Methusalem Research Day & ASCID symposium 2018

Methusalem Research Day Edition 2018  


Session 1

Chair: Prof. Herman Goossens

Prof. Herman Van Goethem, Rector University of Antwerp

Building an Alliance for clinical research of Infectious Diseases in Europe
Prof. Herman Goossens, University of Antwerp

Social network dynamics and infectious disease propagation
Prof. Niel Hens, University of Hasselt

Polio Vaccine Study in quarantine - what's next?
Prof. Pierre Van Damme, University of Antwerp

Session 2

Vaccination against cancer and auto-immune diseases
Prof. Zwi Berneman, University of Antwerp

Health economics for the prevention and control of infectious diseases
Prof. Philippe Beutels, University of Antwerp

Closing remarks
Prof. Luc De Schepper, Rector Universiteit Hasselt

ASCID symposium on Human Challenge Studies


Opening reception with coffee and sandwiches 

General Introduction
Prof. Zwi Berneman (VAXINFECTIO, LEH, UAntwerpen)

CHIM: what can we do with these models from a regulatory viewpoint
Pieter Neels, chair Human Vaccine Committee IABS 

The Ethical Aspects of Human Challenge Studies
Dr. Hugh Davies, Oxford Chair Research Ethics Committee  

Developing novel controlled human infection models for parasitic diseases
Dr. Meta Roestenberg, Leids Universitair Medisch Centrum (LUMC) 

Closing reception

Methusalem Research Day 2015

Methusalem Research Day edition 2015 -  “VAXINFECTIO goes GLOBAL” 

November 27nd, Antwerp.


13u30- 14u: Start registration

Session 1 – Introduction – Chair: Prof. Herman Goossens

14u00-14u10  Welcoming (Prof. Alain Verschoren, Rector University of Antwerp)

14u15-14u25  Objectives of the Research Day (Prof. Herman Goossens and Prof. Geert Molenberghs)

14u25-14u35  Methusalem Cross Borders (Prof. Paul Janssen, Vice-Rector University of Hasselt)

Session 2 – VAXINFECTIO 2.0: What can VAXINFECTIO offer to the world? – Chair: Professor Geert Molenberghs

14u35-14u55  LMM: ‘Where infections meet drugs’ (Prof. Herman Goossens)

14u55-15u15  CEV:  ‘Where infections meet vaccines’ (Prof. Pierre Van Damme)

15u15-15u35  LEH: ‘Dendritic cell vaccination: The uniqueness of Antwerp’ (Prof. Zwi Berneman)

Session 3 – VAXINFECTIO in 3D: Multidisciplinary Research - Chair: Prof. Pierre Van Damme

16u00-16u20  CenStat: ‘Where infections meet statistics’ (Prof. Geert Molenberghs/Prof. Niel Hens)

16u20-16u40  ASCID: ‘Where infections meet the international network of the Antwerp Study Centre for Infectious Diseases (Of Mice and Men)’ (Prof. Zwi Berneman/Prof. Herwig Leirs)

16u40-17u00  VAXINFECTIO-PO: ‘Where infections meet technology’ (Kristof Vaes)

Closing Session - Chair: Prof. Philippe Beutels

17u-17u30  Panel discussion – ‘Where VAXINFECTIO changes policy’

17u30-17u45  Closing remarks (Prof. Jean-Pierre Timmermans, President of the UAntwerp Research Council)