CORDS attends the International Meeting on Emerging Diseases and Surveillance, IMED 2018, Vienna
The International Meeting on Emerging Diseases and Surveillance, organised by ProMed and the International Society for Infectious Diseases (ISID), took place in Vienna, Austria from the 9th to the 12th of November 2018 (http://imed.isid.org/.) Session topics included emerging infectious diseases in humans and animals, antimicrobial resistance, lessons learnt from Zika, Ebola, Mers-CoV and other epidemics and infections related to travel and migration of humans and animals. Ending Pandemics also organised a side-meeting on EpiCore www.endingpandemics.org/projects/epicore/
CORDS Executive Director, Christophe Longuet, as a member of the scientific committee at the event co-chaired a session on ‘One Health – Emerging Threats Across Species Boundaries’ where Kujtim Mersini, from the Southeast European Centre for Surveillance and Control of Infectious Diseases (SECID), gave a review on Brucellosis in Albania. The work of CORDS member networks was explained to delegates in the form of an information booth and poster presentations. Lisa Danquah presented a poster on the CORDS InterNetwork project on One Health events detection in cross-border areas. SECID presented their ‘Assessment of Community Event Based Surveillance in Cross Border Areas in Selected Countries of South East Europe’ and ‘Spatial and Temporal Analysis of Hepatitis A Cases in Fier District, Albania’ a project with the support of Ending Pandemics.