2019 IAP Conference and General Assembly

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April
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2019
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April
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  • Professor Jeremy McNeil
    University of Western Ontario

    Jeremy N. McNeil was born in Tonbridge, England, received his B. Sc. in Canada (1969) and his PhD in the USA (1972). From 1972-2012 he was a professor at Laval University and in 2013 was a Humboldt Fellow in Hamburg. Professor McNeil is now the H. Battle Professor of Chemical Ecology at the University of Western Ontario.

    He has an ...

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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 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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  • Tracey Elliott
    IAP for Policy
    Tracey Elliott is Project Director for two InterAcademy Partnership (IAP) projects (2016-2018) on global and regional policymaking, exploring the role of national science academies in particular. The IAP global policymaking project explores how to strengthen scientific input to the United Nations, governments and other stakeholders to help ...
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  • Hye-Yeong Chun
    Yonsei University

    Hye-Yeong Chun is a full professor at the Department of Atmospheric Sciences of Yonsei University, Seoul, South Korea, where she has been working as a professor for 23 years since March 1996. Hye-Yeong was born in November 1962 in Kangneung, Korea and raised under especially academic environment. After finishing her high school in Chuncheon, she ...

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At-a-Glance

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

Programme

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

The conference explored 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.

Participants included 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, was dedicated to the General Assemblies of IAP Science and IAP Health, and the joint InterAcademy Partnership meeting, all of which are closed sessions for representatives of member academies only.

The key decisions taken at the 2019 IAP Assembly are: 

- Eight academies (Global Young Academy, European Academy of Sciences and Arts, Zambian Academy of Sciences, Peruvian Academy of Sciences, Peruvian Academy of Medicine, Korean Academy of Science and Technology, Korean Academy of Medicine, and the National Academy of Sciences, Cordoba, Argentina) were accepted as full members of IAP and can make nominations to any IAP study or project.

- IAP-Research was renamed IAP-Policy to better reflect its work

- New applications for IAP membership will be reviewed by members of the steering committee (six co-chairs) rather than the General Assembly to streamline the membership process

- All current member academies are now considered members of the InterAcademy Partnership as a whole rather than of one or more of the constituent networks (IAP-Health - Science or -Policy).

- The GA unanimously approved the Strategic Plan and Implementation Plan. The strategic plan is now available on the IAP website (available here).

- The GA approved a revised IAP structure with one unified Board, one unified Executive Committee, and several thematic groups (initially Science, Health and Policy-themed). The GA delegated to the current co-chairs and secretariat the authority to develop a detailed model for this revised structure based on these principles, which will be subject to endorsement by electronic ballot.

The IAP Strategic Plan for 2019 - 2022 is available here.

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