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, an EU funded partnership aimed at strengthening European preparedness for (re-)emerging infectious disease outbreaks. Course topics will include a review of arboviruses of clinical 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. The course will also include an overview
of surveillance systems, European organizations, laboratories and clinical networks involved in surveillance, control and outbreak response and interactive 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.
15 – 30 clinicians, nurses or microbiologists in South/South-East Europe involved in the identification, diagnosis or treatment of arbovirus infections.
Isabella Eckerle, Bonn, Germany
Veronique Nussenblatt, Antwerpen, Belgium
Chantal Reusken, Rotterdam, Netherlands
Louise Sigfrid, Oxford, United Kingdom
ESCMID Study Group for Infections in Travellers and Migrants - ESGITM
University of Oxford, Oxford, United Kingdom
Erasmus MC: University Medical Center Rotterdam, Rotterdam, The Netherlands
University of Antwerp, Antwerp, Belgium
Royal Brompton and Harefield NHS Trust, London, United Kingdom



The event was granted 12 European CME credits (ECMEC) by the European Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (EACCME).

Speakers


Nicholas John Beeching, Liverpool, United Kingdom
Silvia Bino, Tirana, Albania
Maria Braks, Bilthoven, Netherlands
Isabella Eckerle, Bonn, Germany
Peter Horby, Oxford, United Kingdom
Josep M Jansa, Stockholm, Sweden
Alemka Markotic, Zagreb, Croatia
Ramona Mögling, Rotterdam, Netherlands
Anna Papa-Konidari, Thessaloniki, Greece
Chantal Reusken, Rotterdam, Netherlands
Louise Sigfrid, Oxford, United Kingdom

Contact Person (Scientific Programme)

Dr Louise Sigfrid
Platform for European Preparedness Against (Re-)emerging Epidemics (PREPARE), University of Oxford
Centre for Tropical Medicine and Global Health
Old Road Campus, Roosevelt Drive
OX3 7FZ Oxford
United Kingdom
+44 7920 531215
+44 1865 612974
arbo.course@gmail.com

Administrative Secretariat

Dr Louise Sigfrid
Platform for European Preparedness Against (Re-)emerging Epidemics, University of Oxford
Centre for Tropical Medicine and Global Health
Old Road Campus, Roosevelt Drive
OX3 7FZ Oxford
United Kingdom
+44 7920 531215
+44 1865 612974
arbo.course@gmail.com

Accommodation Details

Palace Hotel Zagreb
Trg J.J. Strossmayera 10
10000 Zagreb
Croatia
http://www.palace.hr/contact
+385 1 4899 619
+385 1 4811 357
olivia.petrac@palace.hr

Venue Info

Event Map
Venue Details
Palace Hotel Zagreb
Trg J.J. Strossmayera 10 , 10000 Zagreb
Croatia
Phone: +385 1 4899 619
Fax: +385 1 4811 357
Email: olivia.petrac@palace.hr

Wednesday, 29 March 2017

11:59 - 13:15
Light lunch and participants registration
12:00 - 18:00
Overview of clinically important arboviruses in Europe
13:15 - 13:30
Welcome and introduction to the course
Speaker(s): Louise Sigfrid
13:30 - 14:30
Review of (re-)emerging arbovirus diseases in Europe
Speaker(s): Chantal Reusken
14:30 - 15:30
Clinically important arboviruses in Europe I
Speaker(s): Isabella Eckerle
Speaker(s): Anna Papa-Konidari
15:30 - 16:00
Coffee/tea break
16:00 - 17:00
Clinically important arboviruses in Europe II
Speaker(s): Alemka Markotic
Speaker(s): Anna Papa-Konidari
17:00 - 18:00
Travel imported arboviruses – migrants and returning travellers
Speaker(s): Nicholas John Beeching
19:30 - 21:30
Dinner and networking

Thursday, 30 March 2017

09:30 - 17:30
Arbovirus outbreak preparedness and response
09:30 - 10:15
Interactive session: diagnostics, case definition and serology interpretation
Speaker(s): Ramona Mögling
10:15 - 11:00
Interactive session: clinical case scenario
Speaker(s): Nicholas John Beeching
11:00 - 11:30
Coffee/tea break
11:30 - 12:00
European and global arbovirus surveillance systems
Speaker(s): Maria Braks
12:00 - 12:30
European outbreak response preparedness
Speaker(s): Josep M Jansa
12:30 - 13:30
Lunch
13:30 - 15:00
Interactive session: European emerging infectious disease outbreak scenario
Speaker(s): Isabella Eckerle
Speaker(s): Ramona Mögling
Speaker(s): Chantal Reusken
Speaker(s): Louise Sigfrid
15:00 - 15:30
Coffee/tea break
15:30 - 17:30
Interactive session: European emerging infectious disease outbreak scenario
Speaker(s): Isabella Eckerle
Speaker(s): Ramona Mögling
Speaker(s): Chantal Reusken
Speaker(s): Louise Sigfrid
19:00 - 21:30
Dinner and networking

Friday, 31 March 2017

09:30 - 12:45
Prevention and future for Europe
09:30 - 10:15
Vector control strategies
Speaker(s): Maria Braks
10:15 - 11:00
Arbovirus drugs and vaccine developments
Speaker(s): Silvia Bino
11:00 - 11:20
Coffee/tea break
11:20 - 11:50
Arbovirus outbreak perspectives for Europe
Speaker(s): Chantal Reusken
11:50 - 12:30
Are we prepared?
Speaker(s): Peter Horby

20-Feb-2017
350
450
550
The registration fee includes the course and teaching materials, two nights of accommodation (Wednesday and Thursday night), tea and coffee during the course, two lunches and two dinners. Travel is not included.
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