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ASM 2020: From wildlife market to wild financial market

For a topic for the NCOH Annual Scientific Meeting 29 October 2020, only one option was possible: what lessons can, so far, be learned from the SARS-CoV-2 pandemic?

Time & date: Thurday 29 oktober 2020, 14:00 – 17:00 h

Registration: register here.

The wet market in Wuhan, China, called the Huanan Seafood Wholesale Market, is believed to be the source of the pandemic. A wet market is a market where live animals are sold. The wet market in Wuhan also sold wildlife.

  • Wet markets; can they stay open, or is only the additional sale of wildlife on certain wet markets problematic?
  • What about the health impact of the pandemic: how do you make decisions during a pandemic?
  • What were the early warning signals? How can we detect earlier and prepare better?
  • What was the societal and economic impact, and was the cure worse than the ailment?

Due to the measures in place, this ASM will be an online event. If possible, the speakers and moderators will be presenting from a studio. There will be ample opportunity for questions and debate with the panel members.

Programme From wildlife market to wild financial market

14:00 Opening by Marion Koopmans & Heiman Wertheim

Introduction about the WHY behind the choice of the theme

14:10 Wildlife Markets, can they stay open?

Thijs Kuiken, Erasmus MC

14:30 Health Impact – Working with Uncertainty

Listening to early signals for better preparedness
Jan Kluytmans, UMC Utrecht

Working with uncertainty
Quirine Ten Bosch, Wageningen University & Research

15:10 break
15:20 Science communication during a crisis – Sticking to the Facts

Sticking to the facts
Aura Timen, RIVM

Forget about the facts
To be announced

16:00 break
16:10 Economic impact

No economic recovery without a controlled health situation
Xander Koolman, VU Amsterdam

16:30 Plenary discussion

Do we need a new scientific approach?

What does the future disease X research agenda look like?

17:00 End

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