CBRN Threats - Amman, Jordan. 22-25 May 2016

This four-day training of trainers is addressed to supervisors and senior epidemiologists from the MediPIET participating countries to understand the principles and process of threats caused by Chemical, Biological, Radiological and Nuclear agents to the human health, focusing on Bio and Chemical.

22-25 May 2016


– Front-line and second-line supervisors of MediPIET Training Sites. Also those experts that support fellows in specific projects.
– Mid-career and senior public health professionals, who are in a position to cascade training in the country or interested in becoming supervisors of MediPIET.
– Public Health professionals who expressed their interest in participating as facilitators in MediPIET training activities and/or those that are working in Generic Preparedness and CBRN threats.
– Representatives of Regional Secretariat of the Centres of Excellence of CBRN in the region
– In case of availability of seats, CBRN focal points could also attend the ToT.

  • Understand of the nature of emergencies mainly caused by chemical, biological, and overview on radiological or nuclear incidents.
  • Know the different types and levels of Personal Protective Equipment (PPE) and be able to give a situation-adapted recommendation of usage to involved professionals.
  • Be familiar with usage of PPE Level C for biological incidents (donning, doffing, avoidance of cross-contamination, waste management, etc.).
  • Be familiar with management of exposed people following a chemical or a biological incident (decontamination, situation adapted antidote regime, etc.).
  • Build awareness for early recognition of events caused by deliberate or accidental release of chemical and biological substances.
  • Be able to establish a sustainable framework for effective interagency cooperation for a chemical or a biological incidents in peace times including cross-border collaboration.
  • Get knowledge of IHR role in detecting and reporting of chemical or biological incidents.
  • Share relevant good practices on CBRN among the MediPIET participating countries in order to establish exchange of expertise in the region.
  • Strengthen the network among field epidemiologists participating in the MediPIET training activities



Lectures, interactive presentations and discussions complemented with practical exercises and case studies are the methods used in the “learning by doing” in order to reinforce and set up the needed competencies and skills.


Sultan ALQASRAWI. Head of Surveillance. Ministry of Health. Jordan

Givi AMIRANASHVILI, Head of the Regional Secretariat South East & Eastern Europe, EU CBRN Centres of Excellence, Georgia

Anne-Sophie LEQUARRE, Joint Research Centre. European Commission, Belgium

Jose Jaime de DOMINGO ANGULO, Team Leader, MediPIET

Concha MARTIN de  PANDO, Liaison Officer,  MediPIET


Experts and facilitators


Cornelius BARTELS, ECDC, Sweden

Germain THINUS, European Commission, Luxemburg

James MARSH, Public Health England, UK

Camille ESCADAFAL, MediLAB Secure, Institut Pasteur, France

Rob ORFORD, Public Health England, UK

Nicholas BROOKE, Public Health England, UK

Tom GAULTON, Public Health England, UK

Mahmoud YOUSEF, Emergency Operational Centre, MoH, Jordan

Eric BERTHERAT, World Health Organization WHO-HQ, Switzerland

Ala TAREIF, Ministry of Health , Jordan

Ilan NEIDHARDT, Consultant Germany

Isme HUMOLLI, National Institute of Public Health, Kosovo

Romella ABOVYAN, National Centre of Disease Control, Armenia



Vinciane SIZAIRE, MediPIET



Scientific Coordination:

Sultan ALQASRAWI, MoH Jordan


Vinciane SIZAIRE, MediPIET


Organizing Committee:

Ministry of Health of Jordan: Sultan ALQASRAWI

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