On the 21.04.2016 in Kraevo was held the annual meeting of experts of the influenza preparedness on the framework of the project “Surveillance And Response To Avian And Pandemic Influenza”, funded by Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC). In the meeting participated representatives from Bulgarian Food Safety Agency (BFSA), National Center of Infectious and Parasitic Diseases (NCIPD), Ministry of Health, Bulgarian Society for Innovative Medicine NGO. The following topics and presentations were discussed:
The U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) and the Association of Public Health Laboratories (APHL) in collaboration with the Southeast European Center for Surveillance and Control of Infectious Diseases (SECID) has organized a One year milestone Quality Assurance (QA) Mentoring Program Meeting and Biosafety Course for Southeast European influenza laboratories. The meeting and course was held on May 9-13, 2016 in Zagreb, Croatia.
Workshop and Site Visit, April 25-28, 2016 Tirana, Albania
In the framework of the study “Burden of Influenza Infection among Hospitalized Infants in Low-and Middle-Income Countries and the Potential of Prevention through Influenza Vaccination”, SECID organised a workshop that took place from April 25-28 at the Tirana International Hotel in Tirana, Albania.
The workshop was held in collaboration with the US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, Abt Associates Inc., and fellow paediatric infectious disease experts.