2018 International ISESSAH-InnovSur convention - Montpellier

ANSES will participate in the 2018 International ISESSAH-InnovSur convention which will be held in Montpellier from 14 to 18 May, and we are actively involved in the organisation of the 2018 Innovsur forum from 16 to 18 May. The aim of this forum is to review the needs of the next generation of human, animal and plant health surveillance.

Monitoring the evolution of pathogens, detecting the emergence of new infectious agents in the country, and conducting epidemiological surveillance are essential links for preventing health risks. This international forum will be an opportunity for participants to share their experiences in these areas and to put the various surveillance systems into perspective with regard to the socio-economic, political and cultural contexts of different countries. 

Presentations by ANSES experts:

  • wednesday 17 May: Pascal Hendrikx will co-chair session 3 on Surveillance design and big data;
  • wednesday 17 May at 9:40 am: Carole Sala – “Field implementation of syndromic surveillance in animal health: feedback on the five-year French pilot experience with OMAR”;
  • wednesday 17 May at 10:40 am: Jean-Philippe Amat – “Integrating surveillance systems within an animal production industry: an approach based on a combination of evaluation methods and a participatory stakeholder workshop”.

Pascal Hendrikx is the Scientific director of ANSES’s cross-disciplinary Epidemiology and epidemiological surveillance unit, and also a member of the 2018 InnovSur forum’s Scientific committee.