The first annual Women's International Summit for Health begins on March 8 and this week is the last chance to save with early registration for The 23rd Annual BIO convention, the global biotechnology industry event of the year, and International Fitness Showcase (IFS) is quickly approaching opening on March 26.

Voting is open for Pepsi's Refresh Project
March 1-31

Pepsi's Refresh Project is a new campaign based on social-cause marketing, the program is simple and user-friendly, basically if you have an idea on how to better your community's health, share it and get people to vote. just re-opened voting and by April 1 the second round of winning health ideas will be granted. Each month 32 grants are distributed, totaling 1.3 million dollars (715,000 euros). To learn more

Women's International Summit for Health (WISH)

March 8-19

The WISH Summit 2010 is an inaugural ten-day event over two weeks taking place online with four sessions a day devoted to themes centered on women's health including sensuality, spirit, food, relationships, fitness, beauty, health, money, attitude and family. Forty internationally recognized health leaders including Malika Chopra, author and creator of, a wellness blog; Rory Freedman, author of Skinny Bitch; Rainbeau Mars, Hollywood's yoga guru and Global Ambassador for Adidas; and Barbara De Angelis Ph.D., author and relationship coach. Registration is free, emails will be sent with 24-hour access to the lectures.

Early registration for BIO in Chicago
March 11

The 17th Annual BIO convention, the global biotechnology industry event of the year, takes place May 3-5 in Chicago, Illinois, USA. This year's theme is Heal, Fuel, Feed the World and boasts keynote luncheons with US Presidents Bill Clinton and George W. Bush and former US Vice President Al Gore. Registration is open and tickets purchased prior to March 11 save $750 (€556) off the $2945 (€2182) non-member and $2145 (€1590) member conference rate. More than 25,000 participants are expected from the healthcare, industrial and environmental, and food and agriculture industries ranging from scientists to mid-level executives representing over 68 nations.


15th Annual Brain Awareness Week (BAW)
March 15-21

BAW is a global campaign to promote brain research awareness, triumphs and inspire the next generation of neuroscientists through a week of celebration. The Dana Alliance for Brain Initiatives, leading organization of neuroscientists, created the event and manages it in partnership with its European counterpart, The European Dana Alliance for the Brain.


World Water Day (WWD)
March 22

This year marks the 8th annual WWD with the theme: Communicating Water Challenges and Opportunities. UN-Water's campaign will focus on water quality and resource management to promote "clean water for a healthy world" for overall well-being of humans and ecosystems. International list of local events:

World Tuberculosis (TB) Day
March 24

The global initiative to eliminate TB by 2015 hits the halfway mark this year and World Health Organization's StopTB campaign announced that this year's theme is innovation. Researchers from around the globe are sharing their stories on their blog to raise public awareness; contributions from Vietnam to Kenya are already being shared. Various organizations are planning day events in India.

International Fitness Showcase (IFS) 2010
March 26-28
Winter Gardens
Blackpool, United Kingdom

The 6th annual program packs over 235 different fitness sessions into three days, designed for fitness instructors, trainers and the public. IFS expects 6,000 participants from Asia and Europe with fitness and health champions from Argentina to Japan leading classes on The Fit Zone, Gravity, Modern Pilates and much more. A three-day ticket is £119.00/€135.

World Health Day

April 7

This year’s World Health Day theme is "1000 cities, 1000 lives" and will highlight urbanization and health. The campaign will run April 7-11 and the World Health Organization (WHO) has set the following goals: 1000 cities will "open up public spaces to health" and 1000 lives is about gathering 1000 stories about "urban health champions," individuals that have made a significant impact on health in their cities.