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EU to host Global Conversation about Women and Career Progression on 22 October at the Expo

Saturday, October 16, 2021 - 7:00am

Andrea Matteo Fontana, EU Ambassador to the UAE and EU Commissioner General for Expo 2020 Dubai said: 'Gender equality is a core value of the EU and a fundamental right.

Key Points: 
  • Andrea Matteo Fontana, EU Ambassador to the UAE and EU Commissioner General for Expo 2020 Dubai said: 'Gender equality is a core value of the EU and a fundamental right.
  • We are also excited to partner with the Women's Pavilion by Expo 2020 Dubai, which is the first pavilion in Expo's history solely dedicated to women.
  • Speaking ahead of the event, Dr. Mouza Al Shehhi, Director, UN Women Liaison Office for the GCC said:"UN Women is proud of its partnership with the EU to advance women's economic empowerment and career progression.
  • Investment in women empowerment reaps rewards across generations, communities and countries, reshaping societies and unlocking women's full potential.

EU to host Global Conversation about Women and Career Progression on 22 October at the Expo

Saturday, October 16, 2021 - 7:00am

Andrea Matteo Fontana, EU Ambassador to the UAE and EU Commissioner General for Expo 2020 Dubai said: 'Gender equality is a core value of the EU and a fundamental right.

Key Points: 
  • Andrea Matteo Fontana, EU Ambassador to the UAE and EU Commissioner General for Expo 2020 Dubai said: 'Gender equality is a core value of the EU and a fundamental right.
  • We are also excited to partner with the Women's Pavilion by Expo 2020 Dubai, which is the first pavilion in Expo's history solely dedicated to women.
  • Speaking ahead of the event, Dr. Mouza Al Shehhi, Director, UN Women Liaison Office for the GCC said:"UN Women is proud of its partnership with the EU to advance women's economic empowerment and career progression.
  • Investment in women empowerment reaps rewards across generations, communities and countries, reshaping societies and unlocking women's full potential.

WeownomyPay: Turning WEOWNS Into a Mass Currency of Kindness

Saturday, October 16, 2021 - 2:00am

The first user owned payment processor to work with WEOWNS currency trials that will allow users to link their accounts with WEOWNS digital currency.

Key Points: 
  • The first user owned payment processor to work with WEOWNS currency trials that will allow users to link their accounts with WEOWNS digital currency.
  • It will attract more merchants to open payment channels for the digital currency, helping leverage the digital WEOWNS role as people's currency.
  • The system will be distributing 10 million digital WEOWNS "on WEOWNS Wedding day" which are worth $170 Million at current WEOWNS prices.
  • WEOWNS incentivizes entrepreneurs and users to act with kindness towards one another by building trust through commitments made.

The Society to Improve Diagnosis in Medicine Announces Jennie Ward-Robinson, PhD as New Chief Executive Officer

Friday, October 15, 2021 - 11:00pm

EVANSTON, Ill., Oct. 15, 2021 /PRNewswire-PRWeb/ --The Board of Directors of the Society to Improve Diagnosis (SIDM) announced today that after an extensive national search Jennie Ward-Robinson, PhD has been appointed as the organization's new Chief Executive Officer.

Key Points: 
  • EVANSTON, Ill., Oct. 15, 2021 /PRNewswire-PRWeb/ --The Board of Directors of the Society to Improve Diagnosis (SIDM) announced today that after an extensive national search Jennie Ward-Robinson, PhD has been appointed as the organization's new Chief Executive Officer.
  • Dr. Ward-Robinson will succeed current Chief Executive Officer and Co-founder of SIDM, Paul L. Epner, MBA, MEd, who's held his role since the organization was founded in 2011.
  • The Society to Improve Diagnosis in Medicine catalyzes and leads change to improve diagnosis and eliminate harm from diagnostic error.
  • In 2015, SIDM established the Coalition to Improve Diagnosis, to increase awareness and actions that improve diagnosis.

Dicerna Announces Data to Be Presented at American Society of Nephrology (ASN) Kidney Week 2021

Friday, October 15, 2021 - 9:01pm

Given the significant unmet medical need, we believe further assessment of nedosirans potential in treating PH2 is warranted.

Key Points: 
  • Given the significant unmet medical need, we believe further assessment of nedosirans potential in treating PH2 is warranted.
  • Primary hyperoxaluria (PH) is a family of ultra-rare, life-threatening genetic disorders that initially manifest with complications in the kidneys.
  • There are three known subtypes of PH (PH1, PH2 and PH3), each resulting from a mutation in one of three different genes.
  • Excess production and accumulation of oxalate leads to recurrent kidney stones, nephrocalcinosis and chronic kidney disease that may progress to end-stage renal disease requiring intensive dialysis.

First of its kind NEOM and OceanX Red Sea expedition reveals deep sea mysteries and an ecological treasure trove

Friday, October 15, 2021 - 6:55pm

The six-week expedition took place aboard the OceanXplorer, the most advanced exploration, research and media vessel ever built.

Key Points: 
  • The six-week expedition took place aboard the OceanXplorer, the most advanced exploration, research and media vessel ever built.
  • The expedition generated scientific research into marine ecosystems, megafauna, brine pools and coral reef conservation and regeneration.
  • NEOM is an accelerator of human progress and a vision of what a New Future might look like.
  • OceanX is an initiative of Dalio Philanthropies, which furthers the diverse philanthropic interests of Dalio family members.

First of its kind NEOM and OceanX Red Sea expedition reveals deep sea mysteries and an ecological treasure trove

Friday, October 15, 2021 - 6:16pm

The six-week expedition took place aboard the OceanXplorer, the most advanced exploration, research and media vessel ever built.

Key Points: 
  • The six-week expedition took place aboard the OceanXplorer, the most advanced exploration, research and media vessel ever built.
  • The expedition generated scientific research into marine ecosystems, megafauna, brine pools and coral reef conservation and regeneration.
  • NEOM is an accelerator of human progress and a vision of what a New Future might look like.
  • OceanX is an initiative of Dalio Philanthropies, which furthers the diverse philanthropic interests of Dalio family members.

The Atlantic Region of Zeta Phi Beta Sorority, Inc. Just Awarded Nearly $30,000 in Scholarships, with Support from Macy's

Friday, October 15, 2021 - 4:07pm

We're known for high scholastic achievement and financially supporting people pursuing college and advanced degrees," said Gina Merritt-Epps, Zeta's Atlantic regional director.

Key Points: 
  • We're known for high scholastic achievement and financially supporting people pursuing college and advanced degrees," said Gina Merritt-Epps, Zeta's Atlantic regional director.
  • Valerie Hollingsworth Baker, international president of Zeta Phi Beta, was on hand for the award presentation.
  • The organization also awarded four, $3,000 "Arizona Cleaver Stemons Scholarships" to Zetas from the Atlantic Region.
  • View original content to download multimedia: https://www.prnewswire.com/news-releases/the-atlantic-region-of-zeta-phi...
    SOURCE Atlantic Region of Zeta Phi Beta Sorority, Inc.

Synlogic Presents Data on Hyperoxaluria Program at American Society of Nephrology Kidney Week 2021

Friday, October 15, 2021 - 3:30pm

CAMBRIDGE, Mass., Oct. 15, 2021 /PRNewswire/ -- Synlogic, Inc. (Nasdaq: SYBX), a clinical stage company bringing the transformative potential of synthetic biology to medicine, today announced two poster presentations at the upcoming American Society for Nephrology (ASN) Kidney Week 2021, to be held virtually November 4 7th, 2021.

Key Points: 
  • CAMBRIDGE, Mass., Oct. 15, 2021 /PRNewswire/ -- Synlogic, Inc. (Nasdaq: SYBX), a clinical stage company bringing the transformative potential of synthetic biology to medicine, today announced two poster presentations at the upcoming American Society for Nephrology (ASN) Kidney Week 2021, to be held virtually November 4 7th, 2021.
  • At this dose, the percent reduction from baseline UOx levels was -28.6% (90% CI: -42.4 to -11.6) compared to placebo in diet-induced hyperoxaluria.
  • Enteric Hyperoxaluria results in dangerously high levels of urinary oxalate, which causes progressive kidney damage, kidney stone formation, and nephrocalcinosis.
  • However, while Synlogic may elect to update these forward-looking statements in the future, Synlogic specifically disclaims any obligation to do so.

SITC Announces Inaugural Class of Fellows to the Academy of Immuno-Oncology

Friday, October 15, 2021 - 3:00pm

MILWAUKEE, Oct. 15, 2021 /PRNewswire-PRWeb/ -- The Society for Immunotherapy of Cancer (SITC) has announced the inaugural class of Fellows of the Academy of Immuno-Oncology (FAIO) , which is one of the society's most prestigious honors.

Key Points: 
  • MILWAUKEE, Oct. 15, 2021 /PRNewswire-PRWeb/ -- The Society for Immunotherapy of Cancer (SITC) has announced the inaugural class of Fellows of the Academy of Immuno-Oncology (FAIO) , which is one of the society's most prestigious honors.
  • The 2021 class will be recognized at the SITC 36th Annual Meeting & Pre-Conference Programs , taking place November 1014, 2021, in Washington D.C. at a private event.
  • The Academy of Immuno-Oncology was established by SITC to honor individuals who have helped launch the field of cancer immunotherapy into the breakthrough cancer treatment it is today.
  • The inaugural class of the FAIO includes:
    Elizabeth M. Jaffee, MD Sidney Kimmel Cancer Center, Johns Hopkins University
    Every year SITC solicits nominations and inducts a new class of FAIO.