Webinar series PDPC

Join us to discuss the PDPC and its research projects

At the Pandemic and Disaster Preparedness Center (PDPC), academics from a wide range of disciplines will carry out cutting-edge research. In addition, they will collaborate with policymakers and practitioners at local, national, and international levels. Through joint efforts, we will better prepare societies for the disasters and pandemics of the future.

The central research themes of PDPC will be discussed in a series of webinars every 3rd Thursday of the month starting in January 2022. Scientists will pitch their research, followed by a panel discussion. We are pleased to invite you to join us and contribute ideas regarding the scope and direction of the PDPC and its research projects.

Interested? You can sign up for individual webinars via this link or by sending an e-mail to pdpc.webinars@erasmusmc.nl.


Thursday, January 20 | 13:00 to 14:00
Predicting, measuring and quantifying airborne virus transmission

With contributions from Erasmus MC, TU Delft, Reinier de Graaf Ziekenhuis Delft, Utrecht University and TU Eindhoven

Thursday, February 17 | 13:00 to 14:00
Pandemic lessons for flood disaster preparedness

Thursday, March 17 | 13:00 to 14:00
Towards social and urban resilience for pandemics and disasters

Thursday, April 21 | 13:00 to 14:00
Climate change and vector-borne virus outbreaks

Thursday, May 19 | 13:00 to 14:00
Integrated early-warning surveillance methods and tools


First webinar

Prof. Marion Koopmans, prof. Ron Fouchier from Erasmus MC and various partners from TU Delft, Reinier de Graaf Ziekenhuis, Utrecht University and TU Eindhoven, contribute to the following question: How can we better predict the spread of airborne viruses? But also: How can we combine scientific knowledge from various disciplines to arrive at solutions?