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Swiss Academies of Arts and Sciences
Neue Mehrjahresplanung 2025-2028 für den Akademienverbund
Breit abgestützt hat der Akademienverbund mit seinen sechs Einheiten, neun Forschungsinfrastrukturen, den rund 100 Kommissionen und 157 Fachgesellschaften die vorliegende Mehrjahresplanung 2025–2028 verfasst. Deren Struktur, Themen und Ziele wurden im vergangenen und im laufenden Jahr in fünf Workshops systematisch erarbeitet. Beteiligt waren die PräsidentInnen sowie die GeschäftsführerInnen der Einheiten, die Delegierten, wissenschaftliche Mitarbeitende sowie die Kommunikationsverantwortlichen.   Die Vielfalt der zu bearbeitenden Objekte und Themen sowie das breite Spektrum der Disziplinen, Methoden, Erkenntnisziele und Wissensbestände...
Swiss Academies of Arts and Sciences
Call Sounding Board ORD

The Swiss Academies are establishing a Sounding Board for Researchers for the implementation of the Action Plan on Open Research Data with their expertise. Apply by 7 August 2022 and help boost Open Science in Switzerland.

Swiss Academy of Medical Sciences SAMW
The MD-PhD program supports 13 medical doctors interested in research
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The national MD-PhD program has awarded 13 grants to young physicians engaged in research to complete a doctorate in natural sciences, public health sciences, clinical research or biomedical ethics at a Swiss university. The synopsis of grantees gives an overview of the supported projects.

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The SPHN Management Office is hiring
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The «Swiss Personalized Health Network» (SPHN) coordinates the establishment of data infrastructures for the responsible use of health-related data for research in Switzerland. Starting from 1 September 2022 or upon agreement, the SPHN Management Office is looking for a new team member with a focus on project administration. The deadline for applications is on Monday, 1 August 2022.

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Swiss Academy of Medical Sciences SAMW
Reducing the environmental impact of health services
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While human health is certainly adversely affected by climate change, the health system itself is also partly responsible for the current environmental crisis. How can we rethink health services so that they respect planetary boundaries? The new SAMS position paper is dedicated to this urgent question.

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Stern-Gattiker Prize 2022: The SAMS recognises two female role models
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With the Stern-Gattiker Prize, the SAMS is making female role models more visible, so as to motivate young women to pursue an academic career. This year, the prize has been awarded to Vanessa Banz (Bern) and Susanne Wegener (Zurich). Both are compelling as strong women who encourage others to successfully combine science and clinical work.

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Swiss Academy of Medical Sciences SAMW
Swiss Academy of Medical Sciences SAMW
Reproductive medicine: preimplantation genetic testing
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In 2020, the SAMS published the recommendations «Preimplantation genetic testing PGT», which address ethical aspects of the PGT counselling and decision-making. Their aim is to contribute to consistent good clinical practice in Switzerland. A recent evaluation shows that no new knowledge has been gained since 2020. The recommendations therefore remain in force without any changes.

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Swiss Academy of Medical Sciences SAMW
New members in the Senate and the Executive Board
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This year the Senate elected 10 people from various disciplines and institutions as new individual and honorary members. There are also changes in the SAMS Executive Board: The Senate elected 3 new members to replace the same number of vacancies. Further, George Thalmann succeeds Daniel Scheidegger as vice-president of the SAMS.

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Swiss Academy of Medical Sciences SAMW
Robert Bing Prize in neurosciences 2022: call for nominations
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The SAMS is launching a call for nominations for the Robert Bing Prize. The Bing Prize is awarded to authors of outstanding work that has advanced the diagnosis, treatment and cure of diseases of the nervous system. Nominations can be submitted by a third party or an academic institution. The submission deadline is 31 August 2022.

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Swiss Academy of Medical Sciences SAMW
SPHN and PHRT support 4 National Data Streams
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In 2021, the Swiss Personalized Health Network (SPHN) and the Personalized Health and Related Technologies (PHRT) initiative from the ETH Domain jointly launched the call for National Data Streams (NDS). The 4 selected NDS projects will start in summer 2022.

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Swiss Academy of Medical Sciences SAMW
SPHN has launched a call for Demonstrator projects
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The Swiss Personalized Health Network has launched a call for «Demonstrator projects». These projects must demonstrate the added value of infrastructures, processes and frameworks developed within SPHN. Submission deadline for applications is 31 August 2022.

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Swiss Academies of Arts and Sciences
«Lehren aus Covidkrise jetzt ziehen»

Bericht zum Anlass «Politik ⇄ Wissenschaft: gemeinsam Lösungen erarbeiten», 20. Mai 2022, Bern

 

Akute und chronische Krisen beschäftigen Wissenschaft und Politik in gleichem Mass. In einer Gesprächsrunde berichteten Bundeskanzler, Mitglied Covid-Taskforce und Politikwissenschafterin, welche Lehren aus der COVID-Pandemie zu ziehen sind und wie sich Wissenschaft und Politik in der Schweiz ändern sollten.

Swiss Academies of Arts and Sciences
Stellungnahme zur Änderung des Energiegesetzes

In ihrer am Montag publizierten Stellungnahme zu den geplanten Änderungen des Energiegesetzes schlagen die Akademien der Wissenschaften Schweiz einen integralen raumplanerischen Ansatz vor: die Schweiz soll breit abgestützt prioritäre Gebiete für Energieanlagen sowie für Landschaft und Biodiversität festlegen. Dadurch könnten Konflikte entschärft und die Ziele in den Bereichen Energie, Klima, Landschaft und Biodiversität unter einen Hut gebracht werden.

Swiss Academy of Medical Sciences SAMW
Guidelines on «dying and death» in the FMH Association’s Code
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The Medical Chamber of the Swiss Medical Association (FMH) decided today that the SAMS guidelines on «Management of dying and death» are to be incorporated into the Association’s Code. The SAMS welcomes this decision, as the situation prevailing since 2018 – with two sets of guidelines in force – had given rise to uncertainty among physicians. The broadly accepted document is now available online.

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Swiss Academy of Medical Sciences SAMW
In consultation: Model for the implementation of advance care planning
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Advance care planning (ACP) provides the basis for whether or not to initiate medical measures in the event of sudden, prolonged or permanent incapacity. Since 2021, the national working group has been working to develop framework conditions and quality standards of ACP. It has drafted a model for this purpose, which is open for public consultation until July 15, 2022.

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Swiss Young Academy
The Swiss Young Academy grows by another five members

The General Assembly of the Swiss Young Academy (SYA) has elected five new members. The newly-admitted members convinced with their research, experience of inter- and transdisciplinary cooperation and their motivation to work at the interface of science, society and politics. They will be able to implement their project ideas over the next five years jointly with the other 29 members.

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Deepfakes and manipulated realities
Deepfakes and manipulated realities
In the era of embellished realities, manipulated photos and videos, the question arises whether we can still trust our own eyes. Thanks to image editing software and artificial intelligence, sound, images and videos can now be manipulated in an almost invisible way. This interdisciplinary study aims to assess the effects of digital manipulation of sound, images and video material as well as deepfakes.
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Swiss Academy of Sciences SCNAT
Nur oberflächliche Abkühlung für den Schweizer Permafrost

Die langjährigen Permafrostmessungen in den Schweizer Alpen zeigen für das hydrologische Jahr 2021 je nach Tiefe ein unterschiedliches Bild: Die kühleren Witterungsbedingungen führten zu einer Abnahme der Temperaturen nahe der Oberfläche sowie der Geschwindigkeit der Blockgletscher. In der Tiefe dagegen setzte sich die in den letzten zwei Jahrzehnten beobachtete Erwärmung fort. Dies berichtet das Schweizer Permafrost-Messnetz PERMOS.

Swiss Academy of Sciences SCNAT
Europa müsste jährlich 2- bis 4-mal mehr in Klimaschutz investieren

Ein konsequenter Klimaschutz in allen Teilen der Gesellschaft ermögliche eine hohe Lebensqualität für alle und fördere die wirtschaftliche Entwicklung. Mit den heutigen Klimapolitiken und auch mit den in Aussicht gestellten Verschärfungen sei die Welt aber nicht auf Kurs: Im 3. und letzten Teil des 6. Sachstandsberichtes des Weltklimarates IPCC haben Forschende weltweit das Potenzial verschiedener Klimapolitiken analysiert, den Ausstoss von Treibhausgasen zu senken.

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