Thank you to all attendees!

21 June 2022 | Brussels & online

The ESWI Respiratory Virus Summit, entitled Pandemic Preparedness: Where Science and Policy Meet, took place in Brussels and online on Tuesday 21 June 2022. Themes of the Summit included early warning systems, diagnostic platforms, pathogen discovery, mathematical models, clinical trial platforms, non-pharmaceutical intervention and treatment strategies, pharmaceutical intervention strategies, education, communication, and global cooperation.

Taking a One Health and Global Health approach, we have explored requirements for prediction, planning and execution aspects of pandemic preparedness.

We will inform all attendees via mail when our Report is available.

Chaired by

Prof. Ab Osterhaus BIO
Prof. Ab Osterhaus
ESWI Chair, TiHO, Germany
Prof. Colin Russell BIO
Prof. Colin Russell
ESWI Board Member, Academic Medical Center, University of Amsterdam, The Netherlands
Mrs. Debora MacKenzie BIO
Mrs. Debora MacKenzie
Science journalist specialising in infectious disease and author of “Stopping the Next Pandemic”, France

 

Programme

08:00 - 09:00
Registration and coffee
09:00 - 09:05
Welcome by the Conference Chairs
09:05 - 10:30
Keynote Lectures
The role of WHO in Pandemic Preparedness Planning PDF
Future preparedness for newly emerging infectious diseases PDF
HERA: what’s new in pandemic preparedness? PDF
10:30 - 11:00
Coffee break
11:00 - 13:00
Keynote Lectures
Options for global and accessible vaccines PDF
Making the International Health Regulations work? PDF
Translating Science to policymakers and the public at large PDF
The role of scientists in advising policymakers in a pandemic, what do we do now? How do we make it work? PDF
14:00 - 14:15
Rapporteur’s summary of Keynote Lectures

Speakers

Prof. Ab Osterhaus BIO
Prof. Ab Osterhaus
ESWI Chair, TiHO, Germany
Dr. Aeron Hurt BIO
Dr. Aeron Hurt
Roche, Switzerland
Dr. Anjana Ahuja BIO
Dr. Anjana Ahuja
Financial Times, United Kingdom
Prof. Christian Drosten BIO
Prof. Christian Drosten
Charité Universitätsmedizin Berlin, Germany
Prof. Colin Russell BIO
Prof. Colin Russell
ESWI Board Member, Academic Medical Center, University of Amsterdam, The Netherlands
Prof. David Fisman BIO
Prof. David Fisman
University of Toronto’s Dalla Lana School of Public Health, Canada
Prof. David Heymann BIO
Prof. David Heymann
Chatham House, United Kingdom
Mrs. Debora MacKenzie BIO
Mrs. Debora MacKenzie
Science journalist specialising in infectious disease and author of “Stopping the Next Pandemic”, France
Prof. Linfa Wang BIO
Prof. Linfa Wang
Duke-NUS Medical school, Singapore
Dr. Lwazi Manzi BIO
Dr. Lwazi Manzi
AU Commission on Africa’s COVID-19 Response, South Africa
Dr. Maria Van Kerkhove BIO
Dr. Maria Van Kerkhove
WHO, Switzerland
Dr. Mark Eccleston-Turner BIO
Dr. Mark Eccleston-Turner
King's College London, United Kingdom
Dr. Rino Rappuoli BIO
Dr. Rino Rappuoli
GSK, Italy
Dr. Wolfgang Philipp BIO
Dr. Wolfgang Philipp
HERA, Belgium
Prof. Zhengli Shi BIO
Prof. Zhengli Shi
Wuhan Institute of virology, China

The Résidence Palace

Venue

The Résidence Palace was Brussel’s first luxury apartment block. The sumptuous Art Deco building was designed by Swiss architect Michel Polak in the 1920s for the city’s bourgeoisie and aristocracy. The complex was conceived on a grand scale. It had chambermaids and butlers for the benefit of its occupants, as well as, among other things, its own restaurants, theatre, swimming pool, hairdressing salon, bank, post office, garages, grocers, florist’s shop, chocolate shop, newsagent, gymnastics hall and a terrace on the 11th floor. However, this success was to be short-lived. In 1941, the building was requisitioned by the occupying German forces. After the war, the complex could not be restored to its original use and it was bought by the Belgian State to house various government departments. In 2000, the federal government decided to set up an International Press Centre at the Résidence Palace, taking advantage of its prime location in the heart of the European quarter.

Today, the Résidence Palace – International Press Centre successfully combines authentic Brussels heritage with state-of-the-art technological infrastructure. It ensures a typically Belgian professionalism and high standard hospitality. It is also where the ESWI Headquarters are located.

The Résidence Palace Access Plan

Use public transport if possible. Find more practical info via Moovit…

Schuman Subway station: Lines 1 or 5, exit Rue de la Loi
Schuman Bus Stop: Lines 12, 21, 22, 36, 60, 79
Schuman Train station
Car Parking: Parking Loi, 85 Rue de la Loi - Parking Thon: 120 Rue de Trèves - 1040 Brussels

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If you have any questions about the Respiratory Virus Summit, please contact:

Dagmar de Graef
Head of Operations
dagmar.degraef@eswi.org

Annick Mannaerts
Head of Programmes
annick.mannaerts@eswi.org

Goretti Cortina
Head of Media and Press Relations
goretti.cortina@eswi.org