Module 6 - Vector-borne diseases and zoonosis

Background

The Mediterranean Program for Intervention Epidemiology Training (MediPIET) is a sustainable training program in intervention epidemiology funded by the European Commission and implemented by Spanish Consortium -National Public Health Institute (ISCIII) and the International and Ibero-American Foundation for Administration and Public Policies (FIIAPP)-, and under the scientific leadership of European Centre for Disease Prevention and Control (ECDC). The purpose of the program is to consolidate a competent workforce with the necessary competence in intervention epidemiology to carry out essential public health functions for prevention and control of national and cross-border challenges posed by communicable diseases (http://medipiet.eu/web/).

Title of the training module

Food, Waterborne, Vectorborne and zoonotic diseases

Dates, place and venue

18-23rd April 2016.

The training will take place at hotel Radisson Blue Park Athens, Greece https://www.radissonblu.com/en/hotel-athens  and on Thursday 21st April 2016, the field exercise and laboratory demonstration will take place at the National Public Health School of Greece.

 

 

Please find the programme here.

Programme:

– Epidemiology of vector borne (VBD) and zoonotic diseases

– Surveillance design in human, vectors and animals

– Practice intersectoral collaboration

– Laboratory aspects (including collection and transport of samples)

– Evaluation of measures and programs for control of VBD and zoonoses.

– Environmental epidemiology methods,

– Correlational (ecological) studies, Databases linkage

 

The main objectives are:

– To apply and consolidate knowledge and skills acquired in previous modules.

– To refresh knowledge epidemiology of vector borne (VBD) and zoonotic diseases

– To apply surveillance design and outbreak investigation in human, vectors and animals

– To design evidence based PH response

– To get acquainted with risk and impact communication

– To practice intersectoral collaboration

– To integrate aspects of emerging diseases and generic preparedness

– To become familiar with methods complementary to epidemiological investigations

In collaboration with the Hellenic Center for Disease Prevention and Control, the Module 7 is coordinated by Kassiani Mellou, Head of Food and Waterborne diseases of the Greek Center for Disease Control & Prevention and Module 6 is organized by Adela Paez & Nikoletta Mavroeidi, MediPIET Scientific coordinators.

For this training, MediPIET mobilises the below listed group of experts, from both participating countries and EU reference institutions, with large teaching and field experience:

 

Please find all the training material in our E-Library.