Invitation to seminar: Covid-19: Research in the Wake of the Pandemic

The Research Council, the Norwegian Cancer Society and Trond Mohn Foundation will organize a seminar series in the period 2020–2022. We hope to contribute to an academic COVID-19 community with sharing of best practice, inspire communication of the research results between the project leaders and the public, lower the threshold for interdisciplinary cooperation and facilitate dialogue with relevant people of the authorities.

The program for the first seminar in the seminar series Covid-19: research in the wake of the pandemic, is open for registration:

Public health response and social countermeasures

Registration: use this link

NEW! The seminar booklet is published – read about the presenters, panel guests and moderators here

H 9:30-11:30 (Follow this zoom-link to the webinar)
First group of introductions
(3-5 minutes teasers):

Bjørn Sætrevik: Perceived Risk and Precautions during a Pandemic Outbreak
Øyvind Ihlen: Pandemic Rhetoric, Trust and Social Media: Risk Communication Strategies and Public Reactions in a Changing Media Landscape (PAR-TS)
Jose Julio Gonzalez: Systemic Pandemic Risk Management
Hossein Baharmand: COvid19 Network Technology based Responsive Action

Panel discussion (20 min) Trond Viggo Torgersen will lead a panel discussion with Camilla Stoltenberg, director of Norwegian Institute of Public Health and the project leaders Øyvind Ihlen, professor at the University of Oslo and Kristin Sørung Scharffscher, associate professor at the University of Stavanger.

Second group of introductions (3-5 minutes teasers):

Jo RøislienCOVID communication: Fighting a pandemic through translating science
Jason D. Whittington: COVID-19 Seasonality: The effect of environmental variation on the spatio-temporal dynamics at national, regional and global scales
F. Le Ron ShultsEmotional Contagion (EmotiCon): Predicting and preventing the spread of misinformation, stigma, and anxiety during a pandemic
Birgitte Freiesleben de Blasio: COVID-19 in Norway: A real-time analytical pipeline for preparedness, planning and response during the COVID-19 pandemic in Norway

Breakout session (60 min – follow the links below)
1- Sætrevik
2- Ihlen
3- Gonzalez
4- Baharmand
5- Røislien
6- Whittington
7-Shults
8- Blasio

Here you can learn more about the seminar serie.