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Newsletter UPDATE 10/2017

1. EVENT PROGRAM UPDATE: VIENNA CITY OF SCIENCE SYMPOSIUM NEW YORK

The 3rd Vienna City of Science Symposium will take place on Tuesday, November 7 from 02:00 – 05:00 pm at Weill Cornell Medical College in New York and is jointly organized with the Vienna Science and Technology Fund. This year’s topic is “Engineering the Brain: Modeling Disease and Drug Response in Engineered Stem Cell Cultures”. Lectures will be presented by Jürgen Knoblich from the Institute of Molecular Biotechnology as well as scientists from Weill Cornell Medicine in New York, from the École Polytechnique Fédérale de Lausanne, Switzerland and the Max Perutz Labs in Vienna, Austria.

 

2. EVENT PROGRAM UPDATE: VIENNA SCHOOL OF MEDICINE GALA VIENNA, MEDICAL UNIVERSITY VIENNA

The 2017 Vienna School of Medicine Gala will focus on Otology and Hearing and takes place on
Monday, November 13 at the historic Van Swieten Saal at the Medical University of Vienna.
This year’s program includes lectures on the historical development of Otology in Vienna, and modern technology used in ENT today. Please see the program details.

The event is organized by the Vienna OMI together with the Josephinum Museum and the Vienna Science and Technology Fund. Pictures of last year’s event can be found here: http://www.wienmedizin.at

 

3. EVENT PROGRAM UPDATE: MUSIC FOR MEDICINE BENEFIT ALICE TULLY HALL, NEW YORK

This year’s Music for Medicine Benefit will take place on Wednesday, December 13, 07:00 pm. Members of the Vienna Philharmonic Orchestra (the Koll Trio) will perform at Alice Tully Hall at Lincoln Center in New York, followed by the Dinner, a live Auction and Raffle Drawing benefitting the Salzburg Weill Cornell Seminars of the OMI. The event is organized by the AAF together with the Faculty of the Salzburg Weill Cornell Seminars.

Please see the program details.

 

4. BAN KI-MOON VISITING THE SALZBURG STIFTUNG OF THE AAF

Former Secretary-General of the United Nations Ban Ki-moon and his wife Yoo Soon-taek visited the Salzburg Stiftung of the AAF at Schloss Arenberg on August 3, 2017. He was welcomed by members of the board of trustees and friends of the Stiftung as well as by some 40 children participating in the opera camp “Aida”.

While still in office, SG Ban honored the AAF with his presence at the 2015 & 2016 benefit gala concerts “Music for Medicine” in New York. While at Arenberg, he signed a poster commemorating these two events: ”With deep appreciation of your commitment to humanity, Ban Ki-moon“.

Photo (Upper Left) from l-r: Dr. Aichinger & Ban Ki-Moon
Photo (Upper Right): Ban Ki-Moon together with children from the Opera Camp
Photo (Bottom): Group Photo with Ban Ki-Moon, Members of the Board of Trustees and Friends of the Salzburg Stiftung

5. LAUNCHING A RESEARCH GRANT IN CONNECTIVE TISSUE RESEARCH

The AAF and The Ines Mandl Research Foundation (IMRF) will launch a fellowship to American and Austrian Fellows promoting Connective Tissue Research at the Research Institute Hospital for Special Surgery (HSS) in New York. The grant is a three-year commitment between The Ines Mandl Foundation and The AAF, and will allow American and Austrian fellows to gain experience in the laboratory of Dr. Mathias Bostrom, a prominent specialist in hip and knee surgery, for six months at a time. The fellowship will focus primarily on orthopaedic translational and connective tissue research with a secondary experience in clinical arthroplasty surgery.

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