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Gender Summit Singapore

Gender Summit 16 Asia Pacific will be held in Singapore, 28–29 August 2019. It will take place at “Biopolis” (The Singapore international research and development centre for biomedical sciences).

The theme for GS16 will be Diversity and Gender in Science: Enhancing the Value of Research and Innovation

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 Diversity and Gender in Science: Enhancing the Value of Research and Innovation

Singapore Women in Science are hosting the 2019 Gender Summit.

SGWIS is hosting the 16th Gender Summit in Singapore with partnership support from other women in science groups from leading science institutions in Singapore and the Asia-Pacific region. This gender summit will continue the work of previous events to enhance scientific excellence by drawing focus to the presence of gender bias in scientific knowledge making, and to hold space for conversations about advancing gender equality in scientific practises and institutions. The theme for this year’s event is Diversity and Gender in Science: Enhancing the Value of Research and Innovation. For more information about the Gender Summit series and previous events please visit the Gender Summit website.

Registration for the 2019 Gender Summit opens March 1st 2019.

Dates: 28th-29th August.
Venue: Matrix Theatrettes, Biopolis.
Schedule: The gender summit will include invited speakers and talks selected from abstract and poster sessions. Full event schedule is available.

Abstract submissions are open, we are welcoming submissions on:

1) research involving considerations of biological (sex) and/or socio-cultural (gender) factors and differences in research content and impact; or
2) development of tools, methods, practices that advance gender equality in science participation, and diversity and inclusion in decision making and leadership; or
3) research promoting societal well-being and sustainable innovation.

Topics of particular interest are: new advances in gender sensitive research; best practices for assessment of merit; role of disciplinary and/or organisational research cultures; decision-making and leadership; scientific performance and societal relevance; and digital transformation of science and STEM higher education.
However, abstracts offering interesting results on any other topic relevant to the general theme Diversity and Gender in Science: Enhancing the Value of Research and Innovation are also welcome.

More information on abstract submissions and guidelines are available here.