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22 Feb 2011

Public Health Surveillance Course (Institut Pasteur Cambodia, April 26-28, 2011)

Institut Pasteur International Network, REDI Center and National University Singapore are jointly organizing a Regional Workshop on “Public Health Surveillance”, April 26 – 28, 2011. The workshop will take place at Institut Pasteur-Cambodia in Phnom Penh. This is one of the key regional events that will be supported in 2011 by the SISEA project (funded by the French Development Agency), and the Office of the Assistant Secretary for Preparedness and Response of the U.S. Department of Human Health Services. 

The objective of the workshop  is to provide participants with an overview of new approaches used for public health surveillance. The workshop will include three interconnected modules, including the basics of Early Warning Systems, the GIS (Geographic Information System) Applications, and Informal surveillance activities.

To apply, please send the application form, a detailed CV (template) and a letter of recommendation to Miss Ai Li Quake ( March 18, 2011.

Public Health Surveillance

18 Feb 2011

Data Analysis Using STATA Course (Institut Pasteur Cambodia, May 16-27, 2011): Deadline for Applications Extended to 6th of March

This course is jointly organised by the Epidemiology and public health unit from the Institut Pasteur du Cambodge and the Emerging Disease Epidemiology unit from Institut Pasteur Paris, SISEA and by the REDI centre with the support from the Office of the Assistant Secretary for Preparedness and Response of the U.S. Department of Human Health Services.  

Date and venue:
The course will be held at the Institut Pasteur du Cambodge in Phnom Penh (Cambodia), from Monday 16th to Friday 27th of May 2011 and will be provided in English.

Goals of the course: 
The course aims to build local capacity in epidemiology and to provide participants with a strong working knowledge of the main statistical techniques used in the analysis of epidemiological data using STATA - one of the foremost used statistical packages in scientific research. 

Although participants are instructed in STATA, the basic analytic concepts and techniques covered in the course are applicable to the analysis of data using any statistical package. 

The course is dedicated to people already having some knowledge of epidemiology and basic statistics (e.g. familiar with normal distributions, p-values and hypothesis testing). No knowledge of the STATA software is required, as an introduction to STATA is part of this course.

How to apply?:
The application form can be downloaded here:
Your application should also include:

  • a cover letter
  • a detailed CV
  • a reference letter

And be sent before March 6, 2011 to

No registration fee - Support for travel and accommodation will be provided to participants.
For more information please visit or contact Yoann Madec at

15 Feb 2011

Abstracts from the Annual Scientific Meeting of the Institut Pasteur International Network 2010 available in BMC proceeding

The abstracts of oral presentations and posters of the Annual Scientific Meeting of the Institut Pasteur International Network held on November 22-23, 2010 in Hong Kong are available in the peer-reviewed open access online BMC Proceedings journal. 

Click here to view and download them.

Some speakers' presentations (pdf files) are available and can be downloaded from the Meeting's web site.

Annual Scientific Meeting of the Institut Pasteur International Network