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PREPAREing for (Re-)Emerging Arbovirus Infections in Europe, ESCMID Postgraduate Education Course

7 - 9 March 2016, Thessaloniki, Greece

Organizers
  • University of Oxford
  • Erasmus MC: University Medical Center Rotterdam
  • University of Antwerp
  • Royal Brompton and Harefield NHS Trust
  • ESCMID Study Group for Infections in Travellers and Migrants (ESGITM)
  • Infectious Diseases and Clinical Microbiology Specialty Society of Turkey (EKMUD)
Course Coordinators
  • Isabella Eckerle, Bonn, Germany
  • Veronique Nussenblatt, Antwerp, Belgium
  • Chantal Reusken, Rotterdam, Netherlands
  • Louise Sigfrid, Oxford, United Kingdom
Course Objectives

The aim of the course is to improve the participant’s knowledge of identification and management of arbovirus infections and outbreaks at local and European levels. The course is part of PREPARE, a project aimed at strengthening European preparedness for (re-)emerging infectious disease outbreaks. Course topics will include a review of arboviruses of importance to Europe, including endemic and travel imported viruses. This will include an overview of symptomatology, diagnostics and interpretation of laboratory results and an update on prevention, vaccine and treatments for these viruses. The course will also include an overview of surveillance systems, European organizations, laboratories and clinical networks involved in surveillance, control and outbreak response and practical sessions covering serology interpretation, case scenarios and outbreak response exercises. The course will be delivered by a range of European experts on arboviruses, through a dynamic mix of presentations, case scenarios and outbreak exercises.

Course Venue & Accommodation

Makedonia Palace Hotel
2, Megalou Alexandrou Avenue
54640 Thessaloniki, Greece
www.makedoniapalace.com

Target Audience

20 – 30 doctors, nurses and laboratory staff from South/South-East Europe who might be involved in the identification, diagnosis or treatment of patients with arbovirus infections.

Contact Person (Scientific Programme)

Dr Louise Sigfrid
Clinical Research Fellow, Public Health Specialist
Platform for European Preparedness Against
(Re-)emerging Epidemics
NDM Research Building, Centre for Tropical
Medicine, University of Oxford
Old Road Campus, Roosevelt Drive
OX3 7FZ Oxford, United Kingdom

Phone +44 (0)18 656 129 74

Administrative Secretariat

Louise Sigfrid & Emmanuelle Denis
Platform for European Preparedness Against
(Re-)emerging Epidemics
NDM Research Building, Centre for Tropical
Medicine, University of Oxford
Old Road Campus, Roosevelt Drive
OX3 7FZ Oxford, United Kingdom

Phone +44 (0)18 656 129 74

Course Programme

Presentations are availabe in the ESCMID Online Lecture Library.

Monday, 7 March 2016: Overview of clinically important arboviruses in Europe

12:00 Light lunch and participants registration
13:15 Welcome and introduction to the course. L. Sigfrid & V. Nussenblatt
13:30 Review of (re-)emerging arbovirus diseases in Europe. C. Reusken
14:30 Clinically important arboviruses in Europe – part I.
           A. Papa, I. Eckerle & T. Avšic-Županc
15:30 Coffee/tea break
16:00 Clinically important arboviruses in Europe – part II.
           A. Papa, T. Avšic-Županc & O. Ergonul
17:00 Crimean Congo haemorrhagic fever virus in Turkey – 13 years of                                                experience. H. Leblebicioglu
17:20 Round table session: Current state and experience with viral                                                       haemorrhagic fever viruses in South-East Europe.
            Chair: A. Papa
            Expert panel: O. Ergonul, H. Leblebicioglu & T. Avšic-Županc
18:00 End of day
19:00 Dinner and networking

Tuesday, 8 March 2016: Arbovirus outbreak preparedness and response

09:00 Interactive session: Diagnostics, case definition and serology interpretation.
           N. Cleton
10:00 Interactive session: Clinical case scenarios. H. Leblebicioglu & I. Eckerle
10:45 Coffee/tea break
11:15 European and global arbovirus surveillance systems. M. Braks
11:45 European outbreak response networks. H. Zeller (ECDC)
12:30 Lunch break
13:30 Interactive session: European emerging infectious disease outbreak                                   scenario. C. Reusken, H. Zeller, A. Papa, N. Cleton, V. Nussenblatt,
           H. Leblebicioglu, L. Sigfrid &
I. Eckerle
15:00 Coffee/tea break
15:30 Interactive session: European emerging infectious disease outbreak
           scenario – continued. C. Reusken, H. Zeller, A. Papa, N. Cleton, V.                                   Nussenblatt, H. Leblebicioglu, L. Sigfrid & I. Eckerle
17:00 End of day
18:30 Dinner and networking

Wednesday, 9 March 2016: Prevention and future perspectives for Europe

09:00 Vector control strategies. M. Braks
09:45 Arbovirus drugs and vaccine developments. J. Lang
10:15 Coffee/tea break
10:30 Arbovirus outbreaks perspectives for Europe. H. Zeller (ECDC)
11:15 Interactive session: Are we prepared? C. Reusken, N. Cleton, V.                                            Nussenblatt & L. Sigfrid
12:00 Questions, feedback, diplomas/certificates and farewell

Faculty Members
  • Tatjana Avšic-Županc, Ljubljana, Slovenia
  • Marieta Braks, Bilthoven, Netherlands
  • Natalie Cleton, Rotterdam, Netherlands
  • Isabella Eckerle, Bonn, Germany
  • Onder Ergonul, Istanbul, Turkey
  • Jean Lang, Lyon, France
  • Hakan Leblebicioglu, Samsun, Turkey
  • Veronique Nussenblatt, Antwerp, Belgium
  • Anna Papa, Thessaloniki, Greece
  • Chantal Reusken, Rotterdam, Netherlands
  • Louise Sigfrid, Oxford, United Kingdom
  • Herve Zeller, Stockholm, Sweden
Last update: 17 May 2016

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