News and announcements

1 Feb 2018

A public call for expressions of interest as Commission appointees to the Advisory Forum of ECDC has been made. The selection procedure is looking to appoint representatives of non-governmental organisations representing patients, professional bodies or academia. The deadline for applications is 16 February 2018. Click here for more info.

12 Jan 2018

This year’s EFSA conference, Science, Food, Society, is constructed around the motto ‘contextualising risk assessment’ and will take place from 18–21 September in Parma. The call for posters is now open and early career researchers are particularly encouraged to submit a proposal by 2 April.

12 Jan 2018

The European Commission has launched a public consultation on possible activities to include in a proposal for a Council Recommendation on Strengthened Cooperation against Vaccine Preventable Diseases in the EU. The objective of the consultation is to collect the views and input of citizens, administrations, associations and other relevant organisations, with input invited until 15 March. For more general information on EU action on vaccination, visit this page.

12 Dec 2017

The joint EFSA and ECDC report on trends and sources of zoonoses, zoonotic agents and food-borne outbreaks in 2016 was published on 12 December. The report is based on data collected from all 28 European Union (EU) countries and nine other European countries. One key finding was that the declining trend of salmonellosis cases in the EU has levelled off. Click here to read the full report.

6 Dec 2017

The European Commission would like to hear your views on strengthened cooperation against vaccine preventable diseases. The roadmap on such has now been published, and you have until 1 January 2018 to provide your feedback. Visit this page to do so.

4 Dec 2017

In light of World AIDS Day 2017 on 1 December, ECDC has released several publications. One is the report, ‘HIV/AIDS surveillance in Europe 2017 – 2016 data’. It presents data on HIV and AIDS for the whole European Region, including the EU and EEA countries. Another is a series of comprehensive guides to the effective use of digital platforms for STI/HIV prevention among MSM in the EU/EEA. For these publications and others, click here.

29 Nov 2017

Eurosurveillance invites authors to submit papers for a special issue on advanced diagnostics to inform public health policy. Topics of interest may include, but are not limited to: pathogen- or disease-specific use of advanced diagnostics in public health microbiology; the possible role of rapid diagnostic testing in public health and cross-border health security; policy and regulatory aspects of harnessing new technologies for public health. The submission deadline is 15 April 2018. For the full call for papers and more information, click here.

21 Nov 2017

On 20 November, 27 Member States of the European Union (EU) decided to move the European Medicines Agency (EMA) from London to Amsterdam. The EMA is a key regulatory agency essential for the authorisation of medicines. Its relocation is a consequence of the United Kingdom's decision to leave the EU. The remaining 27 Member States decided on its new location – along with that of the European Banking Authority (EBA) – by vote. Additional information is available here.

10 Nov 2017

The 10th European Antibiotic Awareness Day (EAAD) is on 18 November. In light of this occasion, ECDC is organising an event in Brussels on 15 November and launching a social media campaign called #KeepAntibioticsWorking. Click here for more details about the event and responsible antibiotic use.

19 Oct 2017

Introduction to evidence-based methods and tools, a one-day training course organised by ECDC, will be held on 9 November (the day after the ESCAIDE conference). The target audience are professionals attending the ESCAIDE conference who would like to get to know the principles and main tools and methods for evidence-based practice and decision-making. Click here for more details.

18 Oct 2017

Eurosurveillance will be hosting its sixth scientific seminar at this year's ESCAIDE conference. Professor Sylvie van der Werf and Professor Luca Guardabassi will be speaking at the seminar, One Health – we are in this together – viral and bacterial diseases at the animal human interface, which is open to all ESCAIDE participants on 6 November. Click here for more details.

25 Sep 2017

The call for EU-track fellows for cohort 2018 of the ECDC Fellowship Programme is now open. Interested candidates can apply to become a fellow in one of the two paths offered by the Programme: EPIET field epidemiology and EUPHEM public health microbiology.

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