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Pandemic and epidemic European experts met in Lyonbiopole

Pandemic and epidemic European experts met in Lyonbiopole


In the framework of the ASSET european project « Action plan on SIS related issues in epidemics and total pandemics » and particularly its “reference guide on unsolved scientific questions related to pandemics and epidemics”, Lyonbiopole greeted in its premises, European experts in pandemics and epidemics. Those famous professors, virologists, epidemiologists, experts in mathematical modeling, social psychology or coming from public health authorities, met to discuss recommendations for a better management of epidemics, using in particular the case study on the 2009 H1N1 pandemic.


Those specialists were :


  • Lois BASTIDE, representing Mathilde BOURRIER, from the  Department of Sociology of Geneva University
  • Alberto D'ONOFRIO from IPRI (International Prevention Research Institute)
  • Manfred GREEN from the Public Health School of Haifa University
  • Bruno LINA of the East Virology Laboratory of HCL (Hospices Civils de Lyon), CNR des virus influenza
  • Piero MANFREDI of the Economics & Management department of the Pisa University
  • Caterina RIZZO of the National Center for Epidemiology, Surveillance and Health Promotion, Istituto Superiore di Sanità
  • Mitra SAADATIAN from Lyonbiopole
  • Jonathan VAN TAM of the Health Protection and Influenza Research Group Of Nottingham University and  Honorary Consultant Epidemiologist of Public Health England 
  • Philippe VANHEMS of the Epidemiology and hospital hygiene service of the Hospices Civils de Lyon
  • Maria ZAMBON from the UK National Microbiology Focal Point (NMFP), Director of the UK Reference Microbiology Laboratories, member of the WHO IHR Emergency Committee and of UK pandemic planning

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