Opening event Life Sciences & Health Week – Leiden2022
On Monday the 30th of May from 10:00 – 16:30h, the “Global Impact in Health” Symposium will officially open the European Life Sciences & Health Week. For more information on the LSH week 2022, please visit the LBSP website.
During this hybrid symposium, the importance of global academic, public and private partnerships in solving the greatest global health threats of our time will be discussed. For instance, themes will be highlighted surrounding drug- and vaccine development, cross-sector and cross-border collaborations, and sustainable health systems.
Leiden is internationally recognised as an essential hub for Life Sciences & Health with its large concentration of companies in the Leiden Bio Science Park and several internationally acclaimed research institutes, among which key player the Leiden University Medical Center. How do we make sure that local research and innovations have real global impact? How can we create an environment that is conducive for interaction between academic, public and private partners here, and most importantly, around the world? These are some of the questions that will be navigated during a programme full of diverse and inspiring speakers.
Sneak preview speakers
Prof Pancras Hogendoorn, vice-chair of the executive board LUMC, dean of the Leiden University Faculty of Medicine and Top Team member of the Top Sector Life Sciences & Health (LSH) will start the day with his welcoming words. Furtermore Hans Shikan, Special Envoy Vaccines by the Dutch Ministry of Health, Welfare and Sports and also Top Team member of the Top Sector LSH will guide a breakout session.