Training material and online case studies

Sharing of training material as well as coordination of, and cooperation in training events was promoted throughout the project.

Our e-learning modules for self-study cover various methodologies developed and applied in work packages 1-5. The material consists of both methodological as well as applied aspects of methods. Special emphasis is given to illustrative information, particularly case studies, based on evidence produced in RISKSUR

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RISKSUR Training Series
Module 1: Introduction to Animal Health Surveillance

This lecture provides an introduction to the principles and methods of surveillance when applied in the context of animal health or food safety. It describes the epidemiological principles and provides illustrative examples.

Presenter: Katharina Stärk
Royal Veterinary College, London / SAFOSO, Switzerland

Module 2: Risk-Based Surveillance

This lecture provides an introduction to the concept of risk-based surveillance, illustrated by current examples.

Presenter: Katharina Stärk
Royal Veterinary College, London / SAFOSO, Switzerland

Module 3: Evaluation of Animal Health Surveillance - Introduction

This lecture demonstrates the surveillance design framework developed by the RISKSUR project with the aim of supporting animal health surveillance design, documentation, and re-design.

Presenter: Marisa Peyre
CIRAD AGIRs, France

Module 4: System context of surveillance

The lecture provides an overview of issues driving surveillance and the need to consider the social, political and economic context.

Jonathan Rushton

Royal Veterinary College, London, UK

Module 5: Surveillance systems for the detection of exotic, new or emerging diseases

This lecture provides an overview of surveillance systems for early detection, when they are best applied, common pitfalls that delay infection detection and improvements based on new design combinations and data analyses techniques.

Presenter: Marta Martínez Avilés
VISAVET Center, Complutense University of Madrid, Spain

Module 6: Surveillance systems for demonstrating freedom from disease

This lecture provides an overview of surveillance systems for DISEASES that are ABSENT in a given area and strategies demonstrating disease freedom in animal populations

Presenter: Birgit Schauer
Institute of Epidemiology, Friedrich-Loeffler-Institut, Germany

Module 7: Surveillance systems for case detection and disease frequency estimation

This lecture provides an overview of surveillance systems for DISEASES that are PRESENT in a given area and strategies for improving case detection and disease frequency estimation in animal populations.

Presenter: Arianna Comin
Dept. of Disease Control and Epidemiology, National Veterinary Institude (SVA), Sweden

Module 8: Evaluation framework and methods for economic assessment

This lecture provides an overview of the RISKSUR framework and tools developed for the economic evaluation of animal health surveillance.

Presenter: Marisa Peyre
CIRAD AGIRs, France

Module 9: Attributes for the evaluation of surveillance effectiveness

This lecture presents the most important attributes involved in the evaluation of surveillance effectiveness.

Presenter: Vladimir Grosbois
CIRAD AGIRs, France

Module 10: Surveillance Acceptability Evaluation

This lecture provides an introduction to the participatory method AccEPT (Acceptability Evaluation Participatory Toolbox), designed as part of the RiskSur project.

Presenter: Flavie Goutard
CIRAD, Ur AGIRs, France

Module 11: Assessing the Value of Animal Health Surveillance

Since resources are scarce and governments must work within limited budgets, economic analysis of surveillance systems is an important aid to decision-making. It helps to describe alternative surveillance options and identifying which of these is to be preferred if the objective is to obtain the best level of net benefit from the scarce resources available. Economic appraisals of surveillance need to be done on a case by case basis for any hazard considering both surveillance and intervention performance, the losses avoided and the values attached to them. Theoretical economic principles and concepts help to elaborate the criteria for the optimal level of disease mitigation for surveillance and intervention according to whether they are economic complements or substitutes. Economic evaluation of surveillance is commonly driven by a specific evaluation question which aims to assess whether the value of outputs recovered is at least sufficient to cover the additional investment, and, ideally, whether the net benefits to society are maximised. This question can be investigated using methods of optimisation, cost-benefit or cost-effectiveness analyses. Also, effective surveillance produces benefits that do not have a market price, but nevertheless have a value, such as peace of mind, feelings of safety when a hazard is absent, freedom from fear, collaborations and partnerships.

Presenter: Barbara Häsler

Royal Veterinary College and Leverhulme Centre for Integrative Research on Agriculture and Health, London, UK

Module 12: The RISKSUR Surveillance design framework

This lecture demonstrates the surveillance design framework developed by the RISKSUR project with the aim of supporting animal health surveillance design, documentation, and re-design.

Presenter: Fernanda C Dórea
National Veterinary Institude (SVA), Sweden

Module 13: RISKSUR: Concluding Remarks

Overview of project purpose and outcomes by the Coordinator.

Presenter: Dirk Pfeiffer
Royal Veterinary College, London, UK