La Paz

La Paz – February 2010

The National Academy of Sciences of Bolivia hosted the Eighth Meeting of the IANAS Executive Committee in La Paz, on February 25th and 26th. The Executive Committee decided upon the design of the IANAS General Assembly & Conference and planned IANAS actions in 2010. In La Paz, two initiatives, Women for Science and Energy, were also discussed. The meeting covered the current status of the IANAS programs on Water Resources and Science Education as well.



Executive Committee Meeting

25-26 February, 2010
La Paz, Bolivia

1. Welcome and Introductions;

2. Minutes of the Previous Meeting;

3. Report of the Co-chairs;

4. IANAS Programs and Initiatives;

4.1. Science Education;

4.2. Water;

4.3. Women for Science;

4.4. Energy;

4.5. Capacity Building;

5. IANAS General Assembly and Conference;

5.1. Design of the General Assembly;

5.2. Design of the Conference;

5.3. Committees;

5.3.1. Nomination;

5.3.2. Membership;

5.3.3. Secretariat;

6. Other Business;

7. Adjournment.

List of Participants


° Jorge Crisci
General Secretary of the National Academy of Exact, Physical and Natural Sciences of Argentina
Academia Nacional de Ciencias Exactas, Físicas y Naturales, Avda. Alvear 1711, 4° piso, 1014
Buenos Aires, Argentina
Daytime Phone +54 (221) 4821 2998
Cellular/ Mobile Phone
Email [email protected]


° Hernan Chaimovich
Brazilian Academy of Sciences
University of Sao Paulo
Butantan Institute
Av. Vital Brasil, 1500
Butantã – São Paulo – São Paulo – Brasil – 05503-900
Daytime Phone: +55 11 37263816
Email: [email protected]
[email protected]
[email protected]

° Marcos Cortesão
IANAS Executive Secretary
Brazilian Academy of Sciences
Anfilófilo de Carvalho 29 3rd floor
Rio de Janeiro, Brasil
Daytime Phone: +55 21 39078146
Email: [email protected]


° Fernando Urquidi-Barrau
National Academy of Sciences of Bolivia
Av. 16 de Julio, Nº 1732, P.O. Box 5829, La Paz, Bolivia
Daytime Phone: 591 2 236 3990
E-mail: [email protected]

° Gonzalo Taboada-Lopez
National Academy of Sciences of Bolivia
Av. 16 de Julio, Nº 1732, P.O. Box 5829, La Paz, Bolívia
Daytime Phone +591 2 236 3990 / 231 6776
Fax +591 2 237 9681
Email [email protected] /[email protected]


° Amelia Zaglul
Officer, National & International Events
Royal Society of Canada
170 Waller Street
Ottawa, Ontario K1N 9B9
Daytime Phone: (613) 991-9005
Email: [email protected]

° Graham Bell
President, Academy III
Royal Society of Canada
McGill University
Department of Biology
1205 Avenue Docteur Penfield, Montreal, Quebec, Canada  H3A 1B1
Daytime Phone: Office +514 398-6458 Laboratory  +514 398-6459
Email: [email protected]


° Juan Ansejo
Chilean Academy of Sciences
Professor and Director of the Center for Biochemistry Engineering and Biotechnology from the University of Chile
Instituto de Chile, Almirante Montt, 454, Clasificador 1349, Santiago, Chile
Daytime Phone +56 (2) 978 4723 / 978 4283/84/88
Cellular/ Mobile Phone +56 (9) 9939 7194
Email [email protected]


° José Lozano
Colombian Academy of Exact, Physical and Natural Sciences
Academia Colombiana de Ciencias Carrera 28A n. 39A63 Bogotá D.C. – Colombia  Daytime Phone 571-2683290
Email [email protected]


° Maria del Carmen Samayoa
Academy of Medical, Physical and Natural Sciences of Guatemala
Master in Toxicology
31 Av A 5-58 Zone 11
Guatemala City, Guatemala Province, Guatemala
Daytime Phone:  +502 22320735
E-mail: [email protected]


° Blanca Jimenez
Meixcan Academy of Sciences
“Casa Tlalpan”, Calle Cipreses s/n, Km 23.5 de la carretera federal
México-Cuernavaca 14400 ,Tlalpan, Distrito Federal, Mexico
Daytime Phone (002152) 55 5623 3675
Cellular/ Mobile Phone  (002152) 1 55 5431 7185
Email [email protected]

° Juan Pedro Laclette
Mexican Academy of Sciences
Km 23.5 Carretera Federal México-Cuernavaca
Av. Cipreses s/n Col. San Andrés Totoltepec
Tlalpan, 14400 México, D.F., Mexico
Daytime Phone +52 55 5849 5112
Emergency Phone
Cellular/ Mobile Phone
Fax +52 55 5849 5112
Email [email protected]

° Renata Villalba-Cohen
Executive-Secretary of the Mexican Academy of Sciences
“Casa Tlalpan” ,Km 23.5 Carretera Federal México-Cuernavaca
Av. Cipreses s/n, Col. San Andrés Totoltepec, 14400 Tlalpan Distrito Federal México
Daytime Phone +52 (55) 5849 4905
Fax  +52 55 5849 5112
Email [email protected]


° Johanna Levelt Sengers
National Institute of Standards and Technology of the United States
IANAS Women for Science Working Group
National Institute of Standards and Technology
Mail Stop 8320, 100 Bureau Drive, Gaithersburg, MD 20899, USA
Daytime Phone 01 301 975 2463
Email [email protected]

° John Boright
Office of International Affairs, National Academy of Sciences
NAS 500 5th street, NW Wash, DC 20001
Daytime Phone 202 3343847
Cellular/ Mobile Phone 202 375 3578
Fax 202 3342139
Email [email protected]

° John Millhone
Chair of the IANAS Energy Working Group
1548 N. Edgewood St.
Arlington, VA 22201
Daytime Phone:
Cellular/Mobile Phone:
Email: [email protected]

° Michael Clegg
Foreign Affairs Secretary
National Academy of Sciences
Researcher University of California / Department of Ecology & Evo. Biology
498 Steinhaus Hall / Irvine CA 92697-2525
Daytime Phone +1 (949) 824-4490
Cellular/ Mobile Phone +1 (951) 961 9693
Email [email protected]


° Claudio Bifano
Academy of Physical, Mathematical and Natural Sciences of Venezuela
Palacio de las Academias Avenida Universidad, Apdo. de Correos 1421 Caracas 1010-A – Venezuela
Daytime Phone +58 212 482 2954 / 7513
Emergency Phone
Cellular/ Mobile Phone
Fax +58 212 484 2954
Email [email protected]


IANAS Programs and Initiatives

Science Education
José A. Lozano
Chair of the IANAS Science Education Programme, 
Colombian Academy of Exact, Physical and Natural Sciences

Blanca E Jiménez Cisneros
Co-chair of the IANAS Water Programme, Mexican Academy of Sciences

Women for Science
Johanna Levelt Sengers
Co-Chair, IAC Advisory Panel “Women for Science”, US National Academy of Sciences


Capacity Building
Juan A. Asenjo
President of the Chilean Academy of Sciences

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