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Eurosurveillance, Volume 7, Issue 49, 04 December 2003

Citation style for this article: Applicants sought for training fellowships in intervention epidemiology in Europe (the EPIET programme). Euro Surveill. 2003;7(49):pii=2341. Available online:

Applicants sought for training fellowships in intervention epidemiology in Europe (the EPIET programme)

The European Programme for Intervention Epidemiology Training (EPIET) started in 1995. The programme is funded by the European Commission and by various EU member states as well as WHO and Norway. Subject to agreement for another round of funding, the tenth cohort of fellows will start in September 2004. The programme invites applications for twelve fellowships for this 24 month training programme in communicable disease field epidemiology.

Applicants for the 2004 cohort must be nationals of an EU member country, Switzerland or Norway and should have experience in public health, a keen interest in fieldwork 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.

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 in a host institute in one of the 25 participating European Union countries, Switzerland and Norway. 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 curriculum vitae should be submitted by 15 February 2004 to:

The Swedish Institute for Infectious Disease Control (Smittskyddsinstitutet)
EPIET Programme Office
SE-171 82 Solna

Fax: + 46 8 30 06 26

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