International Workshop “Outbreak Investigation and Acute Response”, 4-8 November 2013, Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam

    Course Date: 04 Nov 2013

    Application form / Preliminary programme


    4-8 November, 2013


    Training Center of the Institut Pasteur-Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam


    Institut Pasteur of Ho Chi Minh City, Australian National University and HKU-Pasteur Research Pole


    Infectious diseases are a major burden of morbidity and mortality worldwide and new infectious agents continually emerge. Effective control and prevention of disease outbreaks depend on early detection, rapid on-site investigation and timely and appropriate interventions. This workshop will allow participants to acquire the skills to choose the appropriate analytical study design during an outbreak investigation, develop questionnaires, draw conclusions that guide public health actions, communicate findings of an outbreak investigation for various audiences and conduct similar training in their own institutions or countries.


    Health personnel from countries in South East Asia involved in surveillance activities and outbreak investigation. The workshop is particularly aimed at those in the health sector wishing to keep pace with the new approaches developed in public health surveillance and operational research. The course will be taught in English. Trainees should have a clear understanding of spoken and written English. Limited to 24 participants.


    The course teaching committee will review applications and select participants who will be notified before the end of September and will receive an invitation letter together with details on local arrangements.

    Please download and return the completed form, including:

    • a covering letter explaining the reasons for participating in the course;
    • a detailed CV;
    • a recommendation letter to hku-pasteur@hku.hk

    Before 15 September 2013.

    No registration fees – Support for accommodation will be provided to participants – Deadline for applications 15 September 2013 - Limited to 24 participants.

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    International Workshop "Outbreak Investigation and Acute Response", 4-8 November 2013, Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam