APHES Summer Course

The Centre for Research on the Epidemiology of Disasters (CRED) at theUniversité catholique de Louvain is pleased to present the 2016 Summer Course on Assessing Public Health in Emergency Situations (APHES). This course is scheduled to take place on July 4-15, 2016 in Brussels, Belgium.

APHES Summer Course – Assessing Public Health in Emergency Situations

Belgium, 4-15 July 2016


The Centre for Research on the Epidemiology of Disaster will offer the APHES Course in English.
Venue: Université catholique de Louvain, Brussels, Belgium
Dates: 04-15 July 2016
Language: English
Organizer: The Centre for Research on the Epidemiology of Disaster
Deadline for submission of applications: May 31, 2016


This 2-week course aims to familiarize health professionals with epidemiological techniques to assess the health impacts of disasters and conflicts on affected communities.


Face-to-face classes will be given by international experts with extensive experience in humanitarian settings. These will be complemented by exercise sessions where the concepts taught will be put into practice.

Case-studies will be presented and simulation exercise will be held under the supervision and guidance of international experts. This will allow the students to put the knowledge acquired during the theoretical classes into practice.

Evaluation will be based on a written exam. A university certificate will be awarded to students who successfully complete the course.


This course is open middle career professionals with some experience in the humanitarian and emergency management sectors. Training and experience in public health, medicine, emergency response or related topics are required


We strive to have a diversified group of participants, balancing gender, organizational and geographical representation. Participant selection is based on the candidate’s profiles, examined through the application form and based on the requirement mentioned above.


- Dates : 4 July to 15 July 2016
- Location: Brussels, Belgium
- Participation fees: € 1750 Euros
  • Course registration fee covers coursework, printed materials, coffee breaks and lunches
  • If staying off campus, transportation both to-and-from the course venue is not included in the fees and must be arranged by the individual participant
  • Participant fee must be deposited and received by Centre for Research on Epidemiology of Disasters by June 15, 2016; otherwise, participation will be cancelled.
  • Reimbursement will not be made on cancellation after June 22, 2016.
- Language of the course: English – fluency in English is required.


Please complete the application form on the website www.aphes.be or contact us at the following address: contact@aphes.be by May 31, 2016.

ALL APPLICANTS will be informed about the decision by June 6, 2016. If you have not received an answer after that date, please contact us. Please make sure you include contact information (e-mail and phone number) you will have access to during those dates.

Note: more information on the course, along with the application form, is available in the official APHES Summer course website - www.aphes.be

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