ASCID evening symposium - 26th November 2019

JOIN our Eighth ASCID evening symposium on Current Viral Epidemics! - 26th November 2019

The Antwerp Study Centre for Infectious Diseases (ASCID) presents its eighth evening symposium on 26th November 2019, from 6 to 10 p.m.

ASCID is a unique collaboration between VAXINFECTIO (Vaccine- and Infectious Disease Institute) and EVECO (Evolutionary Ecology Group), and formally recognized as a ‘Centre of Excellence’ by the University of Antwerp.
The mission of the Centre is basic and multidisciplinary research with a main research focus on infectious diseases.

PROGRAMME "Current Viral Epidemics"

6-6.30 p.m. Registration with sandwiches, coffee and tea

General Introduction and introduction of VAXI-IDEA, a new Methusalem consortium inspired by ASCID
Prof. Pierre Van Damme (VAXINFECTIO, LEH, UAntwerpen) & Prof. Pierre Van Damme (VAXINFECTIO, CEV, UAntwerpen)

6.30-7.10 p.m.  Building a European clinical research alliance to respond to emerging infectious diseases
Prof. Herman Goossens (University of Antwerp, Laboratory of Medical Microbiology (LMM) and University Medical Centre, Utrecht)

7.10-7.50 p.m.  Understanding vaccine hesitancy and other impediments to measles elimination in Europe
Prof. Philippe Beutels (University of Antwerp, Centre for Health Economics Research and Modelling Infectious Diseases (CHERMID))

7.50-8.30 p.m. Measles epidemics in Europe: what needs to be done?
Prof. Heidi Theeten (University of Antwerp, Centre for Evaluation of Vaccination (CEV))

8.30-10 p.m. Closing networking reception


26 November 2019 from 6-10 p.m.


University of Antwerp, Campus Drie Eiken, Building O, Room O.04
Universiteitsplein 1, 2610 Wilrijk (Antwerp) (Parking 2)


The ASCID consortium warmly welcomes all stakeholders with interests in infectious diseases.


Please register here.

Accreditation (ethics & economics) has been requested.

We hope to meet you there!

The ASCID consortium


Janssens Brenda Campus Drie Eiken - Building S
Room S.2.53
Universiteitsplein 1
2610 Antwerp
Tel. +32(0)32659129

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