ECDC Summer School 2017
The ECDC Summer School 2017 was built based on the experience of the ECDC train-the-trainers’ induction workshop for new EPIET and EUPHEM supervisors in July 2011 and previous 2012 to 2016 editions. The goal of the Summer School was to strengthen the mentoring and technical skills of both ECDC experts and experts within ECDC networks, such as supervisors of the Fellowship programme, by providing an opportunity for networking and scientific exchange.
The specific objectives of the Summer School were:
- Address expressed training needs among EPIET/EUPHEM supervisors
- Bring supervisors together to share and exchange experiences and views on supervision, coaching and creating collaborations between microbiologists and epidemiologists
- Bring ECDC core activities and fellowship network closer, by increasing the ability for supervisors to identify projects that link to ECDC’s core and priority tasks, and facilitating opportunities for Member State and ECDC experts to be aware of and involved in fellowship projects
- Incorporate the trainers of MediPIET into the training networks
The parallel workshops planned were:
- Induction of new and future supervisors
- Supervising a fellow: roles, responsibilities, expectations
The Fellowships are competency-based programmes
- Scientific review I: The argument matrix - outline, results and methods
- Scientific review II: Discussion, Recommendations, Introduction
- Cross border sharing of health data
- Story telling for scientists
- Public health economics
- Anthropology for Public Health: Qualitative Methods
- Migrant and refugee health
- Health emergency preparedness
- Hands on training on conducting rapid risk assessments and
Participants could choose to attend the train-train the trainer track, specially designed for supervisors, or parallel technical workshops. At the end of each day, there was a scientific seminar in topics of interest for all the different target audiences. New and future supervisors followed a pre-designed track aimed at their induction to the fellowship programmes. All other participants chose one workshop per day from the mosaic of available workshops. The target audiences for the 2017 edition were:
- Supervisors of EPIET and EUPHEM: main supervisors, co-supervisors and also those that support fellows in specific projects (15 seats)
- Member State professionals working in prevention and control of communicable diseases (15 seats)
- ECDC experts (15 seats, or more depending on capacity of the class-room)
- MediPIET Supervisors (15 seats)
- Young Gasteiners (3 seats)
Selection of participants from Member States (EPIET/EUPHEM supervisors and other senior experts) was done through official invitation letters to the National Focal Points for Public Health Training, who were invited to propose the candidates from their respective Member States. The EPIET/EUPHEM Training Site Forum and the Coordinating Competent Bodies were informed.
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