NCOH Annual Scientific Meeting

22 Jun 2023 | 10.00 - 18.00Geertekerk, Geertekerkhof 23, 3511 XC Utrecht

We are looking forward to the Annual Scientific Meeting on 22 June 2023 in Utrecht. Will you join us?

Register here

Are we ready for the next pandemic?


Confirmed Keynotes

  • Prof. Mark Woolhouse (University of Edinburgh) - Lessons from the Covid-19 pandemic and what to expect next time
  • Dr. Bieneke Bron (Wageningen University & Research) - The winners and losers of a changing bioeconomy: prevention, poop, productivity and pathogens
  • Patricia Bruijning-Verhagen (UMC Utrecht) & Inge Wouters (Utrecht University) - title tbd
  • Prof. Marijn de Bruin (RadboudUMC | RIVM) - Behavioural and social sciences for Pandemic Preparedness

Also in the programme, we will hear from PhDs about their research during the pitches, and there is ample time for networking. 

Check out the whole programme


Date: Thursday 22 June 2023
Time: 10.00 -18.00 (Registration from 9.30 hrs)
Location: Geertekerk, Geertekerkhof 23, 3511 XC Utrecht

Organising committee

This Scientific Meeting is organised by the NCOH Executive Board:

  • Prof. Lidwien Smit, Utrecht University (host)
  • Prof. Marc Bonten, University Medical Center Utrecht (host)
  • Prof. Constance Schultsz, Amsterdam UMC
  • Prof. Marion Koopmans, Erasmus Medical Center
  • Dr. Jutte de Vries, Leiden University Medical Center
  • Prof. Nathanial Martin, Leiden University 
  • Prof. Ronald van Rij, Radboudumc
  • Prof. Annemarie Rebel, Wageningen University & Research 
  • Prof. Bert Poolman, University of Groningen
  • Dr. Arjen van de Giessen, RIVM

Contact NCOH or the organizers

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