Upcoming Partnered Events 2018

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

INGSA2018 – ‘Science Advice in a Changing World’
6-7 November, 2018
Tokyo, Japan
https://ingsa.org

CILAC — ‘World Science Day for Peace & Development’
10 November, 2018
Panama City
http://forocilac.org/en/

AAAS 2019 Annual Meeting
14-17 February, 2019
Washington DC, USA
https://meetings.aaas.org


13h30 – 14h45, Tuesday 10th July 2018, ESOF 2018 Toulouse.

Abstract:

This high-level panel bridges the 2017 launch of the Brussels Declaration to ongoing work towards its pan-African equivalent, the Cape Town Declaration to be launched at the World Science Forum in 2021. Why the Brussels Declaration matters is because it is a unique, twenty-point blueprint for a new set of ethics & principles to inform work at the boundary between science, society and policy. Its strength lies in its five-year reflection period, the robustness of twenty-five preparatory workshops and above all, the diversity of its contributors with over 350 draftees and 3000 reviewers. With over five million views already, it makes the case for a multi-disciplinary approach to policy encouraging greater integrity and accountability amongst all stakeholders.


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.