Cross-border health threats: assessment, evidence-based decision making & communication
The aim of the workshop is to strengthen capacity in Member States of the European Union (EU) and of the European Economic Area (EEA) in increasing and strengthening knowledge on the use of scientific evidence for assessment, decision-making and communication of cross-borders health threats in the European Union.
European Health Forum Gastein 2016: ECDC workshop discusses life-course vaccination approaches and challenges
When discussing vaccination, it is common to focus on immunisation of children. However, the changes in the EU’s demographic structure, with growing life expectancy, and the contribution of vaccinating older generations to healthy aging, have determined a growing interest in research and strategic approaches to life-course vaccination.
Acute respiratory pandemics: how to plan for and manage
This practical course will cover outbreak investigation, pandemic planning, recent developments in respiratory pathogen biology and therapy, and will focus around two practical scenarios in which participants will gain experience in managing an acute epidemic. Research during an epidemic and ethical aspects will also be covered.