Conferences and symposiums Stockholm Life Science Conference 2021

25-05-2021 10:00 am - 3:00 pm Add to iCal
Online Online from KI Campus South - Flemingsberg
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The COVID-19 pandemic has highlighted the urgent need for improved cross-sector collaboration to tackle the complex challenges before us. It has also raised important questions about the role the Life Science sector can and should play in applying what we have learned, “building back better”, and creating the conditions needed for more sustainable life.

During this conference we will reexamine the current and potential role of the sector and explore an expanded vision for Life Science that includes prevention, implementation, accountability, and “a universal preparedness for health”.


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Expert panels

During expert panels and workshops we will discuss:

  • How can we accelerate implementation of the national and regional life science strategies to realize the benefit for society?  
  • What has COVID-19 taught us about how Life Science ecosystems can be governed and structured to meet common and pressing challenges? 
  • What does the new post-pandemic landscape look like, and can we take advantage of the current situation to further strengthen Life Science ecosystems?  
  • What systemic hurdles (legal, ethical, financial, structural, political) must be removed to create a more resilient, equitable and sustainable society? What are the lessons learned during the current pandemic?
Program highlights
Agenda Invited speakers
Welcome & introduction Nina Rawal (Moderator), Ole Petter Ottersen (KI), Irene Svenonius (Region Stockholm), Maria Eriksdotter (KI)
Challenges in Life Science collaboration: What has the pandemic taught us? Björn Zoëga (Karolinska University Hospital), Helena Stridgård (SwedenBio), Staffan Ingvarsson (Stockholm Business Region), Mathias Uhlén (KTH)
Global health implications of Life Science collaboration and innovation John N. Nkengasong (Africa Centres for Disease Control and Prevention)
Deep-dive group discussions Indepth conversations with invited speakers about commercial innovation, interdisciplinary research collaboration, data usage and sharing, and strengthening public trust
Taking action: Solutions for Life Science collaboration and impact Jeremy Farrar (Wellcome Trust), Jenni Nordborg (Swedish Office for Life Sciences), Peter Stenvinkel (Karolinska Institutet), Malin Parkler (Pfizer)
Bringing interdisciplinary knowledge to bear on Life Science challenges Sigbritt Karlsson (KTH), Astrid Söderbergh Widding (Stockholm University)

The Life Science sector is poised to play a key role in building universal preparedness for health. Knowledge, dialogue and collaboration are needed now more than ever. We look forward to continuing this dialogue with you and to seeing you online on May 25 at the Stockholm Life Science Conference.


The Stockholm Life Science Conference is organized by Karolinska Institutet in collaboration with Region Stockholm, Stockholm University and KTH Royal Institute of Technology. 


Sara Aldén Administrative officer