Beijing (China) will host the 2018 World Life Science Conference later this month, which will focus on areas including medicine and health, agriculture and food safety, the environment and biotechnology.
The three-day event, organized by the China Association for Science and Technology and co-hosted by the China Union of Life Science Societies and the China National Center for Biotechnology Development, will open on October 27.
With the theme ‘science for a better life’, it will feature over 60 plenary speeches, forums and panel discussions with more than 400 speakers, including six Nobel laureates. It is the second time Beijing has hosted the event.
According to Wang Xiaoning, deputy secretary-general of the China Union of Life Science Societies, the conference will combine academic, think tank, industry and science communication and speaks to the development of a comprehensive health industry and other hot topics in social and economic development.