Linking Epidemiology and Laboratory Research on Transboundary Animal Diseases and Zoonoses in EU and China
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Field Epidemiology Training (WP3)

The Chinese Animal Health and Epidemiology Centre (CAHEC) and Food and Agriculture Organisation (FAO) designed the training-of-trainers (TOT) programme to develop the capacity of national trainers within the Chinese Field Epidemiology Training Programme for Veterinarians (CFETPV), and build cooperation between European and Chinese partners by intensively linking the LinkTADs with other projects. The field epidemiology training was an important step in achieving sustainability and localization of the development of veterinary epidemiology in China. Five epidemiologists fromthe Centre de coopération international en recherché agronomique pour le développement (CIRAD), Royal Veterinary College (RVC), Friedrich-Loeffler-Institut(FLI), and Bundesinstitut für Risikobewertung (BfR) were invited as trainers for 10 trainees.

The training was divided into two parts – the first one held on 1-3 April 2015, with the second phase taking place on 8-10 July. Each section included several lectures and networking/discussion sessions on selected topics. The training aimed to a) improve Chinese trainers’ capacity for teaching veterinary epidemiology; b) develop training curricula and materials in Chinese which are adapted to the Chinese context; and c) enhance their technical competence on veterinary epidemiology. Training materials developed during both training sessions will soon be available on the LinkTADs website.

The agendas for the meetings can be found attached below.

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