Module 7 - Water and food-borne diseases

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.

 

– Epidemiology of FWD diseases

– Design of surveillance systems in human, vectors and animals

– Intersectoral collaboration

– Laboratory aspects (including collection and transport of samples)

– Planning evaluation of measures and programs for control of FWD.

– Environmental epidemiology methods,

– Correlational (ecological) studies, Databases linkage

– CBRN perspective

– Ethical aspects

The main objectives are:

– To refresh knowledge of food and waterborne (FWD) diseases epidemiology

– To apply principles of surveillance and outbreak investigation in human, food, water and animals

– To propose 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

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 materials in our E-Library.