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"Covid-19 and public health" - 28 January 2021 Scientific conference on public health research dedicated to Covid-19.

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"Covid-19 and public health" conference

28 January 2021

Inserm Public Health Institute, REACTing and Aviesan Public Health ITMO are pleased to announce the forthcoming scientific conference on public health research dedicated to Covid-19.

This 1-day online conference will cover many dimensions of the epidemic, including:

• Incidence and risk factors of SARS-CoV-2 infection

• Social inequalities

• Decision-makers and citizens facing the pandemic

• The efficiency of various prevention strategies

Each session will be shared between French and International speakers. The conference language will be English.

Participation is free but prior registration is compulsory by clicking here.


Nathalie BAJOS, Arnaud De Guerra, Eric D'Ortenzio, Marie Gaille, France Lert, Rémy Slama, Yazdan Yazdanpanah


Arnaud de Guerra, Jean-Marie Gagliolo, Janine Gaudinot-Gomez, Rémy Slama


Nathalie BAJOS, Research Director at Inserm, IRIS/EHESS

Clare BAMBRA, Professor of Public Health, Newcastle University, UK

Gilles BLOCH, CEO Inserm

Olivier BORRAZ, CNRS Research Professor, Director of the CSO of Sciences Po


Geneviève CHENE, Head of Public Health France

Vittoria COLIZZA, Epidemic modeling specialist, Research Director at Inserm

Arnaud DE GUERRA, Deputy Director of Public Health Institute, Inserm

Arnaud FONTANET, Epidemiologist at Institut Pasteur, Member of the Scientific Council for the management of the Covid-19 pandemic in France

Marie GAILLE, Doctor of philosophy, CNRS researcher

Pierre-Yves GEOFFARD, Health economics specialist, Research Director at CNRS

Jade GHOSN, Infectious and Tropical Diseases Specialist

Michelle Kelly IRVING, Epidemiologist, Inserm Research Officer

Sarah JEFFERIES, Public Health Physician, ESR, New Zealand

Florence JUSOT, Professor in economics sciences

Katharina KIESLICH, Dr health priorities, University of Vienna

Marion MAUDET, Lecturer, UMR 5283

Patrick PERETTI-WATEL, Sociologist at Inserm

Patricia PRIEST, Epidemiologist, Covid-19 Health System Response, New Zealand

Rémy SLAMA, Head of Public Health Institute, Inserm

Alexis SPIRE, Sociologist, Research Director at CNRS

Stéphanie VANDENTORREN, Public health Manager

Josiane WARZAWSKI, Epidemiologist, CESP 1018 Inserm

Yazdan YAZDANPANAH, Head of I3M and ANRS

COVID-19 and Public Health research

28 January 2021 - Online conference

Scientific program

1) 9:00 AM*: Introduction: Gilles Bloch, CEO of Inserm

2) Key-note intervention

09:10 - New Zealand’s public health response to COVID-19: impacts and reflections on 2020: Sarah Jefferies (ESR, New Zealand) and Patricia Priest (Ministry of Health, New Zealand)

3) Incidence and risk factors of SARS-CoV-2 infection and COVID-19 (1h25) – Chair: Yazdan Yazdanpanah, (Inserm and ANRS, Paris), and Arnaud Fontanet, (Institut Pasteur and CNAM, Paris)

09:40 - Spatial variations in SARS-CoV-2 prevalence: Josiane Warszwawski (Inserm and Univ. Paris Saclay)

09:55 - Individual risk factors of SARS-CoV-2 infection: Fabrice Carrat (UPMC, Paris)

10:10 - Long and short-term consequences of SARS-CoV-2 infection: Jade Ghosn (Bichat-Claude Bernard Hospital, Paris)

10:25 - Discussion

4) Social inequalities – Chair: Michelle Kelly Irving (Inserm, Toulouse) and Emmanuelle CAMBOIS (INED)

11:05 - Social inequalities and Covid-19 in France: Nathalie Bajos (Inserm, Paris)

11:20 - COVID-19 and Health Inequalities: A syndemic pandemic : Clare Bambra (Newcastle upon Tyne)

11:35 - Social inequalities in access to health care in the Covid-19 era: Florence Jusot (Paris Dauphine University)

11:50 - Discussion

12:30 – 14:00 LUNCH BREAK

5) Efficiency of prevention strategies – Chair: Pr. Geneviève Chêne (Santé Publique France) and Arnaud De Guerra (Inserm)

14:00 - Efficiency of Covid-19 prevention measures – The contribution of population modeling approaches: Vittoria Colizza (Inserm)

14:15 - Vaccine hesitancy and Covid-19: Patrick Peretti-Watel (Inserm)

14:30 - COVID-19 testing in France: Pierre-Yves Geoffard (Paris School of Economics)

14:45 - Efficiency of prevention strategies among precarious individuals: Stéphanie Vandentorren (Santé Publique France)

15:00 - Discussion

6) Decision-makers and citizens facing the pandemics – Chair: Marie Gaille, (CNRS) and Nathalie Bajos (Inserm)

15:45 - Public trust in state and the science during the Covid-19 crisis: Alexis Spire (CNRS) and Marion Maudet (UMR 5283)

16:00 - Covid-19 – an organisational crisis: Olivier Borraz (CNRS-Sciences Po)

16:15 - Solidarity in times of a pandemic - Preliminary findings from a multi-national interview study: Katharina Kieslich (University of Vienna)

16:30 - Discussion (40 min)

7) 17:10 - Conclusion: Rémy Slama, Inserm Public Health Institute

End: 17:20

Hours correspond to Paris time.


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