It’s rampant, but it’s hardly a new phenomenon
The annual Lindau Nobel Laureate Meetings in an ancient German city takes on an extremely timely problem
I was very happy to be invited to attend the BSHR HealthPort Press Study Tour, which took place in Copenhagen, Denmark on May 28-30. After all, Denmark has consistently been ranked as one of the happiest countries in the world, according to the "world map of happiness" and as reported by 20/20, Oprah and the World Happiness Report.The invitation said "the press study tour will focus on commercialization of ideas from clinics and hospitals and give an insight into the Danish health and biotech sector through an innovative agenda with recommendations on how to create a competitive health economy in the Baltic Sea Region."BSHR HealthPort is a pillar of the EU Baltic Sea Region Strategy flagship ScanBalt Health Region.The tour was organised by Tartu Biotechnology Park in collaboration with the European Union of Science Journalists Associations (EUSJA), Biopeople, Danish Biotech Association, COBIS, The Nordic Council of Ministers and ScanBalt® fmba.
Since December 14th, when Adam Lanza walked into Sandy Hook Elementary School and murdered 26 people, including 20 schoolchildren, the world's attention news has been on the tragedy in Newtown, Connecticut.
There is a lot of internet buzz about the approval by the American Psychiatric Association's (APA) board of trustees of its fifth edition of the Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of Mental Disorders (DSM-5.) The APA press release notes "the trustees’ action marks the end of the manual’s comprehensive revision process, which has spanned over a decade and included contributions from more than 1,500 experts in psychiatry, psychology, social work, psychiatric nursing, pediatrics, neurology, and other related fields from 39 countries."The approval was announced on Saturday, December 1 (was the APA trying to keep it quiet?) with publication of the DSM-5 scheduled spring 2013.
Last week I was in Rome. I was at the Palazzo del Quirinale, the home of Giorgio Napolitano, the President of the Republic of Italy. I was there to attend the 2012 International Balzan Prize Foundation awards ceremony.