Health and fitness agenda: IAS, Mandela Day

Scientists in the fields of HIV/AIDS will gather in Rome to discuss the latest in research at IAS 2011. On July 18, Mandela Day encourages citizens to devote 67 minutes to positive change.

6th IAS
July 17-20
Rome, Italy

The world's largest open scientific conference on HIV/AIDS, the IAS Conference on HIV Pathogenesis, Treatment and Prevention (IAS 2011) will be held in Rome this year. The event is organized by IAS in partnership with Istituto Superiore di Sanità (Italian National Institute of Health). Held every two years, the conference attracts around 5,000 delegates from all over the world and provides a unique opportunity for the world's leading scientists, clinicians, and public health experts to discuss the latest scientific developments in HIV-related research.
http://www.ias2011.org
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Mandela Day

July 18
Worldwide

July 18 is Mandela Day, an international day first recognized by the United Nations in 2009 in honor of Nobel Peace Prize Laureate and former South African president Nelson Mandela's birthday, during which he celebrates by asking everyone to help make the world better, healthier, and just. The Mandela Day slogan is "Take Action. Inspire change. Make every day a Mandela Day." This year he is asking you to set aside 67 minutes to do something positive for your community and for yourself, from cleaning up litter in your neighborhood to getting tested for HIV if you haven't already.
http://www.nelsonmandela.org/mandeladay/67_ways.html 2009

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3rd Wanderlust
July 28-31
Squaw Valley, Lake Tahoe, California, USA
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The third annual main festival, held at the peaks of Squaw Valley in California's Lake Tahoe, is all about yoga, music, and nature. This year it is expected to draw more than 5,000 yogi partyers, and famed yogis John Friend, Shiva Rea, and Seane Corne are headlining the yoga events, while musicians Michael Franti and Spearhead and Jai Uttal will play concerts. Other similar yoga/party events include Ojai Yoga Crib, Bhakti Fest, and Evolve Music and Yoga Festival, but Wanderlust reportedly attracts the largest, most hedonistic crowds. A full four-day pass, called "Sage," costs $450 (€356), and a three-day pass (or "Seeker") costs $375 (€268).
http://www.wanderlustfestival.com

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World Hepatitis Day
July 28
Worldwide

World Hepatitis Day is about bringing attention to the fact that 1 in 12 are living with chronic hepatitis B or C. This year marks the first official World Health Organization-supported Hepatitis Day, along with partnership from The World Hepatitis Alliance, a nonprofit organization that represents 280 hepatitis patient groups worldwide. Visit the website for links and information to a number of campaigns taking place on July 28 to promote hepatitis screenings, vaccinations and awareness. http://www.worldhepatitisalliance.org/worldhepatitisday2011.aspx


Reebok CrossFit Games 2011
July 29-31
Carson, California, USA
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This CrossFit Games event is the final competition in a series where the world's fittest, who have triumphed in regionals and sectionals around the world, come together to compete for the grand prize. The first place male and female individual winners will each receive $250,000. CrossFit is about metabolic conditioning and combines a series of intense, fast workouts without machines for core strengthening and conditioning including weightlifting, sprinting, and gymnastics. Crossfit drills are expected to make their way into more fitness classes after the 27th annual IDEA World Fitness Convention (IDEA 2011), the largest and oldest trade event for fitness professionals (August 11-14 in Los Angeles). If you want to see the Games live, tickets are priced at $40-$50 via Ticketmaster.
Learn more: http://games.crossfit.com/about-games
To buy tickets : http://www.ticketmaster.com/event/2C00463BBFE53C1A
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27th IDEA World Fitness Convention

August 11-14
Los Angeles, CA, US
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IDEA World Fitness Convention, one of the world’s largest fitness trade shows, will feature more than 300 fitness education sessions for more than 5,000 attendees. The event will host 150 speakers, including keynotes Olympic speed skater and brain health specialist Dr. Daniel Amen. A pass for the entire event is $499 for IDEA members/$589 for nonmembers. Two-day package: $329 for members/$359 nonmembers. One-day package: $249 for members/$279 nonmember. Rival tradeshows include Germany's FIBO and LA's IHRSA International Convention & Trade Show.
http://www.ideafit.com/conference/idea-world-fitness-convention-2011
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