ESCAIDE: food- and waterborne diseases, healthcare-associated infections and tuberculosis, amongst main topics of day oneArchived

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The sixth European Scientific Conference on Applied Infectious Disease Epidemiology (ESCAIDE) opened today at the Edinburgh International Conference Centre (EICC).

The sixth European Scientific Conference on Applied Infectious Disease Epidemiology (ESCAIDE) opened today at the Edinburgh International Conference Centre (EICC). More than 500 participants are on-site and enjoyed today the first two plenary sessions, six different parallel sessions and various moderated poster sessions.

The main subjects discussed during the first day of the conference were food- and waterborne diseases, healthcare-associated infections, tuberculosis, epidemiology and microbiology driving public health policy and surveillance of infectious diseases, amongst others.

Zoonoses and the detection and management of emerging infections at the human/animal interface was the main topic of the first plenary session. This was followed by vulnerability in 21st century public health and included presentations on measles, socio-economic inequalities in tuberculosis rates in Europe and reduction of health inequity through action on social determinants of health.

Day one finished with a welcome reception in the Cromdale Hall at the EICC. ECDC is delighted that the Depute Lord Provost, Councillor Deirdre Brock, Edinburgh City Council welcomed the delegates to the city on behalf of the Lord Provost of Edinburgh.

ECDC will be tweeting live during the full conference through its Twitter account @ECDC_EU, using the hashtag #ESCAIDE. The abstract book of the conference and the programme are available online on www.escaide.eu.

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