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Publié le mardi 27 novembre 2018 par Céline Guilleux

Résumé

At the centenary commemoration of the 1918-1919 influenza pandemic, many questions with regard to the origin, the development and the impact of this worldwide phenomenon remain largely uncharted.

Annonce

Argument

At the centenary commemoration of the 1918-1919 influenza pandemic, many questions with regard to the origin, the development and the impact of this worldwide phenomenon remain largely uncharted.  

  • Where did this virus come from?
  • To what degree and how were its genesis and its rapid transcontinental spread caused and/or facilitated by the war circumstances?
  • Which genetic features of the virus explain its unusually high pathogenicity?
  • How did medical and political authorities react?
  • Why were some age groups spared by this dreadful virus?
  • Is it possible to fathom the impact of the pandemic both on the everyday life of citizens and on general developments in science, culture and politics?
  • How far can a historical approach contribute to the understanding of current-day pandemics, and vice versa?

Programme

Day 1 - 7 February 2019

  • 08:00 - 9:00 Registration and poster mounting

Plenary session

9:00 - 09:10 Welcome by Xavier Saelens and Marnix Beyen

  • 09:10 - 09:50 Was the emergence and spread of the Great Pandemic aided and abetted by the Great War? John Oxford Queen Mary College, London, UK, Douglas Gill, Historian, UK
  • 09:50 - 10:30 Socio-psychological reactions to the influenza pandemic, 1918-1920, seen from the history of epidemics, Samuel Cohn University of Glasgow, UK

10:30 - 11:00 Tea and coffee break

  • 11:00 - 11:40 100 Years on from the Spanish Flu: Are We Ready for the Next Epidemic? Peter Piot, London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine, London, UK
  • 11:40 - 12:20 Laura Spinney Writer & science journalist, FR/CH

12:2014:00 Lunch 

13:00- 14:00 Poster session

Parallel session 1: A historical reflection on the 1918 influenza pandemic

  • 14:00 - 14:40 Presenter TBA
  • 14:40 - 15:20 Abbey Sirup will do the trick. The Spanish Flu in the Netherlands.Leo van Bergen Medical historian, NL

15:20 - 15:45 Tea and coffee break

  • 15:45 - 16:25 Reflections on the Spanish Flu in India, John Mathew Indian Institute of Science Education and Research, Pashan Pune, Maharashtra, IN
  • 16:25 - 16:30 Closing of parallel session 1 by Marnix Beyen and move to plenary session

Parallel session 2: A Biomedical reflection on the 1918 influenza pandemic

  • 14:00 - 14:40 Antigenic explanation for the widespread circulation of the 2018 seasonal influenza virus, Scott E. Hensley, University of Pennsylvania, Philadelphia, US
  • 14:40 - 15:00 Selected short talk
  • 15:00 - 15:20 Selected short talk
  • 15:20 - 15:45 Tea and coffee break
  • 15:45 - 16:05 Selected short talk
  • 16:05 - 15:25 Selected short talk

Plenary Session 2

  • 16:30 - 17:15 Present & Past Perspectives on the 1918 Influenza Pandemic Jeffrey Reznick National Library of Medicine of the National Institutes of Health, US
  • 17:15 - 17:30 Presenter TBA 

Day 2 - 8 February 2019

Plenary Session

  • 09:00 - 09:10 Welcome by Xavier Saelens and Marnix Beyen
  • 09:10 - 09:50 Rumours and the role of limited information in the 1918 influenza pandemic Heidi Larson London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine, UK
  • 09:50 - 10:30 Howard Phillips University of Cape Town, Cape Town, ZA

10:30 - 11:00 Tea and coffee break

  • 11:00 - 11:40 Peter Palese Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai, US
  • 11:40 - 12:20 Mapping the flu : health borders at stake, Europe, 1918-1920s Anne Rasmussen University of Strasbourg, FR
  • 12:20 - 12:30 Closing of the meeting by Marnix Beyen and Xavier Saelens and explanation of the practical arrangements for the social program

12:3014:00 Lunch

13:0014:00 Poster session

Social program, Optional for registered attendees and registered accompanying persons.

  • 14:00 - 15:15 Visit Lijssenthoek Cemetery and visitor centre in Poperinge (Hospital site during WWI)
  • 15:30 - 17:00 Visit of In Flanders Field Museum
  • 17:00 - 18:30 Closing drink in the museum café

Organizing Committee

  • Marnix Beyen (co-chair), University of Antwerp, Antwerp, Belgium
  • Xavier Saelens (co-chair), Ghent University and VIB, Ghent, Belgium
  • Peter Palese, Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai, New York, USA
  • Anne Rasmussen, University of Strasbourg, Strasbourg, France
  • Kaat Wils, KULeuven, Leuven, Belgium
  • Marc Van Ranst, KULeuven, Leuven, Belgium
  • Dominiek Dendooven, In Flanders Fields Museum (Ieper) and University of Antwerp (Antwerp), Belgium

Lieux

  • CC Het Perron, Fochlaan 1
    Ypres, Belgique (8900)

Dates

  • jeudi 07 février 2019
  • vendredi 08 février 2019

Mots-clés

  • pandemic, epidemic, science, first world war, aftermath, influenza, spanish flu

Contacts

  • Dendooven Dominiek
    courriel : dominiek [dot] dendooven [at] telenet [dot] be

URLS de référence

Source de l'information

  • Dendooven Dominiek
    courriel : dominiek [dot] dendooven [at] telenet [dot] be

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« The 1918 Spanish Influenza Epidemic: Historical and Biomedical Reflections », Colloque, Calenda, Publié le mardi 27 novembre 2018, https://calenda.org/508707

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