ECDC Expert meeting on non-pharmaceutical countermeasures for Pandemic flu
The meeting focused on the evidence base for the revision of the updated “Guide to public health measures to reduce the impact of influenza pandemics in Europe”, with a specific emphasis on non-pharmaceutical countermeasures for pandemic flu.
The use of vaccines for prevention of seasonal and pandemic influenzaArchived
On 3 October 2011 European Centre for Disease Prevention and Control (ECDC) and representatives of the European Vaccine Manufacturers met at ECDC in Stockholm for a regular scheduled meeting about the use of vaccines for prevention of seasonal and pandemic influenza. ECDC Director Marc Sprenger opened the meeting and ECDC influenza experts held different presentations, such as burden of influenza disease in the EU, risk groups for severe influenza disease, personal protective measures, pandemic influenza preparedness, seasonal influenza vaccines, communication.
The Declarations of Interest for ECDC Influenza Staff and the ECDC Director are available here under ECDC Transparency.
Development of public health programmes for prevention and control of seasonal influenzaArchived
ECDC training programme workshop on “Development of public health programmes for prevention and control of seasonal influenza” took place in Stockholm 8-10 October 2012.
Week of Annual Meetings of European Tuberculosis Networks
The Week of Annual Meetings of European Tuberculosis Network was a joint effort of ECDC and its international partners to bring together European TB experts to discuss the common goal of eliminating TB in Europe.
Combating HIV and TB through a joint regional action - Northern Dimension Partnership on Public Health and Social Well-being
The aim of this side event was to develop and support effective country and regional responses to further improve the current HIV and tuberculosis situations and reduce their impacts on human lives, economy and society.
Expert consultation on the evidence base of public health use of antivirals for prevention and treatment of influenza
Neuraminidase inhibitors, commonly referred to as antivirals, have been subject to much debate about the effectiveness in preventing and treating influenza. ECDC convened a meeting of experts in order to review and discuss evidence regarding antivirals.