An International Conference to Meet the Challenges of Future Pandemics

Our ability to respond to future pandemics depends on a constant commitment to develope innovative and effective response strategies. This is the objective of the International Scientific Conference “Pandemic preparedness: Achievements, current challenges, and new frontiers” scheduled from 11 to 13 November 2024 at the Hotel Savoia Excelsior Palace in Trieste. The Conference is organised by Area Science Park and International Centre for Genetic Engineering and Biotechnology – ICGEB, as part of the PRP@CERIC project, financed by PNRR Next Generation EU funds, dedicated to Research Infrastructures.

The Conference will involve internationally renowned scientists to provide an overview of known and emerging viruses and their potential epidemic risk. It will also foster knowledge sharing and networking, encouraging the development of broad synergies and multidisciplinary cooperation. During the scientific event, diagnostics, epidemiology, monitoring, drug discovery, and preventive approaches will be discussed in the context of international cooperation to jointly address the challenges of (re)emerging infectious diseases.

Speakers will include international experts in various disciplines applied to the study of pathogens, infectious diseases, and zoonoses, such as virology, structural biology, genomics, clinical diagnostics, artificial intelligence, and data management.

The Conference has a rich programme encompassing theme-related plenary sessions, oral presentations, and poster sessions. It is aimed at experienced researchers, university professors, doctors, healthcare personnel, and young researchers taking their first steps in pathogen research at various levels. To register for the Conference, early-bird registration is possible until August 31 and regular registration until October 31 online via the official conference form. To participate as a speaker, an abstract for oral or poster presentation has to be sent by June 15 using the same channel.

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