The Nordic Society for Veterinary Epidemiology (NOSOVE) is an informal organization with the vision of advancing veterinary epidemiology. The volunteering board aim to fulfill the vision by providing courses and opportunities to socialise and strengthen the network among post graduate students, researchers and others with an interest in epidemiology. Events are presented through the society network (blogspot).
NOSOVE started in 1988 as a collaboration between the Nordic countries Denmark, Finland, Iceland, Norway and Sweden, and has expanded to include the Baltic countries, but welcome members and participants from all countries.

Wednesday 16 March 2016

NOSOVE course 2016, 18-20 July in Turku, Finland

NOSOVE organizes an international course 
to veterinarians, epidemiologists,
medical doctors, biologists, media representatives, 
and others interested in the topics.

Time: Monday 18.07.2016 – Wednesday 20.07.2016
Venue: Koulu, Eerikinkatu 18, Turku, Finland

Participation fee:
250 € for the whole course, including lunches, coffees, course dinner, and diploma.
Or 80 € for Monday only, including lunch, afternoon coffee, and diploma.

Language of the course: English.
Preparations for the course: Voluntary pre-reading will be suggested, bringing a laptop is useful.

Deadline for registration: 15.05.2016.
Register by sending an email to with the following information:
First name
Last name
Phone number
Special dietary requests
Do you register for the whole course or for Monday only
Anything else you wish to tell the organizers

The course is organized if the minimum number of participants is exceeded. The number of participants is limited, and priority is given to those attending the whole course and those registering early.
The registrations will be confirmed by 20.05.2016, with instructions regarding paying the participation fee. The deadline of the payments will be 15.06.2016.


Arvo Viltrop

Ruska Rimhanen-Finne
DVM, PhD, Adjunct prof.

Viktor Zöldi
MSc, PhD

Francesca Latronico

Pikka Jokelainen

Brian Lassen
MSc, PhD

NOSOVE course 2016, Turku, Finland

Monday 18.07.2016

11:45 – 12:00                          Gathering at the venue (PJ)
13:00 – 14:30                          Welcome to the course (PJ)
African swine fever in the Baltic area – update, epidemiology and lessons learnt, from the Estonian perspective (AV)
15:00 – 17:00                          African swine fever, continued

Tuesday 19.07.2016

08:30 – 10:00                         Zoonosis surveillance and outbreak investigations at the National Institute for Health and Welfare, Finland (RRH)
10:30 – 12:00                          Parasitic outbreaks in Finland (VZ)                           Surveillance of human parasitic infections                 in Finland (FL) 
13:00 – 14:30                          Case-study on trichinellosis (VZ, FL, RRH)
15:00 – 17:00                          Case-study continued

19:00 –                                    Course dinner

Wednesday 20.07.2016

08:30 – 10:00                         Foodborne zoonotic parasites – parasites from the environment (BL) and tissues (PJ), with emphasis on One Health epidemiology
10:30 – 12:00                         Workshop on the officials-media-research balance of zoonotic parasites, using a multicriteria ranking approach (PJ, BL)
13:00 – 14:30                         Workshop continues
Wrap-up and take-home-messages
14:45 – 17:00                          NOSOVE General Assembly Meeting                       followed by NOSOVE Board Meeting

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