Rapid Assessment in Complex Public Health Emergencies
The objective of the course was to strengthen participant’s knowledge and skills related to the surveillance of communicable diseases and investigation of outbreaks in the context of a complex emergency situation.
The topics included identifying public health priorities in complex emergency settings and doing initial assessment, setting a surveillance system and performing specific surveys, using different sampling strategies, the GIS and including social mobilisation.
Target audience, seats and selection
Epidemiologists working at the national or regional level in the EU, EEA/EFTA countries and EU enlargement countries and dealing with complex public health emergencies affecting their country and internationally. They should be a mid-career epidemiologist with experience in surveillance and outbreak investigations, working in public health preferably at the national level. ECDC invited National Focal Points for Public Health training to propose participants and their alternates by 8th September 2013.
The training methods included presentations in plenary sessions, interactive and practical case studies, challenges, aiming at making the participants face real-life situations, movies and field activity. In details we describe then in the attached document.
The PH Training Section applied for accreditation of the Summer school under the European Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (EACCME, see: http://www.eaccme.eu).
European Scientific Conference on Applied Infectious Disease Epidemiology 2018
21 Nov 2018 to 23 Nov 2018 - The European Scientific Conference on Applied Infectious Disease Epidemiology (ESCAIDE) is an annual three-day scientific conference, open to the wider communicable disease surveillance community.
ECDC holds the annual Observership programme for ESCMID, EUCIC and ESCV members
2 Sep 2019 to 6 Sep 2019 - As every year, ECDC organised a week-long programme for observers from the European Society of Clinical Microbiology and Infectious Diseases (ESCMID), the European Committee on Infection Control (EUCIC) and the European Society for Clinical Virology (ESCV) from 2 to 6 September 2019.