TRICE-IS project (Implementation of a training strategy for Infection Control in the European Union)
In December 2012, the TRICE-IS project (Implementation of a training strategy for Infection Control in the European Union) started as a next step in ECDC’s support to national training programmes for infection control and hospital hygiene (IC/HH).
Summary of the event
On 17 and 18 June all new appointed Member State Experts convened in Venice, Italy, together with ESCMID, WHO Europe, ECDC representatives (from the ARHAI disease programme and the Public Health Training Section) and TRICE Core staff.
The meeting was focused on: project methodology, priorities for infection control/hospital hygiene training at the European level, priorities for development of topics in the future “Infection Control wiki” and the strategy for the endorsement for IC/HH core competencies in countries.
Participants exchanged national experience with infection control/hospital hygiene training and reviewed the methodology of the survey of infection control/hospital hygiene capacity and training needs planned in Spring 2014.
During the 2 half days the 39 participants had the opportunity to review the project, and to make proposals for improvement.
The next planned steps include a call for courses and didactic materials on infection control and hospital hygiene which will be reviewed at European level, as well as the development of agreed course material on an “Infection Control Wiki”, closely linked to FEM Wiki.
European Antibiotic Awareness Day 2019: Launch event
18 Nov 2019 to 18 Nov 2019 - The event is a platform for governmental institutions, professional and patient organisations, country representatives and media to come together and discuss the current situation regarding antibiotic resistance and the actions taken to address them by all stakeholders, both at EU/EEA and national levels.
18 November: European Antibiotic Awareness Day 2019
18 Nov 2019 to 18 Nov 2019 - European Antibiotic Awareness Day (EAAD) was marked on Monday 18 November 2019, in partnership with WHO’s World Antibiotic Awareness Week (18 – 24 November 2019).
Training course on control of multidrug-resistant micro-organisms in health care settings
17 Sep 2019 to 19 Sep 2019 - ECDC is organising a short course on “Control of multidrug-resistant micro-organisms (MDROs) in health care settings”. This training opportunity is addressed at healthcare professionals from European Union (EU) and European Economic Area (EEA) countries with current or future responsibility for the prevention and control of healthcare-associated infections (HAIs) due to MDROs working at national or local level. The course is offered by invitation only and participants are identified through the ECDC Coordinating Competent Bodies.