What is the aim of this CPD Module?
Outbreaks or events involving new or re-emerging zoonoses can occur anytime and everywhere. The One Health concept recognises that human health is tightly connected to the health of animals and the environment. Consequently, strengthening the human-veterinary collaboration is essential to prevent, detect and respond to zoonotic threats. Yet, implementation and operationalisation of the One Health concept often remains a challenge. In addition, countries differ across Europe (and worldwide) and thus the approaches to One Health issues do also.
Sharing best practices and experiences of One Health approaches stands at the center of this module, providing a learning platform aimed at knowledge integration and strengthening of One Health collaboration across Europe.
This outbreak preparedness module aims to provide:
- an understanding of the basic principles of infectious disease control, as well as monitoring and evaluation;
- a platform to share experiences and lessons learned from past outbreaks;
- an understanding of the Dutch zoonoses response structure, as an example of a One Health approach in prevention and response;
- insight into relevant aspects of risk perception and communication to professionals and the public;
- an interactive experience in risk assessment and response to a zoonotic disease.
The outbreak preparedness module consists of a mixture of lectures and interactive working group sessions. Participants will learn a number of technical skills that they will be able to practice on a simulated event.
Am I Eligible?
Early Career researchers (<5 years post PhD) from within the One Health EJP consortium network are eligible to apply for the Continuing Professional Development Module on Outbreak Preparedness. Applicants should have some experience in a relevant health related field.
Free registration which includes...
Up to €300 for travel
2 nights accommodation, including breakfast
Lunches, Tea & Coffee