IAP Conference on Science Advice

**The Conference Agenda is in the process of being finalized.  The online agenda was updated on 26 February 2016.

Conferences Agenda
February 28, 2016
14:30 – 16:30
Registration
17:00 – 19:00
Opening Ceremony
17:00 – 17:30
Cocktail Reception
17:30 – 18:00
Welcome
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Mohamed Hassan, IAP Co-Chair
Volker ter Meulen, IAP Co-Chair
Daya Reddy, President of ASSAf & IAC Co-Chair
18:00 – 18:15
Delegates invited to take their seats (Hors d'oeuvre)
18:30 – 19:00
Keynote Address by the Minister of Science & Technology
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Address by the Minister of Science & Technology
Naledi Pandor, Ministry of Science &Technology, South Africa
19:00
Dinner
February 29, 2016
08:30 – 09:00
Registration
09:00 – 09:15
Welcome by Conference Committee Co-Chairs
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Daya Reddy, President of ASSAf & IAC Co-Chair
Jörg Hacker, German National Academy of Sciences Leopoldina
09:15 – 09:55
Keynote Speaker
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Science Advice to Governments – Multiple Modalities, Consistent Principles
Peter Gluckman, International Network on Governmental Science Advice
Moderator: Volker ter Meulen, IAP Co-Chair
09:55 – 10:10
Keynote Speaker
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EASAC and the Science Advisory Mechanism (SAM) in Europe
Jos van der Meer, European Academies Science Advisory Council (EASAC)
10:10 – 10:30
Discussion
10:30 – 11:00
Coffee Break
12:30 – 14:00
Lunch
14:00 – 15:30
Panel Discussion*
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Topic II: Science Advice in Times of Disasters/Emergencies
Moderator: Peter Gluckman, International Network on Governmental Science Advice
Oyewale Tomori, Redeemer's University & President, NAS
Ram Babu Singh, Delhi School of Economics, University of Delhi
Bernard Slippers, University of Pretoria, South Africa
Coleen Vogel, University of Witwatersrand, South Africa
Virginia Murray, Public Health England, UNISDR Scientific and Technical Advisory Group (STAG)
15:30 – 16:00
Coffee Break
16:00 – 17:30
Panel Discussion*
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Topic III: Science Advice in the International Arena with a Special Focus on Synthetic Biology
Moderator: John Hildebrand, US NAS Foreign Secretary Regents Professor, University of Arizona
Francisco Gonzalo Bolivar-Zapata, Institute of Biotechnology, National Autonomous University of Mexico
Ernst-Ludwig Winnacker, Human Frontier Science Programme
Keymanthri Moodley, Centre for Medical Ethics and Law, Stellenbosch University, South Africa
Rees Kassen, University of Ottawa, Canada
17:30 – 18:00
Wrap-up Session
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Moderator: Volker ter Meulen, IAP Co-Chair
Moderator: Lai-Meng Looi, IAMP Co-Chair
March 1, 2016
09:00 – 10:45
Panel Discussion*
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Topic IV: Country Readiness for Science Advice
10:45 – 11:15
Coffee Break
11:15 – 11:55
Keynote Speaker
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The Role of Science Advice in the Regional and Global Environmental Assessment
Jacqueline McGlade, United Nations Environment Programme (UNEP)
Moderator: Mohamed Hassan, IAP Co-Chair
11:55 – 12:30
Discussion
12:30 – 14:00
Lunch
14:00 – 15:30
Panel Discussion*
Please click "Panel Discussion*" above to read the 3 questions to be posed to the pannellists.
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Topic V: Interplay between Science Advice, Politics and the Media
Moderator: Robbert Dijkgraaf, IAC Co-Chair
Bruce Alberts, University of California
Linda Nordling, Research Africa
David Mair, Joint Research Centre, European Commission
Charles Weijer, Western University, Canada
Sameh Soror, University of Helwan, Egypt
15:30 – 16:00
Coffee Break
16:00 – 17:30
Plenary Discussion, Conclusions, Recommendations
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Daya Reddy, President of ASSAf & IAC Co-Chair
Jörg Hacker, German National Academy of Sciences Leopoldina
17:30
Adjourn
19:00 – 23:00
Dinner
March 2, 2016
08:00 – 18:00
IAP General Assembly
(Closed Meeting for IAP/IAMP Academy Representatives & Invited Observers)