Symposium "Health challenges of the 21st century"

Last updated on 20-12-2022 by Cassandre Dugailliez

Thu, 08/12/2022 - 09:00 to 17:30

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Through this new Symposium “Health challenges of the 21st century”, Sciensano aims to highlight different areas of its research, and encourage you to interact with us.

The themes selected for this first edition are:

  • Crisis preparedness/Innovation
  • One Health
  • Food security and health

You can attend the event onsite or online via Webex. Participants registering for online participation will receive a link a few days before the symposium.  If you register for onsite participation, and realize later that you will not be able to attend on site, we expect you to notify this as soon as possible via mail at, in order to avoid that you take the place of another participant that would like to be present. Online participation will still be possible in that case.

A limited number of parking places are available on site. Those who would like to reserve one, please contact

We’re looking forward to meeting you at this symposium!


08h30-09h15    Welcome coffee     
09h15-09h20    PDF icon Opening of the symposium by the president  | Sofie De Broe live presentation
09h20-09h50    PDF icon Welcome by the general director | Christian Leonard live presentation
09h50-10h00    Opening speeches by the responsible ministers | Frank Vandenbroucke and David Clarinval
10h00-11h00    PDF icon Exposome: Where chemistry meets biology | Roel Vermeulen live presentation
11h00-11h30    Coffee break     
11h30-12h30    SESSION I: Crisis preparedness / innovation     

 12h30-12h45    Questions and Answers
12h45-14h00    Walking LUNCH/Demonstrations Technology@sciensano
14h00-14h45    Session II: One Health

14h45-15h00    Questions and Answers    
15h00-15h30    Coffee break     
    Session III: Food safety and Health

16h15-16h30    Questions and Answers 

16h30-16h35    Closing remarks     

16h35-17h30    Drinks and networking

Consult the abstracts

All the powerpoint presentations will be available online after the event.



BEL Brussels, 86C Avenue du Port
1000 Bruxelles


Free but registration mandatory (both for on site and for online participation)

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Deadline: 23-2-2023
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