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  • Public health – there is more to health promotion than just medical care

    Prof. Dorner

    Awareness of how to adopt a healthy lifestyle as well as social and political factors have to be in tune. The real key to keeping people healthy is under discussion by 1,800 public health experts at the 9th European Public Health Conference held at the Austria Center Vienna from 9-12 November 2016. For conditions to improve, health issues need to play a bigger part in both day-to-day life and political decision-making processes.  read more

  • In Austria, three people die from prostate cancer every day – nuclear medicine can help turn the tide

    Beratungsgespräch Prostata

    Prostate cancer is the most common type of cancer among men in Austria. Each year it claims the lives of around 1,150 men in the country – but nuclear medicine-based diagnostics and therapy are already increasing life expectancy. Extending treatment options will be the focus of discussions at the Annual Congress of the European Association of Nuclear Medicine (EANM), which started on Saturday.  read more

  • Breast cancer research: mortality rates falling and individual therapies at the ready 

    Prof. Gnant

    Fewer and fewer women are dying as a result of breast cancer thanks to a combination of improved early detection and the continued development of new and existing therapies. At the St. Gallen Breast Cancer Conference, held at the Austria Center Vienna from 15-18 March, a group of leading international experts drew up and agreed on a set of therapy recommendations that will be used in everyday clinical practice as a guideline for breast cancer therapies. read more

  • Food intolerance – fact or fad? 

    Dr. Moschen

    Gluten, lactose and histamine intolerance: in today’s society it is hard to find anyone that does not have some form of food intolerance.
    From 15-19 October around 9,000 researchers, clinicians and industry representatives will get together at the Austria Center Vienna to discuss the latest scientific findings in this area at United European Gastroenterology’s UEG Week. One of the central focuses of this year’s event is on detecting food allergies and the increasing prevalence of intolerances. Fad, economic driver for the food and beverages industry, or a genuine health concern for today’s generation?  read more

  • Biomarkers for early detection are the key to fighting Parkinson’s and Alzheimer’s

    Prof. Kovacs

    Leading researchers from all over the world are meeting at the 13th International Conference on Alzheimer’s and Parkinson’s Diseases at the Austria Center Vienna to discuss degenerative diseases, their causes, diagnostic processes and therapeutic approaches. read more

  • Each year, one in every thousand Austrians undergoes cardiac surgery


    It is one of the year’s most dramatic stories: 2017 Eurovision Song Contest winner Salvador Sobral is in an intensive care unit, desperately awaiting a donor heart – his life hanging in the balance. Life-saving heart operations such as transplants and valve surgery are the focus of attention in Vienna this week at a major European medical conference at the Austria Center Vienna.  read more

  • EGU: flood defences, natural resources and deflecting incoming asteroids: latest geoscience research presented next week

    Hans Thybo

    Wide range of topics from giant seafloor craters to deflecting incoming asteroids: From 17 to 22 April about 13,000 international delegates will meet at the Austria Center Vienna for the European Geosciences Union (EGU) General Assembly. With a record number of over 16,000 presentations, the meeting will be the largest to date. Inspired by “Active Planet”, the slogan for this year’s event, geoscientists will gather to bring together expertise from individual disciplines. About half of the expected participants are early career scientists. Some research highlights, particularly with Austrian focus, include:  read more

  • Talking elephants and problem-solving birds

    Prof. Fitch

    Speaking at the International Convention of Psychological Science (ICPS) held at the Austria Center Vienna, Prof. Tecumseh Fitch explained the similarities in cognition and linguistic function between animals and humans.  read more

  • “Protect the kidneys, save the heart” – in Austria alone, more than one million people suffer from chronic kidney disorders 

    Prof. Lhotta

    Simple tests and an early detection drive led by general practitioners aims to reduce new incidents of kidney disease and prevent the development of subsequent cardiovascular conditions. The Austrian pilot project and the latest research findings in the field of nephrology will be presented at the Austria Center Vienna from 21-24 May at the European ERA-EDTA Kidney Congress. read more

  • Foetal MRI saves unborn babies’ lives


    2,000 international obstetrics and gynaecology experts discussed the use of foetal MRI scans to diagnose and help plan treatment of foetal disorders at the ISUOG World Congress at the Austria Center Vienna. Austria is leading the way: at Vienna General Hospital alone around 530 foetal MRI scans each year give parents additional clarity on their unborn child’s development. read more