ACS Global Innovation Imperatives Forum

INTRODUCTION

Global Innovation Imperatives, “Gii’s mission is to create community and knowledge transfer to stimulate global scientific innovation that meets societal imperatives.”

After several successful forums and events across the globe, in 2017 the (Gii) program remains a unique and useful opportunity for ACS member communities to bring U.S.-based scientists together with colleagues from a high-need area to explore ways chemistry can address a local problem or to promote best practices in solving that problem.

In March, 17, ACS Malaysia Chapter has been chosen to conduct the Gii forum for 2017. The Gii forum is proposed to address issues related to water contamination by ‘contaminants of emerging concerns’, CECs (e.g. antibiotics, pesticides, surfactants, pharmaceuticals, microorganisms) in the aquaculture industries in Johor, Malaysia. Given the economic and social impacts of this industry to the coastal community and the country in general, urgent steps need to be taken. The Gii program is hoped to explore this issue from the chemical and biological point of view, as Malaysia only has a few experts in the detection of CECs in the environment. It is also aimed at investigating the impacts of CECs to local public health. There is currently no comprehensive documents on CECs fate and transport in the environment in Malaysia, and their impacts on the local communities. There is also very few cases of research findings being translated into adopted policy in this country, which we hoped can be assisted by experience of ACS-member experts. And finally, systematic and concerted efforts are really needed to bring together researchers in this field in Malaysia. Ultimately, water treatment strategies will need to be revamped, with the inputs provided by water treatment experts that will be invited through this Gii program.

This project is organized by three main universities, Universiti Teknologi Malaysia (UTM)Newcastle University Medicine Malaysia (NUMed), and Universiti Sains Malaysia (USM).

HIGHLIGHT OF THE PROGRAMME

  • Joint ACS-Academy of Science Malaysia (ASM) Day
  • Public Health Day
  • Keynote and Plenary Speeches from notable scientists and institutions
  • Poster session from Young Scientists around Malaysia [REGISTER HERE]
  • Working group discussions

 Call For Young Scientist to Participate in ACS-Gii Program

“Exploring Contaminants of Emerging Concern (CECs) in Malaysia through Water Chemistry, Microbiology and Public Health.”
Date: 20 – 21 November 2017
Venue: UTM JB and NUMed Iskandar Puteri
*Travelling grant will be awarded to selected participants

ACS Global Innovation Imperatives Project

Global Innovation Imperatives, “Gii’s mission is to create community and knowledge transfer to stimulate global scientific innovation that meets societal imperatives.”

After several successful forums and events across the globe, in 2017 the (Gii) program remains a unique and useful opportunity for ACS member communities to bring U.S.-based scientists together with colleagues from a high-need area to explore ways chemistry can address a local problem or to promote best practices in solving that problem.

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Asia-Pacific International Chapters Conference

This inaugural ACS Asia-Pacific International Chapters Conference provides an opportunity for the ACS members in the region to not only showcase their research works but also network with chemists in the region. This unique opportunity has been designed to promote scientific interaction, career-enhancement, and professional development. The goal of the conference is to accelerate innovation-based knowledge via ACS regional partnership. The specific objectives are to: 1) establish the scientific avenue between ACS members at a regional level, 2) promote collaborative initiative(s) via strategic means, and 3) address global scientific issues at the regional level via innovative solutions. The conference is open for the participation of scientists, professionals, and students in chemistry and related sciences in neighbouring regions.

More info? Please visit APICC website: http://www.acskoreachapter.org/

South East Asian Global Innovation Challange (SEA-GIC) 2017

“Managing Contaminant of Emerging Concerns”

Organized by:

The Malaysia International Chemical Sciences Chapter of the American Chemical Society (ACS)

 & Universiti Kebangsaan Malaysia (UKM)

[REGISTER HERE]

The first SEA-GIC held in 2015 brought together undergraduates from several ASEAN universities. The challenge returns this year in Universiti Kebangsaan Malaysia with a new theme which allows participants to showcase their innovation in managing contaminant of emerging concerns. The finalists for the ASEAN Regional Round will be selected from submissions at the National Round through rigorous selection by the National Round Committee in their respective countries. The finalist from universities in ASEAN countries will convene in Malaysia to pitch their innovations to our distinguished judges.

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Chemistry Career Talk

Drop your resume!

All chemistry undergraduate students are invited to participate in our Career Seminar at Universiti Kebangsaan Malaysia – UKM

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