Due to the current COVID-19 restrictions we are unable to organize our annual symposium in person. Nevertheless we are happy to announce an interesting and dynamic digital event with invited speakers and the AR&D grant award ceremony. Engage in this year’s stimulating and diverse program from the ease of your own home. Together, we will make it a great online event once more! We look forward to seeing you.

AR&D symposium 2021

COVID-19: virology, vaccines
and the clinical experiences in children and adults

Heath professional holding COVID19 vaccine

Location, date and time

Online via ZOOM
Wednesday May 19th, 2021
15:00 - 17:15h


15:00h Opening by Lidewij Henneman & Christianne de Groot

15:10h Prof. dr. Cécile van Els

"Covid-19 vaccines and vaccination: where do we stand?"
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Prof. dr. Cécile van Els

Centre for Infectious Disease Control, National Institute for Public Health and the Environment (RIVM), Bilthoven

Infectious Diseases & Immunology, Department of Biomolecular Health Sciences, Faculty of Veterinary Medicine, Utrecht University

15:45h  Grant award ceremony & pitches of the winning projects

16:20h Prof. dr. Taco Kuijpers

"Multi-Inflammatory Syndrome in Children (MIS-C): how unique is it after all?"

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Prof. dr. Taco Kuijpers

Dept of Pediatric Immunology, Rheumatology and Infectious Diseases, Emma Children's Hospital, and Amsterdam UMC

16:45h Prof. dr. Janneke Horn

"COVID-19 on the ICU: learning by doing"
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Prof. dr. Janneke Horn


Intensive Care / Amsterdam Neuroscience, Amsterdam UMC

17:10h Closing


Attending the symposium is free of charge, however registration is mandatory for everybody.

Registration is now closed.

Registration deadline: Monday May 17th

On Tuesday May 18th, the link to the online meeting will be sent to the email address you filled out in your registration form.


Do you have questions or remarks?

Please contact us at: ARandD@amsterdamumc.nl