DRAGON conference: lessons learnt from COVID-19

1–2 June, 2023 | Brussels, Belgium | #dragoncovid2023

As the culminating event of the three-year EU-funded DRAGON project focusing on SARS-CoV-2 and COVID-19, the conference in June 2023 brought together experts to discuss clinical networks, the implementation of diagnosis/prediction models – including artificial intelligence – in acute and long COVID, as well as pandemic preparedness.

Held both in-person and online, this event was developed in collaboration with the European Respiratory Society (ERS) as part of the DRAGON IMI project.


The DRAGON project is coordinated by the University of Maastricht with Radiomics as the Project Lead, and partners comprised of high-tech small and medium-sized enterprises (SMEs), academic research institutes, biotechnology and pharmacological partners, and ELF and ERS. Funded by the Innovative Medicines Initiative (IMI), it will use AI and machine learning to deliver a patient-centred decision support system that will enable stakeholders to participate in the development of rapid precise diagnosis and prognosis.

“The application of digital imaging together with clinical data to inform clinical decisions through artificial intelligence is very exciting.  The DRAGON project offers to do this as part of our response to the pandemic.” Professor Christopher Brightling, event co-chair

Event Chairs

Christopher Brightling (United Kingdom)  - profile image
Christopher Brightling (United Kingdom)
Event Co-Chair

Eva Polverino (Spain)  - profile image
Eva Polverino (Spain)
Event Co-Chair