Coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19) is an emerging disease that has reached pandemic status by rapidly spreading worldwide.The first human cases of COVID-19, the disease caused by the novel coronavirus causing COVID-19, subsequently named SARS-CoV-2 were first reported by officials in Wuhan City, China, in December 2019.
The pandemic has caused a public health crisis with profound long-term socioeconomic fallout. Although the vast majority of patients experience mild to moderate symptoms, the disease remains fatal in a significant proportion of those infected. Much of the critical illness is believed to be the result of a hyperinflammatory process referred to as hypercytokinemia or a “cytokine storm”.
The course of the Covid-19 pandemic is still uncertain. Epidemiology, pathogenesis, role of immunologic factors, diagnostic, treatment and vaccine findings are still very interesting and relevant to be discussed.
The 1000 days of life, the period between conception and the first 2 years of life, is a very critical period and has enermous impact on the health and welbeing of fetal, neonates and long-term health. Well-balance, essential nutritients in optimal amounts during the first 1000 of life strongly correlates especially with brain development, metabolism and immune system.
We therefore invite our fellow doctors, students and anyone who is interested to be involved and take part in this very important meeting, the NOMMENSEN HEALTH & MEDICAL SCIENCES INTERNATIONAL CONFERENCE (NoHMSIC) will be held on July 8th -9th 2021.
We look forward to welcome you.
Dean of Faculty of Medicine, Universias HKBP Nommensen