Pasteur Network Annual Meeting – THE START OF A NEW CHAPTER

Pasteur Network’s Annual Meeting 2022 held in Rome.

From 28 to 30 November 2022 the Annual Meeting of the Pasteur Network co-organized with the Institut Pasteur Italia will take place at Sapienza university in Rome. This meeting will bring together all directors, scientific directors and some researchers of more than 30 Pasteur Network members in the world, located in over 20 countries across 5 continents. The theme of this edition, “The Start of a New Chapter” , reflects the recent development of the Pasteur Network.
The inaugural day will take place on Monday 28 November starting at 11.30 in the Aula Magna with the participation of Prof. Antonella Polimeni, Rector of Sapienza University of Rome, Prof. Luigi Frati, President of the Istituto Pasteur Italia Cenci Bolognetti Foundation, the French Ambassador in Italy Prof. Christian Masset, Prof. Silvio Brusaferro, President of the Istituto Superiore di Sanità and Prof. Françoise Barré-Sinoussi, Nobel Prize in Medicine in 2008 and Honorary President of the Pasteur Network.
The new vision of the Pasteur Network will be presented by Dr. Rebecca F. Grais, the new executive Director of the Pasteur Network with Prof. Amadou Sall, President of the Pasteur Network and Prof. Stewart Cole, President of the Pasteur Network Foundation.
The keynote speaker of the session “The new vision of the Pasteur Network”, will be Prof. Rino Rappuoli, Scientific Director of the Siena Biotecnopolo Foundation who will deliver a lecture on “The miracle of COVID-19 vaccines and the trillion-dollar gap” to illustrate how new technologies and unprecedented public investment have transformed vaccine development and allowed fast delivery of safe and efficacious COVID-19 vaccines, mitigating the impact of the pandemic on health and the economy. A quantum change in public investment for vaccine development and widespread vaccine distribution are necessary to achieve global pandemic preparedness.
The afternoon session will be closed with the ceremony unveiling the winners of the Pasteur Network Talent Awards to support the career development of young scientists to become future leaders within the Pasteur Network.
An exhibition “From Louis to Pasteur: 1822-1895” will run in parallel to celebrate the 200th anniversary of the birth of Louis Pasteur 200th anniversary of the birth of Louis Pasteur.
On Tuesday 29th and Wednesday 30th, working sessions organized for members of the Pasteur Network will deal with its main strategic priorities such as epidemic intelligence and preparedness, and research and development to support manufacturing of diagnostics, vaccines, and therapeutics. The Pasteur Network also supports the creation of diverse collaborative multi-disciplinary communities of knowledge which will be discussed during a session called “working together that illustrates the leitmotiv of the entire event.


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