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EPI-Net

Epidemiologic network
A European network to harmonise and connect various European systems of disease surveillance, by linking clinical, microbiologic, and public health data. EPI-Net maps and organizes available surveillance systems in Europe. EPI-Net will complement the general COMBACTE-NET backbone by strengthening our ability to monitor the spread of healthcare-associated infections and antibiotic resistance across Europe.

The project will establish a network of experts from academia, public health agencies, research/health foundations, and industry. EPI-Net aims to inform current and future ND4BB efforts by identifying and cataloging on-going epidemiological research studies or surveillance activities, develop a consensus program and homogenous approach on current and future epidemiological surveillance strategies in Europe; address research needs to support antibacterial drug development by pursuing agreements to receive, store, and analyze study data from COMBACTE and external data sources.

EPI-Net One Health Platform

In 2018 EPI-Net launched the first-of-its-kind European platform that connects various national and international European surveillance systems for infections and outbreaks due to antibiotic resistant bacteria by linking microbiologic and epidemiological data. The platform allows greater insights into distribution of serious bacterial infections in the human and animal populations across the continent.

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Improving our monitoring abilities

Linking clinical, microbiological and public health data allows greater insight. This improves our ability to monitor the spread of healthcare-associated infections and antibiotic resistance across Europe.

Key members

  • Abdel Oualim

    EFPIA / Sanofi

  • Andreas Voss

    Research physician / Academic / Radboud University Medical Center

  • Anne Thérèse Witschi

    EFPIA / Basilea

  • Christine Luxemburger

    EFPIA / Sanofi

  • Cuong Vuong

    Work Package Co-Lead / EFPIA / AiCuris Anti-infective Cures GmbH

  • Evelina Tacconelli

    Academic leader / UKT Eberhard Karls Universität Tübingen

  • Gabriele Dold-Ghadar

    Academic / UKT Eberhard Karls Universität Tübingen

  • Giuseppe Marasca

    Academic / UKT Eberhard Karls Universität Tübingen

  • Irith Wiegand

    Scientist / EFPIA / AiCuris Anti-infective Cures GmbH

  • Jessica Price

    EFPIA / MedImmune

  • Jesús Rodríguez-Baño

    Academic / Hospital Universitario Virgen Macarena

  • Katrin Spohn

    Academic / UKT Eberhard Karls Universität Tübingen