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CaixaResearch Conference 'Pandemics: Overcoming Covid19 and preparing for the future'

Activity start date:  16.11.2021
Activity end date:  17.11.2021

Organized by: 

This CaixaResearch Conference is co-organized by "la Caixa" Foundation and Biocat, lead by a Scientific Committee by the Barcelona Institute for Global Health (ISGlobal) and IrsiCaixa  AIDS Research Center, centers funded by “la Caixa” Foundation.

Venue: 

Online. Free of charge

The global response to Covid-19 Pandemic has led to an unprecedented level of resources mobilized for research and the development of vaccines in record time. However, this success has limitations, as no therapies and antivirals have proven effective against the new virus and vaccine campaigns are facing global inequalities. Today more than ever, it is time to adopt a holistic approach to tackle this pandemic, covering biological, clinical, environmental and social issues. 

The CaixaResearch Conference 'Pandemics: Overcoming Covid19 and preparing for the future' (Nov 16-17, 2021) on behalf of “la Caixa” Foundation, will foster discussion around available tools, current vaccines technologies and logistics to fight the current pandemic and other emerging infections, with the aim of improving preparedness and evidence-based decision-making. 

The Conference sessions will focus on 4 main topics :

> Developing diagnostics and therapeutics
> Developing vaccines
> Zoonoses and One Health
> Transforming public health

Preliminary Agenda

November 16 – Day 1

9:30h Welcome: Àngel Font (FBLC), Núria Martí (Biocat)

10h Plenary talk

10:45h Break

11:15-12:15h Sesion 1 - Developing Diagnostics and Therapeutics 

Moderator: Roger Paredes (IrsiCaixa)

  1. Nathalie Strub-Vergouft, Drugs for Neglected Diseases initiative, Switzerland

  2. Jens Lundgren, Rigshospitalet & University of Copenhagen, Denmark

12:15-13:30h Lunch

13:30-14:45h Sesion 2- Developing Vaccines 

Moderator: Adolfo García Sastre - Global Health and Emerging Pathogens Institute of Icahn School of Medicine, Mount Sinai, USA

1. Mariano Esteban - Centro Nacional de Biotecnologçia (CNB)- CSIC, Spain

14:45h – 15:30h Round Table

Moderators: Denise Naniche y Julià Blanco

  1. Adolfo García Sastre, Global Health and Emerging Pathogens Institute of Icahn School of Medicine, Mount Sinai, USA
  2. Daniel Prieto Alambra, University of Oxford, UK
  3. Èlia Torroella, HIPRA, Spain

15:30h Wrap-up 

 

November 17 – Day 2

9:30-10:30h Sesion 3 - Zoonoses and One Health

Moderator: Julia Vergara

  1. Fernando Valladares, CSIC, Espanya

  2. Rachel Lowe, LSTMH, UK

  3. Richard Kock, Royal Veterinary College, University of London, UK

10:30-11h Break

11-12h Sesion 4- Transforming Public Health

  1. Miguel Luengo-Oroz, United Nations Global Pulse, Espanya

  2. Caterina Guinovart, ISGlobal

14-18h Sesion 5: Innovation track 

14-15h Pitches

15-18h Meetings of projects & start-ups with investors/corporates

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