Nagdaos ang National Academy of Science and Technology, Phil. (NAST, Phil) ng PRE- Annual Scientific Meeting (ASM)Press Conference (Presscon) nitong nakaraang July 6, 2017 na ginanap sa isang restaurant sa Quezon City. Ito’y kaugnay pa rin sa isasagawang 39th Annual Scientific Meeting sa darating na July 12-13 2017 na gaganapin sa Manila Hotel.
Sa taong ito ang ika-39th Annual Scientific Meeting ay may temang “ Attaining Sustainable Development Goals: Philippine Fisheries and other Aquatic Resources 20/20”.
Naging pangunahing bisita at tagapagsalita sa panel ang 2017 Nast awardees na sina: New NAST Members Cesar L. Villanoy, Ph.D. (Physical Oceanography) Professor, Marine Science Institute, University of the Philippines Diliman; Raymond Gerald R. Tan, Ph.D (Mechanical Engineering), Vice Chancellor for Research and Innovation, De La salle University Manila; Outstanding Young Scientists Aletta Concepcion T. Yñiguez, Ph.D. (Marine Biologist & Fisheries) Associate Professor 1, Department of Mechanical and Manufacturing Engineering, University of San Carlos; Nathaniel P. Hermosa 11, Ph.D. (Physics), Associate Professor 1 at the National Institute of Physics, UPD; Jeffrey S. Perez, M. Engineering (Civil and environmental Engineer), Geologist, Philippine Institute of Volcanologyand Siesmology, Department of Science and Technology (DOST); NAST Talent Search for Young Scientists Jonathan Carlo A. Briones, Ph.D ( Biological Sciences) Instructor and researcher, University of Santo Tomas, Manila; NSTW Outstanding R&D Award for Applied Research ( Julian A. Banzon Medal) Dr. Lucille Abad, Ph.D. Head, Chemistry Reseacr Section, Philippine Nuclear Reseach Institute DOST; NSTW Outstanding Technology Commercialization Award (Gregorio Y. Zara Medal) Mr. Jude L. Sasing, Orthopaedic International, Inc.; and Dr. Ramon B. Gustilo, Orthopaedic International, Inc.
Si Dr. Princess Luningning Samarita, Executive Diretor ng DOST, Director IV ng NAST, Phil. at Dr. Marcos B. Valdez Jr., Outstanding Young Scientist 2012 ang nagsilbing Moderator ng nasabing Press Conference.