Wireless health takes the spotlight at the CTIA event in New Orleans, with a host of exhibitors on hand to display their latest mHealth innovations.
27th CTIA Wireless 2012
New Orleans, LA, US
CTIA expects to welcome more than 1,000 exhibitors and more than 40,000 spectators in 2012. While the show covers wireless and converged communications, wireless broadband, mobile web computing and data industries, the Wireless Health Pavilion will present the latest offerings from companies providing health products, applications, and managing networks for both professionals and consumers. http://www.ctiawireless.com
Joshua Tree, California, US
Shakti Fest, previously dubbed Bhakti Fest, is a four-day music festival celebrating devotion through chanting (or kirtan), yoga, meditation and community. Attendees gather on 450 acres of desert land with famed kirtan performer Jai Uttal on the bill, along with yogini Shiva Rea. The spring festival is three days; a fall festival (September 6-9) runs four days.
International AIDS Candlelight Memorial Day
The 29th Annual International AIDS Candlelight Memorial Day is the largest grassroots movement against the disease that creates awareness and hope with a single gesture: light a candle. Over 1,200 community organizations in 115 countries will host local memorials to honor those who lost the fight and raise awareness about AIDS. To find out what is taking place in your area or to dedicate a virtual candle, go to: http://www.candlelightmemorial.org
World Health Assembly
WHO, Geneva, Switzerland
At the 65th World Health Assembly, topics on the table include universal health coverage, mental disorders, nutrition, and adolescent pregnancy. Stay tuned to the WHO website for more developments in the coming weeks.
Nuremberg’s massive BioFach heads to Shanghai with some 300 international exhibitors showcasing organic and wellness products. The event has a global presence with events in Sao Paulo, Tokyo, Mumbai, and Baltimore.
Mobile Health Summit
May 29 - June 1
Cape Town, South Africa
The second edition of the GSMA-mHealth Alliance Mobile Health Summit, kicking off May 29, is designed for senior executives from the mHealth sector, with the event focusing on hot topics and issues in the industry while providing an opportunity for networking and deal-making.
World No Tobacco Day
World No Tobacco Day is an initiative of the World Health Organization (WHO) and this year's focus is on the need to expose and counter the tobacco industry's “attempts to undermine the WHO Framework Convention on Tobacco Control (WHO FCTC) because of the serious danger they pose to public health.” The WHO reports one billion people could die during this century because of tobacco use. http://www.who.int/tobacco/wntd/2012/announcement/en/index.html
Evolution Asia Yoga Conference
Hong Kong Convention & Exhibition Centre, Hong Kong
Evolution Asia brings together yoga enthusiasts and masters worldwide to explore the world of yoga through practice with a range of beginning and intense classes, and a yoga bazaar offers discounts on cutting-edge yoga wear and gear. There are also educational sessions on spiritual cleansing, body balance, Thai yoga therapy, and much more.
Boulder, Colorada, US
Hanuman Festival is a community-oriented yoga and music festival set at the foot of Colorado's Rocky Mountains, drawing top-notch teachers and musical artists who aim to inspire and transform.