Pacific Science Association

The 22nd Pacific Science Congress

14 - 18 June 2011
Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia

The 22nd Pacific Science Congress (PSC-22) was held in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia from 14 – 18 June, 2011. The PSC-22 was attended by 824 scientists from 44 countries.

We congratulate the Organizing Committee for carrying out this very successful meeting, and thank all of our hosts in Malaysia for their hard work, generosity, and hospitality.

The 22nd Pacific Science Congress (PSC-22) was held at the Kuala Lumpur Convention Centre in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia. It was organized by the Malaysian Academy of Sciences (ASM), the Ministry of Science, Technology and Innovation, the International Science, Technology and Innovation Centre for South-South Cooperation (ISTIC), the ICSU Regional Office for Asia Pacific, and the Pacific Science Association. Supporting organizations include the University of Malaya, Universiti Sains Malaysia, Universiti Kebangsaan Malaysia, and Universiti Putra Malaysia.


Congress Program

Keynote Speakers for the Congress included:

Emeritus Prof Dato' Dr. Zakri Abd Hamid
Science Advisor to the Prime Minister of Malaysia

Prof Dr. KunMo Chung
Korean Academy of Science and Technology [and] Former Minister of Education, Science and Technology, South Korea

Dr. Kenneth Sherman
National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA), USA

Prof Dr. Gordon McBean
The University of Western Ontario, Canada [and] Chairman, Canadian Foundation for Climate and Atmospheric Sciences

Prof Dr. Kiyoshi Kurokawa
National Graduate Institute for Policy Studies (GRIPS), Japan

Dr. Wenju Cai
CSIRO Marine and Atmospheric Research, Australia

Dr. Duane Gubler
Director, Program on Emerging Infectious Disease, Duke-NUS Graduate Medical School, Singapore


Congress Theme and Subthemes

The overall theme of the PSC-22 was: “Asia Pacific Science in the 21st Century: Meeting the Challenges of Global Change”. Subthemes of the Congress were:

  1. A Changing Climate: Climate science; Physical impacts; Ecosystem responses; Mitigation and adaptation strategies; Climate policies; Vulnerable human populations

  2. Global Change & Ecosystems: Biodiversity; Landscape systems; Ecosystem services; Coupled human-natural systems; Invasive species; Museum collections and barcoding

  3. Oceans: Coral reefs; Ocean acidification; Large Marine Ecosystems, Marine biotechnology; Fisheries, Marine mammals

  4. Earth Systems & Risk Management: Earth science and geophysics; Meteorology; Natural hazards; Integrated Disaster Risk Reduction

  5. Globalization: Human populations; Population movement; Urbanization; Megacities; Gender; Economics and trade; Governance issues; Challenges of small island states; Human security; Poverty alleviation

  6. Resource Constraints & Sustainability: Millennium Development Goals; Water; Agriculture; Food; Energy; Integrated Coastal Zone Management; Ecological economics

  7. Health Challenges: Persistent and emerging infectious diseases; HIV/AIDS; Chronic and lifestyle diseases; Microbiology; Medical tourism; Telemedicine

  8. Science for Policy and the Future: Science communication; Science education; Building science capacity; Science and the media; Traditional knowledge; Data access and management; Intellectual property; Universality of science; Frontiers of science (complexity science, materials science, biotechnology)

Resolutions, Keynotes, and Thanks

The Final Congress Resolutions can be found here.

Outgoing PSA President Congbin Fu's Welcome Address to the 22nd Congress is here.

The PSA Council and Executive Board extends our thanks to our Malaysian hosts and organizers.


Registration is available only at the official PSC-22 website.

PSA Member, Non-member & Student Registration

  • Admission to all scientific sessions
  • Admission to exhibition
  • Lunch for 4 days
  • Opening Ceremony -14 June 2011, Tuesday
  • Congress Dinner -15 June 2011, Wednesday
  • Closing Ceremony - 17 June 2011, Saturday
  • Congress Materials

Accompanying Person Registration

  • Admission to Exhibition
  • Congress Dinner - 15 June 2011,Wednesday
  • 1 (one) ½ (Half) Day - KL City Centre Tours : Morning/Afternoon

Science Teacher

  • Science Teacher Fee is only applicable for Primary and Secondary Science teacher.
    It is not applicable for lecturers.

Category Early Bird
(to 31 March 2011)
(to 26 May 2011)
PSA Member USD $450 USD $500 USD $550
Non Member USD $500 USD $550 USD $600
Student USD $200 USD $250 USD $300
Accompanying Person USD $100 USD $100 USD $100
Science Teacher USD $150 USD $200 USD $250


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