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 About the Conference


The aims of ESCAIDE are:
  • Sharing of scientific knowledge and experience in all areas applied to infectious disease epidemiology, public health microbiology and related scientific fields;
  • Discussing and debating scientific advances and current public health challenges;
  • Strengthening and expanding the human network of all involved in this field in Europe and globally;
  • Providing opportunities for further professional development for fellows and students in this field, e.g. EPIET, EUPHEM, FETP and other national/international training programmes.
Abstracts are welcomed in all areas related to applied infectious diseases.  

The Conference is based on the following principles:
  • Applying scientific independence and integrity;
  • Increasing the EU added value;
  • Strengthening the relationship with stakeholders;
  • Showcasing scientific leadership and innovation; and
  • Maintaining high social and community values, i.e. inclusivity, equality and respect.


The target audience of the Conference are professionals across all fields related to applied epidemiology in the EU/EEA and globally. This includes, but not limited to, epidemiologists, veterinarians, microbiologists, clinicians, public health professionals, communication specialists, modelers, statisticians, social scientist and policy makers.

CME accreditation​​

ESCAIDE has been accredited by the European Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (EACCME) and was granted 18 European CME credits (ECMEC). The EACCME is an institution of the European Union of Medical Specialists (UEMS). Certificates can be claimed on the last day of the conference at the Registration stands, alternatively one day certificates could be claimed at the Finance desk on site. After the conference, certificates can be requested by sending an email to


In the first years of the Conference, hosting alternated between Stockholm and city of an EU Member State or EEA. The inaugural ESCAIDE was held in Stockholm in 2007, and the Conference has also been hosted in the Swedish capital in 2009,  2011 and 2013. Berlin hosted the first conference to be held outside Sweden in 2008, followed by Lisbon in 2010, and Edinburgh in 2012. Since 2013, the Conference is hosted in Stockholm, the home of ECDC.

Click here​ to watch a short documentary (04:30) about ESCAIDE​.

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