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Stocktake, Edinburgh 15 Nov 2010. Capacity and resilience – What can be learned from others. Dr Pasi Penttinen. Sm örgåsbord – examples in capacity and resilience. How do we train and retain?. European Programme for Intervention Epidemiology Training (EPIET ).

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Stocktake edinburgh 15 nov 2010

Stocktake, Edinburgh 15 Nov 2010

Capacity and resilience –

What can be learned from others

Dr Pasi Penttinen

Sm rg sbord examples in capacity and resilience
Smörgåsbord – examples in capacity and resilience

European programme for intervention epidemiology training epiet
European Programme for Intervention Epidemiology Training (EPIET)

Strengthen CD surveillance & control in EU

Develop a European network of intervention epidemiologists

  • Training fellows and externals together

  • Training of trainers

  • Sustaining and strengthening a network of training sites

    Develop a response capacity inside & beyond EU:

  • surveillance

  • outbreak investigations

  • applied research

Central field epidemiologic group cfg sweden
Central field-epidemiologic group (EPIET(CFG; Sweden)

  • Established in early 2000’s

  • To strengthen preparedness for national and international outbreaks

  • Consists of healthcare personnel, vets, epidemiologists

  • ”Reserve force” - Trains regularly

  • Participates in international missions

  • Supports local PH authorities in outbreaks

Eu funding
EU funding (EPIET

  • DG research (

    • 7th Framework programme

    • Research executive agency

    • European research council


    • Executive Agency for Health and Consumers (

  • ECDC (

Partnerships (EPIET

  • Working with the private sector

    • THL (FIN) providing CRO services to GSK

    • SMI (SWE) partnering with sms early warning service

  • Working across government

    • THL using military surveillance for influenza

    • Working with Civil Protection on preparedness

    • Working with Development Aid offices in international work

Web based surveillance systems
Web-based surveillance systems (EPIET

What about real-time monitoring of capacity in healthcare / ICU?

Hpzone a real time decision support system
HPZone - (EPIETA real-time decision support system

Epidemic (EPIETIntelligence in the ECDC EOC

Main activities:

  • Collecting information

  • Daily review/verification/discussion of threats

  • Storage of relevant information + dissemination

  • Support Outbreak Response activities

  • Strengthen epidemic intelligence in Member States

  • Scientific guidance & development of knowledge base

  • Main outputs:

  • Daily RT report (ECDC internal distribution)

  • Weekly risk monitoring bulletins (CDTR)

  • Threat assessments (when necessary)

  • Annual report on emerging threats

Evidence based methods for public health
Evidence based methods for Public Health (EPIET

Establishment of good procedures

Training of personnel (internally and externally – together with competent bodies)

Development of methods on how to work evidence based within the frame of infectious diseases

The use of systematic literature reviews

Transparency of processes for data collection and production of scientific advice

ECDC course available in 2011 ->

Wikimanual for field epidemiology
Wikimanual for field epidemiology (EPIET

Collaborative, peer-reviewed document

Flexible and adaptable

Always up-to-date

ECDC product ready in 20111