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International Research Collaboration

Expanding your network and advancing research can go hand in hand.

Published February 25, 2014

International Research Collaboration

As a scientist, chances are your work is no longer confined to one lab, one organization, or even one country. While projects such as the Large Hadron Collider provide dramatic examples of “big science,” countless examples of everyday international research collaboration don’t rely on multi-billion dollar budgets. Whether you keep up on the research progress of colleagues overseas through journals, meet potential collaborators at international conferences, or spend time emailing researchers at sister universities across time zones, it’s clear that international collaboration is a critical factor in advancing important scientific work.

Consider the following Academy events and resources to help you expand your scientific network and take advantage of a world of collaborative opportunities.


Qatar Clinical Neuroscience Conference

March 15–17, 2014
Join global experts in clinical neuroscience in Doha, Qatar, for a 2.5-day, two-track conference that will feature recent advances in the understanding and treatment of affective disorders, stroke, and traumatic brain injury.


World TB Day Symposium: Countdown to 2015

Monday, March 24, 2014
Tuberculosis is a curable infection that should be a disease of the past, yet a third of the world's population remains affected. Join us on World TB Day to explore scientific insights on novel diagnostics, therapeutics, and vaccine-related tools.


Building a Collaborative International Network

Thursday, April 24, 2014
This new Science Alliance event will provide an introduction to communicating and networking with scientists and professionals from different cultures.


Prioritizing Health Disparities in Medical Education to Improve Care

Hear experts discuss how medical schools can reduce health disparities by promoting more diversity in health care professions.


Malaria 2014: Advances in Pathophysiology, Biology and Drug Development

Friday, April 25, 2014
Despite a 25% reduction in global malaria mortality since 2000, approximately half the world's population is still at risk. Join us on World Malaria Day to examine breakthroughs in pathophysiology, pre-erythrocytic and liver stage biology, and drug development.


Unlocking the Secret of Global Health Victories

Infectious diseases afflict one in seven people; yet both effective medications and investment in drug development are lacking. Experts met to discuss recent successes and setbacks in global health and to explore how partnerships can drive progress. This eBriefing documents their perspectives on how to move a vaccine, cure, or diagnostic from development into the field.


Companion Diagnostics: From Biomarker Identification to Market Entry

April 28–29, 2014
Biomarker-based companion diagnostics (CDx), designed to identify treatment-responsive patients, lie at the heart of the emerging personalized, precision medicine movement. This 2-day conference will bring together international experts to discuss research, financial, and regulatory strategies to facilitate CDx development and integration.