On behalf of the National Academy of Science and Technology, Philippines (NAST PHL), it is my great pleasure and privilege to invite you to attend the AASSA- NAST PHL International Symposium on “Realizing the Full Cycle of Research and Development: From Bench to the Community” in conjunction with the AASSA Executive Board Meeting on 21-23 September 2017 at Taal Vista Hotel, Tagaytay City, Philippines.
The IAP Strategic Plan III states that science academies play a vital role in supporting, promoting and communicating science, influencing national and international policies on science-related matters, and fostering the next generation of young and talented scientists. In the same plan, IAP identified six (6) strategic priorities that would create new opportunities for its member academies in achieving the said roles of science Academies. One of these is “Positioning IAP and IAP members as recognized and independent providers of high quality global science advice” through issuing policy-relevant statements and short policy reports on critical issues of global significance.
One of the emerging concept in science is Translational Research, which is a technique or a tool to translate existing knowledge or research into a form that is understandable and usable to address the needs of the society.
Due to the number of researches all over the world, there is a need to transform them into a system that is adaptable to its intended recipient. As such, translational research has become more and more important in the world of science.
The AASSA-NAST Philippines International Symposium aims to (1) cut across the different disciplines of science to present the best practices in translational research, (2) formulate appropriate intervention for the different science academies and the private sector to hasten or improve the achievement of the translational research goal, and (3) draft resolutions or manifesto that may later on be submitted to concerned institutions/agencies both here and abroad.
The First Announcement for the AASSA- NAST PHL International Symposium on “Realizing the Full Cycle of Research and Development: From Bench to the Community” is attached for your information and dissemination to your networks.
AASSA will provide need-based partial travel grants of USD 300 – 600 to a limited number of participants whose submitted abstracts are accepted for presentation upon review. Only one speaker from a country may receive this travel grant. Local hospitality (accommodation and meals) up to 4 nights for the speakers will be provided by the organizer.
We also welcome anyone who wishes to participate in this symposium with his/her own sponsorship.
We will appreciate receiving abstracts, brief CVs, and other details, on or before 15 July 2017.
The Academy will look forward meeting you in the Philippines.
FABIAN M. DAYRIT