20 - 22 February - Bucharest (Romania)

This course was 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 are available in the flyer



CME Accreditation

This module has been accredited by the European Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (EACCME®) with 13 European CME credits (ECMEC®s).


7. April 2018 - 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

Details of the agenda are available in the flyer.