EPI-Net: Epidemiologic network

EPI-Net harmonizes and connects various European systems of disease surveillance. The aim is to increase our collective scientific knowledge about the distribution and determinants of serious bacterial infections in Europe.

EPI-Net maps and organizes available surveillance systems in Europe. The project will establish a network of experts from academia, public health agencies, research/health foundations, and industry.

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.

EPI-Net aims to:

  • inform current and future ND4BB efforts by identifying and cataloguing 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.

Key members

  • Abdel Oualim

    EFPIA / Sanofi

  • Andreas Voss

    Research physician / Academic / Radboud UMC

  • Anne Thérèse Witschi

    EFPIA / Basilea

  • Christine Luxemburger

    EFPIA / Sanofi

  • Cuong Vuong

    Scientist / 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