Parallel Thematic Session: 16h00 – 18h00, Tuesday 26th November

Organised by SciCom
- Hotel Windsor Atlantica, Room Buzios B

Leveraging The Nexus Between Health Science, Policy & Business: Insights From The BRICS, USA & Europe

Health is big business. It is also a lynchpin of development-based foreign policy. All nations, large and small, invest in global public goods. Together, we strive to secure the right to the health benefits of science for our most vulnerable populations. This story is well known. Less evaluated are the transformational scientific and commercial significances of cause-related health partnerships. International scientific, economic and philanthropic institutions are engaging with civil societies to enable health on a massive scale. Benefits are far-reaching. Impacts alone on skills development in science, medicine and associated industries are profound. Novel business clusters are promoting partnerships, innovations and capacity-building, while creating health-tech transfers, jobs and growth. Diverse enterprises and regions are benefiting.

This roundtable brings together global influencers in policy, funding, medical research governance, representative bodies and corporate leadership. Via a flexible format of fact-driven case-studies and a hard-talk-style interview led by an experienced health diplomat, with space for questions, answers and reactions, speakers will unravel how health science drives global sustainable development – or not, as the case might be. First-hand insights into the complex matrix of scientific, policy, commercial and relational challenges involved form an important focus. Best practices and pitfalls encountered when, for example, tackling poverty-related diseases or substance addictions, or deciding how best to exploit modern farming or harvest natural resources, will be given. South Africa and Brazil’s determination to become full and active partners in wider science-to-business initiatives will also be evidenced.
(URL to the World Science Forum: http://www.sciforum.hu, URL to the AAAS page: http://www.aaas.org/news/key-principles-emerge-health-science-diplomacy)

Irish Flag Organiser:
Aidan Gilligan (Irish)
Euroscience Governing Board Member

ESOF Copenhagen 2014, International Media & Marketing Committee Vice-Chair

World Federation of Science Journalists' International Advisory Committee Member
Phone Number: +32 47404 2602; Email: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

 

South African Flag Round-Table Chair:
M.D. Delon Human (South African)
President & CEO, Health Diplomats Switzerland
Secretary-General of the Africa Medical Association
Phone Number: +41 22 369 90 12; Email: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

 


Round Table Participants:

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Mr. Michael Masutha (South African, confirmed)
Deputy Minister, Department of Science & Technology
Care of: Cecil Masoka, Director, Multilateral Cooperation
Phone number: +27716000172; Email: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. 

 

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Professor Anne Glover (Scottish, confirmed)

Chief Scientific Adviser to European Commission President, José Manuel Barroso

Phone Number: 003222995021; Email: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.
PRESENTATION:
                        Health - Did You Say Diplomacy?                   
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Professor Daya Reddy (South African, confirmed)
President, Academy of Science of South Africa
Phone Number:  + 27 21 650 3787; Email: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.                 
PRESENTATION:
             Leveraging the Nexus between Health Science,            
Policy and Business   
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Dr. Alan Leshner (American, confirmed)
Chief Executive, AAAS & Executive Publisher, Science
Phone Number: +01 202-326-6650; Email: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.                     
PRESENTATION:
     An American’s Perspective on Health Science Diplomacy   
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Dr. József Pálinkás (Hungarian, TBC)
President, Hungarian Academy of Sciences
President, World Science Forum
Care of: Gergely Bohm, Secretariat for International Relations
Phone Number:  +36 1 4116209; Email: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.