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Satellite sessions programme WFPH2020

WCPH2020 offers a satellite programme of sponsored sessions. Sessions are held from Wednesday until Friday from 13:15 – 14:15 CET. Satellite sessions are free to attend, separate registration is not necessary.

Wednesday 14 October 13:15 – 14:15 CET

Protecting the most vulnerable against 2020-21 influenza: the opening move

Organized by Seqirus, Italy

The 2020-21 influenza season is expected to be exceptional, as influenza virus will co-circulate with the SARS-CoV-19. In this Symposium different stakeholders are invited to discuss the most appropriate innovative tactics to minimize the burden of both influenza and COVID-19 from the global Public Health perspective.

The 2020-21 influenza season begins. What should we expect from the increased vaccine demand?
Caterina Rizzo, Bambino Gesù Children's Hospital, Rome, Italy

Beyond the “one-size-fits-all” approach: a right vaccine to a right patient
Paolo Bonanni, University of Florence, Italy

Why to invest in preventive healthcare? The role of HTA in guiding effective influenza vaccination policies
Chiara de Waure, University of Perugia, Italy


Thursday 15 October 13:15 – 14:15 CET

To be announced


Friday 16 October  13:15 – 14:15 CET

Public health responses and government measures to combat the COVID-19 pandemic in China

Organised by Chinese Preventive Medicine Association
Chairperson: Liang Xiaofeng - Chinese Preventive Medicine Association, China

Opening remarks
Ren Minghui - Assistant Director-General, Universal Health Coverage / Communicable and Noncommunicable Diseases, WHO

Fangcang shelter hospitals - a novel concept for responding to public health emergencies
Wang Chen - Chinese Academy of Medical Science & Peking Union Medical College, China

Active case finding with case management - the key to tackling the COVID -19 pandemic
Li Zhongjie - National Institute for Communicable Disease Control and Prevention, China

Progress in COVID-19 vaccine research in China
Yang Xiaoming - National BIOTEC Group Company Limited, China


1. What are the inspirations to the world from China’s experiences on COVID-19 prevention and control?
2. How to develop effective international cooperation on public health?

Han Tieru – Former WHO Deputy Regional Director for the Western Pacific
Guo Yan – School of Public Health, Peking University, China
Zhou Xiaonong - National Institute of Parasitic Diseases, China
Dong Xiaoping –The Center for Global Public Health, China