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This course will be held in English

 

Surveillance and Metacompetence

 

This 2-day interactive course is 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
George Petrikkos, Nicosia, Cyprus

 

Module programme

Details of the agenda are available in the flyer

 

Module registration

You can register for the module here.

Deadline for registration is 3 June 2019, or until all available spots are filled.

 

CME Accreditation

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

 

 

 
 

This course will be held in English

 

The role of the clinical laboratory in preventing nosocomial infections due to MDR Gram-negative pathogens: a theoretical and practical approach

 

This 3-day module will offer up-to-date knowledge in:

•  Epidemiology of MDR Gram-negative pathogens

•  Phenotypical and molecular microbial methods for the detection of MDR Gram-negative pathogens

•  Diagnostic stewardship

The course will focus on detecting resistance  mechanisms of MDR Gram-negative pathogens against antimicrobials such as expanded-spectrum cephalosporins, carbapenems and polymyxins. 

Lectures will be complemented by practical lab demonstrations for learning different diagnostic techniques for rapid detection of MDR bacteria in clinical microbiology. At the end of the module, the participants will have gained valuable knowledge and skills that can be immediately transferred to healthcare facilities and used for the benefit of hospitalized patients.

 

Module organizer

Athanasios Tsakris, Athens, Greece

 

Module programme

Details of the agenda are available in the flyer

 

Module registration

You can register for the module here.

Deadline for registration is 15 April 2019, or until all available spots are filled.

 

CME Accreditation

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

 

 

 
 

This course will be held in English

 

Healthcare Associated Infections: from theoretical bases through training and motivation to the development of a control programme

 

Even among those engaged in the fight against Healthcare Associated Infections (HAI), having a clear understanding of the distance between theoretical knowledge and clinical and care practice is challenging. An example: we know everything about the importance of hand hygiene, but when we look at its application in real practice we are satisfied if it is carried out almost half of times it should be done.So, we asked ourselves if it was important to promote initiatives to give knowledge, to promote behaviour change, to organize the surveillance, prevention and control interventions of HAI.The course that we propose, to be really meaningful for the healthcare personnel who will take part in it, will not be purely theoretical, but practical. Not a seminar or a series of dry lectures, but an interactive, engaging meeting, co-constructed with all the participants, using interactive methods.


The
course would like to spread the culture and the knowledge of HAI and of Anti-Microbial Resistance (AMR) by education and motivation to obtain a behavior change with a comprehensive vision of prevention, surveillance and control activities.The participants will know the international and Italian epidemiology of MDR bacteria and the laws and guide-lines to control AMR spread. The participants will learn to implement infection control procedures from hand hygiene to surveillance of MDR bacteria and HAI.

 

Module organizer

Annibale Raglio, Bergamo, Italy

 

Module programme

Details of the agenda are available in the flyer

 

Module registration

You can register for the module here.

Deadline for registration is 25 April 2019, or until all available spots are filled.

 

CME Accreditation

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

 

 

This course will be held in the Greek language

 

 
Designing and implementing Point Prevalence Surveys of healthcare-associated infections and antibiotic use

 

This 3- day module will provide essential information:
• To detect HAIs and measure prescribed antimicrobials in acute care hospitals
• To implement a Point Prevalence Survey in a hospital
• To analyze the results using appropriate statistical methods
• To estimate the total burden (prevalence) of HAIs and antimicrobial use
• To identify effective ways to disseminate results to healthcare professionals and policy makers at   local, national and EU levels

 

Module organizer

Achilleas Gikas, Heraklion, Greece

 

Module programme

Details of the agenda are available in the flyer

 

Module registration

You can register for the module here.

Deadline for registration is 15 February 2019, or until all available spots are filled.

 

CME Accreditation

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

 

 

This course will be held in English

 

 
Infection Prevention and Control

 

This course will provide 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

 

Module registration

You can register for the module here.

Deadline for registration is 31 January 2019, or until all available spots are filled.

 

CME Accreditation

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