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Welcome to the Science Summit at UNGA76, a major contribution to advancing Science for the UN SDGs. Online from 14- September - 5 October 2021.
ISC will organise the second edition of the UNGA76 Science Summit around the 76th United Nations General Assembly (SSUNGA76) in September 2021. The objective of the virtual meeting will be to raise awareness of the role and contribution of science to the attainment of the United Nations Sustainable Development Goals. It will demonstrate initiatives that provide models for global science mechanisms and activities in support of the SDGs, particularly in science infrastructure and capacity building. Science is and will enable sustainable economic, environmental, and societal development. Science is more than a funding prioritisation exercise: science is impacting all areas of policy-making and is playing a more critical role in how policy objectives are achieved and the consequent benefit to people everywhere, including responses to global challenges.
Engagement with policy leadership is more important than ever: UNGA76 is a unique forum for science to demonstrate how policy and political leadership can benefit from innovation. Central to this is the role of nonstate actors and the multilateral fora, which increasingly determine how priorities are set. Science needs to be part of this dialogue and inform outputs through thought leadership, evidence, insights, analysis, and innovation.

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Darin Wilson

Darin Wilson leads Medtronic’s Gastrointestinal Operating Unit in Western Europe. With over 30 years’ experience building new markets, and access to innovative technology in the US, Europe, and Asia he has been at the forefront of less invasive medicine. As a founding leader of the successful Endoscopy division of Boston Scientific, Darin has played an integral part in both product development and commercial launches for both big business (Medtronic, Covidien, Boston Scientific) as well as innovative startup companies BARRX (acquired by Covidien) and Fractyl Laboratories.

Most recently, he’s been a critical member of Project WoW, Medtronic’s GI collaboration with the NHS in the UK to help reduce the 600,000+ patient backlog for colonoscopy through the introduction of Pillcam Colon capsule endscopy – a less invasive approach to identify patients with a potential risk of developing colorectal cancer through polyp detection.

Darin has spoken at the Artificial Intelligence in Gastroenterology: Vision 2020 Summit in London and has participated on panels focused on the need for earlier diagnosis and treatment of gastrointestinal cancers around the world and has worked closely with the European Society of Gastrointestinal Endoscopy to establish the ESGE/Medtronic AI Research Award in 2020.

Darin has a Business Administration degree from Stephen F. Austin University and has lived in Boston, Paris, Singapore, and Lausanne where he currently resides.