Omics technologies in health care (ONLINE)
Dreamix, realitix or promesix?
20 april 2021 from 9 to 10.30 am
Background and context
During this webinar, the report "Omics technologies and their clinical application" of the Belgian Superior Health Council will be presented: what are omics technologies and how can they impact our healthcare system? In what way do they challenge the current ethical and societal boundaries? Several leading experts will assess the state of the art and weigh the promising prospects against upcoming challenges and possible pitfalls.
Genomics and transcriptomics: opportune adoption for standard-of-care diagnostics
of inherited disorders and cancer Prof. Gert Matthijs Centre for human genetics, UZ Leuven & KU Leuven
Epigenomic profiling: Belgium at the forefront Dr. Jana Jeschke Laboratory of Cancer Epigenetics, Université Libre de Bruxelles
Clinical proteomics in future health care Prof. Geert Baggerman Centre for Proteomics, VITO-UAntwerp
The Exposome and Health Prof. Lode Godderis Centre for environment and health, KU Leuven & IDEWE
Round table discussion
Discussion with the speakers based on questions received from the audience
This seminar will take place online on Tuesday 20 April 2021 from 9 to 10.30 am.
Participation is free of charge. The working language is English.
It is possible to obtain accreditation.
GENERAL ASSEMBLY 2021 (ONLINE) Sustainable and healthy food
12 may 2021 - from 10 am to 1 pm
Background and context
Over the coming decades, the world's population will continue to grow steadily. The world's food supply will have to keep up as the negative effects of climate change on food production have become increasingly apparent. Moreover, the global burden of disease related to inadequate nutrition (both from undernutrition as well as malnutrition) will continue to increase.
The food chain, from food production to consumption will therefore come under increasing pressure and will inevitably have to adapt to these pressing challenges. Creative solutions will be required at all levels involved, such as agriculture, food processing, distribution, consumption as well as the social context of food.
Following the example of other international institutions, the Superior Health Council, which already pays special attention to the relationship between food and health, wishes to encourage a transdisciplinary approach to this problem.
With this morning seminar, the Superior Health Council aims to support the creation of a multisectoral dynamic that is necessary to lead to the development of new concepts with a solid and consensual basis, which aim in particular at fair and sustainable production and healthy food consumption.
The presentations of the various experts and the ensuing reflections will undoubtedly contribute to these objectives.
It promises to be an exciting morning.
We warmly welcome you to join us.
On behalf of the Superior Health Council, Prof. Stefaan De Henauw, President of the permanent working group on Nutrition, Food and Health Prof. Jean Nève, President of the SHC
Tim Benton Research Director at Chatham House
Professor in Food Policy Leader of the “Future Food Systems Challenge Centre”
Scotland Rural College
Scotland, United Kingdom
Marjolein Visser Associate Professor - Chargée de Cours Chair of Agroecology, Université Libre de Bruxelles (ULB)
Katrien Verbeke Social entrepreneur, urban food expert and founder of Let us
This online seminar, which will take place online for obvious reasons related to the current pandemic,
will be held on Wednesday 12 May 2021 from 10 am to 1 pm.
Participation is free of charge. More info and registrations will follow soon.