6th Joint WHO/Europe–ECDC Annual European Influenza Surveillance Meeting
The joint annual influenza surveillance meeting by ECDC and the WHO Regional Office for Europe will take place on 6 - 8 June 2018 in Copenhagen, Denmark. Invited participants are epidemiological and virological surveillance experts nominated by national health authorities as well as representatives from international institutions, covering the 53 countries of the EU/EEA and the WHO European region. The meeting is by invitation only.
European laboratories move forward towards stronger epidemic readiness for infectious disease threats.
The latest EULabCap data on assessing the public health laboratory capacities among 30 EU and EEA countries in 2016 reveal continuous improvement in reducing inequalities, with ten more countries reaching fair to high capability levels over the 4 years of monitoring.
Influenza surveillance for the 2017-2018 season is starting
ECDC monitors and reports on influenza transmission and virus circulation in Europe on a weekly basis throughout the flu season, in collaboration with WHO Regional Office for Europe, in the report Flu News Europe.
Strong engagement of national public health laboratories to respond to communicable disease outbreaks and improve monitoring of antimicrobial resistance in the European Union.
The EU Laboratory Capability (EULabCap) report published today,
on the results of the 2015 survey, concludes that the EU/EEA as a whole has a strong and improving public health microbiology system, with an average EULabCap score of 7.5 on a scale of 10, up from 6.9 in 2013 and 7.3 in 2014.
Joint ECDC-WHO/Europe Annual European Influenza Surveillance Meeting, 2016
The WHO Regional Office for Europe (WHO/Europe) and the European Centre for Disease Prevention and Control (ECDC) are jointly organising the annual influenza surveillance meeting.
4th Joint WHO/Europe–ECDC Annual European Influenza Surveillance Meeting 2014
WHO/Europe has been holding annual influenza surveillance meetings jointly with the European Centre for Disease Prevention and Control (ECDC) since 2011. This meeting brings together epidemiologists and virologists – the national influenza surveillance focal points – from 50 Member States to discuss national, regional and global surveillance related to seasonal influenza and novel influenza viruses, such as avian influenza A(H7N9).
Joint ECDC/WHO Regional Office for Europe report 2013
A new influenza surveillance meeting report has been published. The report follows the third annual ECDC/World Health Organization Regional Office for Europe Influenza Surveillance meeting, which took place in Istanbul from 29 to 31 May 2013.
3rd Joint ECDC-WHO Europe influenza surveillance meeting
From 29 to 31 May the third annual joint influenza surveillance meeting will be held in Istanbul. The meeting will focus on virological and epidemiological aspects of influenza surveillance, influenza vaccination, and new developments in the field of influenza prevention and control.
Joint ECDC and WHO/Europe annual influenza meeting reflects on work in progress
On 30 May - 1 June 2012, ECDC and the WHO Regional Office for Europe (WHO/Europe) jointly held their second Annual Influenza Working Meeting in Warsaw, Poland. The main work undertaken by delegates in over 20 sessions and 70 talks and discussions was reviewing progress in the last 12 months and agreeing on the work for the coming year.
ECDC and WHO Europe annual influenza surveillance meeting 2011: Working on influenza crucial - especially when it is less newsworthy
On 7-9 June 2011, ECDC and the WHO Regional Office for Europe held jointly, for the first time, their annual influenza surveillance meeting in Ljubljana, Slovenia. Hosted by the Slovenian National Public Health Institute and supported by the WHO Country Office, Slovenia, the meeting attracted over 150 representatives from all Member States.