The nitric oxide produced by mammalian cells at an appropriate magnitude and timing may serve as a key signaling molecule in physiological processes as diverse as cardiovascular regulation, neuronal communication and host-defense. On the other hand, excessive and unregulated NO synthesis has been implicated as causal or contributing to pathophysiological conditions including many lethal and debilitating diseases of humans. The organizers are convinced that the Symposium will contribute at obtaining new knowledge or insights into the role of the NO in physiological regulatory processes of CVD and CNS disorders.
Employees can be the best-trained, most highly skilled and motivated, best-equipped workers in the world, but if they are not healthy, they will not be fully productive and their employer will suffer competitively. Although employers have failed to see health as a critical component of their human capital in the past, a growing number of companies in Europe are developing health and productivity management programs.
The third World Ageing & Generations Congress - organized by the World Demographic Association - will take place from 6th to 8th September 2007 at the University of St. Gallen.
By 2025 about one-third of Europe's population will be aged 60 years and over. There will be a particularly rapid increase in the number of people aged 80 years and older. The countries of Europe must develop strategies to meet this challenge. Promoting good health and active social participation among older citizens will be crucial to these strategies.
This conference aims at bringing together European stakeholders engaged in promotion of an extended working life for the ageing workforce. It is also an activity linked to The European Year of Equal Opportunities for All and is sponsored by the European Social Fund.
Health and Social Security in a Life Cycle - The Contribution of Prevention and Health Promotion in EuropeBerlin, Germany
The organisers of this event are the Initiative Health and Work (IGA), which is sponsored by the BKK Federal Association of Company Health Insurance Funds, the German Federation of Institutions for Statutory Accident Insurance and Prevention (HVBG) and the AOK Federal Association of Local Health Insurance Funds.
Health promotion has evolved in response to the need to take action on the broad determinants of health. In 1986, the Ottawa Charter established the fundamental guiding principles and values of health promotion and described five strategic action areas to address these determinants.