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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  • 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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  • Jacqueline McGlade
    University College London and Sekenani Space and Resilience Research Centre, Maasai Mara University, Kenya

    Jacqueline McGlade is Professor in the Institute for Global Prosperity and Engineering at University College London, UK, Professor and Director of the Sekenani Space and Resilience Research Centre, Maasai Mara University, Kenya and the Gresham Professor of the Environment. Her current research ranges from developing traditional medicines to combat ...

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  • Dr. Heide Hackmann
    International Science Council (ISC)

    Dr. Heide Hackmann is the Chief Executive Officer of the International Science Council (ISC). She was the Executive Director of the two organisations that merged, in July 2018, to form the ISC: the International Council for Science, from 2015 to July 2018, and of the International Social Science Council for eight years before that. Heide holds a ...

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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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  • Dr. Teresa Stoepler
    IAP for Policy

    Teresa M. Stoepler, Ph.D., is executive director of the InterAcademy Partnership for Policy (IAP-Policy), a multinational organization of science academies that provides advice to international organizations and national governments. She is also a senior program officer with the U.S. National Academy of Sciences where she leads the Pakistan-U.S. ...

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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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