role of epigenetics in regulating important signaling pathways and to examine the relationship of the fetal environment to normal development and the susceptibility to chronic disease.
The meeting is organized in collaboration with Singapore’s Agency for Science, Technology and Research (A*STAR).
Early Registration Deadline – 26 February, 2010
For more information including the full meeting program, please visit http://www.keystonesymposia.org/10D1.
For a meeting flyer, visit http://keystonesymposia.org/media/pdfs/2010_D1_Flyer.pdf.