9th Meeting of the Measles Rubella Reference Laboratories of the WHO European Region



WHO/Europe convened this technical meeting on 10–11 March 2014 to review the status and performance of the European Measles Rubella Laboratory Network (Labnet), particularly in the context of approaching measles and rubella elimination.

The meeting addressed particular issues related to accreditation, contribution of Labnet to the verification process, molecular epidemiology, molecular external quality assessment and seroprevalence studies. It provided participants the opportunity to review progress, challenges and lessons learnt and discuss solutions and future plans.