Conferences Programme

Conferences Programme


10:00-10:30h - Opening

  • Opening of the commercial Exhibition.

10:00-11:00h Inaugural Conference

  • Mr. Eduardo López-Puerta, Managing Director IFEMA MADRID.
  • Mrs. Margarita Alfonsel, Secretary General FENIN.
  • Dr. Adolfo García-Sastre, Director Hospital Mount Sinai de New York (USA).
  • Mr. Enrique Ruiz Escudero, Minister of Public Health of the Community of Madrid.

11:00 - 12:00h Thematic Area: Pandemic Prevention

  • 4 Presentations + Discussion Table
    • Dr. Antonio Zapatero, Deputy Minister of Public Health Plan of the Community of Madrid.
    • Mrs. Dolors Montserrat
    • Dr. Isabel Oliver, Director National Infection Service, UK Health Security Agency.
    • Dr. Antonio Lastra de la Rubia, Innovation Coordinator in Canal Isabel II network – Madrid.
    • Dr. Sylvie Briand, Director of the Department of Epidemic and Pandemic Diseases at the World Health Organization (WHO) (video).

12:00 - 12:30h Coffee Break + Exhibition Visit

12:30 - 13:30h Thematic Area: Pandemic Prevention

  • 3 Presentations + Discussion Table
    • Dr. José Félix-Hoyo Jiménez, Médicos del Mundo, Spain Vicepresident, Emergencies and International Network.
      ​Presentation: “Reducción de riesgo en pandemias y preparación global de sistemas de salud”
    • Mr. Iñaki Alegría, Pediatrician and Medical Coordinator at Gambo General Rural Hospital in Ethiopia (Africa)
      ​Presentation:” ¿Qué es lo que queremos prevenir?.
    • Dr. María Ximena Di Lollo, a family doctor and project manager at Doctors Without Borders with experience in the humanitarian field and the research sector.
      Presentation: " La perspectiva humana en la preparación de respuestas a Pandemias" 

15:00-16:00h Thematic Area: I+D Vaccines

  • 3 Presentations + Discussion Table
    • Dr. Amós García Rojas, President of the Spanish Vaccination  Association (AEV).
      Presentation: "La Vacunación en tiempos de pandemia"
    • Dr. Carmen Peña, Honorary & Immediate Past President of the International Pharmaceutical Federation FIP
      ​Presentation: Pharmacy’s contribution to pandemic response and preparedness.
    • Dra. Aurora Limia, Jefa Área de Vacunación de la Dirección General de Salud Pública Ministerio de España.
      Presentation: “Estrategia de vacunación COVID 19 y monitorización en España"

16:00-16:30h Coffee Break + Exhibition Visit

16:30-17:30h Thematic Area: Social & Economic Aspects

  • 3 Presentations + Discussion Table
    • Dr. Pilar Mateo, International scientist specializing in the control of vectors that transmit endemic diseases.
      ​Presentation: “De laPANDEMIA en el norte a la PANDEMIA en el sur, dos realidades diferentes de un mismo virus”
    • Mr. César Tolosa Tribiño, President of the Contentious-Administrative Chamber of the Supreme Court of the Kingdom of Spain.
      ​Presentation: “La insuficiencia de la legislación sanitaria ante una situación de pandemia”
    • Mr. Enrique Castro Sánchez. Infection research nurse at City, University of London and NIHR.
      Presentation:”Entendiendo el binomio determinantes sociales y pandemias”.

17:30-18:30h Thematic Area: Mental Health

  • 3 Presentations + Discussion Table
    • Dr. Marta Lima Serrano, Director of the Department of Nursing at the University of Seville as well as head of the research group: "Innovation in Care and Social Determinants in Health".
      Presentation: "Determinantes de la salud en tiempos de pandemia: Desafíos y oportunidades”
    • Dr. José Antonio Luengo.  Secretary of the Governing Board of the College of Psychologists of Madrid.
    • Dr. Dévora Kestel, Director of Mental Health and Substance Abuse at the World Health Organization (WHO). (video).

18:30 - 19:00h Exhibition Visit


10:00-10:30h - Opening

  • Opening of the commercial exhibition

10:00-11:00h Thematic Area: One Health

  • 3 Presentations + Discussion Table
    • Dr. Salvador Almagro-Moreno, biologist and assistant professor at the University of Central Florida (USA).
      Presentation: “Ecological and evolutionary approaches to unravel the emergence of bacterial pathogens.
    • Dr. Rafael Laguens, President World Veterinary Association.
    • Dra. Patricia Obregón, Dra. Patricia Obregón, Bióloga molecular y bioquímica especializada en bioseguridad y enfermedades infecciosas y pandemias.
    • Dr. Peter K. Ben Embarek, Director ONE HEALTH – OMS. (video)

11:00-11:30h Coffee Break + Exhibition Visit
11:30-12:30h Communication & Culture

  • Discussion Table 1
    • Mr. Jaime Rull, Al Rojo Vivo, La Sexta Journalist.
    • Mrs. Isabel Valdés, El País Journalist.
    • Mr. Valentín Ortega. Telemadrid Journalist.
    • MRs. Beatriz Archidona, Telecinco Journalist.
  • Discussion Table 2
    • Mrs. Pilar Pérez, EL MUNDO Journalist.
    • Mr. Pablo Linde, Periodista El País, Journalist.
    • Mrs. Verónica Martín Jiménez, Directora de Comunicación Ministerio Sanidad Gobierno de España

12:30 - 13:30h Thematic Area: "Future"

  • Dr. Adolfo García-Sastre, Director Hospital Mount Sinai de New York (USA).
  • Dr. María Neira, Director of the Department of Public Health and Environment of the World Health Organization (WHO).
  • Dr. Luis Enjuanes, chemist and virologist, a research professor at the Consejo Superior de Investigaciones Científicas (Higher Council for Scientific Research in Spain) and head of the coronavirus laboratory at the National Center for Biotechnology (CNB).
    Presentation: "Desarrollo de vacunas para prevenir pandemias virales: previsiones"
  • Dr. Agustín Portela, Head of Biotechnology Service, Department of Medicines for Human Use - AEMPS (Spanish Agency for Medicines and Health Products)
    Presentation: “ El papel de las Agencias de Medicamentos en la autorización de vacunas COVID-19. ¿Queda algo por hacer?”.

13:30h – 13:45h Closing Conference

  • Mr. Juan Cruz, Journalist.
    Presentation: “Cultura en los tiempos de la pandemia”.

13:45h – 14:00h Closure

  • Dr. María Neira, Director of the Department of Public Health and Environment of the World Health Organization (WHO).
  • Dr. Amós García Rojas, President of the Spanish Vaccination  Association (AEV).