Social media has become a primary communication tool globally and within communities. It can be both a source of information, for example for infectious diseases surveillance, or a tool for Public Health authorities to communicate quickly with the public, e.g. to relay public health messages during unusual events/outbreaks. Currently there are different social media platforms however their singularities and functionalities are not always well known to epidemiologists and public health microbiologists.

To the request of some of its members during the General Assembly in 2018, the EPIET Alumni Network (EAN) is organising a two-day workshop on "Social media for Public Health professionals".


Dates: Saturday 31 August and Sunday 1 September 2019

Location: National Institute of Public Health, Prague, Czech Republic - map.

Accommodation and travel arrangements: to be made by each participant.

Provisional programme

Please see the provisional programme attached.


Registration is now open to both EAN and non-EAN members. The workshop will have limited capacity and seats will be assigned upon a first-come, first-serve basis.  There are only a few places remaining - register NOW.

Registration fee (including coffee breaks/lunch):

  • EAN members (with up-to-date EAN membership fee) = €35
  • Non-EAN members = €60

Registration process:

  • Complete registration form - click here
  • The EAN Board will allocate you a place and provide you payment details
  • Your place is confirmed if payment is received within 10 days