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Miscellaneous7 Jan 2016Scientific Abstract Writing 1st Edition

This course aims to help public health professionals strengthen their skills in writing, reviewing and editing scientific abstracts. You can follow the lectures, take the exercises and participate to Forum discussions in your own time.

The only elements that are fixed in time will be the deadlines for your assignments. Please plan your learning activities in such a way, that you will be able to submit the assignments in time. Missing the deadline means that you cannot participate in the follow up learning activities. We will help remind you of the deadlines during the course in the Forums and on this course page.

Please take the time for the pre-course survey and also use the Support Forum to raise questions and share ideas on the course.

2017 Archive9 Nov 2016FWDEEP programme for learning opportunities through a twinning format

Dates / duration

2 to 5 days visit. Flexibility in dates

Location

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

Objectives

 

Main objectives are:

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

Target audience

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

Find more about this course in FEM Wiki.

2017 Archive17 Nov 2016Prevention and control of TB (incl. MDR TB) among vulnerable and hard-to-reach groups and migrants

Dates / duration

2017-2018

Approximately 5 days

Location

Bulgaria

Objectives

 

The main objectives are:

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

Target audience

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

Learn more about this course in FEM Wiki.

2017 Archive17 Nov 2016 Advanced training in TB laboratory diagnosis for Support Experts

Dates / duration

2017-2018

Approximately 12 days distributed over two years

Location

London (UK), Milan (Italy)

Objectives

 

The main objectives are:

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

Target audience

Qualified TB Laboratory Specialists

Learn more about this course in FEM Wiki.

2017 Archive12 Mar 2017Methods and tools for evidence-based decision-making in health care and public health

Duration

4 consecutive days  

Objectives

 

The main objectives are:

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

To get to know the methods and main tools.

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

Target audience

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

Find more about this course in FEM Wiki.

Miscellaneous21 Sep 2017Self-enrol in an open training activity

Find instructions on how to enrol in an open training activity in EVA.

2018 Archive17 Apr 2018Cross-sectoral biorisk awareness and mitigation training (2nd Edition)

           

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Welcome to the Cross-sectoral biorisk awareness and mitigation training (2nd Edition) - BAM2018. The course is jointly organised by the European Centre for Disease Prevention and Control (ECDC) and the European Police Office (EUROPOL).

If you were nominated by your Country, you have received a password to participate in the selection of this course. Please complete the application form to submit your candidature. Thank you!

2018 Archive22 May 2018Public Health Emergency Preparedness Pilot Course

           

2018 Archive29 May 2018Summer School 2018

Background

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

The ECDC Summer School 2018 is built based on the experience of the ECDC train-the-trainers' induction workshop for new EPIET and EUPHEM supervisors in July 2011, and previous 2012 to 2017 editions.

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

Goal

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

Specific objectives

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

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

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

Target audience, seats and selection

The target audiences are:

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

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

3.     ECDC experts

Course Packages31 May 2018Training Materials for a course on Point Prevalence Surveys (PPS)
Course Packages31 May 2018Training Materials for a train the trainers course on Epidemiological aspects of Vaccine Preventable Diseases (VPD)
Course Packages31 May 2018Training Materials for a course on Legionnaires' Disease (LD)
Course Packages31 May 2018Training Materials for a course on Development, Implementation and Evaluation of Prudent Antibiotics use Campaigns
2019 Archive1 Oct 2018Senior Exchange 2018/2019

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

The exchange visits are self-organised, meaning the visiting expert and the host site agree on topics, scope and objectives, and should be scheduled for about one week. ECDC funds travel, accommodation and per diem.

self-paced22 Oct 2018Introduction to Outbreak Investigation e-learning

This course is designed to target individuals with no prior knowledge in Outbreak Investigation, however it will be especially useful to those with 1-2 years experience in public health. It may also be used as a refreshment module prior to advanced courses in Outbreak Investigation.

After the completion of this module, participants shall:
1.Be able to recognise the steps necessary to conduct an Outbreak Investigation.
2.Describe what is expected to be done in each of the 10 steps.
3.Discuss the relative order between the steps.

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self-paced22 Oct 2018Influenza vaccination campaigns targeting health care workers

This online course has been developed since seasonal influenza vaccination of health care workers (HCWs) is recommended in Europe but vaccination uptake remains low in most countries. During the course information about influenza disease, protection against influenza, tools to assess vaccine uptake and barriers to vaccination as well as stimulating examples of successful campaigns will be presented. It is our hope that a community of vaccination campaign organisers will be built in Europe that can help inspire each other to create informative and effective seasonal influenza vaccination campaigns year after year.


The course is open from 22th October 2018. The course is self paced with no moderation. 

Templates21 Nov 2018Simulation Exercise Template

This exercise is a <Type of Exercise>

It was created in <year of creation>

The aim is XXXX and the objectives of the exercise are:

  • <Objective 1>
  • <Objective 2>
  • <Objective 3>

Duration:

Number of participants:

Related keywords:

Functional Exercises21 Nov 2018Simulation Exercise: Brown Lagoon

This exercise is a Functional Exercise (FX) created in 2007.

Exercise Brown Lagoon was a European Centre for Disease Prevention and Control (ECDC) initiative designed to provide an opportunity to review and practice internal procedures and systems to deal with major public health events.

The objectives of the exercise were:

  1. To test the equipment of the Emergency Operations Centre (EOC)
  2. To test internal procedures (technical and functional) for all Public Health Event (PHE) phasing (alert phase, acute phase, maintenance phase and recovery phase) or at least the first two phases, as described in the PHE Operation plan
  3. To test internal procedures for the up-scaling of activity from levels 0 to 2 including staffing and functions
  4. To test command and control in a PHE

Duration: 2 days

Related keywords: Norovirus, Diphtheria, Outbreak Response, Cross-border

Functional Exercises21 Nov 2018Simulation Exercise: Green Field

This exercise is a Functional Exercise (FX) created in 2008.

The overreaching aim of Exercise Green Field was to test, evaluate and refine standard operating procedures in response to an emerging and escalating Public Health Emergency (PHE) involving EU Member States (MS). (This exercise was conducted after an internal exercise that took place in 2007 where the ECDC  Emergency Operations Centre (EOC) facilities and Public Health Operations Plan were tested)

The objectives of the exercise were:
  1. To test the internal procedures of the ECDC Public Health Event Operation Plan  (PHEOP) (version 3) for all Public Health Emergency (PHE) phasing including the escalation process of the activity levels in line with the PHEOP and all relevant SOP’s.
  2. To test the internal procedures for the levels of operation of the Emergency Operations Centre (EOC) including the upscale of operations and the allocation of staff and their functions.
  3. To test the Emergency Operations Centre (EOC) operating capabilities including some equipment and tools.
  4. To test the internal Command and Control procedures mainly regarding internal and external communication and resource management in response to both activity levels and phase development during a Public Health Emergency (PHE) .

Duration: 1 day and half (11 hours).

Related keywords: Public Health Events (PHE), Public Health Event Operation Plan (PHEOP), Emergency Operation Centre (EOC), Meningitis, Outbreak response


Tabletop Exercises21 Nov 2018Simulation Exercise: Orange Circle

This exercise is a TableTop Exercise (TTX) created in 2009.

The aim of Exercise Orange Circle was to explore procedures and functions regarding early detection, assessment and communication associated with events related to a Vaccine Preventable Disease (VPD) or immunisation programmes.

The objectives of exercise were:
  1. To test the coordination and internal communication among ECDC units and horizontal programme, and external communications with Member States and relevant stakeholders.
  2. To explore early detection mechanisms.
  3. To assess internal and external coordination of the threat assessment.
  4. To manage the closure of a VPD event.

Duration: 1 day (7 hours).

Related keywords: Vaccine Preventable Disease, VPD, meningococcal disease, meningococcal vaccination, vaccine.

Functional Exercises21 Nov 2018Simulation Exercise: Purple Octagon

This exercise is a Functional Exercise (FX) created in the 2009.

The overarching aim of the exercise was to explore ECDC’s ability to communicate about early detection and risk assessment, with Member States (MS) and international partners in a public health event at a mass gathering.

The overarching objectives of this exercise were:

  1. To test the internal and external communications between ECDC’s Emergency Operations Centre (EOC) and the equivalent structures of emergency centres in participating countries and organisations through tools, communications systems and equipment.
  2. Test the ECDC Public Health Event Operation Plan (PHEOP) up to Level 2, including staff planning, rotation, handover and support arrangements.
  3. Test the mass gathering algorithm currently under development by EpiConcept at National level.

Duration: 2 days (30 hours)

Related keywords: mass gathering events, public health events, H1N1, Flu, Legionella pneumophila, EOC, International communications.

Functional Exercises21 Nov 2018Simulation Exercise: Black Trapezium

This Exercise is a Functional Exercise (FX) created in 2010.

The aim of the exercise was to test, evaluate and refine the use of EPIS as a communication platform tool. Focussing on the Food and Waterborne Disease (FWD) Network the exercise tested its use for the detection, assessment, response and communication of a FWD health threat with EU and international dimension.

Its objectives were focussed in two main points:

  • EPIS specific area for the FWD Network
  • Its contribution to the ECDC mandate on early detection, assessment, response and communication of public health events

Duration: 1 day (7 hours)  

Related keywords:  Food and Waterborne Disease (FWD), EPIS, Preparedness and Response Support Unit (PRU),  Salmonella Typhi.

Functional Exercises21 Nov 2018Simulation Exercise: Beaivi

This Exercise is a Functional Exercise (FX) created in 2012.

The aim of the exercise was to test the Public Health Emergency Operation Plan (PHEOP) management system (including the intranet and supporting documents) in order to evaluate and refine it.

The exercise objectives were to:

  1. Test the PHEOP including PHE Management Structure.
  2. Test the command structure during PHE levels 1 and 2.
  3. Test the escalation to PHE level 2. Test all the relevant Standard Operating Procedures (SOPs).
  4. Test the use of checklists, job action sheets, log, report templates, minute templates and the rapid risk assessment template.
  5. Test the new PHE intranet system.
  6. Test the Business Continuity Plan (BCP) to allow for routine epidemic intelligence and response duties to continue during a PHE level 2 event.
  7. Test internal and external communications during a PHE.
  8. Test BC arrangements during a PHE.

Duration: 2 days (17 hours)

Related keywords: Measles, H5N1, Public Health Emergency management, Standard Operation Procedures, Epidemic Intelligence, Polio, ECDC.

Functional Exercises21 Nov 2018Simulation Exercise: Artemis

This exercise is a Functional Exercise (FX) created in 2013.

The aim of the exercise was to provide ECDC staff with the opportunity to use and implement the Public Health Emergency Operational Plan (PHEOP) and to test supporting documents, tools and templates.

The objectives of exercise were:

  1. to increase the knowledge of the PHE concept, procedures and command structure;
  2. to familiarise ECDC staff with their roles and responsibilities during a PHE;
  3. to identify any gaps in PHE response arrangements.

Duration: 1 day (8.5 hours)

Related keywords:  Public Health Emergency Operational Plan (PHEOP),  Public Health Emergency, Standard Operation Plan (SOP), Ebola, cross-border threat,  algal bloom.

Tabletop Exercises21 Nov 2018Simulation Exercise: Bulgaria Dengue (Available soon)

This exercise is a Table Top Exercise (TTX) created in 2016.

This exercise differs from the other exercises in this library in its approach. With a strong focus on capacity building, it takes participants through the various steps in a facilitated fashion.

The aim of this exercise was: To exercise the public health emergency preparedness of the participating countries to a major outbreak of mosquito-borne viral disease, of both national and international dimensions.

The objectives of the exercise were:

  1. In-country emergency recognition and management: detect and risk assess the situation, activate emergency organisation and plans, manage and monitor the emergency;
  2. Inter-sectoral collaboration: work effectively between the health and key related sectors, to assess the risks and manage the emergency;
  3. International collaboration: interact effectively with contiguous and other countries in the wider region, and international authorities, to assess, manage, communicate and work collaboratively to address, mitigate and resolve the international emergency;
  4. Risk communication: to communicate effectively regarding the health risks, between stakeholders, professionals and the public.
  5. Review and evaluation: for each country to reflect on potential lessons from the exercise relating to their present state of preparedness for public health emergencies, involving mosquito borne viral diseases in particular, and for communicable disease events more generally.

Duration: 1 days (7.5 hours)

Related keywords:

self-paced4 Feb 2019Rapid Risk Assessment e-Learning course

This course is designed to target individuals with no prior knowledge of Rapid Risk Assessment (RRA). It may also be used as a refreshment module prior to advanced courses in Risk Assessment.

This is a self-paced course and the estimated duration is between 3 and 5 hours of active learning.

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

  • recognise components (steps) in rapid risk assessment production
  • describe what is expected to be done in each step and
  • contribute to a team working on rapid risk assessment production

2019 Archive6 Feb 2019Winter Workshop 2019 - First edition

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 course will bring together country experts to exchange experiences, views and gain skills on how to inform policy makers in relation to detection, preparedness, assessment and control of public health threats with a cross-border dimension at the EU-level in the area of communicable disease prevention and control. It focuses primarily on the process of gathering and communicating a body of evidence, rather than the process of taking decisions based on this evidence.

Tabletop Exercises1 Apr 2019Simulation Exercise: Red Wing

This exercise is a Tabletop Exercise (TTX) created in 2007.

Exercise Red Wing was created to explore draft procedures for contact tracing of passengers proposed by the working group of the Health Security Committee. (Standard operating procedure for passenger tracing in a case of a potential exposure to a communicable disease occurring in a Member State of the European Union after an international flight”).

The objectives of the exercise were:

  1. To explore contact tracing procedures within the EU, based on the draft paper developed by the working group of the Health Security Committee.
  2. To explore the reaction of stakeholders to an event which might require international contact tracing within the European Union based on the draft paper developed by the working group of the Health Security Committee.

  3. To clarify the collaboration mechanisms, roles and responsibilities between member states and between member states and European co-ordinating bodies.

  4.  To explore the procedures required by the International Health Regulations (IHR) and the role of WHO in outbreaks of notifiable infectious disease within the European Union boundary.

  5. Explore the role of ECDC in an event which might require international contact tracing within the European Union based on the draft paper developed by the working group of the Health Security Committee.

Duration: 1 day (7 hours)

Related keywords: Ebola, Flight, International contact tracing, Health Security Committee, Outbreak Response, Cross-border, International Health Regulation (IHR),

Tabletop Exercises1 Apr 2019Simulation Exercise: Blue Triangle

This exercise is a Tabletop Exercise created in 2008.

The overarching aim of Exercise Blue Triangle was to test the standard operating procedures for the response to a food and waterborne disease threat at an EU level, developed by the ECDC Preparedness and Response Unit together with the Food and Waterborne Disease Horizontal Programme.


The agreed objectives of the exercise can be summarised as following:

  1. To test the capacity/co-ordination for early detection and response of a food and waterborne disease (FWD) threat at an EU level
  2. To test the functionality of ECDC guidelines for response to a FWD threat (Guiding Principles, in particular, Part II: Food and Waterborne Disease Threats at EU level).
  3. Examine how a FWD is detected in the early stages and how subsequent co-ordination and response is managed.
  4. To test how the threat assessment is developed from different sources of information.
  5. Test the co-ordination and response with other stakeholders.
  6. Test how ECDC coordinates with Member States and the European Commission in the response to an incident of this nature
  7. Test the capabilities of the European ad hoc response team to produce a timely initial threat assessment
  8. To analyse the existing internal ECDC command, control and communication structure during an EU level FWD outbreak


Duration: 1 day (8 hours)

Related keywords: non-O157 Shiga-toxin producing E. coli, food and waterborne diseases, Early detection, Outbreak Response, Cross-border, Co-ordinated response, .

2019 Archive19 Apr 2019Cross-sectoral biorisk awareness and mitigation training (3rd Edition)

           

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Welcome to the Cross-sectoral biorisk awareness and mitigation training (3rd Edition, for training specialists) - BAM2019. The course is jointly organised by the European Centre for Disease Prevention and Control (ECDC) and the European Police Office (EUROPOL).

If you were nominated by your Country, you have received a password to participate in the selection of this course. Please complete the application form to submit your candidature. Thank you!

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 course addresses public health professionals from all career levels with limited or no experience with evidence-based methods that would like to start applying the principles and methods of evidence-based practice in their daily work. 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. 

Although the examples used in the course focus on communicable diseases, the PRECEPT methodology is applicable for different types of decision-relevant questions in different domains such as burden of disease, risk factors, diagnostics and interventions, which can also be of use to other health areas. 

Summer School15 May 2019Summer School 2019

The aim of the 2019 edition of the Summer School is to work on the methodological issues in the area of communicable diseases: 

  • Reflect and get familiarized with the concepts and tools for advocacy, its desired outcomes and the factors that contribute to success given the national and/or regional context;
  • Equip participants with the knowledge and skills to integrate qualitative approaches in their area of work in partnership with social scientists
  • Update the skills on the use of reporting guidelines for scientific writing.

 The Summer school will take place 10-14th June 2019 in Stockholm and is through invitation only.


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. 

This e-learning is targeted to public health professionals in the domain of disease prevention and control, who plan to submit abstracts to scientific conferences. Watch the video below to get a taste of what you can find in this course.


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.

EpiPulse training1 Jul 20192. e-learning for EpiPulse users

This EpiPulse e-learning course 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.


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.

Upon completion of this e-learning 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.

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.

Upon completion you will understand:

  • 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)
  • Visualisation and annotation of phylogenetic trees

Introduction

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.

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.

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. 

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