Acute respiratory pandemics: how to plan for and manage

Target audience

  • Clinicians
  • Pulmonary physicians
  • Public health teams
  • Nurses
  • Allied healthcare professionals
  • Intensivists
  • Paediatricians
  • Microbiologists
  • Virologists
  • Trainees in the above specialities

Educational aims

Following this course, participants will understand:

  • Have greater knowledge of respiratory pathogens
  • Understand the investigation and management of an epidemic/pandemic
  • Work in teams during an acute escalating epidemic event
  • Improve their communication skills with regards to an epidemic
  • Engage in research during an acute epidemic

Course overview, objectives and PREPARE background
Anita Simonds (London, United Kingdom)
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Respiratory viruses: international epidemiology - One Health Approach 
Pasi Penttinen (Stockholm, Sweden)
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Outbreak investigation as a surveillance activity, sampling in outbreaks
Vladimír Prikazský (Solna, Sweden)
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Pandemic scenario 1: outbreak investigation
Vladimír Prikazský (Solna, Sweden)
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Barriers to research in epidemics and how to overcome them  
Nina Gobat (Cardiff, United Kingdom)
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Communication in epidemics: do’s and don’ts    
Kajsa-Stina Longuère (Oxford, United Kingdom)
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Assessing severity and outcomes of SARI
Gail Carson (Oxford, United Kingdom)
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Surge management in acute hospital care (how to escalate medical provision within hospitals during a pandemic)
Anita Simonds (London, United Kingdom)
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Intensive care perspective, medical management and ICU trials
Lennie P. G. Derde (Utrecht, Netherlands)
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Paediatric considerations and planning
Pieter Fraaij (Rotterdam, Netherlands)
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Primary care: key priorities and planning
Jo Buchanan (Sheffield, United Kingdom)
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Ethical aspects of pandemics – clinical implications  
Anita Simonds (London, United Kingdom), Micaela Gal (Cardiff, United Kingdom)
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MERS-COV, SARS and related respiratory pathogens
Pieter Fraaij (Rotterdam, Netherlands)
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Are we prepared? The PREPARE outbreak clinical research plan
Louise Sigfrid (Brighton, United Kingdom)
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Role of research in preparedness and response to emerging disease threats in Europe
Pasi Penttinen (Stockholm, Sweden)
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