Reminder... The First World Research and Innovation Congress is scheduled June 5 & 6, 2013 – Brussels, Belgium The first World Research and Innovation Congress www.worldresearchcongress.com – Pioneers in Healthcare conference takes place at the Steigenberger Grandhotel, Brussels, Belgium on the 5 and 6 June, 2013. Bringing together over 500 of the world’s top scientific health professionals to discuss future challenges and strategies on the key issues facing healthcare research today the event will include some of sectors most distinguished speakers (www.worldresearchcongress.com/speakers.php). They include: · *Jack Woodall, PhD – Dr. Woodall is a member of the One Health Initiative Autonomous pro bono team Please see three separate interviews with the One Health Initiative team members published in the International Innovations magazine: http://www.research-europe.com/index.php/2011/08/dr-laura-kahn-on-the-one-health-initiative/ http://www.research-europe.com/index.php/2011/08/one-health-initiative/ http://www.onehealthinitiative.com/publications/One_Health_EF_03.pdf · Professor Anne Glover, Chief Scientific Advisor to the President of the European Commission · Dr Ángeles Rodriquez-Peña, Head of COST, Committee of Senior Officials · Carl Schlyter, MEP and Vice Chair of the Environment, Public Health and Food Safety · Professor Dr Marleen Temmerman, Director of the Department of Reproductive Health and Research, World Health Organisation, Geneva · Dr Robert Thirsk, Vice-President, Government and Institute Affairs – Canadian Institute of Health Research When asked what his expectations were for the up coming World Research and Innovations Congress, *Dr. Woodall said: “I am hopeful that Congress participants shall return home and promote the One Health paradigm of interdisciplinary collaboration for expediting clinical and public health goals for everyone.” According to Congress planners, the event has already generated much interest among healthcare professionals. About 180 registrations have been received from delegates spanning 26 different countries, from as far-a-field as China, Brazil and Malawi to Germany, Portugal and Iceland. Delegates have registered from many different institutions and universities from all over the world including the European Commission, Instituto de Medicina Molecular, Cancer Research Centre Lyon, University College Dublin, University of Melbourne and University of Toronto. It was recently announced that “an exciting new session has been added. The people who invented the internet, W3C.org, will be speaking on the ‘Development of semantic of web standards to improve the use of clinical data’. This ground breaking session will explain the process that is set to have a major impact in the way we deal, store and share clinical data.” For full details and to register now go to http://www.worldresearchcongress.com/register.php. Use the code OHI2013 for £100 off the full delegate rate.