International Conference

Pandemic preparedness

Achievements, current challenges, and new frontiers

11 - 13 November 2024, Trieste (Italy)

An overview of recent pathogen research findings, methodologies, instruments, and multidisciplinary approaches functional to pandemic preparedness.

Conference Overview

The International Conference “Pandemic preparedness: Achievements, current challenges, and new frontiers” involves world-renowned scientists with the aim of providing an overview of known and emerging viruses representing a potential epidemic risk.

It focuses on prevention, surveillance, detection, drug discovery, treatment, and cooperation, to tackle challenges and implementing response strategies related to the threat posed by potential pandemic outbreaks.

The scientific event, attracting international experts from different disciplines applied to the study of pathogens, such as Artificial intelligence, virology, structural biology, genomics, data management, clinical diagnostics, infectious diseases and zoonoses, supports knowledge sharing and networking, encouraging the development of broad synergies and multidisciplinary cooperation.

The Conference is organized by Area Science Park, in conjunction with the International Centre for Genetic Engineering and Biotechnology – ICGEB, in the frame of PRP@CERIC project.


Hotel Savoia Excelsior Palace, Trieste (Italy).

For information regarding the city, accommodation and transport, visit the Info dedicated section.


  • Emerging and re-emerging viruses with pandemic potential

  • Risk of viral zoonoses and its mitigation

  • Diagnostics, surveillance and capacity building in resources limited settings

  • Immunization and preventive approaches

  • Drug discovery: stocking the shelves for the next pandemic

  • Biosafety and Biosecurity when dealing with viral infections

  • Multidisciplinary approaches, infrastructure, and cooperation

  • Future challenges in pandemic preparedness

Organizing Committee

Scientific Committee

Technical-Organizational Support

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Scientific Programme

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Registration and abstract submission

Key dates and deadlines

  • 18th March 2024: Registration and abstract submission open

  • 18th August 2024: Deadline for abstract submission

  • 9th September 2024: Notification of acceptance or rejection to submitting Authors

  • 15th September 2024: Deadline for presenting Authors and EARLY registration

  • 31st October 2024: Deadline for REGULAR registration


Early bird (by 31st August) Regular (by 31st October)
Students and PhD
250 euros 350 euros
350 euros 450 euros
Industry and Governance
450 euros 550 euros

Registration in the Conference “Pandemic preparedness: Achievements, current challenges, and new frontiers” includes:

  • attendance of all scientific sessions
  • participation in the Welcome coffee on Monday 11 November
  • participation in the Welcome cocktail on Monday 11 November
  • coffee breaks, as scheduled in the Conference programme
  • light buffet lunch breaks, as scheduled in the Conference programme

The social dinner on Tuesday 12 November is excluded. For information and to participate in the dinner write to

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Payment Methods

Payment of the fee can be made via the Conference web page starting from the end of July. Each applicant will receive a reminder e-mail.

ICGEB Financial Support

Nationals of ICGEB Member States may apply for financial support to attend this Conference, sending an e-mail to For more information, visit the ICGEB relative page.

Abstract Submission types

Abstracts are invited for oral and poster presentation and should address a range of topics relating to but not limited to the Conference theme (see Conference topics).

Oral presentations

12 minutes for each face-to-face live presentation followed by approximately 3 minutes of questions (details will be communicated in the final program).

Poster presentations

Posters will be displayed in hard copy format and presented in real time and space during poster sessions scheduled as part of the Conference. A surface extending 100 cm horizontally and 140 cm vertically will be available for each poster. Posters should be readable from a distance of two meters.

Abstract submission deadline: 18th August 2024

Please note that by submitting an abstract to this Conference, you are indicating to the Scientific Organizers your interest and willingness to attend the event. Submitters will be notified by email by Friday 9th September 2024 if their abstract has been accepted or declined.

Register/submit your abstract now

Abstracts can be submitted using form downloadable in docx and odt formats.

See Guidelines for Authors for all further info related to submission.


Conference Organizing Support

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