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									                               Executive Committee Meeting
                        Room 1424, 14th Floor, Building A, Beijing Hotel
                                Beijing, China, 2 April 2006

                                        DRAFT REPORT

Participants: David Challoner (Co-chair), Guy de Thé (Co-chair) M. Hassan (Executive Director,
TWAS) P. K. Dave (National Academy of Medical Sciences, India) K. Kurokawa (Science
Council of Japan) P. Lachmann (Academy of Medical Sciences, UK) Anthony Mbewu
(Academy of Sciences of South Africa), Yu Mei Wen ( Chinese Academy of Engineering) Perla
Santos-Ocampo (National Academy of Science and Technology, Philippines)
Observers: Chen Zhu (IAP Co-chair) Jan Lindsten (Royal Swedish Academy of Sciences)
Richard Hamilton (Canadian Academy of Medical Sciences) Jincheng Kang (Chinese Academy
of Engineering), Wang Zhenyu (Chinese Academy of Sciences)
Absent with Apologies: M. Uribe ( Mexican Academy of Medicine)
The Meeting opened at 10.05
D. Challoner informed the group that due to intense professional commitments, Dr. Uribe had
withdrawn his candidacy for the position of co-chair.
A meeting with the Ellison Institute is planned for June 2006 in Trieste to evaluAte how IAMP
could advise the Ellision Institute in a manner similar to the ACE/DCPP.
A report on the activities of the IAMP and the Secretariat is present in the meeting folder.

Various changes proposed by member academies were discussed and agreed upon. These
      the number of EC member academies
      conditions for membership ( no discrimination for reasons of gender, religion or ethnic
      membership without the right to vote was defined for networks and federations of
It was generally felt that more discussion would be appropriate to fine-tune the statutes and render
them more closely in line with the IAMP’s mission.
It was also agreed that an EC membership committee of 2-3 members would be a good way to
examine membership applications before recommending them to the EC for consideration.

EC members endorsed the statement to be presented at the DCPP launch on Monday 3rd April. . It
was felt and regretted that the first statement was rather unbalanced towards DCPP rather than
IAMP. However the second statement to be presented at the GA and at the IAMP Press
Conference on Thursday April 6th regards the long term plans of theIAMP.

  1. Co-chair ; the GA will be asked to endorse the single candidate as co-chair after the
     withdrawal of M. Uribe.
  2. Executive Committee: after lively discussion it was decided to have two ballots as already
     proposed, one for low and middle-income countries, the other for high-income countries.
     The Secretariat will ensure that the countries are correctly identified as belonging to the
     two categories before finalizing the ballot.
     Co-chairs will instruct the GA on the need to maintain geographical balance and
  3. New Member Academies
     Applications from 11 academies were received and approved.
  1. Mother-Child Health Research Network Website
     R. Hamilton described the current status of the Mother-Child Health Research Network
     It was felt that there should be greater participation on the part of other IAMP academies,
     the IAMP and TWAS websites. It was suggested that a steering committee could be set
     up to encourage greater participation. Communication could be by e-mail and conference
     calls and not necessarily with expensive meetings etc.
  2. DCPP
     D. Challoner underlined that the DCPP launch is also the culmination of IAMP
     involvement in the project. No plans have been made to date to continue in activities
     directly related and financed by the sponsors of the DCPP. It was suggested that a
     Memorandum of Understanding with the DCPP could be signed. It was agreed that it was
     important to pursue contacts with the Gates Foundation, whose new head T. Yamada has
     accepted to participate in a meeting that the Mexican Academy of Medical Sciences has
     offered to host for the IAMP EC. The matter will be pursued further by the co-chairs

G. de Thé described the desired procedure for launching IAMP programmes:
     Proposal received from a possible lead academy
     EC discussion and approval
     EC recommendation of Proposal to the GA
     Lead academy receives list of academies interested in participating

1.      Perinatal Mortality      J. Lindsten
        The proposal was received with great interest and J. Lindsten revealed that some funding
        would be available from the Swedish International Development Agency.(SIDA) P.
        Santos-Ocampo, P. K. Dave and G. de Thé on behalf of the Academie de Medicine (Dr. R.
        Lenoble) said that they would be interested in playing a role in the project which was
        ENDORSED by the EC.

2.      Rheumatic Fever. – A. Mbewu
        The EC received this proposal positively. IAMP would be a partner with the World Heart
        Federation, a Memorandum of Understanding could be signed.
        Project ENDORSED.

3.      Scientific Writing and Communication G. B. OKELO
        It was suggested that this project could easily work in tandem with the Mother-Child
        HealthResearch Network Website. The National Cancer Institute of the NIH would be
        interested in participating on areas concerning cancer. A strong lead academy is required
        to lobby and coordinate the project.
        It was suggested that distance learning could be a component, to follow-up workshops
        and courses. Grant requests would be an important course topic. The International
        Federation for Science would be interested in co-sponsoring as many grant requests fail
        due to poor preparation. This source of funding will be followed up by M. Hassan.
        A mentoring scheme with a data base of professionals available to mentor students or
        clinicians with individual papers. Academies could suggest such people. ENDORSED

4.      Emerging Infections     Perla Santos-Ocampo
        It was felt that IAMP needs to find a niche in this vast field for example to empower
        academies to be able give effective advice to governments. Possibility of creating a
        website of innovative ideas – questions and suggestions.

       Perhaps a working group to write a report on such questions alongside IAC which has
       recently shown great interest in working with IAMP on studies related to health issues.
       IAC already has the system for preparing such studies, IAMP could provide the people.
       D. Challoner informed the EC that he would be representing the IOM at a G8 academies
       meeting convened by the Russian Academy of Sciences. This might be a good
       opportunity to propose that the G 8Ministers meeting in June 2006, commission a study
       on Emerging Infections and Surveillance Networks. IAC/IAMP would be suitable
       agencies to carry out such a study.


1.     IAP Chen Zhu, underlined the positive links between IAP and IAMP, noting that it is a
       strategic partnership. He underlined the importance of having the two Secretariats so
       closely linked as they work exceptionally well. IAP has given IAMP USD 50,000 in 2005
       and a similar sum in 2006. Chen Zhu noted that IAMP’s concern for global health issues
       could be well integrated with the IAP program on Women’s Health Education (WHEP)
       even though it is oriented towards education. Jacques Frochen Director of this program
       will be presenting it to the IAMP GA. The program enters full into the UN’s Millennium
       Development Goals of Disease Relief in Africa. It should have a good possibility of
       success as it is well known that more health education for women leads to a greater
       impact on disease control.
       IAMP Co-chairs thank IAP for financial support offered. IAMP would be happy to
       collaborate in the WHEP and will make a call to members. The collaboration of IAP in
       IAMP’s project on Scientific Communication would be much appreciated.
       IAP has created strong regional networks which are important for decentralisation and co-
       ordination and they could be a good vehicle for IAMP.
       IAP will be holding their Scientific Conference and General Assembly in December in
       Cairo and Alexandria and he hopes that the IAMP co-chairs will attend.
2.     The summary of decisions taken at the Inter Academy Council (IAC) board meeting in
       January 2006 was noted.

     Budget was presented and approved.
     It was noted that there has been very little expenditure due to a lack of precise and
     endorsed projects to invest in.
     IAMP does not have continuous funding and when funds received are not utilized donors
     will not offer more.
     It was also underlined that funds from IAMP should be utilized as seed money to help
     initiate projects but that project proposal should already include fund-raising
     opportunities leading to self-sustaining programs.


       It was suggested that funds should be requested from members with differential
       contributions from academies.
       It was agreed that the Italian government could be approached to establish possible
       support from the Ministry of Foreign Affairs and the Ministry of Health. IAMP member
       “L’Accademia dei Lincei” could be a useful contact to cultivate..

The meeting rose at 15.35

                              Executive Committee Meeting
                    Room 8010, Beijing Hotel, Beijing, China, 5 April 2006

Participants: David Challoner (Co-chair), Guy de Thé (Co-chair) P. K. Dave (National Academy
of Medical Sciences, India) K. Kurokawa (Science Council of Japan) P. Lachmann (Academy of
Medical Sciences, UK) Anthony Mbewu (Academy of Sciences of South Africa), Yu Mei Wen
( Chinese Academy of Engineering) Perla Santos-Ocampo (National Academy of Science and
Technology, Philippines)
Observer: Harvey Fineberg ( Institute of Medicine, US NAS)
Absent with Apologies: M. Uribe ( Mexican Academy of Medicine) M. Hassan (Executive
Director, TWAS)

The meeting opened at 14.05

Program Proposal (I)
David Challoner informed the EC that the IOM in the person of the President, Harvey Fineberg,
would have a program to propose to the EC and should it receive endorsement, to be proposed to
the General Assembly on 6th April.
H. Fineberg informed the group that the IOM had for several years been working on the question
of Quality Health care. More than 20 different reports had been published and would like to
involve the IAMP .
There was some discussion on the need to identify parameters and organizations that certify
quality in health care.
The EC endorsed the proposal for presentation at the General Assembly.

6.1.3. It was agreed that Academies hosting the Secretariat be ex-officio members of the EC
without voting privileges.

Program Proposal (II)
It was agreed that the resolution on Emerging Infections presented by P. Santos-Ocampo
WEN Yu Mei and P. Lachmann be considered a proposal for a working group. The EC endorsed
this proposal for presentation at the General Assembly.

Advisory Committee for Fund Raising
The members of the Executive Committee voiced their appreciation for the word carried out by D,
Challoner in his years as IAMP Co-chair. P. Lachmann praised him for his charm and competence.
Guy de Thé reiterated that decision making has already run extremely smoothly between the two


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