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Brown Bag Lunch Talks @ MSD: Blockchain – prescription for better health?

Friday, 24 November, 2017 - 11:30 to 13:00

Now it is time for a MSD lunch seminar on the theme of blockchain technology. With collected data healthcare and treatment can be both planned and streamlined and patients get in better condition when taking greater responsibility for their own health. Blockchain technology enables coordination of large layers of digital information. Sweden has take lead in the field, but how can we get the system to work? Follow the discussion and get insight into Elsa, an e-health tool for follow-up, prognosis, lifestyle etc for patients, all during lunch.

Pharma Outsourcing 2017 – Find the right partner

Tuesday, 12 December, 2017 - 08:30 to 16:00

The international annual partnering meeting Pharma Outsourcing is targeted at R&D​ and ​CMC professionals​, service providers​ ​and investment managers ​to meet, network and discuss best practices related to outsourcing in drug development. The event is organized for the third year and will cover all stages from preclinical research to late clinical phases as well as contract manufacturing.

Anna Starbrink (L) Foto: Frida Rönnholm, People76

World-class healthcare, research and education when the new Karolinska University Hospital opens

The full opening of Karolinska University Hospital's new building is coming up. It will enable a highly modern care with the patient at center. Anna Starbrink, County Council Healthcare Commissioner, Stockholm County Council, gives us her thoughts on the NKS project and what opportunities the new hospital will bring to the patients and to the region.

The Chan Zuckerberg Initiative provides financial support to KTH and SciLifeLab

In October it became clear that the Chan Zuckerberg Initiative, formed by Facebook's founder Mark Zuckerberg and his wife Priscilla Chan, provides KTH Royal Institute of Technology and SciLifeLab a research grant. Focus will be to integrate new sequencing technology with existing ones in the project Human Protein Atlas run by Emma Lundberg, Associate Professor at KTH.
Riccardo Diamanti, PhD student, Stockholm Center for Biomembrane Research, Stockholm University

Stockholm as an arena for scientists in life science

The Stockholm region holds strong academic research, with three successful universities as well as leading healthcare providers and one of the most modern university hospitals in the world. What does this environment have to offer students and researchers that are moving here? Riccardo Diamanti, PhD student in Biochemistry, gives us a glimpse of his experiences from living and working as a researcher in Stockholm.

Solna Frukostbricka: The best business environment of tomorrow?

Thursday, 7 December, 2017 - 07:30 to 10:00

For the tenth consecutive year, Solna has Sweden's best business environment. Solna city now invites to a breakfast event to celebrate and at the same time look forward. What is required of tomorrow's attractive business venues? How can Solna maintain its position as Sweden's best corporate municipality in 10 years? Welcome to a discussion about the future with invited community builders. The event ends with the award of 2017 corporate prizes.

Apply to Sting Accelerate

Sting Accelerate program is now open for applications from promising tech startups in Stockholm. The program provides eight handpicked startups with a package of funding from Propel Capital (300 000 SEK), tailored coaching in business development, access to Sting’s wide network of investors and partners as well as free office space at SUP46 in the centre of Stockholm.

Thera Hollander, Conference Manager, Swedish Standards Institute

SIS Conference Center – modern conference facilities in the center of Hagastaden

Nearly a year ago the Swedish Standard Institute (SIS) moved to Hagastaden. SIS is a non-profit association specialised in national and international standards. In life science, SIS develops standards that contribute to quality assurance, efficiency and increased patient and user safety from an operational perspective. At SIS Conference Center experts meet to develop standards. Thera Hallinder, Conference Manager at SIS, tells us about the conference center and the modern facilities at Torsplan, now available for external events.

Quality management in healthcare, standards to improve your business?

Tuesday, 28 November, 2017 - 10:00 to 15:00
Is your business quality assured enough? Management in healthcare has many aspects. The systematic approaches to providing high quality healthcare are commonly referred to as the organization's management system. Swedish Standards Institute invites to a seminar on how a management system for quality in healthcare can be built up and applied in interaction between a standard and the Swedish National Board of Health and Welfare's regulations on quality work.

CHaSE 2018: Careers in Health And Science Exposition

Wednesday, 7 March, 2018 - 09:00 to 17:00

The healthcare and health/life science career fair CHaSE takes place in Karolinska Institutet's prestigious Aula Medica on March 7. Get the opportunity to present your company to highly educated students and researchers with a background in healthcare, health research or bio-entrepreneurship at a event organized by Karolinska Institute’s Medical Student’s Association.