From September 29 to October 1, the Institut Pasteur, in collaboration with Inserm and the ANRS I Maladies infectieuses émergentes, will be broadcasting live from its campus in English the international conference "COVID-19: Advances and Remaining Challenges."
The event will be attended by global COVID-19 experts and held under the high patronage of the French President, a distinction that highlights and supports the Institut Pasteur's strategy to transfer andshare knowledge. During the official opening, a member of the government will underline its support and affirm the vital role of the international scientific community in improving world health.
During her speech at the official opening, Frédérique Vidal, Minister of Higher Education, Research and Innovation will underline the government's support and affirm the vital role of the international scientific community in improving world health.
Leading researchers and clinicians will cover the main advances and remaining challenges in virology, clinical presentations and management, epidemiology, and vaccinology for COVID-19 and will address the following topics:
- Viral entry and replication/neutralization
- Viral persistence and long COVID
- Patient management and future treatments
- Evaluation of impact of interventions
- Children and SARS-CoV-2 transmission and control
- Vaccine regimens and effectiveness
- Why and how should we get the planet vaccinated?
- Brigitte Autran (Sorbonne University)
- Simon Cauchemez (Institut Pasteur)
- Vittoria Colizza (Inserm)
- Dominique Costagliola (Inserm)
- Caroline Demangel (Institut Pasteur)
- Arnaud Fontanet (Institut Pasteur)
- Xavier de Lamballerie (Inserm)
- Félix Rey (Institut Pasteur)
- Olivier Schwartz (Institut Pasteur)
- Sylvie van der Werf (Institut Pasteur)
- Yazdan Yazdanpanah (ANRS I Emerging infectious diseases/INSERM)
Picture caption : Human bronchial cells (in green) infected with SARS-CoV-2 (blue). Image obtenue par microscopie électronique à balayage puis colorisée. © Institut Pasteur. Image par Rémy Robinot, Mathieu Hubert, Vincent Michel, Olivier Schwartz et Lisa Chakrabarti, et colorisée par Jean Marc Panaud