Cesar Velasco

Head of Innovation,, Novartis Spain

Cesar Velasco

Speaker Bio


Born in Madrid in 1986, Velasco is a Doctor of Medicine and Surgery cum laude with international mention by the University of Barcelona (2016). Degree in Medicine and Surgery from the Autonomous University of Madrid (2010). Specialist in Preventive Medicine and Public Health at the Hospital Clinic of Barcelona, University of Barcelona (2011-2015). Master's Degree in Public Health from the Pompeu Fabra University and the Autonomous University of Barcelona (2014). I did a postgraduate in Statistics in Health Sciences from the Autonomous University of Barcelona (2015).



César Velasco also Took specialization courses at the Autonomous University of Madrid, the Harvard University Rockefeller Center - Real Colegio Complutense, the London School of Hygiene & Tropical Medicine, IESE, and the Fall Institute at Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health, among others.



In the professional field, he has worked as Deputy Medical Director at the Clinic Hospital "Lozano Blesa" in Zaragoza (2015-2016) and between 2017-2018, as Director of Innovation and Comprehensive Management at the University Hospital Hebron Valley.



He has also collaborated as an epidemiologist and an expert in the Barcelona Institute for Global Health (2015) and has participated in projects in HIS field in international bodies Such as the World Health Organization and the European Center for Prevention and Control of Diseases (European Union).



He is the author of articles and publications in healthcare Such as public health, migrant health, and HIV vaccines, among other topics. He has actively participated in scientific associations such as the Spanish Association of Vaccines and the Spanish Society of Public Health and Health Administration (SESPAS). He is an expert member of the WHO Advisory Panel within the SAGE / WHO Working Group on Ebola Vaccines and vaccination.