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Dr. Shirley Ann Jackson To Preside Over 2005 AAAS Annual Meeting, Focusing on "The Nexus: Where Science Meets Society"
Session proposals are invited by 30 April for the 2005 AAAS Annual Meeting, and may be submitted online.
Some 17 tentative session tracks were proposed by the AAAS Program Committee, with topics ranging from emerging diseases in developing countries to genomics, nutrition, public safety, "disappearing cultures" and more. For a complete listing of 2005 tracks, click here.
Given the setting for the 2005 AAAS Annual Meeting in Washington, D.C., some discussions are expected to address science policy matters such as the U.S. Congress's view of science and technology — from nanotechnology to emerging waste management technologies as they relate to homeland security.
But, the proposed 2005 session tracks also will cover a rich array of other issues, including environmental questions of particular relevance to the Chesapeake Bay region, reproduction and regeneration science from aging and stem-cell research to tissue engineering, and more.
With 2005 declared the World Year of Physics, the AAAS Meeting also will provide insights to physical science frontiers as well as networking opportunities for these researchers. Young and senior scientists alike will take part in a physics-themed social mixer, for instance.
Hearings on topics that affect young scientists will provide a forum for open discussions. Workshops ranging from grant-writing to writing children’s books also will be offered in 2005.
In addition, teachers will be invited to earn continuing education credits at the 2005 Meeting, and plans are underway to offer CMEs to professionals in the dental and medical industries.
Free public events will continue to be a highlight at the AAAS annual meeting. On the exhibit floor over the weekend, Family Science Days will again offer hands-on workshops and demonstrations, coupled with a fun, interactive scavenger hunt.
For more information on how you and your colleagues can get noticed at this meeting of great minds, please visit http://www.aaas.org/meetings/ for a complete listing of scientific tracks and proposal submission details.
2 April 2004
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