ETHREAT PROJECT. EpiSouth Conference Rome, April 2010

Save this PDF as:
 WORD  PNG  TXT  JPG

Size: px
Start display at page:

Download "ETHREAT PROJECT. EpiSouth Conference Rome, 21-23 April 2010"

Transcription

1 ETHREAT PROJECT EpiSouth Conference Rome, April 2010 The Project, Pilot Course and Results On Behalf of the ETHREAT TEAM: AGORITSA BAKA, MD Pediatric Emergency Medicine, Hellenic CDC, & Researcher, University of Athens, School of Medicine Agoritza Baka Medical Doctor is a pediatric emergency physician. Holds her degree from the Athens Medical School and was trained in USA. After returning to Greece she has worked in public health, mainly in the preparedness against new health threats such as bioterrorism, avian and pandemic influenza, as well as the preparedness of the health sector for disasters and emergencies. She has collaborated with the University of Athens, Dept of Epidemiology for a number of European projects. 1

2 Deliberate release Influenza pandemic Emerging or reemerging ID Environmental exposures PROJECT AIM Plan and develop an educational package containing the knowledge and training material necessary to empower European health professionals to rapidly recognise clinically and adequately respond to new public health threats, like attacks with biological, chemical and radiological agents. 2

3 PROJECT PARTNERS University of Athens, Dept of Hygiene and Epidemiology- Coordination, Greece PH Research Association Saxony, Dresden University of Technology, Germany Public and Environmental Health Unit, London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine, UK Institute of Hygiene and Epidemiology, 1st Faculty of Medicine, Charles University, Prague, Czech Republic Nofer Institute of Occupational Health, Lodz, Poland Public Health, Medical University, Sofia, Bulgaria OBJECTIVES 1. Set up a list of the educational objectives for front-line health professionals 2. Construct an inventory of all existing courses and training material relevant to the training of health professionals of new health threats thematic addressed to health professionals (including Armed Forces and front-line public health professionals) 3. Plan and develop a common European educational package and algorithm (guide) for action to enhance the understanding and response of health professionals to new health threats. 3

4 OBJECTIVES 4. Apply the educational package through a pilot course to a selected group of European health professionals on a pilot base, who in turn, can act as trainers, so as to receive feedback for improvements. 5. Prepare an evaluation report after having evaluated and assessed with the help of experts, trainers and trainees, the educational material and training methods. 6. Create a web site for discussion, evaluation and dissemination of the educational material. QUESTIONNAIRES explore the opinions of the target audience and of European experts in the area of PH and CBRN on the existence and appropriateness of currently available training programmes, the desired content of a basic educational package 4

5 Methods two questionnaires addressed to FLHPs and to CBRN experts in Europe administered in hard-copy form and via the project website from March to September 2006 FLHPs Results total valid questionnaires: 241 from 23 European countries > 50% of the responding FLHPs feel that they are currently poorly or very poorly prepared to deal with a chemical (53,3%), biological (47,2%) and radiological (57,6%) incident. 5

6 Radiological Chemical Biological do not know poor well Opinion of FLHPs on their ability to manage an RBC incident Tularaemia Plague Pulmonary poor well Smallpox Botulism Anthrax Toxins Viral haemorrhagic fevers Vesicants Nerve agents Opinion of FLHPs on their ability to manage patients affected by various high threat CBRN agents 6

7 Opinion of European FLHPs on their ability to access PPE at their workplace and if yes, to use it properly Properly use PPE low confidence high confidence no access Access in emergency ,6% of responding FLHPs not aware of an operational plan for responding to a CBRN incident nor their role in this plan 39% of FLHPs had received training on CBRN threats because they were selfmotivated >50% have trained in the last two years, probably reflecting the currently increased awareness regarding CBRN threats 7

8 Expert Results 63 questionnaires from 16 EU MS All responding experts report that they are aware of an operational plan to manage CBRN incidents 70% of experts state that >50% of FLHP in their country need training Radiological Chemical 0-24% 25-49% 50-74% % Do not know Biological 0% 25% 50% 75% 100% Opinion of European CBRN/ PH experts on the ability of FLHPs in their country to respond to a CBRN incident 8

9 Poison Poison Information Information Center Center rural and private rural and private physicians physicians Poison Poison Information Information Center Center CBRN INCIDENT RESPONSE ALGORITHM GREECE VICTIMS VICTIMS & & WORRIED-WELL WORRIED-WELL SEEK HELP SEEK HELP CBRN Incident Civilian Civilian EMS/Hospital EMS/Hospital Military Military EMS/Hospital EMS/Hospital Front Line Health Professionals ETHREAT Prefecture Prefecture Public Public Health Health Officer Officer HellenicCDC HellenicCDC Hospital National Hospital National Director Heath OpCetr Director Heath OpCetr Ministry Ministry of of Defense Defense GAEC GAEC General General Secretariat Secretariat of of Civil Civil Protection Protection [GSCP] [GSCP] Reporting Reporting to to Government Government Hierarchy Hierarchy GSCP GSCP Crisis Crisis Management Management Group Group Incident Incident Commander Commander Inform Report to HAEA = Hellenic Atomic Energy Committee * National Health Operations Center CBRN CBRN Incidence Incidence Response Response Groups Groups & & Resources Resources STATE CBRN RESPONSE IN EU COUNTRIES / ΚΡΑΤΙΚΗ ΑΝΤΙΔΡΑΣΗ ΣΕ ΧΒΠΡ ΕΠΙΘΕΣΗ LEVEL OF COMMAND ΕΠΙΠΕΔΟ ΔΙΟΙΚΗΣΕΩΣ GREECE/ΕΛΛΑΔΑ YOUR COUNTRY POLITICAL LEVEL ΠΟΛΙΤΙΚΟ ΕΠΙΠΕΔΟ Reporting to Government Hierarchy Υπουργικό Συμβούλιο υπό την αιγίδα του Πρωθυπουργού STRATEGIC LEVEL ΣΤΡΑΤΗΓΙΚΟ ΕΠΙΠΕΔΟ General Secretariat of Civil Protection [GSCP] Γενική Γραμματεία Πολιτικής Προστασίας [ΓΓΠΠ] INCIDENCE REPORT [all services] ΑΝΑΦΟΡΑ ΣΥΜΒΑΝΤΟΣ [από όλες τις υπηρεσίες] OPERATIONAL LEVEL ΕΠΙΧΕΙΡΗΣΙΑΚΟ ΕΠΙΠΕΔΟ GSCP Crisis Management Group Ομάδα Διαχείρισης Κρίσεων ΓΓΠΠ TACTICAL LEVEL ΤΑΚΤΙΚΟ ΕΠΙΠΕΔΟ INCIDENT COMMANDER ΔΙΟΙΚΗΤΗΣ CBRN Incidence ΠΕΡΙΣΤΑΤΙΚΟΥ Response Groups & Resources Πρώτοι Ανταποκριτές ΧΒΡΠ περιστατικού & Πηγές/Μέσα 9

10 PILOT COURSE 3 day awareness course in Athens, May participants (mix of FLHP and higher) 1 st day: Chemical threats 2 nd day: Biological, Risk communication, psych effects 3 rd day: Radiological, triage, decon and algorithms In general received well but Hands-on training Scenario discussion EDUCATIONAL MATERIAL Handbook: basic knowledge on Biological, chemical radiological threats Crisis management Infection control Psychological effects Principles of triage Memory cards CD-ROM: containing resources, pilot course material, algorithms 10

11 11

12 Work packages 1, 2, 3 Coordination, Dissemination and Evaluation WP 4 Rural Life Characteristics relevant to AI WP5 Public Health Communication Campaigns on AI WP6 Development of Model Guidelines WP7 Pilot Test in EU rural communities Literature Review Expert Opinion Rural Life Characteristics relevant to AI Primary determinants Secondary determinants Keeping backyard poultry Farmers poultry related practices Open markets Children in contact w poultry Poor personal hygiene Disposal of dead birds Food handling and preparation Attendance of cockfights Defeathering Living in proximity to wetlands Socio-economic status Hunting practices Language barrier Care of sick persons Construction of villages that facilitates animal-human contact 12

13 Pilot Testing of Guidance 120% 80% 40% Hand Hygiene after poultry-related tasks No Yes Appropriate hand hygiene after poultryrelated tasks in the three EU regions 0% Greece Cyprus Italy Germany Poland Notify the Authorities for Dead Poultry 120% 80% 40% Other actions Yes 0% Greece Cyprus Italy Germany Poland Pilot testing of the model guidelines in 30 communities A total of 629 persons participated in the pilot testing in 5 EU MS: keeping backyard poultry is a common practice all over the EU it appears uncommon for children to be involved in tasks related to poultry in the three European regions education is still needed regarding the appropriate early involvement of the veterinary public health authorities for the potential threat of AI 13

14 EUROPEAN TRAINING FOR HEALTH PROFESSIONALS ON RAPID RESPONSES TO HEALTH THREATS Athena LINOS,MD: Agoritsa BAKA,MD: ( ) George Gouvras was head of Unit for Health Threats at the European Commission s Directorate for Public Health He was the person behind the EU Health Security programme, set up in December 2001 to improve preparedness, response and cooperation in the event of biological and/or chemical agent attacks. He also guided the preparedness for the response of the European Community against pandemic influenza. 14

The Role of Military Public Health and Healthcare Providers in National Bioterrorism Event Consequence Management

The Role of Military Public Health and Healthcare Providers in National Bioterrorism Event Consequence Management The Role of Military Public Health and Healthcare Providers in National Bioterrorism Event Consequence Management COL (Ret) Zygmunt F. Dembek, PhD, MS, MPH, LHD EpiMilitaris Conference Hotel Zamek Ryn

More information

Better Training for Safer Food BTSF Programme Animal Health Prevention and Control of Emerging Animal Diseases

Better Training for Safer Food BTSF Programme Animal Health Prevention and Control of Emerging Animal Diseases Better Training for Safer Food BTSF Programme Animal Health Prevention and Control of Emerging Animal Diseases Bioterrorism: intentional introduction of animal disease etienne.thiry@ulg.ac.be Agenda Definition

More information

Avian Influenza Risk Perception Among Egyptian Poultry Handlers Lamiaa A Fiala

Avian Influenza Risk Perception Among Egyptian Poultry Handlers Lamiaa A Fiala Avian Influenza Risk Perception Among Egyptian Poultry Handlers Lamiaa A Fiala Professor of Public Health & Preventive Medicine, Faculty of Medicine, Suez Canal University, Egypt Avian Influenza (AI) AI

More information

Postgraduate Studies in Public Health Sciences

Postgraduate Studies in Public Health Sciences Postgraduate Studies in Public Health Sciences Slavenka Jankovic on behalf of Tempus team List of consortium members: - Grant holder: : University of Technology, Faculty of Medicine, Dresden, Germany -

More information

The Commission Health Emergency Operations Facility:

The Commission Health Emergency Operations Facility: EUROPEAN COMMISSION The Commission Health Emergency Operations Facility: for a coordinated management of public health emergency at EU level Neither the European Commission nor any person acting on its

More information

Basic Basic Principles of Hospital Preparedness in Case of a Terrorism CBRN Incident

Basic Basic Principles of Hospital Preparedness in Case of a Terrorism CBRN Incident Basic Basic Principles of Hospital Preparedness in Case of a Terrorism CBRN Incident ETHREAT PILOT COURSE FOR EU FRONT-LINE HEALTH PROFESSIONALS 23-25 MAY 2007 What is the aim of a terrorism act? Terrorism

More information

Bioterrorism & Emergency Readiness

Bioterrorism & Emergency Readiness Bioterrorism & Emergency Readiness COMPETENCIES FOR ALL PUBLIC HEALTH WORKERS A Message from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention Dear Public Health Colleague, A prepared workforce is an essential

More information

CBRN FIRST RESPONDERS TRAINING COURSE

CBRN FIRST RESPONDERS TRAINING COURSE NATO Science for Peace and Security (SPS) Programme Workshop on CBRN Defence 22-24 October 2013 Brussels CBRN FIRST RESPONDERS TRAINING COURSE (SPS key priority 1d) Col Vratislav OSVALD Joint CBRN Defence

More information

Planning for an Influenza Pandemic

Planning for an Influenza Pandemic Overview It is unlikely that a new pandemic influenza strain will first emerge within Elgin County. The World Health Organization (WHO) uses a series of six phases, as outlined below, of pandemic alert

More information

CRITICAL EVENT PREPAREDNESS AND RESPONSE: KEYNOTE ADDRESS TO THE 2006 SLOAN RESEARCH WORKSHOP BY JON LINKS

CRITICAL EVENT PREPAREDNESS AND RESPONSE: KEYNOTE ADDRESS TO THE 2006 SLOAN RESEARCH WORKSHOP BY JON LINKS CRITICAL EVENT PREPAREDNESS AND RESPONSE: KEYNOTE ADDRESS TO THE 2006 SLOAN RESEARCH WORKSHOP BY JON LINKS Janet C. Moore The Sloan Consortium ABSTRACT At the intersection of online education and preparedness,

More information

Avian influenza and the Australian chicken meat industry A guide for consumers

Avian influenza and the Australian chicken meat industry A guide for consumers Australian Chicken Meat Federation (ACMF) Inc Avian influenza and the Australian chicken meat industry A guide for consumers February 5, 2007 Level 7 122 Walker Street, North Sydney NSW 2060 PO Box 579,

More information

EDUCATION IN THE AREA OF POPULATION PROTECTION IN HEALTH CARE

EDUCATION IN THE AREA OF POPULATION PROTECTION IN HEALTH CARE EDUCATION IN THE AREA OF POPULATION PROTECTION IN HEALTH CARE Josef STOREK storek@ipvz Abstract The requirements for the education in the area of population protection were transferred from the area of

More information

Fostering Entrepreneurship among young people through education: a EU perspective. Simone Baldassarri Unit Entrepreneurship

Fostering Entrepreneurship among young people through education: a EU perspective. Simone Baldassarri Unit Entrepreneurship Fostering Entrepreneurship among young people through education: a EU perspective Simone Baldassarri Unit Entrepreneurship Definition of Entrepreneurship Entrepreneurship refers to an individual s ability

More information

APEC. September 2007 Health Task Force

APEC. September 2007 Health Task Force APEC September 2007 Health Task Force 1 Functioning Economies in Times of Pandemic APEC Guidelines. The World Health Organization has reported that the world is moving closer to an influenza pandemic.

More information

Avian Influenza related support from Danida, Jens Christian Riise, Director Network for Smallholder Poultry and Livestock

Avian Influenza related support from Danida, Jens Christian Riise, Director Network for Smallholder Poultry and Livestock Avian Influenza related support from Danida, 2003-2006 Jens Christian Riise, Director Network for Smallholder Poultry and Livestock Focus Vietnam and Bangladesh Coordination of development support, research

More information

The Crisis Management System in Germany

The Crisis Management System in Germany The Crisis Management System in Germany www.bmi.bund.de Last update: January 2010 Contents Preliminary remarks... 5 1. Background... 5 2. Legal framework... 8 3. Crisis management at the federal level..

More information

MODULE III PLANNING &TRIAGE

MODULE III PLANNING &TRIAGE MODULE III PLANNING &TRIAGE PLANNING By failing to prepare, you are preparing to fail Benjamin Franklin OBJECTIVES Discuss the components of disaster planning Review the levels of planning Discuss the

More information

2014 Emergency Preparedness Course Guide

2014 Emergency Preparedness Course Guide 2014 Emergency Preparedness Course Guide Yale New Haven Health System Center for Emergency Preparedness and Disaster Response (YNHHS CEPDR) 1 Church Street, 5 th Floor, New Haven, CT 06510 (203) 688 5000

More information

The Danish veterinary preparedness for avian influenza and Newcastle disease

The Danish veterinary preparedness for avian influenza and Newcastle disease The Danish veterinary preparedness for avian influenza and Newcastle disease Sten Mortensen, Veterinary R&D manager, Animal Health Division, Deputy head 19-04-2016 Livestock statistics, Denmark 2015 Species

More information

MS-NEED: Multiple Sclerosis-Nurse Empowering Education

MS-NEED: Multiple Sclerosis-Nurse Empowering Education MS-NEED: Multiple Sclerosis-Nurse Empowering Education European Multiple Sclerosis Platform Rehabilitation in Multiple Sclerosis International Organisation of Multiple Sclerosis Nurses Objectives of MS-NEED

More information

TRUST POLICY FOR EMERGENCY PLANNING

TRUST POLICY FOR EMERGENCY PLANNING TRUST POLICY FOR EMERGENCY PLANNING Reference Number: CL-OP/ 2013/027 Version: 1.4 Status: New Draft Author: Ashley Reed Job Title: Head of Security and EPO Version / Amendment History Version Date Author

More information

Home Care and Hospice Emergency Preparedness

Home Care and Hospice Emergency Preparedness Home Care and Hospice Emergency Preparedness Is your Agency Prepared for an Emergency? Colleen Bayard PT, MPA, COS-C Director of Regulatory and Clinical Affairs Home Care Alliance of Massachusetts Suzanne

More information

Avian Influenza: the moving target

Avian Influenza: the moving target Avian Influenza: the moving target Ilaria Capua 1 & Dennis J Alexander 2 OIE/FAO Reference Laboratories 1 Istituto Zooprofilattico Sperimentale delle Venezie Legnaro, Padova IT 2 VLA Weybridge, UK H5N1

More information

Edward P. Locke (Ed), Ph.D. 735 Woodmoor Acres Drive, Monument, Colorado 80132 (719) 493-2610 edlockephd@gmail.com

Edward P. Locke (Ed), Ph.D. 735 Woodmoor Acres Drive, Monument, Colorado 80132 (719) 493-2610 edlockephd@gmail.com (Ed), Ph.D. 735 Woodmoor Acres Drive, Monument, Colorado 80132 (719) 493-2610 edlockephd@gmail.com Professional Profile Eager to share over twenty years of military and government homeland security experience

More information

VIETNAM TECHNICAL BRIEF

VIETNAM TECHNICAL BRIEF VIETNAM TECHNICAL BRIEF Training'courses'and'materials'developed' by'usaid s'avian'and'pandemic'in

More information

NORTH CAROLINA MEDICAL SOCIETY

NORTH CAROLINA MEDICAL SOCIETY NORTH CAROLINA MEDICAL SOCIETY Recommendations Regarding Healthcare Organizations and/or Healthcare Personnel Responsibilities to Provide Care During a Pandemic Influenza Outbreak (or Other State Declared

More information

How Kaiser Permanente Prepares for Emergencies

How Kaiser Permanente Prepares for Emergencies How Kaiser Permanente Prepares for Emergencies Skip Skivington Interim Vice President of Supply Chain Kaiser Permanente Oakland, CA Emergency Management Summit New Orleans, LA March 5, 2007 Kaiser Permanente

More information

The Telemedicine Response to Homeland Safety and Security Developing a National Network for Rapid and Effective Response for Emergency Medical Care

The Telemedicine Response to Homeland Safety and Security Developing a National Network for Rapid and Effective Response for Emergency Medical Care The Telemedicine Response to Homeland Safety and Security Developing a National Network for Rapid and Effective Response for Emergency Medical Care The unprecedented and growing threats to the safety and

More information

JPI - HDHL A healthy diet for a healthy life

JPI - HDHL A healthy diet for a healthy life JPI - HDHL A healthy diet for a healthy life European Commission Directorate-General for Research and Innovation Laura Alexandrescu Unit E3 - Food, Health and Well-being Directorate E - Food, Agriculture

More information

Program Overview. BOSC Homeland Security Subcommittee Meeting August 25, 2015

Program Overview. BOSC Homeland Security Subcommittee Meeting August 25, 2015 1 Program Overview BOSC Homeland Security Subcommittee Meeting August 25, 2015 2 Tuesday, August 25 8:00 Welcome Mr. Thomas Tracy, Designated Federal Official 8:15 Introductions and Review of Charge Questions

More information

Seasonal influenza vaccination in Europe: vaccination policy and vaccination coverage. Summary of VENICE surveys

Seasonal influenza vaccination in Europe: vaccination policy and vaccination coverage. Summary of VENICE surveys Seasonal influenza vaccination in Europe: vaccination policy and vaccination coverage. Summary of VENICE surveys D.O Flanagan S.Cotter, J.Mereckiene On behalf of VENICE Project ECDC and WHO EURO Annual

More information

Mass Gatherings Medical Strategies for Weapons of Mass Destruction

Mass Gatherings Medical Strategies for Weapons of Mass Destruction Mass Gatherings Medical Strategies for Weapons of Mass Destruction Kristi L. Koenig, MD, FACEP Professor of Clinical Emergency Medicine Director of Public Health Preparedness Co-Director, EMS and Disaster

More information

Have you considered a career in Occupational Medicine?

Have you considered a career in Occupational Medicine? Have you considered a career in Occupational Medicine? Do you know that... UK occupational physicians work all over the world? Occupational medicine special interests include aviation and space, travel,

More information

Europæiske erfaringer med EPC og Transparense projektet

Europæiske erfaringer med EPC og Transparense projektet Manag Event København, 27 maj 2013 Europæiske erfaringer med EPC og Transparense projektet Kaj Leonhart Petersen EC Network SEAP workshop i Skanderborg, 23-24 nov 2011 Two new EU IEE projects intiated

More information

On the Technological Educational Institute, (TEI),

On the Technological Educational Institute, (TEI), On the Technological Educational Institute, (TEI), of Patras, Greece Kick off meeting of the EUPHRATES Network ERASMUS Mundus Action 2 31.10-1.11.2013 Aurangabad, India Prof. Socrates kaplanis President

More information

13 Dictionaries. Encyclopaedias. Bibliographies Use for general works only. Classify with specific aspect where possible

13 Dictionaries. Encyclopaedias. Bibliographies Use for general works only. Classify with specific aspect where possible W PUBLIC HEALTH. HEALTH STATISTICS. OCCUPATIONAL HEALTH. ACCIDENT PREVENTION. HEALTH PROMOTION Any cross references to numbers in brackets indicates that they are yet to be confirmed when that part of

More information

Yale New Haven Health System Center for Healthcare Solutions

Yale New Haven Health System Center for Healthcare Solutions Table of Contents Education and Training Yale New Haven Health System Center for Healthcare Solutions 2009-2010 Fall/Winter Course Guide TOPICS center@ynhh.org www.yalenewhavenhealth.org/healthcaresolutions

More information

Title: Events that May Constitute a Public Health Emergency of International Concern

Title: Events that May Constitute a Public Health Emergency of International Concern 07-ID-06 Committee: Infectious Disease Title: Events that May Constitute a Public Health Emergency of International Concern Statement of the Problem: The World Health Assembly adopted revised international

More information

DRAFT. CUNY Pandemic Influenza Response Plan Incident Level Responsibilities

DRAFT. CUNY Pandemic Influenza Response Plan Incident Level Responsibilities CUNY Incident Criteria Situation Characteristics No current hazard to students, faculty and staff. Requires internal CUNY preparedness, but no outside agency assistance. Human infections with a new subtype,

More information

SEGmented Marketing for ENergy efficient Transport INTRODUCTION

SEGmented Marketing for ENergy efficient Transport INTRODUCTION SEGMENT SEGmented Marketing for ENergy efficient Transport INTRODUCTION Tim Cordy Project Secretariat Background applies the lessons of commercial marketing techniques to public policy to develop a cost-effective

More information

This is Public Health

This is Public Health SDPHA is the only trade association in South Dakota for public health professionals and has long been an outspoken voice on issues affecting the health of South Dakotans. SDPHA has supported mandatory

More information

CAPABILITY 12: Public Health Laboratory Testing

CAPABILITY 12: Public Health Laboratory Testing Public health laboratory testing is the ability to conduct rapid and conventional detection, characterization, confirmatory testing, data reporting, investigative support, and laboratory networking to

More information

Who s Ready for a Bioterrorist Attack? Preparation, Biosurveillance, and Response

Who s Ready for a Bioterrorist Attack? Preparation, Biosurveillance, and Response Christina Hunter Rance LeFebver Derek Dockter 29 July, 2012 Who s Ready for a Bioterrorist Attack? Preparation, Biosurveillance, and Response Bioterrorism is the use of biological agents, such as bacteria

More information

The Joint Commission s Emergency Management Update - 2009

The Joint Commission s Emergency Management Update - 2009 The Joint Commission s Emergency Management Update - 2009 William M. Wagner, ScD CHCM CHSP CHEP Vice President-Education, Research & Development Safety Management Services, Inc. September 22, 2009 Goals

More information

Supporting CSIRTs in the EU Marco Thorbruegge Head of Unit Operational Security European Union Agency for Network and Information Security

Supporting CSIRTs in the EU Marco Thorbruegge Head of Unit Operational Security European Union Agency for Network and Information Security Supporting CSIRTs in the EU Marco Thorbruegge Head of Unit Operational Security European Union Agency for Network and Information Security www.enisa.europa.eu European Union Agency for Network and Information

More information

JRC activities in CBRN-E. European Commission Joint Research Centre

JRC activities in CBRN-E. European Commission Joint Research Centre JRC activities in CBRN-E Said Abousahl European Commission Joint Research Centre Brussels, 30th January 2014 Science-Policy-Industry CBRN-E workshop 1 2/5/2014 - Introduction: JRC H2020 - Security objectives

More information

Revisiting the Disaster Site Worker Courses Discussion of the 7600, 5600 and update courses

Revisiting the Disaster Site Worker Courses Discussion of the 7600, 5600 and update courses Revisiting the Disaster Site Worker Courses Discussion of the 7600, 5600 and update courses Bruce Lippy, Ph.D., CIH, CSP The Lippy Group, LLC, Baltimore, MD 410.916.0359 bruce@thelippygroup.com Skilled

More information

Establishing Effective Public Health Partnerships Homer C. Emery, Ph.D. 1

Establishing Effective Public Health Partnerships Homer C. Emery, Ph.D. 1 Establishing Effective Public Health Partnerships Homer C. Emery, Ph.D. 1 Abstract Prior to President Nixon s creation of the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) in 1970, public water systems were regulated

More information

Emergency Response Network in Your Community. Paul Haley Emergency Management Coordinator City of Trenton

Emergency Response Network in Your Community. Paul Haley Emergency Management Coordinator City of Trenton Emergency Response Network in Your Community Paul Haley Emergency Management Coordinator City of Trenton Your Local Emergency Management Support What we are going to cover Objectives Questions anytime

More information

ADVANCED COURSE IN THE MANAGEMENT OF DISASTER VICTIMS

ADVANCED COURSE IN THE MANAGEMENT OF DISASTER VICTIMS ATHENS UNIVERSITY SCHOOL OF MEDICINE MSc International Medicine/ Health-Crisis Management NICOSIA CIVIL PROTECTION Under the Auspices of The Cyprus Civil Defence ADVANCED COURSE IN THE MANAGEMENT OF DISASTER

More information

The emergency telemedicine service in Greece

The emergency telemedicine service in Greece 2 nd MOMENTUM Workshop The emergency telemedicine service in Greece THE NEED OF TELEMEDICINE SERVICES Brief Greek Telemedicine History 1987 : Hellenic Red Cross : Call centre - provision first aid services

More information

VIIIth IEA Eastern Mediterranean Regional Scientific Meeting

VIIIth IEA Eastern Mediterranean Regional Scientific Meeting International Epidemiological Association VIIIth IEA Eastern Mediterranean Regional Scientific Meeting Globalization and Public Health in the EMR November 25-27, 2010 Crowne Plaza Hotel Beirut-Lebanon

More information

Influenza and Pandemic Flu Guidelines

Influenza and Pandemic Flu Guidelines Influenza and Pandemic Flu Guidelines Introduction Pandemic flu is a form of influenza that spreads rapidly to affect most countries and regions around the world. Unlike the 'ordinary' flu that occurs

More information

Public health preparedness and response in the USA since 9/11: a national health security imperative

Public health preparedness and response in the USA since 9/11: a national health security imperative anniversary issue of that journal. [Khan AS.. Lancet 2011; 378: 953 56] Public health preparedness and response in the USA since 9/11: a national health security imperative Ali S Khan The condition upon

More information

Thank you everybody for attending this session. What I want to

Thank you everybody for attending this session. What I want to [Session: Public Health and Response Coordination] Public Health and Response Coordination: the State of the Art DR. CRAIG HEDBERG UNIV. OF MINNESOTA Thank you everybody for attending this session. What

More information

SPF SANTE PUBLIQUE, SECURITE DE LA CHAINE ALIMENTAIRE ET ENVIRONNEMENT. Dr Luc Tsachoua M.D./M.P.H.

SPF SANTE PUBLIQUE, SECURITE DE LA CHAINE ALIMENTAIRE ET ENVIRONNEMENT. Dr Luc Tsachoua M.D./M.P.H. 1 Dr Luc Tsachoua M.D./M.P.H. 2 Every single day in the world, people are victim of adverse health events caused by chemical, biological, radiological, nuclear and meteorological risks factors. 1918-1919

More information

significantly to the Gross Domestic Product (GDP) GDP is over a trillion dollars/yr

significantly to the Gross Domestic Product (GDP) GDP is over a trillion dollars/yr Agricultural Emergency Response Training (AgERT) Auburn University College of Veterinary Medicine Julie A. Gard, BS, DVM, PhD, DACT (presented by Donna Angarano) Why a concern? ce Agriculture contributes

More information

Information for environmental health emergencies: what can WHO offer? Joanna Tempowski International Programme on Chemical Safety (WHO/ILO/UNEP

Information for environmental health emergencies: what can WHO offer? Joanna Tempowski International Programme on Chemical Safety (WHO/ILO/UNEP Information for environmental health emergencies: what can WHO offer? Joanna Tempowski International Programme on Chemical Safety (WHO/ILO/UNEP Outline Introduction to WHO work on environmental emergencies

More information

ESCMID Online Lecture Library. by author

ESCMID Online Lecture Library. by author Vaccination among Migrant Populations in Europe Ljiljana Belošević, M.D. Occupational and Sports Medicine Specialist Institute of Aviation Medicine, Ministry or Defence Escmid Postgraduate course: Mobility

More information

Three-level Response Alert System & Infection Control in the Community

Three-level Response Alert System & Infection Control in the Community Three-level Response Alert System & Infection Control in the Community Dr Rodney Lee Clinical Microbiology and Infection Pamela Youde Nethersole Eastern Hospital Framework of Government s Preparedness

More information

TARGET. Toolkit. Training Augmented Reality Generalised Environment

TARGET. Toolkit. Training Augmented Reality Generalised Environment TARGET Toolkit Training Augmented Reality Generalised Environment TARGET REASON FOR BEING Research & Innovation project H2020 framework 6mil funding over 3 years FCT-07-2014 framework Law enforcement capabilities

More information

2015 Emergency Management Course Schedule

2015 Emergency Management Course Schedule 2015 Emergency Management Course Schedule NOTE: ALL COURSES WILL NOW BE OFFERED AT THE CENTER FOR LEARNING AND INNOVATION 1979 MARCUS AVE. LAKE SUCCESS, NY 11042 EXCEPT WHERE NOTED HazMat for Healthcare

More information

Pandemic Influenza Preparedness and the Role of Infection Control Professionals

Pandemic Influenza Preparedness and the Role of Infection Control Professionals Pandemic Influenza Preparedness and the Role of Infection Control Professionals Gonzalo Bearman MD, MPH Associate Professor of Medicine, Epidemiology and Community Health Associate Hospital Epidemiologist

More information

Comparison of Disaster Medical Assistant Team Training Before and After Severe Acute Respiratory Syndrome Era

Comparison of Disaster Medical Assistant Team Training Before and After Severe Acute Respiratory Syndrome Era SARS and DMAT Training 46 Comparison of Disaster Medical Assistant Team Training Before and After Severe Acute Respiratory Syndrome Era Tzong-Luen Wang, MD, PhD; Aming Chor-Ming Lin, MD Abstract To understand

More information

Respiratory Protection and Avian Influenza Viruses Frequently Asked Questions

Respiratory Protection and Avian Influenza Viruses Frequently Asked Questions 3M Occupational Health and 3M Center, Building 235-02-W-70 Environmental Safety Division St. Paul, MN 55144-1000 651 733 1110 9/6/2006 Respiratory Protection and Avian Influenza Viruses Frequently Asked

More information

Workshop Disability and Disaster Preparedness - Toolkit

Workshop Disability and Disaster Preparedness - Toolkit European Network for Psychosocial Crisis Management Assisting Disabled in Case of Disaster Implementation of Psychosocial Crisis Management Workshop Disability and Disaster Preparedness - Toolkit Brussels,

More information

THE ORGANISATION AND FINANCING OF HEALTH CARE SYSTEM IN LATVIA

THE ORGANISATION AND FINANCING OF HEALTH CARE SYSTEM IN LATVIA THE ORGANISATION AND FINANCING OF HEALTH CARE SYSTEM IN LATVIA Eriks Mikitis Ministry of Health of the Republic of Latvia Department of Health Care Director General facts, financial resources Ministry

More information

ECDC INTERIM GUIDANCE

ECDC INTERIM GUIDANCE ECDC INTERIM GUIDANCE Interim ECDC public health guidance on case and contact management for the new influenza A(H1N1) virus infection Version 3, 19 May 2009 ECDC intends to produce a series of interim

More information

Seroprevalence and risk factors of Lassa fever infection in Nasarawa State, Nigeria 2013

Seroprevalence and risk factors of Lassa fever infection in Nasarawa State, Nigeria 2013 Seroprevalence and risk factors of Lassa fever infection in Nasarawa State, Nigeria 2013 Muhammad Shakir Balogun COHORT 3 Nigeria-FELTP Supervisors: Dr. AT Olayinka, Dr. AI Mamman Outline Background Methodology

More information

South West Lincolnshire NHS Clinical Commissioning Group Business Continuity Policy

South West Lincolnshire NHS Clinical Commissioning Group Business Continuity Policy South West Lincolnshire NHS Clinical Commissioning Group Business Continuity Policy Reference No: CG 01 Version: Version 1 Approval date 18 December 2013 Date ratified: 18 December 2013 Name of Author

More information

CARVER+Shock Vulnerability Assessment Tool

CARVER+Shock Vulnerability Assessment Tool Published by: Government Training Inc. ISBN: 978-09832361-7-7 CARVER+Shock Vulnerability Assessment Tool A Six Step Approach to Conducting Security Vulnerability Assessments on Critical Infrastructure

More information

What is Public Health Informatics (PHI)? 9/6/2011

What is Public Health Informatics (PHI)? 9/6/2011 Faculty Evolution of Public Health Informatics Satellite Conference and Live Webcast Thursday, October 27, 2011 12:00 1:30 p.m. Central Time Nir Menachemi, PhD, MPH Associate Professor Department of Health

More information

Exercise 3: Infection Control and Personal Protective Equipment (PPE)

Exercise 3: Infection Control and Personal Protective Equipment (PPE) Exercise 3: Infection Control and Personal Protective Equipment (PPE) Part 1: Group Discussion/Brainstorming Activity Accessing and Prioritizing PPE during an Avian Influenza Pandemic Objectives: Know

More information

The Asian Event Dedicated to Homeland and Civil Security

The Asian Event Dedicated to Homeland and Civil Security The Asian Event Dedicated to Homeland and Civil Security In a market with strong needs in security matters, Asia Pacific Homeland Security responds to the expectations of governments, urban local administrations,

More information

Cyberspace Situational Awarness in National Security System

Cyberspace Situational Awarness in National Security System Cyberspace Situational Awarness in National Security System Rafał Piotrowski, Joanna Sliwa, Military Communication Institute C4I Systems Department Zegrze, Poland, r.piotrowski@wil.waw.pl, j.sliwa@wil.waw.pl

More information

COJUMA s. Legal Considerations for Defense Support to Civil Authorities. U.S. Southern Command Miami, Florida Draft

COJUMA s. Legal Considerations for Defense Support to Civil Authorities. U.S. Southern Command Miami, Florida Draft COJUMA s Legal Considerations for Defense Support to Civil Authorities U.S. Southern Command 28 Miami, Florida Miami, Florida Draft Table of Contents Legal Considerations for Defense Support to Civil Authorities.....10

More information

Trauma Care System in Mainland China. Qirong Du, MD Shanghai Xinhua Hospital Shanghai Jiaotong University, School of Medicine Cleveland, Ohio

Trauma Care System in Mainland China. Qirong Du, MD Shanghai Xinhua Hospital Shanghai Jiaotong University, School of Medicine Cleveland, Ohio Trauma Care System in Mainland China Qirong Du, MD Shanghai Xinhua Hospital Shanghai Jiaotong University, School of Medicine Cleveland, Ohio 07/September/2014 Disclosures Qirong Du,M.D.,M.S Presentation:

More information

Sec. 247d-6. Public health countermeasures to a bioterrorist attack. (a) All-hazards public health and medical response curricula and training

Sec. 247d-6. Public health countermeasures to a bioterrorist attack. (a) All-hazards public health and medical response curricula and training 42 U.S.C. 247d-6 Sec. 247d-6. Public health countermeasures to a bioterrorist attack (a) All-hazards public health and medical response curricula and training (1) In general The Secretary, in collaboration

More information

1. Name of pharmacopoeia

1. Name of pharmacopoeia 1 1. Name of pharmacopoeia European Pharmacopoeia 36 Member states (Austria, Belgium, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Bulgaria, Croatia, Cyprus, Czech Republic, Denmark, Estonia, Finland, France, Germany, Greece,

More information

THE INTERNATIONAL CBRN TRAINING CURRICULUM

THE INTERNATIONAL CBRN TRAINING CURRICULUM Civil Emergency Planning Plans civils d urgence Project on Minimum Standards and Non-Binding Guidelines for First Responders Regarding Planning, Training, Procedure and Equipment for Chemical, Biological,

More information

Fit-Testing Healthcare Workers and Students who Use N-95 Respirators (Masks)

Fit-Testing Healthcare Workers and Students who Use N-95 Respirators (Masks) 01.50 - Fit-Testing Healthcare Workers and Students who Use N-95 Purpose To provide effective respiratory protection for healthcare workers and students who care for patients with airborne infectious diseases.

More information

Preparedness in the Southwest

Preparedness in the Southwest Preparedness in the Southwest Risk Assessment and Hazard Vulnerability Developed by The Arizona Center for Public Health Preparedness Cover Art www.azcphp.publichealth.arizona.edu Chapter 1 Importance

More information

CDC s Strategic Plan for Bioterrorism Preparedness and Response

CDC s Strategic Plan for Bioterrorism Preparedness and Response Articles CDC s Strategic Plan for Bioterrorism Preparedness and Response Jeffrey Koplan, MD, MPH a The Department of Health and Human Services (DHHS) has played a critical lead role over the past two years

More information

e-sens Electronic Simple European Networked Services Rome, 16.10.2015

e-sens Electronic Simple European Networked Services Rome, 16.10.2015 e-sens Electronic Simple European Networked Services Rome, 16.10.2015 e-sens Goal To improve the cross-border access of - citizens - businesses to public services in Europe by provision of interoperable

More information

Policy proposals to improve access to multiple sclerosis treatments in Europe

Policy proposals to improve access to multiple sclerosis treatments in Europe Policy proposals to improve access to multiple sclerosis treatments in Europe Key findings and conclusions EMSP Conference Oslo, 17 May 2016 This research builds on a study conducted by CRA in 2014 There

More information

Identify, Isolate, Inform Ebola Preparedness: A CDC/Joint Commission Webinar Thursday, October 30, Copyright, The Joint Commission

Identify, Isolate, Inform Ebola Preparedness: A CDC/Joint Commission Webinar Thursday, October 30, Copyright, The Joint Commission Identify, Isolate, Inform Ebola Preparedness: A CDC/Joint Commission Webinar Thursday, October 30, 2014 Ana Pujols McKee, M.D. Executive Vice President and Chief Medical Officer Dr. McKee represents The

More information

Curriculum Vitae. Curriculum Vitae

Curriculum Vitae. Curriculum Vitae Curriculum Vitae Name: Ervin FARKAS Office Location: Dana Tower, 7 th floor, West Bay, Doha, Qatar Email Address: efarkass@hotmail.com Phone Number: 00974 33 15 72 74 (mobile) Language(s): English, German,

More information

http://www.who.int/csr/disease/avian_influenza/phase/en 4 http://new.paho.org/hq/index.php?option=com_content&task=view&id=1283&itemid=569

http://www.who.int/csr/disease/avian_influenza/phase/en 4 http://new.paho.org/hq/index.php?option=com_content&task=view&id=1283&itemid=569 Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations International Food Safety Authorities Network (INFOSAN) (Update) 30 April 2009 INFOSAN Information Note No. 2/2009 Human-animal interface aspects

More information

MGA for PCP and PPI cofunds in Horizon 2020

MGA for PCP and PPI cofunds in Horizon 2020 MGA for PCP and PPI cofunds in Horizon 2020 Lieve Bos European Commission DG CONNECT (Communication Networks) F2 unit ( Innovation ) PCP-PPI Complementarity PCP to steer the development of solutions towards

More information

Independent Assurance External evidence that risks are being effectively managed (e.g. planned or received audit reviews)

Independent Assurance External evidence that risks are being effectively managed (e.g. planned or received audit reviews) Total Risk Score Total Risk Score SHA Risk Matrix Risk Matrix Trust Details Name of Trust: NHS Address: Francis Crick House Post Code: NN3 6BF Name of Chief Executive: John Parkes Name of Person to contact

More information

Occupational Medicine

Occupational Medicine 2408 Wanda Daley Drive Ames, Iowa 50011-3602 (515) 294-5359 www.ehs.iastate.edu Copyright Reviewed 2015 Environmental Health and Safety 2809 Daley Drive Ames, IA 50011-3660 Ph: (515) 294-5359 www.ehs.iastate.edu

More information

Atlantic County Public Health Emergency Preparedness Task Force

Atlantic County Public Health Emergency Preparedness Task Force Public Health Emergency Preparedness Task Force Atlantic County Interim Bioterrorism & Public Health Emergency Plan March 2003 A Proactive Approach to Prepare for Emergencies In October 2001, Atlantic

More information

A Best Practice to Maximize Response Efficiency and Overall Readiness

A Best Practice to Maximize Response Efficiency and Overall Readiness A Best Practice to Maximize Response Efficiency and Overall Readiness Introduction By the end of this presentation you will have a greater understanding of the BERT program and the role that the Baldrige

More information

Pandemic Preparedness Plan

Pandemic Preparedness Plan Pandemic Preparedness Plan September 2007 Table of Contents Purpose 3 Relationship to Current Plans 4 Communication 4 Crisis Communication Plan 4 College Bridge Phone 5 Emergency Preparedness Website 5

More information

dtb Results of Drug and Therapeutics Bulletin (DTB) Survey on Herbal Medicines

dtb Results of Drug and Therapeutics Bulletin (DTB) Survey on Herbal Medicines dtb Results of Drug and Therapeutics Bulletin (DTB) Survey on Herbal Medicines dtb DTB survey on herbal medicines Introduction Drug and Therapeutics Bulletin (DTB) conducted an online survey among subscribers

More information

Request for Tender. The JUSTICIA Network is financially supported by the Criminal Justice Programme of the European Union. 1

Request for Tender. The JUSTICIA Network is financially supported by the Criminal Justice Programme of the European Union. 1 Request for Tender 1.Introduction The JUSTICIA European Rights Network is seeking tenders from individual researchers, a collection of individual researchers or specialist national human rights organisations

More information

KENYA: PROPOSAL FOR A GRANT OF US$ 500,000 AS EMERGENCY ASSISTANCE TO SUPPORT GOVERNMENT INITIATIVES PREVENTING AVIAN INFLUENZA IN 2008

KENYA: PROPOSAL FOR A GRANT OF US$ 500,000 AS EMERGENCY ASSISTANCE TO SUPPORT GOVERNMENT INITIATIVES PREVENTING AVIAN INFLUENZA IN 2008 AFRICAN DEVELOPMENT FUND Language: English Original: English KENYA: PROPOSAL FOR A GRANT OF US$ 500,000 AS EMERGENCY ASSISTANCE TO SUPPORT GOVERNMENT INITIATIVES PREVENTING AVIAN INFLUENZA IN 2008 SCCD:

More information

HBV vaccination policies and recommendations in healthcare workers in Europe

HBV vaccination policies and recommendations in healthcare workers in Europe HBV vaccination policies and recommendations in healthcare workers in Europe Fortunato Paolo D'Ancona Istituto Superiore di Sanità, Italy on behalf of VENICE Consortium Barcellona, 15 Novembre 2012 The

More information

Crisis Management Centre - Animal Health (CMC-AH)

Crisis Management Centre - Animal Health (CMC-AH) Crisis Management Centre - Animal Health (CMC-AH) Rapid Missions Update October 2014 October 2015 The Crisis Management Centre Animal Health (CMC-AH) is a joint platform of the Food and Agriculture Organization

More information

Economic and Social Council

Economic and Social Council United Nations Economic and Social Council ECE/TRANS/WP.30/2013/12 Distr.: General 23 July 2013 Original: English Economic Commission for Europe Inland Transport Committee Working Party on Customs Questions

More information