ESCMID Conference on Escherichia coli: An Old Friend with New Tidings

20 - 22 November 2013, Barcelona, Spain

Conference material

All conference materials (slides, webcasts) can be found in the ESCMID Online Lecture Library

Conference Objectives

Participants attending this workshop will learn about the pathogenesis, clinical aspects and treatment of the infections caused by Escherichia coli. In addition, an update on the current mechanisms of resistance to different antimicrobial agents and the transference of resistant determinants in E. coli will be presented.

Call for Abstracts
  1. Abstracts may be submitted only by email to the   before 1st October 2013.
  2. All abstracts must be submitted and presented in English using UK English spelling.
  3. Abstracts must contain original material neither published nor presented elsewhere prior to 20 November 2013.
  4. Please structure your abstract using the following headings:
  5. The abstract text may not be longer than 2,500 characters, including spaces. Tables, charts and other graphics are permitted and must be in JPG or GIF format and of high resolution.
  6. Authors will be notified of acceptance by 1st November 2013 by email.
Conference Venue

Esther Koplowitz Centre (Esteve Auditorium)
Rosselló Street, 149-153
08036 Barcelona

Target Audience

The conference is targeted to approximately 100 participants including microbiologists, basic research scientists, infectious disease physicians and epidemiologists.

Registration Procedure

Please download the registration form (see link on the right) and return it to the conference secretariat.

Registration Fee

ESCMID Members

  • Before and on 20 September 2013: EUR 300
  • After 20 September 2013: EUR 400

Non Members

  • Before and on 20 September 2013: EUR 500
  • After 20 September 2013: EUR 600

The registration fee includes the scientific sessions, printed conference material, lunches and coffee breaks, but not travel and accommodation costs.

ESCMID Attendance Grants

ESCMID provides a number of attendance grants preferentially for ESCMID “young scientist members”. The grant covers the registration fee, but not travel or accommodation costs. Please submit your application before 20 September 2013 online on this website (follow the link on the right). Applicants will be informed about their acceptance by 4 October 2013.

Please note that attendance grant application does not include registration for the course. Please register separately with the form supplied on the right.

Scientific Secretariat

Dr Sara M. Soto
CEK building
Roselló, 149-153
08036 Barcelona, Spain
Phone: +34 93 2275400  ext. 4569

Administrative Secretariat

Ruth Arjona
Hospital Clinic of Barcelona
Villarroel, 170
08036 Barcelona, Spain
Phone: +34 93 2275522

Scientific Programme
Wednesday, 20 November 2013




Giuseppe Cornaglia (Verona, IT)

Pathogenesis I
15.15Biofilm of E.coli (Ute Römling, Stockholm, SE)
15.45Pathogenesis of neonatal sepsis by E.coli (Sara Soto, Barcelona, ES)
16.15Virulence of uropathogenic E.coli (James R. Johnson, Minneapolis, US)
16.45Coffee Break
17.15Pathogenesis of intestinal infections (James B. Kaper, Baltimore, US)
17.45Transfer of E.coli isolated from animals to humans (Carmen Torres, Logroño, ES)
18.15 - 19.30Oral Communications
Thursday, 21 November 2013
Pathogenesis II
08.30Pathogenecity islands (Ulrich Dobrindt, Würzburg, DE)
09.00Vaccines (Ann-Mari Svennerholm, Gothenburg, SE)
09.30Worldwide resistance in E. coli (Rafael Cantón, Madrid, ES)
10.00Quinolone resistance in E. coli (Jordi Vila, Barcelona, ES)
10.30Coffee Break
11.00E. coli strains producing extended-spectrum ß-lactamases (Luis Martínez-Martínez, Santander, ES)
11.30Is AMPC-producing E. coli an increasing problem? (Christian Giske, Stockolm, SE)
12.00Carbapenemase-producing E. coli (Thierry Naas, Paris, FR)
12.30Role of efflux pumps in antimicrobial resistance of E. coli (Len Almaral, Szeged, HU)
13.00 - 15.00Lunch
15.00Genetic elements carrying resistant determinants in E. coli (Alessandra Carattoli, Rome, IT)
Clinical Aspects I
15.30E. coli and inflammatory bowel diseases (Margarita Martínez, Girona, ES)
16.00Infections by EHEC: to treat or not to treat? (Martin Nitschke, Lübeck, DE)
16.30 - 18.00Oral Communications
Friday, 22 November 2013
Clinical Aspects II
09.00E. coli as cause of diarrhea in low-income countries (Ignasio Mandomando, Manhiça, MZ)
09.30Urinary tract infection by E. coli: what is new? (Antonia Andreu, Barcelona, ES)
10.00How to treat infections caused by multidrug resistant E. coli (Jesús Rodriguez-Baño, Seville, ES)
10.30Coffee Break
11.00Plasticity of the genome of E. coli: Can we define specific pathotypes? (Fernando Baquero, Madrid, ES)
12.00Delivery of Certificates