Workshop "European ranking of Food-Borne Parasites and surveillance in Europe"

The workshop is organised by COST Action Euro-FBP and will be held at the Dutch National Institute for Public Health and the Environment, RIVM.

Programme 

Day 1

Introduction, purpose  and examples of ranking after FAO and others. 

Presentation of regional  data collection and introduction in FAO ranking method.

Day 2

Defining criteria and  selecting criteria. Food-parasites commodities . Discuss regions for ranking in Europe. Geographical, based on FBP distribution or other? Define groups for ranking (8 groups of 5= 40 people). Weighting of criteria (FAO method). 

Day 3

Scoring of global European FBP list in  groups according to FAO and according to Europe list. Present results of global European ranking, difficulties encountered. 

Scoring of FBP in European regions; divide in groups for regional ranking (at least 2 groups ranking one region). 

Day 4

Presentation of results. Discussion, conclusions & recommendation ranking & Surveillance systems. 

Participating MCs are required to prepare national data of FBP listed in the FAO 24 list for ranking. Ask regions to identify  a list of 24 after the full FAO list in their region.  Prepare a list of surveillance system of FBP in their region in humans/animals. 

Organisation and trainers

The workshop is organised by COST Action Euro-FBP, the European Network for Foodborne Parasites. Trainers involved are Martijn Bouwknegt and Brecht Devleesschhauwer (mathematics ranking), Titia Kortbeek (medical parasitologist), Joke van der Giessen (veterinary parasitologist), Heather Graham (student Utrecht University) and Henny ter Hoeven (secretary). 

Location

The National Institute for Public Health and the Environment (RIVM), Antonie van Leeuwenhoeklaan 9, Bilthoven, Netherlands

Workshop dates

8-12 February, 2016 

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