Short Retrospective on 2020
2020 has been a year like no other. All the partners of the REMEDIA project had to adapt to the health situation which has paralyzed a large part of Europe. During this year, the meetings were held at 100% virtually with the exception of the kick-off meeting of the project in January 2020 in Paris and the launch of the European Human Exposome Network (EHEN) in February 2020 at the European Commission in Brussels. The Executive Committee of REMEDIA was able to meet 5 times and we were also able to meet with the other projects of the EHEN 4 times.
Positive point of these virtual meetings and conferences, some have been recorded and made available!
REMEDIA KICK-OFF | January 2020
First … and last physical meeting for the REMEDIA Consortium members. We had the opportunity to meet physically for the first time and hope to do so again when better days are upon us. This project launch was also an opportunity to present each of the project’s work packages.
NEWS – SOPHIE LANONE: INFLUENCING THE COURSE OF RESPIRATORY DISEASES | January 2020
A description of Sophie Lanone, coordinator of the REMEDIA project, was published on the website of the French National Institute of Health and Medical Research explaining the progress of her work from her postdoctoral contract to obtaining current Horizon 2020 funding from the European Commission for the REMEDIA project.
👉 Read more about here (in French)
NEWS – UPEC PARTNER OF THE EUROPEAN REMEDIA RESEARCH PROJECT | February 2020
A news about the REMEDIA project was published on the website of the University of Paris Est Creteil (UPEC) with a quick presentation of the objectives and partners involved in the project.
👉 Read more about here (in French)
EUROPEAN COMMISSION EVENT – LAUNCH OF THE EUROPEAN HUMAN EXPOSOME NETWORK | February 2020
The REMEDIA project is part of the European Human Exposome Network and as such, the REMEDIA consortium members were invited to participate in the launch of this network at the European Commission headquarters in Brussels.
👉 Read more about here (presentation still available)
EFANET CONFERENCE – ALLERGY AND RESPIRATORY PATIENTS DIGITAL CONFERENCE | October 2020
Sophie Lanone, coordinator of REMEDIA, had the honour to present the REMEDIA project at the annual conference of the European Federation of Allergy and Airway Diseases Patients’ Associations during session 1 on “Precision medicine evolution – How do allergy and respiratory patients benefit from it? | Incorporating the human exposome into precision medicine: a powerful approach for evaluating environmental exposures and their influences in human disease.”
👉 Read more about here (recording still available)
UPEC CONFERENCE – OSU-EFLUVE AND IMRB SCIENTIFIC SEMINAR: WHEN ENVIRONMENTAL SCIENCES MEET HEALTH SCIENCES | November 2020
Two conferences took place virtually around the theme “The H2020 REMEDIA project (Impact of exposome on the course of lung diseases), a transdisciplinary project initiated at UPEC”. This exchange was the occasion for a presentation of the REMEDIA project by
- Patrice Coll, Professor at the University of Paris, Director of LISA (Interuniversity Laboratory for Atmospheric Systems) since 2015. Trained as an astrobiologist, he has carried out a thematic conversion in recent years which has led him to develop projects aimed at to study the impact of atmospheric pollution on health. In this context, he is the leader of one of the work packages of REMEDIA on the simulation of exposomes on preclinical models.
- Sophie Lanone, Inserm Research Director, in charge within the IMRB (Mondor Institute for Biomedical Research) of a team dedicated to the study of gene-environment interactions in chronic respiratory diseases (mainly Cystic Fibrosis and Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease). Since January 1, 2020, she has been coordinating the REMEDIA project bringing together 13 partners and dedicated to study the role of the exposome in the course of COPD and Cystic Fibrosis.
2020 SFSE CONGRESS | November 2020
The annual congress of the Francophone Society of Health and Environment (SFSE) on the theme “Multi-exposures, living conditions and health: from knowledge to action” allowed to meet and discuss with various speakers on topics related to environmental health. During this conference, Elie Al Marj, doctoral student at LISA and member of the REMEDIA consortium presented his thesis work on the effects of air pollution on health.
The EHEN, of which REMEDIA is a part, was even presented during an introductory session by Robert Barouki.
👉 Read more about here (in French ; posters and session recordings still available)