PREPARE Education Virtual Learning Centre

New Highlights

Reaching out: A meeting to advance clinical research preparedness for infectious disease outbreaks, Brussels 2018

Reaching out course 2018

Clinical research is vital to influence health outcomes and save lives in an infectious disease outbreak. To be effective, clinical research must be fast, flexible and integrated with the front line response. Globally, progress is being made to improve preparedness and deliver clinical research as a core part of outbreak response. However, there remain many challenges to rapid research deployment.

This meeting examined bottlenecks to (rapid) deployment of clinical research in an infectious disease outbreak and what we can do to overcome them.

Access educational material


PREPAREing for (Re-)Emerging Arbovirus Infections in Europe, Bucharest 2018

Zika - Arbovirus course 2018

The aim of the course was to improve the participant’s knowledge of identification and management of arbovirus (arthropod-borne virus) infections and outbreaks at local and European levels.

Course topics included a review of arboviruses of importance to Europe, including endemic and travel-imported viruses, an overview of symptomatology, diagnostics and interpretation of laboratory results and an update on prevention, vaccine and treatments for these viruses. 

Access educational material


Talking with patients about the flu vaccine
Open
0
Read or add comments and rate material    
  Bookmark this material

Flu Vaccine Module - Teaching plan

Flu vaccine module: clinical consultation 1

Flu vaccine module: clinical consultation 2


e-learning material in Dutch, French, German and English: information from GRACE trial and on aspects of antibiotic use

e-learning material in Dutch, French, German and English: information from GRACE trial and on aspects of antibiotic use

The Belguim federal public service has developed a number of e-learning courses on various themes concerning health. All courses are accessible to everyone. 

Access content


ESWI Influenza Conference, Riga 2017

ESWI Influenza Conferene 2017

The conference programme consists of the following main scientific topics:

- Influenza is a moving target and a secret killer
- Addressing influenza in practice: who’s involved?
- Implementation of vaccination policies: success stories and hurdles;
- Influenza preparedness: what can we learn from other virus outbreaks?
- Reaching out to people at risk; Influenza prevention in developing countries: a global responsibility

Access educational material


Influenza news from the frontline: what's happening?

Influenza news from the frontline: what's happening?Throughout December 2017 and January/February 2018, there have been widespread alarming media reports of escalating cases of seasonal influenza. Yet, the European Union research initiative PREPARE (the Platform for Preparedness Against (Re-)Emerging Epidemics), which monitors the response to outbreaks, reports that the current influenza threat to Europe is limited and concludes that based on available information, there is no evidence for an overall increase in severity in this flu season compared to previous years. Is that the case globally, and how can we reconcile these views, including the personal experiences of frontline respiratory teams managing high numbers of cases? Chief Editor Anita Simonds explains what's happening on the frontline of the flu season.

Read the article


Acute respiratory pandemics: how to plan for and manage, Amsterdam 2017

Acute respiratory pandemics course 2017Educational aims

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

Access educational material


PREPARE annual meeting 2017

Mermaids ARI trial
Frank van Someren Greve
Open
0
Read or add comments and rate material    
  Bookmark this material
Multi-centre EuRopean study of MAjor Infectous Disease Syndromes
Louise Sigfried
Open
0
Read or add comments and rate material    
  Bookmark this material
Randomized, Embedded, Multifactorial Adaptive Platform trial for Community-Acquired Pneumonia
Lennie Derde
Open
0
Read or add comments and rate material    
  Bookmark this material
Solving ethical, administrative, regulatory and logistical problems in implementing clinical trials during severe infectious disease outbreaks
Nina Gobat
Open
0
Read or add comments and rate material    
  Bookmark this material

Anfectious disease challenges in community-acquired pneumonia and tuberculosis: improving your clinical practice, Milan 2017

ERS Congress 2017 logoHave 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

Access educational material


ALIC4E Recruitment Training

ALIC4E trailWe are about to launch season 2 of the ALIC4E Trial as we are nearing the beginning of this year’s flu season. Here is a reminder for everyone involved in the recruitment of participants into the trial what they need to do.

Access the ALIC4E Recruitment Training Video


Zika Virus Case Report Forms

Research tools have been developed by an international collaborative effort led by ISARIC, an international consortium that aims to support rapid research during new and emerging disease outbreaks.
 
The CRFs are available for any researchers to use in English, Spanish and Portugese through the Global Health Networks platform: https://zikainfection.tghn.org/research-tools-and-resources/crfs together with up-to-date latest evidence. You can register for updates on the website.


This education resource site for PREPARE contains a variety of multimedia educational materials on pandemic medicine, with information on the PREPARE trials and emerging infections.
 
 
The Virtual Learning Platform enables you to:

  • Check out upcoming EVENTS.
  • Tailor educational reources to your individual requirements via MY RESOURCES.
  • Visit the DOMAINS of the PREPARE syllabus as listed below.
  • See details of CURRENT PREPARE TRIALS, including aims, protocols, recruitment details and standard operating procedures (SOPs).
  • Examines the activities and goals of the PREPARE WORKPACKAGES.
  • Use the FORUM for discussion.
  • Access relevant PUBLICATIONS and webLINKS.


Workpackage 5 protocols

Workpackage 5 protocolsThe primary objective of this REMAP is, for patients with severe CAP who are admitted to an ICU, to identify the effect of a range of interventions to improve outcome as defined by the occurrence of death during the index hospital admission censored 60 days from the date of enrolment.

Access workpackage 5 protocols


Latest Tweets