Since its inception in 1999, The World Life Sciences Forum BioVision has
played a vital role in promoting the sustainable development of Life Sciences
on an international level, ensuring that they remain beneficial to humankind
and the environment, and committed to ethics.
BioVision has established itself as a platform for dialogue and debate by
engaging top stakeholders and policy makers from Science, Society and Industry
in discussions of what science can do, what society is willing to accept, and
what industry can produce, all within a sound ethical framework.
The emergence of hand surgery as a specialty
and the advances in the science and art of hand
surgery since World War II have been truly phenomenal.
Societies for surgery of the hand have
attracted some of the most skillful and dedicated surgeons
and have served as a forum for discussion and
criticism, new concepts, and the testing and trial of
The Georgia Coalition for the Peoples’ Agenda has played a critical role in bringing together three
powerful networks to examine the impact of air pollution from coal-fired power plants upon the African
American community. The Black Leadership Forum, the Southern Organizing Committee for
Economic and Social Justice and Clear the Air share a keen interest in promoting responsible
public policies protective of human health and the environment.
Founded in by the King Louis Napoleon under the complicated,
french-inspired name of ‘Koninklijk Instituut van Wetenschappen, Letter-
kunde en Schoone Kunsten’, the Royal Dutch Academy of Arts and Sciences
() is now a respected institution, with a number of important missions:
advice to the government on strategic matters, scientific forum for Academy
members, advanced research through its own institutes, etc.
The Chemical Sciences Roundtable (CSR) was established in 1997 by the National
Research Council. It provides a science-oriented apolitical forum for leaders in the chemical
sciences to discuss chemistry-related issues affecting government, industry, and universi-
ties. Organized by the National Research Council’s Board on Chemical Sciences and
Technology, the CSR aims to strengthen the chemical sciences by fostering communication
among the people and organizations—spanning industry, government, universities, and
professional associations—involved with the chemical enterprise.
t he idea for a book on the ethical and metaphorical aspects of communicating
the biosciences emerged from a chance encounter between three people in June
2006 at the Euroscience Open Forum in Munich. Rick Borchelt (Communications
Director, Genetics and Public Policy Center, Berman Bioethics Institute, USA)
gave a paper entitled ‘n arratives of humility’, inspired in part by a 2003 paper by
Sheila Jasanoff on technologies of humility (reprinted in this volume).
The Chemical Sciences Roundtable (CSR) was established in 1997 by the National Research Council
(NRC). It provides a science-oriented, apolitical forum for leaders in the chemical sciences to discuss
chemically related issues affecting government, industry, and universities. Organized by the NRC’s
Board on Chemical Sciences and Technology, the CSR aims to strengthen the chemical sciences by
fostering communication among the people and organizations—spanning industry, government, universities,
and professional associations—involved with the chemical enterprise.
Large expenditures on fundamental scientific research are usually limited to the hard sciences. It is therefore entirely reasonable to suppose that, if large sums of money are spent on machine translations, it will be with the clear expectation that what is being purchased is principally development and engineering, and that the result will contribute substantially to the solution of some pressing problem. Anyone who accepts large (or small) sums on this understanding is either technically naive or dangerously cynical. ...
oncerns with ionic liquids are one of the most interesting and rapidly developing areas in modern physical chemistry, materials science, technologies, and engineering. Increasing attention has also been paid to the use of ionic liquids in the research fields of biological aspects and natural resources. This book provides the forum for dissemination and exchange of up-to-date scientific information on theoretical, generic, and applied areas of ionic liquids.
Coach for College provides a forum for college students from America to work together with
college and high school students from other countries to use sports to help youth from rural
communities in these countries access higher education. The program provides sports
infrastructure to youth who attend rural middle schools, and helps them develop excitement for
the learning of science, language, and life skills using sports as a means to applied learning.
This book reviews a wide range of diverse topics related to the phenomenon of ferroelectricity
(in the bulk as well as thin fi lm form) and provides a forum for scientists,
engineers, and students working in this fi eld. It contains records of original research
that provide or lead to fundamental principles in the science of ferroelectric materials.
This important series makes a signi! cant contribution to the development of management
thought. This ! eld has expanded dramatically in recent years and the series provides an
invaluable forum for the publication of high quality work in management science, human
resource management, organizational behaviour, marketing, management information
systems, operations management, business ethics, strategic management and international
The main emphasis of the series is on the development and application of new original
On June 25, 2008, more than 70 of the leading neuroscientists in the
world gathered at the National Academy of Sciences building in Wash-
ington, DC, for a workshop hosted by the Institute of Medicine’s
(IOM’s) Forum on Neuroscience and Nervous System Disorders titled,
“From Molecules to Mind: Challenges for the 21st Century.” Their goals
were significant: Each participant was asked to identify one or two
“Grand Challenges” that could galvanize both the scientific community
and the public around the possibilities for neuroscience in the 21st cen-
Each year, typically in the summer, the Board on Atmospheric Sciences and
Climate selects a topic for special study (often called our “summer study”). Our
goal is to organize an informal workshop where scientists and agency staff can
share information about current issues in the atmospheric sciences, meteorology,
and climate. These events are a forum for frank discussions and creative inter-
action, and sometimes lead us to develop more in-depth activities.
The ministers of the environment and heads of delegation attending the first session of the
Global Ministerial Environment Forum in Malmö in 2000 noted an “alarming discrepancy between
commitments and action” and “the tremendous risk of climate change” and called for a strengthened
UNEP with a broader and more predictable financial base.
The workshop summarized in this volume was the third international meeting in a series
sponsored by the Forum on Drug Discovery, Development, and Translation of the Institute of
Medicine (IOM) to gather information from experts around the world on the threat of drugresistant
tuberculosis (TB) and how it can be addressed. The workshop was held April 18-19 and
21, 2011, in New Delhi, India, in collaboration with the Indian National Science Academy
(INSA) and the Indian Council of Medical Research (ICMR)....
International Workshop on QUASICONFORMAL MAPPINGS AND THEIR APPLICATIONS
December 27, 2005 - January 01, 2006
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Proceedings of the International Workshop on Quasiconformal Mappings And Their Applications (IWQCMA05) December 27, 2005 - January 01, 2006
Edited by S. Ponnusamy T. Sugawa M. Vuorinen