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personal spaces1 Dec 2021All you need to know about Emergency Preparedness (by Rodrigo)
self-paced30 Nov 2021Understanding Vaccine Acceptance & Strategies to Increase Vaccine Uptake

This e-learning course, developed in November 2021, during the COVID-19 pandemic, aims at increasing understanding of the drivers of vaccine acceptance and design targeted strategies to increase vaccine uptake. 

⏳ Duration: 30 minutes

👥 Audience: Healthcare workers, health promoters/health promotion managers, civil society organisations working at national and sub-national levels working on vaccination or in vaccination programs. Public health and risk communication professionals may also be interested in the concepts and strategies introduced.

🎯 Objectives: After completing this course, you will be able to:

  • Describe the 5C model and advocate for its use in diagnosing barriers to vaccine acceptance and uptake, and in designing adapted strategies.
  • Describe why diagnosing the barriers to vaccine acceptance and uptake is essential, and recognise the data collection tools that may be used.
  • Understand the need to evaluate behaviour change interventions, and describe how this may be done considering the complexity of causality in behavioural interventions.
Under construction20 Nov 2021MDRO Video prototype

This is a restricted area for the concept of a video for MDRO.

Under construction12 Nov 2021Training on reporting SARS-CoV-2 Sequences via GISAID and TESSy

Date

 November 2021

 Duration  85 minutes 

Objectives /    Learning Outcomes  

 

After completing the webinar, the participants will be able to:

  • Find the SARS-CoV-2 sequences and the  accompanying metadata 
  • Upload SARS-CoV-2 sequences and the  accompanying metadata on GISAID
  • Upload SARS-CoV-2 sequences and the  accompanying metadata on TESSy

Target audience  

EC/ECDC SARS-CoV-2 WGS support participants

Description  

The webinar aims to provide technical details on where to find SARS-CoV-2 sequences and the accompanying metadata and how to upload them in GISAID and TESSy.

Note: Although this training is open to any learner, only officially nominated contact points in each country have access to TESSy to report cases.

 If participants are not familiar with reporting on TESSy, please go to the Online Course for Reporting COVID19 cases on TESSy and review the Coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19) data Reporting Protocol.



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Suggestions for new courses24 Sep 2021Active Tuberculosis (TB) case finding in vulnerable populations - Online Workshop copy 1

This workshop is part of the project "Country support for TB elimination in Europe" through which ECDC seeks to support the EU & EEA Member States to build capacity in TB prevention and control by providing opportunities for technical and scientific exchange.

Note: This course is not open for public enrolment. Participation is through invitation by the national focal point of the respective disease programme which is guided by the framework of collaboration between ECDC and the Coordinating Competent Bodies of Member States.

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self-paced17 Sep 2021Epidemic Intelligence e-learning course

This course is designed to target individuals interested in performing Epidemic Intelligence activities.

This is a self-paced course and the estimated duration is about 2 - 4 hours of active learning.

After the completion of this course, participants will be able to:

  • Define Epidemic Intelligence (EI)
  • Summarise the reasons for doing EI 
  • Apply the ECDC methodology and processes of EI 
  • Identify tools used in EI 
  • Contribute to strengthen EI capacities (Team/Institution)
  • Participate in the development of a common approach among stakeholders on EI activities

tested8 Sep 2021Testing online sessions
2021 catalogue2 Jul 2021Legionella trends 2019-2020

Date

 June 2021

 Duration  approximately 75 minutes of pre-recorded presentations 

Objectives /    Learning Outcomes  

 

After completing watching these video materials the participants of the ELDSNet June 2021 meeting will be able to:

  • Be familiar of the key findings from the ECDC Legionella EQA scheme 2020
  • Be aware of the key findings on Legionella surveillance in France in 2020
  • Be aware of the key findings on Legionella surveillance in Denmark in 2020
  • Be informed about the upcoming changes in the use of EPIS ELDSNet and EpiPulse.

Target audience  

The materials are specifically prepared and exclusively available to Legionella experts members of ELDSNet.

Description  

Classified content related to legionella trends 2019-2020 
2021 catalogue2 Jul 2021Current issues on Legionella – October 2021

Date

 18-19 October 2021

 Duration  Approximately 1 hour 40 minutes of pre-recorded presentations as well as other material

Objectives /    Learning Outcomes  

 

By watching these video materials and reading the available documents the participants of the ELDSNet October 2021 meeting will:

  • Learn about investigation on a LD outbreak in France with an unusual source of contamination
  • Learn about the proposal to update the EU surveillance case definition for LD
  • Be familiar of the key findings from the ECDC Legionella EQA scheme 2021
  • Get an overview of Directive 2020/2184 on water intended for human consumption (DWD)
  • Learn about technical implementation of the DWD for environmental testing for Legionella

Target audience  

The materials are specifically prepared and exclusively available to the participants of ELDSNet October 2021 meeting 

Description  

Classified content related to current issues on Legionella. 
self-paced14 Jun 2021How to design a Table-top exercise e-learning

In this e-learning course on how to design a Table-top Exercise (TTX) you will learn the basic concepts on how to design and run a TTX.

Learning objectives:

  • understand how to develop the aims and objectives for a table-top exercise.
  • understand the key elements of exercise design.
  • be aware of the existing ECDC tools to assist you in designing your simulation exercise with a focus on public health.

This course will be especially useful as a primer to people who will be planning, design, conducting and/or evaluating a TTX.

   

   
personal spaces8 Jun 2021Rodrigo Filipe - Micro learning

This micro learning course is an assignment for the Micro Masters programme in instructional design.

self-paced21 May 2021e-Learning course on introduction to designing in- and after-action reviews

This course on after-action reviews (AAR) and in-action reviews (IAR) is part of a broader plan of ECDC to raise awareness to the importance of planning for public health emergencies, as well as improve the methodology of analysis to advance this important field of research. It is designed as a non-moderated, self-paced course divided into eight modules, and takes approximately 90-120 minutes to complete. 

This course is tailored to any public health expert interested in improving their methodological understanding of AAR. It is also suitable for anyone not familiar with AAR but interested in pursuing one.

After taking this course learners will be able to:

1. Explain most important characteristics and phases to construct a good quality AAR

2. Differentiate the methodologies and designs for AAR

3. Select a methodology coherent with the scope of AAR

4. Understand the importance of a stakeholder analysis

5. Select/develop relevant trigger questions

6. Assess lessons learnt through AAR process

 

  
self-paced28 Apr 2021 Peer feedback on Writing and Reviewing Scientific Abstracts: a field epidemiology focus April-May 2021

This online course aims at strengthening your skills in writing and reviewing scientific abstracts. 

This course is available for those who have completed a self-paced course available here at all times, addressing general principles of writing and reviewing abstracts. 

The course is designed to run from 28th April to 12th of May 2021, assuming that learners can dedicate approximately 1 hour/day.

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

The deadline to enrol in this course is 23rd 30th April 2021.

Lectures5 Mar 2021Lectures on Rapid Risk Assessment
Lectures5 Mar 2021Lectures on Epidemic Intelligence

These lectures on Epidemic Intelligence are materials for trainers to reuse and adapt in their teaching initiatives related to Epidemic Intelligence.

The English version are an original production at ECDC. The translations to Russian, Arabic and French result from an investment of the Heath Security Initiative to support capacity building in the EU Neighbourhood countries.

e-learning archive22 Feb 2021How to design a Table-top exercise e-learning pilot course

In this pilot e-learning course on how to design a Table-top Exercise (TTX) we are looking for feedback on how to improve this course in order to successfully teach the basic concepts on how to design and run a TTX.

Learning objectives:

  • understand how to develop the aims and objectives for a table-top exercise.
  • understand the key elements of exercise design.
  • be aware of the existing ECDC tools to assist you in designing your simulation exercise with a focus on public health.

This course will be especially useful as a primer to people who will be planning, design, conducting and/or evaluating a TTX.

   

   
Under construction15 Feb 2021ECDC's Whole Genome Sequencing Webinar series
self-paced1 Feb 2021Antimicrobial Stewardship e-learning course

This course focuses on antimicrobial stewardship as an approach to address healthcare-associated infections (HAI) resulting from multi-drug resistance organisms in acute care settings.

After completing this course, the learners will be able to understand the challenges related to antimicrobial resistance and how antimicrobial stewardship can be used as an intervention to address this burden.

The target audience for the course are health care professionals with responsibility for prevention and control of HAIs working at national or local level within the EU/EEA member states. 

The course is self-paced and takes approximately 2 hours to complete. 

 

  

  


self-paced1 Jan 2021Introduction to Infectious Disease Surveillance - e-learning pilot

What is infectious disease surveillance and its goals? How does a surveillance system look like? Why was ECDC established and what roles does ECDC play regarding surveillance for health security?
To answer these questions, please explore the different lessons in this 30-minute e-learning course.

The course is designed for any person who is new to surveillance in Europe, including students, decision-makers, communicators, or any citizens with an interest in this topic. 

After you complete this course, you will be able to:

  1. Understand the main concepts of infectious diseases surveillance.
  2. Identify the main elements of a surveillance system.
  3. Describe the role of ECDC in surveillance and health security.
  4. Understand the role of EpiPulse as a surveillance platform for ECDC and the EU Member States.

This pilot edition runs from 5 to 26 November 2021 with the first 30 volunteers to enrol.

2020 catalogue31 Dec 2020Ad hoc training (on need-basis) during emergencies (pandemic clause)- Vaccine Preventable Diseases and Immunisation Programmes (VPI)

Dates / duration  

TBD

Location  

TBD

Objectives /    Learning Outcomes  

 

TBD

Target audience  

TBD

Description  

The training will take place during emergencies, pandemics or outbreaks and will be provided on a need-basis for ECDC professional networks. The training will be activated in unusual situations based on ECDC assessment and request. 
 
Note: This course is not open for public enrolment. Participation is through invitation by the focal point of the respective disease programme or function areas which is guided by the framework of collaboration between ECDC and the Coordinating Competent Bodies of Member States. 
2020 catalogue31 Dec 2020VectorNet Training by ECDC and EFSA

Dates / duration  

TBD 

Location  

TBD

Objectives /    Learning Outcomes  

The final objectives of the training will be agreed upon by ECDC and EFSA based on the assessment of the training needs.

Target audience  

The target participants for this training will be public health or animal health experts from the EU/EEA countries, the EU Enlargement countries and the European Neighbourhood Policy partner countries. The participants will be selected following ECDC and/or EFSA procedures, through contacts with national focal points/network members. The number of participants or trainings will depend on the needs and the available resources.

Description  

The topics for the trainings will be based on the training needs identified in various domains. The training will address vector surveillance, vector control or other related topics, such as the seasonality and abundance of various vector species.

Note: This course is not open for public enrolment. Participation is through invitation by the focal point of the respective disease programme or function areas which is guided by the framework of collaboration between ECDC and the Coordinating Competent Bodies of Member States. 
2021 catalogue11 Dec 2020Tuberculosis small capacity-building workshop

Dates/duration

February 2021/1 day

Location

Instructor-led web-based course

Objectives/learning outcomes

Upon completion of the remote on-line training, participants will be able to:

  • understand the definition of resistant and susceptible strains and the principles on which proportional method for drug susceptibility testing is based;
  • define key concepts related to drug susceptibility testing;
  • familiarise with the criteria for determining critical concentrations to test new compounds;
  • familiarise with the latest WHO recommendations on MDR-TB and Isoniazid resistant TB treatment;
  • understand the role of drug susceptibility testing for non-tuberculous mycobacteria (NTM) in clinical practice.

Target audience

Participants identified within the network. TB laboratory mid and senior level experts with at least three years of experience working on TB and/or in a microbiology laboratory.

Description

This training seeks to strengthen capacity in Member States with regard to the diagnosis of tuberculosis. The program is developed under the European Reference Laboratory Network for Tuberculosis (ERLTB-Net, ECDC/GRANT/2018/001) by the consortium of partners managing the implementation of activities based on the network’s identified needs. Specifically, this course will cover advanced topics in TB laboratory diagnostics, focusing primarily on phenotypic-based drug susceptibility testing for both M. tuberculosis complex and non-tuberculous mycobacteria (NTMs). This course will provide participants with an overview of the most recent developments in this field, including the latest WHO recommendations on the critical concentrations and clinical breakpoints used for DST and the utility of using the minimum inhibitory concentration (MIC) in the clinical management of TB patients. This course will also cover the role of drug susceptibility testing in the clinical management of NTM-associated pulmonary disease.

Note: This course is not open for public enrolment. Participation is through invitation by the focal point of the respective disease programme or function areas which is guided by the framework of collaboration between ECDC and the Coordinating Competent Bodies of Member States. 


2021 catalogue11 Dec 2020Tuberculosis small capacity-building workshop (practical training)

Dates/duration

March 2021 / 2 days

Location

Practical training at San Raffaele Scientific Institute in Milan, Italy (depending on the COVID-19 situation)

Objectives/learning outcomes

Upon completion of the practical training, participants will be able to:

  • perform phenotypic-based drug susceptibility testing (DST) to new and repurposed drugs for MDR-TB treatment;
  • interpret reports from automated systems for DST by using standard and/or extended DST protocols;
  • perform MIC testing for M. tuberculosis using the microdilution methodology;
  • describe the main methodologies used for NTM identification
  • familiarise with the methodologies used for drug susceptibility testing of NTMs.

Target audience

Participants identified within the network. TB laboratory mid and senior level experts with at least three years of experience working on TB and/or in a microbiology laboratory.

Description

This training seeks to strengthen capacity in Member States with regard to the diagnosis of tuberculosis. The program is developed under the European Reference Laboratory Network for Tuberculosis (ERLTB-Net, ECDC/GRANT/2018/001), by the consortium of partners managing the implementation of activities based on identified needs of the network. Specifically, this course will cover advanced topics in TB laboratory diagnostics focusing primarily on phenotypic-based drug susceptibility testing (DST) for both M. tuberculosis complex and non-tuberculous mycobacteria (NTMs). In this practical training, participants will have the opportunity to perform DST for new and repurposed anti-TB drugs, and MIC testing using both 96-wells microtiter plates and BACTEC Mycobacteria Growth Indicator Tube (MGIT) 960 system. In addition, the workshop will include a panel discussion in which participants will have the opportunity to share experience and considerations on the implementation of new TB tests into laboratory algorithms, on the impact of new tests on clinical decision-making and therapeutic choices, and on the cost-effectiveness in routine programmatic settings.

Note: This course is not open for public enrolment. Participation is through invitation by the focal point of the respective disease programme or function areas which is guided by the framework of collaboration between ECDC and the Coordinating Competent Bodies of Member States. 

2021 catalogue11 Dec 2020Summer School 2021

Dates/duration  

1 & 2 September 2021 

Location  

This will be an instructor-led web-based course

Objectives/intended learning outcomes  

 

By the end of the course the participants will be able to:

  • Understand the roles, responsibilities and expectations for supervising fellows in a competency-based fellowship programme
  • Understand the process of scientific review and be able to use the relevant tools to provide scientific feedback on a draft manuscript
  • Understand how to handle social media for public health including managing ‘infodemics’

Target audience  

The target audience for this course includes the Main Supervisors for the Fellowship Programme and the Main Supervisors for the MediPIET Programme.

Description  

The overall aim of this course is to strengthen scientific communication and provide a hands-on experience on how to support authors (e.g., fellows and supervisors) to improve their draft manuscripts.  

The course will include an introduction to the use of social media for public health including how to manage ‘infodemics’ as an element of scientific communication.

Note: This course is not open for public enrolment and participation is through invitation. 

2021 catalogue11 Dec 2020Advanced training on epidemic intelligence

Dates/duration

June 2021/10 days

Location  

More information will be provided.

Objectives/intended learning outcomes  

After this course, the participants will be able to understand the steps of epidemic intelligence, perform early threat detection and develop SOP on a national level.

Target audience  

Professionals at local, regional or national level (public health institutes and ministerial level) with a public health background who are already familiar and have experience with the tools, standards and practices adopted at technical level for early detection of health threats.

Description  

This advanced course will focus on development of epidemic intelligence Standard Operating Procedures (SOP) on a national level. This will include a training for a better understanding of epidemic intelligence processes in the context of the country of interest, an outline for the SOP, as well as understanding of necessary arrangements for regular documentation and reporting to national public health authorities.

During this course, the participants will be provided with theoretical background, followed by practical part, which involves exercises in smaller groups and shadowing sessions of ECDC’s epidemic intelligence experts.

Note: This course is not open for public enrolment. Participation is through invitation by the focal point of the respective disease programme or function areas which is guided by the framework of collaboration between ECDC and the Coordinating Competent Bodies of Member States. 

2021 catalogue11 Dec 2020ECDC rapid risk assessment training

Dates/duration  

Q3/1.5 to 2 days

Location  

Stockholm or conducted remotely via video conferencing.

Objectives/intended learning outcomes  

 

After completing this course, the participants will be able to:

  • recognise components (steps) involved in conducting a rapid risk assessment;
  • describe what is expected to be done in each step;
  • produce a rapid risk assessment within a team setting. 

Target audience  

Public Health professionals from the ECDC response networks. 

Description  

This course will focus on the basics in deciding, planning, conducting and generating rapid risk assessments through the introduction of concepts, principles and succession of actions. At the end of the course, the participant will have sufficient knowledge and basic skills to be involved in a team producing rapid risk assessments. The course will follow the model of ‘introduce, demonstrate, exercise and reflect’.

The course consists of a theoretical part and a group exercise aiming at producing the essential parts of a rapid risk assessment based on a real-life public health event.

Note: This course is not open for public enrolment. Participation is through invitation by the focal point of the respective disease programme or function areas which is guided by the framework of collaboration between ECDC and the Coordinating Competent Bodies of Member States. 

2021 catalogue11 Dec 2020VectorNet: Introduction to entomology for public health and animal health experts

Dates/duration  

Q 3 / 2-3 days

Location  

Cluj-Napoca, Romania (or via video conferencing)

Objectives/intended learning outcomes  

In a One Health approach, the training will provide basic knowledge about entomology to support the assessment of events.

Target audience 

Public health experts and animal health experts from EU/EEA Member States will be invited. 

Description  

More information about the course will be provided at a later date.

Note: This course is not open for public enrolment. Participation is through invitation by the focal point of the respective disease programme or function areas which is guided by the framework of collaboration between ECDC and the Coordinating Competent Bodies of Member States. 

2021 catalogue11 Dec 2020Wet lab course: influenza

Dates/duration  

Q3/4/TBD

Location  

Aristotle University of Thessaloniki, Greece (or via video conferencing)

Objectives/intended learning outcomes  

After completing this course, the participants will be able to:

  • apply specific skills and techniques in detection, characterisation and isolation of influenza and other respiratory viruses;
  • utilise specific knowledge on the bioinformatics of influenza and other respiratory viruses.  

Target audience 

One person per network laboratory and a maximum of 10 selected representatives of the national influenza reference laboratories from EU/EEA countries. 

Selection will be through the European Reference Laboratory Network for Human Influenza (ERLI-Net). 

Description  

Wet lab course focusing on virus detection, virus characterisation, virus isolation and bioinformatics.

Note: This course is not open for public enrolment. Participation is through invitation by the focal point of the respective disease programme or function areas which is guided by the framework of collaboration between ECDC and the Coordinating Competent Bodies of Member States. 

2021 catalogue11 Dec 2020Wet lab course – SARS – CoV-2

Dates/duration  

Q3/4/TBD

Location  

Aristotle University of Thessaloniki, Greece (or via video conferencing)

Objectives/intended learning outcomes  

After completing this course, the participants will be able to:

  • apply specific skills and techniques in detection, characterisation and isolation of SARS-CoV-2;
  • utilise specific knowledge on the bioinformatics of SARS-CoV-2.

Target audience 

One person per network laboratory and a maximum of 10 selected representatives of the national COVID-19 reference laboratories from EU/EEA countries. 

Selection will be through the European COVID-19 Reference Laboratory Network (ECOVID-LabNet). 

Description  

Wet lab course focusing on virus detection, virus characterisation, virus isolation and bioinformatics.

Note: This course is not open for public enrolment. Participation is through invitation by the focal point of the respective disease programme or function areas which is guided by the framework of collaboration between ECDC and the Coordinating Competent Bodies of Member States. 

2021 catalogue11 Dec 2020EVD-LabNet: introduction to laboratory diagnostic for public health and animal health experts

Dates/duration

Q3-Q4/2-3 days

Location  

More information will be provided.

Objectives/intended learning outcomes  

In a One Health approach, the training will provide basic knowledge about laboratory diagnostics to support the assessment of events.

Target audience  

Public health experts from EU/EEA Member States will be the primary audience. The course will be open to selected animal health experts from EU/EEA Member States.  

Description  

More information about the course will be provided at a later date.

Note: This course is not open for public enrolment. Participation is through invitation by the focal point of the respective disease programme or function areas which is guided by the framework of collaboration between ECDC and the Coordinating Competent Bodies of Member States. 

2021 catalogue11 Dec 2020Training on epidemic intelligence and rapid risk assessment

Dates/duration

Q3/Q4 - 5 days

Location  

 More information will be provided.

Objectives/intended learning outcomes  

After undertaking this course, participants will be able to understand:

  • the process of early detection, validation and analysis of health threats, in identifying epidemic intelligence tools and platforms;
  • cite examples of best practices on epidemic intelligence in prevention and control of communicable diseases;
  • the basics in deciding, planning, conducting and generating rapid risk assessments through the introduction of concepts, principles and succession of actions.

At the end of the course, the participant will have sufficient knowledge and basic skills to be involved in a team producing rapid risk assessments for public health event caused by infectious diseases.

Target audience  

The target audience for this course will be professionals with a public health background working at local, regional or national level (Public Health Institutes and Ministerial level) who are involved in the early detection, monitoring and assessment of public health events have an interest in becoming familiar with the tools, standards and practices adopted at technical level for these purposes.

Description  

This course will combine the steps from the early detection of a signal through to the assessment of a public health event. The course will consist of a theoretical part and a group exercise from early detection to producing the essential parts of a rapid risk assessment based on a real-life event.

Note: This course is not open for public enrolment. Participation is through invitation by the focal point of the respective disease programme or function areas which is guided by the framework of collaboration between ECDC and the Coordinating Competent Bodies of Member States. 

2021 catalogue11 Dec 2020Emergency Preparedness Capabilities: policy development, adaptation, and implementation (Module 1)

Dates/duration

October 2021 / 4hours

Location

More information to be provided. 

 

Objectives/intended learning outcomes

This training is one of the building blocks of the preparedness courses. It is designed to inform those involved in coordinating the response to a public health emergency. Upon completion of this course, the participant will be able to:

  • determine the goals and objectives of the existing policies for infection control and treatment guidance
  • determine the goals and objectives of the existing policies for population-based disease control
  • understand the mechanisms for adapting and flexibly implementing infectious disease policies in a way that incorporates evolving scientific information during a disease outbreak.

 

Target audience

The target audience for this competency-based training are experts at the local, country or regional (international) levels working in public health preparedness who may act as operational leads designing and implementing the preparedness response strategy at national and if appropriate sub-national level.

 

Description

The training is part of a two modules course designed to inform those involved in coordinating the response to a public health emergency. Each module is a mixture of short lectures, scenario-based group discussions and interactive activities designed to address the learning objectives. The training will also include an introductory and evaluation session.

Note: This course is not open for public enrolment. Participation is through invitation by the focal point of the respective disease programme or function areas which is guided by the framework of collaboration between ECDC and the Coordinating Competent Bodies of Member States. 

2021 catalogue11 Dec 2020Emergency Preparedness Capabilities: risk and crisis communication (Module 2)

Dates/duration

October 2021 / 4 hours

Location

More information to be provided.

Objectives/intended learning outcomes

This training is one of the building blocks of the preparedness courses. It is designed to inform those involved in coordinating the response to a public health emergency. After completing this training, the participants will be able to:

  • understand and discuss how to address communication inequalities;
  • use various sources of information to conduct dynamic listening and manage rumours;
  • discuss the factors that affect the accuracy, transparency and timeliness of risk-communication and strategies to overcome potential barriers;
  • discuss strategies that aim to foster and maintain trust during the ERC process.

 

Target audience

The target audience for this competency-based training are those experts at the local, country or regional (international) levels working in public health preparedness who may act as operational leads designing and implementing the preparedness response strategy at national and if appropriate sub-national level.

 

Description

The training is organised in two modules. The training will also include an introductory and evaluation session. The courses include a mixture of short lectures, scenario-based group discussions and interactive activities designed to address the learning objectives. Participation in module 1 is not a prerequisite to participate in module 2.

Note: This course is not open for public enrolment. Participation is through invitation by the focal point of the respective disease programme or function areas which is guided by the framework of collaboration between ECDC and the Coordinating Competent Bodies of Member States. 

2021 catalogue11 Dec 2020ECDC Regional training of trainers workshop on Legionnaires’ disease and its prevention for hoteliers

Dates/duration  

October 2021/TBD

Location  

Montenegro (or via video-conferencing)

Objectives/intended learning outcomes  

 

Upon completion of this course, the participant will be able to:

  • identify the risk, sources and the control measures for Legionella associated with accommodation sites
  • discuss technical limitations in the investigation and prevention of Legionella in accommodation sites
  • utilise the materials reviewed when training the local teams in their country 
  • plan and implement half-day information seminars in their own country
  • discuss country experiences of working towards prevention of Legionnaires' disease associated with tourist accommodation.

Target audience  

The participation in this course will be based on the ongoing framework of ECDC Technical EU Pre-accession. Through this framework, ECDC will invite 3-4 designated representatives from EU enlargement country. The invited participants will have previous experience in:

Legionnaires’ disease epidemiology and preferably nominated for ECDC EPIS ELDSNet access;

  • Environmental sampling, laboratory testing or control of Legionella bacteria;
  • Communication, training or prevention awareness activities;
  • Implementing local/regional level action in responding to Legionella cases/outbreaks or site investigations.

Two EU MS experts will be invited to share their experience in working with accommodation owners, travel organisations, and relevant national authorities for Legionella prevention and response.

Description  

The workshop aims to support Enlargement countries in raising awareness on the risks and prevention measures of Legionnaires' disease in accommodation sites. This train-the-trainers workshop will provide a practical training for national experts working on Legionnaires’ disease to enable them to facilitate and deliver an information seminar in their country’s language and legislative setting. As the workshop and the relevant materials will be provided in English, any required translation to different languages or adaptation to national legislation/guidelines will be organised by participants.

Note: This course is not open for public enrolment. Participation is through invitation by the focal point of the respective disease programme or function areas which is guided by the framework of collaboration between ECDC and the Coordinating Competent Bodies of Member States.  

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