14 - 18 June 2011
Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
The 22nd Pacific Science Congress (PSC-22) was held in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia from 14 – 18 June, 2011. The PSC-22 was attended by 824 scientists from 44 countries.
We congratulate the Organizing Committee for carrying out this very successful meeting, and thank all of our hosts in Malaysia for their hard work, generosity, and hospitality.
The 22nd Pacific Science Congress (PSC-22) was held at the Kuala Lumpur Convention Centre in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia. It was organized by the Malaysian Academy of Sciences (ASM), the Ministry of Science, Technology and Innovation, the International Science, Technology and Innovation Centre for South-South Cooperation (ISTIC), the ICSU Regional Office for Asia Pacific, and the Pacific Science Association. Supporting organizations include the University of Malaya, Universiti Sains Malaysia, Universiti Kebangsaan Malaysia, and Universiti Putra Malaysia.
Keynote Speakers for the Congress included:
Emeritus Prof Dato' Dr. Zakri Abd Hamid
Science Advisor to the Prime Minister of Malaysia
Prof Dr. Gordon McBean
The University of Western Ontario, Canada [and] Chairman, Canadian Foundation for Climate and Atmospheric Sciences
Congress Theme and Subthemes
The overall theme of the PSC-22 was: “Asia Pacific Science in the 21st Century: Meeting the Challenges of Global Change”. Subthemes of the Congress were:
A Changing Climate: Climate science; Physical impacts; Ecosystem responses; Mitigation and adaptation strategies; Climate policies; Vulnerable human populations
Global Change & Ecosystems: Biodiversity; Landscape systems; Ecosystem services; Coupled human-natural systems; Invasive species; Museum collections and barcoding
Oceans: Coral reefs; Ocean acidification; Large Marine Ecosystems, Marine biotechnology; Fisheries, Marine mammals
Earth Systems & Risk Management: Earth science and geophysics; Meteorology; Natural hazards; Integrated Disaster Risk Reduction
Globalization: Human populations; Population movement; Urbanization; Megacities; Gender; Economics and trade; Governance issues; Challenges of small island states; Human security; Poverty alleviation
Resource Constraints & Sustainability: Millennium Development Goals; Water; Agriculture; Food; Energy; Integrated Coastal Zone Management; Ecological economics
Health Challenges: Persistent and emerging infectious diseases; HIV/AIDS; Chronic and lifestyle diseases; Microbiology; Medical tourism; Telemedicine
Science for Policy and the Future: Science communication; Science education; Building science capacity; Science and the media; Traditional knowledge; Data access and management; Intellectual property; Universality of science; Frontiers of science (complexity science, materials science, biotechnology)
Resolutions, Keynotes, and Thanks
The Final Congress Resolutions can be found here.
Outgoing PSA President Congbin Fu's Welcome Address to the 22nd Congress is here.
The PSA Council and Executive Board extends our thanks to our Malaysian hosts and organizers.
Registration is available only at the official PSC-22 website.
PSA Member, Non-member & Student Registration
Accompanying Person Registration
(to 31 March 2011)
(to 26 May 2011)
|PSA Member||USD $450||USD $500||USD $550|
|Non Member||USD $500||USD $550||USD $600|
|Student||USD $200||USD $250||USD $300|
|Accompanying Person||USD $100||USD $100||USD $100|
|Science Teacher||USD $150||USD $200||USD $250|