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“The staggering cost of doing nothing
—implementation of RSV programs in Europe”

22.02.2024  |  15:00 – 16:30 CET Online

Join us virtually for a thought-provoking discussion on the patient impact of Respiratory Syncytial Virus (RSV), unmet medical needs, and pathways to enhance EU Member State’s immunisation responses.
Mark your calendars for 22nd February between 15:00-16:30, as we bring RSV stakeholders and policymakers together for two panels focusing on the current impact of the virus and use the latest surveillance data to discuss the future policies to beat it.

The first panel “Burden and impact of RSV – the added value of EU co-operation” will debate the burden of RSV on patients, the health systems and society.

Between the two panels, we have a keynote speech delivered by Dr. MEP Stelios Kympouropoulos, who is a Greek psychiatrist and politician as well as serving as a Member of the European Parliament for the EPP.

During our second panel titled “From research to policy: passing the baton on RSV policy” the discussion will revolve around how we can mitigate the burden of the disease.

The webinar will be moderated by Sue Saville.


Panel 1 – Burden and impact of RSV – the added value of EU co-operation
Mikaela Odemyr, Patient Advisory Committee Chair for European Lung Foundation
Terho Heikkinen, Professor at Varsinais-Suomen sairaanhoitopiirin kuntayhtymä – Turku University Central Hospital (TUH)
Dr. Edoardo Colzani, Principal Expert/Group Leader Respiratory Viruses and Legionella at the European Centre for Disease Prevention and Control (ECDC)
Philippe Beutels, Founder and Director of the Centre for Health Economics Research & Modelling Infectious Diseases (CHERMID)

Keynote Speech
Dr. MEP Stelios Kympouropoulos, Member of the European Parliament for the European People’s Party, Greece

Panel 2 – From research to policy: passing the baton on RSV policy
Jeanne-Marie Hament, the Program Manager of the Dutch National Immunisation Programme, National Coordination of Infectious Disease Control (LCI) at the National Institute for Public Health and the Environment (RIVM)
Federico Martinón-Torres, Coordinator at Servizio Galego de Saude (SERGAS)
Prof. Dr. med. Monika Gappa, President, European Respiratory Society
Hanna Nohynek, Chief Physician at National Institute for Health and Welfare (THL)

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