ECDC 2019 Winter Workshop 1st edition: The science of using science to support policy making for prevention and control of communicable diseases
The overall aim of this ECDC Winter Workshop is to strengthen capacity in the application of scientific principles and concepts to inform and influence policy making decisions related to the prevention and control of communicable diseases among public health specialists in Member States of the European Union (EU) and of the European Economic Area (EEA).
Catalogue of courses on prevention and control of communicable diseases
The European Centre for Disease Prevention and Control (ECDC) and the Association of Schools of Public Health in the European Region (ASPHER) have agreed to collaborate in the training of public health professionals in competencies for prevention and control of communicable diseases. The collaboration between ECDC and ASPHER facilitates the connections between academia and the public health institutes, translating the collaboration at EU level to national level in particular in the area of serious cross border threats to health. The collection of the training offer and competences by European Schools of Public Health is essential and therefore complements the ECDC training offer. The aim of the present catalogue is to map the strengths of the schools and academic departments of public health members of ASPHER regarding their resources and competencies in the area of communicable disease prevention and control, and their current offer of training activities in that area of knowledge.
ECDC launches an updated set of training materials for continuous professional development
ECDC launched a set of updated training materials in various infectious disease areas, in order to support the organisation of training activities and the continuous professional development of public health professionals.
ECDC Summer School 2018
The goal of the Summer School is 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.
Course: Methods and tools for evidence-based practice with focus on infectious diseases
This course was recommended for public health professionals involved in the planning, development, commissioning and/or approval of scientific outputs like reviews, assessments or guidance in the area of infectious disease epidemiology, prevention and control. Over the four days, the participants were expected to learn the basic skills and competences needed for evidence-based practice.
Europol and ECDC organised second Cross-sectoral Biorisk Awareness and Mitigation Training
The European Union Agency for Law Enforcement Cooperation (EUROPOL) and the European Centre for Disease Prevention and Control (ECDC), organised the second edition of the Cross-sectoral Biorisk Awareness and Mitigation Training, hosted in Olhão, Portugal, on 17 - 19 April 2018.
Course on “Control of multidrug-resistant micro-organisms (MDROs) in health care settings”
The main objective of the course was to strengthen capacity in EU Member States for control of healthcare-associated infections due to multidrug-resistant organisms (MDROs) in acute health care settings and to promote the broadest possible implementation of appropriate methods.
Cross-border health threats: assessment, evidence-based decision making & communication
The aim of the workshop was 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.