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Eurosurveillance, Volume 7, Issue 6, 06 February 2003

Citation style for this article: Training fellowships for intervention epidemiology in Europe: 9th cohort of EPIET starting October 2003. Euro Surveill. 2003;7(6):pii=2161. Available online:

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Training fellowships for intervention epidemiology in Europe: 9th cohort of EPIET starting October 2003

The European Programme for Intervention Epidemiology Training (EPIET) started in 1995. The programme is funded by the European Commission and by various European Union (EU) member states as well as Norway and the World Health Organization (WHO). Subject to agreement for another round of funding, the ninth cohort of fellows will start in October 2003. The programme invites applications for 10 fellowships for this 24 month training programme in communicable disease field epidemiology.

Applicants for the 2003 cohort must be nationals of an EU member country or Norway and should have experience in public health, a keen interest in field work and be pursuing a career involving public health infectious disease epidemiology. They should have a good knowledge of English and of at least one other EU language and be prepared to live abroad for a period of 24 months. The professional with appropriate experience is likely to be below 40 years of age.

Aim of the training
The aim of the training is to enable the fellow to assume service responsibilities in communicable disease epidemiology. The in service training will focus on outbreak investigations, disease surveillance, applied research, and communications with decision makers, the media, the public and the scientific community.
Fellows will attend a three week intensive introductory course and then be based at a host institute in one of the 15 participating European countries, Norway and WHO. Further training modules are organised during the two year programme, normally in one of the participating national institutes with responsibility for communicable disease surveillance. Detailed information can be obtained from the EPIET programme office at the address below. Letters of application accompanied by a curriculum vitae should be submitted by 28 February 2003 to:

EPIET Programme Office
Swedish Institute for Infectious Disease Control (SMI) / EPI
SE-171 82 Solna, Sweden
Tel: +46 8 457 23 70
Fax: +46 8 30 06 26


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