NB: In the light of the government's latest announcement, a valid Covid passport must be presented again when visiting restaurants. This restriction also applies to the hotel industry. Therefore, we kindly ask our participants to present a Covid passport on arrival at the hotel, where an employee will meet you at the entrance. If a valid Covid passport cannot be presented, we refer you to the nearest test center. Remember, that the passport must be valid for the entire duration of the event. Of course, Sinatur Hotel & Konference still have a high focus on hygiene throughout the hotel. Hand sanitizer is available everywhere, just as surfaces and door handles are disinfected several times a day.
Since the beginning of the COVID-19 pandemic, the hopes of returning to pre-pandemic life without social distancing and lock-downs have primarily been founded on development of effective and safe vaccines. Quite astonishingly, such vaccines have been developed and provided with a speed few had imagined possible.
However, vaccines have often given rise to controversy and with the unprecedented speed, it has required substantial efforts to obtain adequate data in almost real time on their safety and provide the evidence needed for far-reaching societal decisions on their optimal use. In this year’s DES fall meeting, we will bring together a range of leading Danish experts to present their findings on the effects and side-effects of COVID-19 vaccines, and discuss how epidemiology (and epidemiologists) can play a vital role in building future evidence.
Epidemiological Perspectives on COVID-19 vaccines
– Effects and side effects
DES Fall meeting 2021
Date: Friday November 26th 2021
Location: Storebælt Sinatur Hotel & Konference, Østerøvej 121, DK – 5800 Nyborg
10:00-10:40 Arrival, Poster hanging and small breakfast
10:40-10:45 Introduction, Vice chairman of DES, Julie Werenberg Dreier
10:45-12.15 Session 1 - Establishing a link between the AZ COVID vaccine and severe thrombotic complications: Clinical and epidemiological experiences from the early stages.
10:45-11:30 Professor Anton Pottegård, Clinical Pharmacology, Pharmacy and Environmental Medicine, University of Southern Denmark.
11:30-12:00 Professor Anne-Mette Hvas, Department of Clinical Biochemistry, Aarhus University Hospital
12:00-12:15 Questions and discussion
13:00-14:45 Session 2 – Practical experiences and methodological considerations when studying vaccine effects and side effects.
13:00-13:30 Associate Professor Dorte Rytter and Associate Professor Bodil Hammer Bech, Department of Public Health, Aarhus University.
13:30-14:00 Professor Christine Stabell Benn, OPEN, University of Southern Denmark.
14:00-14:30 Professor Ole Søgaard, Department of clinical Medicine Infectious Diseases, Aarhus University Hospital
14:30-14:45 Questions and discussion
14:45-15:15 Poster session and coffee break
15:15-17:00 Session 3 – Vaccine effects and side effects – What, how and when to communicate to the public?
15:15-15:35 Journalist Daniel Greneaa, tjekdet.dk
15:35-15.55 Kirstine Moll Harboe, Deputy Director, Chief medical officer, PhD, Danish Health Authority
15.55-16.10 Short break
16:10-16.30 Professor Michael Bang Petersen, Department of Political Science, Aarhus University
16.30-16.50 Family Medicine Specialist Urfan Zahoor Ahmed - General practitioner, Storehuslægerne and External Lecturer, Section for General Practice, Copenhagen University
16.50-17:10 Questions and discussion
17:10-17:15 Wrapping up
Deadlines for registration: Earlybird October 14th / November 19th, 2021 . (Please note: limited seats for this event)
Participation fee for DES members (earlybird/non-earlybird): DKK750/DKK1000
Participation fee for non-DES members (earlybird/non-earlybird): DKK950/DKK1200
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