Peter Klimek talks about “COVID-19 in Austria: What the f*** happened?” as part of the YSA Autumn Colloquium 2020.
The colloquium has been recorded. Peter Klimek’s talk starts at 1:26:00 .
About the YSA Autumn Colloquium:
The colloquium called “Broadening the perspective: rare diseases during COVID-19″ was part of the new webinar series Road to YSA’21.
The speakers were Niki Popper, Vanja Nagy, Peter Klimek (CSH) and Eva Schernhammer [MedUni Vienna & CSH Associate Faculty].
In Austria, rare diseases affect around 1 in 20 people, with each disorder occurring per definition not more than in one per 2000 people. Simultaneously, the COVID-19 pandemic calls for fast socio-economic measures regarding public health.
Is the pandemic affecting research on rare diseases and care of patients with chronic disorders and rare diseases? How are specialists, statisticians and epidemiologists contributing to a fast and reasoned decision making to preserve good care of individuals and public health?
The colloquium gathered eminent speakers engaged in the fields of rare diseases, statistical mathematics and epidemiology to discuss these questions with us.