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PREPARE third annual meeting Madrid

Entered on 04-11-2015

The 3d PREPARE annual meeting will take place on 20–21 April 2016 in Madrid, Spain. In the last year an enormous progress has been made. Therefore we are looking forward to meet with our colleagues and discuss results and further steps.

Great success for PREPARE on the ERS congress

Entered on 16-10-2015

A taster video was made to summarize our presentations at the ERS congress in Amsterdam (26-30 September 2015). All presentations are now available on the Virtual Learning Centre. Menno de Jong, Marion Koopmans, Theo Verheij and Ab Osterhaus did a great job at the PREPARE Postgraduate Course on ‘Emerging infectious diseases and pandemics. Gernot Roh... read more

Recommendations by Chris Butler (ALIC4E) regarding the use of antivirals during a pandemic

Entered on 16-10-2015

Together with the Wellcome Trust, Professor Chris Butler and his team reviewed all recent evidence on the use of Tamiflu during a flu pandemic. Read his recommendations on the use of antivirals on the BBC website or download the full article.

Ebola medals for Oxford Research Team

Entered on 02-10-2015

On the 17th of September 2015, ISARIC and PREPARE WP3 leader Peter Horby brought together the collective knowledge of the team who implemented two clinical trials of experimental therapeutics under the Rapide platform during the recent West Africa Ebola epidemic. Thirty scientists were awarded the Ebola Medal for Service in West Africa. The ceremony, covered... read more

EU research project guide

Entered on 28-08-2015

The European Respiratory Society and European Lung Foundation developed an EU Research project guide to promote EU funded respiratory projects including PREPARE within EU and within patient groups. Click here to see the PDF.

PREPARE launches new virtual learning platform

Entered on 05-06-2015

A new open access learning platform has been developed by ERS as part of PREPARE. The new Virtual Learning Platform explores the activities of the projects’ work packages, details current PREPARE trials, links through to relevant publications and provides a forum for discussion. Access the PREPARE Virtual Learning Platform

Who-is-Who: The people behind the project

Entered on 15-04-2015

In order to stimulate communication and increase transparency across the different workpackages, PREPARE created a "Who is who"-brochure including a short description of it's members and their tasks within PREPARE.   Download the "Who is who"-brochure

Preparedness for Admission of patients with suspected ebola virus disease in European hospitals: a survey, August - September 2014

Entered on 15-01-2015

In response to the Ebola virus disease (EVD) outbreak in West Africa, the World Health Organization has advised all nations to prepare for the detection, investigation and management of confirmed and suspected EVD cases in order to prevent further spread through international travel. To gain insights into the state of preparedness of European hospitals, an electronic ... read more

De pijnlijke lessen van ebola. Wetenschappelijke kennis komt te laat.

Entered on 29-10-2014

Read the interview with Jean-Luc Murk and Marc Bonten about the challenges ebola brings to science and the answers PREPARE provides in the Dutch magazine 'NTVG'.              

Clinical trials for Ebola vaccin starting soon in West Africa

Entered on 29-09-2014

For the very first time, candidate Ebola treatments are to be assessed for efficacy and safety in humans with Ebola. Collaboration with multiple partners around the world, including the International Severe Acute Respiratory and Emerging Infections Consortium (ISARIC), the University of Oxford, Médecins Sans Frontières (MSF), the World Health Organizatio... read more

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