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The European College of Veterinary Public Health (ECPVH) organizes a residency training for obtaining a Diplomate of Veterinary Public Health with specialization in "Food Science" or "Population Medicine". Residents complete a three year training program including courses on different topics as well as their own research projects. Alternatively, extra-occupational residency programs are possible. The training ends with examinations to become a Diplomate of ECVPH.

Currently, two 50%-positions for the residency program exist within the institute. The training at the institute takes place under the umbrella of the ECVPH platform Berlin in cooperation with other research institutions in Berlin.

Further information on ECVPH: www.ecvph.org. Information regarding the institute's residency program can be obtained from the head of institute. Please notice also respective job advertisements.

Residents in Berlin learn together

The Federal Institute for Risk Assessment (Bundesinstitut für Risikobewertung; BfR) and the Faculty of Veterinary Medicine FU Berlin are in the future jointly taking part in educating residents of the European College Veterinary Public Health (ECVPH). Local networks between diplomats and residents facilitate access to continuing education, for example through discounts in registration fees for conferences in Berlin or through offering courses or seminars especially for residents. The platform is also useful for the development and implementation of the individual residency programs and for identifying a suitable advisor for current and future residents. Furthermore, the continuous exchange of information between diplomats and residents facilitates successful completion of the program and preparation for the final exams.

Diplomats of BfR and FU Berlin organize the Platform together and build the board. The council consists of diplomats, active residents and associated partners. Other partners in Berlin and surrounding areas are invited to become part of the platform and participate in its activities.

The platform organizes biannual meetings, where participants report about courses, the program and annual reports. Additionally, half-day workshops about relevant topics are organized regularly. Furthermore, the platform offers courses over several days with external lecturers. A current overview about these and other events is displayed below.
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There are two 50% positions available at the Institute for Veterinary Epidemiology and Biostatistics for the participation in the residency program.

Contact person:

Prof. Marcus Doherr (FU Berlin)

Prof. Matthias Greiner (BfR Berlin)

Workshop on Applied Animal Health Economics

will be held in Berlin, Germany, from

Wednesday June 15 to Friday June 17, 2022.

Participants will learn the basic concepts of animal health economics and will develop an understanding for the economic models used to calculate costs and benefits of animal diseases and veterinary interventions at the farm and population level. There will be a combination of lectures, discussions as well as exercises. The course will be held by international experts in the field of animal health economics, Dr. Barbara Häsler & Dr. Jörn Gethmann.

The workshop will consist of four parts:

(a)    Introduction into the methodological concepts and definitions of (animal health) economics

(b)    Disease impact assessment

(c)    Application of AHE principles and models to animal diseases and veterinary interventions at the farm level

(d)    Application of AHE principles and models to animal disease outbreaks and disease control measures at the population level

The workshop is hosted by the Institute for Veterinary Epidemiology and Biostatistics, Freie Universität Berlin, and supported by the ECVPH Plattform Berlin. The course will start on Wednesday morning and finish Friday around lunch time. The overall cost of the workshop will be 100,- € including course materials, meals and a delighting evening event in the beautiful city of Berlin. Accommodation is not included. Travel grants are available from the ECVPH for residents in good standing. Residents who have not sent in their annual progress report from the previous year cannot receive any financial support from the Council to attend any resident workshop.

We are looking forward to a great time with interesting lectures and discussion. Please register online, if you would like to participate. For more information on the workshop or help to find an accommodation, please do not hesitate to contact us (roswitha.merle@fu-berlin.de).