COVID-19 2 years on, where next?

Időpont: 24 February 17:00 - 18:30 CET

How to handle future pandemics

EUSEM organizes this month’s webinar in collaboration with UEMS S&B for Emergency Medicine

Mr Christian Wimmer, Health Emergency Preparedness and response authority

Dr Gerald Rockenschaub, Regional Emergency Director for WHO Europe

Prof Yazdan Yazdanpanah, Member of the scientific council advising President Macron

As some countries are coming out of the fifth wave of the COVID-19 pandemic, we want to discuss how to handle future pandemics. We have invited representatives from European, international and national authorities and organizations to discuss the future.

Mr Christian Wimmer from the European Commission, Dr Gerald Rockenschaub from WHO and Prof Yazdan Yazdanpanah, member of the scientific board advising President Macron of France, are addressing questions we all have about what has been done in this pandemic and if we should have a different approach in the case of future pandemics.

Chairs: Dr Ruth Brown (UEMS EM Section & Board president) and Dr Abdo Khoury (EUSEM president)

17:00 Introduction of speakers and topic – Dr Ruth Brown

17:05 European commission response to health emergencies – Mr Christian Wimmer (Health Emergency Preparedness and response authority – European Commission)

17:25 Building resilience for future pandemics – Dr Gerald Rockenschaub (Regional Emergency Director for WHO Europe)

17:45 Learning to live with COVID: treatment and impact of new variants – Prof Yazdan Yazdanpanah (Member of the scientific council advising President Macron)

18:05 Questions to the panel, final discussion and round up – Dr Abdo Khoury