The IASSF is a forum which is annually hosted by the Korean Academy of Science and Technology (KAST). By hosting the forum, we invite Academy representatives and outstanding scientists from across the world. And we encourage them to actively engage in discussions on challenging global issues and to come up with solutions. As such, we call attention of all Academies to their proper roles in dealing with those issues.
Under the main theme of IASSF2017, "Science and Technology in Health Care," we aim to extend our concerns pursuing advancements of science and technology in health care. The ultimate purpose of this advancement is to prolong the healthy life span of the human being. And we expect every country to make a coordinated effort and particularly Science Academies to play a central role. We have invited a number of leading experts in the fields of physics, chemistry and physiology of medicine.
2017 marks the sixth year of the Inter-Academy Seoul Science Forum (IASSF) at which we plan to hold the Inter-Academy Plenary Panel (discussion session) under the two subtopics: “Current Issues in Health Care Science and Technology” and “Support for Young Scientists.” In each session, problems and issues will be raised and discussed.
As always, we hope that the IASSF will serve as a venue for sharing the latest research trends and promoting joint research and scholastic exchanges in the future.
I thank you for your interest and look forward to seeing you at IASSF2017.