2019 IAP Conference and General Assembly

February 07, 2019 AT 07:07 AM
  • Professor Ganten was born in Lüneburg in 1941. He studied medicine at the universities of Würzburg, Montpellier (France) and Tübingen. After taking his degree, he spent several years as a research scientist at the Clinical Research Institute in Montreal (Canada), and earned his Ph.D. at McGill University.
    In 1975 Detlev Ganten was ...

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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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  • 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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  • 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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  • Dr. Peter McGrath
    IAP for Science & IAP for Health
    Dr. Peter McGrath obtained his BSc (honours) in Agricultural Zoology from the University of Glasgow, UK, and followed this with a PhD from the University of Leeds, UK, in 1989. His 10-year research career focused on the insect transmission of plant viruses and included postdoctoral positions at the Scottish Crop Research Institute as well as ...
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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. 


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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  • PostedJuly 23, 2018

      CO-CHAIRS Prof Volker ter Meulen, President, IAP Prof Myung-Chul Lee PresIdent , Korean Academy of Science and Technology, KAST COMMITTEE MEMBERS Prof Paulo Artaxo, Brazil Brazilian Academy of Sciences Prof Richard Catlow, Royal Society, IAP for Research Prof Luiz ...