MOOD Final Workshop

MOOD project (Monitoring Outbreaks for Disease Surveillance) aims to strengthen epidemic intelligence (EI) capacities at European public and animal health (PH/AH) institutions by fostering the early detection, verification, and assessment of new and emerging (zoonotic) infectious diseases. This is achieved by integrating data from many sources, including climate, environment, socio-demographics, and surveillance data, and developing tools into a single, free-access platform. The MOOD platform offers access to diverse datasets, tools and models for effective EI management.

An initial user-needs assessment at the project start drove the platform’s main aim and development. This was followed by several iterations of participatory development, i.e.,  “learning loops.” As a final step in participatory development, a face-to-face user workshop will showcase the MOOD platform and discuss future improvements and use.



  • Showcase  the MOOD platform to end-users and practitioners i.e., public and veterinary health practitioners, staff of international organizations, scientists and modellers.
  • Collect feedback from the users/practitioners regarding the usefulness of platform.
  • Collect feedback from the users/practitioners regarding the disease models and their use in the daily practice of users.
  • Identify new challenges and needs related to monitoring, assessment and analysis of disease threats.

Program - Version 1

Venue - Institute of Tropical Medicine

Institute of Tropical Medicine, Nationalestraat 155, Antwerp, Belgium.


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