Visit of Gerard Collomb, French State Minister and Minister of Home Affairs

On Friday, December 1st, 2017, IRCAD had the privilege of welcoming Gérard Collomb, French State Minister and Minister of Home Affairs, during the “Conférence des métropoles”, which brought together representatives of France’s largest cities in the Charles Lindbergh Auditorium at IRCAD.

Ninety-six presidents of French metropolises and of the Chamber of Commerce and Industry (CCI) took an active part in this event, which was held for the 50th Anniversary of the Strasbourg Eurométropole. Robert Herrmann, President of Strasbourg Eurometropole, Roland Ries, Mayor of Strasbourg and Catherine Trautmann, Former Minister and vice President of Strasbourg Eurometropole hosted the delegation.

In his speech, Professor Marescaux retraced the IRCAD’s success story, with the bringing together of institutional partners, such as local authorities, of industries, hospitals and universities, in order to sustain its development worldwide.

Mr. Gérard Collomb, for his part, recalled the necessity to stimulate local investments and to provide metropolises the means to play their full role as European competitors, while building up regional driving forces.

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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!
Despite the current context, the IRCAD stands firmly by your side to help you acquire knowledge and skills. Come and join us !

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)
  • The result of a positive RT-PCR or antigenic test attesting to the recovery of Covid, more than 11 days and less than 4 months
  • The certificate of contraindication to vaccination

Further information about the new vaccine pass can be found at :

We very much hope to be able to count on your kind understanding of those rules which have been set by the French Government and which our Institute is required to apply