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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 e-learning course to be taken by participants in a asynchronous fashion with the objective of transmitting basic knowledge about how ECDC conducts its EI activities.

⏳ Duration:  2-4 hours

👥 Audience: Public Health Professionals

🎯 Objectives: After completing this course, you 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

test_ed8 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-paced24 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. This course will be especially useful as a primer to people who will be planning, design, conducting and/or evaluating a TTX.

⏳ Duration: 30 minutes

👥 Audience: General preparedness experts responsible for putting in place the exercise planning process

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

    • 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.


   

   
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.

⏳ Duration: 90-120 minutes

👥 Audience: General preparedness experts

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

  • Explain most important characteristics and phases to construct a good quality AAR
  • Differentiate the methodologies and designs for AAR
  • Select a methodology coherent with the scope of AAR
  • Understand the importance of a stakeholder analysis
  • Select/develop relevant trigger questions
  • Assess lessons learnt through AAR process


 

  
Lectures/Presentations5 Mar 2021Lectures on Rapid Risk Assessment
Lectures/Presentations5 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.

Micro sites2 Mar 2021EU Initiative on Health Security - Home page
Under construction (remove)15 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.

⏳ Duration: 2 hours

👥 Audience: Healthcare professionals working with healthcare-associated infections

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

  • Understand the challenges related to antimicrobial resistance,
  • Understand how antimicrobial stewardship can be used as an intervention to address this burden. 

  

  


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 2020EVD-LabNet: Training for laboratories of the network

Dates/duration  

Q 3 - Q 4 / 2-3 days

Location  

More information to be provided. 

Objectives/intended learning outcomes  

More information to be provided. 

Target audience 

Experts of the laboratory network 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 submission of COVID-19 vaccine data in TESSy

Dates/duration

1st February 2021

Location

Online webinar

Objectives/learning outcomes

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

  • Understand how to access TESSy;
  • Understand how to submit data via TESSy;
  • Provide clarification on the data to be submitted via TESSy. 

Target audience

This training is targeted for professionals who will be in charge of COVID-19 vaccine data. 

Description

This training is provided jointly by WHO/Europe and ECDC as part of the joint COVID-19 vaccine monitoring system where data submission will be done through TESSy. 

NB - participation in this course is by invitation only. 

2021 catalogue11 Dec 2020Tuberculosis large capacity-building workshop

Dates/duration

8-9 March 2021/2 days

Location

Instructor-led web-based course

Objectives/learning outcomes

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

  • apply isolation and characterisation of mycobacteria in the diagnosis of tuberculosis (TB) when supporting public health initiatives (e.g. molecular typing)

  • identify ways to coordinate national TB laboratory networks.

Target audience

Participants identified within the network. 

Description

The training seeks to strengthen capacity in the Member States with regard to laboratory diagnosis of tuberculosis. The program will be 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.

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 Epitweetr

Epitweetr allows users to automatically monitor trends of tweets by time, place and topic, with the aim of detecting public health threats early through signals (i.e. an unusual increase in the number of tweets). It was designed to support public health experts with the early detection of threats from infectious diseases but can be extended to all hazards and other fields of study by modifying the topics and keywords.

⏳ Duration: 0.5 to 1 day

📌Location: instructor-led, web-based

👥 Audience: Public health experts responsible for detection of public health threats in their country under the EU Initiative on Health Security. 

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

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

  • Understand the aims of epitweetr in the context of epidemic intelligence
  • Understand the principles of how epitweetr works
  • Analyse, categorise and interpret signals in the alert page and use the dashboard to get more information
  • Acquire skills in using the pages of epitweetr application
  • Understand the signal detection settings that are in the configuration page by using the dashboard
  • Understand how to change the configurable setting in the configuration page such as specifications for topics (including query syntax), languages, important users, subscribers and countries & regions
EpiPulse training30 Nov 20201. Migration to EpiPulse

This information on the migration from EPIS, TESSy and TTT to EpiPulse is information to read before taking the e-learning for EpiPulse users, and takes approximately 30 minutes to complete. 

Upon completion of reading this information, you will be able to:

  • Understand the migration from previous surveillance systems to EpiPulse 
  • Understand which changes have been made in reporting of information
  • Understand who has which permissions

This information will be especially useful to former users of EPIS, TESSy and TTT who will be using EpiPulse in the future.

EpiPulse training30 Nov 20203. EpiPulse Webinar series

This webinar series is a complement to the e-learning on EpiPulse. Webinars will be an hybrid between demonstration of key functionality of EpiPulse and questions from the audience.

⏳ Duration: 45-60 minute webinars (From April 2021)

👥 Audience: This webinar series is available only to users of EpiPulse.

🔑 Participation: This webinar is <open/not open> for public enrolment. < details on participation if the course is not open e.g. Participation is through invitation by... >. By enrolling in this series you will be automatically subscribed to the announcements board for this webinar series.

🎯 Objectives: The overall objective of the webinars is to create a space for the users of EpiPulse to see demonstrations of EpiPulse key functionality and enable them to ask questions. Each webinar will have specific objectives.


By enrolling in this series you will be automatically subscribed to the announcements board for the webinar series, to which you may unsubscribe later.

2020 catalogue16 Nov 2020Control of multidrug-resistant organisms (MDROs) in healthcare settings

Dates / duration 

November 2020

Location 

Stockholm, Sweden

Objectives / Learning Outcomes  

 

The scope of the course is to strengthen capacity in EU Member States and the European Economic Area (EEA) in the prevention and control of healthcare-associated infections (HAIs) due to multidrug-resistant organisms (MDROs) in acute health care settings and to promote the broad implementation of appropriate measures in the EU. The objectives of the course are to encourage and promote team building of professionals with responsibilities and interest in prevention and control of HAIs and to share knowledge and best practices in the field of infection control.

The topics covered by the course will include:

  • Introduction to MDROs from microbiological and epidemiological perspectives;
  • Laboratory investigations and methods (identification and antimicrobial susceptibility testing, good laboratory practice);
  • Antibiotic stewardship (antibiotic policies, measures for improvement of prescribing)
  • Infection control principles (evidence based practice, effective infection control interventions and measures);
  • Surveillance of HAIs
  • Application to practice (application of interventions to control MDROs in health care settings, transparent reporting of outbreaks and interventions). 

Target audience  

The target audience are health care professionals from EU/EEA member states with current or future responsibility for prevention and control of HAIs working at national or local level. Typically, these are mid-career professionals involved in infection control programmes to prevent HAIs at hospital level: Infection control/hospital hygiene practitioners; Hospital physicians/specialist physicians; Hospital epidemiologists; Clinical microbiologists; Public health microbiologists.

 Description  
The program is designed to strengthen capacity in EU Member States and the European Economic Area (EEA) in the prevention and control of healthcare-associated infections (HAIs) due to multidrug-resistant organisms (MDROs) in acute health care settings and to promote the broad implementation of appropriate measures in the EU.

The course will be delivered using blended learning, with pre-course activities and three days face to face course.

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 catalogue13 Oct 2020Active Tuberculosis (TB) case finding in migrants - Online Workshop

Dates / duration

 13-14 October, 2020

Location

Virtual

Objectives /    Learning Outcomes  

 

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

  • Identify the latest scientific findings, guidelines and recommendations on active tuberculosis (TB) case finding in migrants. 
  • Understand diverse experiences and good practices from different country approaches in active TB case finding in migrants. 
  • Identify various approaches on how to overcome the challenges in active TB case finding in migrants. 

Target audience  

Professionals working in TB prevention and control who have the responsibility for screening policy and guidelines e.g. the NTP manager. The workshop is also aimed for those with actual experience in the organisation and implementation of active case finding e.g. public health physicians. 

The workshop will have a total of 18 participants from  Austria, Belgium, Croatia, Germany, Greece, Italy, Malta, Portugal, Slovenia, and Spain.

Description  

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. 
2020 catalogue1 Oct 2020Public Health Genomics: an introduction (2020 b-learning edition) (TBD)

Dates / duration  

TBD

Location  

Stockholm, Sweden 

Objectives /    Learning Outcomes  

 

Upon completion of the workshop, the participants should be able to: 

  • Understand the basics, strengths and limitations of microbial WGS and its applications for epidemiological and phenotypic inference in outbreak investigations and surveillance 
  • Generate, describe and interpret phylogenetic trees in the context of epidemiological investigations
  • Learn about and use online software tools available for WGS applications to national surveillance
  • Based on the content of the workshop, prepare a dissemination activity to cascade learning and prepare routine application of WGS in their institutions

The training course covers 8 key areas:

  • Basics of viral/bacterial genomics, genome structure and evolution
  • Next Generation Sequencing technology overview
  • Principles of sequence comparisons, SNP and MLST analysis
  • Phylogeny: different types of trees, how to read a tree, terminology for branches and leaves
  • Epidemiological and phenotypic inference from WGS data
  • Public health benefits of real-time WGS-enhanced surveillance for outbreak detection and response
  • How to establish a WGS-enhanced national surveillance system
  • Outbreak Case studies (FWD, AMR) using online WGS/epidemiological data integrated analysis and visualisation tools 

Target audience  

The target audience is a mix of 20 trainees including pairs of epidemiologists in charge of surveillance and National Reference Laboratory (NRL) microbiology experts in charge of molecular surveillance in the 10 Member States that lack  Whole Genome Sequencing (WGS) capability (NMFP 2017 survey) and/or have been asking specifically ECDC for opportunity to take WGS training (ECoSuM survey ...)

Description  

This training includes a review of the principles, applications and limits of WGS for surveillance of infectious diseases and antimicrobial resistance at national level and in related ECDC operational work. There will be practical sessions with exercises of online sequence data analysis and visualisation and interactive multidisciplinary discussions aiming at using integrated epidemiological analysis tools to contextualise and interpret WGS data for public health risk assessment. The training will also address the basics of viral/microbial genomics, structure and evolution analogised next Generation Sequencing (NGS), principles of sequence comparisons, Single Nucleotide Polymorphism (SNP) and Multilocus Sequence Typing (MLST) analysis. The principles of phylogeny (different types of trees, how to read a tree), epidemiological and phenotypic inference from WGS data and public health benefits of real-time WGS-enhanced surveillance for outbreak detection will also be covered. The course will also included surveillance and outbreak Case studies using online visualisation tools: Food and Waterborne Diseases (FWB), Tuberculosis (TB), Anti-Microbial Resistance (AMR). 

The course will be delivered using blended learning, with pre-course activities and face to face course. 

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 catalogue1 Oct 2020Design and conduct of an In-action review to consider the response to COVID-19

Dates / duration  

1.5 days, September 2020

Location  

TBD

Objectives /    Learning Outcomes  

 

Upon the completion of this course, the participants 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 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 part of a modular course designed to inform those involved in coordinating the response to a public health emergency. For each module, the training lasts approximately 4 hours and 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. 
COVID-19 Micro learning20 Sep 2020Micro learning - 7. Mother-infant health in the context of COVID-19 (ARCHIVED)

This course is ARCHIVED! The content presented was created in April and updated in September 2020. It is made available for historical purposes. The latest information on COVID-19 can be found on the ECDC website

This micro-learning is designed to take 30 minutes.

The course covers area such as the mode of transmission including vertical transmission of SARS-COV-2 and the
guiding principles during the COVID-19 pandemic on: 

  • caring for pregnant women suspected of or with COVID-19.
  • the self-isolation of pregnant women and their partners.
  • handling the pregnant women during childbirth.
  • handling of the mother-baby dyad in the immediate postpartum.
  • breastfeeding and infant feeding.

The course offers additional materials related to the main topic.

2020 catalogue1 Sep 2020Emergency Preparedness Capabilities: Policy development, adaptation, and implementation (Module 1) Q3

Dates / duration  

1.5 days, September 2020

Location  

TBD

Objectives /    Learning Outcomes  

 

Upon the completion of this course, the participants 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 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 part of a modular course designed to inform those involved in coordinating the response to a public health emergency. For each module, the training lasts approximately 4 hours and 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. 
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