Course epidemiological tools to control animal disease epidemics

Course

Course Epidemiological tools to control animal disease epidemics

Are you ready for broadening or deepening your knowledge and understanding on controlling disease outbreaks? Then this course might be something for you. Controlling animal disease epidemics is a continuous activity which requires up to date knowledge for the experts involved. In the course Epidemiological tools to control animal disease epidemics, applications of epidemiology when fighting an epidemic will be covered. Three experts will share technical knowledge with you and they will take you through interactive case studies.

Organised by Wageningen Academy
Setup In Company

Our approach

The course includes a variety of presentations and case studies spread over three consecutive days. The topics are introduced by three very experienced experts and there will be an ample opportunity for discussion.

In this course we will pay attention to the following subjects:

  • Surveillance methodology
  • Obtaining data from infected farms
  • Data management
  • Reporting tools
  • Multi-criteria analysis
  • Epidemiologic research during and post epidemic
  • Freedom from disease theory

Presentations and documentation will be in English.

Target group

This course is designed for researchers and professionals involved in the control and management of animal disease outbreaks, i.e. policy makers, risk managers, risk analysts, epidemiologists, virologists, microbiologists, diagnosticians, field veterinarians that may be involved in investigation of suspicions of notifiable animal disease outbreaks and/or (clinical) surveillance during epidemics, etc. Some experience in veterinary epidemiology is an asset but no requirement.

Results

The course aims to help you understand rather than just learn about applications of epidemiology when controlling disease outbreaks. This can only be achieved in a relaxed, informal and interactive environment using plenty of examples and hands-on exercises where participants apply and adapt what they have learned.

Programme indication

Day 1
8:30 Welcome
8:35 Introduction of the course
Dr. Armin Elbers
9:00 History of controlling epidemics
What do decision makers want to know from epidemiologists during an epidemic?
Lecturers: dr. Koen Mintiens and dr. Armin Elbers
10:00 Coffee break
10:30 Introduction to the case study: African Swine Fever in the Republic of Epilonia (hypothetic country)
Lecturer: dr. Christoph Staubach
12:30 Lunch break
13:30 Surveillance methodology
Lecturer: dr. Koen Mintiens
Clinical Epidemiology
Lecturer: dr. Armin Elbers
15:00 Coffee break
15:30 Case study part II exercise
Lecturer: dr. Christoph Staubach
17:30 Closure of day 1
Dinner
Day 2
8:30 Obtaining data from infected farms
Data management
Lecturers: dr. Koen Mintiens and dr. Armin Elbers
10:00 Coffee break
10:30 Case study part III exercise
Lecturer: dr. Christoph Staubach
12:30 Lunch break
13:30 Reporting tools
Multi-criteria analysis
Lecturer: dr. Koen Mintiens
15:30 Coffee break
16:00 Case study part IV exercise
Lecturer: dr. Christoph Staubach
17:30 Closure of day 2
17:45 Drinks
18:30 Dinner
Day 3
8:30 Epidemiologic research during and post epidemic
Lecturer: dr. Armin Elbers
10:00 Coffee break
10:30 Case study part V exercise
Lecturer: dr. Christoph Staubach
12:30 Lunch break
13:30 Freedom from disease theory
Lecturer: dr. Koen Mintiens
15:00 coffee break
15:30 Case study part VI exercise
Lecturer: dr. Christoph Staubach
16:00 Closure of the course