Pre conference: The art of applied infectious diseases epidemiology
Wednesday June 8, 2022
Live at Radboudumc
Alma Tostmann (Radboudumc) and Sonia Boender (Robert Koch Institute, Berlin)
The special interest group “Applied Infectious Disease Epidemiology” organizes this pre-conference workshop. In this workshop the concept and areas of so-called “field epidemiology” will be illustrated by different experts from the field, followed by a hands-on workshop where participants will conduct a case study on a real-life scenario infectious disease outbreak under the supervision of experienced field epidemiologists.
13:00-14:30 – Flash presentations
Tour along the different areas of Applied Infectious Disease (field) epidemiology, from the perspective of the national and regional public health, the Dutch Caribbean, the international context, the hospital and public health microbiology.
All presentations will focus on the topic vaccine-preventable diseases.
14:30-15:00 – Tea/Coffee break
15:00-17:00 – Workshop – EPIET Case study, outbreak investigation
In a hands-on scenario based case study, a real-life public health infectious disease problem will be assessed. The topic will be a vaccine-preventable disease and the objectives will include the identification and confirmation of the problem (or outbreak), the epidemiological assessment and the proposed control and response measures. The case study will be performed in groups of ~10 participants, under supervision of 1 or 2 experienced epidemiologists from this work field.
For more information about the pre conferences, participation, costs and registration, see: https://registratie.radboudumc.nl/130246/wiki/744836/pre-conference