First Conference

PENAPH First Technical Workshop Well Attended

Colleagues, the First Technical Workshop was a success with 90 participants and a full three-day program of high quality presentations. The organizing committee wishes to thank Chiang Mai University and all the presenters for making the event so great. We will be posting most of the presentations as PDFs after the Holidays. For now, the conference photo is below.

Group Photo

See,  Workshop presentations here

See workshop report here, Participatory epidemiology network for animal and public health: Proceedings of the first technical workshop, Chiang Mai, Thailand, 11-13 December 2012


Draft Agenda

Download the draft copy of the agenda here

Day 1
9:00-9:20am     Welcome by the Dean of CMU and the PENAPH Coordinator
9:20-9:50am     Keynote address     Dr. Marta Martinez, OIE: Rabies Control – A One Health Model
9:50-10:30am    Scientific presentations
A.E. Wright:    Perspective of PE in the Investigation of Zoonotic Disease Percetpion in the Van Gujjar Community of Northern India
N. Nantima:    Participatory Disease Searching Using Participatory Epidemiology Techniques in Agro-Pastoral and Pastoral Areas of Mbarara District in Uganda
10:30-11:00am    Break
11:00-12:30pm    Scientific presentations
D.D. Wako:    Use of Participatory Epidemiology to Study Camel Diseases in Northern Kanya: Achievements and Challenges – Innovative presentation
N. Antoine-Moussiaux:    Participatory Approaches for Evaluating Surveillance Systems: Insights from a Training-Related Study from Vietnam
B. Olutayo:    Eight Years (2004-2012) of Teaching Participatory Epidemiology  at the University of Ibadan, Nigeria    42
S.A. Anzaku    Participatory Epidemiological Studies of Newcastle Disease in Rural Poultry in the Federal Capital Territory, Abuja, Nigeria
12:30-1:30pm    Lunch
1:30-2:00pm    Interactive poster presentations 1
Abstract no. 2,7,23,41,52,54,55
2:00-3:30pm    Discussion forum 1
Criteria for useful PE evaluations
3:30-4:00pm    Break
4:00-5:30pm    Scientific presentations
C. Jost:    Assessing the Accuracy of a Clinical Outbreak Definition for Highly Pathogenic Avian Influenza (HPAI) – Innovative presentation
J. Erales:    Development of a Community-based Syndromic Livestock Health Recording System for Animal Disease Surveillance in Silvo-pastoral Production Systems in Mexico
D.N. Mwapu:    Detection of Transboundary Animal Diseases Using Participatory Disease Surveillance in Plateau State, Nigeria
M. Tetui:    Exploration of Community Perceived Risk Factors for Diarrheal Diseases in Busanna Sub-county, Kayunga District Using Pariticipatory Epidemiology Methods

Day 2
   Scientific presentations
F. Goutard:    Participatory Epidemiology: A Tool to Evaluate Impacts of Foot-and-Mouth Disease Among Livestock Owners in Cambodia – Innovative presentation
E.S. Swai:    Using Participatory Epidemiology Tools to Investigate Contagious Caprine Pleuropneumonia (CCPP) in Maasai Flocks, Northern Tanzania
I.W. Musa:    Clinical Application of Matrix Scoring and Comparison of Participatory Epidemiology with Conventional Research Methods in Two States of Nigeria
C. Calba:    Adaptation of a Participatory Tool for the Evaluation of Village Animal Health Workers    13
10:30-11:00am    Break
11:00-12:30pm    Scientific presentations
J. Berezowski:    The Canadian Swine Health Intelligence Network – Innovative presentation
L. Srikitjakarn:    A Model for Avian Influenza Control Using Participatory Tools Suitable for Village Conditions in Rural Area of Thailand
T.S. Ahmed:    Detection of Highly Pathogenic Avian Influenza Outbreak using Pariticipatory Epidemiology Techniques – Niger State, Nigeria, 2009
M.O. Soleye:    A Participatory Assessment of Disease Burden, Morbidity and Mortality from Five Priority Livestock Diseases in Nigeria
12:30-1:30pm    Lunch
1:30-2:00pm    Interactive poster presentations 2
Abstract no. 4,19,32,40,49,22
2:00-3:30pm    Discussion forum 2
Facilitator:    Participatory Methods in Surveillance, One Health and Ecohealth
3:30-4:00pm    Break
4:00-5:30pm    Scientific presentations
N. Antoine-Moussiaux:    A Participatory Methodology to Assess the Local Factors Influencing the Performances of Avian Influenza Surveillance Network in Northern Vietnam – Innovative presentation
F. Unger:    Participatory Planning, Implementation and Evaluation of a Zoonosis Control Research Project in Kenya
M.B. Bolajoko:    Participatory Rural Appraisal of Livestock Diseases among Fulani Community, Barkin Ladi Local Government Area, Plateau State, Nigeria
M. Ali:    Participatory Impact Assessment of Animal Health Through Collective Action to Enhance the Stake of Equine-Owning Communities

Day 3  
9:00-10:30am    Scientific presentations
P. Woods:    Community Health Education and Perceived Incentives Increase Demand for  Brucellosis Testing – Innovative presentation
A. Delabouglise:    The Social Dimension of Animal Health Surveillance System: An Interdisciplinary Approach of Social Pressure in the Process of Disease Reporting in Northern Thailand
R. Duboz:    Companion Modelling and Participatory Epidemiology
P. Pato:    Classical and Participatory Epidemiology of Canine Rabies in Lome Commune in 2012
10:30-11:00am    Break
11:00-12:30pm    Scientific presentations
S. Fevre:    Using Narrative Approaches to Assess Animal and Community Health Interventions in Laos: Most Significant Change – Innovative presentation
C. Jost:    Using a Participatory Approach to Characterize HPAI Outbreaks in Indonesian Village Poultry
J.L. Coffin:    Using One Health and Participatory Epidemiology to Assess Impacts of Anthrax on the Human-Animal Interface in Rural Uganda
T.J. Beyenne:    Foot-and-Mouth Disease in the Borena Plateau: Vaccination Benefit-Cost Analysis, Ethiopia
12:30-1:30pm    Lunch
1:30-2:50pm    Scientific presentations
S.N. Ali:    Participatory Impact Study of Peste des Petits Ruminants in Pakistan
N. Nantima:    Results of Participatory Active Surveillance for Highly Pathogenic Avian Influenza in Uganda
C.N. Okell:    Perceptions of the Impact of Deworming Activity in the Emergency Drought Response, Northern Kenya, 2011
B. Lubwama:    Using Participatory Epidemiological Techniques to Establish the Factors Associated with the Typhoid Fever and Gut Perforation Outbreak in Communities of of Kasese District, Uganda
2:50-3:15pm    Break
3:15-4:45pm    Discussion forum 3
Facilitator:    Future Directions for PE and PENAPH – Members views and feedback
4:45-5:00pm    Closing    Dr. Lertrak


Call for abstracts and discussion topics

PENAPH Technical Workshop,  Chiang Mai, Thailand, December 11-13 2012

The Participatory Epidemiology Network for Animal and Public Health (PENAPH) is a partnership of organizations and individuals that seek to facilitate the continued development and application of participatory methods in epidemiology. PENAPH partners include animal health and public health partners committed to one health and ecohealth approaches. The overall goal of PENAPH is to enhance epidemiological services in the developing world by making them more representative of and responsive to the needs of beneficiaries.

PENAPH will be holding a technical workshop to bring together trainers, practitioners and others interested in Participatory Epidemiology (PE) and its applications in animal health, one health and ecohealth. The organization of the workshop is supported by a grant to ILRI from the Rockefeller Foundation through the Empowering National and Regional Stakeholders Grant. The Veterinary Public Health Centre for Asia Pacific (VPHCAP) at the Faculty of Veterinary Medicine, Chiang Mai University has graciously agreed to host the meeting in Chiang Mai, Thailand. The program activities include keynote speeches and presentations of papers, discussion forums, poster sessions and social events. Discussion forums, oral and poster presentations will be given in English. Electronic proceedings will be produced that contain the papers presented and results of discussion forums.

More details and communications concerning the Technical Workshop will be posted on this website and broadcast by E-mail to PENAPH members.

Call for abstracts

Abstracts are warmly invited for both oral and poster presentations at the 2012 PENAPH Technical Workshop. Please submit abstracts on work related to any of the following topics:

  • Participatory Epidemiology: lessons learned and perspectives – what worked, what didn’t, why and how?
  • Methods for assessment and evaluation of surveillance programs that include Participatory Disease Surveillance
  • Validation of participatory tools in epidemiology and comparison of Participatory Epidemiology with conventional research methods
  • How to integrate Participatory Epidemiology and Participatory Disease Surveillance with conventional research and surveillance methods in animal health, one health and ecohealth?
  • Participatory impact assessment of health related activities
  • Innovative approaches from qualitative and semi-quantitative research methods in fields other than animal health, one health & eco-health (e.g. social sciences, human epidemiology, or public health).

The deadline for submission of abstracts is 1st July 2012. All abstracts submitted will be reviewed by the Scientific Committee of the PENAPH Technical Workshop. All authors will be contacted by 15th August 2012 and informed if their submission has been selected as an oral or poster presentation at the PENAPH Technical Workshop. The presenting author must register for the workshop by 30th September 2012.

For more information about the abstract submission and requirements download the abstract template

Call for discussion forums

PENAPH is seeking suggestions for topics to be discussed at the 2012 Technical Workshop. The discussions are intended to provide opportunities for workshop participants to better understand the theory and practical applications of PE, to gain new knowledge and insight about PE, and to interact with other PE practitioners from around the world.

Submit suggested topics by sending a comment to the Technical Workshop Organizing Committee on this workshop page ( Suggestions for discussion topics should include a clear question and a short background statement to provide context for the question. If possible it would be helpful to provide 1-2 key learning objectives for the discussion and suggestions for a facilitator who will be able to help frame the discussion.

All facilitators and discussion participants must register for the workshop. Final selection of the discussion topics will be done by the Technical Workshop Scientific Committee.


A limited number of stipends for participants from developing countries are funded through the Empowering National and Regional Stakeholders Project. Participants from developing countries who have a paper or poster accepted and do not have an on-going sponsoring project for their work will be given priority.

Projects active in the area of PE are encouraged to support participants to the workshop as an opportunity to share their findings. Information on projected costs for self-funded participants will be made available in a second announcement.

Under the Empowering National and Regional Stakeholder Project, a call for applications for mentored field studies was completed and those projects that have been funded are required to submit an abstract for presentation at the workshop. The mentored field study abstracts will be reviewed in the same process as all other submissions and those that are selected as oral presentations will receive support to attend the workshop.

Please share the information with interested colleagues and watch the PENAPH site for more news and announcements!

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