35th European Course in Tropical Epidemiology (ECTE 2016)

The 2016 edition will be hosted by the Portuguese Institute of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine (IHMT) in Lisbon, Portugal.

Date: 16th August - 2nd September 2016

Course Coordinators: Sónia Dias and Ines Fronteira

Contact: organizer@ecte.org

Timetable: PDF

The European Course in Tropical Epidemiology ECTE is 3-week intensive course on basic epidemiology and biostatistics. The course is suitable for a wide range of health professionals, including medics, nurses, biologists and anthropologists working in the health sector. The course is intended for staff working in low and middle income countries as health programme managers or with an interest in public health in tropical settings. Emphasis is on methodology and the practical application of epidemiological tools in high burden-countries. ECTE is a collaborative venture of various European centres of Tropical Medicine and Public Health and is held annually at a different venue.  Although this is a basic course, some understanding of basic concepts of statistics would allow you to better appreciate the close relationship between epidemiology and medical statistics.
The course is well established and is run at full capacity in most years. We recommend applying early to secure a place. It will be a pleasure to welcome you in Lisbon in 2016. The Hygiene and Tropical Institute-UNL, is a centre of long standing research and teaching excellence and a welcoming place for students.
Lecturers and facilitators for ECTE come from: