|European Training for Health Professionals on Rapid Response to Health Threats
ETHREAT (European Training for Health Professionals on Rapid Response to Health Threats) is a European Public Health Project launched in May 2005. The aim of ETHREAT is to plan and develop an educational package containing the knowledge and training material necessary to empower European health professionals, including armed forces health personnel, to rapidly recognise and adequately respond to new public health threats, in the form of attacks with chemical, biological, and radiological (CBR) agents. Please refer at the main page of the project web-site for further information. The project is co-ordinated by the National and Kapodistrian University of Athens and there are five other country partners in the project consortium (Bulgaria, Czech Republic, Germany, Poland and UK). The project is co-financed by the European Commission (Directorate C “Public Health and Risk Assessment” “Health and Consumer Protection” Directorate General).
In order to test the educational material produced and gather feedback for improvements our scientific group organizes a pilot course that will take place in Athens from 23rd to 25th of May 2007. We are able to cover the local expenses (accommodation for 3 nights, participation cost and course meals) for 25 participants (one from each EU Member-State), but not travel expenses. Selection will be based on educational background, professional experience in the field of CBRN issues. Ideally, attendees to the pilot ETHREAT course should be:
medical doctors or public health officers both civilian and military,
having experience in training other healthcare workers,
able to offer feedback to the ETHREAT team, both for the content and materials of the course, as well as for the teaching context,
able (either by appointment or due to their current position) to reproduce the course in their country.
If you are interested in participating at the course please fill in the following form (expression of interest) and send it along with your CV.
Thank you very much for your help and cooperation.
On behalf of the ETHREAT research team,
Athena Linos, MD, MPH
Associate Professor in Epidemiology
University of Athens Medical School
75 Mikras Asias Street, 115 27 Athens-Greece
Tel:+ 30 210 746 2115/ Fax:+ 30 210 746 2058