Join EuFMD's Networks

Would you like to access regular webinars, to connect to colleagues from all over the world working on similar issues and to be up to date with the latest FMD news and research? Then our EuFMD online networks could be for you!

Each EuFMD network organises regular webinars, and has an online page on this site, which includes a discussion forum, network resources and webinar recordings. You can find out more about each network by browsing the list below.


Why join a network?

Joining the network allows you to access webinar recordings, take part in discussions with network colleagues in an online forum, and you will be e-mailed with notifications of upcoming webinars.

Click here to find a list of webinars planned in the next month.

How do I join a network?

1) Log in or register

Please log in, or if you are not yet registered with this EuFMD e-Learning website, you will need to register before joining the networks

2) Join the networks

Please click the buttons below to join the networks. You will be asked to complete the "description" part of your site profile before joining the network.Your network membership request will be sent to our moderators and you will receive an e-mail once your application has been approved. 

EuFMD's Networks

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Modelling Network

The modelling network aims to promote a better understanding of existing epidemiological and economic models that are used to inform contingency planning in Europe, and to improve dialog and awareness between model developers and model users.

Who is the network for?
Those currently developing models and decision support tools, and contingency planners interested in using model outputs.

Network co-ordinator:
Koen Mintiens

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Contingency Planning Network

Contingency planners from EuFMD Member States are all facing similar issues in developing, testing and improving their FMD contingency plans. This network provides a forum for discussion and information sharing for all subjects relating to contingency planning, and organises a series of webinars covering practical FMD management.

Who is the network for?
FMD contingency planners in EuFMD Member States, and globally. The network is aimed predominantly at FMD free settings, although many topics will be of interest to all. 

Network co-ordinator:
Sally Gaynor

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Vaccination Network

This network is closely related to the Contingency Planning network but deals solely with issues related to vaccination, ranging from technical vaccine bank management issues, policy issues related to the emergency use of vaccine as well as operational issues. The network focusses on issues around vaccination as a control measure in previously FMD free countries experiencing an outbreak. 

Who is the network for?
FMD contingency planners in EuFMD Member States, and globally. The network is aimed predominantly at FMD free settings, although many topics will be of interest to all. It will be of interest to those working in vaccine research or managing vaccine banks.

Network co-ordinator:

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Biorisk Management Network

This network aims to provide discussion and training on FMD biorisk management in laboratory or field situations, identifying solutions to real-life problems and enabling harmonisation of approaches where appropriate.  

Who is the network for?
Those involved in Biorisk management of FMD, particularly those in high containment laboratories but also those involved in field situations or contingency planning

Network co-ordinator:
Kirsten Tjørnehøj and Eoin Ryan

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Progressive Control Practitioners' Network

This network focusses on providing tailored training covering all aspects of working on FMD control through the FAO/EuFMD/OIE Progressive Control Pathway for Foot-and-Mouth Disease (PCP-FMD). Participants are able to choose from a combination of webinars, discussion fora and interactive training exercises, and a different topic is covered each month. The network aims to provide practical solutions to real-world challenges. Participants are rewarded for their training efforts by three levels of training recognition. Find out more here.

Who is the network for?
Those working on all aspects of FMD control in countries which are not free of FMD. As an introduction to the network, those enrolling should complete our "Introduction to the Progressive Control Pathway" e-learning.

Network co-ordinator:

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Réseau francophone pour le contrôle de la fièvre aphteuse

Le réseau francophone en partageant et en discutant divers sujets (épidémiologie, contrôle des foyers, diagnostic de laboratoire, évaluation et suivi des risques), vise à aider l’ensemble des membres du réseau dans leur travail quotidien de lutte contre la fièvre aphteuse par le renforcement des compétences et la prise de conscience. Le réseau donnera l'opportunité à ses membres de discuter des difficultés réelles rencontrées et offrira une formation en ligne pour mieux répondre à ces défis.

À qui s'adresse le réseau?
Le réseau est ouvert à tous les acteurs impliqué dans le contrôle de la fièvre aphteuse, a partir des vétérinaires officiels, décideurs politiques, organisations non gouvernementales aux autres parties prenantes.

Coordonnateur du réseau
Etienne Chevanne

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EuFMD in support of regional networks:

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East African FMD Regional Laboratory Network

The network aims to act as a platform for the exchange of scientific knowledge and laboratory and field experiences related to the prevention and control of Foot-and-Mouth Disease. The topics presented and discussed will take into account the Regional situation and will principally focus on epidemiology, laboratory diagnosis, economics of disease control, different strategies of control practices, including the application of biosecurity measures and vaccination, vaccine choice and effectiveness as well as different aspects of surveillance.

Who is the network for?
The network is open to animal health and economic professionals, including those from academic and reseach institutions, involved at all levels in the control of FMD.

Network co-ordinators
Kees van Maanen and Maria Teresa Scicluna

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Last modified: Wednesday, March 6, 2019, 9:40 AM