2019 IAP Conference and General Assembly

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April
08
2019
to
April
12
2019
April 08, 2019 AT 09:35 AM
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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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  • Professor Ranjith Mahindapala
    National Academy of Sciences of Sri Lanka

    Ranjith Mahindapala had a 22-year research career at the Coconut Research Institute of Sri Lanka culminating with the position of its Director. He introduced results-based research management system and authored the book, Coconut Cultivation, printed in 11 editions, and received the science writing award for it from the Sri Lanka Association for ...

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  • Dr. Tolu Oni
    University of Cambridge MRC Epidemiology Unit’s Global Public Health Research programme.

    Tolu Oni is a Public Health Physician Scientist and urban epidemiologist, and a Clinical Senior Research fellow with the University of Cambridge MRC Epidemiology Unit’s Global Public Health Research programme.

    She completed her medical training at University College London, postgraduate medical training in the UK and Australia, a Masters in ...

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  • Jeongmin Seong
    McKinsey Global Institute

    Jeongmin Seong is Senior Fellow at the McKinsey Global Institute, McKinsey & Company’s business and economics research arm. He leads MGI research teams in China, working on global as well as emerging market-focused themes. 

    Jeongmin’s recent research has focused on globalization, technology, innovation and economic ...

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  • Professor Sheryl L Hendriks is a Professor and Head of Department of Agricultural Economics, Extension and Rural Development and Director of the Institute for Food, Nutrition and Well-being at the University of Pretoria, South Africa. She is a food security expert with extensive experience in policy analysis and programme design as well as food ...

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At-a-Glance

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 artificial intelligence and   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, pas-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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