From 21 to 24 January will be held in Prague, Czech Republic, the `Medical Cannabis and Cannabinoids: Policy, Science and Medical Practice´ Conference. This event is intended to policy makers, policy activists and scientists, researchers in medical cannabis and cannabinoids, medical professionals, patients and patients’ rights protection organizations.
FLAD is launching a call for 3-4 year project grants on basic and translational health sciences for researchers working in Portugal developing a collaborative effort with researchers in USA. The objective of the FLAD grants is to increase the competitiveness of Portuguese research groups, by providing support for collaborative research projects with leading USA groups. All research areas in biomedical sciences will be considered eligible for funding.
The second Horizon 2020 call for proposals, offering the EU-funded Innovative Training Networks (ITN) a total of €370 million, opens today. This scheme aims to train a new generation of creative, entrepreneurial and innovative early-stage researchers.
The IV National Congress of Public Health will take place on 2 and 3 October in Lisbon Forum, (former Cinema Roma). This year the issues under discussion focus on the burden posed by chronic noncommunicable diseases and the challenge that they raise, particularly in terms of their prevention and control; and the risks that constitute the emerging vector-borne diseases, or reemerging, as well as the connection with climate change.
18th Portuguese Congress on Obesity will be held 24-26 October at Hotel Meliá in Aveiro, under the slogan `Old Myths, New Aliados´. The deadline for abstract submission closes on September 5th, 2014, inclusive.
In July 2014, the Decree-Law no. 110/2014 came into force, in the Official Gazette, establishing the Fund for Health Research under the Ministry of Health. The aim focuses on the strengthening of research activities for the protection, promotion and improvement of people\'s health in order to obtain health gains.
The American Public Health Association is now accepting abstracts for the 142nd APHA Annual Meeting and Exposition.
The theme of the meeting is Healthography: How Where you Live Affects Your Health and Well-being
Alda Sousa, Member of the European Parliament (GUE-NGL), will visit ISPUP on the 25th of November for a debate on the European Council\'s proposal for a regulation on clinical trials on medicinal products for human use.