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Globalization of Traditional Chinese Medicine: what are the issues for ensuring evidence‐based diagnosis and therapy? An EASAC commentary article on the Journal of Internal Medicine Announcing Institution
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The InterAcademy Partnership (IAP) and the International Science Council The InterAcademy Partnership (IAP) Steering Committee sent a letter to all IAP members on 7 November 2019 regarding the relationship between IAP and the International Council of Science (ISC). Announcing Institution
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Academies warn against unregulated use of Traditional Chinese Medicine The European Academies of Science and Medicine call for evidence-based diagnosis and therapy Announcing Institution
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IAP YPL Alumnus Edsel Salvana featured on Forbes Magazine He dressed up as plague doctor to call attention to polio and measles outbreaks in the Philippines Announcing Institution
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Climate Change and Health A new project by the German National Academy of Sciences, Leopoldina, and the InterAcademy Partnership Announcing Institution
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Landscaping the coordination of national role-players and activities toward SDG #6 in South Africa The ASSAf-IAP-DWS workshop was held on 23 and 24 July 2019 in Pretoria, South Africa Announcing Institution
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IAP Sessions at the World Health Summit Join us in Berlin from 27 to 29 October at one of the world’s leading strategic forums for global health Announcing Institution
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Sustainability Research and Innovation 2020: Call for Session Proposals Now Open Submit your session proposal to the first SRI (Brisbane, Australia, 14-17 June 2020) Announcing Institution
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New book by IAP YPL Alumna Hélène Rossinot 'Aidants, ces invisibles' deals with caregivers’ role in our society and health systems Announcing Institution
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Contribute in Friends of Europe's Debating Security Plus Join the conversation on ‘Bio-threats and bioterrorism’ Announcing Institution
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IPCC Working Group II Contribution to the Sixth Assessment Report 'Climate Change 2021: Impacts, Adaptation and Vulnerability' will be available for Expert Review until 13 December 2019 Announcing Institution
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Third Belt and Road Teenager Maker Camp and Teacher Workshop This IAP SEP-supported event took place in Nanning, China, from 24 to 30 September 2019 Announcing Institution
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Understanding and responding to global health risks from microbial threats in the Arctic US NASEM, EASAC, and IAP are convening a workshop on 6-7 November 2019 in Herrenhausen, Germany. Announcing Institution
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IAP’s Doing Global Science: a simple guide to responsible research conduct Download pdf copies for free in English or Arabic, or purchase hard copies of the English version from Princeton University Press. Announcing Institution
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6th Multidisciplinary research in epidemic preparedness and response workshop The Academy of Medical Sciences, IAP and the Medical Research Council convened a policy workshop on 2-3 October 2019. Announcing Institution
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New IAP-Policy Co-Chair Announcing Institution
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Meet the next generation of IAP Young Physician Leaders The YPL programme will take place on 24-29 October 2019 in conjunction with the World Health Summit. Announcing Institution
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Chemists Learn Role of Ethics and Policy in Ensuring Chemical Security A news article by the Organisation for the Prohibition of Chemical Weapons (OPCW) about the latest Policy and Diplomacy for Scientists Worshop Announcing Institution
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VIDEO: Improving the lives of those who are most affected by climate change The Academy of Science of South Africa (ASSAf) focuses on health issues and participates in the IAP Urban Health Working Group.
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Call for nominations: Christophe Mérieux Prize 2020 500,000 Euros to support research into infectious diseases in developing countries. Deadline: 18 November 2019 Announcing Institution
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Climate education discussed in Paris IAP was invited by ISTIC to celebrate its 10-year anniversary at UNESCO headquarters in Paris. Announcing Institution
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Growing concern, rising awareness Early-career scientists often have little exposure to the potentially harmful uses of chemistry and biology. An intensive workshop in Trieste, Italy – organised by OPCW, IAP and TWAS – is seeking to change that. Announcing Institution
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First step towards collaboration between young scientists and national museums in ASEAN Member States “Innovative Forum for ASEAN Museums towards Achieving Science and SDG Awareness in the Community” was held on 18-19 August 2019 at the National Science and Technology Fair 2019 in Thailand. Announcing Institution
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Online conferences: provide early input to the scoping process of the IPBES nexus and transformative change assessments. These online conferences are intended to give Governments and other stakeholders an opportunity to provide early input to the scoping process in order to increase the policy-relevance of the scoping reports. Announcing Institution
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New chair for IAP science education Wafa Skalli (Morocco) takes over as chair of the IAP Science Education Programme Announcing Institution
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Science literacy discussed in Bangkok The annual meeting of the IAP Science Education Programme took place in Thailand during the Thai National Science and Technology Fair. Announcing Institution
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U.S. National Academies Symposium on Human Rights and Digital Technologies On 18 September 2019, the Committee on Human Rights of the U.S. National Academies of Sciences, Engineering, and Medicine will hold a symposium which will be webcast live and will gather experts to examine the human rights opportunities and risks associated with the use of digital technologies. Announcing Institution
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“Urban living affects dramatically human health,” explains Prof. Saldiva in the latest IAP Urban Health video Paulo Saldiva, Professor of Pathology at the Faculty of Medicine at the University of São Paulo, is a member of the IAP Urban Health Working group and in this short video explains how urban living affects human health. Announcing Institution
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IAP at the Biological and Toxin Weapons Convention This year, the Meeting of Experts of the Biological and Toxin Weapons Convention (BWC) ran from 31 July to 2 August. As in previous years, IAP was represented there, and once again, events were organised in collaboration with the US National Academies of Science, Medicine and Engineering (US NASEM). Announcing Institution
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Call for nominations of experts to assist with the scoping of a thematic assessment of the interlinkages among biodiversity, water, food and health This assessment will use a nexus approach to examine the strong interlinkages among the Sustainable Development Goals related to food and water security, health for all, protecting biodiversity on land and in the oceans and combating climate change, among others. Announcing Institution
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Call for nominations of experts to assist with the scoping of the Transformative Change Assessment The assessment explores the drivers of and motives behind broad societal changes and transitions to inform the design of relevant policies, communication and engagement campaigns and other actions. Announcing Institution
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First external review now open for the IPBES values assessment New announcement by the Intergovernmental Science-Policy Platform on Biodiversity and Ecosystem Services (IPBES). Announcing Institution
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Threat to autonomy of the Hungarian Academy of Sciences The Executive Committee of the International Human Rights Network of Academies & Scholarly Societies issued a statement concerning threat to autonomy of the Hungarian Academy of Sciences. Announcing Institution
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Global Challenges Research Fund Networking Grants - Round 5 Open The awards provide up to £25,000 over one year to support collaborations between developing countries and the UK and to hold networking events aimed at addressing global challenges. Announcing Institution
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Call for Global Young Academy membership The 2020 call for new members to join the Global Young Academy in 2020 is now open. Announcing Institution
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M8 Summer School for Global Health It will take place in Coimbra, Portugal, on 9-13 September 2018, and there are no tuition fees for IAP member academies. Deadline to apply: 5 August 2018. Announcing Institution
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TWAS Plus issue is out - Vol. 5, No. 4 Good scientists need strong research skills, of course. But to build successful careers, they need other skills not often taught in universities. Announcing Institution
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Latest assessment of global progress on implementing the SDGs Announcing Institution
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Science-Policy Initiative on Air Pollution and Health Launch Event: 19 June 2019, 15:00 to 17:30 at UN Headquarters, Conference Room 6, United Nations Plaza, New York City, USA. Announcing Institution
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IAP's Africa Science Policy Fellowship Program This opportunity fills a demand for short, intensive exposure to policy development and implementation: other types of fellowship or detail opportunities, such as those offered by the United Nations Economic Commission for Africa and the African Union’s Department of Human Resources, Science & Technology, are typically lengthier and/or aimed at graduate and early post-graduate levels. Announcing Institution
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Second ‘Neonicotinoids in Africa’ workshop Academies investigating ‘Neonicotinoids and their impact on ecosystem services for agriculture and biodiversity in Africa’. Announcing Institution
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'Engaging Young Scientists from the Global South in Biosecurity Diplomacy' Workshop. Deadline to apply: 14 June 2019. The workshop aims to bring together up to 20 young and talented scientists from the Global South working on topics related to the BWC. Participants will be selected on the basis of their professional backgrounds and accomplishments. Young female scientists from the Global South are particularly encouraged to apply. Announcing Institution