04-03-2015 - 14:30
The Ebola Outbreak: Challenges and Perspectives
 
Workshop 
STOA  
European Parliament Brussels - Paul Henri Spaak (PHS) A1E-3

Ebola strain on red background  
ebola.png © European Union 

04-03-2015 14:30 - 16:30 European Parliament Brussels - József Antall building (JAN) 2Q2

Programme

Chair: Paul Rübig - MEP, STOA Chair

Moderator: Ranieri Guerra - Italian Ministry of Health

  • 14.30 - 14.35: Welcome speech

Vicky Ford, MEP - IMCO Chair

  • 14.35 - 14.50: The impact of the Ebola outbreak on the African population, beyond the numbers

Laurence Sailly - Médecins Sans Frontières (MSF)

  • 14.50 - 15.05: Prevention of Ebola and emerging epidemics: the role of surveillance

Denis Coulombier - Centre for Disease Prevention & Control (ECDC)

  • 15.05 - 15.20: Developing an Ebola vaccine

Roberto Bertollini - World Health Organisation (WHO)

  • 15.20 - 15.35 The importance of rapid diagnostic testing for Ebola

Pierre Lafaye - Institut Pasteur

  • 15.35 - 15.55: The EU's current research activities on Ebola

Angela Wittelsberger - Innovative Medicine Initiative (IMI) and

Line Matthiessen - DG Research and Innovation, European Commission

  • 15.55 - 16.05: The response of the research: from the field to the lab

Kathleen Victoir - Institut Pasteur

  • 16.05 - 16.20: Lesson learned to prevent future crises

Charles Goerens - MEP, DEVE Committee

  • 16.20 - 16.30: Closing remarks

Paul Rübig - MEP, STOA Chair

For further information please contact Gianluca Quaglio, STOA administrator gianluca.quaglio@europarl.europa.eu