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FlandersBio-Janssen Pharmaceutica Partner Day

Thursday, March 09, 2017 (09:30h - 17:30h)

The annual FlandersBio-Janssen Pharmaceutica Partner Day “Together towards a Flemish Healthcare cluster: Example collaborations and best practices in CNS" will take place on March 9th, 2017 in Antwerp.

FlandersBio-Janssen Pharmaceutica Partner Day

Healthy ageing is a common goal set by many actors in our ecosystem: drug developers, product designers, data managers, healthcare givers, hospitals, reimbursement agencies,… and most of all: the patient. This requires innovation in not only disease prevention, drugs, diagnostics and devices but also in processes, supportive frameworks, communication, data streams, administrative protocols, etc.

Our Partner Day 2017 will focus on brain health, which is a key prerequisite in healthy ageing. The programme will feature best practices in collaborations, evidence based development and data management in the area of neurological R&D. Furthermore, the broader framework of the Healthcare Cluster 2.0 will be presented. And we will welcome your feedback, ideas and lessons learned in interactive sessions!

The full programme can be found below.


Registrations will be handled on a first come, first served basis


This Partner Day fits perfectly in the common drive of FlandersBio and Janssen Pharmaceutica to create better solutions for patients by stimulating and supporting innovation through collaboration.

Hosted by the University of Antwerp & Antwerp University Hospital 


  • 09.30  Registration and welcome coffee (BUILDING 0)
  • 10.00  Welcome
    Henk Joos, Managing Director, FlandersBio & Frederik Wittock, Director EMEA Communications, Janssen
  • 10.10  Insights and status of a Flemish Health Care cluster: where are we now? Where are we aiming for?
    Erik Present, Director Medical Affairs, Janssen Benelux
  • 10.40  Measuring brain health through imaging
    Annemie Ribbens, Research Manager, icometrix
  • 11.00  Novel solutions in data management: a real-life example
    Georges De Feu, CEO & Dries Hens, Co-Founder, Lynxcare
  • 11.20  Partnering for a better mental health
    Manuel Morrens, Collaborative Antwerp Psychiatric Research Institute, University of Antwerp & Maarten Timmers, Director Experimental Medicine, Neuroscience, Janssen
  • 11.40  Chaos in your mind: find your way in CNS data
    Peter de Boer, Senior Director, Experimental Medicine, Neuroscience, Janssen
  • 12.00  Lunch break (BUILDING O)
  • 13.30  Intro Discussion Groups: 3 examples on how to create a win-win situation in PPP
    Henk Joos, Managing Director, FlandersBio
  • 13.45  Group 1: Creating added value for all partners in public private partnerships in preclinical research in Alzheimer’s Disease (BUILDING O, ROOM O.03)
    Diederik Moechars, Scientific Director, Neuroscience, Janssen
  •   Group 2: Evidence based Validation in Alzheimer’s Disease (BUILDING Q, ROOM Q.004)
    Sebastiaan Engelborghs, Reference Center for Biological Markers of Dementia (BIODEM), Institute Born-Bunge, University of Antwerp
  •   Group 3: Big Data for Real World Insights (BUILDING Q, ROOM Q.003)
    Michel Van Speybroeck, Director Data Sciences, Janssen
  •   One-on-one meetings powered by EBD Group's partneringLITE (BUILDING O)
  • 15.00  Coffee Break (BUILDING O)
  • 15.30  Panel Discussion: Future Drivers in Novel Neuroscience health solutions
    Luc Van Nueten (VP Experimental Medicine Neuroscience, Janssen), Henk Joos (Managing Director, FlandersBio), Ann Beliën (Senior Director Campus Strategy & Open Innovation, Janssen), Ingrid Lieten (Manager, Happy Aging)
    Moderated by: Ann Van Gysel, CEO, BioVox/Turnstone Communications
  • 16.25  Conclusions
    Ronny Blust, Vice Rector Research, University of Antwerp
  • 16.30   Networking reception (BUILDING O)
  • 17.30  End

Event details

  • Date: Thursday, March 09, 2017 (09:30h - 17:30h)
  • Location: University of Antwerp, Campus Drie Eiken - Building O, Universiteitsplein 1, 2610 Wilrijk
  •   Route Description via Google Maps
  • Language: English
  • Organiser(s): FlandersBio and Janssen Pharmaceutica

More Info?

For any further information about this Partner Day, please do not hesitate to get in touch with Jonas De Backer, Communications Coordinator at FlandersBio (Phone: +32 9 241 80 41).

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