MOOD goes to the eighth International Meeting on Emerging Diseases and Surveillance, IMED 2021

About the event

MOOD’s partner, the Internation Society for Infectious Disease, is organizing an international conference -IMED 2021, that will be held virtually from November 4-6, 2021. In response to the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic and to allow global participation, IMED 2021 is once again sharing breakthroughs in the emerging diseases community with leading scientists, clinicians, policy makers, veterinarians, and ecologists. Given IMED’s One Health focus, content aims at discussing how to detect, monitor, understand, prevent, and respond to outbreaks of emerging and re-emerging infectious diseases and toxic exposures across all species and regions of the world.
Since the last IMED in 2018, the world has seen the emergence of SARS-CoV-2 and the accompanying unfolding of the COVID-19 pandemic. Enhanced by international travel, inequitable access to medical resources, and misinformation, COVID-19 has caused unprecedented morbidity and mortality not seen since the 1918 influenza pandemic. In spite of these challenges, the infectious diseases and broader One Health community have faced every challenge with evidence-based science, resilience, and innovation. Multiple vaccines based on new delivery mechanisms have been developed and administered to millions around the world. Research journals have committed themselves to publishing open-access information at record speeds. Data streams have been tested, refined, and deployed to help officials make informed decisions to prevent new infections. The all-hands-on-deck approach required to understand and contain the COVID-19 pandemic has shown the true power of a unified global One Health response.

MOOD participation

MOOD is participating to this edition seven e-posters and one talk:

1. Social Network Data and Epidemiological Intelligence: A Case Study of Avian Influenza (

2. How to improve the Epidemic Intelligence Practices in Public / Veterinary Health Agencies: the MOOD’s way (R Lancelot, F Bouyer, A Binot-Herder, C Ruault, E Arsevska, C Hautefeuille, C. Proietti, T Kwan-Tat, C Trévennec, A Mercier, C Dupuy, T Lefrançois, T Dub, J Sane, H Makela, W Van Bortel, E Van Kleef, A Rizzoli, L Busani, W Wint, M Teisseire, M Roche, B Martins, V Colizza, M Gilbert, J Artois, S Dellicour, C Poletto, C Marsboom, T Hengl, I Wheeler)

3. Spatial Opinion Mining from COVID-19 Twitter Data (SYED Mehtab Alam, Rémy DECOUPES, Elena ARSEVSKA, Mathieu ROCHE, Maguelonne TEISSEIRE)

4. Presentation: Understanding Outbreak Data Dissemination In Event Based Surveillance Systems. Application On Avian Influenza Using PADI-web (B. Boudoua et al.)

5. West Nile Virus in Africa: Current Epidemiological Situation and Knowledge Gaps (Giulia Mencattelli, Marie Henriette Dior Ndione, Roberto Rosà, Giovanni Marini, Cheikh Tidiane Diagne, Moussa Moise Diagne, Gamou Fall, Ousmane Faye, Mawlouth Diallo, Oumar Faye, Giovanni Savini, Annapaola Rizzoli)

6. Predicting rodent population dynamics as early warning for zoonotic disease transmission
(Giovanni Marini, Annapaola Rizzoli, Valentina Tagliapietra)

7. Oral presentation: Co-circulation of SARS-CoV-2 Variants of Concern Alpha and Gamma in Italy (Paola Stefanelli, Filippo Trentini, Giorgio Guzzetta,Mattia Manica, Valentina Marziano, Martina Del Manso, Xanthi Andrianou, Marco Ajelli, Gianni Rezza, Silvio Brusaferro, Stefano Merler)

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