Ensuring quality in public health microbiology laboratories in the EU: Quality control and areas in need of strengthening
In September 2009, ECDC convened a meeting of its National Microbiology Focal Points (NMFPs), a group of experts that provide technical and strategic input on overarching questions in microbiology. During the meeting, representatives from national and international quality assurance organisations explained the relevant systems and structures currently in place, and the participating NMFPs elaborated on the quality assurance systems in use in their countries. The participants agreed that ECDC could promote quality assurance by reinforcing collaboration, stimulating the exchange of good practices, and by providing relevant information resources.
ECDC public health training: Aligning training strategies between Member States and the EU level, 2014–2020
13 Aug 2014 - The main goal of this consultation was to review the implementation of the ECDC public health training strategy in the European Union and update it in accordance with plans and expectations at Member State level.
Ad hoc advisory meeting on preparedness – Stockholm, 15–16 May 2014
17 Jun 2014 - The Country Preparedness Support section of ECDC held an ad hoc advisory meeting on preparedness in Stockholm on 15–16 May 2014.
Meeting Report: EVD Network and Coordination Group annual meeting
16 May 2014 - The first meeting of ECDC’s Programme on Emerging and Vector-Borne Diseases (EVDs) was an important milestone for establishing a dedicated network of representatives from EU/EEA Member States to cooperate in the field of emerging and vector-borne diseases.