Events: Oct 2017

1 October 2017 to 31 October 2017
October is Breast Cancer Awareness Month, a worldwide annual campaign involving thousands of organisations, to highlight the importance of breast awareness, education and research. The month is set aside to stimulate and push forward the momentum in raising awareness and funds for breast cancer...
4 October 2017
The European Health Forum Gastein is a health policy event in Europe and a meeting point for experts from different fields within the health system. Greatly focusing on very specific areas, the EHFG aims to highlight the overarching policy topics. The discussions at the 20th European Health Forum...
9 October 2017 to 12 October 2017
The Sixty-fourth Session of WHO’s Regional Committee for the Eastern Mediterranean will open on Monday evening, 9 October 2017, in Islamabad, Pakistan. As WHO’s governing body at the regional level, the Regional Committee comprises representatives of all 22 countries in WHO’s...
10 October 2017
The day provides an opportunity "for all stakeholders working on mental health issues to talk about their work, and what more needs to be done to make mental health care a reality for people worldwide". This year's theme set by the World Federation for Mental Health is mental health...
12 October 2017
On World Arthritis Day, 12 October, people with rheumatic and musculoskeletal diseases from around the world join together to make their voices heard with the following aims: - To raise awareness of rheumatic and musculoskeletal diseases in all its forms among the medical community, people affected...
14 October 2017
World Hospice and Palliative Care Day is a unified day of action to celebrate and support hospice and palliative care around the world. With the 2017 theme being Universal Health Coverage and Palliative Care – Don't leave those suffering behind, the day’s aims are: To increase the...
15 October 2017
Held once a year, the WHS is a forum for addressing global health issues by bringing together key leaders from academia, politics, civil society, and the private sector to address the most pressing health-related challenges on the planet. The central topics to be covered include: *Health Policy in...
18 October 2017 to 19 October 2017
The General Assembly which will be held at the International Conference Centre at Darling Harbour in Sydney, New South Wales, Australia, will focus on ‘The Health Economic Value of Self Care’ as a theme. Thought leaders and experts from around the world will be available to share latest...
20 October 2017
World Osteoporosis Day is observed annually on October 20th, and launches a year-long campaign dedicated to raising global awareness of the prevention, diagnosis and treatment of osteoporosis and metabolic bone disease. The World Osteoporosis Day 2017 campaign calls on people of all ages to ‘...
24 October 2017
World Polio Day was established over a decade ago as a day set aside to raise public awareness on the effects of polio and garner support for eradication efforts. This day is a reminder of the need to stay focused on the commitment to eradicate polio from the world. Polio is a crippling and...