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ESCMID Panorama

Prevention, Diagnosis and Treatment of Healthcare-associated Infections in ''Real'' Life, ESCMID Workshop

30 November - 2 December 2011, Rome, Italy

  • World Health Organization Collaborating Centre on Patient Safety, University of Geneva Hospitals and Faculty of Medicine, Geneva, Switzerland
  • Italian Group for the study of Nosocomial Infections and Antibiotic Resistance (GINERB), of the Italian Society for Infectious and Tropical Diseases (SIMIT)
  • European Society of Clinical Microbiology and Infectious Diseases (ESCMID)


Technical contribution

Clean Care is Safer Care, World Health Organization Patient Safety Programme, Geneva, Switzerland


Course Coordinators
  • Benedetta Allegranzi, Geneva, CH
  • Didier Pittet, Geneva, CH
  • Evelina Tacconelli, Rome, IT
Course Objectives

This course provides participants with up-todate background information and focuses on a practical approach to the emerging problem of healthcare-associated infections (HCAIs). Through interactive sessions, participants will follow a real patient from hospital admission to discharge to long-term care facility. The course will cover HCAIs prevention, diagnosis and treatment with particular emphasis on infection control during routine clinical practice in European hospitals. Experienced speakers will provide the lectures and practical training.


Course Venue

Centro Congressi Hotel Ponte Sisto
Rome, Italy



Target Audience

40 – 70 specialists or trainees in the following disciplines: infectious diseases, infection control, clinical microbiology and public health

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If you have questions, please contacht the Administrative Secretaria directly.

Contact Persons

Evelina Tacconelli

Benedetta Allegranzi


Administrative Secretariat

Giovanni Restuccia

Giulia De Angelis

Università Cattolica Sacro Cuore
largo F. Vito 1
00168 Rome

Phone +39 063 015 54 06

Course Content

Lectures Topics

  • Epidemiology of HCAIs worldwide
  • Definitions and challenges in everyday practice: how to establish that an infection is healthcare-associated
  • Limits of treatment of multidrug-resistant HCAIs
  • Choosing the best method for HCAI surveillance in your institution while taking benchmarking issues and caveats into consideration
  • Who are the key players for an effective infection preparedness and control approach?
  • Diagnosis and treatment of prosthesis infections
  • Catheter-related urinary tract infection
  • Does environmental cleaning make a difference?
  • The golden rules for hand hygiene best practices
  • Latest update on Clostridium difficile
  • Antimicrobial stewardship: where and how
  • Screening, masks and isolation precautions: when and for what microorganisms?
  • Detection and control of MRSA in healthcare settings
  • Multimodal approaches for catheter related bloodstream infections and ventilator-associated pneumonia
  • Prevention of surgical site infection: the WHO Safe Surgery Checklist and more
  • Infection control in non-hospital settings: the example of long-term and ambulatory care facilities
  • How to detect and investigate outbreaks in healthcare settings
  • Impact of healthcare workers in endemic / epidemic situations
Course Faculty
  • B. Allegranzi, Geneva, CH
  • M. A. Cataldo, Rome, IT
  • R. Cauda, Rome, IT
  • B. Cookson, London, UK
  • S. Dancer, London, UK
  • G. De Angelis, Rome, IT
  • M. Falcone, Rome, IT
  • S. Harbarth, Geneva, CH
  • M. L. Moro, Bologna, IT
  • L. Pagani, Bolzano, IT
  • A. Pan, Cremona, IT
  • N. Petrosillo, Rome, IT
  • D. Pittet, Geneva, CH
  • E. Tacconelli, Rome, IT
  • I. Uckay, Geneva, CH
  • M. Venditti, Rome, IT
  • W. Zingg, Geneva, CH
Last update: 07 July 2011

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