Professor Marescaux hosts NEOM health department delegation

On February 15th, Professor Marescaux hosted a full delegation from the “Health” department of the pharaonic NEOM project, set to launch in Saudi Arabia in 2030. Following a tour of the IRCAD, discussions centered around a potential partnership with the Institute as part of the establishment of an “Innovation Healthcare Hub.” Professor Marescaux plans to visit the colossal construction site in the coming weeks to follow up on this initial meeting.
Attendees included:
Dr. Ibrahim Alharfi (Deputy Head of NEOM Healthcare and Executive Director of Operations)
Dr. Khaled Hamawi (Executive Director of Health System Design)
Dr. Muhammad Alhammad (Senior Manager of Health System Design)
Dr. Hany Elosman (Director of Computational Medicine and Digital Health)
Dr. Alwaleed Alharby (Senior Manager in charge of Simulation)
Mr. Othmane Lazraq (Manager of Partnerships and Commercialization)
Mr. Georges-Fabrice Blum (Advisor to the Minister Delegate for Foreign Trade, Attractiveness, and French Nationals Abroad, in charge of civil society – Ministry of Europe and Foreign Affairs)
Mr. Jean-Bernard Prouhet (Head of Priority Export Services, Ministry of Europe and Foreign Affairs)
Ms. Fanny De Baere (Health and Healthcare Editor, Ministry of Europe and Foreign Affairs)

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COVID19: IRCAD sanitary measures & health pass

Please note that the IRCAD administrative board and staff are closely monitoring the evolving COVID-19 situation, in full compliance with all applicable laws and regulations in France. The health, safety, and well-being of our participants, experts and staff are our top priority!
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We would like to draw your attention that the « Vaccine Pass » is now mandatory in France since end of January 2022 and replaces the former « Health Pass » to access places that are open to the public, such as cinemas, museums, cafés and restaurants, hotels as well as the IRCAD Institute which welcomes participants in the framework of its courses and seminars. Thus, a PCR test without vaccination is no longer sufficient to take part in our courses.

The vaccine pass includes a proof of the following (one of the 3 items is sufficient):

  • The vaccination certificate, proving that persons have a complete vaccination (as of January 15, 2022, all persons aged 18 and over must receive a booster dose no more than 7 months after their last injection or Covid infection to receive a valid vaccination pass. As of February 15, 2022, the time limits for keeping the pass will be reduced, you will have to do your booster dose 4 months and no longer 7 months after your 2nd dose to have a complete vaccine schedule and maintain a valid vaccine pass)
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