Each talk was 15 to 20 minutes long, with 10 to 15 minutes for questions

Monday, December 14th

12.00 pm Registration
1:00 pm Welcoming remarks by Dr. Annick Suzor-Weiner, Counselor for Science and Technology of the Embassy of France, and Dr. Jean Favero, Director of the CNRS Office for the USA and Canada
1:30 pm First session: Overview on current research and policies
Moderator: Dr. Jacques Drucker – Counselor for Health Affairs / Embassy of France
1:35 pm Lessons learned from the NSF-NIH Ecology of Infectious Disease Program (Dr. Joshua Rosenthal, NIH)
2:05 pm Lessons learned from the EDEN project (Dr. Jean-François Guégan, IRD)
2:35 pm Overview (Health and Adaptation) – IPCC 5th Assessment Report (Dr. Kristie Ebi, Stanford University)
3:05 pm Discussion
3:30 pm Coffee Break
4:00 pm Second session: Complexity of the factors at work
Moderator: Dr. Mark Wilson, University of Michigan
4:05 pm The reality of the climatic impacts on health: Malaria and Meningits in Niger (Dr. Isabelle Jeanne, International Network of Pasteur and Associate Institutes)
4:35 pm Meningitis in the African Belt: impact of climate? Perhaps but not only! (Dr. Hélène Broutin, NIH)
5:05 pm Seasonal patterns and inter-annual variability in influenza epidemics: is there a role for climate ? (Dr. Cécile Viboud, NIH)
5:35 pm Discussion
6:00 pm Reception

Tuesday, December 15th

8:00 am Breakfast
8:30 am Third session: case and broadscale studies
Moderator: Dr. Jean-François Guégan, IRD
8:35 am Climate and malaria: a population dynamics' perspective (Dr. Mercedes Pascual, University of Michigan)
9:00 am The potential impact of climate change on the emergence of vector-borne and zoonotic diseases(Dr. Ben Beard, CDC)
9:25 am Ecology of Vibrio Cholerae, epidemiology of cholera: what role for climate? (Dr. Guillaume Constantin de Magny, University of Maryland)
9:50 am A need for a pro-active approach to risks factors for emerging or existing infections (Dr. Dominique Hervio-Heath, IFREMER)
10:15 am Discussion
10:40 am Coffee Break
11:00 am Fourth session: Emergence and re-emergence of infectious diseases
Moderator: Dr. Andrew Dobson, Princeton University
11:05 am Health impacts of climate change: setting surveillance priorities in France (Dr. Mathilde Pascal, InVS)
11:35 am Population dynamics of emerging avian infectious pathogens (Dr. Andrew Dobson, Princeton University)
12:05 pm West Nile Virus: social challenges of emergent disease (Dr. Sabrina McCormick, EPA)
12:35 pm Discussion
1:00 pm Lunch at the French Embassy
2:00 pm Fifth session: Science, Policy & Socio-economics
Moderator: Dr. George Luber, CDC
2:05 pm Introduction (Dr. George Luber, CDC)
2:15 pm Integrating social sciences into the equation? (Dr. Mark Wilson, University of Michigan)
2:45 pm Issues in the economic evaluation of the health impacts of climate change. (Dr. Alain Fontaine, French Ministry of Health)
3:15 pm Discussion
3:45 pm Conclusion: possible research agenda and funding (Dr. Joshua Rosenthal, NIH and Dr. Jean-François Guégan, IRD
4:30 pm Adjourn