Oct 20, 2018 9:30 AM

The Incredible Bulk has access to over 45,000 cards of Magic The Gathering for you to build the bulkiest of sealed decks. It is running as a casual event with all money raised going towards charities that help children and families with cancer. Read on to find out more about how the event will run and what amazing prizes you could win! What is the main Magic the Gathering event? You will have a maximum of 10 minutes to pick your cards from the 45,000 that are available. You can pick as many cards as fit in a standard sized ultra-pro deck box. You will then have 30 minutes to construct (and name) your sealed deck before you play in a 4 (50 minute) round swiss tournament. We have hidden some extra time tokens and maybe some less bulky magic cards in with the bulk for you to try and find. If you find an extra time token, simply hold it in the air and you can get an extra 30 seconds of picking once time has been called. What the less bulky cards are, you will just have to search hard and see what you find – we wouldn’t want to spoil the surprise. Shout and let us know when you find them though! In addition we have confirmed Magic The Gathering Vendors  at the event for you to buy great products and some fun magic themed games for you to join in with. We are hoping to have side events so you can make the most of your day, so watch this space for more info when we have these confirmed. As it is a charity event we will have charity stalls to raise awareness of the causes we are fundraising for. There will be the opportunity for you to sign up to the bone marrow register on the day (we just need a bit of your spit and that is all) and a number of charity items you can purchase to show your support. Finally there will be the opportunity to purchase any leftover bulk at the end of the event, so keep your ears open for the announcements on the day. What if I don't play Magic the Gathering?Don't worry, there are still plenty of fun things for you to do. There will be performances throughout the day from Magic Malka (a real life close up magician), magical story telling events for children, an introduction to Magic the Gathering for anyone wanting to learn to play, board and card games for all ages, and lots of raffles and auctions to win amazing prizes!  DKMS and NHS Blood and Transplant Team will also be there on the day to raise awareness of the life saving work that they do. And if you haven't already there will be the opportuntiy for you to join the bone marrow register - all they need is a bit of your spit!You do not need to buy an event ticket if you are not playing in the bulk event, but please sign up for your free entry ticket so we can manage numbers. What does my Main Event ticket buy me? This depends on the ticket type you buy as we have different options available. Different levels of tickets allow more bonuses to help you get the best bulk cards. Put simply, the more you pay the more time you get and the earlier in the day you get to pick the cards (before all the ‘good bulk’ is gone). For example: All Platinum tickets get you first pick of the whole range of cards and the full 10 minutes. The Basic Gold Ticket gets you 8 minutes of picking and second pick (after the platinum players are finished). The Basic Silver Ticket gets you 6 minutes of picking and 3rd pick (after the gold players are finished). The Basic Bronze Ticket gets you 4 minutes of picking and 4th pick (after the silver players are finished). You have the option to buy additional picking time at £1 a minute up to the maximum of 10 minutes on the Bronze, Silver and Gold Tickets. See the table for the full breakdown of prices ALL tickets include:a set time to 'draft' your bulk deck,entry into the main event,keep your amazing bulk cards, a packed lunch and bottle of water, free raffle ticket entry to win the one of a kind Incredible Bulk playmat,50% of parking at Cabot Circus on the day of the event,10% of accommodation at Future Inn for the day of the event. What can I win? It may be a casual event but we have some great prizes up for grabs. We have prizes for; top 8, spoon prize for last place, raffle prize and spirit prizes for things such as best named deck, quickest win, best themed deck, craziest combo etc. Top 8 Prizes: You have the choice of the following prizes (with first place getting first pick) John Avon Limited Edition Land Print (x5; one land per prize) John Avon Limited Edition Signed Art Book Jeff Laubenstein Limited Edition Show and Tell Print Jeff Laubenstein Limited Edition Recurring Nightmare Print Spoon Prizes: Play mat and Jeff Laubenstein signed token Raffle Prize: A one of a kind playmat created just for the Incredible Bulk signed and illustrated by some of the UKs best Magic the Gathering Artists such as John Avon and Jeff Laubenstein. Spirit Prize: Play mat and Jeff Laubenstein signed token. How can I buy extra Raffle Tickets? Each ticket to the bulk event will give you 1 raffle ticket but you have the option to buy more to increase your chances of winning the Incredible Bulk Play Mat. Tickets are available at £2 each or 10 for £10. These can be bought online before the event and/or on the day. The raffle will be drawn at the end of the day and announced with the rest of the prizes. How do I nominate someone for a Spirit Prize? All you need to do is keep an eye out during the day for the most spirited player - this could be someone that has built the craziest deck, that was particularly helpful or gave you the best game. You can nominate people for the spirit prize on your results slip. Return your nomination slips to the results desk where the votes will be counted and announced at the end of the day with the rest of the prizes I don't want to play the event, can I still help?Absolutely! We are looking for volunteers that can help with various parts of the day including, charity tables, raffle, registration etc. If you would be interested in helping with any of these please contact us and we would be happy to discuss this with you. We are selling off the left over magic bulk at the end to boost the charity donations. If you have any bulk of your own that you would like to donate to the event we would happily take this off your hands. Please bring it with you on the day. Please register for one of our free tickets so that we know you are coming and can make sure we don't exceed capacity at the venue. Finally you can help by sharing the event with your family and friends. What Charities are you raising money for? As some of you know already Fiona and Ben (who along with their friends have organised this event) had a daughter, Ripley, who passed away as a result of her 9 month battle with Leukaemia in October 2017 at the age of 2. Since her diagnosis they have been fundraising and raising awareness of the charities that helped them and Ripely during (and after) this difficult time, so far raising over £11,000. You can see all of the charities and Ripley’s story on their just giving page: https://www.justgiving.com/remember/497598/Ripley%20Olive-Corless For the Incredible Bulk we have chosen to support the following charities: DKMS & Anthony Nolan: These are both charities that sign people up to the bone marrow register and support people with blood cancer and undergoing bone marrow or stem cell transplants. There will be information available on the day about joining the bone marrow register. All it takes is a spit test and you could save someone’s life. Ripley’s transplant gave her 6 more precious months with her family and friends, for other people it gives them a whole new life. Molly Olly’s Wishes: Molly Olly's Wishes is a small charity that provides a book and stuffed Lion to help children to understand some of the medical procedures they have to undergo. There will be bracelets and badges in Ripley’s favourite colour (pink) that you can buy on the day to show your support for the charity – and of course the chance to meet the amazing Olly The Lion! The Isabel Baker Foundation: This is another small charity that supports bereaved and oncology parents. They provide financial support to parents to help with additional hospital and funeral costs at a time when money is the last thing on your mind. For Ripley they gave her family a grant that went towards giving her a headstone that reflected who she was. How do I get there?By Car:Exit the M4 at junction 19, and then take the M32 into Bristol City Centre. At the end of M32 merge left after the traffic lights on Bond Street. Car Parking is available at the Cabot Circus multi-storey car park with a 50% discsount – the entrance to the car park is located 50 meters past the Office Outlet unit on your left. Please note: The hotel is located around the corner from the car park on Bond Street South. The hotel is signposted within the car park.  Your parking ticket can be validated on the day at the venue to get the 50% discount. This makes the approximate prices for parking as follows: 6 hours £3.65 7+ hours £9. By Bus:The following local routes stop around Cabot Circus: 6, 7, 8, 9, 24, 35, 36, 37, 42, 42A, 43, 44, 45, 47, 48, 48A, 49, X48, X49, 72, 178, UWE Bristol Bus and Coach Station is also nearby, and the City Sightseeing bus stops outside Harvey Nichols. There is also a free hospital minibus that runs from Cabot Circus’ car park to: Bristol Eye Hospital, Bristol Dental Hospital, Bristol Royal Infirmary, Bristol Royal Hospital for Children, Bristol Heart Institute and the Bristol Haematology & Oncology Centre. This bus runs every 20 minutes between the hours of 7am-8pm, Monday to Friday. By Train:Bristol Temple Meads station is a short walk, bus ride or ferry journey away. The staion is served by direct, high-speed services from London, Reading, Swindon, Chippenham and Bath, as well as local services from Taunton, Westbury, Portsmouth, Exeter, Weston-super-Mare, Salisbury, Gloucester, Yate, Cheltenham, Newport and Cardiff. By Bike: Cycle parking stands are provided around the centre. Where can I stay? Future Inn has rooms available on a first come first serve basis for any attending the incredible bulk with a 10% discount. To book you need to call them direct and give your booking reference for the event. 

Nov 05, 2018 6:00 PM

On behalf of Breast Cancer Haven and in association with Film4, Draker Lettings invites you to an exclusive pre-release screening of the new 20th Century Fox crime thriller Widows. Please join us at Curzon Soho for drinks and the chance to see this much anticipated film -  it's all for a good cause! What to expect... 5:45 - 6:30pm - Pre screening drinks All guests are welcome to join us in the bar of the Curzon where drinks can be purchased before the screening. We have exclusive use of this space and tickets will be available for a very special raffle with some incredible prizes (details below). 6:30pm - Take your seats We will then be welcomed by Breast Cancer Haven who will introduce the great work that they do and announce the winners of the raffle.  We will watch a very short video and then hand over to 20th Century Fox who will Introduce the film. 9pm - After the film  The film will finish just before 9pm and the bar will be open to all for the rest of the evening so you can relax and chat about the evening. The Draker Raffle Everybody loves a raffle and quality overrides quantity in the best raffle in London!  Prizes range from an exclusive chauffer driven Rolls Royce Experience kindly donated by Rolls Royce, a cut and colour with a top stylist from Charles Worthington and a bespoke suit made just for you by Alexandra Wood Savile Row tailors. Widows From Academy Award®-winning director Steve McQueen (“12 Years a Slave”) and co-writer and bestselling author Gillian Flynn (“Gone Girl”) comes a blistering, modern-day thriller set against the backdrop of crime, passion and corruption. “Widows” is the story of four women with nothing in common except a debt left behind by their dead husbands’ criminal activities. Set in contemporary Chicago, amid a time of turmoil, tensions build when Veronica (Oscar® winner Viola Davis), Linda (Michelle Rodriguez), Alice (Elizabeth Debicki) and Belle (Cynthia Erivo) take their fate into their own hands and conspire to forge a future on their own terms. “Widows” also stars Liam Neeson, Colin Farrell, Robert Duvall, Daniel Kaluuya, Lukas Haas and Brian Tyree Henry. About the charity Breast Cancer Haven is a hands-on charity that supports women through their breast cancer treatment.  They provide a tailored package of emotional, physical and practical support to help women through what for most can be the biggest challenge of their lives. When breast cancer tries to rob a woman of her individuality, her confidence or her strength, they support women and their families via a network of 6 welcoming centres around the UK and through an expanding network of other services. They aim to provide women with breast cancer with the support that treatment alone can’t. They do this by offering practical advice from money and work, right through to healthy eating and exercise and make a very real difference to everyday women’s lives. https://www.breastcancerhaven.org.uk/ About Draker Experts in property, Draker Lettings are all about people. Their people are key to their success, making sure everyone's both trained and rewarded accordingly. They work to a fundamental set of values encompassing continual, incremental improvement; integrity at all times; and total accountability to every customer and client.  Our extensive property list comprises high-quality rentals in Chelsea, Knightsbridge, Belgravia, Pimlico and Fulham and the surrounding areas. As part of Draker Lettings' growth and give back campaign, a number of exclusive screenings have been organised to raise money for some fantastic causes. 

Oct 20, 2018 4:00 PM

Join us for a night of a RevA.A.R.T.lution Art Show experience!  Home Is Where the Art Is 2 in collaboration with the historic African American Dixwell Avenue United Church of Christ, attempts to bring awareness to the issues of homelessness and more importantly the individuals experiencing its effects through the mediums of art, music, and conversation. The majority of the New Haven community rarely choose to intentionally interact with those suffering from homelessness. Stigmas that are usually false, or if true due to the communities negligence or ignorance creates barriers that prevent us from seeing the humanity in one another. This event creates connectivity for us to nurture progress. There will be art for sale from local artists, music from local performers, and local vendors, a donation of your choosing ($2 minimum) and an open mind is all we ask upon entrance. Refreshments are provided.  Join us in a fun night for a great cause!  *There will also be an item donation station for  winter clothes, hygiene items and non perishable food items.* Saturday October 20| 4pm-8pm  Dixwell Avenue United Church 217 Dixwell Ave. New Haven, CT  IG @reva.a.r.t.lution  FB: The Lineage Group, RevAARTLution  Email: [email protected]

Oct 24, 2018 6:00 PM

GRAB YOUR GIRLFRIENDS FOR SOME FUN AND SHOPPING BEFORE THE HOLIDAY MAYHEM HITS! SIP:  fabulous wine with tasting courtesy of Putnam & Vine - Wines and Spirits. SHOP:  over 30 local, independent and small businesses. CLOTHING, JEWELRY, HANDBAGS, SCARVES, ACCESSORIES, GIFTS, HOME DECOR, GOURMET FOOD, SKINCARE AND MORE! Plus, turn your unwanted gold and sterling silver jewelry, watches, flatware and hollowware into money on the spot...and shop some more! SHARE:  a portion of the proceeds will be donated to Swim Across America Fairfield County to benefit Alliance for Cancer Gene Therapy (ACGT), headquartered in Stamford and the nation’s only non-profit dedicated exclusively to funding breakthrough cancer gene therapy research. FREE admission.  CASH bar.  No denim please. #SipShopInnisArden Join us in promoting Greenwich as the premier place to live, work and play.  Shop, dine and explore all Greenwich has to offer during Experience Greenwich Week, happening October 22-28.  A town-wide economic development enhancement initiative featuring experiences, in-store promotions and restaurant specials throughout the week. Pick up an Experience Greenwich Week Passport at participating merchant locations.  Visit www.experiencegreenwichweek.com for all the details and learn how you can win one of over twenty-five "Greenwich Experiences".  TASTINGS Wine: Putnam & Vine - Wines & Spirits - Elegance meets approachability at your neighborhood wine shop. Specializing in incredible value and unparalleled customer service, our staff are here to help you find the perfect bottle for every occasion. Whether it’s pizza night with your friends or a gift for your wine loving boss, the right wine will elevate your experience to unforgettable.  Free local delivery to OG, Riverside, and Greenwich! Food: COBS Bread - Fresh, handcrafted bread and treats. Quality, carefully sourced ingredients. Friends and family. Passion and curiosity. We’re up at the crack of dawn so our bakeries smell like Mom’s kitchen. After each day of sharing our love for all things fluffy and flaky, we pay it forward by donating any unsold goods to local charities. VENDORS Claudette - Ladies' clothing and accessories Couture Planet - Fashion forward handbags and accessories from 100% post-consumer newspaper bearing headlines from the world of fashion, art and culture, food, travel and sports. Designer Sunglasses - Authentic designer sunglasses, i.e. Ray Ban, Maui Jim, Tom Ford, etc., Eyebobs, eyeglasses. habitatgreenwich - A design haven and specialty boutique offering unique pieces of furniture, textiles, artwork, jewelry and gifts. Giving back to a different local non-profit each month and supporting local and worldwide artisans. Herde de Ferme - A collection of unique, luxury accessories and home décor utilizing alpaca fleece. Handcrafted by skilled artisans in Peru, Herde de Ferme’s organic, cruelty-free products are stronger than wool, softer than cashmere and made to last a lifetime. HOBBS LONDON - Understated British style for the smart busy woman.  Beautiful Suiting, Romantic Occasion Wear Pieces, Italian made Footwear and Boots, Tailored Dresses, Merino Wool tops, Feminine Coats and Jackets are all  favorites of Princess Kate, Duchess of Windsor. Ilyse's Pieces - Handcrafted jewelry with a modern twist, using natural gemstones, pearls and diamonds. In2Design - Unique jewelry hand-crafted using only the best quality freshwater pearls, precious metals and semi-precious stones, as well as unexpected materials such as suede, leather or silk cord.  Created by Swedish-American designers and inspired by the simplicity and modern elegance of Swedish design, with an eye to the American woman.  Fun and affordable. Jane Franks Designs - Wyse and Cove cashmere J.Hilburn Custom Menswear - Nancy Carr, Personal Stylist  - Discover the confidence-boosting power of a custom-made wardrobe with J.Hilburn and my personal styling services. I’ll meet with you, at your convenience, to understand your clothing needs and assess your fit and style. From t-shirts and polos to chinos and 5-pockets, button downs and suiting to tuxedos and outerwear, we've got you covered for any occasion.  Enjoy exquisite Italian fabrics, personalized construction, and quick delivery all for a value no one else can approach. Katie Bartels - Colorful statement jewelry inspired by world travels and handmade in NYC. Liberty Gold - Take a moment to look through your jewelry boxes for broken gold chains, bracelets, single earrings, sterling silver jewelry, flatware and holloware.  Bring it with you and turn it into money on the spot!  And 60% of the profits will be donated in YOUR name. Lotsa_Bags - Two moms who love fabulously fun bags!  Unique designs & hand painted woven bags from Morocco Meena Creations - Handcrafted sterling jewelry with semi precious stones. 'One of a kind' designs reflecting the beauty and aura of gemstones.  Made in USA at my workshop in Middlebury. Option of customization/variety of gemstone usage as per client needs. Millianna - Friends Sharmilla and Arianna design jewelry that is statement-driven yet timeless, comfortable yet sophisticated.  Their designs are inspired by various art movements throughout history, tempered by popular culture, to create pieces that are both elegant and meaningful.  Each MILLIANNA piece is intricately handmade by skilled artisans in Spokane, WA.  Many of the artisans who work with MILLIANNA are women who arrived in Spokane with the World Relief Organization.  MILLIANNA is proud to support this organization as it resettles refugees escaping persecution in their homelands. Moes Monkeys - MoesMonkeys products are all handmade in super soft fleece and imported cotton.  Pants, dresses, leggings and toddler sets provide warmth without weight for any child's activities in door or out.  Sizes from infant to adult medium. Our concept is to produce the most comfortable and long lasting clothing. Monogram Mary - Offering colorful and timeless gifts, totes, bags, jewelry, linens, glassware + more, personalized with a choice of 100 monograms Neelah Cashmere - cashmere throws, wraps, cashmere/silk sweaters made in Nepal. Paper & Stitch - Specializing in custom Home, Stationery and Accessories, perfect for hostess gifts, wedding, and special celebrations.  Also perfect grab and go gifts for teachers, girlfriends, mothers and co-workers. Roseann Benedict, Realtor, William Raveis Real Estate - An accomplished local agent who brings a strategic yet personable approach to the home buying and home selling process, Roseann has built a reputation for her refreshingly friendly customer care and proven ability to guide buyers to obtain the best value for their dream home and to assist sellers to a smooth, stress-free sale of their home. Salt Cave of Darien - Experience a sense of calmness and wellness, by breathing in 84 essential minerals and invigorating negative ions, while resting in a cave-like atmosphere covered in Himalayan salt.  This will leave you relaxed and rejuvenated along with other health benefits! Seven Barrels -Olive oils and aged Italian balsamics. Shoes 'N' More - We specialize in fresh contemporary looks, as well a sophisticated modern approach to fashion. We make sure that all of our footwear, clothing, and accessories are affordable with a luxurious feel. We are your one stop shopping destination! Soundview Millworks - Personalized Cutting Boards for Land and Sea.  The perfect gift for someone who has everything.  Personalize the board with unique handle offerings, initials, monograms or custom images.  Shipped directly as gifts with note cards! TallOrder - Fun, fashionalbe socks, not just for tall men, but for all men in sizes 9-11, 12-15 and 16-20.  We donate a portion of our profits to Tuesday's Children, a non-profit organization who helped us after we lost our dad on 9/11 and which now helps other communities facing traumatic loss and also families of our fallen heroes. Therese Custom Designs -  Custom designed crochet jewelry that can be stacked, mixed and matched with your existing pieces to create your perfect look. Featuring the signature love knot pendant, the perfect piece for any occasion. The Two Oh Three - We are CT's lifestyle brand. Started by a brother-sister-duo on a mission to celebrate Connecticut! Too Sparrows - A small Fashion Boutique that brings happy fashion styles at a price that will keep you smiling. Featuring jewelry, bags, clothing and kids trinkets carefully curated from local and international trends. Custom clothing and purse designs. True Cocktails - A delicious, natural, low calorie crystalized cocktail mix, currently available in margarita and cosmopolitan flavors. Turq Sport - A unique collection of men's and boys' amphibious performance underwear designed to keep active guys cool, dry and chafe-free. W by Worth -  Fall/Winter 2018 Exceptional Woman’s Fashions.  Contact Julie Faryniarz [email protected] (203-912-9543) to set up an appointment to shop the entire Fall/Winter 2018 collection during our official show dates Oct 12-25 and 10% of order will be donated to Swim Across America. Walker & Wade - Walker&Wade started with a kaftan and a family vacation in Bali…The inspiration for the line is to bring a little bit of the beach back home. We believe in vivid colors, a carefree lifestyle and resort wear year round. It's our "beach-to-table" philosophy!  The collection reflects our passions: color, pattern, and travel. Our design process brings together ikats, batiks, tie dyes, and silks from Bali. Our trademark is the custom bead work all done by women artisans, working at home, empowered to provide a better life for their children. Wick&Laz - Lindsay and Cristina bring you unique clothing and accessories from around the world. Zahra Sewn - Designer pillows and unique, high-quality handmade gifts sewn with love in Stamford, CT by an Afghan refugee, wife and mother of four. Swim Across America, Inc. is dedicated to raising money and awareness for cancer research, prevention and treatment through swimming-related events including numerous open water swims across the country from Boston Harbor to under the Golden Gate Bridge. Founded by Darien Connecticut, resident Matt Vossler and his college roommate Jeff Keith in 1987, its roots are firmly anchored in Connecticut and along the shores of Long Island Sound. With the help of hundreds of volunteers nationwide and past and current Olympians, Swim Across America is helping find a cure for cancer through athleticism, community outreach and direct service. In recent years, the swim’s theme has been, “We are More than a Swim, We are a Cause,” which led to additional events to support fundraising, such as the Shop & Share and Sip & Shop events. To learn more visit swimacrossamerica.org/greenwich or follow on Facebook, Twitter or Instagram. Established in 2007, Swim Across America Fairfield County (previously the Greenwich-Stamford Swim) has raised more than $3.8 million in 12 years for the Alliance for Cancer Gene Therapy (ACGT), the nation’s only foundation dedicated exclusively to funding cancer gene therapy research. 100% of funds contributed by Swim Across America to ACGT go directly to research. To learn more, visit acgtfoundation.org or follow on Facebook, Twitter or Instagram.

Nov 17, 2018 1:00 PM

You’re in the right place if you: You’ve started your calligraphy journey and want to take your lettering to the next level. You think flourishes will add fun and sophistication to your lettering (or your natural handwriting). You’ve been admiring flourishing and wonder what the secret is to making it look so effortless. You know it’s harder than it looks because you’ve tried, and you just can’t seem to get your flourishes to look right. Or perhaps you’re a closet calligrapher, experimenting on your own at home through youtube videos or library books. You wonder if real-time learning with like minded pen geeks might accelerate your learning. Or maybe you’re searching for a fun and meaningful creative experience to share with your friends. No matter where you are in your journey, these calligraphy workshops will refresh your heart and empower you with the creative confidence and tools to live an inspired and intentional life of impact. This is your invitation to step away from the craziness of your daily life for a little creative space for relaxed fun, inspiration, and connection. In a hyper-digitized super-speedy world, calligraphy and handlettering bring back a touch of personal and relaxation/reflection into your life and relationships. In this 3 hour workshop, you will: Show up for yourself, slow down, refresh your heart, and turn on your creative spark in an encouraging, collaborative space. Drawing flourishes is a simple way to practice creative self-care, which will bring a little more calm and creative play into your daily life. Learn how to create and have FUN WITH FLOURISHING, enabling you to add something special to your lettering. Get hands-on instruction and immediate feedback tailored to you, saving you time, reducing frustration, accelerating your progress (trust me, I know the grief of awkward looking flourishes from trial and error ;) Learn a process of how to design for digital reproduction. Leave with a digitized file you can send for your own greeting card printing so you can spread some positivity and encouragement to the people in your world. Create meaningful connections and conversations with others in community. Meet some new people, or invite a friend for a creative date (makes a great gift!) Use code FRIEND for $10 off. Collaborate and contribute to a purpose greater than yourself…10% of proceeds will be donated to helping women start a new life free from sexual exploitation. You’ll also be given opportunity to donate your practice lettering as notes of encouragement to women in recovery. WHAT WE WILL COVER: Supplies for creative design process Flourishing design principles Free form flourishing Flourishing letters and ligatures Stand alone flourishes as decorative elements Create your own Christmas card flourish design for digitization TICKET INCLUDES: 3 hours of Instruction and interaction (class size limited to provide tailored feedback + increase community connections) Personalized name tag Basic art pen and pencil set Flourishing Workbook with sample flourishes Tracing paper Access to the pens from the community tool box to complete your design Cardstock to make cards for women in recovery served by our partner charities A digital file of your completed design that you can reproduce for your gifting pleasure Light refreshements THIS WORKSHOP IS IDEAL FOR: “Begintermediate” calligraphers who have explored basic lettering styles. Ideally you’ve taken an introductory class (either online or in person). If you haven’t taken a class, you can still enjoy this class using your own natural handwriting, but you might want to learn one or more basic styles first, to get the most out of this class as we won’t be focusing on specific lettering techniques here. Self-experimenting, you-tube surfing dabblers who want live feedback and want to take their lettering design skills to the next level. Anyone who likes to get creative for a good cause WHAT TO BRING: Your smile, and an open spirit to learn and make connections in community. All supplies will be provided. Optional, not required: if you have some favourite pens you would like to use in your final design, feel free to bring them. You deserve to treat yourself to a creative date that will refresh your heart and bring inspiration to others. The world will be brighter for it! 10% of proceeds will go to http://www.safoundation.com, a charity with a proven long term success in freeing women from a life of sexual exploitation in Vancouver and globally. REFUNDS are not available, however you may defer your ticket to a future workshop, or you may transfer your ticket to a friend. If the workshop is cancelled due to not reaching the minimum number of participants required to run it, you will have a choice of defering your ticket to a future workshop, or receiving a full refund.

Oct 24, 2018 8:00 AM

 36th International Conference on Dentistry & Dental Marketing About Conference After the success of Dental Marketing-2017 in Las Vegas, Conference Series LLC Ltd invites all the participants across the globe to attend the 36th International Conference on Dentistry & Dental Marketing (Dental Marketing-2018) during October 24-25, 2018 in Boston, USA. The relative novel nature of the conference and its relevance to the current dental market makes this summit an event to look forward to for all individuals of the dental community. The theme of the Dental Marketing-2018 is “Dentistry meets Marketing”.  The 36th International Conference on Dentistry & Dental marketing will look to improve and build on the stepping stones of it predecessor and create a platform for discussion on dental practice management and marketing besides conventional dentistry.  The nature of the conference is crucial to its purpose as dentists who attend the conference can not only contribute and share their research but also learn about how marketing influences their practices and implement and modernize.   Session Tracks 1. Oral and Maxillofacial Pathology : Oral and maxillofacial pathology (also termed oral pathology, stomatognathic disease, dental disease, or mouth disease) refers to the diseases of the mouth ("oral cavity" or "stoma"), jaws ("maxillae" or "gnath") and related structures such as salivary glands, temporomandibular joints, facial muscles and perioral skin (the skin around the mouth). The mouth is an important organ with many different functions. It is also prone to a variety of medical and dental disorders. The specialty oral and maxillofacial pathology is concerned with diagnosis and study of the causes and effects of diseases affecting the oral and maxillofacial region. It is sometimes considered to be a specialty of dentistry and pathology. Sometimes the term head and neck pathology is used instead, but this might imply that the pathologist deals with otorhinolaryngologic disorders (i.e. ear, nose and throat) in addition to maxillofacial disorders. In this role there is some overlap between the expertise of head and neck pathologists and that of endocrine pathologists.   2. Dentistry: Dentistry is a branch of medicine that consists of the study, diagnosis, prevention, and treatment of diseases, disorders, and conditions of the oral cavity, commonly in the dentition but also the oral mucosa, and of adjacent and related structures and tissues, particularly in the maxillofacial (jaw and facial) area. Although primarily associated with teeth among the general public, the field of dentistry or dental medicine is not limited to teeth but includes other aspects of the craniofacial complex including the temporomandibular and other supporting structures. Dentistry is often also understood to subsume the now largely defunct medical specialty of stomatology (the study of the mouth and its disorders and diseases) for which reason the two terms are used interchangeably in certain regions. 3. Dental Marketing : Marketing is key to the success of any business and dental practices are no exception. For a dental practice to grow, a single dentist should be seeing 24-50 new patients per month. And in order to attract new dental patients, a practice must offer a competitive product at competitive pricing, along with convenient quality services – all backed by a solid dental marketing plan. 4. Oral and Maxillofacial surgery : Oral and Maxillofacial surgery (OMS or OMFS) specializes in treating many diseases, injuries and defects in the head, neck, face, jaws and the hard and soft tissues of the oral (mouth) and maxillofacial (jaws and face) region. It is an internationally recognized surgical specialty. In countries such as the UK, Australia and most of Europe, it is recognized as both a specialty of medicine and dentistry, and a dual degree in medicine and dentistry is compulsory. In other countries including the United States, India, Canada, Brazil, New Zealand, and Sweden, it is a recognized specialty of dentistry. 5. Oral and maxillofacial radiology : Oral and maxillofacial radiology, also known as dental and maxillofacial radiology, is that specialty of dentistry concerned with performance and interpretation of diagnostic imaging used for examining the craniofacial, dental and adjacent structures. OMFR or DMFR is one of nine dental specialties recognized by the American Dental Association, Royal College of Dentists of Canada, and Royal Australasian College of Dental Surgeons. Cone Beam CT image of a post-operative orthognathic surgery. Oral and maxillofacial imaging includes cone beam CT, multislice CT, MRI, PET, ultrasound scan, dental panoramic radiology, cephalometric imaging, intra-oral imaging (e.g. Bitewing, peri-apical and occlusal radiographs) in addition to special tests like sialographs. Visible light, optical coherence tomography and tera ray imaging are examples of additional methods in use or under development. Image guidance includes haptic and robotic devices. 6. Dental Stem Cell: Dental pulp is the soft live tissue inside a tooth. Dental pulp contains stem cells, known as Dental Pulp Stem Cells. The finest Dental Pulp Stem Cells are found in a baby teeth or milk teeth. The stem cells from the milk teeth are 'mesenchymal' type of cells i.e. cells that have the ability to generate a wide variety of cell types like chondrocytes, osteoblasts and adipocytes. Chondrocytes are cells that have the ability to generate cartilage, which can play an important role in the treatment of arthritis and joint injuries. Osteoblasts are cells that have the ability to generate bones. Adipocytes are cells that have the ability to compose adipose tissue, specialized in storing energy as fat. In essence, dental stem cells can generate solid structures of the body such as bone, new dental tissue, cartilage and muscle. New research suggests the potential (currently under experimental research) to regenerate nerves. This is being studied further for use in dentistry and medicine. 7. Obstructive Sleep Apnea Syndrome (OSA): When you have this condition, your breath can become very shallow or you may even stop breathing -- briefly -- while you sleep. It can happen many times a night in some people. Obstructive sleep apnea happens when something partly or completely blocks your upper airway during shut-eye. That makes your diaphragm and chest muscles work harder to open the obstructed airway and pull air into the lungs. Breathing usually resumes with a loud gasp, snort, or body jerk. You may not sleep well, but you probably won't be aware that this is happening. The condition can also reduce the flow of oxygen to vital organs and cause irregular heart rhythms. 8. The Future of Dentistry: Benefits of 3D Dentistry and CBCT Machines : One of the most important and exciting developments in dental diagnostic technology in the past decade has been the advent of 3D dental imaging. However, most people likely aren’t even aware of what 3D dental technology is- that’s how new it is! How is works? 9. Dental Marketing Trends : A Dental Market trend is a perceived tendency of financial markets to move in a particular direction over time. These trends are classified as secular for long time frames, primary for medium time frames, and secondary for short time frames. Traders attempt to identify market trends using technical analysis, a framework which characterizes market trends as predictable price tendencies within the market when price reaches support and resistance levels, varying over time. A trend can only be determined in hindsight, since at any time prices in the future are not known. 10. Dental Marketing Strategies : Dental Marketing strategy is a long-term, forward-looking approach to planning with the fundamental goal achieving a sustainable competitive advantage. Strategic planning involves an analysis of the company's strategic initial situation prior to the formulation, evaluation and selection of market-oriented competitive position that contributes to the company's goals and marketing objectives. Strategic Dental marketing, as a distinct field of study emerged in the 1970s, and built on strategic management that preceded it. Dental Marketing strategy highlights the role of marketing as a link between the organization and its Patients. 11. Oral Cancer : Oral cancer, also known as mouth cancer, is a type of head and neck cancer and is any cancerous tissue growth located in the oral cavity. It may arise as a primary lesion originating in any of the tissues in the mouth, by metastasis from a distant site of origin, or by extension from a neighboring anatomic structure, such as the nasal cavity. Alternatively, the oral cancers may originate in any of the tissues of the mouth, and may be of varied histologic types: teratoma, adenocarcinoma derived from a major or minor salivary gland, lymphoma from tonsillar or other lymphoid tissue, or melanoma from the pigment-producing cells of the oral mucosa. There are several types of oral cancers, but around 90% are squamous cell carcinomas, originating in the tissues that line the mouth and lips. Oral or mouth cancer most commonly involves the tongue. It may also occur on the floor of the mouth, cheek lining, gingiva (gums), lips, or palate (roof of the mouth). Most oral cancers look very similar under the microscope and are called squamous cell carcinoma, but less commonly other types of oral cancer occur, such as Kaposi's sarcoma. 12. Public Health Dentistry : Dental Public Health (DPH) is a non-clinical specialty of dentistry that deals with the prevention of oral disease and promotion of oral health. Dental public health is involved in the assessment of key dental health needs and coming up with effective solutions to improve the dental health of populations rather than individuals.[3]Prevention is becoming increasingly important. Dental related diseases are largely preventable and there is a growing burden on health care systems for cure. Dental public health looks beyond the role of a dental practitioner in treating dental disease, and seeks to reduce demand on health care systems by redirection of resources to priority areas. Countries around the world all face similar issues in relation to dental disease. Implementation of policies and principles vary due to available of resources. Similar to public health, an understanding of the many factors that influence health will assist the implementation of effective strategies. 13. Dental Traumatology : Dental trauma refers to trauma (injury) to the teeth and/or periodontium (gums, periodontal ligament, alveolar bone), and nearby soft tissues such as the lips, tongue, etc. The study of dental trauma is called dental traumatology. 14. How to Create an Awesome Dental Marketing Plan : Every small business owner tends to struggle with creating their first marketing plan. I think the main reason for this is that most business owners tend to focus on the outcome and end campaigns, while often overlooking the strategy, planning and execution phases. Unless you've gone to school for marketing or business, you probably haven't been trained to create a strong marketing plan. Doctor's that we work with here at Elevate DDS have many years of school under their belts, but not many of them studied any sort of marketing during their time in college. This is why we thought it would be a good idea to outline what a dental marketing plan should look like, from inception to campaign completion. 15. Nanotechnology Inspires Next-generation Dental Materials : Have a cavity? Ask your dentist about filling it with a mixture of nanoparticles including silica and zirconia. These white fillings resemble teeth better than their metal alternatives and are less likely to come loose or fracture teeth. This is just the beginning argue scientists in a review of 'nanodentistry.' Next-generation dental materials incorporating nanotechnology aim to help teeth self-heal, rebuild enamel, and protect against bacterial infections. 16. Dentistry – New Technologies : There are four major disciplines within dental technology. These are fixed prosthesis including crowns, bridges and implants; removable prosthesis, including dentures and removable partial dentures; maxillofacial prosthesis, including ocular prosthesis and craniofacial prosthesis; and orthodontics and auxiliaries, including orthodontic appliances and mouth guards. The dentist communicates with the dental technologist with prescriptions, drawings and measurements taken from the patient. The most important aspect of this is a dental impression into which the technologist flows a gypsum dental stone to create a replica of the patient’s anatomy known as a dental cast. A technologist can then use this cast for the construction of custom appliances. 17. Dental Abnormalities : Tooth abnormalities may be categorized according to whether they have environmental or developmental causes.While environmental abnormalities may appear to have an obvious cause, there may not appear to be any known cause for some developmental abnormalities. Environmental forces may affect teeth during development, destroy tooth structure after development, discolor teeth at any stage of development, or alter the course of tooth eruption. Developmental abnormalities most commonly affect the number, size, shape, and structure of teeth. 18. Cosmetic Dentistry: Cosmetic dentistry is generally used to refer to any dental work that improves the appearance (though not necessarily the functionality) of teeth, gums and/or bite. It primarily focuses on improvement dental aesthetics in color, position, shape, size, alignment and overall smile appearance. Many dentists refer to themselves as "cosmetic dentists" regardless of their specific education, specialty, training, and experience in this field. This has been considered unethical with a predominant objective of marketing to patients. 19. Forensic Dentistry : Forensic dentistry or forensic odontology is the application of dental knowledge to those criminal and civil laws that are enforced by police agencies in a criminal justice system. Forensic dentists are involved in assisting investigative agencies to identify recovered human remains in addition to the identification of whole or fragmented bodies; forensic dentists may also be asked to assist in determining age, race, occupation, previous dental history and socioeconomic status of unidentified human beings. Forensic dentistry is the proper handling, examination and evaluation of dental evidence, which will be then presented in the interest of justice. The evidence that may be derived from teeth is the age (in children) and identification of the person to whom the teeth belong. This is done using dental records including radiographs, ante-mortem (prior to death) and post-mortem (after death) photographs and DNA. "Forensic odontology" is derived from Latin, meaning a forum or where legal matters are discussed. 20. Orthodontics : Orthodontia, also called orthodontics and dentofacial orthopedics, is a specialty field of dentistry that deals primarily with malpositioned teeth and the jaws: their diagnosis, prevention and correction. An orthodontist is a specialist who has undergone special training in a dental school or college after they have graduated in dentistry. 21. Endodontics : Endodontics (from the Greek roots endo- "inside" and odont- "tooth") is the dental specialty concerned with the study and treatment of the dental pulp. Endodontics encompasses the study and practice of the basic and clinical sciences involving the biology of the normal dental pulp. It also includes the etiology, diagnosis, prevention and treatment of diseases and injuries of the dental pulp along with associated periradicular conditions. Endodontics has evolved tremendously in the past decade and its applications have immensely improved the quality of dental treatment. 22. Periodontics : Periodontology or periodontics (from Greek περί peri "around"; and ὀδούς odous "tooth", genitive ὀδόντος odontos) is the specialty of dentistry that studies supporting structures of teeth, as well as diseases and conditions that affect them. The supporting tissues are known as the periodontium, which includes the gingiva (gums), alveolar bone, cementum, and the periodontal ligament. A person who practices this specialty is known as a periodontist. 23. Prosthodontics : Prosthodontics, also known as dental prosthetics or prosthetic dentistry, is the area of dentistry that focuses on dental prostheses. It is one of nine dental specialties recognized by the American Dental Association (ADA), Royal College of Surgeons of England, Royal College of Surgeons of Edinburgh, Royal College of Surgeons of Ireland, Royal College of Surgeons of Glasgow, Royal College of Dentists of Canada, and Royal Australasian College of Dental Surgeons. The ADA defines it as "the dental specialty pertaining to the diagnosis, treatment planning, rehabilitation and maintenance of the oral function, comfort, appearance and health of patients with clinical conditions associated with missing or deficient teeth or oral and maxillofacial tissues using biocompatible substitutes. 24. Restrorative Dentistry : Restorative dentistry is the study, diagnosis and integrated management of diseases of the teeth and their supporting structures and the rehabilitation of the dentition to functional and aesthetic requirements of the individual. Restorative dentistry encompasses the dental specialties of endodontics, periodontics and prosthodontics and its foundation is based upon how these interact in cases requiring multifaceted care. In the UK restorative dentistry is legally recognized as a specialty under EU directive, with voices from the British Society for Restorative Dentistry and the Association of Consultants & Specialists in Restorative Dentistry.   Scope of Dental Marketing-2018 Dental Marketing is the integration of marketing strategies in the field of dentistry to help Dental Professionals harness the full potential of their practice. It involves the use of tools and techniques of marketing to achieve a certain degree of publicity and broaden the reach of the practice and the practitioner. The conference is a rare opportunity for all individuals of the dental community to upgrade their know-how of the latest marketing strategies. Why to attend? Dentistry & Dental Marketing has been designed with a twofold objective in mind. The main theme of the conference is "Dentistry meets marketing” which covers a wide range of critically important sessions. The event aims at bringing a wide range of dental professionals ranging from mainstream Prosthodontics & Orthodontics to relatively offbeat Micro dentistry, Holistic Dentistry etc and also lays a special emphasis at Educating and informing dental practitioners with the latest knowledge of Marketing strategies that can be applied to counter the undervaluation dental practices face. To add to its promise, the venue of the event has been selected after much research to assure that the event is being held in one of the hotspots for the concerned field, therefore attendance is expected to be astounding, both in quality and quantity. The variety of prospective audience includes: figures of academic excellence, interested industrialists, Students, exhibitors and eminent faces from the world of marketing thus enabling the sponsors a unique chance to choose from a pool of outstanding scopes for expansion of their business, new project undertaking and recruitment. All these factors combined and several more make Dental Marketing-2018 a “must attend” dental conference. 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Nov 14, 2018 6:00 PM

Dear Industry Friend YOU'RE INVITED You are warmly invited to the 3rd Annual Market People Awards on Wednesday 14th November 2018 at 6pm, brought to you by LMForums, the highly popular networking and thought leadership group for insurance professionals and those supplying this important trading community with valuable products and services.   WHO'S INVITED? Everyone, you don't need to be a member of LMForums to attend. This is an open event. Ticket prices vary depending upon whether you are a Market practitioner working for an insurer, broker, Lloyd's, trade association, or a firm supplying products and services into this Market   RECOGNISING OUR REAL STARS Each year, LMForums brings professionals together from all corners of the Market to recognise individuals, teams and companies who have made an outstanding contribution in the industry. This year, our awards will be bigger and better than ever - featuring some new award categories. We are also delighted to announce that the event will have an amazing Venetian carnival theme - so get those masks and costumes ready; it’s going to be a ball.   A FAIR NOMINATION SYSTEM Our awards have become a highlight for many professionals and firms across our Market. We operate a genuinely fair, open and transparent online nomination system, allowing any person, be they a frontline practitioner, a Chief Executive, a graduate or someone working for a supplier, to nominate an individual, team or company. Six independent senior level Market professionals will then judge all nominations and select our worthy winners. Each will be presented with one of our coveted awards and will feature in our exciting Market People Magazine and across multiple media channels. If you haven't yet nominated - we'll give the opportunity during the booking process to do so.   WHAT CAN I EXPECT ON THE EVENING? If you're an insurance practitioner you will have an amazing time - everybody always does at these Awards. Contact us at [email protected] for a special practitioner rate, subsidised by LMForums. If you're looking to sponsor a table or half a table, you will enjoy: A table of ten (half table of 5), beautifully decorated with our Venetian theme If you take a whole table you'll be abale to present an Award at no extra cost Your own MP Awards 2018 invitation to send to your guests Champagne drinks reception Exquisite 3 course black tie dinner with coffee/chocolates - A taste of Venice Unlimited wine, beers and soft drinks right up until 11.30pm Live auction and prize draw to support our incredible charity, Kids Inspire Live musicians and our truly amazing Soprano and Tenor from the Royal Academy of Music Dancing to our house DJ from 10.30-11.30 The Awards themselves, with all the brand promotion and social media coverage Inclusion of the awards, with your branding, in the highly popular Market People Magazine    DRESS CODE Black Tie     WHERE?   The incredible, One Moorgate Place, just 2 mins from Bank Station or walk down London Wall for 5 mins from Bishopsgate and turn left into Copthall Avenue.     DO JOIN US - IT WILL BE A LOT OF FUN! We invite you to join us for a very special evening and you’ll be sure of a very warm welcome. Read on for details of tables and award sponsorship options.           TO REGISTER CLICK THE BUTTON AT THE TOP OF THIS PAGE   CONTACT US ON 0203 551 9188 FOR FURTHER INFORMATION This event offers an unbelievable opportunity to promote your firm’s brand, entertain your clients, prospects and key staff members, in addition to supporting the incredible work by the team at the Kids Inspire.  There will be considerable exposure for your business in the lead up to this event, as well as during and after, across the City with senior executives and over 20,000 insurance professionals.   Not only will you receive publicity through the multiple City channels, but due to the involvement of the Charity, with its wealth of high profile supporters, as well as the numerous benefactors of prizes on the evening, your brand’s involvement in the evening will be heard about far and wide.   Don’t delay, register today from a single seat to a whole table or more. Limited spaces available.   You don’t need to be a member to attend.   What is London Market Forums?  The Forum is a place where practitioners, experts and suppliers gather to learn, network and collaborate. The Club helps practitioners and professional members understand the evolving trading environment, whether that be related to business process, legal, regulatory changes or simply caused by market forces or customer demand.  You don't need to be a member of the club to attend the event, but as membership is free it makes perfect sense to join - you'll be part of a growing band of professionals across the Market enjoying the benefits of LMForums. You don't need to be involved with the insurance industry to attend - this is an open, public event and all are welcome - including friends and families.    We hope to see you on 14th November 2018 at One Moorgate Place, commencing at 6.00pm with a gala drinks reception. _________________________   You'll be eligible for membership of LMForums, free of charge, if you are are employed by/member of an underwriter, broker, MGA, Lloyd's, LMA, IUA, LIIBA, BIBA, CII, AIRMIC or work for a Third Party Administrator who provides an outsourcing service to one of these organisations. If you are a supplier to the Market or professional services company you will need to contact us. The Club will offer a whole host of events, both technical and social throughout the year, so it's well worth signing up.   Any questions - please call LMForums on 0203 551 9188 Email: [email protected] Roger Oldham - Founder & Managing Director Oscar Padilla - Head of Business Services Pawel Konopski - Digital Marketing Manager/Photography   During the course of this event, some photography may take place for marketing and promotional purposes, or to support post event debriefing materials. If for some reason you would rather not appear in a photograph, please would you inform a member of the LMForums staff before the commencement of the event so that we may use our best efforts to respect your wishes, although we cannot guarantee this at a live event.

Nov 21, 2018 8:00 AM

Annual Congress on Veterinary and Animal Health About Conference Conference Series llc Ltd welcomes you at Annual Congress on Veterinary and Animal Health from November 21-22, 2018 at Paris, France. Veterinary Conference regards each one of the individuals to go to the "Veterinary Congress" amidst November 21-22, 2018 at Paris, France which melds brief keynote presentations, speaker talks, Exhibition, Symposia, and Workshops.  Veterinary Congress 2018 is one of the Animal Health meetings which will be visited by all the prestigious veterinarian, veterinary educators, fiery inspectors, postgraduates, affiliations, business meanders under a solitary rooftop. This veterinary congress or rather all animal health meeting 2018, Veterinary events, Veterinary meetings will help in frameworks organization, B2B teaming up amidst specialists and academicians. We have dealt with various compelling veterinary events and veterinary gatherings and develop incredible relations bringing the researchers and associations together. Veterinary conferences, veterinary get-togethers and veterinary events are crucial for the essential people to think about the most basic bit of  animal body. Why to attend? With people from around the world focused on getting some answers concerning Veterinary, this is your single most obvious opportunity to accomplish the greatest accumulation of individuals from the mending focuses, Universities, bunch, etc. This Veterinary conference in 2018 will coordinate appears, disperse information, meet with recurring pattern and potential investigators and get name affirmation at this 2-day event. Broadly acclaimed speakers, the most recent frameworks, methodologies, and the most current updates in Veterinary field are indications of this conference. This Veterinary congress 2018 or rather all veterinary gatherings, veterinary events and veterinary congress will help in frameworks organization, B2B uniting amidst specialists and academicians. Target Audience: 1.      Veterinary Students, Scientists 2.      Veterinary Researchers 3.      Veterinary Faculty 4.      Medical Colleges 5.      Veterinary Associations and Societies 6.      Business Entrepreneurs 7.      Training Institutes 8.      Software making associations 9.      Manufacturing Medical Devices Companies 10.  Data Management   Scientific Session Track 1: Animal Biotechnology Animal biotechnology is an integral component of agriculture. Applicable in science and engineering, it is used for modifying living organisms. Animal and microbes have been used by humans for nutrition and development of products for consumption such as beer or bread. The existing technology today enables us to engineer animals making them suitable for maximum production. One of the early applications of biotechnology in animal science is developing method to separate cheese and other food products from milk by enzyme and microbes. Genetic engineering in conjugation with cell biology and biochemistry has developed multiple products of animal origin. Regulation of Animal Research:  The “Three Rs”:- Reduce the number of higher species (cats, dogs, primates) used. Refine tests and experiments to ensure the most humane conditions possible. Replace animals with alternative models whenever possible. Track 2: Animal Nutrition Food is material that, after ingestion by animals, is capable of being digested, absorbed and utilized. In a more general sense we use the term ‘food’ to describe edible material. Additionally, dietary supplementation with certain nutrients (e.g., arginine, glutamine, zinc, and conjugated linoleic acid) can regulate gene expression and key metabolic pathways to improve fertility, pregnancy outcome, immune function, neonatal survival and growth, feed efficiency, and meat quality. Overall, the proper balance of protein, energy, vitamins and all nutritionally important minerals in diets is needed to make a successful nutrition program that is both productive and economical. Both fundamental and applied research is required to meet this goal. A successful livestock enterprise requires a good water supply, in terms both of quantity and quality. Safe supplies of water are absolutely essential for livestock. If livestock do not drink enough safe water every day, intake of feed (roughages and concentrates) will drop, production will fall and the livestock producer will lose money. Track 3: Veterinary Microbiology This topic of discussion will also include veterinary study at micro level, microorganism included in this veterinary study, the structure of microorganisms. Extensive use of currently available vaccines, strict quarantine combined with rapid diagnostics and biosecurity, and stamping out and other containment measures seem to keep ND under control in developed countries. However, as evident from the multiple outbreaks occurring worldwide, current vaccination strategies are not fully efficacious under different environmental conditions and the development of new concepts for vaccine generation are needed. To enhance the efficacy of vaccines and to improve the immune response induced by them, investigation of innovative approaches together with the development of safe and novel strong adjuvants is necessary. Future ND vaccine systems that allow rapid development to target emerging NDV strains, and enable design of multiplexed vaccines, will have advantage over currently existing vaccines. Track 4: Infectious Diseases and Preventions in Animal There are some organisms which are harmless or helpful but in certain conditions they trigger the development of an infection. He diseases caused by germs and which may infect any part of the body are called Infectious Diseases. Some organisms such as bacteria, viruses, fungi, parasites, animals are main cause of Infectious diseases. Infectious Diseases  includes a wide range of fields which includes research on sexually transmitted infections, Bacterial Infections, Infections caused by animals, Antiviral therapy, Antibiotics, Viral infections, Respiratory Tract Infections, Parasitic Infections Vaccines,  Infect Advanced Therapies etc. Track 5: Veterinary Medicine This topic of discussion involve medicine related to clinical examination and diagnostic which is used to investigate the alimentary canal, establishing a problem oriented approach to the diagnosis of underlying pathological conditions. Pathology of teeth and gums "Lumpy jaw", Foot and Mouth disease & Vesicular Stomatitis. Mucosal Disease / Bovine virus diarrhoea, Malignant Catarrh, ulcerative stomatitis, "Wooden Tongue", diphtheritic stomatitis, ulcerative stomatitis, proliferative stomatitis. Oesophageal obstruction, perforation, achalasia. Escherichia coli infections in animals. E. coli as a broad group of bacteria: general characteristics. E. coli as enteric pathogens : ETEC, EPEC, EHEC. Pathogenesis and requirements for virulence factors (toxins, adhesions, capsules, endotoxin). Inflammatory disease (enteritis). Types of inflammation with examples. Catarrhal, ulcerative, fibrous / haemorrhagic, proliferative. Veterinary Medicine as Clinical Trials: Treatments for humans may also be useful for treatments with animals (e.g. the BRCA1 gene found in 65% of human breast tumors is similar to the BRCA1 gene in dogs). Hyperthermia + radiation = more effective at killing tumours. Stimulation of cytokines for curing skin cancers. Track 6: Veterinary Practice It includes the practices for trials on animals, testing on them related to drugs, keeping them safe from diseases. Veterinarians play an important role in protecting animal welfare, animal health, public health as well as the environment and provide a wide range of services. The total of buildings, infrastructure, veterinarians, support personnel and necessary documentation. However, the term veterinary practice in Good Veterinary Practice is defined as any veterinary service provided by a veterinary organization. Veterinarians shall endeavor to ensure the welfare and health of the animals under their care in whichever section of the veterinary profession they work. Veterinarians shall always take into account the five freedoms2 for assessing animal welfare. When aware of violations to animal welfare legislation, veterinarians shall immediately bring this to the attention of the owner of the animal(s) and do everything within their reach to solve the problem. Veterinarians shall treat all animals in their care with respect. Track 7: Veterinary Research  Veterinary research is the study of animals, particularly their health, disease and behavior, and informs and influences a far greater proportion of our lives than many people realize. Veterinary research contributes to quality and safety throughout the whole food chain. It plays a crucial role in human medicine through comparative studies, considers diseases that can cross from animals to humans, such as rabies and BSE, and is a key part of improving animal welfare and ensuring environmental sustainability. Veterinary research is carried out by individuals with a range of scientific backgrounds, including veterinarians. Research is undertaken at institutes and universities, by industry, including pharmaceutical companies, and in veterinary practices around the country. It is funded by government, charities such as the Welcome Trust, and bodies such as the Horserace Betting Levy Board. Track 8: Veterinary Forensics There are numerous situations that qualify as animal cruelty: starvation, dehydration, untreated medical problems, failure to provide relief from extreme environmental conditions, hoarding, embedded collars, physical or sexual abuse, poisoning, and animal fighting, and so on. Physical abuse cases often have neglect as a component of the crime. Animal cruelty is basically any action or lack of action that results in unjustifiable or unnecessary suffering, illness, injury or death of an animal. It is important that veterinarians have an understanding of their animal cruelty laws to they can respond appropriately and assist the investigators and prosecutors in the potential case. Reporting suspected abuse does not mean the alleged perpetrator will be arrested – it means that an investigation will be undertaken. It takes all parties to fulfill their role in the investigation to prove and disprove possible elements of the crime. Track 9: Veterinary Surgery To impart the basic knowledge of principles of surgery. To impart practical training in anesthesia, diagnostic imaging techniques and surgery. To impart practical training in surgery, anesthesia and diagnostic imaging techniques. one impart the basic and practical knowledge of principles of large animal anesthesia and mechanism of pain. To impart the basic and practical knowledge of principles of diagnostic imaging techniques and interpretation of radiographs, ultrasonography/CT/ MRI and other imaging techniques. Track 10: Veterinary Nursing Education As the professional regulatory authority for the veterinary professions, the RCVS maintains a register of veterinary nurses. Maintaining the register includes the approval of qualifications that can lead to professional registration; these are known as license to practice qualifications. Qualifications that lead to registration can either be at Further Education (FE) or Higher Education (HE) level. The requirements for such qualifications are set out in the RCVS Registration Rules and the Standards detailed in this handbook. Track 11: Veterinary Emergency In addition to analgesia for pain control, many injured or ill animals will require analgesia to facilitate restraint, diagnostic and emergency procedures. As each animal will present with varying levels of injury or illness and be experiencing different degrees of pain, individual drug selection, and dosing to effect is essential, rather than considering a standard regimen for all patients. Painful animals may also be aggressive and chemical restraint is required to protect staff, and the patient from further (self-in­flicted or iatrogenic) injury, and to facilitate a physical examination. These animals may appear stable even with severe injury or illness (especially cuts) due to the ‘fight or fl­ight’ response. Track 12: Genetic Modified Animals The process of genetically modifying an animal usually starts with combining certain fragments of DNA together in a laboratory, known as recombinant DNA. Then it is put into the animal which can pass on the recombinant DNA to the offspring. These animals contain an additional protein from the constructed DNA needed to create the drug. Many animals are being used to produce pharmaceutical drugs, mainly milk and egg producing animals such as chicken, goats, and cows. The common way to genetically modify animals is a certain process performed in the laboratory 1.      The gene of interest is isolated on a strand of DNA. 2.      DNA is cut at specific points by restriction enzymes. The enzymes recognize certain sequences of bases on the DNA strand and cut where those sequences appear. 3.      The cut DNA joins with a vector, which may be a virus or part of a bacterial cell called a plasmid. The vector carries the gene of interest into the organism that will produce the protein. 4.      Transformation occurs when the gene carried by the vector is incorporated into the DNA of another organism where it initiates the action desired. Track 13: Poultry Product Poultry products are nutritious and add variety to the human diet. Most of the products are from chickens, but ducks and turkeys also are important sources. In developing countries, rural production systems for maintaining poultry are not far removed from conditions encountered by wild chickens and ducks. Where reliable refrigeration is not available, consumers purchase small amounts of poultry meat and eggs on a regular basis. In developed countries, commercial production systems provide large supplies of meat and eggs. The food processing industry provides meat in the form of whole carcass, cut-up parts, or further processed meat. Eggs are available as whole (shell) eggs or liquid or component parts. By products from food processing are recycled, usually by inclusion in animal feed. Track 14: Health Benefits of Pet Ownership Many people intuitively believe that they and others derive health benefits from relationships with their animal companions, and numerous scientific studies performed over the past 25 years support this belief. Among other benefits, animals have been demonstrated to improve human cardiovascular health, reduce stress, decrease loneliness and depression, and facilitate social interactions among people who choose to have pets. Additionally, many terminally ill, pregnant, or immune compromised people are urged to relinquish their animal companions due to concerns about zoonosis (diseases that may be transmitted between humans and non-human animals). Dogs can act as the perfect personal trainer, if only because most of them need to be walked several times a day. To help human health professionals and their patients decide when and in what ways a companion animal may provide assistance, this booklet reviews some important scientific studies that document the positive impacts of the human-animal bond on human health: physiologically, psychologically and socially. Track 15: Veterinary Digital Healthcare Increasingly, veterinarians are using medical imaging to diagnose their patients. There is a corresponding tendency towards replacing conventional film-screen systems with digital medical imaging systems, such as computed radiography (CR) and direct radiography (DR). With these systems, many veterinarians around the world are enjoying considerable benefits, including time savings and optimal image quality. 1.      From analog to digital: X-ray generators are used to make radiographic exposures. As the X-rays pass through the patient, the way in which they are absorbed varies depending on the density of the body tissues (bone, fat, water, air, etc.). 2.      Computed radiography gains ground: Computed radiography (CR) and direct digital radiography (DR) also use a standard X-ray generator. CR is an indirect digital imaging technology that became popular in the 1980s within the human healthcare domain. Track 16: Veterinary Healthcare and Innovation This report is the fourth annual collaboration between Health for Animals and Oxford Analytical. We have published ‘The cost of animal disease’ in 2012; ‘Emerging and re-emerging diseases’ in 2013; and ‘The growing threat of vector-borne diseases in humans and animals’ in 2014. With the publication of this new report, Health for Animals and Oxford Analytical are aiming to generate exposure around the topic of innovation in the animal health sector, among policymakers, industry, the NGO sector and the media. Innovation within the sector is vital for progress. Track 17: Wildlife Management and Veterinary Welfare Human understanding of animals – especially their sentience, needs and natures – is developing all the time. The physical states of poor welfare are more readily accessible and understandable (particularly for veterinarians, who undertook much of the early work on welfare). But new research leads naturally to greater understanding of mental states and needs and natures. This is particularly true of ethological research, including ‘preference testing’ where animals’ preferences are measured and assessed. This may be why earlier definitions of welfare centred on physical states, whereas the latest definitions have reflected the complex, multi-faceted nature of animal welfare. Concern for animal welfare has historically focused on the use of animals for farm livestock production, transport, sale and slaughter, and research, testing and teaching. In addition, legislation designed to protect animal welfare often excludes pests or pest control. Attitudes towards pests have contributed to this, with pests usually and rightly in many cases, portrayed in a negative manner. Track 18: Environmental Law And Animal Preservations Environment” is a difficult word to define. Its normal meaning relates to the surroundings, but obviously, that is a concept which is relatable to whatever object it is, which is surrounded. Environment is a polycentric and multifaceted problem affecting the human existence. Today protection of ‘environment’ is a global issue as it concerns all countries irrespective of their size, stage or development or ideology. Today, the interaction between society and nature is so extensive that the question of environment has assumed large proportions, affecting humanity at large. It is therefore, very important to understand and appreciate the importance of ‘environment’ in our daily life. It imposes a duty on every citizen ‘to protect and improve the natural environment including forests, lakes, rivers, and wildlife’. Reference to the environment has also been made in the Directive Principles of State Policy as well as the Fundamental Rights. Today, Animal conservation has evolved into a science, but its goal remains essentially the same: to ensure the wise use and management of renewable resources. Given the right circumstances, living organisms that we call renewable resources can replenish themselves indefinitely. Conservation is the wise use of natural resources, without wasting them. Track 19: Veterinary Economics Veterinary medicine is engaged in maintaining the health of food animals and companion animals, in assuring a safe food supply, in scientific research and development (R&D), in teaching and R&D in academia, and in numerous novel activities such as government agencies (The Ohio Department of Agriculture, for example), military, zoos, and working for private firms. Most veterinarians are self-employed; nationally it is estimated that 80 percent of the veterinarians are self-employed and Ohio is not likely to be substantially different from the national number. Track 20: Entrepreneurs Investment A veterinary practice can be defined as a business for the profitable delivery of veterinary medicine. Many veterinarians are under the mistaken belief that a successful practice will come from the delivery of effective veterinary medicine. The reality is that veterinary practices, particularly those providing small animal health care, are in an extremely competitive environment whereby the veterinarian must not only be a successful animal health care provider but also a practice manager and entrepreneur (Brown & Silverman 1999; Heinke2001; Shilcock2002). Although it is not essential for veterinarians to have formal qualifications in business it is considered important they have a foundational understanding of business practices relevant to the veterinary industry (Brown & Silverman 1999; Shilcock2002). This practice management and planning knowledge will assist the veterinarian to not only make a valuable contribution as a future employee but in many cases, understand the reality of self-employment opportunities. Track 21: Animal Husbandry Animal  husbandry practice is having  varied reasons like producing food to produce a regular supply of nutrient-rich animal source food that provide a critical supplement and diversity to staple plant-based diets, generate income to meet an urgent need of cash, to provide manure so as to contribute a greater crop production for food and income , to provide traction power for transportation and crop production, to serve as financial instruments and enhance social status as an indicator of social importance within the community, (either based on the size of a family’s livestock holdings or in their sharing of livestock with others) to strengthen social bonds (including the use of livestock as dowry or bride price) . Livestock-derived food items (meat, milk and eggs) are the great contributor in the Indian economy. This sector is an integral component of Indian agriculture supporting livelihood of more than two-thirds of the rural population. There are various types of services of animals such as to provide nutrient-rich food products, draught power, dung as organic manure and domestic fuel, hides & skin, and are a regular source of cash income for rural households. Track 22: Livestock Livestock production is a form of agricultural production with many facets and the manifestation of these facets differs from one situation to another. It is obvious that livestock production by a nomad who keeps camels for milk to secure his subsistence is different from that of a peasant who raises some poultry in his farm yard for sale on the market. The different livestock species - camels, cattle, sheep, goats, equines, pigs and poultry - vary radically in their management requirements, their production and productivity and also in the products they supply and the functions they fulfill. But one and the same species may also be held for completely different purposes: On some farms cattle are kept to produce beef for sale, on others to supply clung for the fields and to provide tractive force in farm work. Track 23: Animal Vaccines Vaccination has been one of the most important interventions in disease prevention that has ever been developed. In spite of the demonstrable, and ongoing, success of vaccination, a small, but vocal, anti-vaccination movement has developed in human medicine, occasionally buttressed by horrifying instances of adverse reactions. Veterinary medicine, vaccination has also proven to be a boon for animal health. Diseases such as canine parvovirus and canine distemper, feline leukemia, or equine tetanus, have been greatly reduced – in some cases, nearly eliminated – by vaccination. And, as in human medicine, a small, but vocal, anti-vaccination movement has developed, regaling fearful listeners with tales of acute harm, or chronic, low-grade disease (sometimes termed “vaccinosis”). In spite of the success of animal vaccination, genuine questions remain as to ideal intervals for booster vaccination. That is, although the effectiveness of vaccination can be shown by reduction in disease, as well as the occasional challenge study (where vaccinated animals are exposed to disease-causing organisms to see if they are protected), no one really knows the “optimum” interval for giving boosters of most animal vaccines. Track 24: Nanotechnology in Veterinary Nanotechnology is defined as a scientific knowledge application for matter’s manipulation and control in nonmetric scale (1-100 nm). Nanostructures may present new physical and chemical characteristics, demonstrating high reactivity and solubility levels, and better stability than the original actives. Nanotechnology allows the development of new products and also the possibility of reworking conventional substances viewing better efficacy results. This technique is commonly used in Human Medicine; especially involving Nano carriers for quick and specific drug delivery into cells. In Veterinary Medicine, the use of nanoparticles composed by antimicrobials actives are being intensively tested, especially in livestock animals. 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