2019 IAP Conference and General Assembly

April 08, 2019 AT 09:35 AM
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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 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.