Conference given by Prof. Marescaux in Lebanon

On Saturday, July 15, Professor Jacques Marescaux gave a conference in Beirut, on the history of IRCAD and artificial intelligence applied to surgery, at the 8th Annual Medical Congress of the French-Lebanese Medical Association. Two IHU representatives took part in this prestigious scientific gathering: Professor Arnold Munnich, President of Imagine, an institute which aims to improve the genetic diagnosis of orphan diseases, and Professor Jacques Marescaux for IRCAD and for the Institute of Image-Guided Surgery. Philippe Douste Blazy, doctor and former French Minister of Health, former French Minister of Culture, former French Minister of Foreign Affairs, Under-Secretary General of the United Nations, also spoke on the theme of innovation to improve health standards in developing countries. At the end of his trip, Professor Jacques Marescaux met Mr. Saad Hariri, Prime Minister of Lebanon, to talk about the potential development of a project initiated by his father, aiming to build a campus of excellence for research and surgery training.

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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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