EpiNews: news from our network

This is a poster board where we publish information about upcoming conferences, seminars and meetings, where epidemiologists and other interested specialists from co-operating countries are welcome to participate.

International Training Course on Tuberculosis control


International Training Course on Tuberculosis control will be held on 14.-21.08.2013 in Tartu, Estonia.



1st December - World AIDS day


On the eve of World AIDS Day, ECDC and the WHO Regional Office for Europe release their annual HIV/AIDS surveillance report. The data for 2011 show that more than 121 000 new HIV cases were reported in the WHO European Region, with more than 28 000 new infections in the European Union and the European Economic Area (EU/EEA) – suggesting that it is vital to sustain HIV interventions even in times of economic austerity in order to curb the on-going HIV transmission across Europe.



EpiNorth Journal Vol 13, No 2 available online



The EpiNorth project beyond 2012
Blystad H.

Obituary. Stein Andresen

Eurosurveillance awarded first impact factor of 6.15

Pertussis Epidemiology in Lithuania, 2006-2010
Savickienė E et al.

Efficiency and Specifics of Immunoprophylaxis of Pertussis among Children and Teenagers in Kaliningrad Oblast
Grunicheva T et al.

Human Trichinellosis in Lithuania, 2001 – 2010
Bartulienė A et al.

Abstracts from the Annual Regional Epidemiologists’ Meeting,
Helsinki, May 2012

Specialist Profile Series
Inga Velicko – Epidemiologist, Public Health specialist, Swedish Institute for Communicable Disease Control, Stockholm

Surveillance Data in the EpiNorth Area, 2011



World Rabies Day, 28 September 2012

World Rabies Day highlights the impact of human and animal rabies and promotes how to prevent and stop the disease by combating it in animals.



11th Baltic States Conference on Vaccination

11th Baltic States Conference on vaccination will be held on 7-8 September 2012 in Tartu, Estonia.



2nd European Conference on Antimicrobial Resistance & Infection Prevention, 4 - 5 October 2012 - Vilnius, Lithuania


Submit your abstract , deadline for abstract submission is 10 September 2012.



EpiNorth Journal Vol 13, No 1 available online



Meningococcal Disease has International Public Health Impact
Kutsar K

Epidemiology of Invasive Meningococcal Disease in Estonia
Kerbo N, Epstein E

Invasive Meningococcal Disease in Denmark in 2010
Rasmussen JN et al.

Tuberculosis Trends in Armenia
Hayrapetyan A et al.

The Economic Burden of Congenital Rubella Syndrome and Rubella Vaccination in Tashkent City, Uzbekistan
Kurbanov B et al.

Specialist Profile Series
Roman V. Buzinov – Head of the Directorate of the Federal Service for Surveillance on Consumer Rights Protection and Human Well-Being (Rospotrebnadzor) in Arkhangelsk Oblast



Obituary: Stein Andresen


It was with great sorrow that we received the news that Stein Andresen died 26th July in Kristiansand, after several weeks of struggle following complications after acute abdominal surgery.



The 2nd International Scientific Conference “Tick-Borne Diseases” held in Vilnius, Lithuania, 12 April 2012


Lithuanian Centre for Communicable Diseases and AIDS organized the Second International Scientific Conference “Tick-Borne Diseases” held in Lithuanian Academy of Sciences on 12 April 2012, Vilnius, Lithuania.



Weekly Communicable threats report from ECDC


The ECDC communicable disease threat report (CDTR) is a weekly bulletin intended for epidemiologists and health professionals in the area of communicable disease prevention and control.



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