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2nd Diczfalusy Meeting - 2008

2nd Annual Meeting of the
Egon and Ann Diczfalusy Foundation

30 September – 1 October, 2008
Szeged, Hungary

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Prof. Attila Pál - president of the Foundation

Dear Friends, Colleagues, Ladies and Gentlemen,

It is a great honour and a particular privilege for us to extend a most cordial welcome to the Second Meeting of the Egon and Ann Diczfalusy Foundation at the University of Szeged. It is also a great pleasure for us to inform you that this event is organized jointly with the Faculty of General Medicine, University of Szeged, Hungary, the Berlin-Brandenburgische Akademie der Wissenschaften (BBAW), Berlin, Germany and the CONRAD Program, Arlington, VA, USA.

In a world of complex and sometimes contradictory realities it is very tempting to escape into the world of dreams. As Kahlil Gibran wrote, "trust the dreams, for in them is hidden the gate to eternity". We were also reminded by Eleanor Roosevelt that "the future belongs to those, who believe in the beauty of their dreams". Our dream is that it is possible for devoted scientists to improve the human condition and that these Meetings may develop into a modest tool to reach this objective.

During the past year we received a great deal of feedback from our colleagues around the world, in general, and from those living in neighbouring countries in particular. We were most pleased to learn that our colleagues from several neighbouring countries share our dreams and objectives and from this year on will collaborate with us.

The present Program is sharply focused on prevention in women's health since there is an enormous need to improve it, not the least in Central and Eastern Europe. We profoundly believe that it is very important to prevent the preventable, protect the dignity of the old and prevent the feminisation of poverty.

It was said by Francis Bacon that "the great end of life is not knowledge but action". We think that both are needed and that increasing knowledge can and should be converted into more meaningful action. Therefore, in collaboration with our colleagues from neighbouring countries, this Foundation started to organize Task Forces to study in our region the different areas in which preventive measures could be improved, and we hope very much that these activities will gain momentum in the coming years. Last but not least, we also believe that in science in general and in medical science in particular "what is past is prologue".

We wish all of you a fruitful meeting and a most pleasant stay in Szeged, Hungary.

Sign of Professor Attila Pál

Prof. Attila Pál
president of the Foundation

Sign of Professor Egon Diczfalusy

Prof. Egon Diczfalusy
founder of the Foundation

Venue: Hotel Novotel - Maros utca 1., Szeged, Hungary

Scientific programme

Tuesday, 30 September 2008

14.30 – 15.10 Welcoming Professor Attila Pál, President of the Foundation
Introduction of the Presidium. Short allocutions. Narrator: Mrs. Veronika Hajma
Prof. Gábor Szabó, Rector, University of Szeged, Hungary
Prof. György Benedek, Dean, Faculty of Medicine, University of Szeged, Hungary
Prof. Henry Gabelnick, Executive Director, CONRAD, Arlington, VA, USA
Prof. Günter Stock, President, Berlin-Brandenburg Academy of Sciences, Berlin, Germany
Prof. Jürgen Mittelstrass, Academia Europaea/The Academy of Europe, Germany
Prof. Stevan Popović, Dean, Faculty of Medicine, University of Novi Sad, Serbia
Prof. Marius Raica, Vice-Rector, University of Medicine and Pharmacy "Victor Babes" Timisoara, Romania
15.10 – 15.25 Musical entertainment
15.25 – 17.00 OPENING SESSION
Chairs: Professor Egon Diczfalusy, Professor Attila Pál
15.25 – 15.30 A short history of the Diczfalusy-Medal
Professor György Bártfai, Szeged, Hungary, Vice-president of the Foundation
15.30 – 15.45 Laudatio of Professor Britt-Marie Landgren, Stockholm, Sweden, the recipient of the 2008 - Medal
Professor Salvatore Mancuso, Rome, Italy, recipient of the 2007 – Medal, Member of the Board
15.45 – 16.15 The Swedish action plan for combating mens violence against women
Professor Britt-Marie Landgren, Stockholm, Sweden
16.15 – 16.20 Handing over the Diczfalusy Medal
Prof. Egon Diczfalusy, Rönninge, Sweden
16.20 – 16.25 A short history of the Diczfalusy-Prize for young scientists
Professor György Bártfai, Szeged, Hungary, Vice-president of the Foundation
16.25 – 16.35 Laudatio of Eszter Ducza Ph.D., the recipient of the 2008 – Prize
Maria Natalia Cruz MD, Stockholm, Sweden, recipient of the 2007 – Prize
16.35 – 16.55 Estrogen and progesterone modulation of adrenergic receptor in pregnant uterus; basic and therapeutic consequences
Eszter Ducza Ph.D. Szeged, Hungary
16.55 – 17.00 Handing over the Prize
Prof. Egon Diczfalusy, Rönninge, Sweden
17.00 – 17.25 COFFEE BREAK
17.25 – 18.15 FIRST SESSION
Chairs: Professor Ivo Brosens, Professor Dan Gaiþa
17.25 – 17.55 Morbidity among elderly women; facts and fancies
Professor Kerstin Hagenfeldt, Stockholm, Sweden
17.55 – 18.05 EuroAspire III results - from vision to action
Professor Dan Gaiþa, Timisoara, Romania
18.05 – 18.15 Question and answer period
18.15 – 19.05 SECOND SESSION
Chairs: Professor György Falkay, Professor Tihomir Vejnović
18.15 – 18.45 New methods for the prevention of unwanted pregnancies
Professor David Archer, Norfolk, VA, USA
Chairman of the International Policy Coordinating Committee (IPCC) of the Diczfalusy Foundation
18.45 – 18.55 Chlormadinone acetate, or The past is never dead
Professor Elisabeth Johannisson, Geneva, Switzerland
18.55 – 19.05 Question and answer period
19.05 – 19.55 THIRD SESSION
Chairs: Professor Badri Saxena, Professor Zoltán Tóth
19.05 – 19.35 The struggle to prevent sexual transmission of HIV/AIDS
Professor Henry Gabelnick, Arlington, VA, USA
Vice-President of the Foundation
19.35 – 19.45 Attempts for dual-protection methods
Régine Sitruk-Ware MD, New York, USA, Member of the Board
19.45 – 19.55 Question and answer period
20.00 – 21.30 Reception (Hotel Novotel Szeged****)

Wednesday, 1 October 2008

9.00 – 9.50 FOURTH SESSION
Chairs: Professor Marc Bygdeman, Professor Attila Pajor
9.00 – 9.20 Prevention of cervical cancer; classical approaches
Professor Kristina Gemzell-Danielsson, Stockholm, Sweden
Member of the Board
9.20 – 9.40 Prevention of cervical cancer; new approaches
József Kovács MD, Szeged, Hungary
9.40 – 9.50 Question and answer period
9.50 – 10.40 FIFTH SESSION
Chairs: Professor Salvatore Mancuso, Professor Hermann Schneider
9.50 – 10.10 From conventional morphological diagnosis to the molecular classification of breast carcinoma; are we ready for the change?
Professor Marius Raica, Timisoara, Romania
10.10 – 10.30 Why does the oral contraceptive pill not protect against breast cancer?
Professor Herjan Coelingh Bennink, Zeist, The Netherlands
Member of the Board
10.30 – 10.40 Question and answer period
10.40 – 11.05 COFFEE BREAK
11.05 – 12.10 SIXTH SESSION
Chairs: Professor Britt-Marie Landgren, Professor Ioan Munteanu
11.05 – 11.25 Prevention of multiple pregnancies in assisted reproduction
Professor Piergiorgio Crosignani, Milan, Italy
11.25 – 11.35 Naturam expelles furca .. (You may drive out nature with a pitchfork ...)
Kay Elder MD, Cambridge, United Kingdom
11.35 – 11.45 Question and answer period
11.45 – 12.05 Health problems of elderly women; Prevention of, and new therapeutic approaches to osteoporosis
Professor Takeshi Aso, Tokyo, Japan
12.05 – 12.10 Question and answer period
12.10 – 12.45 SEVENTH SESSION
Chairs: Professor Ádám Balogh, Professor Serban-Dan Costa
12.10 – 12.25 Gonadotropins, Alzheimer and beyond...
Professor Gyula Telegdy, Szeged, Hungary, Member of the Board
12.25 – 12.30 Question and answer period
12.30 – 12.40 Is HRT in a blind alley or at the crossroads?
Professor Michael Oettel, Jena, Germany
12.40 – 12.45 Question and answer period
12.45 – 14.10 LUNCHEON
Working luncheon for the Board Members of the Diczfalusy Foundation
14.10 – 15.00 EIGHTH SESSION
Chairs: Anastazija Stojšić-Milosavljević MD, Professor Miklós Török
14.10 – 14.30 Prevention of cardiovascular complications in elderly women
Professor Tamás Forster, Szeged, Hungary
14.30 – 14.40 Prevention of cardiovascular complications in elderly women - Pediatric aspects
Professor Márta Katona, Szeged, Hungary, Member of the Board
14.40 – 14.50 Cardiotom - Tomographic mobile gamma camera system for the diagnosis of acute myocardial infarction
Iván Valastyán, Institute of Nuclear Research of the Hungarian Academy of Sciences, Debrecen, Hungary
14.50 – 15.00 Question and answer period
15.00 – 16.20 NINTH SESSION
Chairs: Professor Jürgen Mittelstrass, Professor Egon Diczfalusy
15.00 – 15.30 Primum non nocere; Is the remedy sometimes worse than the disease?
Professor Günter Stock, President, BBAW, Berlin, Germany, Member of the Board
15.30 – 15.40 Question and answer period
15.40 – 16.00 The ethics of medicine and of society
Professor Miguel Oliveira da Silva, Lisbon, Portugal
16.00 – 16.20 Ethical demands and economic decisions
Professor Sir Brian Heap, Cambridge, United Kingdom
16.20 – 16.40 TEA BREAK
16.40 – 17.40 TENTH SESSION
The medicine of today and the ethics of tomorrow - Round table discussion
Directed by Professor Jürgen Mittelstrass, Konstanz, Germany

Participants: Professor Giuseppe Benagiano, Geneva, Switzerland
Professor Sir Brian Heap, Cambridge, United Kingdom
Professor Miguel Oliveira da Silva, Lisbon, Portugal
Professor Günter Stock, Berlin, Germany
Professor Robert Edwards, Cambridge, United Kingdom
(video presentation)
17.40 – 18.10 ELEVENTH SESSION
Chair: Professor Giuseppe Benagiano
17.40 – 18.00 Closing address / Handing over the poster price
Professor György Benedek, Szeged, Hungary, Dean of the Faculty of General Medicine, University of Szeged, Member of the Board
18.00 – 18.10 Au revoir! Farewell! Arrivederci!
Professor Attila Pál, Szeged, Hungary, President of the Foundation
Professor Egon Diczfalusy, Rönninge, Sweden
18.30 – 21.00 FAREWELL BANQUET (Castle Museum of Szeged)
Hosted by the Faculty of General Medicine, University of Szeged
Special lecture – “The secret of anti-aging”
Professor Thomas Rabe, Heidelberg, Germany



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