Second International Course on Epidemiological Principles & Methods

The course was held on 3-14 April 2010, the main organizers were the International Epidemiological Association and Research Chair for Epidemiology, Public health & Environment at College of Medicine, King Saud University, Riyadh, Saudi Arabia, in collaboration with King Faisal Specialist Hospital & Research Centre and the Saudi Epidemiological Association.

The course was facilitated by 5 international speakers and 7 local instructors from renowned public health and hygiene schools and research centers of 5 different countries, namely: New Zealand, United Kingdom, Italy, Kingdom of Saudi Arabia and Egypt. The course had multinational participation of 60 participants from 15 different countries including: Australia, Bahrain, Cyprus, Denmark, Egypt, India, Kuwait, Lebanon, Nigeria, Oman, Pakistan, Papua NewGuinea, Saudi Arabia, Sudan, Syria and Yemen. Eighteen participants were sponsored, fully  or partially, by the Saudi Ministry of Health - Field Epidemiology Training Program (6), Executive Board of the Health Ministers' Gulf Cooperation Council States (5), King Saud University (5) and the Saudi Epidemiology Association (2).