The InterAcademy Partnership (IAP) held its triennial General Assembly in Songdo, Korea, on 11 April 2019. The meeting, hosted by the Korean Academy of Science and Technology (KAST), brought together over 100 representatives of science academies from 54 countries as well as the four IAP regional networks and the Global Young Academy.

The Council of Finnish Academies (CoFA) was elected as a member of the executive committee of the IAP for Health. This highly influential position is for the perioid of 2019-2021.

This gathering marked changes to the composition of the IAP Steering Committee, the decision-making body regarding the strategic direction of IAP. It comprises the six co-chairs of its three constituent networks – Science, Health, and Policy.

Cherry Murray (USA) and Peggy Hamburg (USA) replace Volker ter Meulen (Germany) and Detlev Ganten (Germany) as Co-chairs of IAP for Science and IAP for Health, respectively. They join the four incumbent IAP co-chairs, Richard Catlow (UK), Daya Reddy (South Africa), Depei Liu (China) and Krishan Lal (India).

More informationon IAP’s website.