16-20 February 2017, Boston, MA
With the aim of fostering the Trans-Atlantic dialogue, the Scientific Advice Mechanism (SAM) is organizing two sessions at the American Association for the Advancement of Science's AAAS Annual Meeting 2017 in Boston:
Scientific Advice Mechanisms for Policy
Saturday, 18 February 2017, 08:00-09:30 am
The session will present the Scientific Advice Mechanism and share the experiences after the first year. In particular, it will flag the role of science academies in providing scientific advice and put the SAM into the international context.
Chair: Wolfgang Burtscher (Deputy Director-General for Research and Innovation, European Commission)
Speakers: Henrik C. Wegener (Outgoing Chair of the SAM High Level Group), Pearl Dykstra (Incoming Deputy Chair of the SAM High Level Group), Sir Peter Gluckman (Chief Science Advisor to the Prime Minister of New Zealand and Chair of the International Network of Government Science Advice INGSA)
Discussant: Eva Kaili (Member of the European Parliament and Vice-Chair of the Science & Technology Options Assessment panel STOA)
The role of values in delivering science advice for policy
Saturday, 18 February 2017, 10:00-11:30 am
The session will discuss the role of values when delivering science advice in a polarized political atmosphere. The speakers will outline the theoretical framework, but also share practical experiences. Particular emphasis will be given to the role social sciences such as behavioural sciences can play in strengthening scientific advice.
Chair: Hille Haker (Loyola University Chicago)
Speakers: Heather Douglas (University of Waterloo), Mark Ferguson (Chief Scientific Advisor to the Government of Ireland), Pearl Dykstra (Erasmus University Rotterdam and Member of the SAM High Level Group)
Join us in these two sessions organised by SAM, on Saturday 18 February 2017!
Registration is now open!
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19-24 February 2017, Charmonix (Valley), France
TOPIM stands for “hot TOPics in IMaging”.
As in previous years, our effort is to concentrate on one aspect at the forefront of Imaging Science, a hot topic.
The overall concept is that experienced, high-level scientists, senior and junior scientists from diverse disciplines are spending one week together in an inspiring environment and to provide a platform for knowledge exchange and discussion.
20-22 February 2017, Berlin, Germany
The last 12 months has seen a staggering amount of progress in ADCs. There are now 50+ compounds in the clinic; with approval of Pfizer's Inotuzumab Ozogamicin expected later this year.
Coupled with this, there is a bulging preclinical pipeline of 92 ADCs and counting. This year's World ADC Berlin (20-22 February) program has been designed to reflect these progressive innovations developing next-generation ADCs.
Bringing together 49 thought leaders in the ADC field; you will hear their lessons learned, discuss new data and debate your future opportunities.
Attend this conference to access intelligence on the latest improvements in developing the next generation of clinically transformative ADCs. World ADC Berlin will help transform your ADC research - today.
20 February 2017, Heidelberg, Germany
Flow Cytometry is one of the most powerful single cell analysis methods used throughout the life sciences and medicine. Utilising Flow Cytometry we can identify and quantify different from heterogeneous samples, analyse the corresponding state of proliferation or simply detect the expression of fluorescent reporters.
Improvements in assay technology are now enabling scientist to detect mRNAs in cells using flow cytometry.
We will cover the theory of Flow Cytometry and corroborate this information intensively with the practical issues of the most frequent assays as part of our practical course curriculum.
20 February 2017, Brussels
The conference will take place at the representation of the State of Baden-Württemberg in Brussels on Monday, February 20, 2017. Please find the programme attached.
We will make the conference: Concise, interactive, and guided by key insights. We will leave lots of time and space for you to engage. Come and benefit from the knowledge ITSSOIN has produced, pose your questions, and discuss with us and a diverse audience of practitioners, policy makers and researchers!
Please register now via the ITSSOIN website.
Recommendations on accommodation will be available soon on the registration site. For those whose participation would be made impossible by the costs associated with travel, we have a limited budget for helping you cover expenses. When registering you will need to indicate, if and why you are in need of financial support. We will decide on your request and get back to you as soon as possible.
8-10 February 2017, Vienna, Austria
In the context of the 1st HBP Student Conference - Transdisciplinary Research Linking Neuroscience, Brain Medicine and Computer Science, young researchers from the fields of neuroscience, brain medicine and computer science receive the possibility to exchange ideas and perspectives and discuss various aspects of their particular fields of expertise relevant to the Human Brain Project.
The conference offers a variety of discussion sessions, lectures and social events. Through working across boundaries and linking the various fields, it serves as a platform for both intra- and interdisciplinary exchange and is a great opportunity for extensive scientific discussions among peers and faculty, and also a fertile soil for new, innovative ideas.
8-9 February 2017, Berlin, Germany
Crops & Chemicals Europe provides unique access to formulation scientists, adjuvant suppliers and innovators across the agrochemical industry.
Addressing novel formulation techniques and advances such as microencapsulation, reducing spray drift and research to demonstrate how to cross the leaf surface barrier.
We also have sessions exploring plant protection products regulation and research that looks into the R&D of biostimulant products.
9 February 2017, Brussels, Belgium
This free one-day conference – which will be opened by MEP and vice-chair of the European Parliament’s Committee on the Environment, Public Health and Food Safety (ENVI) Daciana Sârbu – will provide insights around children’s and families’ food, health and lifestyle choices, supporting innovative practice and evidence-based policies, designed to tackle obesity and other nutrition related issues.
8-9 February 2017, Paris, France
The 3rd conference of the International Rare Diseases Research Consortium (IRDiRC) will take place February 8-9, 2017 in Paris, France, at the conference center of Université Pierre et Marie Curie (UPMC) Sorbonne Universités, Jussieu.
Five years have passed since the initial launch of IRDiRC in 2011 and considerable advances have been made in rare diseases research. IRDiRC 2017 conference presents a unique opportunity to reflect upon this progress, confront barriers, and together, form new collaborations to take on challenges posed by rare diseases.
Past conferences were held in Dublin, Ireland, and Shenzhen, China. All stakeholders – investigators, policy makers, opinion leaders, critical thinkers, young researchers, patient advocates and industry members alike – active in the area of rare diseases from across the globe are invited to join us to celebrate achievements in the field, identify future milestones and goals, and work toward bringing diagnoses and therapies to all rare disease patients
9 February 2017, Brussels
Synergies between Horizon 2020 and the European Structural & Investment Funds (ESIF) could support the uptake of pilot lines and their services and boost regional investments and new business.
Over 80 people gathered in Brussels February 9, 2017, to share experience, work collaboratively, and discuss the state of play and future developments of the pilot lines for upscaling nanotechnologies and advanced materials for regional growth.
Regional representatives of different Members States, together with Project Coordinators, exploitation leaders, pilot line developers from RTOs, businesses, and civil society organisations actively joined the discussion, and interesting lessons came up from good practices for future widening initiatives across Europe.
This workshop gave the participants the opportunity to be actively engaged in the process of collecting ideas for future activities and priorities for the 2018-2020 programming period. The high turn up and active engagement of invited experts in the discussion marked the success of this initiative launched and organised by DG Research in close collaboration with DG Regio, GROW, and JRC.
Participants unanimously called for another meeting, in 6 months from now, to make the point of what suggested and plan ahead. A summary of the workshop highlights will be made available shortly.
For additional information, please contact Maria.MORAGUES-CANOVAS@ec.europa.eu