ERS Training Course: Acute respiratory pandemics: how to plan 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.
ECDC highlights its training resources in the area of infection control and hospital hygiene, in support of the WHO “SAVE LIVES: Clean Your Hands” campaign
Each year on 5 May, the “SAVE LIVES: Clean Your Hands” campaign takes place as part of a major global effort led by the World Health Organization (WHO) to improve hand hygiene in healthcare settings. The campaign was launched in 2009 as an extension of the WHO First Global Patient Safety Challenge: “Clean Care is Safer Care”. The focus of this year’s campaign is on improving hand hygiene practices in all surgical services, from surgical wards to operating theatres, to outpatient surgical services.
Training Sites available to host EUPHEM EU-track fellows, cohort 2015
The second round of the EUPHEM selection process is complete. Candidates selected to participate in the third round interviews will have the opportunity to meet representatives of the available Training Sites.
Open registration: ECDC training workshop on detection and assessment of public health threats in EU
ECDC organises a briefing on preparedness and response activities, combined with a workshop ‘Detection and assessment of public health threats in the European Union’, from 7 to 11 March 2011, in Stockholm. Registration is now open, deadline: 21 January 2011.
New ECDC training events – registration now open
Experts from EU Member states can now register for two new training events organised by ECDC: a one-day workshop on “outbreak investigation reports” and a one-week training course “Managerial aspects of outbreak investigations”.
ECDC organises laboratory training course on bacterial Sexually Transmitted Infections
Applications are invited for the European Network for sexually transmitted infection (STI) Surveillance microbiology training course on bacterial STI laboratory methods. The one week course will be delivered on 7 – 11 June 2010 by the Health Protection Agency (HPA) in London, United Kingdom. Deadline for registration: 20 April 2010.
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.