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Reception at the Moderna Museet 2016


On the occasion of the 10th ESCAIDE anniversary, we invite all conference participants to a reception with a stunning view of the beautiful Stockholm’s island of Djurgården and one of the most prestigious streets in the city, Strandvägen.

Moderna Museet is one of the world’s leading museums for modern and contemporary art, with a collection of the highest international standard. The vision of the museum is to pursue its activities in the open and experimental spirit that has characterised the museum since its inception in 1958. The museum is located on the Stockholm island of Skeppsholmen, a setting of natural beauty.

We use this setting to celebrate the 10th ESCAIDE and the opportunity it offers for networking, professional development, exchange of knowledge, data and expertise.


Location: Moderna Museet, Stockholm

Date: 28 November 2016

Time: 18:30 to 21:00

Agenda for the Reception at the Monderna Museum:​

18:45 latest – Bus transfer from the Conference venue to the Museum
19:00 – 19:30 – Welcome note and introduction to the museum
19:30 – 21:00 – Drinks and snacks, possibility to visit the permanent exhibitors of the Museum (free of charge)
21:00 – Bus transfer back to the Conference venue

Attendance: The reception is open to all registered ESCAIDE participants


Fifth Eurosurveillance scien​tific seminar 2016

ESCAIDE, Stockholm Waterfront Conference Centre (Room C4), 30 November


20 years of communicating facts and figures in a changing world

12:40 – 12:50

Arrival of participants with their lunch

12:50 – 13:00 Welcome notes

Dr Andrea Ammon, Acting Director ECDC, Stockholm, Sweden

Dr Ines Steffens, Editor-in-chief, Eurosurveillance

13:00 – 13:10 Introduction and moderation

Professor Panayotis T. Tassios, National and Kapodistrian University of Athens, Greece 

13:10 – 13:35 Data Sharing:  the good, the bad, and the evil

Professor David Heymann, Centre on Global Health Security at Chatham House, London, United Kingdom

13:35 – 13:40 Q&A 

13:40 – 14:05 Rapid reporting of emerging disease outbreaks using unofficial sources: Lessons from ProMED

Professor Larry Madoff, University of Massachusetts, United States

14:05 – 14:10 Q&A

14:10 – 14:30

Discussion, involving the audience and closing remarks by the moderator

Invited speakers: 
Professor Larry Madoff, Director of ProMED, on "Rapid reporting of emerging disease outbreaks using unofficial sources: Lessons from ProMED"
Dr. Madoff is an infectious disease physician specializing in the epidemiology of emerging pathogens, bacterial pathogenesis, and international health. He is Professor of Medicine at the University of Massachusetts Medical School and Lecturer on Medicine at Harvard Medical School. Dr. Madoff serves as Director of the Division of Epidemiology and Immunization and Deputy State Epidemiologist for the Massachusetts Department of Public Health.  He aslo has directed ProMED, the Program for Monitoring Emerging Diseases, since 2002.
Dr. Madoff is a member of the American Society for Microbiology, the International Society for Infectious Diseases, past President of the U.S. Lancefield Streptococcal Research Society, a Fellow of the Infectious Diseases Society of America and a Fellow of the American College of Physicians.
Dr. Madoff graduated from Yale College and Tufts Medical School, performed his Internal Medicine Residency at New York Hospital-Cornell Medical Center and his Infectious Disease Fellowship at the Harvard Medical School-Longwood program.
Professor David Heymann, Associate editor for Eurosurveillance, currently Professor of Infectious Disease Epidemiology at the London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine, head of the Centre on Global Health Security at Chatham House, London; and Chairman of Public Health England, UK 
Previously he was the World Health Organization's assistant Director-General for Health Security and Environment, and representative of the Director-General for polio eradication.
From 1998 to 2003, he was the Executive Director of the WHO Communicable Diseases Cluster, during which he headed the global response to SARS. Prior to that, he was the Director for the WHO programme on Emerging and other Communicable Diseases.
Before joining WHO he worked for 13 years as a medical epidemiologist in sub-Saharan Africa, on assignment from the US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), where he participated in the first and second outbreaks of Ebola hemorrhagic fever, and supported ministries of health in research aimed at better control of malaria, measles, tuberculosis and other infectious diseases.
Prior to joining CDC he worked in India for two years as a medical epidemiologist in the WHO smallpox eradication programme. He is an elected fellow of the Institute of Medicine of the National Academies (US) and the Academy of Medical Sciences (UK), and has been awarded several public health awards that have provided funding for the establishment of an on-going mentorship programme at the International Association of Public Health Institutes (IANPHI). In 2009 he was appointed an honorary Commander of the Most Excellent Order of the British Empire (CBE) for service to global public health.

Professor Panayotis Tassios, is Associate Professor in Molecular Microbiology at the National & Kapodistrian University of Athens, Greece. 

His research focuses on the molecular typing of bacterial strains –from both healthcareassociated and community-onset infections– and their antimicrobial drug resistance mechanisms, to assist epidemiological investigations and infection control. 

He is also active in lifelong teaching, on his scientific interests as well as on scientific writing, aided by his experience as Associate editor of Eurosurveillance and Clinical Microbiology and Infection.

Attendance: The seminar is opened to all registered ESCAIDE participants.
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