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ROYAL SOCIETY OF SOUTH AFRICA and THE ACADEMY OF SCIENCE OF SOUTH AFRICA INVITE YOU TO A PUBLIC LECTURE BY
Dr Joel Dave
Senior Specialist in the Division of Diabetic Medicine and Endocrinology at the University of Cape Town and Groote Schuur Hospital on

‘Essential Diabetes – a team effort to darken its bright future!’

The conference announcement and call for abstracts for the Academy of Science of South Africa (ASSAf) 4th annual young scientists conference on 14-16 October 2014 in Pretoria are now open.

The conference is aligned to the 2014 African union Year Theme, ‘Agriculture and food security’ with the theme ‘Securing our livelihoods post 2015’.

On the occasion of the 11th biennial meeting of the International Human Rights Network of Academies and Scholarly Societies (Network), hosted last week by the German National Academy of Sciences Leopoldina in Halle, grave human rights abuses perpetrated against scientific colleagues in several countries were presented. In particular, distinguished representatives from 29 national academies discussed and condemned the blatant abuse of health professionals and violation of the principle of medical neutrality in Syria—the primary focus of this statement by the Network’s Executive Committee.