“Surgery hours” for policy & decision makers.

The so-called “RISKSUR Surveillance surgeries”, a webinar series, were organized with the aim of providing an (online) venue for the presentation and discussion of pertinent surveillance issues and questions, with open access to scientists, community and Member States policy makers, as well as industry.
SAFOSO was responsible for their organization and dissemination with the RISKSUR consortium contributing to content and delivery as needed. In total, 6 surgeries were delivered during the project life-time, via Adobe Connect®. Gerdien van Schaik (GD, NL) acted as the moderator throughout the series.
Topics were identified by the RISKSUR consortium, during the regular monthly management meetings. These topics included issues as diverse as African Swine Fever (ASF) or Antimicrobial resistance (AMR) surveillance (see list below). The last two surgeries were used to disseminate the surveillance design and evaluation tools developed by the consortium (Table 1).
In a first step, individual stakeholders that had been identified at the beginning of the project were invited to attend. Closer to the actual date, announcements about the upcoming surgery were posted on the project LinkedIn group and website…

Below is the link to the document