Pandemics: overcoming COVID-19 and preparing for the future

CaixaResearch Conference
16 and 17 November 2021
On-line. Free

The global response to Covid-19 Pandemic has led to an unprecedented level of resources mobilized for research and the development of vaccines in record time. However, this success has limitations, as no therapies have proven effective against the new virus and vaccination campaigns are facing global inequalities.

Today more than ever, it is time to adopt a holistic approach to tackle this pandemic, covering biological, clinical, environmental and social issues.

”la Caixa” Foundation, in collaboration with Biocat, is promoting the CaixaResearch Conference «Pandemics: overcoming Covid19 and preparing for the future» with the aim of improving preparedness and evidence-based decision-making.



    The Conference, led by a Scientific Committee by the Barcelona Institute for Global Health (ISGlobal) and IrsiCaixa AIDS Research Center, will foster discussion around available tools, current vaccine technologies and logistics to fight the Covid19 pandemic and other emerging infections.

    The two Conference sessions will focus on four main topics:

    • Developing diagnostics and therapeutics.

    • Developing vaccines.

    • Zoonoses and One Health.

    • Transforming public health.

    Check out the conference agenda and speakers.


    Researchers at all stages of their scientific career, clinicians, industry, policymakers, scientific journalists and engaged citizens.


    The Conference will be entirely in English.


    Until 10 November 

    Presentation of innovation one-pagers
    1 October, deadline

    First session
    16 November

    Second session
    17 November


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    or write to us at [email protected].