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Date: 26th -28th Dec 2023 (Venue; COMSTECH Secretariat, Islamabad)

About the workshop:

The COVID-19 pandemic has caught the attention of the global community and rekindled the debate about our ability to prevent and manage outbreaks, epidemics, and pandemics. To control infectious diseases, human, animal, and environmental factors need to be considered together, based on the One Health perspective. Keeping in mind the immense importance of the subject, COMSTECH, in collaboration with Pasteur Institute of Iran has organized an International workshop with several internationally renowned speakers and conveners. This workshop will cover several important topics such as  Environmental investigation, Laboratory investigation, Data management in outbreaks, Outbreak control measures, Agency roles and responsibilities for outbreak management, case studies etc.

Workshop Outcomes:

After completing this course, trainees should be able to define the most important topics and apply the skills mentioned bellow:

•          Outbreaks and related concepts

•          The general framework of outbreak investigation

•          Evaluation and confirmation of the outbreak

•          Outbreak description

•          Types of studies in the outbreaks

•          Use of Microsoft excel in outbreak investigation

•          Environmental and clinical surveys and measurements

•          Collection, labelling, and transfer of samples

•          Preparing the report for the outbreaks

•          Critical thinking at different stages; before and during sampling, analysis, reporting, writing, and providing feedback

•          Ethical and cultural issues during the outbreak investigations

•          Risk communications

•          Lessons learnt from the COVID-19 pandemic

Onsite Speakers:

Dr. Kayhan Azadmanesh, Ph.D.

Professor of Medical Biotechnology at the Department of Virology, Pasteur Institute of Iran

Dr. Arash Arashkia, Ph.D.

Assistant Professor of Medical Biotechnology at the Department of Virology, Pasteur Institute of Iran

Dr. Fahimeh Bagheri Amiri, Ph.D.

Assistant Professor of Epidemiology at the Department of Epidemiology and Biostatistics, Pasteur Institute of Iran

Dr. Sana Eybpoosh, Ph.D.

Associate Professor of Epidemiology at the Research Centre for Emerging and Reemerging Infectious Diseases, Pasteur Institute of Iran

Dr. Mahdi Rouhani, Ph.D.

Head of Bacteriology Department of Pasteur Institute of Iran.

Dr Atia tul Wahab, Ph.D.

Professor, National Institute of Virology, Dr. Panjwani Center for Molecular Medicine and Drug Research, International Center for Chemical and Biological Sciences, University of Karachi.

Dr Saba Farooq, Ph.D.

Assistant Professor, National Institute of Virology, Dr. Panjwani Center for Molecular Medicine and Drug Research, International Center for Chemical and Biological Sciences, University of Karachi.

Who Should Attend?

Healthcare professionals engaged in disease surveillance and control at peripheral levels, including general practitioners, as well as individuals holding a Bachelor’s or Master’s degree in relevant fields.

You may attend the course in the city of your residence (ISB or KHI).

Important!

The course will include both a pre-test and a post-test. Three outstanding participants will be selected based on their active engagement in workshop activities and their performance in the post-test and will be duly recognized with a certificate or letter of appreciation.

Registration Form: Click Here

For more information please contact:

Ms. Khazima Muazim
Program Manager COMSTECH
khazima@comstech.org

Ms. Maham Yamin
Program Officer COMSTECH
maham.yamin@comstech.org

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