The US Council of State and Territorial Epidemiologists in partnership with the US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention organized a Data Management Training Course for influenza surveillance data managers/epidemiologists in the European Region.
The course, held on April 7-11, 2014 in Athens, Greece, was designed to help data managers establish, maintain, and improve influenza surveillance systems by teaching Influenza data managers and staff on various data management & analysis topics.
The course provided information on a variety of data management and basic epidemiologic data analysis topics with hands-on application of concepts using participants’ own data. The course format allowed participants to gain knowledge and information for implementation within their own management teams. The course topics included: roles and responsibilities, minimum data requirements for influenza surveillance, quality assurance, quality control (standardized data entry, methods for checking accuracy and consistency of data), basic data analysis, data interpretation, and reporting.
Annual Meeting of SEE Countries involved in the “Surveillance and Response to Avian and Pandemic Influenza” Project has been also organized during the period of training course development: exactly on 7th and 8th of April, 2014. The purpose of the meeting was to present and discuss about the activities and budget for the second year of project implementation (1 September 2014-31 August 2015)