The aim of the course is to improve the participant’s knowledge of identification and management of arbovirus (arthropod-borne virus) infections and outbreaks at local and European levels. This course is part of the EU-PREPARE partnership, aimed at strengthening European preparedness for (re-)emerging infectious disease outbreaks. Course topics will include a review of arboviruses of 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 for these viruses. The course will also include an overview of surveillance systems, European organizations, laboratories and clinical networks involved in surveillance, control and outbreak response and practical 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.
20 – 30 doctors, nurses and laboratory staff from South / South-East Europe who might be involved in the identification, diagnosis or treatment of patients with arbovirus infections.
Chantal Reusken, Rotterdam, Netherlands
Louise Sigfrid, Oxford, United Kingdom
ESCMID Study Group for Infections in Travellers and Migrants - ESGITM
Erasmus MC: University Medical Center Rotterdam, Rotterdam, Netherlands
University of Oxford, Oxford, United Kingdom
The organizers of the course will apply for European CME accreditation through EACCME.

Speakers


Nicholas John Beeching, Liverpool, United Kingdom
Tom Blanchard, Manchester, United Kingdom
Maria Braks, Bilthoven, Netherlands
Cornelia Ceianu, Bucharest, Romania
Ales Chrdle, Ceske Budejovice, Czech Republic
Tom Fletcher, Liverpool, United Kingdom
Josep M Jansa, Stockholm, Sweden
Anna Papa-Konidari, Thessaloniki, Greece
Corneliu Petru Popescu, Bucharest, Romania
Chantal Reusken, Rotterdam, Netherlands
Louise Sigfrid, Oxford, United Kingdom

Contact Person (Scientific Programme)

Louise Sigfrid
University of Oxford
Centre for Tropical Medicine and Global Health
Old Road Campus
OX3 7FZ Oxford
United Kingdom
+44 7920 531 215
louise.sigfrid@gmail.com

Administrative Secretariat

Louise Sigfrid
University of Oxford
Centre for Tropical Medicine and Global Health
Old Road Campus
OX3 7FZ Oxford
United Kingdom
+44 7920 531 215
louise.sigfrid@gmail.com

Venue Info

Event Map
Venue Details
Radisson Blu Hotel
Calea Victoriei 63 – 81, 010065 Bucharest
Romania
Phone: +40 21 311 90 00
Fax: +40 21 601 3625
Email: silvia.todor@radissonblu.com

Wednesday, 21 March 2018

11:30 - 12:00
Registration
12:00 - 12:15
Welcome and introduction to the course
Speaker(s): Louise Sigfrid
12:15 - 13:15
Review of (re-)emerging arbovirus diseases in Europe
Speaker(s): Chantal Reusken
13:15 - 14:30
Clinically important arboviruses in Europe I
Speaker(s): Cornelia Ceianu
Speaker(s): Anna Papa-Konidari
Speaker(s): Corneliu Petru Popescu
14:30 - 15:00
Break
15:00 - 16:00
Clinically important arboviruses in Europe II
Speaker(s): Ales Chrdle
Speaker(s): Tom Fletcher
Speaker(s): Anna Papa-Konidari
16:00 - 17:00
Travel-imported arboviruses – migrants and returning travellers
Speaker(s): Nicholas John Beeching
18:30 - 21:00
Dinner and networking

Thursday, 22 March 2018

08:30 - 09:15
Interactive session: diagnostics, case definition and serology
Speaker(s): Chantal Reusken
09:15 - 10:00
Interactive session: clinical case scenarios
Speaker(s): Nicholas John Beeching
10:00 - 10:15
Break
10:15 - 11:00
European and global arbovirus surveillance systems
Speaker(s): Maria Braks
11:00 - 11:45
European outbreak response systems
Speaker(s): Chantal Reusken
11:45 - 12:45
Lunch break
12:45 - 14:00
Interactive session: European emerging infectious disease outbreak scenario I
Chairperson(s): Chantal Reusken
Speaker(s): Louise Sigfrid
14:00 - 14:30
Break
14:30 - 16:30
Interactive session: European emerging infectious disease outbreak scenario II
Chairperson(s): Chantal Reusken
Chairperson(s): Louise Sigfrid
18:30 - 21:00
Dinner and networking

Friday, 23 March 2018

08:30 - 09:30
Vector control strategies
Speaker(s): Maria Braks
09:30 - 10:15
Arbovirus drugs and vaccine developments
Speaker(s): Tom Blanchard
10:15 - 10:30
Break
10:30 - 11:15
Tropical travel-imported arboviruses
Speaker(s): Nicholas John Beeching
11:15 - 11:45
WHO guideline development for CCHF clinical management and the WHO R&D roadmap for CCHF
Speaker(s): Tom Fletcher
11:45 - 12:15
European outbreak preparedness
Speaker(s): Josep M Jansa
12:15 - 12:30
Questions and feedback
13:30 - 13:45
13:30 Closing of workshop

12-Feb-2018
395
450
The registration fee includes the course and teaching materials, two nights of accommodation (Wednesday and Thursday night), tea and coffee during the course, one lunch and two dinners. Travel is not included.
15-Jan-2018
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