10th Basic Summer Course on Veterinary Epidemiology

06-09-2021 to 17-09-2021
Philip Joosten and Nunzio Sarnino
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Epidemiology in veterinary medicine is becoming increasingly important for many people active in veterinary practice, research, consultancy and organization and regulation of animal production.
The aim of this summer course is to make all participants familiar with the key aspects of veterinary epidemiology in a practical and applied manner. Upon completion of this course all participants should be familiar with all basic concepts of veterinary epidemiology, be capable of critically reading and understanding scientific literature and performing basic statistical and epidemiological analyses. Moreover, the participants should be ready to design surveillance, analytical or clinical studies and to critically analyse the results. Furthermore, the participants will be introduced to several aspects of more advanced epidemiological tools.
The course will be organized as a two-week summer course (6 September – 17 September 2021) consisting of 10 course days. Every day will be filled with a mixture of theoretical training and practical applications. At the end of the course there will be the possibility to participate in a "take-home" exam. An online course (5- 10 hours, depending on your prior knowledge on working with R) will be offered as a pre-workshop for the statistical part within the course. In total, this summer course will count for 3 ECTS points.
The course will be thought by different experienced lecturers with ample theoretical and practical knowledge


The course fee is €1500. For PhD students, members of the Flemish society of Veterinary Epidemiology and Economics (VEE) as well as residents or interns of a European College (member of EBVS) the fee is reduced to €1200. (extra information on funding at the bottom of this page)
The registration fee includes:

  • All theoretical and practical courses
  • The book “Veterinary Epidemiologic Research” (Dohoo, Martin, Stryhn)
  • All course notes
  • Coffee and lunches during all course days


Registration can be done at the following link:

After completing the procedure, you will receive a confirmation email..
Deadline for registration is 8 August 2021.
In this phase, no payment is required. An invoice will be sent to all participants after registration has closed.


Due to the current COVID situation, we will have to wait and see if organizing this event will be feasible. A final decision will be made in the week after registration has closed. If the summer course has to be postponed to 2022, , participants will have the possibility to cancel their registration with full reimbursement or to keep their tickets for the 2022 edition.