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10 1 / 2024 // LEOPOLDINA / NEWS
The members elected to Class IV – Humanities , Social and Behavioural Sciences in 2021 and 2022 received their certificates last November . In the photo : Leopoldina President Gerald Haug ML ( centre ) with the new members ( LTR ) Xuetao Li ML , Michèle Tertilt ML , Stephan Lewandowsky ML , Thomas Metzinger ML , Marietta Auer ML , Julia Fischer ML , Nicola Fuchs-Schündeln ML and Axel Ockenfels ML .
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Virtual panels on global health and endometriosis

International discussions opened up for further topics / Cooperation with partner academies
As part of the “ Leopoldina International Virtual Panel ” ( LIVP ), leading international experts regularly discuss the latest research findings . So far , this English-speaking event series , often carried out in cooperation with international partner academies of the Leopoldina , has addressed topics around the coronavirus pandemic . Now the series is being opened up for further topics .

The coronavirus pandemic highlighted the necessity of scientific cooperation and interdisciplinary approaches to tackling infectious diseases . Global health approaches are the most efficient way to stem pandemics . The “ Global Health Approach for

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Infectious Diseases ” conference report illustrates what such an approach might look like . The report summarises the results of the “ Infectious Diseases beyond COVID-19 ” workshop which was organised jointly
by the Leopoldina and the academies of South Africa , Senegal and Ethiopia in May 2023 .
The authors explicitly call for the promotion of global health research , for example by means of strengthened societal cooperation in terms of data collection and transfer and fair access to vaccines . On 23 April 2024 the infection biologist Stefan Kaufmann ML and the epidemiologist Quarraisha Abdool Karim , who organised the conference , will present the conference report in the “ Global Health Approach for Infectious Diseases ” LIVP . They will discuss how this approach might be applied with health policy , civil society and economic stakeholders .
The second LIVP , on 7 March 2024 , will focus on “ Chasing the Chameleon : Advances in the Diagnosis and Treatment of Endometriosis ”. Worldwide , an estimated 10 percent of women of reproductive age are affected by the chronic disease , in which endometrium-like tissue grows outside of the uterus . This leads to symptoms such as severe pain , especially during menstruation , or infertility .
Despite its prevalence , endometri­ osis is often incorrectly diagnosed , and the cause of the disease is still largely unknown . The LIVP will focus on the latest research findings on the causes and symptoms of the disease . Leading international tasty _ cat | Adobe Stock
Image : experts , including the physician and director of the Endometriosis Centre at the Universitätsklinikum Erlangen / Germany , Matthias Beckmann ML , will participate in the panel . They will discuss new treatment approaches and strategies for supporting patients from an evidence-based perspective .
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International Virtual Panels
Global Health Approach for Infectious Diseases
Advances in the Diagnosis and Treatment of Endometriosis