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Register now for Reaching Out September 2018!

Entered on 25-05-2018

Reaching Out: a meeting to advance clinical research preparedness for infectious disease outbreaks The Global Research Collaboration for Infectious Disease Preparedness (GloPID-R) is the only network of major research funding organizations working on a global scale. The Platform for European Preparedness Against (Re-)emerging Epidemics (PREPARE) is building... read more

1000th patient recruited for MERMAIDS-ARI!

Entered on 29-03-2018

The acute respiratory infection study within MERMAIDS has recruited over 1000 patients. The 1000th patient was recruited in the Primary Care Network, Ireland by Kingston Medical Centre. ARI studies have recruited well this season, due to the increased influenza cases and the hard work at the recruiting sites. PED-MERMAIDS is now recruiting well with 340 participants... read more

3rd PREPARE Arbovirus workshop in Bucharest

Entered on 29-03-2018

The PREPARE Arbovirus workshop was held successfully last week (21 - 23 March) in beautiful Bucharest, Romania, for the third year running. In total, 112 clinicians, microbiologists and veterinarians from 26 different countries have taken part in the workshop, which is aimed at strengthening preparedness for the early identification and control of... read more

ALERRT epidemic research network launched in sub-Saharan Africa

Entered on 20-03-2018

A new clinical research and response network for epidemic infections has been launched in sub-Saharan Africa with the support of a €10 million grant from the European and Developing Countries Clinical Trials Partnership (EDCTP). Read the full article.    

'How to prepare for and manage an acute respiratory pandemic' highlights and presentations on VLC!

Entered on 01-02-2018

Highlights and presentations from the  recent course 'How to prepare for and manage an acute respiratory pandemic' organised jointly by PREPARE/ERS/ECDC/ISARIC are now available at the PREPARE Virtual Learning Centre. Key speakers from ECDC, ISARIC and PREPARE workpackages are featured.  This is an essential resource during this influenza epi... read more

Should flu symptoms be treated with antivirals in primary care?

Entered on 25-01-2018

PREPARE’s ALIC4E clinical trial is the only study that is currently randomising patients to receive antiviral treatment or not. This study will answer the question about whether Ostletamivir is clinically and/ or cost effective or not when treating primary care patents with influenza-like illness. A press release with more information about this exciting and inn... read more

What is PREPARE doing about this season’s flu?

Entered on 25-01-2018

PREPARE has released a communication brief updating stakeholders on our activities related to this season’s influenza activity. 

Over 1000 patients for MERMAIDS!

Entered on 21-12-2017

The MERMAIDS studies have now recruited over 1000 patients. The Acute Respiratory Infection study has recruited 666, the Arbovirus study has recruited 412 and the Pediatric study has recruited 237 participants. The study teams and the recruiting sites across Europe have done a fantastic job and we are looking forward to continuing this into 2018.

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

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