ASC 2017: “Regional contributions and synergies for Global Health Security”

The Third Annual Scientific Conference of MediPIET (ASC MediPIET) will be held in Brussels, Belgium, from 27th November to 1st December 2017. The theme of the ASC 2017 is “Regional contributions and synergies for Global Health Security”.

The conference is mainly focused on infectious diseases across the Mediterranean, Balkans and Black Sea regions and worldwide in regard of getting evidence for diseases prevention and control, and public health policy making.

As part of the training objectives of MediPIET Programme, the Annual Scientific Conference aims at providing the opportunity to fellows and other epidemiologists of the region to present the results of their field epidemiology activities (research projects, outbreak investigations, the evaluations of surveillance systems, International assignments) and allow the exchange between representatives of the Public Health Institutions and stakeholders involved in the project.

MediPIET ASC contributes to the establishment of a collaborative community of practice bringing together junior and senior experts from all Public Health related disciplines.

European Centre for Prevention and Disease Control (ECDC) chairs the Scientific Committee of the MediPIET Annual Scientific Conference, which is composed by members of the Scientific Advisory Board of MediPIET, directors of the existing Field Epidemiology Training Programmes in the partner’s countries and others.

The format of the Conference includes back to back meeting and keynote speech.

Oral presentations no longer that 10 minutes followed by a 5 minutes slot for questions and answers.

Poster presentations are to be short 3 minute oral presentations of each poster to an audience gathered as a group. Each poster presentation will be followed by a 5 minute slot for questions and answers.

Moderated panel discussion with invited speakers.

The conference is organized by the MediPIET Consortium composed by FIIAPP and ISCIII.

Contact us

For questions regarding the MediPIET Annual Scientific Conference, please contact us:

conference2017@medipiet.eu

Registration

Online registration is restricted to invited participants only. Speakers, presenters of oral or poster communications, as well as members of the MediPIET network (National Focal Points, fellows, supervisors and national authorities) will be invited to register online to the MediPIET ASC 2017. Invited participants will receive an email with instructions on how to register online.

Travel and accommodation costs will be covered by MediPIET for the fellows, National Focal Points and representatives of national institutions participating in the MediPIET Network as well as for independent attendees from whom an abstract has been accepted.

Contact us

For questions regarding the MediPIET Annual Scientific Conference, please contact us: conference2017@medipiet.eu

Call for abstracts

The submission period of abstracts for the MediPIET ASC 2017 is now CLOSED.

Abstracts had to be submitted online through Abstract Submission Platform, that was be open from 12th to 20th June (23:59h CET).

Please find here the guideline with the instructions for abstracts elaboration. Further information concerning the abstracts submission will be soon provided.

Guideline for Abstract Elaboration_ASC2017

 

List of topics/tracks for 2017 abstracts:

Please see below list of topics/tracks available for submitting abstracts to the MediPIET ASC 2017:

  • Surveillance
  • Outbreaks
  • Public health issues in emergency situations, including mass gathering events
  • Migrant health
  • Molecular epidemiology
  • Others

Disease-specific sub tracks :

  • Respiratory infections, including TB and influenza
  • AMR and Health care associated infections
  • HIV and STIs
  • FWD and zoonosis
  • Vaccine Preventable Diseases
  • Vector-borne Diseases
  • Viral hepatitis
  • Non communicable diseases
  • Others

 Abstract submission requirements

All abstracts must be submitted and presented in English using UK English spelling as a preference. As a principle, MediPIET ASC abstracts should contain original material from recent work (no more than 3 years) that is not yet in the public domain.

Abstracts submission process

Abstracts must be submitted online through Abstract Submission Platform. We will open it for the abstract submission from 12th to 20th June.

After having submitted an abstract, a confirmation of reception will be sent to the sender e-mail address.

All the instructions in regard of structure and content as well as requirements are described in the Guideline for Abstract elaboration.

 

Abstract review and selection process

All abstracts submitted for the MediPIET Annual Scientific Conference 2017 will be reviewed by two reviewers. Any errors in spelling, grammar or scientific fact in the abstract will have the opportunity to be corrected during the submission period.

Abstracts will be considered as eligible for either oral or author-attended poster sessions. Once an abstract is accepted, the Scientific Committee will determine whether it is more suitable for oral or poster presentation (authors can also indicate their preference in their submission).

All accepted abstract presenters will be asked to register to attend the conference. Registration will come through a formal invitation sent to authors. Please, notify the conference organizers of any change – change of presenting author or withdrawal of abstract – in a timely manner.

Contact us

For questions regarding the MediPIET Annual Scientific Conference, please contact us: conference2017@medipiet.eu

Please find here the preliminary programme of the MediPIET Annual Scientific Conference:

Preliminary Programme MediPIET ASC2017 18102017 WEB

For participants

This conference is addressed mainly to the fellows, national focal points and epidemiologists working in the public health institutions of the participating countries to the MediPIET programme.

Details regarding registration will come through a formal invitation sent to the MediPIET countries and other stakeholders.

Costs related to travel and accommodation will be covered by the MediPIET programme for the participants responding to the following criteria:

  • MediPIET fellows,
  • MediPIET national Focal Points
  • Author who had an abstract accepted as poster or oral presentation
  • Others: members of international organizations, public health and field epidemiology training related networks in the region, and other relevant stakeholders.

Certificates

A certificate:

  • Participation’s certificate for participants without presentation
  • Communication’s certificate for participants who have oral or poster presentation(s) will be delivered after the conference via email

Venue

The ASC 2017 will be held in Brussels, Belgium. Practical information will be send by e-mail to all participants.

Hotel Metropole

Place De Brouckère 31, 1000 Bruxelles, Belgium

www.metropolehotel.com

 

 

 

Oral presentations have to be no longer that 10 minutes followed by a 5 minutes slot for questions and answers.

Poster presentations are to be short 3 minute oral presentations of each poster to an audience gathered as a group. Each poster presentation will be followed by a 5 minute slot for questions and answers. We would like to kindly ask you to send the final version of the POSTER no later than November 1st.

Please send the presentations and posters to: abstracts2017@medipiet.eu

 

a) Indications for oral presentations

  • All oral presentations are allocated 15 minutes (10 minutes for the talk and up to 5 minutes question time). It is of utmost importance that you do not exceed the 10 min you have to present your work. A moderator will be in charge of time-keeping.
  • It is mandatory to use the template provided by MediPIET. Please, download here the template for oral presentations.

Publication of presentations

  • In order to support dissemination and to ensure your work has maximum impact, it is our intention to publish all presentations on the MediPIET website after the conference.
  • Oral presentations will be recorded on video and published on the MediPIET website. Presenters will be asked to sign a consent form accepting to be recorded.
  • Please ensure that all presentation materials are authorised for publication (photos, cartoons, graphics, etc.: we advise you not to use copy-right protected materials for which you do not have explicit permissions).

Publication of notification of funding/potential conflicts of interest

In order to support dissemination, speakers should include a specific slide to indicate all sources of funding of their research and potential conflicts of interest for the work presented at MediPIET.

 

b) Indications for poster presentations

Poster session outline

  • Posters will be displayed since the beginning of the conference. Instructions in regard of the location will be provided upon arrival.
  • MediPIET ASC 2017 will organise specific moderated poster sessions. Each poster presenter will stand close to his/her poster for presenting his/her work, and answer questions from people gathered around during the poster sessions. Poster presentation will last 3 minutes + 5 minutes questions.

We recommend you to use the model provided as support for preparing your poster. You can download it here.

Please, kindly note that MediPIET and EU logos (included in the template) are mandatory. You should also include the logo/s of your institution and/or funders of your research if any. Please download the template here.

Poster dimensions: DIN A0 (118,9 x 84,1 cm)

Printing

This year MediPIET Project will be in charge of the printing and carriage of the posters to the venue.  Therefore, we would like to kindly ask you to send the final version of the POSTER no later than November 1st. No deadline extension is possible. For those that do not send their POSTER before the mentioned deadline, they will be responsible for the printing and carriage of their poster to the venue. Non reimbursement will be done.

Reimbursement

As MediPIET will be in charge of the printing process, NO REIMBURSEMENT is foreseen.

Poster display at the conference

  • Your paper poster will be displayed during the whole length of the conference. Poster authors should ensure that their posters are in place the day before the start of the conference and removed after the closure.
  • Each poster will have a specific spot. More information will be given to you on site at the registration desk.
  • Tape, pins and other provisions to set up posters will be available in the poster area.
  • After the conference, authors can take the posters with them. We recommend to foresee the way to transport it.

Publication of poster presentations

In order to support dissemination and to ensure your work has maximum impact, it is our intention to publish all presentations on the MediPIET website after the conference.

Please ensure that all presentation materials are authorised for publication (photos, cartoons, graphics, etc.: we advise you not to use copy-right protected materials for which you do not have explicit permissions).

Publication of notification of funding/potential conflicts of interest

In order to support dissemination, speakers should include a specific slide to indicate all sources of funding of their research and potential conflicts of interest for the work presented at MediPIET.

Abstract Book 2017