Moonshots of Pandemic & Disaster Preparedness Research

Moonshots of Pandemic & Disaster Preparedness Research

Invitation 30 October 2023

We are pleased to invite you to the 2023 Scientific Congress of the Pandemic and Disaster Preparedness Center, which will be held in Utrecht, The Netherlands on October 30th. The theme of this year’s meeting is “Moonshots of Pandemic & Disaster Preparedness Research,” and we have an exciting programme planned!

Confirmed keynote speakers

Peter Daszak
President EcoHealth Alliance

Aimee Slangen
Climatologist & Senior Scientist
Royal Institute of Sea Research

Stephen Lewandowsky
Chair in Cognitive Psychology
University of Bristol

Prof. dr. Joacim Rocklöv

Prof. dr. Joacim Rocklöv
Epidemiologist and modeller at University of Heidelberg

Marion Koopmans
Scientific Director – Pandemic Disaster and Preparedness Center
Head of the Department of Virology – Erasmus MC

Content of the PDPC Congress

In the foreseeable future, our society can expect many more and unforeseen virus outbreaks and extreme events. But how do we protect society from the next pandemic or disaster? Which of the lessons learnt can inspire new and innovative prevention and intervention measures, and how could research contribute to preparedness?

Poster Sessions

This year’s meeting will feature discussions on innovative approaches to addressing pandemics and other disasters. We are inviting renowned experts in the field to share their experiences and insights, and we hope that the meeting will provide an opportunity for networking and exchanging ideas. Want to share your research? We have programmed Poster Sessions throughout the programme.

Review the abstracts of the posters

Join us in Utrecht

The event will be conducted entirely in English, and we welcome attendees who share our focus for disaster and pandemic preparedness. We believe that the meeting will be a valuable learning opportunity for all participants, and we hope that you will join us in Utrecht (we will let you know the exact location as soon as possible).

If you have any questions, please do not hesitate to contact us. We look forward to your participation.

Register Now!


Marion Koopmans
Pearl Dykstra
Bas Jonkman
Anja Schreijer

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