The AE Cardiff Hub has overseen the completion of the Evidence Review Report Making sense of science for policy under conditions of complexity and uncertainty for the European Commission’s Group of Chief Scientific Advisors (GCSA) as part of the Scientific Advice Mechanism (SAM). The report has been launched on Tuesday 9th July 2019.
The AE Cardiff Hub participated in the Welsh Government’s Horizon 2020 Annual Event celebrated on Thursday 4th July 2019 in Cardiff. The theme of the event was ‘Wales, UK, Europe and beyond: opportunities and challenges for research and innovation’. The event included an expert panel session, a networking lunch and presentations by Baudewijn Morgan, Head of the Horizon 2020 Unit, and Jeremy Miles AM, Counsel General and Brexit Minister, among others.
Recently elected Member of Academia Europaea, Professor Peter Hegyi, provides an insight into the importance of Translational Medicine and tells us what he hopes to accomplish through his Frontiers in Translational Medicine Workshop which will be held at the Hungarian Academy of Sciences in Budapest, Hungary in September 2019.
A major new Evidence Review Report entitled Transforming the Future of Ageing has been published today by SAPEA and led by the Federation of European Academies of Medicine. The report is destined for the desks of the new European Commissioners expected to take office later in 2019. It reviews the best evidence on what public policies might help EU countries to achieve inclusive, fair and sustainable health and social care in the future.
Following an Asthma UK meeting hosted by the Academia Europaea Cardiff Knowledge Hub last year, Asthma UK has released a new report Asthma still kills: Urgent priorities for the international research community to treat, prevent and cure asthma.
In our latest interview, we ask Professor Theo D’haen MAE, Professor of American Literature, at Katholieke Universiteit Leuven about his career highlights, the relevance of his research, the role of international collaboration in research and his thoughts on Plan S.
Member of Academia Europaea, Professor Peter Hegyi will be hosting a workshop on Frontiers in Translational Medicine at the Hungarian Academy of Sciences in Budapest, Hungary on 23rd-24th September 2019.
Professor Donald Bruce Dingwell, Vice-President of Academia Europaea and AE Cardiff Hub Steering Group member, has received the VIP Career Achievement Award from the Geological Association of Canada (CAC) for his career achievements, his intellectual abilities and his adaptability to explore widely contrasting questions in volcanology and igneous petrology. He is the first scientist working outside Canada to be so-honoured in the 25-year history of the award.
Ukraine is one of the poorest countries in Europe (according to the official GDP/capita figures) and is furthermore engaged in a war in the eastern part of the country, defending itself against a formidable aggressor state. In spite of these challenges, scientific work of high quality continues. One of the strongest scientific societies in Ukraine, the Ukrainian Physiological Society, held its 20th Congress in Kiev at the famous Bogomoletz Institute of Physiology, from 27 – 30 May 2019, supported by Academia Europaea and UNESCO. The festive Opening Session of the Congress included colourful displays and impressive performances of Ukrainian folk songs.