Talks & Discussions

March 24th, 2022

March 25th, 2022


10:00 am

Prof. Dr. Wolfgang Sperl, Rektor PMU
Prof. Dr. Massimo Pignatelli, AAHC
Doz. Paul Sungler, CEO University Hospitals Salzburg
Mag. (FH) Andrea Klambauer, Member of the provincial government
Dr. Wilfried Haslauer, Govenor of Salzburg


The Intersection of Politics and Health: decision-making during times of crisis

10:30 - 12:30 pm

Rektor Prof. Dr. Markus Müller (MUW)
The role of the Medical University of Vienna in the Covid-19 pandemic

Prof. Dr. Lars Schaade (Robert Koch Institut)
Scientific advice to politics during the COVID-19 pandemic - the role of the Robert Koch Institute

Rudolf Anschober
Consequences of the past experiences of the Covid pandemic management in Austria

DI Dr. Nikolas Popper (TU Wien)
Why can mathematical models and simulation be useful in the Covid pandemic?

Panel discussion additional with
Dr. Susanne Rabady (KL),
Dr. Mursch-Edlmayr (Apothekerkammer)


Lunch break

12:30 - 1:30 pm



1:30 - 2:00 pm
Prof. Dr. Dr. h.c. Christoph Huber (Co-Founder BioNTech)
Translating research into life

Reimagining the Role of University Hospitals in Patient Care in the Post COVID World

2:00 - 4:00 pm

Prof. Dr. Richard Greil (PMU)
The pandemic and the role of academia between science and politics

Prof. Dr. Heyo Kroemer (Charité)
The Network of University Medicine (NUM) and its role in combating the Covid-19 pandemic

Prof. Dr. Jialin Zheng (Tongji - China)
Current practice in treatment and research in China: a tongji Story

A.o. Prof. Dr. Barbara Friesenecker (MUI)
Covid - (intensive) medical care and ethical challenge

Panel discussion additional with
Prof. Dr. Maria Flamm (PMU)
Prof. Dr. Achim Jockwig (Clinic Nuremberg)

Pandemic as Catalyst for New Education Methods

4:15 - 6:30 pm

Prof. Dr. Anita Rieder (MUW)
The pandemic and its demands on medical curricula

Prof. Dr. Christian Pirich (PMU)
Skills development in times of distance learning

Mathias Stöck (PMU)
E-learning: Opportunity for the future or means to an end?

Prof. Dr. Frank Rühli (University of Zurich Medical School)
Tradition vs. Digitalization: A Zurich perspective

Prof. Dr. Luciano Saso (Sapienzia University – Rome)
Innovation in medical education in the digital era

Panel discussion additional with
Rektor Prof. Dr. Rudolf Mallinger


09:30 - 10:00 am


The Role of Medical Universities as Research Centers in Collaboration with Pharmaceutical Companies and Laboratories; Vaccines and testing in the times of COVID-19; Acceleration of drug development and cutting of administrative bureaucracy; “Reimagining and accelerating academic research in collaboration with industry and government.”

10:00 - 12:00 pm

Prof. Dr. Ursula Wiedermann-Schmidt
SARS-COV2 seroprevalence vaccination studies and national & international committee work during the pandemic

Prof. Dr. Robin Rumler (Pfizer)
Covid-19 vaccine development in record time. What we can learn from "Project Lightspeed"

DI Dr. Christa Wirthumer-Hoche (AGES-MEA)
The regulatory approval process of Covid 19 drugs with the involvement of AGES-MEA

Prof. Dr. Jadranka Buturović Ponikvar (UMC Lubljana)

Panel discussion additional with
Dr. Georg Mustafa (Medilab)
Prof. Dr. Barbara Kofler (PMU)

Biopsychosocial effects of COVID-19 on Society: Chance for change or insurmountable trauma?

1:00 - 3:00 pm

Prof. Dr. Christoph Pieh (DUK)
Psycho-social consequences of the Covid-19 pandemic

Dr. Jördis Frommhold (Heiligendamm)
Long Covid - recovered is not yet healthy! The importance of rehabilitation

Prof. Dr. Josef Jenewein (MUG)
Crisis, crisis dynamics and crisis management: a medical-psychological attempt to understand how to deal with the Covid-19 pandemic and its effects

Dr. Martin Sprenger (MUG)
Why health impact assessments are needed

Panel discussion additional with
Prof. Dr. Barbara Sperner-Unterweger (MUI)
Prof. Dr. Christiane Waller (Clinic Nuremberg)

Discussion: Forecast into the future

3:15 - 4:15 pm