This week: AIDS Nepal 2010 and the Ginseng Festival comes to a close; Stand Up 2 Cancer takes place on September 10.

International Mini-Conference on HIV/AIDS 2010 (AIDS Nepal 2010)
September 3-4
Pokhara, Nepal

AIDS Nepal 2010 continues the efforts of AIDS 2010 that took place in Vienna, Austria in July with a focus on newer diagnostic tools, opportunistic infections and the prevention, treatment and management of HIV/AIDS. Participants include researchers, health workers, international delegates and NGOs. Registration fees differ depending on your region; a Foreign Delegate pass is $70-100 (€55-78).  

Geumsan Insam (Ginseng) Festiva
September 3-12
Geumsan, Chungcheongnam-do, South Korea?

The Ginseng Festival celebrates its 29th annual event devoted to the medicinal herb and its health benefits. This year's program boasts traditional therapy demos, a ginseng cooking contest, a marathon, singing contest, a ginseng herb quiz, ginseng t-shirt painting, plus participants can get their hands dirty digging up ginseng and picking seeds.

World Suicide Prevention Day
September 10

The World Health Organization (WHO) is a co-sponsor of the event that promotes suicide awareness and efforts to prevent suicide. WHO estimates "3000 people commit suicide daily" equaling "one death every 40 seconds" worldwide. Prevention is key as "for every person who completes a suicide, 20 or more may attempt to end their lives."

Stand Up 2 Cancer (SU2C)

September 10 

SU2C brings together actors, musicians, athletes and journalists for the tenth annual one-hour fundraising event to support the acceleration of "innovative cancer research bringing new therapies to patients quickly that will saves lives now." The television broadcast will air at 8pm EDT on 17 networks and highlights will be posted on YouTube. For more information and to make an online donation, go to:

Make Noise for the MDGs
September 17-19

The world's leaders will be attending the Millennium Development Goals (MDGs) Review Summit at the United Nations in New York City and Stand Up 2010 is asking you to make noise, united with others and shout out: "We will no longer stay seated or silent in the face of poverty and the broken promises to end it!" You can "add your voice, sound or music to [Stand Up's] SoundCloud audio group" at:

September 20 @11am EDT
New York, NY, USA and

The Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation and TED co-host a live event that will be streaming online for free to discuss ten years of progress of the Millennium Development Goals (MDG) and the future of global public health. The 90-minute webcast will air on

World Response Conference on Global Outbreak H1N1+H5N1
September 23-24
Delhi, India

World Response Conference on Global Outbreak is described as the first practical conference to highlight the first real-time test on global and domestic preparedness in the aspect of prevention, protection, response, and recovery. The future of public health security will be discussed with academics, industry, governments and military to better manage global health pandemics. Registration fees range from $350-998 (€273-778).

Inner IDEA
September 23-26
Palm Springs, California, USA

Inner IDEA celebrates its fifth annual event centered on mind, body and spirit wellness. The international professional event is designed for health and fitness professionals with sessions based on integrative health and wellness including 100+ interactive sessions on Pilates, yoga, nia, gyrokinesis, integrated movement, meditation, nutrition and the wellness marketplace. Ticket pricing varies from $495-675 (€371-538), to register and learn more, go to:

World Heart Day

September 26

Celebrate your heart's health with local and workplace events (health checks, organized walks, runs and fitness sessions, public talks, stage shows, scientific forums, exhibitions, concerts, carnivals and sports tournaments) taking place in 100 countries. According to the World Health Organization (WHO) "cardiovascular diseases are the world's largest killers, claiming 17.1 million lives a year."

The 16th International Charles Heidelberger Symposium on Cancer Research (16ICHSCR)
September 26-28, 2010
Coimbra, Portugal

The Symposia bring together 150 of the world's leading cancer researchers worldwide to discuss their latest advances in cancer research and clinical applications.

World Mental Health Day
October 10

The World Health Organization (WHO) and mental health advocates globally encourage great awareness about mental, neurological and behavioral disorders, their prevention and therapies. Hundreds of millions of people suffer from depression and other disorders that lead to "social isolation, poor quality of life and higher death rates."

Global Handwashing Day 2010
October 15

This year's event focuses on educating children to promote handwashing in 80 nations worldwide since "poor hygiene and lack of access to sanitation together contribute to about 88% of deaths from diarrheal diseases, accounting for 1.5 million diarrhea-related under-five deaths each year."

Men's Health World Congress 2010
October 28-30
Acropolis Palais des Congres et des Expositions, Nice, France

The 7th annual multidisciplinary scientific congress for health professionals is devoted to advancing men's health with a focus on therapies, tools and new research in urology, cardiology, endocrinology, oncology, sexual medicine, mental health, primary care, public policy, education and aging. Registration ranges from €250-600.