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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 2016 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). After the conference, certificates can be requested by sending an email to


Between 2007 and 2012, hosting of the conference alternated between Stockholm and city of an EU Member State or EEA. The inaugural ESCAIDE was held in Stockholm in 2007. Berlin hosted the first conference to be held outside Sweden in 2008, followed by Lisbon in 2010, and Edinburgh in 2012. Since 2013, the the conference has been hosted in Stockholm.

From 2018, ESCAIDE will start alternating again between Stockholm and another city of an EU/EEA Member State. ESCAIDE 2019 and 2021 will be held in Stockholm, Sweden.

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

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