The upcoming IAP Conference and General Assembly are organized by IAP in collaboration with the Academy of Science of South Africa (ASSAf) which is hosting the events in February/March 2016. The events are held in conjunction with ASSAf's 20th Anniversary.
The events are generously sponsored by the Department of Science and Technology (DST) and the National Research Foundation (NRF) of South Africa.
The conference will explore various topics under the theme of Science Advice. These include: science advice ecosystems; science advice in times of disasters/emergencies; science advice in the international arena; country readiness for science advice; and, interplay between science advice, politics and the media. Participants include distinguished scholars, presidents and leadership of national academies of science, medicine, engineering, as well as experts and science advisors from most of the IAP and IAMP member countries.