On January 30, 2018, Dan Lopresti, professor and chair of the department of computer science and engineering at Lehigh University, is moderating a briefing on intelligent infrastructure for the US House of Representatives' Science, Space and Technology Committee in Washington, DC.
In this session, key policy players striking a balance between science and society explore the interplay between facts and fears on three topical issues: vaccine hesitancy, food safety in a nuclear disaster zone, and the impacts of bacteria on human health. The gap between perceptions and scientific reality is widening in a number of areas, exacerbated by social media. The session will be held Feb. 16, 2018, in Austin, Texas.
The CMSC Annual Meeting, taking place May 30-June 2, 2018, at the Music City Center in Nashville, TN, serves as the largest educational conference and professional development event for healthcare clinicians, researchers, scientists and professionals in training engaged in the multiple sclerosis field.
Journalists may now apply for press credentials for the American Chemical Society's 255th National Meeting & Exposition, one of the largest scientific conferences of the year. It will be held March 18-22, 2018, in New Orleans.
The European Research Council (ERC) will bring cutting-edge science to the forefront at the Annual Meeting of the World Economic Forum (WEF) from 23 to 26 Jan. in Davos, Switzerland. With this year's theme being 'Creating a shared future in a fractured world', the ERC's President, Professor Jean-Pierre Bourguignon, and eleven remarkable scientists and scholars will feed into the debate, via fourteen sessions.
The CEO and founder of Insilico Medicine, Alex Zhavoronkov, will chair the AI-driven Pre-clinical and Clinical Drug Design, Discovery, and Development Panel at Precision Medicine World Conference (PMWC) 2018 in Silicon Valley. The AI panel will focus on the latest advances in artificial intelligence for biomarker development and drug discovery. The session will cover different approaches and AI platforms, and how they impact the pharmaceutical industry and specifically, the drug discovery and development processes.
ACM, the Association for Computing Machinery; AAAI, the Association for the Advancement of Artificial Intelligence; and SIGAI, the ACM Special Interest Group on Artificial Intelligence have joined forces to organize a new conference on Artificial Intelligence, Ethics and Society (AIES). The conference aims to launch a multi-disciplinary and multi-stakeholder effort to address the challenges of AI ethics within a societal context.
The Ohio Supercomputer Center will host a free webinar to discuss topics related to its Open OnDemand software project at 2 p.m. on Jan. 29. The Customizing and Extending Open OnDemand Webinar will feature live demonstrations on OnDemand installations from different sites, including the Pittsburgh Supercomputing Center and Tufts University. OSC experts will provide examples of how to configure OnDemand and extend the installation with custom branding and applications.
CMR 2018 will showcase the latest advances in cardiovascular magnetic resonance (CMR) and how they are improving patient care and outcomes.
Journalists can register now to attend the European Society for Radiotherapy and Oncology annual congress (ESTRO37), which takes place from April 20-24 in Barcelona, Spain. Registration for bona fide journalists is free.
The PETA International Science Consortium Ltd., an organisation that promotes reliable and relevant regulatory testing approaches that protect human health and the environment while eliminating the use of animals, and Chemical Watch, the leading global regulatory news and information service for the chemical industry, have teamed up again to present a free webinar series focusing on non-animal methods and testing strategies that can be used to meet Registration, Evaluation, Authorisation and Restriction of Chemicals (REACH) regulation requirements.
The National Academies of Sciences, Engineering, and Medicine will host the Air Force Science and Technology Engagement Summit, to be held on Thursday, Jan. 18. Sponsored by the Air Force Research Laboratory, the summit will provide an overview of the goals for a yearlong strategic review and share details on numerous outreach activities, giving participants an opportunity to share their ideas for the future of the US Air Force research agenda.
Lincoln Park Zoo in partnership with the International Union for the Conservation of Nature's (IUCN) Reintroduction Specialist Group (RSG) will host the 2nd International Wildlife Reintroduction Conference from Nov. 13-16, 2018. After a successful conference at the zoo in 2008, reintroduction biologists and managers from around the globe will again convene in Chicago to share information, triumphs and tribulations from experiences restoring wildlife back into the wild.
Join us in Boston to explore the nature of how we think! Press registration is now open for the Cognitive Neuroscience Society annual conference, March 24-27, 2018, in Boston, Mass., at the Sheraton Boston. Get great story ideas and connect with more than 1,500 neuroscientists, presenting some of the latest research on neurotechnology, memory, language, aging, and learning.
SSA and the Latin American and Caribbean Seismological Commission will be holding a joint meeting on May 14-17, 2018 at the Hyatt Regency Miami in Miami, Florida. The meeting attracts more than 1000 scientists, engineers and policymakers for two days of presentations and posters that cover the latest seismological research from around the globe
For one week, the recipients of the Abel Prize, the ACM A.M. Turing Award, the ACM Prize in Computing, the Fields Medal and the Nevanlinna Prize engage in a cross-generational scientific dialogue with young researchers in Heidelberg, Germany. Young computer scientists and mathematicians from all over the world are encouraged to apply for one of the 200 coveted spots to participate in Heidelberg Laureate Forum (HLF), an annual networking event.
Nearly 20 small businesses funded by the National Science Foundation (NSF) will showcase their early stage technologies at the 2018 CES, a global conference that unveils up-and-coming consumer technologies.
University of Utah Health's annual Utah Cardiac Recovery Symposium held on Jan. 11-12 in Salt Lake City, Utah. Now in its sixth year, this one-of-a-kind conference has been described as a 'think tank' where national leaders will convene for the unique two-day event aimed at advancing the field of heart recovery.
Modern farming owes much to long-standing research that continues to pump out results and to provide valuable perspectives to guide the future of agricultural science, achievements that will be celebrated at a three-day international conference in May. The Future of Long-Term Experiments in Agricultural Science, from 21-23 May, is being organized by the Association of Applied Biologists at Rothamsted Conference Centre to mark the 175th anniversary of the start of scientific investigations at Rothamsted.
Every year in May researchers and clinicians in pulmonary medicine, critical care and sleep join colleagues from around the world for the ATS International Conference. Presentations include clinical and basic science discoveries that are changing medicine's understanding and treatment of patients.
Registration is now open to journalists planning to attend the 70th Annual Meeting of the American Academy of Neurology (AAN) in Los Angeles, April 21-27, 2018. The AAN Annual Meeting is the world's largest gathering of neurologists who come together to share the latest advances in neurologic research.
DeepHack.Babel hackathon has opened registration for the qualification round. This is the fifth in a series of DeepHack events organized by Neural Networks and Deep Learning lab at MIPT. This year, the hackathon will focus on machine translation, with a special emphasis on neural machine translation (NMT) -- a method that is gaining popularity among researchers and has already found commercial application. As usual, the event will also host a sci-hack school.
EuPhO-2018 will be held in Russia and organized by Moscow Institute of Physics and Technology.