Building Bridges 2023: Crisis Preparedness Using the COVID-19 Pandemic as an Example

FIMM and the Doctoral Program in Clinical Research warmly invite you to participate in the 11th Building Bridges symposium providing an exciting collaborative look into pandemic crisis preparation. The symposia series is arranged to bridge basic, translational, and clinical research and provide examples of how teams of investigators are working together to understand pathophysiology and improve patient care.
Venue and time

Thursday 16 March 2023, Biomedicum 1, Lecture Hall 2

Please note that the registration has been closed. However, remote participation is possible.

In case you haven't registered but would like to attend the talks, please join through Zoom: 

PhD researchers who would like to earn credits (KLTO-182, 1 ECTS) should register additionally via SISU. To earn credits, you need to participate in all sessions and write learning diaries of at least three different talks, each 1-1.5 pages long. Please send your learning diaries to no later than 31 March 2023. 

Time Speaker Topic Note
09.30-09.40 Bram Berntzen Welcome from the organizers & setting the stage  
09.40-10.05 Atle Fretheim Conducting research to inform infection control policies during the pandemic Remote
10.05-10.30 Rolf Apweiler COVID-19 data portal and how infrastructures like that are useful in other crises Remote
10.30-11.00   Coffee break  
11.00-11.25 Tuomo Hartonen Nationwide health, socioeconomic and genetic predictors of COVID-19 vaccination status in Finland  
11.25-11.50 Vilja Pietiäinen High-content imaging for the serology and treatment of SARS-CoV-2 infection  
11.50-13.20   Lunch  
13.20-13.45 Anne-Marie Fors Connolly Cardiovascular complications following COVID-19 Remote
13.40-14.05 Risto Roine Clinical picture of long COVID-19  
14.05-14.30 Vilma Lammi Long COVID-19 Host Genetics Initiative  
14.30-15.00   Coffee break  
15.00-15.25 Hanna Ollila PREDICT consortium: Transdisciplinary science advancing discovery Remote
15.25-15.35 Liisa Laine Economics and Health: Case COVID-19 Remote
15.35-16.00 Antti Ripatti Macroeconomic Impact of Endemic COVID  
16.00-16.30 Andrea Ganna COVID-19 host genetics initiative, the importance of team science and data sharing  
16.30-16.45   Closing words