2019 IAP Conference and General Assembly

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April
08
2019
to
April
12
2019
June 10, 2019 AT 11:33 AM
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  • Professor Paul J. Moughan
    BAgrSc (Hons), PhD, DSc, Hon DSc, FRSNZ, FRSC

    Professor Paul Moughan was appointed to the foundation chair in monogastric biology at Massey University in 1993 and from 1997-2003 Foundation Head, Institute of Food, Nutrition and Human Health, Massey University. From 2003 until 2017 he held the position of Foundation Co-Director of the Riddet Institute, a National Centre of Research Excellence ...

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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. Yoko Shimpuku
    Kyoto University, Japan.

    Yoko Shimpuku is an associate professor in the Department of Human Health Sciences, Graduate School of Medicine at Kyoto University, Japan. She is a midwifery researcher in global health, conducting evaluative research to improve maternal and child health in Africa for more than 11 years.

    She completed her Bachelor of Science in Nursing program ...

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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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  • Mohamed Hassan
    IAP Co-Chair

    Mohamed H A Hassan is Co-Chair of IAP, the global network of science academies, and  Chairman of the Council of the United Nations University (UNU). He also serves on a number of Boards of international organizations worldwide, including the Board of Trustees of Bibliotheca Alexandrina, Egypt; the Council of Science and Technology in ...

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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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