The conference aims at: (a) strengthening and expanding the human network of all involved in applied infectious disease epidemiology (b) sharing scientific knowledge and experience in this field in Europe and internationally, and (c) providing a dedicated platform for EPIET, FETP (field epidemiology training programme) and EUPHEM (European Public Health Microbiology Training Programme) fellows to present their work.
Abstracts are welcomed in all areas related to applied infectious disease public health.
The target audience for the conference includes epidemiologists, microbiologists, clinicians, veterinarians and public and environmental health experts with a professional and scientific interest in infectious disease epidemiology, microbiology and associated disciplines, and their application in the control of infectious disease.
The conference aims at bringing together several groups of people involved in these areas including representatives from EU/EEA National Public Health Institutes, members of Surveillance and disease-specific networks (and EPIET/FETP/EUPHEM fellows and alumni. The audience also includes governmental, NGO and academic researchers from across Europe and the globe with an interest in infectious disease prevention and control.
For the past 4 years ESCAIDE has been accredited by the European Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (EACCME). Participants have been able to receive Continuing Medical Education (CME) credits for attending ESCAIDE.
It is anticipated that ESCAIDE will again receive accreditation for 2013.
ESCAIDE is an annual event, and rotates between Stockholm, the city where ECDC is seated, and a city of an EU Member State or EEA on alternate years. The inaugural ESCAIDE conference was held in Stockholm in 2007, and the conference has also been hosted in the Swedish capital in 2009 and 2011. Berlin hosted the first conference to be held outside Sweden in 2008, followed by Lisbon in 2010, and Edinburgh in 2012.