2019 IAP Conference and General Assembly

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April
09
2019
to
April
11
2019
February 21, 2019 AT 03:20 PM
Speakers
  • Professor Bruce Alberts
    University of California, San Francisco

    Bruce Alberts, a prominent biochemist with a strong commitment to the improvement of science education, was awarded the National Medal of Science by President Barack Obama in 2014 was awarded the National Medal of Science by President Barack Obama in 2014 and the 2016 Lasker-Koshland Special Achievement Award in Medical Science. Dr. Alberts served ...

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  • Professor Volker ter Meulen
    President, InterAcademy Partnership

    Volker ter Meulen qualified as MD in 1960 and received a training in virology in the USA. He specialised in paediatrics and in clinical virology. In 1975 he became a full professor and Chairman of the Institute of Virology and Immunobiology at the University of Wuerzburg. He retired in 2002, having twice been elected Dean of the Faculty of ...

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  • Professor Roberto Juan José Williams
    INTEMA - Universidad Nacional de Mar del Plata – CONICET

    Williams (PhD, 1972, University of La Plata, Argentina) is Researcher of the National Research Council (CONICET) since 1977, in the field of thermosetting polymers. Co-author of 2 books, 17 book chapters and 233 scientific articles. He gave opening, plenary and keynote lectures in international symposia held in the Americas and Europe. He was ...

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  • Dr. Ann Aerts
    Novartis Foundation

    Ann Aerts has been Head of the Novartis Foundation since January 2013. During this time, she has been responsible for heading an organization committed to having a transformational and sustainable impact on the health of people in low-income communities. This has included playing a key role in devising new policy recommendations

    Ann holds a ...

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  • Professor Himla Soodyall
    National Health Laboratory Service and the University of Witwatersrand

    Himla Soodyall is the Secretary General of the Academy of Science of South Africa Council. She is involved in assisting the academy craft the Science Engagement strategy and in the young scientist liaison activities including the South African Young Academy of Science (SAYAS) Activities. In 2005, she was appointed the sub-Saharan African principal ...

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At-a-Glance

Organization

The upcoming IAP Conference and General Assembly will be hosted by IAP in collaboration with the Korean Academy of Science and Technology (KAST) in April 2019. 

Programme

The Opening Ceremony will take place on Tuesday 9 April followed by the by the two-day conference on Science and the Sustainable Development Goals: The role of academies ending on Wednesday 10 April 2019. 

The conference will explore how science is required to underpin and advance progress towards achieving the 17 goals of the UN 2030 Sustainable Development Agenda, and in particular, what role academies and – and should – play towards achieving these goals.

Among the specific sessions identified by the conference Scientific Committee, there will be discussions on the role of academies in the 21st Century and how academies have been, and should continue to evolve, to respond to today’s challenges. There will also be more specific sessions on air pollution and health,artificial intelligence and big data, food and nutrition security and agriculture.

Participants include distinguished scholars, presidents and leadership of national academies of science, medicine, engineering, as well as experts and health advisors from both industrialized and low and middle income countries (LMIC).

The third day, Thursday 11 April 2019, will be dedicated to the General Assemblies of IAP for Science and IAP for Health, and the joint InterAcademy Partnership meeting, all of which are closed sessions for representatives of member academies only.

The scientific programme is currently under preparation by the Scientific Committee chaired by Professor Myung Chul Lee, president of KAST, and Professor Volker ter Meulen, president of the InterAcademy Partnership and co-chair of IAP for Science. The full list of committee members is available in the Resources.

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