Research & Projects

ESCMID Panorama
This course was held in English

 

 
Improving antibiotic prescription and infection control on the Emergency Room

 

This two day module covered the improvement of practices on diagnosis, antimicrobial treatment and screening and isolation on ERs, with an important simulation component.

 

Module organizers

Alejandro Martín Quirós (Madrid, Spain)
Carlos Palos (Lisbon, Portugal)

 

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 14 European CME credits (ECMEC®s)

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 are available in the flyer

Module registration

All available spots for this course are filled.

 

CME Accreditation

This module has been accredited by the European Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (EACCME®) with 10 European CME credits (ECMEC®s)

 

Epidemiology and Data analysis in Infection Control

 

This EUCIC advanced module covered 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 were 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 are available in the flyer

 

 

CME Accreditation

This module has been accredited by the European Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (EACCME®) with 24 European CME credits (ECMEC®s)

Please note that this course will be held in the Portuguese language
 
Antimicrobial Therapy and Antimicrobial Stewardship

 

This five day module will cover both basic and advanced content about antimicrobial therapy and antimicrobial stewardship.

 

Module organizers

Carlos Lima Alves, Maria de Lurdes Santos, Nuno Rocha Pereira (Porto, Portugal)

 

Module programme

Details of the agenda are available in the flyer

Module registration

Deadline for registration is 5 October 2018, 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 31 European CME credits (ECMEC®s).

Surveillance and early warning systems of healthcare-associated infections


This module on surveillance aimed at providing course participants a more in-depth understanding of sur-veillance methods for specific healthcare-associated infections (HAI) types and patient risk groups, as well as for antimicrobial resistance (AMR) and anti-microbial consumption, addressing European ECDCsurveillance methods where appropriate. Point prevalence surveys of HAIs and IPC structure and process indicators at the hospital level have been addressed as well as different approaches to organise surveillance at hospital and national level and to report hospital-based structure, process and outcome indicators. Finally, participants also obtained a better understanding of different options to organise a rapid alert system for the detection of new threats and outbreaks related to HAIs and AMR at hospital and national level.Each session includes lecture(s) and interactive exercises (e.g. case presentations).

 

 
Module organizers

Local coordinators: Pascal Astagneau and Jean-Christophe Lucet (Paris, France)

ESCMID/EUCIC coordinator: Petra Gastmeier (Berlin, Germany)

ECDC representative: Carl Suetens (Stockholm, Sweden)

 

Module programme

Details of the agenda are available in the flyer

 

This course was held in English

 

 
Infection prevention and control: Surveillance and metacompetence

 

This two-day module was 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.

 

Module organizers

Constantinos Tsioutis and George Petrikkos (Nicosia, Cyprus)

 

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 11 European CME credits (ECMEC®s).

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.

 

25 February - 02 March 2018 - 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 had the opportunity to be taught face-to-face by top experts from different academic centers in Europe, who cover all major aspects of IPC in the hospital. We used 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 (Tübingen, Germany)

 

Module programme

Details of the agenda are available in the flyer.