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COVID-19 Global Research and Innovation Forum

February 23 - 24, 2022

COVID-19 Global Research and Innovation Forum

WHO is hosting the 3rd COVID- 19 Global research and innovation forum, 24-25 February 2022 between 13:00 – 18:00 (on both days) Central European Time (CET).

This virtual event will bring together diverse COVID-19 research scientists, regulatory experts, funders, Member States policy makers and other experts.

The goals of the Forum are:

Goal 1: To continue to accelerate research that can contribute end the current pandemic and facilitate that those affected receive optimal care; while integrating innovation fully within each research area.

Goal 2: To support research priorities in a way that contributes to the development of global research platforms and research priorities and leads to better preparation for future pandemics.

We will discuss and strategize about the future of COVID-19 research. The forum will include scientific presentations and discussions that will focus on different areas of research. Moreover, there will be keynote presentations and panel discussions on how research can help to end this pandemic and prepare for future pandemics.


The forum will be live streamed via webcast (link coming soon).

The R&D Blueprint webpage has assembled a variety of resources from our expert consultations, as well as other research tools.

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