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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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Maria Teresa García de Dávila

Garrahan Foundation
Maria Teresa García de Dávila is currently a member of the Board and Vice President of the Garrahan Foundation in Buenos Aires, Argentina.

Maria Teresa graduated in Medicine and subsequently Pathology at the University of Cordoba, Argentina. She did her PhD in Medicine at the University of Buenos Aires. Previous to joining the Garrahan Foundation, Maria Teresa worked at Garrahan Hospital as Chair of the Department of Pathology and Director of the Pediatric Tumor Bank for 30 years. She has been in her current role since 2001.

Currently, Maria Teresa is responsible for managing the International Relationships and Research Fellowship Program of the Foundation. She manages a team of 10-15 fellows and works together with other pathologists from pediatric centres in the provinces to help with the diagnosis, technical support, equipment or supplies and delivering on the Foundation's mission that no child should die in the dawn of life.

Therefore, Maria Teresa travels throughout the country to know the needs for pathology diagnosis and treatment with an itinerant team consisting of technicians and physicians.

Additionally, Maria Teresa is an active member of different medical societies. She was the President of the Argentine Society of Pathology for four years and organized different national and international congresses, meetings, and courses. María Teresa has been a consultant for the Argentine Hospital Pediatric Cancer Registry (ROHA) since 2001 and for the National Cancer Institute (INC) since 2011.

She has been the representative of the Post-Graduate Course of Pathology at the Board of Certification of the National Academy of Medicine. Maria Teresa has been a member of the Commission of Biobanks of the Ministry of Science (MINCyT) and the Ministry of Health. She is a member of the following societies: the United States and Canadian Pathology Society (USCAP), International Academy of Pathology (IAP), Latin-American Society of Pathology and Pediatric Pathology (SLAP/SLAPPE), and the Expert Panel of the International Society of Pediatric Liver Tumors (SIOPEL).

She currently collaborates with the Institute of Misiones of Biodiversity (IMiBio) developing the biobank at this institution together with the Garrahan Foundation.