Pacific Science Association

UPCOMING scientific MEETINGS, CONFERENCES, and Training Courses IN THE asia-PACIFIC Region

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April 2014

Open Science Meeting: The North Pacific Marine Science Organization
" Forecasting Uncertain Trends, Uncertainties, and Responses of North Pacific Ecosystems
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Date: 15 -18 April 2014
Location:
Kohala Coast, Big Island, Hawaii, USA
Venue: TBA

Organized by: The North Pacific Marine Science Organization (PICES)
Description: Drastic ecosystem changes have been observed in recent decades in both open and coastal systems. These changes are believed to have occurred in response to climate change and increasing anthropogenic pressures. This meeting addresses the question “What is the future of the North Pacific given current and expected pressures?” Scientific sessions will include invited and contributed papers. Contributed papers will be selected for oral and poster presentation. Posters will be on display for the entire duration of the symposium.

Australian Association for Pacific Studies
"OCEANSCAPES: cooperation across the Pacific"
Date: 22 - 26 April 2014
Location:
Sydney, Australia
Venue: University of Sydney

Organized by:
University of Sydney

Description: The Pacific Ocean covers one-third of the earth’s surface and contains thousands of islands. Yet, as Epeli Hau’ofa’s seminal paper about the ‘Sea of Islands’ shows, oceans are not a barrier, but highways to contact. This conference employs the concept of Oceanscapes from The Pacific Oceanscape Vision, introduced by President Anote Tong of Kiribati and endorsed by the Pacific Island Forum. It is a vision for cooperative conservation action and adaption to issues of climate change. With a population just over 10 million and an area that stretches from Australia to Asia, Canada and the Americas, peoples of the Pacific region are adept at movement, contact and working together.
The Australian Association for Pacific Studies seeks to bring researchers across Oceanscapes to share their knowledge and experience; to benefit the peoples of the Pacific region, and to advance scholarship about the places between the better-known American and Asian rim countries.
This conference focusses on the cooperative nature of relations across the Pacific and the necessarily cooperative partnerships that allow for effective delivery of programs in health, education, trade and development while maintaining the integrity of the cultural diversity that is the hallmark of Pacific island nations and overseas territories.

May 2014

META'14: the 5th International Conference on Metamaterials, Photonic Crystals and Plasmonics
Date: 20 - 23 May 2014
Location:
Singapore
Venue: Nanyang Technical University

Organized by: Nanyang Technical University, Agency for Science, Technology, and Research (A-STAR), Université Paris Sud, Supélec, CDPT, GEP
Description: META 2014 will cover the entire scope of Electromagnetic & Nanophotonic Complex Materials, including metamaterials, plasmonics and photonic crystals. Special attention will be given to applications of these innovative materials in optical communication systems, antennas, high-speed circuits, optical sensing, nanoscale imaging, cloaking, biology and medicine.

June 2014

Microbiology & Infectious Diseases Asia Congress 2014
Date: 10 - 11 June 2014
Location:
Singapore
Venue: Concorde Hotel, Singapore

Organized by: Oxford Global
Description: The Microbiology & Infectious Diseases Asia Congress is an executive platform for experts working in microbiology, bacteriology, mycology, virology and parasitology in the Asia-Pacific. As global concern grows over drug-resistant infections and the prevalence of infectious diseases, researchers are looking to enhance capabilities for pathogen detection, infection diagnosis and genomic analysis of disease-causing micro-organisms. The congress brings together leading experts in the field of microbial genomics, clinical microbiology, infectious diseases and microbial diagnostics, to discuss ground-breaking technologies and game-changing case studies. Day One of the event has a strong technology focus; delegates will hear discussion of the latest technological breakthroughs in pathogen detection, microbial identification and molecular diagnostics for infectious diseases. Experts will also discuss pressing issues in clinical microbiology: detecting antibiotic resistance, analysing polymicrobial interactions and developing new antimicrobials. Day Two will cover NGS applications in microbiology, including microbial genome sequencing, pathogen gene expression analysis and genome assembly. Delegates will also hear new infection case studies – topics include global strategies to combat emerging diseases, prevention and control of zoonotic diseases and updates concerning recent disease outbreaks in Asia Pacific. The Microbiology & Infectious Diseases Asia Congress forms part of the highly successful Oxford Global Asia series.

14th Science Council of Asia Conference
"Future Earth: Research for Global Sustainability and a Holistic Understanding of Sustainable Development in Asia"

Date: 17 - 19 June 2014
Location:
Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
Venue: Istana Hotel, Kuala Lumpur

Organized by: The Science Council of Asia
The Ministry of Science, Technology and Innovation Malaysia (MOSTI)
Academy of Sciences Malaysia (ASM)
Institute for Environment and Development (LESTARI)
International Council for Science (ICSU) Regional Office for Asia and the Pacific
Description: The theme for the 14th Science Council of Asia conference is "Future Earth: Research for Global Sustainability and a Holistic Understanding of Sustainable Development in Asia". The subthemes are:

BIT's 4th Annual World Congress of Microbes 2014 (WCM2014)
Date: 26 - 29 June 2014
Location:
Dalian, China
Venue:
Dalian International Conference Center
Organized by: BITeomics
Description: WCM-2014 provides a platform for information exchange amongst scientists from all over the world to discuss the latest advances and ideas in the field of microbiology. Your participation will enrich the meeting and advance our mission of furthering research and development in microbe fields. We sincerely hope you can participate and will contribute your invaluable experience and knowledge at this magnificent conference. It is our wish that all participants from industries, academics or government organizations in this congress can gain a greater understanding of the current situation of the market, such as well-known microbial technology, modern cross-functional techniques& applications and novel tools & approaches in industrial microbiology.

International Research Conference on Engineering and Technology (IRCET 2014)
Date: 27 - 29 June 2014
Location:
Kuta, Bali, Indonesia
Venue:
Sheraton Bali Kuta Resort
Organized by: Asia-Pacific Education & Research Association
Description: The International Research Conference on Engineering and Technology (IRCET 2014) aims to bring together researchers, scientists, engineers, and scholar students in all areas of Engineering and Technology. It provides an international forum for the dissemination of original research results, new ideas and practical development experiences which concentrate on both theory and practices.

July 2014

The 4th International Symposium on Society, Tourism, Education and Politics
Date: 11 - 13 July 2014
Location:
Bangkok, Thailand
Venue:
Landmark Bangkok Hotel
Organized by: Asia-Pacific Education & Research Association
Description: The main objective of ISSTEP 2014 is to provide a platform for researchers, engineers, academicians as well as industrial professionals from all over the world to present their research results and development activities in Society, Tourism, Education and Politics. This conference provides opportunities for the delegates to exchange new ideas and application experiences face to face, to establish business or research relations and to find global partners for future collaboration.

The 3rd International Conference of STEM in Education
"STEM Education and Our Planet: Making Connections Across Contexts"

Date: 12 - 15 July 2014
Location:
Vancouver, BC, Canada
Venue: University of British Columbia Vancouver

Organized by: University of British Columbia, Queensland University of Technology, Beijing Normal University
Description: The Third International Conference of STEM in Education creates an opportunity for educators and researchers from schools, universities, businesses, industries and other private and public agencies to share and discuss their innovative practices and research initiatives that may advance STEM education. The conference will create opportunities for: Information and knowledge sharing through paper/poster presentations, symposia, workshops, and innovative showcases; Modelling effective pedagogical practices while enhancing content knowledge; Sharing research initiatives and outcomes; Professional development for educators in a range of educational contexts; and Networking between participants. Participants will include teachers, academics, education officers, industry partners, postgraduate and undergraduate students. The conference will be capped at 350 participants.

The 22nd Annual Hawai‘i Conservation Conference
"Navigating Change in the Pacific Islands"

Date: 15 - 17 July 2014
Location:
Honolulu, Hawaii, USA
Venue:
Honolulu Convention Center
Organized by: Hawaii Conservation Alliance
Description: In celebration of the United Nations International Year of Small Island Developing States, 2014 marks the 22nd Annual Hawai‘i Conservation Conference (HCC). “Navigating Change in the Pacific Islands” allowing us the opportunity to bolster island conservation in Hawai‘i and wider Pacific Islands. Highlights include: thought provoking keynote speakers, panels and forums, innovative networking and training opportunities, and more.

The 51st Meeting of the Association for Tropical Biology & Conservation
"The Future of Tropical Biology and Conservation"

Date: 20 - 24 July 2014
Location:
Cairns, Australia
Venue: TBA

Organized by: Association for Tropical Biology & Conservation and James Cook University
Description: This meeting provides delegates with the opportunity to collaborate with researchers and meet with key speakers and industry leaders—participation is encouraged for anyone with a passion for tropical biology and conservation, including: students, NGOs, academics, and researchers.

The 13th International Conference on Bioinformatics (InCoB2014)
Date: 31 July - 2 August 2014
Location:
Sydney, Australia
Venue: Novotel Sydney Brighton Beach

Organized by: APBioNet - Asia-Pacific Bioinformatics Network
Description: Key topics will include promoting the integration of bioinformatics, imaging informatics, clinical informatics and health informatics for understanding of complex biological and medical phenomenon. InCoB2014 will encourage the exchange of scientific breakthrough amongst participants, particularly among local participants in Australia.

August 2014

2014 Asia-Pacific International Congress on Engineering & Natural Sciences
Date: 15 - 17 August 2014
Location:
Singapore
Venue:
Hotel Fort Canning, Singapore
Organized by: APICENS
Description: The 2014 Asia-Pacific International Congress on Engineering & Natural Sciences (APICENS2014) is for scientists, scholars, engineers and students from Universities all around the world and the industry to present ongoing research activities, and hence to foster research relations between universities and industry. This conference provides opportunities for the delegates to exchange new ideas and application experiences face to face, to establish business or research relations and to find global partners for future collaboration.

The 2nd Pacific Rim Energy and Sustainability Conference
Date: 27 - 29 August 2014
Location:
Hiroshima, Japan
Venue:
Oriental Hotel Hiroshima
Organized by: Presda Foundation
Description: The 2nd Pacific Rim Energy and Sustainability Conference will be held in Hiroshima, Japan from August 27-29, 2013. Registration includes lunches and receptions. Submissions are due by April 30, 2013. PRESCO themes include Sustainable Energy, Sustainable Consumption, Resiliency, Policy Needs and other related fields.

Seoul International Conference on Applied Science and Engineering (SICASE)
Date: 29 - 31 August 2014
Location:
Seoul, Korea
Venue: Renaissance Seoul Hotel

Organized by: Asia-Pacific Education & Research Association
Description: SICASE focuses on Engineering and Applied Sciences. The scientific program will focus on current advances in the research, production and use of Engineering and Applied Sciences with particular focus on their role in maintaining academic level in Engineering and Applied Sciences and elevating the science level. The conference's goal will to provide a scientific forum for all international scholars around the world and enable the interactive exchange of state-of-the-art knowledge. The conference will focus on evidence-based benefits proven in clinical trials and scientific experiments. Further to its scientific content, SICASE will be a networking event. A unique opportunity to meet all the related field fellow researchers of Engineering and Applied Sciences, meet those who influenced the past, influence the present and most importantly will enable the future of Sciences field by means of basic research, lab trials, regulatory efforts or development of industrial technology. Initiation of cross-boarder co-operations between scientists and institutions will be also facilitated.

BIT's 3rd Annual World Congress of Agriculture-2014 (WCA2014)
Date: 29 -31 August 2014
Location:
Changchun, China
Venue:
TBA
Organized by: BITeomics
Description: Agriculture is a basic technology that allows plant breeders to make precise genetic changes to impart beneficial traits to the crop plants we rely on for food and fiber. The safe and appropriate use of biotechnology to help to meet agricultural challenges and consumer needs of the 21st century is extremely important for human beings. Therefore, WCA-2014 will bring together industry leaders, investors, policy makers, scientists, researchers and other professionals working in the area of agriculture and discuss the latest scientific advances in agriculture and future directions of the technologies.

September 2014

Islands of the World XIII Conference 2014
"Small is Beautiful: Island Connections and Innovations"
Date: 22 - 27 September 2014
Location:
Magong City, Penghu Archipelago, Taiwan
Venue: Magong City Convention Centre

Organized by:
International Small Island Studies Association

Description: This conference is conducted every two years under the auspices of the International Small Island Studies Association (ISISA). Islands are bodies of land surrounded by water; albeit well connected via the waves of ocean, movements of people and flows of technology. Smallness is both aesthetically pleasing and intensely practical. There are increasing challenges for small islands in our connected planet with the added risk for some of mounting global warming. This conference welcomes the presentation of research and reflection to address the nature of islands from the past to the future, to achieve a better understanding of the uniqueness, connections, cultures, ethics, technologies, innovation and sustainability for the many possible futures of islands and archipelagos.

3rd Annual International Conference on Geological and Earth Sciences (GEOS 2014)
Date: 22 - 23 September 2014
Location:
Singapore
Venue:
Hotel Fort Canning, Singapore
Organized by: Global Science and Technology Forum
Description: The theme of the conference is: Scientific studies of the Earth System are generally oriented towards understanding three broad and inter-related issues, namely: the origin and evolution of the Earth through geological time span of about 4.55 Ga; the formation of earth resources and their distribution in space and time; and the earth processes in land-ocean-atmosphere interfaces. Human civilization has always relied on various Earth resources for survival, growth and development. Geoscientists have made significant contribution in understanding the genesis and spatial distribution of resources of industrial and ore minerals, fossil fuels and groundwater. Based on this knowledge several geological, geochemical and geophysical exploration methods have been developed and these are successfully practiced for discovery of earth resources. Earth’s surface processes on land, ocean and their interfaces with atmosphere have a direct bearing on landforms, climate, rainfall and vegetation. Understanding these processes helps in supporting agriculture, and zonation and mitigation of several natural hazards.

October 2014

Exploring Diversity to Reach Understanding across Cultures (IAICS 2013)
Date: 7 - 8 October 2014
Location:
Singapore
Venue:
TBA
Organized by: Far Eastern Federal University
Description: Intercultural communication is becoming more and more fundamental and interdisciplinary in the 21st century when people of the world are more mobile than ever before and are mutually interconnected and interdependent. It is turning into a global dominant paradigm covering a great variety of disciplines. Scholars and laymen are more aware nowadays of the necessity to develop good intercultural relations, the key to which is the understanding of each other in the context of cultural interaction. Most countries are becoming more diverse, which increases the risk of communication failures and misunderstandings due to ethnocentrism, prejudice, racism, sexism and other challenging issues. In this context, the theme of the conference focuses on understanding that covers a great variety of aspects of interpersonal, inter-group and international communication. The problems of global communication posed by the present state of the discipline require more attention to both theoretical and empirical studies developing new conceptual and methodological issues. The goals of the conference are:

The 4th Annual Next Generation Sequencing Asia Congress 2014
Date: 3 - 5 October 2014
Location:
Vladivostok, Russia
Venue:
Far Eastern Federal University Campus
Organized by: Oxford Global Conferences
Description: The 4th Annual Next Generation Sequencing Asia Congress presents a key opportunity for novel technology development and innovation thanks to increased investment and the transformation of Singapore into an international science hub. This two-day event will see collaboration between experts from Asia, Australasia, Europe and the USA to solve key challenges and embrace emerging opportunities in Next Generation Sequencing. Day 1 of the event covers the latest developments in NGS and microarray technology, sample preparation methods and agrigenomics. Presentations will also cover third generation sequencing technology, standardized workflow opportunities and cutting-edge techniques for plant and animal genome research. On Day 2 our expert speakers will discuss clinical applications for NGS technologies and the role of genomics in cancer research, personalised medicine and diagnostics. Delegates will also hear from those working at the forefront of bioinformatics, as they discuss solutions to the challenges of data management and storage, as well as new opportunities for data sharing and collaboration. The 4th Annual Next Generation Sequencing Asia Congress will be co-located with the 2nd Annual Single Cell Genomics and Transcriptomics Asia Congress.

November 2014

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December 2014

3rd Cold Spring Harbor Asia conference on Synthetic Biology
Date: 1 - 5 December 2014
Location:
Suzhou, China
Venue:
Suzhou Industrial Park Conference Center
Organized by: Tsinghua University, Northwestern University, Korea Advanced Institute of Science and Technology, and RIKEN Kobe Institute
Description: The conference will include eight oral sessions and one poster session covering the latest findings across many topics in synthetic biology. Many talks will be selected from the openly submitted abstracts on the basis of scientific merit and relevance. Social events throughout the conference provide ample opportunity for informal interactions.

2015

January 2015

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February 2015

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March 2015

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April 2015

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May 2015

3rd PICES/ICES/IOC Symposium on “Effects of Climate Change on the World’s Oceans
Date: 23-27 March 2015
Location: Santos City, Brazil

Venue: TBA

Organized by: The North Pacific Marine Science Organization (PICES), International Council for the Exploration of the Sea (ICES), Intergovernmental Oceanographic Commission (IOC), Institute of Oceanography at the University of São Paulo (IOUSP)
Description: Drastic ecosystem changes have been observed in recent decades in both open and coastal systems. These changes are believed to have occurred in response to climate change and increasing anthropogenic pressures. This meeting addresses the question “What is the future of the North Pacific given current and expected pressures?” Scientific sessions will include invited and contributed papers. Contributed papers will be selected for oral and poster presentation. Posters will be on display for the entire duration of the symposium.

June 2015

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July 2015

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August 2015

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September 2015

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October 2015

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November 2015

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December 2015

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2016

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