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

Course Programme



  1. 11:59 - 13:15
    Break
    Light lunch and participants registration


  2. 12:00 - 18:00
    Session
    Overview of clinically important arboviruses in Europe


  3. 13:15 - 13:30
    Presentation
    Welcome and introduction to the course
    Speaker(s): Louise Sigfrid



  4. 13:30 - 14:30
    Presentation
    Review of (re-)emerging arbovirus diseases in Europe
    Speaker(s): Chantal Reusken



  5. 14:30 - 15:30
    Presentation
    Clinically important arboviruses in Europe I
    Speaker(s): Isabella Eckerle, Anna Papa-Konidari



  6. 15:30 - 16:00
    Coffee Break
    Coffee/tea break


  7. 16:00 - 17:00
    Presentation
    Clinically important arboviruses in Europe II
    Speaker(s): Silvia Bino, Alemka Markotic, Anna Papa-Konidari



  8. 17:00 - 18:00
    Presentation
    Travel imported arboviruses – migrants and returning travellers
    Speaker(s): Nicholas John Beeching



  9. 19:30 - 21:30
    Dinner
    Dinner and networking


  1. 09:30 - 17:30
    Session
    Arbovirus outbreak preparedness and response


  2. 09:30 - 10:15
    Presentation
    Interactive session: diagnostics, case definition and serology interpretation
    Speaker(s): Ramona Mögling



  3. 10:15 - 11:00
    Presentation
    Interactive session: clinical case scenario
    Speaker(s): Nicholas John Beeching



  4. 11:00 - 11:30
    Coffee Break
    Coffee/tea break


  5. 11:30 - 12:00
    Presentation
    European and global arbovirus surveillance systems
    Speaker(s): Maria Braks



  6. 12:00 - 12:30
    Presentation
    European outbreak response preparedness
    Speaker(s): Josep M Jansa



  7. 12:30 - 13:30
    Lunch
    Lunch


  8. 13:30 - 15:00
    Presentation
    Interactive session: European emerging infectious disease outbreak scenario
    Speaker(s): Isabella Eckerle, Ramona Mögling, Chantal Reusken, Louise Sigfrid



  9. 15:00 - 15:30
    Coffee Break
    Coffee/tea break


  10. 15:30 - 17:30
    Presentation
    Interactive session: European emerging infectious disease outbreak scenario
    Speaker(s): Isabella Eckerle, Ramona Mögling, Chantal Reusken, Louise Sigfrid



  11. 19:00 - 21:30
    Dinner
    Dinner and networking


  1. 09:30 - 12:45
    Session
    Prevention and future for Europe


  2. 09:30 - 10:15
    Presentation
    Vector control strategies
    Speaker(s): Maria Braks



  3. 10:15 - 11:00
    Presentation
    Arbovirus drugs and vaccine developments
    Speaker(s): Silvia Bino



  4. 11:00 - 11:20
    Coffee Break
    Coffee/tea break


  5. 11:20 - 11:50
    Presentation
    Arbovirus outbreak perspectives for Europe
    Speaker(s): Chantal Reusken



  6. 11:50 - 12:30
    Presentation
    Are we prepared?
    Speaker(s): Peter Horby



  7. 12:30 - 12:45
    Presentation
    Questions, feedback and diplomas/ certificates

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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