EUCIC Basic Module in Infection Prevention and Control

Event Description

26 - 31 May 2024
Groningen, Netherlands

This 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 will have the opportunity to be taught face-to-face by top experts from different academic centers in Europe, who will cover all major aspects of IPC in the hospital. We use modern techniques to make invisible transmission of microbes visible to everybody’s eyes. 

Intended audience: 

Medical doctors and pharmacists, nurses or other healthcare professionals with an MSc or PhD are eligible. 


  • Understand the impact of healthcare-associated infections (HAIs) on morbidity and mortality in acute care settings. 
  • Recognize the need for standardized and science-based training programs in infection prevention and control (IPC). 
  • Learn from top experts in IPC from academic centers across Europe. 
  • Engage in hands-on training sessions with simulated patients to enhance practical skills in IPC. 
  • Explore modern techniques for visualizing microbial transmission. 
  • Enhance competencies in IPC practices including hand hygiene, environmental cleaning, and isolation precautions. 
  • Promote collaboration and networking among IPC professionals for knowledge sharing and best practice dissemination. 

Course coordinator:

Andreas Voss, Netherlands
Emine Alp Mese, Turkey
Nico T. Mutters, German
Evelina Tacconelli, Italy


European Committee on Infection Control (EUCIC) of the European Society of Clinical Microbiology and Infectious Diseases 


Course organisers will monitor attendance. Only participants attending live sessions will be able to receive the certification. 

Course Venue: 

University Medical Center Groningen 
Medical Microbiology and Infection Prevention 
Hanzeplein 1, Mailcode EB80 
9713 GZ Groningen, Netherlands 


Accommodation is not included in the registration. 

Registration details: 

Registration fees include full access to the course, coffee breaks, lunches and dinners. Travel costs and accommodation are not included with either fee.



Registration was closed on 10.05.2024.

Attendance Grant application

Attendance grant application is not applicable


Registration Fees



ESCMID Members

EUR 1000

Non-ESCMID Members:

EUR 1150