Each year, the Brazilian Society for Virology promotes a national meeting during the second semester of the year. In October 2022, the 33rd meeting took place at Arraial da Ajuda, Porto Seguro, Bahia, in-person:.this was the first in-person meeting since 2019, as the 2020 and 2021 events occurred online due to the issues imposed by COVID-19. It was a great pleasure for the whole audience to return to an in-person event, which certainly improved the interactions between the attendees in all ways. As usual, the meeting involved massive participation of undergraduate, graduate, and postdoc students, and several noteworthy international researchers were present. During five afternoons and evenings, attendees could discuss and learn about the most recent data presented by distinguished scientists from Brazil and other countries. In addition, young virology researchers from all levels could present their latest results as oral presentations and posters. The meeting covered all virology areas, with conferences and roundtables about human, veterinary, fundamental, environmental, invertebrate, and plant virology. The costs associated with attending the in-person event caused a slight reduction in the number of attendees compared to the two online events. However, even with this issue, the attendance was impressive. The meeting successfully achieved its most important goals: inspiring young and senior scientists and discussing high-quality, up-to-date virology research.
Subject(s)COVID-19 , Humans , Brazil , Societies, Scientific , Virology
Subject(s)Awards and Prizes , Humans , Societies, Scientific
There are many pathways to success. Mine followed a traditional one to an academic faculty position, but this pathway is not the one most life sciences PhD graduates will follow today. We have all had time during the COVID-19 pandemic to reflect on our personal pathway-where we are and where we are going. In this reflection, I outline five steps on my pathway to success: Train with the best. Discover something. Mentor others. Go beyond. Promote science. I will provide examples from my personal journey that I hope will resonate with the reader as they create their pathway to success.
Subject(s)Awards and Prizes , Biological Science Disciplines , COVID-19 , Humans , Pandemics , Societies, Scientific
The U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention defines health disparities as "preventable differences in the burden of disease, injury, violence, or opportunities to achieve optimal health that are experienced by socially disadvantaged populations." Health disparities are often the result of persistent unjust policies and discriminatory practices that increase the risk of vulnerable populations for poor health. Environmental, social, and behavioral factors-all areas of psychology's expertise-contribute to health disparities in interacting ways. This article describes health disparities, including the evidence for them, the role that psychology and the American Psychological Association (APA) can play in addressing the health disparities, and the work of the APA Presidential Task Force on Psychology and Health Equity, including the APA Resolution on Psychology and Health Equity. (PsycInfo Database Record (c) 2022 APA, all rights reserved).
Subject(s)Health Equity , Humans , Psychology , Societies, Scientific , Vulnerable Populations
Selected highlights from the 2021 Congress of the International Society for Twin Studies are reviewed. The perspectives of a new graduate student member to the society are also included. Timely research covering issues related to maternal bonding with twins, twins with Peters anomaly, selective termination in dichorionic twin pairs and neuropsychological functioning in twins with neurofibromatosis is reviewed. The final part of this article includes interesting and informative media reports related to the world's most premature survivor who is a twin, identical male baseball players, Malaysian twins switched at birth and a pair of the so-called 'biracial' twins.
Subject(s)Diseases in Twins , Twin Studies as Topic , Humans , Societies, Scientific
Subject(s)Humans , Social Environment , Societies, Scientific , Bias , Decision Making , COVID-19
The annual meeting "Signal Transduction-Receptors, Mediators and Genes" of the Signal Transduction Society (STS) is an interdisciplinary conference which is open to all scientists sharing a common interest in the elucidation of the signaling pathways mediating physiological or pathological processes in the health and disease of humans, animals, plants, fungi, prokaryotes, and protists. The 24th meeting on signal transduction was held from 15 to 17 November 2021 in Weimar, Germany. As usual, keynote presentations by invited scientists introduced the respective workshops, and were followed by speakers chosen from the submitted abstracts. A special workshop focused on "Target Identification and Interaction". Ample time was reserved for the discussion of the presented data during the workshops. Unfortunately, due to restrictions owing to the SARS-CoV-2 pandemic, the poster sessions-and thus intensive scientific discussions at the posters-were not possible. In this report, we provide a concise summary of the various workshops and further aspects of the scientific program.
Subject(s)Signal Transduction/physiology , Biomedical Research , Germany , Societies, Scientific
School Psychology is an outlet for research on children, youth, educators, and families that has scientific, practice, and policy implications for education and educational systems. In this editorial changes and growth in the journal over the past year pertaining to current and future journal impact, special topics, and editorial leadership are described. Advancements for School Psychology in terms of equity, diversity, and inclusion in the editorial process is reflected upon. (PsycInfo Database Record (c) 2022 APA, all rights reserved).
Subject(s)Psychology, Clinical , Adolescent , Child , Humans , Professional Competence , Psychology, Clinical/education , Psychology, Educational , Schools , Societies, Scientific
In the last year, many countries adopted a plan to contain hospital infections by Sars-Cov-2 also limiting pulmonary function tests (PFTs), exclusively to indispensable cases. All the recommendations of the major scientific societies regarding the use of PFTs, in particular spirometry, in the Covid era were formulated in the initial period of the pandemic. Currently, the new scientific knowledge about Sars-Cov-2 and the vaccination among healthcare workers, shown new insight to start doing PFTs again to help the investigation and monitoring of patients with respiratory pathology. In this article, we sum up the recommendations of major International Respiratory Societies, and we shared our experience about PFTs in a Pediatric Respiratory Disease Unit during the pandemic.
Subject(s)Appointments and Schedules , COVID-19/prevention & control , Communicable Disease Control/methods , Respiratory Aerosols and Droplets/virology , Respiratory Function Tests , SARS-CoV-2 , Spirometry , Adult , COVID-19/transmission , Child , Humans , Risk Assessment , Societies, Scientific , Triage/methods
Subject(s)Extracorporeal Membrane Oxygenation , Asia , Humans , Societies, Scientific
This communication summarizes the presentations given at the 1st international conference of the World Society for Virology (WSV) held virtually during 16-18 June 2021, under the theme of tackling global viral epidemics. The purpose of this biennial meeting is to foster international collaborations and address important viral epidemics in different hosts. The first day included two sessions exclusively on SARS-CoV-2 and COVID-19. The other two days included one plenary and three parallel sessions each. Last not least, 16 sessions covered 140 on-demand submitted talks. In total, 270 scientists from 49 countries attended the meeting, including 40 invited keynote speakers.
Subject(s)COVID-19/immunology , COVID-19/prevention & control , COVID-19/virology , Congresses as Topic , SARS-CoV-2 , Humans , Societies, Scientific , Virology
Contemporary science has become increasingly multi-disciplinary and team-based, resulting in unprecedented growth in biomedical innovation and technology over the last several decades. Collaborative research efforts have enabled investigators to respond to the demands of an increasingly complex 21st century landscape, including pressing scientific challenges such as the COVID-19 pandemic. A major contributing factor to the success of team science is the mobilization of core facilities and shared research resources (SRRs), the scientific instrumentation and expertise that exist within research organizations that enable widespread access to advanced technologies for trainees, faculty, and staff. For over 40 years, SRRs have played a key role in accelerating biomedical research discoveries, yet a national strategy that addresses how to leverage these resources to enhance team science and achieve shared scientific goals is noticeably absent. We believe a national strategy for biomedical SRRs-led by the National Institutes of Health-is crucial to advance key national initiatives, enable long-term research efficiency, and provide a solid foundation for the next generation of scientists.
Subject(s)Biomedical Research/organization & administration , COVID-19 , Intersectoral Collaboration , National Institutes of Health (U.S.)/organization & administration , Pandemics , SARS-CoV-2 , Academies and Institutes/organization & administration , Career Mobility , Congresses as Topic , Humans , Policy , Program Evaluation , Research Support as Topic , Societies, Scientific/organization & administration , Stakeholder Participation , United States , Universities/organization & administration
Subject(s)COVID-19/epidemiology , Magnesium Deficiency/epidemiology , Magnesium/physiology , Aging , COVID-19/prevention & control , Cardiovascular Diseases/epidemiology , Comorbidity , Congresses as Topic , Disease Susceptibility , Humans , Immune System/physiology , Inflammation/epidemiology , Magnesium Deficiency/therapy , Metabolic Diseases/epidemiology , Neoplasms/epidemiology , Obesity/epidemiology , Research , Societies, Scientific
The coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19) pandemic has had a detrimental effect on research. However, little has been done to identify and solve the unique challenges faced by early career investigators (ECIs). As a group of American Cancer Society-funded ECIs, we provide recommendations for solving these challenges in the aftermath of the pandemic.