NEWSLETTER n°3                                                                                                            ...
NEWSLETTER n°3                                                                                                            ...
NEWSLETTER n°3                                                                                                            ...
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RISTOMED : New E-service for dietary approach to the elderly

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Wp5 Deliv D5.1 Newsletter3 Final Countdown

  1. 1. NEWSLETTER n°3 Work Package 5 – D 5.1 RISTOMED NEWSLETTER New e-Services for a Dietary Approach to the ElderlyI NS I DE T H IS I SS U E :• Mixing health expertise for the sake of Public Health……………………………………………………………… ……………………..…………………… PAGE 1• RISTOMED paving the way of the Year for Active Ageing…………………………..PAGE 2• Preparing RISTOMED FINAL CONFERENCE ………………………………………………… PAGE 2-3February-March 2011Mixing healthexpertise for the sakeof Public HealthHealth and age-related diseases are majorendeavours that have become even more offensive and preventive one where health promotion is ensured through high quality diet and nutrition. Such a goal cannot be reached without R&Dimportant with life-expectancy rise. With fundings and health systems to bescientists worldwide sharing their mutualized. Industrialization and the deepknowledge and the considerable economic changes that have appeared overdevelopment of e-technologies, massive the last century have considerably changedhealth discoveries have been made over the our consumption habits and healthlast 20 years; enabling to mix theories, conditions. Too many factors such ascompare and mutualize expertise. genetics, environment, socioeconomicMore recently, the power of new trends background and modern eating habits nowrelated to natural remedies and food impact interact in our health; a complicatedon health have led the European Union to framework that can only be descriptedpromote the cooperation between member thanks to the cooperation of the world’sstates; raising new angles of analisis and leading scientists.crossing existing knowledge for the benefit In other words, our health care providersof constant health improvement. have to totally reverse their conception ofThis has been combined to a profound medecine to help patients go through lifechange in mentalities about the way healthily; an angle that is totally new andhealthcare had to be provided. Indeed, where most of world scientists are novices.from a “defensive” approach where healthpolicies were made to combat diseases, Ristomed Project which aims atEuropean bodies have decided to understanding the different approaches andcounteract health deficiencies by an benefits within the EU on nutrition as well 1 This document, and information as organized herein are developed by the RISTOMED consortium and are its exclusive property:Vox Net Soc Coop, Rome University La Sapienza, Bologna University ALMA MATER, Medicine University Charité Hospital Berlin, Gerontologie Clinique Centre Henri Choussat Xavier Arnozan Hospital – Bordeaux, AISA Therapeutics, ACTIAL Farmaceutica, Maison de l’Argan Copyright (C) 2009 - 2011
  2. 2. NEWSLETTER n°3 Work Package 5 – D 5.1as the elderly people related care systems (about two million more a year) willis in total keeping with this “innovative” counterbalance the number of active peopleapproach of medecine, promoting as baby boomers’ generation will join thepluridisciplinarity, comparing existing existing seniors.litterature for the sake of innovation. Thus, it has become of outmost importance for European Bodies to garantee that theRistomed paving the ageingway of The Year for population will liveActive Ageing? healthily and actively toEuropean people saveare living longer autonomythan even and in andmuch better attractiveconditions. Since livingthe 60’s, life conditions.expectancy hasconsiderably The mainrisen, reaching an goal is toaverage 80 years raise the people awareness and concentrateand that could the efforts at every level, renew with inter-gain about 5 years more over the next 40 generations solidarity.years. It is a major change we have to operate,Conscious that the population is ageing and learning from other countries and crossingthat, by 2050, 1/3 of the population will be knowledge to succed with demographicmore than 60, they are making a general transition.call to multiply information, conferences,new tools development, innovative Promoting the improvement of elderlymedecine practices & policies. people health conditions through nutrition and technology is one of the RISTOMED’sIn 2012, The European Parliament has ambitious goals. At the centre of alldecided to maximize the efforts and set attentions, elderly people have become anthe: “Year for Active Ageing and Inter- urgent priority Europe is trying to valorizegeneration solidarity”. Indeed, from 2012, a amongst health stakeholders and theconsiderable increase of retired people general population. Preparing RISTOMED Final Conference After more than two years working, the time has come for us to present our Project to the world. Next 12th of April, we will be officially introducing the whole Consortium, the mains goals, objectives and results of the RISTOMED Projects at the Ecole Francaise 2 This document, and information as organized herein are developed by the RISTOMED consortium and are its exclusive property:Vox Net Soc Coop, Rome University La Sapienza, Bologna University ALMA MATER, Medicine University Charité Hospital Berlin, Gerontologie Clinique Centre Henri Choussat Xavier Arnozan Hospital – Bordeaux, AISA Therapeutics, ACTIAL Farmaceutica, Maison de l’Argan Copyright (C) 2009 - 2011
  3. 3. NEWSLETTER n°3 Work Package 5 – D 5.1de Rome – Piazza Navona,62 – ROME – The conference will feature a good panelITALY. discussion with professors at nutritional, geriatrics and gastroenterology levels.Under the patronage of Rome Municipalityand Rome Province the European experts Please, join us by registering freely on theinvolved in the Project will share their views following link:on the http://www.ristomed.eu/finalconference/challengeof making atailoreddietsupplemented or notwhileimprovingthe qualityof life of older people.Please visit our site www.ristomed.eu for regular updates.Twitter: RISTOMEDContact detailsCoordinator:Fabio BuccoliniR&D - RISTOMED Project ManagerVox Net Società CooperativaVia Paisiello,32 – 00198 ROMA ITALYwww.voxnet.euemail:fabio.buccolini@ristomed.euDISCLAIMER: The sole responsibility for the contents ofthis newsletter lies with the authors. It does notrepresent the opinion of the European Community. TheEuropean Commission is not responsible for any usethat may be made of the information contained therein. 3 This document, and information as organized herein are developed by the RISTOMED consortium and are its exclusive property:Vox Net Soc Coop, Rome University La Sapienza, Bologna University ALMA MATER, Medicine University Charité Hospital Berlin, Gerontologie Clinique Centre Henri Choussat Xavier Arnozan Hospital – Bordeaux, AISA Therapeutics, ACTIAL Farmaceutica, Maison de l’Argan Copyright (C) 2009 - 2011

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