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Kick-off Flanders vaccine – Building partnerships in vaccine related R&D

Kick-off Flanders vaccine – Building partnerships in vaccine related R&D
21 April 2015
Bioville, Agoralaan Building Abis, 3590 Diepenbeek
Flanders Vaccine

Cross-sectoral and international collaborations are the key to drive innovation in healthcare related life sciences R&D. To strengthen the Flemish position in the field of immunology, infectious diseases and vaccinology, Flanders vaccine aims to build a strong community.

Flanders vaccine is a consortium set up to stimulate innovation in vaccine related research and business, by catalyzing public-private partnerships. Moreover, this new initiative will define and implement strategic roadmaps within the domain of immunology, infectious diseases and vaccinology resulting in a vivid transfer of knowledge, expertise and complementary innovative technologies boosting the dynamic academic and industrial landscape.


11:30 Registration

12:10 Welcome
Piet Stinissen, UHasselt

12:20 Official launch Flanders Vaccine
Jo Vandeurzen, Flemish Minister for Welfare, Public Health and Family

12:35 Introduction Flanders Vaccine: building Partnerships in vaccine-related R&D
Wendy Hansen, Flanders Vaccine

12:50 Vaccines at the FAMHP: becoming a point of reference
Greet Musch, Federal Agency for Medicines and Health Products (FAMHP/FAGG)

13:05 LUNCH

14:00 KEYNOTE: Novel generations of influenza vaccines
Marc Van Ranst, UZ Leuven & KU Leuven

14:20 Vaccine trials in humans: the role vaccine centers can play
Pierre Van Damme, UAntwerpen & Isabel Leroux-Roels, UGent

14:35 Why is a big industrial player in infectious diseases and vaccines interested in intense collaboration with academic vaccine specialists & biotech companies?
Johan Van Hoof, Janssen Pharmaceuticals

14:50 An SME in human healthcare: Developing disease modifying immunotherapies for autoimmune and allergic diseases
Lotta Jansson, Apitope

15:05 An SME in animal healthcare
Chris Cardon, Ecuphar

15:20 Health, Science and Technology (HST): Industrial pharma presence in Belgium
Christian De La Porte, Health, Science and Technology (HST) group

15:35 Network reception