At PhotographyTalk, our mission is to help people become better photographers.
That includes helping amateur and professional photographers expand their skill set to take better photos and build more successful photography businesses.
Now, we’re expanding our footprint to help a whole new group of people - students - to use photography to better their place in the world.
Whether you’re studying to be an auto mechanic, a teacher or the next Jeff Bezos, photography does not discriminate. These days, we all carry around cell phones that have amazing cameras, which means anyone can master the art of photography.
We want to help the next generation of photographers realize their educational dreams by supporting students in their college studies.
Each year, one college-bound student will receive a $1,000 PhotographyTalk Scholarship that can be used for tuition, fees, and related educational expenses.
The Leesa Social Impact Scholarship will provide $10,000 to support four exceptional students as they embark on their own journey toward social action.
At Leesa, we set out to measure our success as much by our impact on the world as we do by our financial performance. To date, we have donated over 10,000 mattresses and provided multiple cash awards and grants to people who share our concern for the millions of people seeking refuge from homelessness, domestic risk and human trafficking.
The 5thPIPAC symposium on Sep 7th- 8th 2018in Paris will focus on “understanding peritoneal metastasis”. Experiences from the past have shown that it is not enough to perform therapy-driven research in this deadly disease. Clearly, translational research including disease- and organ-focused research is urgently needed to improve therapeutic outcome of peritoneal metastasis.
This year’s symposium intends to bring together basic and clinical researchers from all over the world and from a broad range of disciplines to allow convergences and create synergies. Treating successfully peritoneal metastasis is a huge challenge and only joined efforts of the best actors in the field will allow significant progress.
Friday’s program will be devoted toPressurized IntraPeritoneal Aerosol Chemotherapy (PIPAC)- a minimal invasive administration of aerosolized chemotherapy within the abdominal cavity, where the laws of physics allow a high tissue concentration of chemotherapy, but without the usual side effects and toxicity of systemic chemotherapy. Six Phase-II trials all show a significant efficacy of PIPACin peritoneal metastasis, with a confirmed low adverse events profile and with no occupational health safety problems. This could indicate treatment progress in a difficult palliative situation, but perhaps PIPACmay also challenge the present treatment strategies in cancer patients who have not reached end stage disease, yet. Breaking information on technology, pharmacology, running and future clinical trials will be presented to the worldwide surgical and gynecological oncology community.
Saturday will be the founding date of theInternational Society for the Study of Pleura and Peritoneum (ISSPP),a society opened to basic researchers and clinicians involved in the study of the organs pleura and peritoneum in health and disease. Scientific domains will include embryology, anatomy, physiology, immunology, pathology, clinical genetics, pharmacology, benign and malignant diseases and their therapies. The official journal of the Society will be the peer-reviewed, open-access journal “Pleura and Peritoneum” which has now entered successfully its 3rdyear of life. The call for founding members of the Society is now open. The same day, high-level meetings with companion organizations such as PSOGI and ESSO will be organized in order to develop common models of scientific collaboration and knowledge dissemination between the different actors in the field.
More information onthe 5thPIPAC symposiumand on theISSPPis available at this homepage and will be updated regularly until and beyond the symposium. Be aware: only 140 participants can be allowed into the building, on the first-come first-serve basis.
We are looking forward to meet you soon in Paris for a stimulating and friendly meeting!
At Modern Castle we see ourselves as educators and researchers of all things home. So for us, information, knowledge, and the ability to communicate and pass it on to others is incredibly important.
The entire team at Modern Castle was fortunate enough to be able to attend 4-year universities. It’s our hope that we can help support others to pursue their dreams through higher education and life-long learning.
So we are eager to invite your University/College for our scholarship program.