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Data-driven decision-support tools for pandemic preparedness

May 20, 2022, 13:00 - 17:00

leveraging mobility, symptoms, and behavior data



During this event (Academiagebouw Utrecht)of approximately 50 participants, we will bring together representatives of science, industry, and government that are interested in the development, usage, and evaluation of data-driven decision-support tools for pandemics. Also, the event serves as the closure of our ZonMw-funded research project in which we developed a predictive dashboard for local corona outbreaks. The partners in this project are Eindhoven University of Technology, Leiden University Medical Center, Utrecht University, University of Twente,and the companies Mezuro and ilionx.


13:00-13:10: Doors open

13:10-13:15: Opening

13:15-14:00: Results of the ZonMW project “Mobility and behavior-based early-warning system after the first wave of COVID-19” (Eindhoven University of Technology, Leiden University Medical Center, Utrecht University, University of Twente, Mezuro, ilionx)

Nic Saadah (Leids Universitair Medisch Centrum)
Symptom and behavior data from COVID-radar

Martijn Schoot Uiterkamp (TU Eindhoven)
Forecasting and mobility data

Florence Metz (UTwente):
Information needs of regional policymakers

14:00-14:15: Break

14:15-15:00: Presentations by experts

Susan van den Hof (Rijksinstituut voor Volksgezondheid en Milieu – RIVM)
Challenges in providing data-driven advice during the COVID-19 pandemic.
This presentation will provide insights into our work at the RIVM amidst the              COVID-19 pandemic, and the challenges in providing data-driven advice to the          government, professionals and the public.

Frank Pijpers (Centraal Bureau voor de Statistiek)
Reflections on the use of data in future pandemic control.
The research presented in the first session of this event demonstrates the                  importance of collecting appropriate data, analysing it, and presenting the                information in a form that is understandable also for non-scientist policy                  makers. In my talk I want to reflect on this and on what, in my view, we                  have learned to improve our coping with future pandemics.

Valentin Neevel (Ministry of Health, Welfare and Sport)
Seven lessons learned from setting up the Corona dashboard (in Dutch)
By building the Corona Dashboard https://coronadashboard.government.nl/, the Ministry of Health, Welfare and Sport has gained much knowledge on how developments on an urgent issue can be visualized using monitoring figures and a well-organized signaling process. In this presentation, seven learned lessons will be discussed.


15:00-15:15: Break

15:15-16:00 Panel discussion. Susan van den Hof (RIVM),  Frank Pijpers (CBS), Valentin Neevel (Ministry of Health, Welfare and Sport), Nelly Litvak (UTwente and TU Eindhoven)

16:00-17:00: Drinks


Registration is free of charge. There is only a limited number of places. To attend the event, please fill out the registration form.

The registration will close after May 18.


Contact: Martijn Schoot Uiterkamp (m.h.h.schoot.uiterkamp@tue.nl)


May 20, 2022
13:00 - 17:00


Academiagebouw Utrecht
Domplein 29
Utrecht, 3512 JE Netherlands

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