The first of our Education and Training activities of 2021 took place online in February. Our partners at BfR in Germany organised and hosted the One Health EJP’s second CPD Module which focused on Digital Innovation for One Health Practitioners.
The one-week module centred around the use of innovative open-source software solutions supporting risk assessment, zoonotic outbreak investigations and data interoperability. The objective of this training module was to introduce new tools and technologies for One Health researchers and professionals. Specifically, solutions that support foodborne disease outbreak investigations, efficient surveillance data integration as well as the re-use of risk assessment models were introduced. The solutions presented have the potential to support the whole One Health community including national and international risk assessment agencies, risk managers and academic institutions.
The virtual training was delivered by senior research scientists from BfR and partners from our consortium, including SVA, DTU Food, ANSES, RKI and NVI and stakeholders, EFSA with an extensive track record in providing training for research scientists from different research domains.
Over 50 participants – from early-career researchers and PhD students, up to senior scientists – from 15 European countries attended the workshop. The event encouraged knowledge sharing and even allowed participants to present their digital innovation tools, which can be applied to scenarios of food safety, public health and animal health.