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VIU Summer Institute on Ageing (8th Edition)

The VIU Summer Institute on Ageing offers a “state-of-the-art” program which will provide the students with a thorough understanding of the ageing process, ranging from recent advances of the medical and epidemiological literature, to an extensive treatment of the economic dimension (pensions and long term care) and of the sociological dimensions (intergenerational transfers, role [...]

Antimicrobial resistance and the role of Vaccines

Antimicrobial resistance, which has been increasing at a disturbing rate, is now considered a threat to planetary health. The consequences of antimicrobial resistance are even now being felt in the European Union. In fact, The mortality linked to antibiotic-resistant infections in Europe corresponds to approximately 33,000 deaths yearly; The economic burden of antimicrobial resistance [...]

Senior travellers on the move: a focus on vaccine-preventable diseases

The world’s ageing population and the increasing number of older travellers have important implications, especially for health professionals. According to senior population projections and international travel trends, more older people will travel over the next 15 years. Vaccine-preventable diseases are only one aspect to deal with during a normal pre-travel consultation, but often they [...]