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2020 catalogue1 Sep 2020Emergency Preparedness Capabilities: Detection and Assessment (Module 2) Q3

Dates / duration  

1.5 days, September 2020

Location  

TBD

Objectives /    Learning Outcomes  

 

This training is one of the building blocks of the preparedness courses:  (list of 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:

  • Identify the goals and objectives of the major elements of the Public Health Emergency Preparedness Detection Assessment, including incident recognition, risk characterisation, epidemiological investigation, surveillance and epidemiological monitoring, and laboratory analysis.
  • Understand the implications of epidemiological reports and other information concerning an emerging infection for policy development and implementation and for emergency risk communication.
  • Assess when information about an emerging outbreak requires international communication and coordination. 

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 modules lasting approximately 4 hours each. The training will also include an introductory and evaluation session. There are a mixture of short lectures, scenario based group discussions and interactive activities designed to address the learning objectives. Participant inclusion in this module is not premised on the participation in the previous training (module 1). 

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. 
To delete1 Sep 2020Emergency Preparedness Capabilities: Policy development, adaptation, and implementation (Module 1) 2021 copy 1

Dates / duration  

0.5 days, October 2021

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. 
To delete1 Sep 2020Emergency Preparedness Capabilities: Risk and crisis communication (Module 2) 2021

Dates / duration  

0.5 days, October 2021

Location  

TBD

Objectives /    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;
  • Utilize 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 modules lasting approximately 4 hours each. The training will also include an introductory and evaluation session. There are a mixture of short lectures, scenario based group discussions and interactive activities designed to address the learning objectives. Participant inclusion in this module is not premised on the participation in the previous training (module 1). 

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. 
self-paced14 Jun 2020How to design a Functional Exercise e-learning course

In this e-learning course on how to design a Functional Exercise (FX), also known as Command Post Exercise (CPX), you will learn the basic concepts on how to design and run an FX. This course will be especially useful as a primer to people who will be planning, design, conducting and/or evaluating an FX.

⏳ Duration: Approximately 60 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 functional exercise.
  • Understand the key elements of exercise design.
  • Understand the key differences between a functional (FX) and a Table-top exercise (TTX).
  • Be aware of the existing ECDC tools to assist you in designing your simulation exercise with a focus on public health.


 

  
To delete9 Jun 2020ECDC Outbreak Investigation Questionnaire Tool- Voozanoo (TBD)

Dates / duration  

TBD

Location  

TBD

Objectives /    Learning Outcomes  

After completing this course, the participants will be able to:
  • Learn how to utilize the Voozanoo tool to create a questionnaire for use during an outbreak investigation. 

Target audience  

Health professionals in ECDC networks. 

Description  

This course will provide training on the Voozanoo which is a web-based open source platform which can be used to construct health information system. The Voozanoo tool can be useful in the creation of outbreak investigation questionnaires. 
2020 catalogue9 Jun 2020ECDC Rapid Risk Assessment Training (Q3/4)

Dates / duration  

September/October 2020

Location  

Stockholm

Objectives /    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.
  • Contribute to a team effort for rapid risk assessment production. 

Target audience  

Health professionals from the ECDC response networks. 

Description  

The course will focus on the basics in planning, conducting and generating rapid risk assessments through the introduction of concepts, principles and succession of actions. At the end of the course, the learner 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.

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 catalogue9 Jun 2020Tuberculosis (TB) large capacity building workshops

Dates / duration  

27-29 January, 2020

Location  

Lisbon, Portugal 

Objectives /    Learning Outcomes  

 

Upon the completion of this training, the participants will be able to:
  • To diagnose tuberculosis (TB) through the isolation and characterisation of mycobacteria in order to support public health initiatives (e.g. molecular typing). 
  • To coordinate national TB laboratory networks. 

Target audience  

Participants identified within the network 

Description  

The training seeks to strengthen capacity in 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. 
2020 catalogue9 Jun 2020Tuberculosis (TB) small capacity building workshops (TBD)

Dates / duration  

TBD

Location  

TBD

Objectives /    Learning Outcomes  

 

Upon the completion of this training, the participants will be able to:
  • To diagnose tuberculosis (TB) through the isolation and characterisation of mycobacteria in order to support public health initiatives (e.g. molecular typing). 
  • To coordinate national TB laboratory networks. 

Target audience  

Participants identified within the network 

Description  

The training seeks to strengthen capacity in 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. 
2020 catalogue9 Jun 2020ECDC Laboratory twining in the area of pertussis

Dates / duration  

TBD

Location  

TBD

Objectives /    Learning Outcomes 

To develop the capacity of laboratories that could benefit from learning new techniques

Target audience  

Primarily laboratory operational contact points of the disease network relevant to the area of pertussis as well as nominated experts from the Member States.

Description  

In 2020, ECDC Vaccine Preventable Disease (VPD) programme is planning to implement hands-on laboratory training activities in the area of pertussis. 
The individual training needs will be determined by the distribution of a questionnaire survey. A strong demand for training on the application of Whole Genome Sequencing (WGS) for IBD surveillance is expected. The survey will be sent out by the coordinators and it will assess which laboratories offer training and who expresses training needs in particular fields. 

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 catalogue9 Jun 2020Wet lab course- Vaccine Preventable Diseases and Immunisation Programmes (VPI) (TBD)

Dates / duration  

TBD

Location  

Thessaloniki, Greece

Objectives /    Learning Outcomes  

After completing this course, the participants will be able to:
  • Develop capacity in specific knowledge, skills and techniques with a focus on 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. 
2020 catalogue9 Jun 2020Tuberculosis staff exchange visits (TBD)

Dates / duration  

TBD

Location  

TBD

Objectives /    Learning Outcomes  

 

Upon the completion of this course, the participants will be able to:
  • Utilize more TB laboratory diagnosis techniques (isolation and characterisation of Mycobaterium) when supporting public health activities (e.g. molecular typing) and coordinating national TB laboratory networks. 

Target audience  

The training activities are only open to nominated network members or to their replacements.

Description  

This training is supported by the consortium of partners under the European Reference Laboratory Network for Tuberculosis (ERLTB-Net).

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. 
To delete9 Jun 2020ECDC Rapid Risk Assessment Training 2021 copy 1

Dates / duration  

Q3 2021 for 1.5 to 2 days 

Location  

Stockholm or remotely via videoconferencing 

Objectives /    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.
  • Develop a rapid risk assessment within a team setting. 

Target audience  

Public health professionals from the ECDC response networks. 

Description  

The course will focus on the basics in planning, conducting and generating rapid risk assessments through the introduction of concepts, principles and succession of actions. At the end of the course, the learner 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 to produce 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. 
2020 catalogue26 May 2020Motivating population to vaccinate – strengthen communication skills for primary healthcare professionals

Dates / duration  

2-3 Days

Location  

Various Member States 

Objectives /    Learning Outcomes  

 

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

  • Apply communication skills based on behavioural theory, use motivational interview techniques and address fake news including social media to motivate population to vaccinate. 

Target audience  

Trainers involved in training of primary healthcare professionals in vaccination related topics at the national level in EU Member States who are capable of cascading the training at sub-national levels in their respective Member States. 

Description  

The training will build capacity among Member States to address vaccine hesitancy by training trainers of primary healthcare professionals. 

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. 
Course Packages2 May 2020Training materials for a course on cross-sectoral biorisk awareness and mitigation

You will find course material that you may use to offer a training for your target audience. Your target audience could include representatives of the following main areas of activity: civil protection (e.g. Firefighters), law enforcement (e.g. Police, Border control, Customs) and health emergency services (e.g. Paramedics, Nurses, Emergency physicians, Red cross). 

👥 Audience: Trainers in the field of biosafety and biorisk

🎯 Objectives: Learning objectives of the training material are to:

  • Develop the ability to cascade training in the national institution for a wide audience of first and second responders. 
  • Increase familiarity with the training material, developing the ability to tailor the material for a specific national or local context.
  • Develop a specific plan on how the future training in their country will be deployed in order to train others in the following areas:
  1. Requirements of effective staff biorisk protection from the perspectives of different sectors/disciplines
  2. Comprehensive view on available options when conceiving an occupation safety system for different scenarios (pharmaceutical and non-pharmaceutical counter measures)
Understand the capabilities and limitations of basic protective equipment in case of a biorisk involving event

Note: These materials are not open publicly. Access is provided upon request.
COVID-19 e-learning7 Apr 2020Micro learning - COVID-19 infection prevention and control

The aim of this micro-learning is to provide information on the measures for infection prevention and control (IPC) at the household level when assisting suspected or confirmed COVID-19 cases with mild symptoms.

⏳ Duration: 15 minutes

👥 Audience: Public Health Professionals

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

  • Identify the instructions to give to your patients who are taking care of a probable or confirmed case of COVID-19 in the household.


COVID-19 e-learning20 Mar 2020Video-tutorial on how to report COVID-19 cases to ECDC via TESSy

This online tutorial is designed to support the users of The European Surveillance System (TESSy) on how to use the recently added functionalities to report COVID-19 cases.

Although this tutorial is open to any learner, only officially nominated contact points in each EU Member State will have access to TESSy to report cases.

⏳ Duration: 10 minutes

👥 Audience: Public Health Professionals

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


e-learning from ECDC partners25 Feb 2020e-Learning on Migration and Health for Health Professionals (24 languages)

This course is designed for health professionals and is available in all 24 official EU Languages.

Similar courses are arranged differently targeting Trainers and Coaches, Law enforcement officers and Social workers.

This course in Migration and Health was created by the consortium "Train 4 Migrant & Health" in 2019 and is property of the European Commission.

e-learning from ECDC partners25 Feb 2020e-Learning on Migration and Health for Social Workers (24 languages)

This course is designed for Social workers and is available in all 24 official EU Languages.

Similar courses are arranged differently targeting Health professionals, Law enforcement officers and Trainers & coaches.

This course in Migration and Health was created by the consortium "Train 4 Migrant & Health" in 2019 and is property of the European Commission.

e-learning from ECDC partners25 Feb 2020e-Learning on Migration and Health for Law Enforcement Officers (24 languages)

This course is designed for law enforcement officers and is available in all 24 official EU Languages.

Similar courses are arranged differently targeting Trainers and Coaches , Health Professionals and Social workers.

This course in Migration and Health was created by the consortium "Train 4 Migrant & Health" in 2019 and is property of the European Commission.

e-learning from ECDC partners20 Feb 2020MSM - ESTICOM training material for Community Health Workers


The ESTICOM training material for Community Health Worker (CHW) engaged in work with men who have sex ith men (MSM) in Europe was written by Terrence Higgins Trust, London, England (THT) in cooperation with Deutsche Aidshilfe, Berlin, Germany (DAH). The training material was developed in the frame of the ESTICOM project, which involved nine European organisations in a consortium led by the Robert Koch Institute (RKI) in Berlin, Germany.  

You can download the ESTICOM training material and access the E-Learning modules on the ESTICOM training website. ESTICOM training material and programme website: www.msm-trainings.org

The minimum requirement is knowledge in the field (HIV/STI, sexual health and/or working with LGBT*QI (also useful for other target groups affected by HIV). Experience as a trainer/facilitator is useful.

                                     
                                     
Background for COVID-1913 Feb 2020COVID-19 Background Information
COVID-19 Micro learning12 Feb 2020Micro learning - 2. What are the non-pharmaceutical countermeasures to minimise transmission of COVID-19? (ARCHIVED)

This course is ARCHIVED since February 2022! The content presented was created in February 2020, updated in 2021, and is currently made available for historical purposes.

The latest information on COVID-19 can be found on the ECDC website.

This micro-learning explains measures that healthcare workers should implement (wearing medical/surgical face masks and respirators) and advocate in their communities (wearing face masks) to help minimise the transmission of COVID-19. It also presents various protective measures for healthcare workers.


⏳ Duration: 40 minutes

👥 Audience: Public Health Professionals

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

  • Describe personal protective measures: hand hygiene and cough etiquette;
  • Identify personal protective equipment (PPE): respirators, facemasks, goggles, downs and gloves;
  • Describe donning (wear) and doffing (remove) PPE.
  • Estimate the necessary amount of PPE.

COVID-19 Micro learning12 Feb 2020Micro learning - 3. Which are the environmental non-pharmaceutical countermeasures to mitigate the impact of COVID-19? (ARCHIVED)

This course is ARCHIVED! The content presented was created in February 2020 and updated in April 2020 based on the ECDC guidelines. 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 15 minutes you will learn about:

  • Evidence of SARS-CoV-2 persistence in surfaces, clothes and objects;
  • Cleaning and disinfecting recommendations for healthcare settings;
  • Cleaning and disinfecting recommendations for non-healthcare settings with presence of COVID-19 positive people;
  • Cleaning and disinfecting recommendations for general settings.

COVID-19 Micro learning12 Feb 2020Micro learning - 4. Physical distancing measures aimed at control of COVID-19: evidence and implementation (ARCHIVED)

This course is ARCHIVED! The content presented was created in February 2020 and updated in March and in April 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 and you will learn about:

Individual physical distancing; 
Physical distancing affecting multiple persons;
Decision-making and evidence for physical distancing measures;
When to initiate and end physical distancing measures;
Considerations when enacting physical distancing measures;Maintaining social contact - from a distance.

COVID-19 Micro learning12 Feb 2020Micro learning - 6. Which are the travel related countermeasures to mitigate the impact of COVID-19? (ARCHIVED)

This course is ARCHIVED! The content presented was created in February 2020It 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 15 minutes and you will learn about:

  • international and domestic travel advice;
  • entry screening at national borders;
  • domestic travel restrictions;
  • border closure.

COVID-19 Micro learning12 Feb 2020Micro learning - 1. What are non-pharmaceutical countermeasures for COVID-19? (ARCHIVED)

This course is ARCHIVED! The content presented was created in February 2020 and 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 10 minutes and you will learn about what are non-pharmaceutical countermeasures for COVID-19.

2022 catalogue31 Jan 2020VectorNet Webinar series

We plan to organize throughout the duration of VectorNet (2019-2023) a series of 8 webinars. Some webinars will be scientific webinars, some other will be technical webinars. The topic for all these webinars will be related to vectors and vector-borne diseases, of both human health and animal health relevance. As the topics for the following webinars have not yet been decided, we encourage participants to suggest topics that they consider of interest.

⏳ Duration: 45 minutes

👥 Audience: The sessions will be open to all interested experts who would like to attend.

🔑 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: Each webinar will have specific objectives. Capacity building by sharing and discussing  vectors and vector-borne diseases, of both human health and animal health relevance.


By enrolling in this series you will be automatically subscribed to the announcements board for the VectorNet webinar series.

2020 catalogue30 Jan 2020Methods and tools for evidence-based public health (Q1 and Q2)

Dates / duration  

27th - 30th January, 2020 and Q 2 (May) 2020

Location  

Stockholm, Sweden

Objectives /    Learning Outcomes  

 

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

  • Define evidence-based practice in the context of public health 
  • Understand the meaning and implications of evidence-based in decision-making 
  • Describe the characteristics and key elements of a systematic review 
  • Understand the differences between systematic reviews and meta-analyses
  • Apply all relevant steps of a systematic review and meta-analysis by themselves
  • Develop their skills on critical appraisal and risk of bias assessment 
  • Formulate evidence-based recommendations and guidelines 
  • Utilise the set of checklists and tools provided to facilitate evidence-based practice 

Target audience  

This is course is available for ECDC staff and Public Health professionals in the EU/EEA. The course can be taken by colleagues of all grades and expert level. The course is especially recommended for those involved in critical review, development and/or commissioning risk assessments and guidance documents based on systematic reviews.

Being an introductory course, the participants do not need to have any prior knowledge in evidence-based methods. However, participants with basic knowledge in epidemiology (e.g. different study designs) tend to benefit more from the training. 

Description  

The training workshop will have a mix of lectures and exercises to stimulate interaction and active involvement. Over the four days, the participants will work in small groups on all steps of a systematic review, from the development of a structured question to searching and selecting published and grey evidence. The critical appraisal and risk of bias assessment of single studies of different study type, extraction and summary, including meta-analysis. The grading of a body of evidence, and finally present the results of their work on the last course day. The participants will receive plenty of tips on techniques and tools, and hands-on training which will facilitate the use of evidence-based methods in their daily work.


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 catalogue27 Jan 2020Winter Workshop 2020: The science of using science to support policy making

Dates / duration  

28-30th January 2020

Learning objectives

Upon completion of the Winter Workshop, the participants should be able to:

  • Identify research evidence as one of many factors that can influence policy making
  • Describe and interpret the main challenges PH professionals encounter in their MS to use science to inform policy makers at the national or local level
  • Share examples, from their own experience, of interventions that have effectively informed policy making for detection/assessment, preparedness, response/control or recovery in the field of infectious diseases
  • Identify relevant resources and tools to identify and evaluate different kinds of evidence, especially systematic reviews and high-quality single studies
  • Identify evidence-based mechanisms to enhance and support the use of research evidence in policy making, including communication strategies
  • Design a plan to enhance and support the use of research evidence to inform policy making in their member state, integrating communication approaches
  • Prepare an activity to cascade learning in their institutions or country of origin based on the content of the workshop.

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.

Description  

The overall aim of this course 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). This includes knowledge of retrieval, analysis and appraisal of evidence from all data sources so that participants can make an informed decision about its quality and relevance for their work, and building participants’ skills in designing knowledge translation and exchange (KTE) strategies to support evidence-informed decision making (EIDM).

The full course comprises three modules focused on core activities and key concepts aligned with the learning objectives:

  • Module 1 (pre-workshop online package)
  • Module 2 (workshop designed to run for three consecutive days)
  • Module 3 (post-workshop online package).

2020 catalogue20 Jan 2020Active Tuberculosis (TB) case finding in migrants

Dates / duration  

18th - 19th February, 2020

Location  

Athens, Greece

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. 
self-paced13 Jan 2020Cross-border sharing of public health data e-learning course

This introductory e-learning course aims to provide the participants with a basic understanding of the practical aspects of the legislation that applies to cross-border sharing of public health data. During the course, participants will acquire adequate skills to begin applying the concepts of data protection in their daily work as public health (PH) professionals. The course is particularly useful to PH professionals working in communicable disease surveillance, data collection, data administration and clinical research. While the focus is on EU legislation, the concepts presented may also be relevant in other legal systems.

⏳ Duration: 3 hours

👥 Audience: Non-legal health professionals 

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

  • Describe the current legal framework that guides data protection within the EU and globally.
  • Describe the data protection reforms currently taking place in the EU.
  • Apply the basic principles of data protection in a cross-border data sharing.
  • Identify the basic concepts of intellectual property rights. 



2020 catalogue1 Jan 2020Senior Exchange 2020 (Q1-Q4)

Dates / duration  

1st January- 1 December, 2020

 Location 
Different Member States within EU/EEA

Learning objectives

The senior exchange provides the participants with the unique 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.

Target audience  

Senior exchange is targeted to experts working with Public health institutes at the national, regional or local level.

Description  

This training format is based on exchange visits and aims to provide bilateral learning opportunities. The exchange visits are self-organised, meaning the visiting expert and the host site agree on topics, scope and objectives. We ask the visiting expert to share his acquired expertise with others in his/her home country and to report these activities to ECDC.


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. 

e-learning from ECDC partners1 Nov 2019e-Learning on Migration and Health for Trainers and Coaches (24 languages)

This course is designed for coaches and trainers and is available in all 24 official EU Languages.

Similar courses are arranged differently targeting Health professionals, Law enforcement officers and Social workers.

This course in Migration and Health was created by the consortium "Train 4 Migrant & Health" in 2019 and is property of the European Commission.

2019 Archive1 Oct 2019Public Health Genomics: and Introduction (2019 b-learning edition)

The overall aim of this workshop is to learn the basic concepts and methods of public health genomics and acquire basic skills for use of open- access tools for integrated analysis and visualisation of WGS and epidemiological data as well as participate in multidisciplinary interpretation of results to inform disease control.

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 Public health professionals with microbiology and/or epidemiology backgrounds who are conducting laboratory-based surveillance and using molecular typing data for surveillance of communicable diseases and who are planning to implement integration and use of WGS data for national surveillance in 2019 or later in their Member State.

self-paced16 Sep 2019Influenza bioanalytics e-learning course

This course aims to enhance knowledge of the basic bioinformatics tools available for analysis of sequencing data and of the interpretation, comparison and analysis of influenza sequence data, with a focus on haemagglutinin and neuraminidase genes.

⏳ Duration: 3 hours

👥 Audience: Public health microbiologists

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

    • Sanger and Next Generation Sequencing data analysis pipelines for HA and NA gene sequences
    • Retrieval of sequences from public databases (GISAID and Genbank)
    • HA and NA gene sequence alignments, mutations and SNP analysis for resistance (BioEdit)
    • Phylogeny software: basic concepts and instructions for phylogenetic analysis (MEGA)
    • Visualization and annotation of phylogenetic trees


Introduction

COVID-19 e-learning19 Jul 2019Contact tracing in the context of COVID-19 response

This e-learning course is non-moderated and self-paced. You can decide when to start it, interrupt and resume to continue at any time. In total, the course is designed to take approximately 2 hours to complete.

⏳ Duration: 2 hours

👥 Audience: Public health professionals

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

  • Explain to decision makers the importance of contact tracing as public health measure in the context of COVID-19;
  • Adapt to the local context the processes of contact tracing for COVID-19;
  • Identify ways to scale up contact tracing and reflect on how to adapt them to the local context;
  • Understand the benefits and risks of using mobile applications to undertake contact tracing;
  • Identify indicators to measure the efficacy and effectiveness of contact tracing operations;
  • Recognise the importance of contact tracing data analysis.


EpiPulse training1 Jul 20192. e-learning for EpiPulse users

This EpiPulse e-learning course is available only to EpiPulse users.

It is a follow up course after the first resource (from EPIS and TESSy to EpiPulse), and takes approximately 3 hours to complete. It's self-paced meaning that you can advance at your own pace. The course is divided in different modules which means that you can pause in between or leave and come back later. The course also contains reference material such as video tutorials and FAQ. You can always come back later to look at this or to take a module again. 

Upon completion of this e-learning course you will be able to:

  • Understand what EpiPulse is and why it should be used
  • Contextualise EpiPulse in the current European regulatory environment
  • Understand the functionalities of EpiPulse
 
 

This course is available only to users of EpiPulse.


Tabletop Exercises19 Jun 2019Simulation Exercise: Rome 2018

This exercise is a Table Top Exercise (TTX) created in 2018.

The overreaching aim of this Exercise was to explore the response to the emergence of a novel strain of a difficult-to-treat, pandrug-resistant bacterium in a healthcare setting, with the potential threat for a cross-border spread.

The objectives of the exercise are:

  1. To develop a greater awareness of the subject of epidemic antimicrobial resistance threats;
  2. To identify gaps in current arrangements to detect, verify, ascertain the public health impact and assess risk associated with an unusual cluster of serious healthcare-associated infections caused by a difficult-to-treat, pandrug-resistant bacterial strain;
  3. To consider the cross-border implications of such an event and suggest strategies for mitigation;
  4. To consider how the healthcare and public health community can work more closely together at national and international level taking into account EU legislation, such as Decision 1082/2013/EU on serious cross-border threats to health, Directive 2011/24/EU on the application of patients’ rights in cross-border healthcare and any other EU legislation, as well as the European One-Health Action Plan on Antimicrobial Resistance;
  5. To consider the interaction and coordination between the EU healthcare and public health community with international partners and third countries in case of a crisis of international significance beyond the EU;
  6. To consider the role of International agencies, such as the World Health Organization (WHO) and the European Centre for Disease Prevention and Control (ECDC) in relation to its mandate regarding risk identification, risk assessment and surveillance.

Duration: 1 day and half day (12 hours).

Related keywords: pandrug-resistant bacterial,  Anti-Microbial Resistence, EWRS, EPIS, IHR, cross-border spread, healthcare setting.

self-paced17 May 2019 Essentials of Writing and Reviewing Scientific Abstracts: a field epidemiology focus

This online course aims to improve skills in writing and reviewing scientific abstracts. The examples used will have a field epidemiology focus, such as outbreak investigations. Training methods include online lectures and exercises. Because this is a self-paced course, participants can decide on the distribution of time they wish to invest on each module of the course. 


⏳ Duration: 2 hours

👥 Audience: Public health professionals in the domain of disease prevention and control

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

  • Explain the importance of writing a good abstract,
  • Identify the key components of an abstract,
  • Outline the steps in writing an abstract,
  • Outline the steps in reviewing someone else's abstract


Watch the video below to get a taste of what you can find in this course.



self-paced29 Apr 2019Assessing and grading evidence in public health e-learning course (PRECEPT)

This online course introduces you to the methodology of PRECEPT (Project on a Framework for Rating Evidence in Public Health), with a special focus on communicable diseases. 

The PRECEPT methodology helps to assess and grade evidence in a more systematic, transparent and reproducible way. It can be applied for example when developing systematic reviews or guideline documents. 

⏳ Duration: 2-3 hours

👥 Audience: Public health professionals from all career levels with limited or no experience with evidence-based methods

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

  • Understand, name and explain the different steps and domains of PRECEPT,
  • Identify and frame relevant questions in the different domains,
  • Understand the concept of study validity and apply quality appraisal for different study designs in different domains,
  • Apply the GRADE approach to different domains to determine the strength of a body of evidence.


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