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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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Rémi Quirion

Fonds de recherche du Québec (FRQ)
Chief Scientist of Quebec; President of INGSA
Quebec, Canada
Professor Rémi Quirion is the inaugural Chief Scientist of Quebec since July 2011, and has been elected President of the International Network for Governmental Science Advice (INGSA) in 2021. As McGill Full Professor, Psychiatry and outgoing Scientific Director at the Douglas Mental Health University Institute, he served as Vice-Dean, Faculty of Medicine at McGill University, as well as Senior University Advisor (Health Sciences Research) in addition to being the CIHR Executive Director, for Alzheimer's Diseases, from 2009 to 2011. Prof. Quirion was the inaugural Scientific Director of the Institute of Neurosciences, Mental Health and Addiction (INMHA) until March 2009. Since 2011, he is the President of the three Board of Directors of the Fonds de recherche du Québec. In addition to being on the Advisory Board of over 15 journals in Psychiatry, Pharmacology, and Neurosciences, he has published 5 books, more than 650 scientific papers and articles.

Rémi Quirion has received many awards and recognitions including Officer of the Order of Canada in 2007. He is a Fellow of the Royal Society of Canada, Fellow of the Canadian Academy of Health Sciences, a Knight of the Ordre national du Québec and a Knight of the Ordre de la Pléiade. He is a member of the Canadian Medical Hall of Fame, the Académie Nationale de Médecine de France and the International Council of Science.