Inaugural lecture - postponed

Dear participant

The inaugural lecture by Professor Philippe De Wals, International Collen-Francqui Professor, tonight 11 March, will be moved to a later date. This measure was taken by the organizers in order not to facilitate the further spread of the coronavirus.

We will keep you informed. Thank you in advance for your understanding.
Faculty of Medicine and Health Sciences

 

Inaugural lecture: Factors influencing the implementation of immunization programs: can we influence them?

Philippe De WalsThe inaugural lecture by Professor Philippe De Wals, International Collen-Francqui Professor, tonight 11 March, will be moved to a later date. This measure was taken by the organizers in order not to facilitate the further spread of the coronavirus.

We will keep you informed. Thank you in advance for your understanding.

 

Professor Philippe De Wals
International Collen-Francqui Professor

Wednesday 11 March 2020 at 6 p.m.

Location
University of Antwerp
Campus Drie Eiken
Building O – Auditorium O.O8
Universiteitsplein 1, 2610 Wilrijk

Programme

  • Welcome by Professor Filip Lardon, Vice-rector University of Antwerp
     
  • Introduction of the Francqui Chair by Professor Pierre Van Moerbeke, Executive Director of the Francqui Foundation
     
  • Laudation by Professor Pierre Van Damme and Professor Philippe Beutels
     
  • Inaugural lecture by Professor Philippe De Wals:
    Factors influencing the implementation of immunization programs: can we influence them?
     
  • Reception

Registration
The inaugural lecture is free of charge but registration via the registration form is mandatory (event is postponed)

Lectures

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  • The planification, implementation and evaluation of immunization programs: the Quebec experience
    Wednesday 25 March 2020 at 6 p.m.

    University of Antwerp
    Campus Drie Eiken
    Building O – Auditorium O.05
    Universiteitsplein 1, 2610 Wilrijk

    The lecture is free of charge but registration via the registration form is requested.
     

  • How to maintain confidence in vaccines and increase vaccine uptake?
    Wednesday 22 April March 2020 at 6 p.m.

    University of Antwerp
    Campus Drie Eiken
    Building O – Auditorium O.05
    Universiteitsplein 1, 2610 Wilrijk

    The lecture is free of charge but registration via the registration form is requested.

  • Immunization against invasive meningococcal disease: the most effective vs the most cost-effective approach
    Wednesday 06 May 2020 at 6 p.m.

    University of Antwerp
    Campus Drie Eiken
    Building O – Auditorium O.05
    Universiteitsplein 1, 2610 Wilrijk

    The lecture is free of charge but registration via the registration form is requested.

About Professor Philippe De Wals

About Professor Philippe De Wals


Professor De Wals gained his Medical Degree and a Doctorate in Public Health in his home country of Belgium, at the Louvain Catholic University. His early academic and professional career combined epidemiology research studies at the School of Public Health at the Louvain Catholic University with the practice of general medicine. Between 1980 and 2000 he worked as an epidemiologist for EUROCAT, a European network of population-based registries for the epidemiologic surveillance of congenital anomalies. In 1990, he moved to Canada and became the Head of the Department of Community Health Sciences at the University of Sherbrooke. In 1997, he was appointed visiting Professor at the School of Public Health at the University of North Carolina in Chapel Hill, USA. In 2002, he became Head of the Department of Social and preventive medicine at Laval University, Quebec City, until 2010. He retired from Laval University in 2019 and remains associated-professor at Sherbrooke and Laval University and emeritus professor at the Louvain Catholic University.

Professor De Wals’ research is centered on the epidemiology of infectious diseases, reproductive abnormalities, and the assessment of health services and public health programs and policies. He is the author of 200 published articles in scientific journals and has contributed several chapters to textbooks. Currently, Professor De Wals is a member of research centers at the Quebec University Hospital, the Sherbrooke University Hospital and the Quebec Heart and Lung University Institute. He also serves as medical advisor to the Quebec National Institute of Public Health.

In 1990, Professor De Wals was awarded the Jean Van Beneden Prize in recognition of his excellent work in the public health field. In 2005, he was elected to the Royal Academy of Medicine of Belgium. He was awarded the price for excellence of the Quebec Community Health Specialists Association in 2007. In 2020, he was the awardee of the Collen-Francqui International Professorship at Antwerp University.

About the International Collen-Francqui Professor

About the International Francqui Professor

Each year, the Francqui Foundation awards three International Francqui Professor of Chairs, which should allow the stay of a foreign scientist in Belgium for an uninterrupted period of three to six months. The distribution of these three chairs is as follows: one for the Exact Sciences, one for the Human Sciences and one for the Biological and Medical Sciences.