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Dates to be Confirmed - Bucharest (Romania)

Please note that this module has been postponed due to the COVID-19 outbreak

 

This course will be held in English

 

Infection Prevention and Control

By the end of this module the participants will be able to:
· Describe the advantages and limits of integrating molecular diagnostic and epidemiology techniques in IC decision making
· Understand the complementarity between classic and molecular laboratory tools
· Understand the molecular diagnostic technologies (PCR, 16S metagenomics, Whole Genome Sequencing)
· Be familiar with main bioinformatics resources (databases and tools)·               Understand basic principles behind most common bioinformatics methods
· Use bioinformatics resources for species prediction, ST and MLST predictions, antibiotic resistance genes (ARGs) and virulence factors predictions

Module organizers

 

  • Dragos Florea (Bucharest, Romania)
  • Dan Otelea (Bucharest, Romania)
  • Oana Sandulescu (Bucharest, Romania)
  • Simona Paraschiv (Bucharest, Romania)


Module programme
See the module programme here

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

Dates to be confirmed - Nicosia (Cyprus)

Please note that this module has been postponed due to the COVID-19 outbreak

 

This course will be held in English

Surveillance and Metacompetence


This 2-days interactive course will be for healthcare professionals who seek to acquire additional knowledge and skills on the basic concepts and objectives of surveillance, and to gain a European perspective in infection prevention and control.This educational module workshop adds to the continuum of educational initiatives in the field of infection prevention and control, supported and organized by the School of Medicine, European University Cyprus.

Module organizers
Constantinos Tsioutis, Nicosia, Cyprus

Module programme
View the Module programme flyer here

Module registration

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

Dates to be Confirmed - Barcelona (Spain)

Please note that this module has been postponed due to the COVID-19 outbreak

 

This course will be held in English

Multidrug-Resistant (MDR) Gram-negative infections in Mediterranean hospitals: Know them, prevent them, and beat them!

 

Infections caused by Multidrug-resistant Gram-negative bacteria (MDR GNB) have been increasing in Mediterranean countries in the last years. Several efforts should be done in order to reduce their selection and dissemination. Education in microbiology, epidemiology, infection control and antimicrobial therapy is needed for professionals managing this concerning issue.

Objectives:

- To learn the main mechanisms of antimicrobial resistance in Gram-negatives

- To review the current epidemiology of MDR GNB in Europe

- To update the evidence about the current infection control measures for these microorganisms

- To review the current therapeutic options for MDR GNB infections

Module organizer
Juan P. Horcajada (Barcelona, Spain)

Module programme
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Module registration
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CME Accreditation
An application will be made to the EACCME for CME accreditation of this event

 

Dates to be Confirmed - Dublin (Ireland)

Please note that this module has been postponed due to the COVID-19 outbreak

 

This course will be held in English


Managing Outbreaks & What We can Learn


Module organizer
Hilary Humphreys

Module objective
To share with module participants recent experience of outbreaks and the importance of multi-disciplinary team involvement with engagement from colleagues, patients and healthcare management.


Learning Objectives
By the end of this two-day module, the attendee should be able to

1. Use current approaches to collecting and analysing national and local surveillance data to detect and control early outbreaks

2. Recognise the role of the microbiology laboratory in outbreak detection and control

3. Apply the lessons learned from real-life scenarios to address the challenges presented by future outbreaks

4. Engage the appropriate personnel to manage an outbreak scenario

5. Communicate effectively with colleagues, healthcare management, patients and the public during an outbreak

6. Choose and implement the appropriate infection prevention and control measures to manage an outbreak

7. Design the appropriate templates and documents used to communicate data with colleagues and the public, as part of outbreak management

8. Prepare final outbreak reports that highlight key aspects of the outbreak, the lessons learned and the measures to prevent future similar situations

Module programme

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Module registration

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Please note that participants are expected to bring a laptop computer for use in the interactive sessions.

CME Accredidation

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

Dates to be confirmed - Lisbon (Portugal)

Please note that this module has been postponed due to the COVID-19 outbreak

This course will be held in English

Improving antibiotic prescription and infection control in the emergency room

Emergency Rooms (ERs) are a challenging environment: time is scarce, the workload too high and the composition of medical teams constantly changing. As a significant number of ER admitted patients are infected, awareness and expertise on antibiotic prescription and infection control is paramount: Typically, ERs are the first place for antimicrobial decision, where medical teams need to be able to rapidly detect severe cases and start administering adequate antimicrobial therapy in a timely fashion. Also after ER admission, when patients are transferred to the wards, the continuity of the prescribed therapy needs to be ensured to increase the chances of successful treatment. In addition, ERs are the central place for screening and isolation of infected patients before they are moved to the wards, so that the safety of other patients and healthcare workers can be guaranteed.

This one-day course aimed to improve practices on diagnosis, antimicrobial treatment and screening of patients in the ER as well as their isolation if need be. It included hands-on sessions and simulations to anchor the learned principles.

The workshop was co-organized by Hospital Beatriz Ângelo (LearningHealth Luz Saúde), Portugal and Hospital La Paz, Spain.

Module organizers
Carlos Palos (Lisbon, PT) and Alejandro Martín Quirós (Madrid, Spain)

Module programme
See the module flyer here.


Module registration
Register here for this Local Module


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

8 October 2020 - Online Webinar (formerly Groningen, Netherlands)

This course will be held in English


This module will be conducted as an online webinar.

EUCIC-local module: Infection and Resistance Prevention in the Regional Healthcare network


Module organizer
Alex W. Friedrich

Module programme
Details of the agenda Will be available later

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

Dates to be Confirmed - Malta

This course will be held in English


Achieving sustained behaviour change in infection prevention & control and antibiotic stewardship


Module organizer
Michael Borg, Msida, Malta

Module programme
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Module registration

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

11-13 November 2020 - Bucharest (Romania)

This course will be held in English


Biofilm-driven infections: research and clinical relevance


Module organizer
Oana Sandulescu

Module programme
See the programme and flyer here

Module registration

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

21-23 April 2021 - Bucharest (Romania)

This course will be held in English


Biofilm-driven infections: research and clinical relevance


Module organizer
Oana Sandulescu

Module programme
Details of the agenda Will be available later

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

10-12 May 2021 - Catania (Italy)

This course will be held in English


Development and implementation


Module organizer
Annibale Raglio

Module programme
Details of the agenda Will be available later

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

24-26 May 2021 - Athens (Greece)

This course will be held in English


Microbiological diagnostic skills


Module organizer
Athanassios Tsakris

Module programme
Details of the agenda Will be available later

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

3-4 June 2021 - Matosinhos (Portugal)

This course will be held in Portuguese

Training Professionals in Patient Safety

With the increasing complexity and invasiveness of health care procedures, executed in non-classical scenarios, along with a population with more demanding needs, patient safety is an unavoidable and indispensable aspect in the current reality.

Module organizers
Isabel Neves, David Peres (Matosinhos, Portugal)

Module programme
View the module programme here

Module registration
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CME Accreditation
An application has been made to the EACCME for CME accreditation of this event

 

21-22 June 2021 - Nicosia (Cyprus)

This course will be held in English


Surveillance and meta-competence


Module organizer
Constantinos Tioutis

Module programme
Details of the agenda Will be available later

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

23-24 October 2021 - Madrid (Spain)

This course will be held in English


Meta-competence and European competence


Module organizer
Alejandro Quiros

Module programme
Details of the agenda Will be available later

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

TBD - Cologne (Germany)

This course will be held in German


Targeted infection prevention and control (IPC) measures


Module organizer
Frauke Mattner

Module programme
Details of the agenda Will be available later

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