Scientific press info

  • 16.08.2018In search of our planet’s siblings –
    astronomers meet in Vienna

    At the moment, Austrian astronomers are playing a pioneering research role in the quest to find habitable planets orbiting other stars. From 20-31 August around 3,000 astronomers from the International Astronomic Union (IAU) will converge on the Austria Center Vienna to discuss the latest research breakthroughs. A special programme for children and young people has also been lined up.  read more

  • 28.06.2018Dam congress meets in Vienna:
    hydro power playing a key role in reaching climate targets


    Of the 59,100 large dams worldwide, 11,800 are used to generate sustainable hydro power. Although Austria produces 77% of its electricity sustainably, just 28.2% of overall domestic energy consumption is served by renewable sources. The annual meeting of the International Commission On Large Dams from 2-6 July will bring around 2,000 international experts to Vienna. read more

  • 25.06.2018Still a taboo topic: one in three women suffers from urinary incontinence 


    One in three women is affected by urinary incontinence at some point in their life. Pregnancy and giving birth are among the biggest risk factors – 70 % of deliveries result in damage to the pelvic floor that makes urinary incontinence more likely later in life. Urinary incontinence and pelvic floor disorders after giving birth and in older women will form a special focus at the Annual Meeting of the International Urogynecological Association, taking place in Vienna from 27-30 June. read more

  • 14.06.2018Exposure of unborn babies or children to cannabis can leave their brain permanently impaired 

    Cannabis und Schwangerschaft

    Smoking cannabis and taking certain medications containing cannabinoids during pregnancy can cause irreversible damage to the unborn baby’s brain. This can result in impaired cognitive and motor skills as well as psychological illnesses. At the CINP World Congress of the International College of Neuropsychopharmacology, which starts on 16 June, 3,500 neuropharmacologists will be discussing the effects of substances, such as cannabinoids, and medications on the brain.
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  • 22.05.2018One in every four Austrian adolescents too heavy
    – poor role models leading to fatter children

    Familie vor TV

    Overweight and obesity are a huge global issue. By 2025 the number of overweight adults is set to reach 2.7 billion, with a further 177 million clinically obese. In Austria, one in four adolescents is too fat, with each new generation surpassing the previous one when it comes to obesity levels. In response to the crisis, the European Congress on Obesity from 23-26 May will be focusing on combating childhood and adolescent obesity, and on the need for appropriate adult role models to keep it in check. read more

  • 08.05.2018Austria’s developer scene meets Apple co-founder Steve Wozniak


    The global tech industry is coming to Vienna from 16-18 May: top Austrian tech companies such as StreamUnlimited will come into direct contact with big names on the international developer scene including Apple co-founder Steve Wozniak at the WeAreDevelopers conference. Over 8,000 developers are set to attend the Austrian “Woodstock of developers” at the Austria Center Vienna. read more

  • 04.04.2018Long-overlooked permafrost accelerates climate change – geoscientists invite the people of Vienna to have their say in discussions


    The tug of war between demand for natural resources and the need to preserve them has never been more pressing than it is today. Now, new findings on melting permafrost have led to even more heated debate on climate change. In the period to 2100, this melting will release 15% more carbon into the atmosphere, mainly in the form of carbon dioxide (CO2) and methane, which has a global warming potential (GWP) 28 times higher than CO2. This year, for the first time, European geoscientists will invite residents of the Austrian capital to take part in discussions on climate change as part of their conference. read more

  • 01.03.2018Interventional radiology can save lives –
    cardiovascular disease in the crosshairs

    Dr. Christian Loewe

    38,000 Austrians die of cardiovascular disease each year. Interventional radiology and interventional cardiology can save lives – particularly when it comes to heart attacks and strokes. And to give young doctors a practical insight into the latest advances, the European Congress of Radiology will be focusing on these particular subspecialties from 28 February to 4 March at the Austria Center Vienna.   read more