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24 -25 January 2020 - Lisbon (Portugal)

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.

21 - 22 May 2020 - Matosinhos (Portugal)

Please note that this course will be held in the Portuguese language

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, Miguel Neno (Matosinhos, Portugal)

Module programme
Details of the agenda will be available later

Module registration
All available spots for this course are filled.

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

May 2020 - Bucharest (Romania)

This course will be held in English

Infection Prevention and Control


This course provided up to date information on:

• the clinical relevance of microbial consortia
• the role of quorum sensing in inter-microbial cooperation
• in vitro biofilm assessment
• infection prevention and control strategies for biofilm-driven infections
• clinical management of biofilm-associated infections

Module organizers
Oana Sandulescu, Bucharest, Romania
Daniela Pitigoi, Bucharest, Romania
Dragos Florea, Bucharest, Romania
Anca Streinu-Cercel, Bucharest, Romania
Dan Otelea, Bucharest, Romania
Adrian Streinu-Cercel, 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®)

22-23 June 2020 - Nicosia (Cyprus)

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, CyprusGeorge Petrikkos, Nicosia, Cyprus

Module programme
Details of the agenda Will be available later

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