05 June 2019 - 06 June 2019
Polish Academy of Sciences, Warsaw, Poland

Biosecurity and Science Advice Workshop in Warsaw, Poland

This one day workshop is co-organized by the International Network for Science Advice (INGSA), Polish Academy of Sciences  and Polish Ministry of Foreign Affairs.

DNA of the ASF virus © Katerynakon | Dreamstime.com

DNA of the ASF virus © Katerynakon | Dreamstime.com

The workshop will bring together researchers and stakeholders from across Europe to discuss the role of science advice, science diplomacy and science communication in national and international biosecurity risks. As a case study, the event will focus on the issue of African swine fever (ASF), a highly contagious viral pig disease.

ASF exemplifies great economic and scientific challenge that can be addressed only with the best possible international collaboration and implementation of science-informed decisions. If not contained, the spread of ASF will spell global economic disaster.

Dr. Jan Marco Müller, IIASA Acting Chief Operations Officer will participate in the panel on "Science-to-science and science-to-government communication", which will focus on methods to overcome vested interests of different scientific domains, and communicate the compromise to the decision makers. Other panel members include Maciej Zylicz, the President of the Foundation for Polish Science, Prof. Jerzy Duszynski, President of the Polish Academy of Sciences, and Peter Gluckman from INGSA. The discussion will be moderated by Marek Konarzewski, S&T Advisor to the Minister of Foreign Affairs in Poland. 

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