Upcoming Partnered Events 2018

‘Advancing Science Discovery To Application’
15 – 19, February, 2018
AAAS, Annual Meeting, Austin, Texas
https://www.aaas.org/

‘17th World Conference on Tobacco or Health’
7-9 March 2018
Cape Town, South Africa
https://wctoh.org

‘NEF Global Gathering 2018’
26 – 28, March, 2018
Kigali Convention Centre, Rwanda
https://gg2018.nef.org

‘Sharing Science Towards New Horizons’
9 – 14 July, 2018
EuroScience Open Forum Toulouse, France
https://www.esof.eu/en/home.html


SciCom & Partners’ Successful Scientific Session Proposals, ESOF 2018 Toulouse, 9 – 14 July.

Abstract:

This high-level, plenary-style panel will evidence how the goal of a ‘drug-free world’ backed up by a ‘war on drugs’ anchored in ‘science’ and enshrined in the international drug control treaties is both naïve and dangerous. Naïve, in that prohibition has had little impact on drug use with the number of consumers increasing by almost 20% from 2006 – 2013 to 246 million people.

Dangerous, in that prohibition fuels inhuman and coerced drug treatments, massive incarcerations, extrajudicial killings and the death penalty in contravention of international law, stokes the spread of blood-borne viruses, drives human rights abusers for profit and contributes to the drug-related deaths of nearly 200,000 people annually.


SciCom & Partners’ Successful Scientific Session Proposals, ESOF 2018 Toulouse, 9 – 14 July.

Abstract:

This high-level panel bridges the 2017 launch of the Brussels Declaration (a unique, twenty-point blueprint for a new set of ethics & principles to inform work at the boundary between science, society and policy) to ongoing work towards its pan-African equivalent, the Cape Town Declaration to be launched at the World Science Forum 2021. The Brussels Declaration achieved over 50 million views in its first three months, making the case for a multi-disciplinary approach encouraging greater integrity and accountability among all stakeholders.


SciCom & Partners’ Successful Scientific Session Proposals, ESOF 2018 Toulouse, 9 – 14 July.

Abstract:

Smoking remains the major preventable cause of death in the 21st century, killing 6 - 7 million people annually or 13 times the population of Toulouse! At least 1.5 billion people smoke and this will kill two-thirds of them. As richer countries kick the habit with usage rates plummeting, poorer countries continue to take it up. For the first time, a real possibility exists for this ‘institutionalised manslaughter’ to end, and rapidly: next generation nicotine products.