Brazilian Academy of Sciences


Academia Brasileira de ciencias
Rua Anfilófio de Carvalho 29/3
Cep 20030-060 Rio de Janeiro


APRIL 2014

The 2014  Regional World Health Summit,  will be held in São Paulo, from 6 to 8 April 2014 , for the first time in   Latin America . 

With the support of the Brazilian Academy of Sciences ( ABC ) and the National Academy of Medicine ( ANM ) , this will be one of the most important meetings in the area of ​​health to be held this year in the country .

Organized by the Faculty of Medicine, University of São Paulo , the event will bring together researchers , health professionals , students , representatives of government agencies, development agencies , the media and civil society in many countries. 

With the presence  of the M8 Alliance of Academic Health Centers ( a network of prestigious medical institutions dealing with scientific , political and economic issues related to medicine and health in the world ) , universities and the National Health and Medical Sciences , the meeting will have as its central themes : healthy life expectancy ; urban health / health in megacities ; increase research capacity to incorporate technologies; management of health systems to ensure universal coverage ; and health education .



MAY 2012
Answering to a call from IAMP, on May 2012 the BAS and the ANM jointly hosted - with the support of ALANAM, IAMP and IANAS - a Regional Workshop on Non-Communicable Diseases, focusing on Prevention and Control of Cardiovascular Diseases and Cancer.
The workshop was held in Rio de Janeiro and brought together two high-level experts, one in cancer and one in cardiovascular diseases, from each of the 13 Academies that are members of IAMP and ALANAM to discuss their own national experiences on these areas.
The objective of this workshop was to strengthen the idea that prevention and control of NCDs should be a priority among governments, international organizations, civil society and the private sector, which should all join forces in order to revert the current situation.  
Another crucial goal was to stimulate cooperation among the Academies of Medicine of the Americas, encouraging them to take on a more proactive role in the coordination and mobilization of their national societies, aiming towards promoting actions focused on improving the health and living conditions of the populations in the Americas. 
Further info on this meeting (including videos with the presentations) can be found at



Logo of the IAP Conference and General Assembly held in   in Feb 2013




The Brazilian Academy of Sciences (BAS) was founded in May 1916, in Rio de Janeiro.  
The Academy is  a private, legally independent organization, responsible to appoint its own governing board and to draw up its own rules. Initially it was named Brazilian Society for Sciences, having changed its name to Brazilian Academy of Sciences in 1921. 
BAS congregates scientists in ten areas: Physical Sciences, Mathematics, Chemical Sciences, Earth Sciences, Biological Sciences, Agricultural Sciences, Biomedical Sciences, Health Sciences, Engineering Sciences, and Social Sciences. 
The mission of the Academy is to promote Science, Technology and Innovation in the Country through the recognition of merit of top Brazilian researchers, as well as through the enhancement of scientific activities in all the fields of knowledge. 
The Brazilian Academy of Sciences is also an active participant in central organizations in the area of Science and Technology, being the Brazilian national representative at ICSU, a member of the WSF Steering Committee, a member of the IAMP EC and a founding member of IAP and IANAS.
BAS hosted  the recent  IAP Conference and General Assembly   in Feb 2013 BAS will host the World Science Forum  in November 2013, the first to be held outside of Hungary. 
With a membership constituted by the most prominent researchers of the national scientific community, the BAS contributes towards the study of topics of utmost importance to society and towards the proposition of public policies based on sound science, especially in the areas of health, environment, education and new technologies. 
It is in this sense that BAS works and dedicates all its efforts, both at the national and an international  Level













The future headquarters of the BAS

Logo of the IAP Conference and General Assembly held in   in Feb 2013

The National Academy of Medicine (NAM) was established on June 1829, as the Medical Society of Rio de Janeiro, being initially based at the Santa Casa. On April 1830 it held its first official session at the Hospital of the Third Order of St. Francisco de Paulo, with the presence of the emperor D. Pedro I, who, since then, became an assiduous participant of the meetings of the Society. 
On May 1835, the Society changed its name to Imperial Academy of Medicine and later, on November 1889, it adopted its current name. 
The objectives of the Academy are unchanged since its establishment: to contribute to the study, discussion and development of the practice of medicine, surgery, public health and related sciences, as well as to serve as a consultative organ to the Brazilian government on health issues and medical education, conducting regular meetings to discuss medical issues of national interest. 
The ANM has a body of 100 full members (only Brazilians), which are divided into the sections of Medicine (40 members), Surgery (40 members) and Applied Sciences to Medicine (20 members). The Academy also has a variable number of emeritus members, who after 25 years as full members can choose to become emeritus members. Additionally, the Academy has the category of Honorary Members, being these both nationals and foreigners. 
The library of the NAM holds a collection of approximately 11,000 publications, which include rare books and documents, as the death certificate of D. Pedro II, signed by Dr. M. Charcot in France in 1891, and the oldest facsimile edition published in Brazil on Medicine, authored by Dr. Luis Gomes Ferreyra, dated 1735. This collection is part of the cultural heritage of Brazil



IAMP Contact: 
Professor Eduardo Krieger
Marcos Cortesao Barnsley Scheunstuhl
+ 55 21 3907 8127, +55 21 3907-8100