PULSE Emerging Viral Disease Trial

The first PULSE trial was successfully organized on 30 June – 1 July 2016 at  the National Institute for Infectious Diseases Lazzaro Spallanzani in Rome, Italy. The trial, whose main goal was to demonstrate and test the tools developed under the PULSE project, simulated the spread of a new pandemic respiratory virus. The event, organized as an extended PULSE Table Top Exercise, has actively involved key actors with responsibilities into the management of the emergency situations from WHO, ECDC, national and regional authorities and representatives of hospitals.