The first training school “Basic concepts in epidemiology and surveillance”
The first training school was conducted as an online event on February 1 and 2, 2021. The training was coordinated by Maria Guelbenzu (IE) with technical support from Tanja Knific (SI). Maria, Tanja, Jörn Gethmann (DE) and John Berezowski (CH) acted as trainers and were supported by Carola Sauter (DE) and Inge Santman (NL).
In total, 24 trainees from a variety of European countries participated in the training school. The training school consisted of a combination of lectures, Excel exercises, MentiMeter surveys, ZOOM surveys and break-out discussion sessions.
The first day covered topics such as disease measures, risk analysis, diagnostic test characteristics and sample sizes. The second day was devoted to monitoring and surveillance and risk-based surveillance.
All material presented at the training is available here.