Weekly health and fitness agenda: Zumba Instructor Convention, Daffodil Day

This week the Zumba instructors head to Florida for their annual party-convention on August 26 plus Australians and Canadians celebrate Daffodil Day.

Zumba Instructor Convention
August 26-29
Orlando, Florida, USA

Zumba, a global fitness craze that combines a variety of dance and cardio elements, is holding its biggest members-only party to help fitness professionals share new Zumba techniques (Aqua Zumba, Zumba Toning and Zumbatomic) , fashion, foods and music. The four-day festival is described as a "Zumba playground" with over 3500 Zumba network professionals in attendance.
http://convention.zumba.com

Daffodil Day
August 27
Australia/ Canada

A day, created by the Canadian Cancer Society nearly 30 years ago, to honor those who have been touched by cancer. On August 27, the profits from fresh daffodils purchased at select locations will be used to support cancer patients, research and education. To get involved or donate: http://www.daffodilday.com.au

African Traditional Medicine Day
August 31
Africa

Many common medicines are derived from traditional therapies and on August 31, during the 9th annual African Traditional Medicine Day instituted by the World Health Organization (WHO), health professionals will come together to further the research and development, advocacy and safety of traditional medicines.
http://www.who.int

International Mini-Conference on HIV/AIDS in 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). http://www.manipal.edu.np//Pages/NewsDetails.aspx?NewsID=12 


Geumsan Insam (Ginseng) Festiva
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September 3-12
Geumsan, Chungcheongnam-do, 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, 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.
http://www.visitkorea.or.kr/enu/SI/SI_EN_3_2_1.jsp?cid=293106

World Suicide Prevention Day
September 10
Worldwide

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." http://www.iasp.info/wspd/

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).
http://www.india.wrcgo.eve-ex.com/


Inner IDEA
September 23-26
Palm Springs, California

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:
http://www.inneridea.com/conference/inner-idea-conference-2010

World Heart Day

September 26
Worldwide

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."
http://www.world-heart-federation.org/what-we-do/awareness/world-heart-day/


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

The Symposia brings together 150 of the world's leading cancer researchers worldwide to discuss their latest advances in cancer research and clinical applications.  http://www.uc.pt/en/congressos/16ICHSCR

 

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