Background and goals of the Symposium

Environmental change brings new threats to humanity. Urbanisation, the movement of persons and property, migration and climate change promote the proliferation of diseases, both known and new, which may suddenly turn into a global epidemic.

These facts have led to much research and scientific thought being given to the global development of our society.

The commitment of the Principality of Monaco and of the Sovereign Prince with regard to environmental change and the combat against disease is akin to the concerns and mission of the Institut Pasteur over the past 120 years.
The purpose of this symposium is to address the need for an integrated vision of health and environmental issues and to set up interdisciplinary dialogue involving researchers in biomedical and social science.


Scientific Program
Friday 23rd March 2012
09:00 - 09:30      Opening: Prof. Alice Dautry and H.E. Mr Michel Roger, 
Ministry of State
09:30 - 12:30      Environmental changes and their health consequences
Can we develop an integrated vision on health and environmental issues for the future development of our societies?
Chairpersons: Prof. Arnaud Fontanet (Institut Pasteur) - Prof. Patrick Rampal (Monaco Scientific Center)
- Prof. James Webb, historian, Colby College: an historical perspective on environmental changes and vector-borne diseases.
- Prof. David Rogers, ecologist, Oxford University, Chair of EDEN (European project on vector-borne diseases):
modelling emergence of vector borne diseases in Southern Europe.
- Prof. Mercedes Pascual, ecologist, University of Michigan: climate-driven infectious diseases in a changing human landscape: two case studies on cholera and malaria
- Prof. Anthony McMichael, epidemiologist, Australian National University, Canberra: environmental changes and zoonoses emergence.
- Dr Lluis Quintana Murci, geneticist, Institut Pasteur: human migration and infectious diseases.
Conclusion: Prof. Arnaud Fontanet, Prof. Patrick Rampal
14:30 - 16:30         Afternoon session *
Chairpersons: Prof. Pierre Dellamonica (Infectiologist, Nice University Hospital) Dr Sandrine Segovia-Kueny (French Environmental Health Association,
- Dr Pascal DELAUNAY (Entomologist, Nice University Hospital): vector-borne diseasesand international transport
-  Dr Alexis Armengaud (Epidemiologist, CIRE-Sud): Chikungunya and dengue emergence in southern France.
-  Dr Diarmid Campbell-Lendrum (Department of Public Health and Environment, World Health Organisation):
What do we need to do to protect health from climate change?          
16:30 - 17:00      Chairpersons: Prof. Denis ALLEMAND (Monaco Scientific 
Center) H.E. Mr Bernard Fautrier (Prince Albert II of Monaco Foundation) Dr Ibrahim Assane Mayaki (Executive Secretary of the NEPAD Agency, Veolia Environment Foundation Board Member): Climate change consequences on water born diseases: the example of a water integrated approach to fight against cholera.
17:00     Chairpersons: Prof. Patrick Rampal (Monaco Scientific Center) - 
Dr Cécile Delval (Institut Pasteur)
Prince Albert II / Institut Pasteur awards ceremony with H.S.H. Prince Albert II of Monaco and Prof. Alice Dautry
18:00     Cocktail
* This session is opened to public audience
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