MediPIET @ Home Presents

COVID-19 Countries’ ExperiencesWebinar Series in the frame of the CBRN MediPIET Module 7

Friday Dec 18th at 11am CET via WebEx

Multisectoral coordination before, during and after CBRN incidents: Perspectives from the different sectors for the COVID-19 Response

Our speakers:

Prof. Dragan Laušević, MD, MSc, PhD: Center for Research and Continuous Medical Education Institute for Public Health of Montenegro. Chair of Department of Epidemiology, School of Medicine University of Montenegro
Ms. Ivi Luuk: CBRN policy officer in DG ECHO Directorate-General for European Civil Protection and Humanitarian Aid Operations (ECHO). European Commission. Belgium
Mr. João Simões : Specialist in the CBRN & Explosives team the European Counter-terrorism Centre (ECTC) EUROPOL. The Netherlands
Moderated by: Dr Matthew Lim: Head of Biosecurity and Health Security Interface (BSI) Health Emergencies Programme. WHO HQ. Geneva

The Countries’ Experiences Webinar Series continue our MediPIET@Home COVID-19 Webinar Series. This webinar is part of the MediPIET module on Chemical, biological, radiological and nuclear (CBRN) threats that took place online from 3-18 December. It is conceived as a virtual Round Table.

CBRN threats are difficult to predict and might affect different sectors. Prevention, early detection, response, and recovery actions for CBRN events may be complex, involve different sectors and should be well planned, coordinated, communicated while relevant personnel needs to be well trained. Well established preparedness plans and staff training are crucial for an effective CBRN response. The COVID-19 pandemic has raised the need for all the sectors to get involved in a coordinated way for facing a common objective, to stop the transmission and go back to normal life.

The aim of this session is countries and institutions to share the different sector perspectives, the challenges, the good practices, and the lessons learnt from their response to COVID-19 pandemic and to debate around the intersectoral collaboration in the different countries, as well as get familiar with a sustainable framework for effective interagency cooperation for chemical, biological, radiological, or nuclear incidents in peace times.