Flanders Vaccine symposium: Recruitment in clinical trials for vaccines and immunotherapeutics: Challenges and innovative approaches


The Clinical Trials Track of Flanders Vaccine organises its first symposium, “Recruitment in clinical trials for vaccines and immunotherapeutics: Challenges and innovative approaches” on December 19th, 2017 in Brussels.

We would like to bring together all stakeholders for an inspiring afternoon to stimulate collaboration and find new and innovative ways to improve patient recruitment in clinical trials. If you are involved in recruiting study patients, this seminar is a must for you and gives you the opportunity to connect with relevant stakeholders.

Venue: FOD-WASO, Ernest Blerotstraat 1, 1070 Brussels (building on the opposite of the exit “hortaplein” of Brussels South trainstation)

Registration fee:

  • Flanders Vaccine member: 35 EUR (VAT excluded)
  • Non-Flanders Vaccine member: 70 EUR (VAT excluded)

Preliminary programme

12:30-13:00: Registration

13:00-13:10: Introduction (Professor Pierre Van Damme), followed by “Presentation of the Centre of Excellence”  by Greet Musch, General Director, FAGG/FAMHP

13:10-13:40:“Vaccine clinical trials in Belgium and Europe: analysis of the landscape”  by Stephanie Mali (coordinator Centre of Excellence for Vaccines) & Benjamin Bracke (Manager), FAGG/FAMHP

13:40-14:00: “Position of Belgium for clinical trials and new initiatives for recruitment” by Kristel De Gauquier, Medical Director, Pharma.be

14:00-14:30: Panel Discussion – moderator Professor Pierre Van Damme, Vice Chairman, Flanders Vaccine

 14:30-14:50: BREAK

14:50-15:05:Ethics of Recruitment”, by Professor Dr Patrick Cras, Ethical Committee, University Hospital Antwerp

15:05-15:20: “Innovative ways for patient recruitment” by Patricia Slachmuylders, Patient Recruitment Manager, Pfizer

15:20-15:35: “Digital health media in clinical trials“ by Linde Buntinx, doctoral student, KULeuven

15:35-15:55: Panel Discussion – moderator Professor Corinne Vandermeulen,  Board of Directors, Flanders Vaccine

15:55-16:00: Closing of the Day – Professor Geert Leroux-Roels, Board of Directors, Flanders Vaccine

16:00-17:00: Networking reception


For REGISTRATION, click here

Deadline: December 13, 2017

For more information, please contact info@flandersvaccine.be