Academia Europaea Position Paper on Translational Medicine published in leading open access journal

Academia Europaea Position Paper on Translational Medicine published in leading open access journal


The paper has been published in the Journal of Clinical Medicine, following a Consensus Workshop on ‘Frontiers in Translational Medicine’ at the Hungarian Academy of Sciences in Budapest last year.

About the paper

Translational Medicine (TM) is gaining prominence in medicine as a way to bring together basic researchers, clinicians, industry partners and policy decision makers to turn scientific knowledge into innovative therapies, medical procedures and diagnostics that benefit patients and healthcare systems, and become everyday best care practice. This multidisciplinary approach presents many challenges, and therefore Academia Europaea has launched a project to develop a model to facilitate and accelerate the utilisation of scientific knowledge for public and community benefit. 

The paper describes the development of the new model, including a renewed definition of Translational Medicine and a TM cycle that encompasses four elements: healthcare, science, knowledge and communication, all of which must be applied to achieve healthcare improvement. The paper serves as a basis for rethinking Translational Medicine, with the end result of enabling more efficient and cost-effective healthcare.

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The Future of Research: Assessing the impact of Plan S

The Future of Research: Assessing the impact of Plan S

Plan S requires publications funded by public grants to be published in Open Access journals or platforms from 2021. An international symposium, organised by the AE Cardiff Hub with KU Leuven Libraries, assesses the impact of Plan S on researchers, research-intensive institutions, societies and publishers.

Dr Matthew DiFranco during the open discussions

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The future of research: assessing the impact of Plan S

The future of research: assessing the impact of Plan S

The bold ambition behind Plan S is to ensure that full open access to published research finally becomes a reality.  Yet, what does it mean for the future of research?  Join us for this international event at KU Leuven on 5th-6th November 2019, where our distinguished panels of experts will debate the prospects for researchers, universities, learned societies, academies and publishers.

KU Leuven Library
KU Leuven Library

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Scientific integrity, public policy and better regulation

Scientific integrity, public policy and better regulation

Academia Europaea and the Cardiff Hub were active participants in the European Risk Forum Conference on Scientific integrity, public policy and better regulation, as part of our work on science advice for policy-making (the SAPEA project).   The meeting took place in Brussels on 20th February.

European Risk Forum Conference
European Risk Forum Conference

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Open Science – panel debate

Open Science – panel debate

On 17th February, the Cardiff Hub hosted a panel discussion on Open Science, as part of our Lunchtime Debate series on key aspects of change in science and research.

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