Programme & Replay
COVID-19: Advances and Remaining Challenges
Paris, September 29th - October 1st, 2021

Wednesday, September 29, 2021
Opening session
5.30 pm-7.30 pm (GMT+2)
5.30 pm (GMT+2)

Claire Giry, Director General of Research and Innovation
who is representing French minister of Higher Education, Research and Innovation, Frédérique Vidal (on-site)

Stewart Cole, CEO, Institut Pasteur (on-site)
Soumya Swaminathan, Executive Director, Chief Scientist, World Health Organisation (online)


6.15 pm (GMT+2)

The quest to understand the origins of SARS-CoV-2 (on-site)

Marion Koopmans
Erasmus Medical Center, The Netherlands
Thursday, September 30, 2021
Viral evolution and perspectives
09.00 am-10.30 am (GMT+2)
Chairs on-site: - Sylvie van der Werf, Institut Pasteur, France - Jean-Claude Manuguerra, Institut Pasteur, France
09.00 am (GMT+2)

Assessing variant-specific changes in epidemiological phenotype and vaccine efficacy (online)

Neil Ferguson
Imperial College, London, United Kingdom
09.30 am (GMT+2)

Population-based studies of vaccine effectiveness and tolerance in Israël (online)

Ran Balicer
Clalit Research Institute, Israel
10.00 am (GMT+2)

Real-time to Real-life: Phylogenetics & SARS-CoV-2 Variant Tracking (on-site)

Emma Hodcroft
Bern University, Switzerland
Morning Break
10.30 am-11.30 am (GMT+2)
Viral entry and replication/neutralisation
11.30 am-1.00 pm (GMT+2)
Chairs on-site: - Félix Rey, Institut Pasteur, France - Claude-Agnès Reynaud, Necker, Inserm, France
11.30 am (GMT+2)

Delta variant replication and antiviral immune responses (on-site)

Olivier Schwartz
Institut Pasteur, France
12.00 pm (GMT+2)

Evolution of the spike cleavage site in SARS-CoV-2 enhances airborne transmission (on-site)

Wendy Barclay
Imperial College London, United Kingdom
12.30 pm (GMT+2)

In-situ architecture and neutralization mechanism of SARS-CoV-2 (online)

Sai Li
Tsinghua University, China
Lunch break
1.00 pm-2.00 pm (GMT+2)
Viral persistence and long Covid
2.00 pm-3.30 pm (GMT+2)
Chairs on-site: - Olivier Robineau, Centre Hospitalier Tourcoing, France - Darragh Duffy, Institut Pasteur, France
2.00 pm (GMT+2)

Clinical presentation of long Covid (on-site)

Mayssam Nehme
Hôpitaux Universitaires de Genève, Switzerland
2.30 pm (GMT+2)

Long Covid and autoantibodies (online)

Aaron Ring
Yale University, United States
3.00 pm (GMT+2)

Inflammation and dysregulation of brain cell types in severe COVID-19 : links to long-term symptoms (online)

Andrew Chris Yang
Stanford University, United States
Afternoon Break
3.30 pm-4.00 pm (GMT+2)
Patient management and future treatments
4.00 pm-5.30 pm (GMT+2)
Chair online: - Evelina Tacconelli, University of Verona, Italy
Chair on-site: - Maya Hites, University Of Brussels, Belgium
4.00 pm (GMT+2)

Choosing an antiviral treatment for SARS-CoV-2 pneumonia (on-site)

Florence Ader
Inserm, France
4.30 pm (GMT+2)

Immunomodulatory therapy for COVID-19 and other severe viral pneumonias (online)

Peter Horby
Oxford University, United Kingdom
5.00 pm (GMT+2)

Future therapeutical strategies (online)

Jesús Rodríguez-Baño
Former President of ECCMID
Friday, October 1, 2021
Evaluation of impact of interventions
09.00 am-10.30 am (GMT+2)
Chairs on-site: - Daniel Levy-Bruhl, Santé publique France, France - Vittoria Colizza, Inserm, France
09.00 am (GMT+2)

Optimal COVID-19 quarantine and testing strategies (online)

Jeffrey Townsend
Yale University, United States
09.30 am (GMT+2)

Digital contact tracing: conception, development and evaluation (online)

Christophe Fraser
Oxford University, United Kingdom
10.00 am (GMT+2)

Applying behavioural science to understanding Covid-19 protective behaviours (on-site)

Susan Michie
University College London, United Kingdom
Morning Break
10.30 am-11.00 am (GMT+2)
Children and SARS-CoV-2 transmission and control
11.00 am-12.30 pm (GMT+2)
Chairs on-site: - Dominique Costagliola, Inserm, France - Julie Toubiana, Pédiatrie et Infectiologue pédiatrique à Hôpital Necker-Enfants Malades - APHP, France
11.00 am (GMT+2)

Children susceptibility and infectiousness (on-site)

Arnaud Fontanet
Institut Pasteur, France
11.30 am (GMT+2)

COVID impact on physical and mental health of children (online)

Tamsin Ford
University of Cambridge, United Kingdom
12.00 pm (GMT+2)

Impact of self-testing and vaccination of children on schools closing (on-site)

Vittoria Colizza
Inserm, France
Lunch break
12.30 pm-2.00 pm (GMT+2)
Vaccine regimens and effectiveness
2.00 pm-3.30 pm (GMT+2)
Chairs on-site: - Odile Launay, Hôpital Cochin APHP, France - Caroline Demangel, Institut Pasteur, France
2.00 pm (GMT+2)

Using Systems Serology to define correlates of immunity to SARS-CoV-2 (online)

Galit Alter
Harvard-T.H. Chan, United States
2.30 pm (GMT+2)

Anticipating the impact of vaccines on epidemic dynamics (on-site)

Simon Cauchemez
Institut Pasteur, France
3.00 pm (GMT+2)

Available and future vaccines (on-site)

Brigitte Autran
Inserm, France
Afternoon Break
3.30 pm-4.00 pm (GMT+2)
Why and how should we get the planet vaccinated?
4.00 pm-5.30 pm (GMT+2)
Chairs online: - Maria Van Kerkhove, WHO, - Marie-Paule Kieny, Inserm, France
4.00 pm (GMT+2)

Antigenic variation of SARS-CoV-2 viruses and vaccine strain update strategies (on-site)

Derek Smith
Cambridge University, United Kingdom
4.30 pm (GMT+2)

Challenges of developing, producing and delivering COVID-19 vaccines to the world (online)

Melanie Saville
CEPI, France
5.00 pm (GMT+2)

Global SARS-CoV-2 vaccination: Challenges and Prospects (on-site)

Salim Abdool Karim
CAPRISA, South Africa
Closing lecture
5.30 pm-6.00 pm (GMT+2)
5.30 pm (GMT+2)

Adaptive immunity and memory to SARS-CoV-2 infection or COVID-19 RNA vaccines (online)

Shane Crotty
La Jolla Institute for Immunology, United States
Closing address
6.00 pm-6.30 pm (GMT+2)
6.00 pm (GMT+2)

Closing address (Prerecorded)

Rochelle Walensky
Director, US CDC, United States
Closing words
6.30 pm-7.10 pm (GMT+2)
6.30 pm (GMT+2)

Allocution by Olivier Véran: French Minister for Solidarity and Health (Prerecorded)

6.40 pm (GMT+2)

Closing Remarks (on-site)

Yazdan Yazdanpanah
ANRS | Maladies infectieuses émergentes / Inserm, France


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