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ISC and its partners organised the 9th edition of the Science Summit around the 78th United Nations General Assembly (UNGA78) on 12-29 September 2023.
The role and contribution of science to attaining the United Nations Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) will be the central theme of the Summit. The objective is to develop and launch science collaborations to demonstrate global science mechanisms and activities to support the attainment of the UN SDGs, Agenda 2030 and Local2030. The meeting will also prepare input for the United Nations Summit of the Future, which will take place during UNGA79 beginning on 12 September 2024.
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Wednesday, September 13 • 8:45am - 1:00pm
[VIRTUAL] One Health Research: addressing the complex health challenges facing our society, such as ecosystem degradation, food system failures, infectious diseases and antimicrobial resistance (130801)

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Agenda (Version at 05h12 ET 13 Sept)

Declan Kirrane, ISC, Chair Science Summit UNGA78
Seema Kumar, CEO, CURE

09h10 Keynote 1
Prof Dr. Damalie Nakanjako
Principal of the College of Health Sciences – Director of the network ADAPT, Makerere University, Kampala, Uganda

09h25 Keynote 2
Dr Ghada Trotabas, Managing Director UK and Ireland, Siemens Healthineers

09h40 PANEL 1
What does an enabling policy and regulatory framework for One Health look like, and how can it be achieved in time for the post-SDG Agenda?

Prof Kurt Zatloukal, Medical University of Graz, Diagnostic and Research Center for Molecular Biomedicine

Dr Rita Lawlor, ARC-NET : Centre for Applied Research on Cancer
Mr Brian O'Connor, Chair, ECHAlliance
Prof Dr. Uwe Truyen, Director of the Institute of Animal Hygiene and Veterinary Public Health – Co-Director of the network ADAPT, Faculty of Veterinary Medicine, Leipzig University, Leipzig, Germany

10h15 Keynote
Dr. Sanjeev Khosla, CSIR-Institute of Microbial Technology, India, Director (V)

10h30 PANEL 2
How can measures to achieve One Health be inclusive?

Dr Magdalena Skipper

Dr Natasha Sunderji, Accenture
Dr Sharif Muhammad, ICESCO (V)
Dr Salome Charalambous, Implementation Research, The Aurum Institute Johannesburg, South Africa, Group Chief Science Officer – Director of the network TB Sequel
Dr Brian Wong I-DAIR

11h20 Break

11h30 Keynote 4
Dr Mosoka Fallah, Africa Center for Disease Control (V)

11h45 PANEL 3
Recommendations for the Summit of the Future

Mrs Rita Lawlor, ARC-Net, University of Verona

Dr Moses Aloba, Science for Africa
Dr Michael Makanga, EDCTP
Dr Marcel Tanner, Swiss Academies of Arts and Sciences and EDCTP, President (V)
Dr Litha Magingxa, President and CEO, Agricultural research technologies for climate resilience (V)

12h30 Keynote 5: Reflections
Dr Irene Norstedt, Director, People Directorate, DG Research and Innovation, European Commission

12h40 Concluding Remarks:
Dr Anna Stewart Ibarra

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Magdalena Skipper

Editor-in-Chief, Nature, Springer/Nature
Dr Magdalena Skipper is Editor in Chief of Nature and Chief Editorial Advisor for the Nature portfolio.A geneticist by training, she holds a PhD from the University of Cambridge, UK. She has considerable editorial and publishing experience, having worked as Chief Editor of Nature... Read More →
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Ghada Trotabas

Managing Director of Great Britain and Ireland, Siemens Healthineers
Ghada Trotabas Managing Director of Great Britain and IrelandSiemens Healthineers Ghada Trotabas, has devoted her professional life to healthcare, working to make care more precise, more local, more digital, and more compassionate.She currently serves as Managing Director of Great... Read More →
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Natasha’s Sunderjee

Global Health Lead, ADP, Accenture
Natasha Sunderji is the Global Health and Nutrition Lead for Accenture’s social impact practice – Accenture Development Partnerships. She also co-leads Accenture’s Health Equity Center of Excellence. By engaging Accenture’s global workforce of over 700,000 employees, she works... Read More →
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Fulufhelo Nelwamondo

CEO, National Research Foundation (NRF)
Prof Fulufhelo Nelwamondo is the CEO of the National Research Foundation of South Africa.He holds a PhD in Electrical Engineering, with specialisation in Computational Intelligence from the University of the Witwatersrand. He was a Postdoctoral Fellow at the Graduate School of Arts... Read More →
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Prof Dr. Damalie Nakanjako

Principal of the College of Health Sciences – Director of the network ADAPT, Makerere University, Kampala, Uganda
Damalie Nakanjako is a professor of medicine and the principal of the College of Health Sciences at Makerere University (Uganda), as well as the previous dean of the School of Medicine. She has over 22 years’ experience in HIV/AIDS care on different platforms. These include community... Read More →
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Prof. Dr. Salome Charalambous

Group Chief Science Officer – Director of the network TB Sequel, Implementation Research, The Aurum Institute Johannesburg, South Africa
Salome Charalambous is the group chief scientific officer at the Aurum Institute in South Africa. She is a medical doctor with an M.Sc. and Ph.D. in epidemiology from the London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine (UK). She has been involved in TB and HIV programme implementation... Read More →
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Irene Norstedt

Director, People Directorate, DG Research and Innovation, European Commission
Irene Norstedt works at the European Commission, where she is the Director responsible for the People Directorate within the DG for Research and Innovation.The People Directorate works towards developing a healthy, safe, more equal, free, open and fair society where the voice of the... Read More →
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Prof Dr. Uwe Truyen

Director of the Institute of Animal Hygiene and Veterinary Public Health – Co-Director of the network ADAPT, Faculty of Veterinary Medicine, Leipzig University, Leipzig, Germany
After studying veterinary medicine in Germany (1981–1986), Uwe Truyen did his post-doctoral studies in Hanover and Munich and studied as a post-doctoral fellow in Colin Parrish’s lab at the Baker Institute of Cornell University (USA). He is currently a professor of animal hygiene... Read More →
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Mosoka Fallah

Africa Center for Disease Control
Dr. Mosoka P. Fallah, most recent position before joining SLL Project of Africa CDC was a short-term Health Security Technical consultant for the World Bank, where he worked on Pandemic diagnostics for Ghana, Liberia and Sierra Leone in the Context of COVID-19. He also served as a... Read More →
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Dr. Sanjeev Khosla

Director, CSIR-Institute of Microbial Technology, India
Dr. Sanjeev Khosla received his Doctoral degree from the Indian Institute of Science, Bangalore. For his postdoctoral studies, he worked in the Babraham Institute and the Gurdon Institute (formerly Wellcome Trust/ Cancer Research-UK Institute, Cambridge, UK. His laboratory’s research... Read More →
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Kurt Zatloukal

Diagnostic and Research Center for Molecular Biomedicine, Director of BBMRI.at, Medical University of Graz
Kurt Zatloukal, M.D. is a professor of pathology at the Medical University of Graz, Austria and is head of the Diagnostic and Research Center for Molecular Biomedicine. His research focuses on the molecular pathology of diseases as well as biobanking and related technologies. He coordinated... Read More →
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Marleen Temmerman

Professor, The Aga Khan University, Kenya
Prof dr Marleen Temmerman, MD, MPH, PhD, FRCOG, FAAS, MBS, AAS, AAAS, NAM, leads the Centre of Excellence in Women and Child Health, Aga Khan University, Nairobi, Kenya. Prior she was the Director of the Department of Reproductive Health and Research (RHR) at the World Health Organization... Read More →
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Michael Makanga

Executive Director, European Developing Countries Clinical Trials Partnerships - Association
Dr Michael Makanga, MD PhD FRCP: EDCTP Executive Director.Dr Makanga is a clinician-scientist with 28 years of professional experience of working on health and poverty-related infectious diseases in Africa. This includes 24 years of work experience on medical product development and... Read More →
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Marcel Tanner

President and High Representative EDCTP, Swiss Academies of Arts and Sciences and EDCTP
Professor Marcel Tanner was Director of the Swiss Tropical and Public Health Institute from 1997 to 2015 and is now President of the Swiss Academy of Sciences. He holds a PhD in medical biology from the University of Basel and an MPH from the University of London. Lived and worked... Read More →
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Brian O'Connor

Chair, ECHAlliance
Born in Belfast, Northern Ireland, Brian developed his career as a consultant, manager and investor. He has worked in the UK, the US and Hong Kong and has significant experience as a company director in various industries.He has acted as a Corporate Recovery Advisor to companies with... Read More →
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Litha Magingxa

President and CEO, Agricultural research technologies for climate resilience
Dr. Magingxa is the President and CEO of the Agricultural Research Council (ARC) of South Africa.  He is tasked with the redirection, revisioning and repositioning of the ARC, working with the Council and management team.  He previously served the ARC as Group Executive: Agri-Economics... Read More →
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Carlos Américo Pacheco

CEO, São Paulo Research Foundation (FAPESP)
Electronic Engineering (ITA - Instituto Tecnológico de Aeronáutica, 1979), Master (1988) and PhD (1996) in Economics (UNICAMP) and Pos-doc in Economics (Columbia University, 2005).Carlos Pacheco is professor of economics at the UNICAMP.Carlos Pacheco was Deputy Minister of Science... Read More →
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Mark Jackson

Senior Quantum Evangelist, Quantinuum
Dr. Mark Jackson is the Senior Quantum Evangelist at Quantinuum. He received his B.S. in Physics and Mathematics from Duke University and Ph.D. in Theoretical Physics from Columbia University. He then spent 10 years researching superstring theory and cosmology, co-authoring almost... Read More →
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Seema Kumar

CEO, The Cure
Seema Kumar joined Cure Experience in 2022 as the Chief Executive Officer.Prior to Cure, Ms. Kumar spent nearly 20 years at Johnson & Johnson in senior leadership roles, including most recently as the Global Head, Office of Innovation, Global Health and Scientific Engagement, and served on J&J’s Innovation Strategy... Read More →
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Petra Jantzer

Global Life Sciences Lead & Senior Managing Director, Accenture
Petra Jantzer is Senior Managing Director at Accenture and CEO of European Pharmaceuticals and Med Tech Business. In her role, she supports large Life Science companies in bringing innovative medicines to patients and achieving better health outcomes.Petra has more than 20 years of... Read More →

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declan kirrane

Chairman, Science Summit UNGA78
Declan Kirrane is the Founder and Managing Director of ISC Intelligence in Science, the chairman and managing director of the science Summit at the United Nations General assembly, and co-founder of Medicines for Future (MAF). He has over 25 years of experience as a global senior... Read More →

Wednesday September 13, 2023 8:45am - 1:00pm EDT