Professional Training

China Field Epidemiology Training Programme for Veterinarians
Directed and conducted by Professor Dirk Pfeiffer

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Professor Pfeiffer has directed and taught since 2010 together with colleagues from Royal Veterinary College the China Field Epidemiology Training Course for Veterinarians (CFETPV) which is coordinated by the Food and Agriculture Organization, Beijing Office, and China Animal Health and Epidemiology Centre, Qingdao, China. This course fulfils a key role in developing epidemiology capacity in Mainland China’s veterinary service.

It has up until now trained 180 veterinarians from 31 Chinese provinces and five national institutes in a one-month introductory epidemiology course, held every 2 years. From this larger group, a subset of 100 veterinarians (divided into cohorts of about 20) participated in the 2-year FETPV training program. From these CFETPV graduates, 15 are now involved as trainers and been trained in teaching methods.

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CFETPV trainees have carried out 167 short training courses, reaching over 10,000 people, at their workplaces. In addition, 7 FETPV-Executive training courses have been held for senior staff from provinces and national animal health agencies to sensitize them for the utility of epidemiology capacity within their organizations. CFETPV trainees have conducted over 80 outbreak investigations, 150 epidemiological studies and many case studies, posters and conference presentations, based on animal health problems relevant to China.

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Other Professional Trainings

Title/Purpose Location Date Center Member
Training in Applied Epidemiology for Animal Health Management for senior technical staff of Animal Disease Prevention and Control Centre (ACDC) Beijing, China Aug 29, 2017 Professor Dirk Pfeiffer
Epidemiology Training Workshop for Senior Animal Health Management Staff in Viet Nam Ho Chi Minh City and Hanoi, Vietnam Sep 19 2017 and Sep 21, 2017 Professor Dirk Pfeiffer
Workshop on “Value Chain Analysis & Outbreak Investigation” for staff of Agrifood & Veterinary Authority, Singapore Singapore July 12, 2018 Professor Dirk Pfeiffer
Post-ISVEE workshop “A hands-on workshop on network analysis and modelling for epidemiologists” Chiang Mai, Thailand Nov 17-19, 2018 Professor Dirk Pfeiffer
FAO-coordinated Epidemiology Training Workshop for Senior Animal Health Management Staff in Viet Nam Ho Chi Minh City and Ha Noi, Viet Nam Dec 11 and Dec 12, 2018 Professor Dirk Pfeiffer
Veterinary epidemiology training course for South Korean Government’s Animal and Plant Quarantine Agency (APQA) Gimcheon-si, South Korea July 9-12, 2019 Professor Dirk Pfeiffer
Veterinary epidemiology module -week 1 as part of MSc in Veterinary Medicine course of the College of Veterinary Medicine at the Harbin Veterinary Research Institute of the Chinese Academy of Agricultural Sciences (CAAS) Harbin, China Oct 29 – Nov 1, 2019 Professor Dirk Pfeiffer
Veterinary epidemiology module -week 2 as part of MSc in Veterinary Medicine course of the College of Veterinary Medicine at the Harbin Veterinary Research Institute of the Chinese Academy of Agricultural Sciences (CAAS) Harbin, China Dec 3 -6, 2019 Professor Dirk Pfeiffer