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Fighting pandemics with enhanced risk communication

Monday 12 September 2022 09:00-15:45,
Scandic Holmenkollen Park Hotel.

A conference about messages, compliance and vulnerability during the COVID-19 outbreak.

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Monday September 12th 2022, 09:00-15:45 plus social event

Conference fee

NOK 885,-


Scandic Holmenkollen Park Hotel, Oslo, Norway

Ung kvinne med ansiktsmaske ved hjelp av mobiltelefon og kjøpe dagligvarer i supermarkedet under viruspandemi.

The University of Stavanger is hosting a conference to mark the conclusion of PAN-FIGHT – a two-year international research project that has investigated authorities’ pandemic risk communication strategies and people’s compliance in five European countries. The purpose of PAN-FIGHT has been to identify correlations between risk communication and social vulnerabilities during the COVID-19 outbreak. Our research teams in Norway, Germany, Sweden, Switzerland and the United Kingdom have investigated how different population groups in these countries have translated risk communication into adjustments of their daily routines during the pandemic. At the conference, we will be joined by keynote speakers Anders Tegnell, Bent Høie, Camilla Stoltenberg and Lars Schaade. In addition to the research team presenting project findings and recommendations for improved risk communication strategies, researcher and practitioner panels will discuss knew knowledge and lessons learned in the wake of the pandemic. See programme below for further details.

Keynote speakers

Anders Tegnell

State epidemiologist at the Public Health Agency of Sweden

Bent Høie

County governor and former Norwegian Minister of health and welfare

Camilla Stoltenberg

Director of the Norwegian Institute of Public Health

Lars Schaade

Vice President of the Robert Koch Institute in Germany

Fighting pandemics with enhanced risk communication

Conference programme

Monday September 12th 2022 at 09:00-15:45.

 Moderator morning sessionOle Andreas Engen
09:00Welcome, presentation of project with WP teams, and purpose of conferenceKristin Scharffscher
09:15Presentation of main PAN-FIGHT findingsKristin Scharffscher
09:45Keynote I: What is the post-COVID meaning of risk and the ‘precautionary principle’?Anders Tegnell
10:05Keynote II: Messages, trust and compliance in pre-vaccine GermanyLars Schaade
10:25Panel discussion: Risk communication and new knowledge in the wake of the COVID-19 pandemic Chaired by Frederic BouderOrtwin Renn

Anna Olofsson

Mathilde Bourrier

Geir Sverre Braut
11:15Coffee break 
11:30Health risk communication in ‘high-end’ European countries during the pre-vaccine COVID-19 pandemicFarnaz Mahdavian
11:45Risk perception and compliance: A matter of information or situation?Frederic Bouder
12:00Gender, age and vulnerability during the COVID-19 pandemicSanjana Arora
 Moderator afternoon sessionHulda Mjøll Gunnarsdottir
13:20Presentation of main PAN-FIGHT recommendationsKristin Scharffscher and WP leaders
13:45Keynote III: Pandemic risk communication from a governance perspectiveBent Høie
14:05Keynote IV: Pandemic risk communication from a public health perspectiveCamilla Stoltenberg
14:25Coffee break 
14:40Panel and plenary discussion: National contingency policies, strategies and practices: Lessons learned from the COVID-19 pandemic Chaired by Jacob KringenBent Høie

Camilla Stoltenberg

Anders Tegnell

Lars Schaade
15:35Summary and final remarksOrtwin Renn
15:45Reception with refreshmentsAll


Faculty of Science and Technology

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Faculty of Science and Technology

Department of Safety, Economics and Planning