Workshop: Research Response to COVID-19 in the Nordic Countries

Registration is open for our free 4 November 2021, virtual workshop Research Response to COVID-19 in the Nordic Countries, co-organized by the Norwegian Institute of Public Health. The COVID-19 pandemic has demonstrated that research preparedness and response is essential for an effective response to large-scale crises. On the one hand, the volume and speed of new research and development have been unprecedented, as has the rapid translation of research into policy and practice. At the same time, many knowledge gaps have remained unaddressed or have been closed only late. 

Led by the co-chairs, NIPH's director general, Camilla Stoltenberg, and NSHG-PM's president, Kári Stefánsson of deCODE genetics, this workshop will focus on the Nordic countries’ research responses and their successes as well as opportunities across basic research, epidemiology and interventions research. Among the 20 brief presentations, overviews of the national responses to COVID-19 and some preliminary lessons will be offered by speakers from each country:

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Other researchers from each country will provide deeper dives into specific aspects of the research response. After a panel discussion reflecting on the presentations, drawing lessons across the countries, and discussing next steps, the workshop will conclude with a virtual poster session

The program will run 9:00-15:00 CET. The deadline to submit abstracts has passed, but visit the meeting website now to see the program and register to attend.

We thank our program committee for developing a timely and exciting program and our sponsors for their support!