Visit of the Prefects of the Grand Est Region

Today we had an exceptional visit from the Prefects of the Grand Est Region, led by Mrs Josiane Chevalier, Prefect of the Grand Est Region and the Bas-Rhin. This was an opportunity for us to present the Institute and the new robotic platforms, including a presentation of robots from CMR Surgical, Medtronic and Intuitive.

This visit underlines the existing link between IRCAD and the French State, as President Emmanuel Macron had specified during the ceremony of decoration of Professor Jacques Marescaux to the rank of Commander of the Legion of Honor.

Many thanks to these prestigious personalities for the time they have devoted to us.
Mrs. Josiane Chevalier, Prefect of the Grand Est Region and Prefecture of the Bas-Rhin
Mr. Jean-Sébastien Lamontagne, the Prefect of the Ardennes
Mr. Louis Laugier, Prefect of the Haut-Rhin
Mr. Yves Seguy, Prefect of the Vosges
Mr. Blaise Gourtay, Secretary General for Regional and European Affairs
Mr. Mathieu Duhamel, Secretary General of the Bas-Rhin
Mr. Antoine Grassin, Diplomatic Advisor
Mrs. Françoise Coulongeat, Regional Director of Public Finances of the Grand Est region
Mrs. Christelle Creff, Regional Director of Cultural Affairs of the Grand Est region
Ms. Ornella Bracka, Head of the Administrative Affairs and Support Department (SAAA), SGARE

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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