At the suggestion of the universities, the Francqui Foundation awards a number of Francqui Chairs every year. For the academic year 2020-2021, the Faculty of Mecines and Health Sciences awarded a foreign chair. This honor went to Prof. Dr. Philippe De Wals. The Promotor for this Chair is Prof. Dr. Philippe Beutels. We are pleased to organize the inaugural lecture on 24 May 2021 and a subsequent series of lectures. The final symposium will be organised by the end of this year with a small round table discussion.