Events 2018-03-14T13:36:57+00:00

Symposium – Open Research Data to Support Sustainable Health Initiatives – 24 April 2018 – Brussels

The workshops will focus on drawing lessons from recent successes in the use of big data and AI in the health research. They will aims to discuss policy challenges and actions necessary in Europe to unleash the full potential of open research data for the benefit of society.

Michel Goldman will act as a panelist among other representatives from patient advocacy, research funders, universities and institutions specializing in this data-driven health research.

Organized by Frontiers in collaboration with SwissCore and the EU Horizon 2020 projects: OpenMinTed and OpenUp.

More details and registration

10th Edition of Tables rondes de l’Arbois – 29 & 30 MARCH 2018 – Aix-en-Provence (France)

Access to health is changing. Patients want to know more and participate in decision-making on their care. Innovative treatments open new horizons but at the same time certain diseases are becoming more threatening on the global scale

Evolving healthcare environment leads to questions about the future of medicine and the patient-doctor relationship that will be addressed during the conference organised by the Law and Political Science Faculty of the Aix-Marseille University.

During the event Michel Goldman will give a presentation on “Interdisciplinarité et innovation collaborative, clés de la santé de demain“.

More information and registration.

Colloque – 8 MARCH 2018 – Clermont-Ferrand (France)

“Quelles limites pour les technosciences en santé?” – organised by Christine Lassalas & Rose-Marie Borges.
– Les technosciences : entre engouement et questionnement (11.30 MG)
– Les technosciences: perspectives éthiques & sociétales (15.30 J-N,M)
Practical information (more details will follow):
Location: Faculté de Droit Clermont-Ferrand – Free access – Open to all

IEEE Summit on Technology for Health – 5 December 2017 – Brussels

Transforming Healthcare and Wellbeing

The Summit aims to facilitate a dialogue on healthcare enabled by connected technologies, including smart wearables, bio-sensors and implantable technologies.

Michel Goldman will act as panelist during the discussions that will approach connected healthcare technologies from different perspectives, focusing on:

  1. The technological advances and the transformative role they play.
  2. The challenges around the resulting data deluge and how to protect and manage personal data.
  3. The need for a paradigm shift in how health and wellbeing is (self) managed at the human level to accommodate and derive benefits from these technological changes.


More details on the website

Executive Course on Global Health Instruments – 13 – 15 November 2017 GENEVA (SWITZERLAND).

Organised by the Global Health Centre at the Graduate Institute.

Target audience: the course is aimed at policy-makers and practitioners involved in public health and international health cooperation.

Course Directors: Senior fellow Haik Nikogosian  and Adjunct Professor Gian Luca Burci

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Application deadline: 23rd October 2017

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Global Challenges Seminar on Vaccines: Accelerating Innovation and Access – 8 November 2017 GENEVA (SWITZERLAND).

Organized by the World Intellectual Property Organization (WIPO) in collaboration with the AMF and the WHO

Objective: to examine the role of vaccine manufacturers, issues around innovation and access, key hurdles, the vaccine market, how companies measure up to stakeholder expectations, and the role of product development partnerships.

The seminar will also launch the new Global Challenges Report Vaccines: Accelerating Innovation and Access co-authored by Michel Goldman and Hilde Stevens.

Program and Online Registration

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Focus: Open Science – 8 November 2017 Brussels (Belgium).

Organised by the Young Academy of Medicine (Jonge Academie).

This full-day symposium will address current trends as well as future challenges in data-sharing with regard to “open-access” in scientific research. Most of the seminars will be in Flemish.

De wetenschap in het digitale tijdperk is in transitie. Onderzoekers publiceren niet alleen hun artikels “open access”, maar delen ook steeds vaker hun onderzoeksdata, preregistreren hun studies en becommentariëren elkaars onderzoeksresultaten in open discussiefora.

Komt de European Open Science Cloud er, en hoe groot is zijn impact? Welke belangrijke evoluties kunnen we nog verwachten? Welk potentieel heeft een open wetenschap om burgers te informeren of hen te betrekken bij onderzoek? En welke gevolgen heeft de toenemende data-intensiteit van wetenschappelijk onderzoek voor ons (hoger) onderwijs?

More info on the program and speakers

Date: November 8th, 2017 – 09:30 to 17:00
Location: Paleis der Academiën – Hertogsstraat 1 – 1000 Brussel

Register here

POLITICO’s event ‘The Great Personalized Medicine Debate’ – 7 November 2017 Brussels

As personalized medicine is gathering momentum and moving from the lab to the hospitals, how can it allow Europe’s health care systems to become more sustainable and contribute to a better health for all Europeans?

To find out join POLITICO for an Oxford-style debate to discuss the motion ‘This House believes that personalized medicine is the key to sustainable health care’.

When: Tuesday, November 7 – Registration opens at 6:00 PM. The event starts at 6:30 PM. It will be followed by a networking reception.

Where: Permanent Representation of the Netherlands to the EU, 4-10, Avenue de Cortenbergh, 1040 Brussels.


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Executive Course on Drug Policy, Diplomacy and Global Public Health – 24 – 26 October 2017 GENEVA (SWITZERLAND).

Organised by the Global Health Centre at the Graduate Institute.

Course Directors: Professor Michel Kazatchkine and Professor Thomas Zeltner
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Application deadline: 25th September 2017
More details on the website

Executive Course on Drug Policy, Diplomacy and Global Public Health – 24 – 26 October 2017 GENEVA (SWITZERLAND).

Organised by the Global Health Centre at the Graduate Institute.

Course Directors: Professor Michel Kazatchkine and Professor Thomas Zeltner
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Application deadline: 25th September 2017
More details on the website

Benelux ePharma Day 2017 – 18 October 2017

Implementation of Clinical Trial Regulation EU 536/2014 and National adoption
What lies ahead: Impact on Clinical Trials and Stakeholders
Hilde Stevens will be one of the speakers.
Hyatt Place Amsterdam Airport – Amsterdam

Registration at Early Bird rate until September 18th, 2017.

BioTwist (VUB): The Afterwork with a Twist of Science and Business 

Business, Networking, Recruitment and Drinks

When? Thursday 12 October 2017, from 17:OO to 19:30 (continued by a networking drink)

Where? Basicfit Lounge, Laarbeeklaan 125, Jette, Belgium

Who? Anyone interested in a career in the Life Science Industry or curious on how business operates

Registration / More information

Digital Open Science – 28 September 2017

SwissCore, the Mission of Switzerland to the European Union, the Open Science Platform Frontiers, in cooperation with the Estonian Presidency of the Council of the European Union organize the Policy Symposium: ‘Digital Open Science: solving the societal and sustainability challenges of the 21st century’.

The event takes place on Thursday 28 September 2017 at The BIP, house of the capital region, Salle des Guichets, located at Rue Royale 2-4, 1000 Brussels from 17:00 to 19:00 and will continue with a networking cocktail.

 Draft programme and Registration. Places are limited.

Translational Medicine Conference – september 24 – 26, 2017, Prague (CZECH REPUBLIC)

Enhancing Predictivity in Medicines Development

The conference will bring together key, international stakeholders across the entire translational medicine development pipeline – from academic researchers, funders to industry players and regulators, to discuss the latest advancements in the field and approaches to increase chances of success in drug development.
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Location: Corinthia Hotel, Prague, Czech Republic

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Académie royale de Médecine de Belgique organizes a special session:

RISK SHARING : A solution to refund Innovative, effective and expensive pharmaceutical products?

The session takes place in 16 september 2017 – 9.00 until 12.30, in Palais des Académies, 1 rue Ducale, 1000 Bruxelles

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ME-TA opleiding “Economische evaluaties van medische interventies” – 13 – 15 september 2017 Leuven & Sint-Martens-Latem (België).

Georganiseerd door Medical Evaluation & Technology Assessment (ME-TA). Deze interessante en interactieve opleiding wordt in the Nederlands gegeven aan een groep van maximum 20 deelnemers

More details on the website

Contact: Mattias Neyt, MSc, PhD

Executive Course on Global Health Diplomacy – 12 – 16 June 2017 GENEVA (SWITZERLAND).

Organised by the Global Health Centre at the Graduate Institute. Application deadline: 24th April 2017. More details on the website

2017 European Kidney Forum: Patient Choice of Treatment – 11 APRIL 2017, BRUSSELS (BELGIUM)

Hosted by the MEP Group for Kidney Health. 11th April 2017, 17:00 – 21:00, EU Thon Hotel, Brussels. More details on the website


The Workshop A on Global Medical Education & Training is co-organised by I3h on April 4, 2017 from 3.30-6.00pm. More details on the website


ING bank organizes on 19th April 2016 at the ING premises in Brussels a ‘Hospital Day’ for executive officers of Brussels hospitals (on invitation only). As guest speaker, Prof. Michel Goldman will deliver a keynote lecture on ‘Precision Medicine: challenges and opportunities’.


Dr. Hilde Stevens presents ‘The role of Intellectual Property (IP) in Public-Private Partnerships (PPPs) for drug innovation: The position of SMEs’ in the session ‘Innovationsförderung durch Schutz des geistigen Eigentums’ on April 26, 2016. – Detailed program: Tuesday, April 26, 2016 and Wednesday, April 27, 2016


Prof. Michel Goldman will give a keynote lecture on ‘Le futur de l’innovation therapeutique: espoirs et defis pour les aasociations de patients’.

TRANSLATE 2016 – 23-24 MAY 2016, BERLIN (GERMANY) – Detailed program



In January 2016, Prof. Michel Goldman was appointed as Field Chief Editor of Frontiers in Medicine. Prof. Goldman will be one of the keynote speakers of the conference with a talk on ‘Public-Private Partnerships and Interdisciplinarity as Pillars of Patient-Centric Innovations’.