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ESCAIDE conference this week in Edinburgh, UK

23 Oct 2012

The sixth version on the European Scientific Conference on Applied Infectious Disease Epidemiology (ESCAIDE) takes place between the 24 and 26 October in Edinburgh, UK. The meeting place for epidemiologists, microbiologists, clinicians, veterinarians and other experts with a professional and scientific interest in infectious disease epidemiology, microbiology and associated disciplines is the Edinburgh International Conference Centre.

This year, more than 500 participants from all over Europe and other parts of the world are taking part in this 3 day event, enjoying more than 150 presentations and posters sessions ranging from antimicrobial resistance to zoonoses. The conference will cover the full A to Z of infectious disease epidemiology and other disciplines that support public health action to prevent and control diseases. In addition to the wealth of knowledge discussed and shared in the formal sessions, participants are also able to meet fellow experts to build and reinforce their networks to support disease detection, prevention and control.

ESCAIDE 2012 has an exciting programme including keynote sessions on the following topics:

  • Zoonoses: the detection and management of emerging infections at the human/animal interface. 
  • Vulnerability in 21st century public health.
  • Public health microbiology and infectious disease epidemiology: hand-in-hand in the field
  • Vaccination: Effectiveness, safety and implementation strategies for current and future vaccines.

Furthermore, the conference has been accredited by the European Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (EACCME). Participants can receive up to 16 Continuing Medical Education (CME) credits for attending ESCAIDE 2012.

Online registration is now closed, but it is still possible to register on site during the conference. ESCAIDE is sponsored by ECDC (European Centre for Disease Prevention and Control) and jointly organised by ECDC, EPIET (European Programme for Intervention Epidemiology Training), EAN (EPIET Alumni Network) and TEPHINET EUROPE (Training Programs in Epidemiology and Public Health Interventions Network).

Join us in Twitter

ECDC will have regular posts during these three days on its Twitter account (@ECDC_EU) using the hashtag #ESCAIDE. Highlights of the sessions, speakers and poster presentations as well as important information for the participants will be shared through this social network. All participants are welcome to tweet from the conference.

More information:
ECDC Twitter account

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