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29 March-3 April 2020 Groningen (Netherlands)

EUCIC basic module in Infection Prevention and Control

This initial basic module organized by EUCIC represents the first step to achieve the above-mentioned objectives. Infection Prevention and Control is a hands-on course including bedside teaching with simulated patients played by professional actors. You will have the opportunity to be taught face-to-face by top experts from different academic centers in Europe, who will cover all major aspects of IPC in the hospital. We use modern techniques to make invisible transmission of microbes visible to everybody’s eyes.

Module organizers
Alex W. Friedrich (Groningen, Netherlands), Nico T. Mutters (Freiburg, Germany) Evelina Tacconelli (Verona, Italy)

Module programme
View the module programme here.

CME Accreditation

This module will be accredited by the European Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (EACCME®)

 
Surveillance of Healthcare-associated Infections and Antimicrobial Use in Acute-care Hospitals


This 3- day module will provide essential information for the trainees:
• To appreciate the goals and principles of surveillance and feedback in preventing and controlling HAIs, antimicrobial use, antimicrobial resistance and outbreaks in hospital settings.
• To be introduced to basic methods of data analysis, use of data management resources and fundamental principles of reporting and communicating surveillance data.
• To obtain hands-on experience in detecting HAIs and recording and validating related indicators in acute care hospitals.
• To participate in a real-life implementation and on-ward performance of a Point Prevalence Survey (PPS) in a tertiary-care hospital.
• To identify effective ways of comparing surveillance data across institutions/settings and disseminating results to healthcare professionals and policy makers at local, national and European levels.
• To enable planning, implementation and conduct of a standardized PPS in own hospital setting.

Module organizers
Achilleas Gikas, Heraklion, Greece
Evangelos Kritsotakis, Heraklion, Greece

Module programme
Details of the agenda will be available later

CME Accreditation
This module will be accredited by the European Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (EACCME®).

12 -16 October 2020 - Utrecht (Netherlands)

Epidemiology and Data analysis in Infection Control

This EUCIC advanced module will cover epidemiology and data-analysis of clinical infection control problems, from formulating a valid research question to designing a study, performing data analysis and interpreting the results.

Throughout the course, theoretical lectures on clinical epidemiology and general principles of healthcare epidemiology will be intertwined with group work on case studies. The participants gained hands-on training in epidemiology and data-analysis and will have ample opportunity for active participation.

Module organizers
Jan A.J. Kluytmans (Breda, Netherlands)
Maaike S.M. van Mourik (Utrecht, Netherlands)

Module programme
Details of the agenda will be available later

CME Accreditation
This module will be accredited by the European Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (EACCME®)

10-12 February 2021 - Freiburg (Germany)

Dynamics of Disease Transmission: From Genomes to Infection Control, from Beds to Bases and Bytes

The EUCIC advanced module in Freiburg will focus on the application of modern methods and techniques such as whole genome sequencing (WGS) and mathematic modelling for infection prevention and control (IPC) efforts. It will be a hands-on course with practical sessions, including analysis of real outbreak data and simulating the spread of different infectious diseases inside and outside of a hospital. You will have the opportunity to be taught by top experts from different centres from all over Europe. Learn how to interpret modelling and WGS data for infection control purposes, and got deeper insights into transmission dynamics and kinetics of infectious diseases.

Module organizers
Nico T. Mutters, Freiburg, Germany
Sandra Reuter, Freiburg, Germany
Hajo Grundmann, Freiburg, Germany

Module programme
Details of the agenda will be available later

CME Accreditation
This module will be accredited by the European Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (EACCME®) and points from the German Landesärztekammer.

10-12 March 2021 - Lubljana (Slovenia)

Antibiotic Therapy and Antimicrobial Stewardship Programmes

This workshop aim:

• To provide participants with the latest update on resistance epidemiology and new insights into the relationship between antimicrobial use and antimicrobial resistance.
• To provide participants with an overview of appropriate antimicrobial therapy regimens for common infectious diseases, including bacterial, viral and fungal infections.
• To provide participants with an overview of interventions to reduce antimicrobial resistance.
• To provide participants with overview of antimicrobial stewardship programmes (ASP), their mission and goals as well as role of various stakeholders.
• To discuss multidisciplinary strategies of ASP.
• To provide participants with an insight into the role of information technology in ASP.
• To give the participants the opportunity to discuss limitations of ASP, barriers to implementation in local environment.

Module organizers
Tatjana Lejko Zupanc, Ljubljana, Slovenia
Tadeja Matos, Ljubljana, Slovenia
Mateja Pirš, Ljubljana, Slovenia
Bojana Beovic, Ljubljana, Slovenia
Nuno Rocha-Pereira, Porto, Portugal
Oana Sandulescu, Bucharest, Romania

Module programme
Details of the agenda will be available later

CME Accreditation
This module will be accredited by the European Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (EACCME®).

20-21 May 2021 - Geneva (Switzerland)

Implementation in Infection Prevention and Control


This workshop aim:

 

• To understand organisational culture and context
• To prioritize activities in infection prevention and control
• To learn strategies of implementation research
• To learn practical tools for implementation

There will be the opportunity to visit the infection control programme of the University of Geneva Hospital

Module organisers
Raheelah Ahmad, London, United Kingdom
Carolyn Tarrant, Leicester, United Kingdom
Walter Zingg, Geneva, Switzerland

Module programme
Details of the agenda will be available later

CME Accreditation
This module will be accredited by the European Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (EACCME®).

30 September - 01 October 2021 - Vienna (Austria)

Infection Prevention and Control


Module Objectives

• Technical Hygiene – methods and assessment & Occupational Health

• To get insight on the relevance of technical equipment of a hospital (air-conditioning etc.) and medical devices for the spread of infection

• To get information about the basic function of technical equipment and medical devices with regard to infection control and reprocessing

• To learn about reprocessing (decontamination, disinfection, sterilization), and the validation of reprocessing including examples from the daily practice and a visit to the central reprocessing unit of a 2000-bed University hospital

• To understand the importance and implications of the construction and construction measures of a healthcare institution

• To get an overview on occupational health and laboratory safety

• To learn about biohazard and waste management in a hospital and other medical environments• To be able to assess the risk of infection and the subsequent measures of infection control in the medical environment

Module organisers
• Elisabeth Presterl, Vienna, Austria
• Magda Diab-Elschahawi, Vienna, Austria

Module programme
Details of the agenda will be available later

Module registration
Register will be available online on the ESCMID website.

CME Accreditation
The organizers of the module will apply for European CME accreditation through EACCME.