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World Humanities Conference 2017

samedi, 12 novembre 2016 12:31 Written by

Liège will host the World Humanities Conference from Sunday, 6 to Saturday, 12 August 2017. Co-organized by UNESCO, the International Council for Philosophy and Human Sciences (ICPHS) and LIEGETOGETHER, this congress will gather about 1800 participants from all over the world working in the fields of science, politics, art and communication, as well as representatives of international, governmental and non-governmental organizations.

The World Humanities Conference will be a major gathering to be prepared during the next 18 months, engaging all fields of knowledge in all countries, focusing on the role and scope of the humanities in contemporary society and involving Youth, scholars and society. The Conference will foster a re-foundation of the humanities based on a polycentric approach. Starting from the need to re-think the scope and role of human sciences in contemporary society, affirming the relevance of the humanities for everyday life, the Conference will establish a new agenda for the humanities, with educational, research and policy-making implications in various countries and regions of the world.

The Conference will be structured around six main themes:
a) Humans and the environment 
b) Cultural identities, cultural diversity and intercultural relations 
c) Cultural heritage 
d) Boundaries and migrations
e) History, memory and politics
f) The humanities in a world in transition



It is our pleasure to announce the fourth AMECA conference that will be held in Monastir, Tunisia, 1-4 December, 2016. The conference will include keynote presentations and research papers presented within thematically focused symposia and sessions. The following themes will be covered:

  • Impact of trauma & adverse life experiences on addictive behaviors and mental health
  • Gender-based violence: Assessment and management of its impact
  • Epidemiology of addictive behaviors and related psychiatric disorders
  • Assessment and diagnoses of addiction and related psychiatric disorders
  • Treatment approaches to addiction and related mental health problems
  • Health care policies related to addiction prevention and treatment
  • Community and population research in addiction and related health problems

The conference is organized by the Africa and Middle East Congress on Addiction; the Khat Research Program; and the Arab Network for Behavioral Medicine; the African Committee of the International Brain Research Organization (IBRO) in collaboration with the University of Monastir; the Faculty of Medicine of Monastir; the University Hospital of Monastir; the Regional Directorate of Primary Health Care, Monastir; the Regional Council of the Medical Association, Sousse and the Tunisian National Board for Family and Population. Information about abstracts submission, registration, meeting location, housing and travel arrangement to be found here. 

Participants will earn credit points for their participation
from the Regional Medical Council

IBRO Workshop. Populations in several African and Middle East countries have directly experienced trauma connected with armed conflict, terrorism, domestic violence, torture, and ethnic genocide. Supported by ARC-IBRO, the AMECA conference will include a training workshop focusing on the impact of violence and adverse life experiences on brain-related disorders, particularly mental health and addictive problems.

For more information click here 

27th TWAS General Meeting in Kigali, Rwanda, November 2016

lundi, 07 novembre 2016 16:28 Written by

The 27th TWAS General Meeting will be held 14-17 November at the Kigali Convention Centre, in the Rwandan capital of Kigali, with the theme of "Innovation for Sustainability". Rwanda is globally recognized for its ambitious efforts to drive economic development and human prosperity through science, education and technology, and it has emerged as an African leader in science policy.

The meeting will feature the traditional ministerial session, with high-level government and policy representatives offering detailed views of the challenges and opportunities requiring science in the developing world. Symposia will focus on science related to epidemics; insights into the universe; and science and technology in Rwanda. The annual TWAS-Lenovo Prize and other high-level awards will be announced, and new TWAS Fellows and Young Affiliates will be selected.

This will be the first TWAS General Meeting held in Rwanda. The Rwandan Ministry of Education will serve as the principal host.

Attendance at the November event is by invitation only.


COP22 in Marrakech

dimanche, 23 octobre 2016 15:21 Written by

The 22nd Session of the Conference of Parties to the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change (COP22) will be held in Marrakech, November 7 to 18, 2016. The COP stands for the "Conference of the Parties.” It is the supreme decision-making body of the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change (UNFCCC), opened for signature in 1992 during the Earth Summit in Rio de Janeiro and later entered into force in 1994. Through this instrument, the United Nations has equipped itself with an action framework to fight global warming. On the march towards COP22 After its entry into force in 1994, the UNFCCC Secretariat was established in Geneva.

It was then relocated to Bonn in 1995 following the “First Conference of the Parties” (COP1) in Berlin. Since then, there have been twenty-one COPs, with the most recent one organized in Paris this past December. The next one, COP22 is scheduled to take place in Marrakech, Morocco from November 7 to 18, 2016. The COP was created and put in place in order to structure the efforts of the Parties to the Convention as they address climate change. The COP meets annually to review and assess the implementation of the UNFCCC and any other legal instruments the body adopts with the goal of reducing greenhouse gas emissions and fighting climate change.

These annual UN climate change conferences are commonly referred to as COP. Preserving the environment for the benefit of present and future generations The main objective of the Framework Convention and its related legal instruments are to stabilize the concentration of greenhouse gases in the atmosphere at a level that would prevent "dangerous anthropogenic interference with the climate system." The term "anthropogenic" refers to the effects caused by human activity. The Convention stipulates,"Parties should protect the climate system for the benefit of present and future generations on the basis of equity and in accordance with their common but differentiated responsibilities and respective capabilities." According to the UNFCCC, certain countries are particularly vulnerable to the effects of climate change. For example, Small Island Developing States (SIDS), low-lying coastal areas, arid or semi-arid zones and developing countries with fragile mountainous ecosystems.These areas are subject to extreme weather events such as floods, droughts and desertification, etc.

Parties to the Convention have common but differentiated responsibilities.

During the COP, member States, who have common but differentiated responsibilities, strive to reach agreements on reducing greenhouse gas emissions caused by human activity, assess the evolution of their commitments and review the implementation of the Framework Convention and other legal instruments that the COP adopts. Typically a series of negotiating sessions are carried out beforehand in order to optimize the agenda and discussions. As of today there are 197 Parties to the Convention (196 States and the European Union) including Palestine who joined in March 2016.


IUPAC will celebrate 100 years holding it 50th General Assembly at Palais des Congres in Paris France

The 47th IUPAC World Chemistry Congress will take place from 7-12 July 2019 and will feature specific symposia for Chemical Education, Chemistry and Society and History of Chemistry and IUPAC. The main Congress themes are Chemistry for Life, Chemistry for Energy and Resources and Chemistry for Environment.


49th General Assembly and 46th IUPAC World Chemistry Congress

vendredi, 21 octobre 2016 11:30 Written by
9-14 July 2017
For the first time in South America, IUPAC will bring an entire continent of chemists closer to the global community. We will deliver an unforgettable IUPAC Congress, energized by the passion, hospitality and creativity of the Brazilian people.

Science & You becomes Journées internationales de la culture scientifique

As part of a partnership between the Association francophone pour le savoir – Acfas and the University of Lorraine, Science & You will cross the Atlantic and become the “Journées internationales de la culture scientifique – Science & You.”
From May 4 to 6, 2017, McGill University in Montreal (Quebec) will host this scientific culture event for all stakeholders in the scientific, cultural and entrepreneurial sector, policy makers and all lovers of sciences alike.
In honour of their first North American, the Journées internationales de la culture scientifique will be dedicated to the sharing of best practises around using digital technologies as tools to facilitate the dissemination of scientific knowledge.

A Program Focused on Practices
This year, the organizers of Journées internationales de la culture scientifique – Science & You are expecting over 600 international experts and professionals to facilitate, share and attend conferences, discussion panels and workshops on using digital in mediating science and other related issues.
A call for proposals for the thematic panel discussions has been launched; please apply here now.
The full program will be available soon

10th IBRO World Congress 2019 Daegu, South Korea

mercredi, 12 octobre 2016 19:08 Written by

IBRO is pleased to announce that the 10th IBRO World Congress of Neuroscience will be hosted by the Korea Brain Research Institute (KBRI) and The Korean Society for Brain and Neural Science (KSBNS) in Daegu, South Korea, in July 2019.

The city of Daegu in southeast Korea is the third largest city in the country and is currently known for its high-tech medical industry. In 2009, a 4.3 billion USD government project was established to create the “Daegu High-Tech Medical Cluster” (or “Medi-Valley”) as the country’s new growth engine. Project implementation has been highly successful and Daegu is now known as “Medi City” because of its excellent medical infrastructure that includes 5 medical schools, 29 general hospitals and 5,000 medical clinics. By 2018, a high-tech brain convergence cluster will also be completed and, especially noteworthy, will offer a Brain Hospital. 

At the national level, South Korea has recently made great progress in the field of neuroscience. South Korea’s R&D investment (per GDP) ranked first in the world in 2013 at 4.15% and 47 billion USD has been invested over the past decade in basic research (including brain science). As part of the Brain Research Promotion Act, KBRI (one of the hosts of the next World Congress) was established in 2011 as well as three research centers at the Institute for Basic Science (IBS).

In anticipation of the 10th IBRO World Congress, many partners have already offered their generous support. The Korean Government (Ministry of Science, ICT and Future Planning), Daegu Metropolitan City Government, Korea Tourism Organization and the Korean Federation of Science and Technology Societies have made firm financial commitments. Combined, their contributions will add up to 1 million USD. Also, all 10 Korean neuroscience societies* (with a total membership of 11,000 neuroscientists) have agreed to participate in and support the event.

Other features to note:

· 10 plenary speakers and another 80 invited speakers
· 50 young investigators will be selected to spend one week at a research institute or university and a mentoring sub-program will be offered to match distinguished scholars with students
· 117 countries are visa-exempt
· Direct flights available from 179 cities in 57 countries

· Special registration discounts and group rates will be offered

South Korea has clearly made a strong commitment to R&D and has shown great progress in the field of neuroscience in particular. IBRO looks forward to contributing to this ongoing success and invites neuroscientists from around the world to attend the next World Congress in July 2019. We hope to see you all in Daegu!

*The 10 Korean neuroscience societies: KBRI, KSBNS, Korean Neuro-Psychiatric Association, Korean Society for Neurodegenerative Disease, Brain Engineering Society of Korea, Korean Society for Cognitive Science, Korean Society of Human Brain Mapping, Korean Dementia Society, Korean Brain Society, Korean Society of Stereotactic and Functional Neurosurgery.

Additional Links:

· Host Organization: (under construction)
· Host City:
· Korea Tourism Organization:
· Daegu Convention & Visitors Bureau:


mercredi, 12 octobre 2016 19:05 Written by

We are delighted to invite you to the joint meeting of the International Society of Neurochemistry (ISN) and the European Society for Neurochemistry (ESN), in Paris, France from 20 – 24 August 2017.

You will experience exciting and up to date research in cellular and molecular neuroscience in an inspiring and engaging environment through our Plenary Lectures,symposia, workshops, and Young Investigator Colloquia. During the meeting, we will have an exciting format to ensure ample time for scientific discussion and networking for scientists at all levels of their career. We would like to invite and encourage you to submit an abstract and join a major highlight to our meetings, the Poster Presentations, which are always of high scientific quality. We are certain that networking with your colleagues, on an international scale, will result in a creative and rewarding exchange of ideas.

 Abstract Submission Deadline
 February 27, 2017
Travel Award Application Deadline
February 27, 2017
Early Registration Deadlines
May 8, 2017


The 14th IWA Leading Edge Conference on Water and Wastewater Technologies is designed to be the place where new ideas are introduced and the opportunity is provided to interact with the “best of the best”. This is the global conference where new insights into how pioneering science, technological innovation and leading practices shape the major transformation in water management that is underway.

The LET conference is held in a different country every year. After unparalleled success in Singapore (2007 & 2009), Zurich (2008), Phoenix (2010), Amsterdam (2011), Brisbane (2012), Bordeaux (2013), Abu Dhabi (2014),Hong Kong (2015), and Jerez de la Frontera (2015) IWA is hosting its 14th Leading Edge Conference on Water and Wastewater Technologies in 2017 in Florianópolis, Brazil, which complements the approaches of urban water management between megacities, smaller towns and rural environments, driven by the diversity of climatic conditions and the natural and human environment.

The LET 2017 taking place in Florianopolis, Santa Catarina, Brazil, will cover 8 programme topics:  Resource recovery;Technologies for control of micropollutants and pathogens of emerging concern; Advanced anaerobic technologies; Advanced  treatment materials and multifunctional membranes; Applying advanced microbiology/genetics tools; Innovative biofilm and granular processes;Green-blue-infrastructure to enhance urban water management.

  • Outline Paper Submission deadline 31st October 2016
  • Authors notification Before 15th January 2017
  • Registration open 15th January 2017
  • Early Bird Registration deadline (authors registration) 15 April 2017.

IWA 2017 Website

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