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E-course "Writing and Reviewing Scientific Abstracts: a field epidemiology focus"

This online course aims to help public health professionals strengthen their skills in writing, reviewing and editing scientific abstracts. The course will address general principles of writing and reviewing abstracts, yet the examples will have a field epidemiology focus, such as outbreak investigations. Training methods include online lectures, exercises and participation to Forum discussions. Participants can decide on the distribution of time they wish to invest in the course. However, there will be common deadlines for submission of assignments. Submitting these assignments will be essential for participating to the next stages of the course, so participants will need to be aware that they need to plan well. All assignments will be peer-reviewed only and we will provide clear instructions to perform those reviews.

This E-course may be interesting for public health professionals in the domain of disease prevention and control, who plan to submit abstracts to scientific conferences.

The Senior Exchange Initiative provides the participants with the opportunity to familiarise themselves with working methods of other EU countries, and allows the host sites to share their experience, and build closer links to other institutions. The initiative aims at creating a network and trust among colleagues and supporting the European dimension in public health through cooperation and training.

The exchange visits are self-organised, meaning the visiting expert and the host site agree on topics, scope and objectives, and should be scheduled for about one week. ECDC funds travel, accommodation and per diem. For 2017 ECDC PH Training Section is able to fund about 15 exchange visits of 1-2 weeks each, which have to be followed by cascading activities of the visiting expert in his/her home country.

Participants are selected by National Focal points for training.

This series of online clinics is for national, regional and local teams who participate in the HALT-3 project, i.e. the point prevalence surveys (PPS) of healthcare-associated infections (HAIs) and antimicrobial use in long-term care facilties (LTCFs). 

The clinics will take place online between 15 February and 15 March 2017. Those who wish to access this series of clinics should email HAI-Net@ecdc.europa.eu, indicating their name, institution and country, to receive the contact details of their national contact for the HALT-3 project. 

Further details of the HALT-3 project are available on the ECDC website.

Dates / duration

2017-2018

Approximately 12 days distributed over two years

Location

London (UK), Milan (Italy)

Objectives

 

The main objectives are:

  • To offer a comprehensive programme of advanced training in modern methods in TB laboratory diagnosis and laboratories/networks assessment to a dedicated group of Support Experts aimed on creation of new cadre of senior TB laboratory specialists to support and complement existing Senior Scientists and Laboratory Directors across the network and beyond

Target audience

Qualified TB Laboratory Specialists

Learn more about this course in FEM Wiki.

Dates / duration

2017-2018

Approximately 5 days

Location

Bulgaria

Objectives

 

The main objectives are:

  • To provide support to the five World Health Organization TB high priority countries in the EU (Bulgaria, Estonia, Latvia, Lithuania and Romania);
  • To improve the identification of TB cases among vulnerable and hard-to-reach groups.

Target audience

Health care workers with different background working in TB prevention and care.

Learn more about this course in FEM Wiki.

Dates / duration

Date June 2017 - Number of days 2.5

Location

Hungary, Budapest

Objectives

 

•Understanding specific needs for effective staff protection from biorisks from the perspectives of different disciplines or sectors;

•Achieving a comprehensive view on available options when conceiving an occupational safety system for different scenarios (including barrier management, distancing measures, use of personal protective equipment, hygiene and disinfection, pre- and post-exposure prophylaxis, …);

•Understanding potentials and limitations of basic protective equipment for infectious diseases of high consequence (coverall, goggles, FFP-respirator, gloves and boots as specified in ECDC's tutorial on safe use of PPE);

•Developing the ability to provide appropriate guidance to frontline staff for occupational safety and health issues in different scenarios on basis of a systematic risk assessment which includes analyses of the working environment and of the planned activities.

Target audience

The target audience includes representatives of the following main areas of activity: civil protection (Firefighters), law enforcement (Police, Border control, Custom) and health emergency services (Paramedics, Nurses, Emergency physicians, Red cross). Active role as first responders and duties of trainer are required to the participants.

Find more about this course in FEM Wiki.

Dates / duration

2 to 5 days visit. Flexibility in dates

Location

Hosted by an institution in an EU/EEA country, identified in advance by the applicant

Objectives

 

Main objectives are:

  • To build the development of high quality analytical and technical capacity and capability in national public health reference laboratories
  • To share knowledge and expertise between the host country and the beneficiary
  • To improve the detection, investigation and response to emerging food and waterborne and zoonotic disease outbreaks

Target audience

All technical experts working in an EU/EEA public health institute or laboratory at the national, regional or local level

Find more about this course in FEM Wiki.

Duration

4 consecutive days  

Objectives

 

The main objectives are:

To understand the principles of evidence-based health care and public health.

To get to know the methods and main tools.

To apply the principles, methods and tools using real life examples.  

Target audience

It is an introductory course targeted at beginners. Specific knowledge and practical experience with methods and tools of evidence-based health care and public health are not needed. However, some basic epidemiological knowledge is helpful to fully benefit from the training.

Find more about this course in FEM Wiki.

Dates / duration

two days

Location

ECDC premises, Stockholm, Sweden

Objectives

 

The main objectives are:

To understand the process of early detection at ECDC

To train experts on Epidemic intelligence tools and platforms

To share best practices on epidemic intelligence among the experts in prevention and control of communicable diseases.

They can be classified in knowledge, skills or attitude objectives

Target audience

Professionals with public health background who have an interest in getting familiar with the tools, standards and practices adopted at technical level for the early detection at EU and international level.

See more about this course on FEM Wiki.

Self enrolment

Summer School 2017

Background

The ECDC Fellowship Programme, with the European Programme for Intervention Epidemiology Training (EPIET) and the European Public Health Microbiology Training Programme (EUPHEM) paths, has a strong "learning-by-doing" component. Supervision of fellows at training sites is trusted to mid-career and senior epidemiologists and microbiologists working in communicable disease prevention and control.  Scientific coordinators, based at ECDC and in national public health institutes in the European Union (EU), review fellows' work and monitor their progress during the fellowship.

The ECDC Summer School 2017 is built based on the experience of the ECDC train-the-trainers' induction workshop for new EPIET and EUPHEM supervisors in July 2011, and previous 2012 to 2016 editions.

The ECDC vision on public health training orients the activity: A competent workforce across Europe effectively collaborating and coordinating between local, subnational, national and Community levels to prevent, detect, assess, and control diseases that could threaten the health of the European population.

Goal

To strengthen the mentoring and technical skills of both ECDC experts and experts within ECDC networks, such as fellowships' supervisors, by providing an opportunity for networking and scientific exchange on methods for communicable disease prevention and control.

Specific objectives

1.     Address expressed training needs among EPIET/EUPHEM supervisors.

2.     Bring supervisors together to share and exchange experiences and views on supervision, coaching and creating collaborations between microbiologists and epidemiologists.

3.     Bring ECDC core activities and fellowship network closer, by increasing the ability for supervisors to identify projects that link to ECDC's core and priority tasks, and facilitating opportunities for Member State and ECDC experts to be aware of and involved in fellowship projects.

4.     Incorporate the trainers of MediPIET into the training networks.

Target audience, seats and selection

The target audiences are:

1.     Supervisors of EPIET and EUPHEM: main supervisors, co-supervisors and also those that support fellows in specific projects

2.     Member State professionals working in prevention and control of communicable diseases

3.     ECDC experts

4.     MediPIET Supervisors 

Here we will share with you all requests for assistance that we get from our network partners.

Always before applying, be sure to get the permission of your supervisor and inform your frontline coordinator.


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Today starts the third edition of the online course "Writing and Reviewing Scientific Abstracts: a field epidemiology focus". This course aims to strengthen your skills in writing, reviewing and editing scientific abstracts, with a focus on field epidemiology topics. 

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