ANSES supports the Université Côte d'Azur in promoting physical activity for health – 31 August to 2 September 2022
Palais de la Méditerranée à Nice
In partnership with ANSES, the Université Côte d'Azur is pleased to invite you to the 17th annual meeting and 11th conference of HEPA Europe. The conference is organised jointly with WHO/Europe, in partnership with the City of Nice and the French Public Health Society (SFSP). This year's HEPA Europe conference will focus on "An ecosystem-based approach to promoting health-enhancing physical activity". The conference themes cover a wide range of issues including policy, active transportation, sport, determinants of physical activity, results for health, sedentary behaviour and many others. The aim of the conference is to engage policy makers, professionals, scientists and other stakeholders, as well as citizens, in the promotion of health-enhancing physical activity. The conference will be an opportunity to target and connect these different groups. The Nice meeting is a unique opportunity to meet with experts and influencers face-to-face; to network, mix and mingle; to learn from leaders in the field and to keep abreast of scientific, practical and policy developments in Europe and beyond. The event includes plenary conferences, concurrent discussion sessions, poster sessions and symposia. It will also include the annual meeting of HEPA Europe and concurrent sessions by most of its working groups. The conference has existed since 2005 and will be held for the first time in France, at the Palais de la Méditerranée in Nice, from 31 August to 2 September 2022.
ANSES entrusts Brice Laurent with the creation of a department dedicated to human and social sciences expertise and openness to society
On 2 June 2022, Brice Laurent was given the responsibility of creating a new department for social and economic analyses and openness to society at ANSES. This department, which he will manage, will reinforce the role of human and social sciences in the Agency's expert appraisal and communication practices.
Improving air quality in underground railway areas
Millions of people use the metro and other underground transport systems to get around seven large urban areas of France. Improving air quality inside underground railway areas is one of the objectives of the National Environmental Health Action Plan. Having received a request from the public authorities, ANSES confirms the need to continue taking action to limit the exposure of users by reducing concentrations of airborne particulate matter. To that end, the Agency is proposing monitoring indicators to strengthen air quality monitoring in these environments.
Bérénice Renard appointed as ANSES's Ethics Officer
Bérénice Renard, recently appointed as ANSES's Director of Legal Affairs, has been appointed as Ethics Officer by decision of the Director General, Roger Genet. She took on this role on 9 May for a three-year period.
To what pets can humans transmit monkeypox virus (MPXV)? For example, can dogs, cats and rodents get monkeypox? Due to the increase in the number of people infected with this virus in multiple non-endemic countries, including France, ANSES received an urgent request to answer these questions.
Plant protection: spotting the Japanese beetle's arrival in France as early as possible
The Japanese beetle has already been in Italy and Switzerland for several years, and there is a high probability that it will enter France. This insect pest poses a threat to hundreds of plant species. To have any chance of eradicating it from our country, action must be taken as soon as the insect is first detected.
Colistin combined with nanoparticles: a smaller amount of antibiotic for the same level of efficacy
Scientists from ANSES's Ploufragan-Plouzané-Niort Laboratory took part in a study on the efficacy of colistin-loaded alginate nanoparticles used to treat diarrhoea in piglets. Undertaken in collaboration with teams from University of Lille (BioEcoAgro Cross-Border Joint Research Unit) and CNRS (Institute of Electronics, Microelectronics & Nanotechnology), this study showed that this new formulation, which requires less colistin than conventional treatment, has equal or even greater efficacy.
Laboratory for Animal Health, Maisons-Alfort and Dozulé sites
Aiming for weather maps of ticks in metropolitan France
As part of the national plan to combat Lyme disease and other tick-borne diseases, INRAE and VetAgro Sup, as well as CIRAD, ANSES and the company Boehringer Ingelheim, analysed the risks associated with the tick Ixodes ricinus , the main pathogen vector in France and Europe. The research team used data collected in seven observatories characterised by various climates in metropolitan France; it also referred to meteorological and environmental (vegetation, soil, etc.) data. This was supplemented by additional field observation campaigns. The results, published in Geospatial Health and Scientific Reports, led to the development of a map indicating those areas most favourable to the presence and activity of Ixodes ricinus ticks, on the one hand, and a model for predicting the periods of greatest risk depending on the season and weather in metropolitan France, on the other.