COVID-19 symposium: from epidemiology to intervention

On May 3 2022, Flanders Vaccine is organizing a COVID-19 symposium: from epidemiology to intervention at the CommunicatieCampus in Ghent.

Renowned experts from the Flanders Vaccine network will share their latest scientific data on the current situation and expectations and needs for the future regarding COVID-19 vaccine developments, evolution of variants, perspectives for therapies and global access to COVID-19 vaccination.

Key questions will be addressed during the Q&A session, moderated by Prof. Pierre Van Damme, UAntwerp and Frank Vandendriessche, PhaRa.

Flanders Vaccine’s events are hotspots where scientists, clinicians, business developers, industry and other key players in the field of preventive and therapeutic vaccine development connect and expand their networks and insights.

We hope to welcome you in Ghent to exchange innovative ideas, explore new opportunities for collaboration and have a drink together!

(click on the name of the speaker for their bio)

12:15  |  Registration & Welcome Lunch

13:00  |  Welcome by Fran Van Heuverswyn, Flanders Vaccine

13:10  |  The bumpy road from pandemic emergence to epidemic control in Belgium: are we there yet?

Philippe Beutels, full professor of health economics at UAntwerp

13:40  |  COVIDRIVE, a public-private partnership to evaluate brand-specific COVID-19 vaccine effectiveness in Europe

Kaat Bollaerts, Head of Data Science, P95

13:55  |  CEPI 100 days Mission

Luc Debruyne, strategic advisor to the CEO at the Coalition for Epidemic Preparedness Innovations (CEPI) 

14:25  |  Coffee break11:00  | 

15:00  | Innovations in biomanufacturing: transforming access to vaccines

Kate Antrobus, Chief Investment Officer, Univercells Group:45  | 

15:30  |  2nd generation development in the accelerated race for highly effective COVID-19 antibody treatments:
15:30  |  XVR011, a nanobody-based candidate therapy against SARS-CoV-2

Viki Bockstal, Head of Nonclinical Development, ExeVir

16:00  |  Q&A session with speakers

16:30  |  Closing word

16:35  |  Networking Reception

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* Lunch, coffee break or networking reception. Combined package (lunch + coffee break + reception) available at 2500€.


  • Flanders Vaccine member: 100 EUR (+21% VAT)
  • Flanders Vaccine non-member: 150 EUR (+21% VAT)
  • Students (bachelor/master and PhD students): 40 EUR (+21% VAT)

Registration is closed at April 25th , 2022

You will receive a confirmation email and an invoice which can be paid online or by creditcard. After payment and closer to the event, you will receive practical guidelines to attend the symposium. Please check your mailbox and SPAM.


Address: AuditoRium4 – CommunicatieCampus | Sint-Denijslaan 485 | B-9000 Gent

More information about accessing the venue via the website of RodeBol Events or via this route plan.

Our lunch is sponsored by:

This event is supported by our strategic partners:

Founding partners of Flanders Vaccine:

Cancellation Policy
Notifications received upon 1 week before the start of the event, get refunded for 100%. Cancellation requests received less than 1 week before the start of the event won’t be refunded. No-shows on the day of the event, will not be refunded and are requested to pay the full fee. Replacement by a colleague is always allowed and should be reported to the organizers.


Please be aware that at the event venue you will need to follow the organizer’s safety policies, as well as local laws and restrictions regarding covid-19.