The MediPIET project organised a module for public health experts to prepare for the MediPIET Annual Scientific Conference.
The Mediterranean Programme for Intervention Epidemiology Training (MediPIET), and the Institute of Public Health of Albania held a preparation module in Tirana, Albania, from 18th to 21st October, for the MediPIET Annual Scientific Conference to be held in December of this year in Marrakesh.
The module brought together public health experts from the Mediterranean basin, the Balkan and the Black Sea zones, and was also attended by participants from 18 different countries, mostly research fellows. This training module served as a dry run for the upcoming presentation of the analysis of results at Annual Conference, which is mainly focused on infectious diseases in these geographic areas.
The inaugural event of the activity included speeches by Arjan Bregu, Director of the Institute of Public Health of Albania; Migena Kuburja, the country’s Chemical, Biological, Radiological and Nuclear (CBRN) National Focal Point; and José Jaime Domingo, head of the MediPIET project, who took the opportunity to congratulate the fellows for their work during their training.
The MediPIET project, funded with more than €6 million by the European Commission, is managed by FIIAPP with the collaboration of the National Epidemiology Centre of the Carlos III Public Health Institute, and is primarily aimed at implementation of a specialised technical training programme for experts on management and epidemiological intervention in response to an incident (provoked or accidental) involving biological agents.