Food and Humanitarian Crises: Science and Policies for Prevention and Mitigation

Workshop | 9-10 May 2023

Building on earlier food related PAS conferences: The Pontifical Academy of Sciences (PAS) has repeatedly addressed problems of the world food system in the past from various ... Read all

Strategies to decrease inequalities in cancer therapeutics/care and prevention

Workshop | 23-24 February 2023

Inequalities tend to be systemic and often entrenched in socio-economic and political structures within and across countries. In recent years, analyses of inequalities related to ... Read all

Care for Our Common Home

Workshop | 4 October 2022

The Holy See, in the name and on behalf of the Vatican City State, recently deposited before the UN Secretary-General, the instruments of accession to the United Nations Framework ... Read all

Basic science for human development, peace, and planetary health

Plenary Session | 8-10 September 2022

Concept Note The Pontifical Academy of Sciences has held conferences and issued science-based statements urging to address, among others, the massive health problems caused by the ... Read all

Resilience of People and Ecosystems under Climate Stress

Workshop | 13-14 July 2022

A new initiative by the Pontifical Academy of Sciences to bring researchers, policy makers and faith leaders together to understand the scientific and societal challenges of ... Read all

Reconstructing the Future for People and Planet

Workshop | 9-10 June 2022

The Pontifical Academy of Sciences (PAS) has a track record of eminent events addressing anthropogenic global warming, biodiversity loss, social inequality, forced migration and ... Read all

Health of the seas and oceans and their role in the present and future of humanity

Workshop | 8 June 2022

A meeting at the Pontifical Academy of Sciences in the Vatican, in collaboration with Stazione Zoologica Anton Dohrn, to discuss ideas and possible solutions for sustainability in ... Read all

Looking to the Future: Stem Cells, Organoids and Regenerative Medicine

Workshop | 5-6 May 2022

The discovery of stem cells was a remarkable breakthrough in biological research. Two major types of stem cells exist during the lifecycle of multicellular organisms: embryonic ... Read all

The Art & Science of Olive Oil: Nutrition, Medicine and Planetary Health

Workshop | 3-4 May 2022

In November 2020, the world marked the 10th anniversary of the designation by UNESCO of the Mediterranean Diet as an Intangible Cultural Heritage. At the foundation of the ... Read all

Covid-19: New insights into the causes, actions and consequences of the pandemic, and implications for science and health policy

Workshop | 4-5 November 2021

The Background The Plenary Session of the Pontifical Academy of Sciences in October 2020 on “Science and Survival – A focus on SARS-CoV-2” had concluded that COVID-19 has changed ... Read all