Latvian Presidency Event

EUROPEAN UNION CONTRIBUTION
TO INFECTIOUS DISEASE RESEARCH

Astor Riga Hotel, Academy Hall,
Z.A.Meierovica Blvd. 10, Riga, Latvia

12 May 2015
AGENDA

TUESDAY, 12 May 2015

  Welcome
09.00 - 09.10 Iveta Ozolanta, Vice-Rector, Rīga Stradiņš University
09.10 - 09.20 Guntis Belēvičs, Minister, Ministry of Health
09.20 - 09.35 Linda Austere, Chiefof Staff to the Minister for Education and Science at Ministry of Education and Science
09.35 - 09.50 Ojārs Spārītis, President, Latvian Academy of Sciences
  Session 1
10.00 - 10.20 Cornelius Schmaltz, Deputy Head of Unit, Fighting Infectious Diseases and Global Epidemics, Directorate-General for Research and Innovation
INFECTIOUS DISEASES IN HORIZON 2020
 10.20 - 10.40 Nathalie Seigneuret, Senior Scientific Project Manager, Innovative Medicines Initiative (IMI) Perspective
IMI PERSPECTIVE – ADDRESSING INFECTIOUS DISEASES THROUGH PUBLIC PRIVATE COLLABORATIONS
  10.40 - 11.00 Elīna Dimiņa, Public Health Analist, Infectious Diseases Risk Analysis and Prevention Department,  Centre for Disease Prevention and Control of Latvia.
DEVELOPMENT AND STRENGTHENING OF THE EPIDEMIOLOGICAL SURVEILLANCE SYSTEM IN LATVIA
11.00 - 11.30 Coffee break
  Session 2
11.30 - 12.00 Laura Marin, Programm coordinator, Joint Programme Initiative on Antimicrobial Resistance (JPIAMR)
JOINT PROGRAMMING AS AN INSTRUMENT FOR TRANSNATIONAL COLLABORATION
12.00 - 12.30 Robin Shattock, Professor of Mucosal Infection and Immunity at Imperial College in London, Advanced Immunisation Technologies (ADITEC)
ADVANCED IMMUNIZATION TECHNOLOGIES FOR NEXT GENERATION VACCINES
12.30 - 13.00 Ioana Ispas, European Affairs Advisor for Bioethics, Genomics and Health, International Cooperation Department, National Authority for Scientific Research and Innovation.
PAST, PRESENT AND FUTURE IN ROMANIAN INFECTIOUS DISEASES RESEARCH
13.00 - 14.20 Lunch break
14.20 - 14.35 Anna Pytko, National Contact Point of Poland
POLISH INTEREST IN THE EUROPEAN RESEARCH IN HEALTH
14.35 - 14.55 Marek Kowalski, Professor, Medical University of Lodz, Poland, Head of Clinic of Immunology, Rheumatology and Allergology
FROM GA2LEN TO HARC (HEALTHY AGEING RESEARCH CENTRE) - NETWORKING FOR RESEARCH AT THE EUROPEAN LEVEL
14.55 - 15.10 Argo Soon, Health National Contact Point  of Estonia
ESTONIAN PARTICIPATION IN FP7 HEALTH
15.10 - 15.30 Irja Lutsar, Professor, University of Tartu, Estonia,
RESEARCH IN INFECTIOUS DISEASES – EASTERN VS WESTERN EUROPE
15.30 – 15.40 Coffee break
15.40 - 15.55 Vaiva Lesauskaite, Vice-Rector for Research, Professor, Lithuanian University of Health Sciences
CENTRE OF SCIENCE AND TECHNOLOGY FOR HEALTHY AGEING: TEAMING FOR EXCELLENCE AND INNOVATION
15.55 - 16.15 Gitana Andrulaityte, Public Health Specialist, HIV/AIDS/STI Epidemiological Surveillance Division, Centre for Communicable Diseases and AIDS, Lithuania
RESEARCH IN EPIDEMIOLOGICAL AND BIO-BEHAVIOURAL SURVEILLANCE OF TARGET POPULATIONS
16.15 - 16.30 Uldis Berķis, Health National Contact Point  of  Latvia
INFECTIOUS DISEASES RESEARCH - FOCUS AREA FOR LATVIAN HEALTH RESEARCH IN FP7
16.30 - 16.50 Osvalds Pugovičs, Director, Institute of Organic Synthesis, Latvia
SEARCH FOR NEW ANTI-INFECTIVES AT THE LATVIAN INSTITUTE OF ORGANICS SYNTHESIS
16.50 - 17.00 Modra Murovska, Director, Associate Professor, August Kirchenstein Institute of Microbiology and Virology, Latvia
Project Coordinator, BALTINFECT
COORDINATION AND SUPPORT ACTION -  TOOL TO INCREASE INFECTIOUS DISEASES RESEARCH POTENTIAL IN RĪGA STRADIŅŠ UNIVERSITY