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Arbovirus workshop in Bucharest 21-23 March 2018

Entered on 05-12-2017

The PREPARE/ESCMID Arbovirus workshop 21 - 23 March 2018,  is now open for registration and attendance grants applications. There are a large number of grants available for young scientists/physicians/lab staff and ESCMID members, well worth applying for. The success rate has been around 80%. The grants c... read more

Top recruiting numbers for PED-MERMAIDS!

Entered on 30-11-2017

After steady recruitment in the summer months, September and October have seen a rise in the ARI patients presenting to the sites. We are pleased to say that this is being successfully translated into higher recruitment numbers for our study! September and October were by far the best recruiting months so far, and we have crossed the threshold of 200 patients last mon... read more

Successful ARI workshop @ERS Amsterdam

Entered on 16-11-2017

PREPARE WP9 in collaboration with WP1 - 3, 5 and 7, ERS and ECDC organized a successful workshop on managing acute respiratory infections pandemics in Amsterdam on 9-11 November, aimed at strengthening clinical preparedness to identification and management of outbreaks. Highlighting the need for and benefits of integrating clinical research responses with public ... read more

First public panel info meeting

Entered on 09-11-2017

WP1 held the first recruitment session of a public panel for PREPARE on 12th October at Chapter, a Community Arts Centre in Cardiff. A brief report is attached.  The purpose of the panel is to have an engaged and trained group of patient and public representatives who can be called on to give feedback to researchers as required. Two members of the panel have alr... read more

MERMAIDS-ARI season 3 begins!

Entered on 19-10-2017

Recruitment in the WP3 ARI observational study started on 1st October. Multiple sites have already reported recruiting their first patients and it is set to be a successful period of recruitment, with 34 sites currently open (see map).

Succesful second Preparedness exercise in Brussels

Entered on 12-10-2017

A second preparedness exercise to test and refine PREPARE’s Outbreak response capability took place on 3 October 2017 in Brussels, Belgium. The workshop was an opportunity for PREPARE partners to review and further develop PREPARE’s Outbreak Clinical Research Modes planning which details how PREPARE responds to severe infectious disease (ID) outbreaks that... read more

New PREPARE paper on pandemic-relevant studies

Entered on 02-10-2017

A new PREPARE paper on what members of the public think about taking part in pandemic-relevant studies

EARL webinar for GLoPID-R

Entered on 03-07-2017

Nina Gobat describes PREPARE’s work program in which they used social and behavioral sciences to assess ethical, administrative, regulatory and logistic (EARL) barriers to the rapid implementation of pandemic-relevant clinical research in Europe. The team worked alongside PREPARE clinical studies, currently delivered across community care and hospital networks,... read more

Registration now open for the Acute respiratory pandemics course

Entered on 22-05-2017

Registration is now open for the course on "Acute respiratory pandemics: How to plan for and manage", organised by PREPARE/ISARIC/ERS/ECDC. 9 - 11 Nov. 2017, Amsterdam  Registration: Euro 50 Bursaries and travel grants available. For further details on the course and to register:

PREPARE Fourth Annual Meeting in Lisbon

Entered on 08-05-2017

PREPARE had a successful General Assembly meeting in Lisbon on 4th May 2017 with mini-symposia of the clinical studies and an EARL interactive workshop. Presentations from the meeting can be found in the PREPARE member area after logging in.

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