When: 23 June – 1 July 2005.

Where: Skjoldenaesholm’s Castle on Sjaelland, Denmark.

Who: PhD students, research-minded infectious disease doctors and microbiologists, as well as others with an interest in the epidemiology of infections.

What: The course will emphasise new aspects of the spread of infectious diseases in developed countries and their long-term consequences. Particular focus will be put on more advanced methods and new ways to study causation and risk factor associations. We will address issues related to the study of longitudinal data, counting processes and transmission dynamic modelling. Course language: English.

Format: Accomodation on site, with a mixture of cathedral lectures, practical examinations, class room discussions, and computer laboratory exercises. Disease-specific topics will be covered in special evening sessions by invited speakers.

Course organisers: Prof. Mads Melbye, Division of Epidemiology, Statens Serum Institut, Copenhagen, and Prof. Johan Giesecke, Swedish Institute for Infectious Disease Control, Stockholm, Sweden.

Faculty: Researchers from the London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine, UK; the Centers for Disease Control, USA, National Institutes of Health, USA, and Nordic infectious disease epidemiologists.

Course secretary: Annemette Kristensen.

Course fee: The tuition is DKK 3,500 (none for Baltic or Russian participants). Travel expenses (at lowest standard cost) are reimbursed.

Application: Annemette Kristensen, Division of Epidemiology, Statens Serum Institut, Artillerivej 5, DK-2300 Copenhagen S, Denmark. Phone: +45 3268 3164, fax: +45 3268 3165,
e-mail:abk@ssi.dk. Reasons for applying should be stated, and the application include a short CV (2 pages), description of current research project (1 page), plus an indication of overall research interests (1 page)

Closing date for applications: 14 March 2005.