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 EAN Prizes for ESCAIDE 2016

About EAN best oral & poster prize
EAN selects two presentations at ESCAIDE (one oral and one poster), which are most effective in transmitting a public health message.
EAN awards them as “best oral” and “best poster” presentation at ESCAIDE 2016. This initiative was started in 2010 by the former EAN Presidents on occasion of the 15 years of EPIET and at the time it was called 'EAN Presidents’ Prize'. Since 2014, ECDC awards free registrations for the winners of the best oral and best poster presentations prizes for next year’s ESCAIDE.
An EAN Prize Committee judges the oral and poster presentations. The Committee comprises EAN members that are not part of the graduating or current EPIET cohorts and is supported by the opinions of the moderators of each session. Only presentations of submitted abstracts which are the contributions in oral parallel  sessions and poster sessions are eligible (i.e. plenary session presentations are excluded). The moderators use a scoring grid and a guide is available here. Special thanks to all ESCAIDE moderators for their valuable contributions.
The winners of the “best oral” and “best poster” prize are awarded by the EAN President at the closing ceremony of ESCAIDE, 30 November.
About EAN best photo prize
As in the previous years, EAN, in collaboration with ECDC, is organizing a photo contest open to all conference attendees.
Therefore, if during your adventurous life as a public health expert:
  • you came across a situation, a landscape, a character, an unusual and memorable “something” related to public health,
  • you took a picture that can represent and depict one of the many facets the life in "the field",
  • and you want to share your memories and emotions with those who can grasp their meaning,
  • please take part in this photo contest.

Upload your photos & read more at by Monday 14 November 2016.

 All ESCAIDE participants serve as judges for the “best photo” contest. The photos are displayed at the venue and voting slips is given to the participants as part of the registration package. 
The winner of the “best photo” contest is awarded by the EAN President at the closing ceremony of ESCAIDE, 30 November; and his/her photo is framed and given permission, is posted on ESCAIDE’s website and social media channels.
Good luck !

EAN Prize winners from ESCAIDE 2016


Best oral presentation & best poster 


Best oral presentation:

Iro Evlampidou, “Refugees crisis in Europe: Health status, life experiences, and mental health problems of transiting refugees and migrants on the Balkan route in 2015”

Best posters:

  • Cornelia C.H. Wielders, “Prevalence of and determinants for carriage of extended-spectrum Beta-lactamase and pAmpC-producing enterobacteriacea in the general population in a livestock-dense area”
  • Lara Utsi, “Water cooler tank : Use of qualitative data in the investigation of a large norovirus outbreak”
  • Agnes Hajdu, “The added value of participation in the newly launched European surveillance of Clostridium difficile infections : the case of Hungary”

Photo contest

  • The winner of the 2015 EAN best photo contest is: “Le suivi est fini - The Bridge of Freedom” by Laura Reques, Tamaransy, Boké, Guinea.

Date of the photograph : 31/07/2015

Description: The little M.,K.& A. live in Tamaransy, a humble Guinean village that has become famous for summing 20 Ebola cases in one week. They have spent almost two months of “cerclage” contemplating how the heavy tank of international cooperation left small droplets of hope (a sack of rice, a colored clothing, a foreign smile), and waiting for their Thermoflash shoot every morning. This is the last day of quarantine. They are excited to cross the river. I look at them in the distance, free and pure, their idols on their back, letting the fresh water droplets refresh their faces, and I hope that on the other side of the bridge they find the path to their dreams.


EAN Prize winners from ESCAIDE 2015


Best oral presentation & best poster 

  • Best oral presentation: Natasha Crowcroft, Public Health Ontario, Canada: A systematic review for the basic reproductive number for measles:  implications for measles'
  • Best poster:  Domino Determann, Erasmus MC: 'Future pandemics and vaccination: public opinion and attitudes across three European countries'


Photo contest

  • The winner of the 2015 EAN best photo contest is: ‘Hand in Hand’ by Alain Rakotoarisoa, Ministère de la Santé Publique, Madagascar.
  • Place: Antsirabe Madagascar
  • Description: Investigator and community worker walking hand in  hand on a bridge,crossing a river to carry out  investigations in a remote village



EAN Prize winners from ESCAIDE 2014  


Best oral presentation & best poster

  • Best oral presentation: Evaluating implementation of polio vaccination and stool screening among Syrian asylum seekers, Germany, 2013/2014, Nadine Zeitlmann.  
  • Best poster:  Effect of the pneumococcal conjugate vaccination programme on hospitalisation rates due to all-cause pneumonia and myringotomy with ventilation tube insertion, Ireland, 2005-2013, Margaret Fitzgerald.


Photo contest

  • The winner of the EAN best photo contest is the ‘P(PE)raying Circle’ by Nadine Zeitlmann.
  • Place: Ebola Treatment Unit, Monrovia, Liberia.
  • Description: A group of health care workers at the Ebola treatment unit at JFK Hospital in Monrovia Liberia who form a praying circle before entering the ward for their daily shift. For the purpose of recognizing each other, their first names are written on the PPE suit.


 Description: A group of health care workers at the Ebola treatment unit at JFK Hospital in Monrovia Liberia who form a praying c

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