Mérieux Foundation co-organized event

Epidemiology in complex emergencies for effective surveillance and response

March 20-24, 2023 - Les Pensières Center for Global Health, Veyrier-du-Lac (France)


Epidemiology in complex emergencies for effective surveillance and response

The objective of the Advanced Epidemiology Course is to strengthen the knowledge and skills of French-speaking epidemiologists in responding to outbreaks related to communicable diseases or natural disasters affecting a country, in the context of a complex emergency.

This intensive one-week course, co-organized by the Mérieux Foundation and Epiconcept, is led by Dr Nathalie de Rekeneire (Merieux Foundation) and Dr Sandra Cohuet (Epiconcept). It aims to prepare French-speaking epidemiologists working in human, animal, and environmental health to contribute to a multidisciplinary and international response to complex emergencies. One of the main objectives is also to establish collaboration between participants from different countries to strengthen surveillance and response to outbreaks according to a “One Health” approach.

The course emphasizes the importance of surveillance and associated alert systems, analysis, and management of an outbreak response in complex emergencies for the control of emerging and re-emerging infectious diseases. The interdisciplinary approach, communication during the crisis and research are key factors in the complex emergency context.

The program is developed with a scientific committee composed of representatives of the following institutions: Epiconcept, Mérieux Foundation, Hospices civils de Lyon, GAVI, Institut Pasteur, WHO, WAHO, Nazi Boni University.

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Course fees

Accommodation fees

Accommodation fees include three meals a day for the full period of the course: €1,600*

Registration fees

  • Participants from NGOs or academic and governmental institutions: €2,400*
  • Participants from industry (sponsors): €3,200*
  • Participants from industry (not sponsors): €4,000*

*VAT included. All fees are due in full to confirm participation. Additional accommodation fees will apply for the days beyond the course.


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