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Last November, the symposium « Social Sciences and Biology for Understanding Emerging Diseases » was held at the Institut Pasteur in the framework of the INCEPTION project.

This international symposium is part of an effort at the Institut Pasteur to integrate the social sciences by building dialogues between specific social sciences disciplines and biomedical researchers with diverse approaches. Researchers from differents fields of social sciences presented talks and engaged in discussions around social sciences contributions to our understandings of health and illness.

To see the presentations, click on the speaker's name

Thomas Bourgeron (Institut Pasteur-INCEPTION coordinator). Introductory remarks on the INCEPTION programme

Panel 1 Systemic and institutional analyses in the COVID pandemic and beyond
Guillaume Lachenal (Medialab, Sciences Po). Chair: Introductory remarks
Jessica Dimka (Oslo Metropolitan University). Understanding and Addressing the Disability/COVID-19 Syndemic
Pedro A. Villarreal (Max Planck Institute for Comparative Public Law and International Law). The Law and Governance of Non-Pharmaceutical Interventions in Pandemics
Renu Singh (Hong Kong University of Science and Technology/Georgetown Law). The politics of global vaccine equity during COVID-19

Panel 2 Social Networks and Epidemics
Tina D Purnat (Department of Infectious Hazards Preparedness, World Health Organization). Chair: Introductory remarks
Alexandra Blinkova (Herzen Pedagogical University). Influence of online religious messaging on COVID-19 pandemic: Case study
Léonard Heyerdahl (Institut Pasteur). Hybrid social listening: Building mixed methods to characterize online and offline pandemic narratives
Kevin Bardosh (University of Washington). Understanding the New “Lockdown” Public Health: The (In)Visible Science of Tracking the Iatrogenic Effects of the COVID-19 Pandemic Response

Keynote address: E.K. Yeoh (Chinese University of Hong Kong). Global Responses in COVID-19 Pandemic: Lessons Learnt for Epidemic Intelligence"

Panel 3: Epidemic policy: Surveillance, prevention, control
Michelle Kelly-Irving (INSERM, Université de Toulouse). Chair: Introductory remarks
Hanna Ehrlich & Aaron Greenberg (Yale University). The politics of epidemic surveillance
Muhammad Asaduzzaman (University of Oslo). Assessment of social, preventive and behavioral measures for COVID-19 among International Students in China: A partial least squares-structural equation modeling (PLS-SEM) Approach
Pia Huq (Social Science Analytics Cell, UNICEF). Use of social science evidence in the COVID-19 context in the Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC)
Chiarella Mattern (Institut Pasteur of Madagascar). Impact of COVID 19 on psychosocial and nutritional dimensions of care for detainees in Madagascar
Jacob Osborne (Nivel – Netherlands Institute for Health Services Research). Locating vaccine hesitancy and public participation in Ukraine: An exploratory qualitative study on attitudes and barriers to measles vaccination
Marko Monteiro (University of Campinas). Health technologies and pandemics: building resilient governance