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ESCMID Study Group for Biofilms - ESGB

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  • Monday, 11 April 2016
    13.15 h - 14.15 h (Room: G101)
    ESGB Meeting: All interested persons are cordially invited to join the meeting and plan future Study Group activities.
  • Tuesday, 12 April 2016
    9.00 h - 11.00 h (Hall E)
    2-hour Symposium SY130: Combatting biofilm infections: from basic research to clinical practice

2 September 2015, Basel:

The European Society of Clinical Microbiology and Infectious Disease (ESCMID) – an organization that explores the risks and best practices in infectious disease – advocates the need for greater education, guidance and research on the build-up, treatment and prevention of biofilms, which contribute to antimicrobial resistance.
In May 2015, the ESCMID Study Group for Biofilms (ESGB) addressed this issue and published the first clinical guidelines for the diagnosis, prevention and treatment of biofilm infections in ESCMID’s official journal “Clinical Microbiology and Infection”. 

 

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  • Saturday, 25 April 2015
    11.00 - 13.00 (Hall E)
    ESGB Educational Workshop EW14: ESCMID guideline for the diagnosis and treatment of biofilm infections.
  • Monday, 27 April 2015
    13.15 - 14.15 (Room 7)
    ESGB Business Meeting: All interested persons are cordially invited to join the meeting and plan future Study Group activities.

The recently acquired knowledge on the pivotal role played by biofilm-growing microorganisms in healthcare-related infections has given a new dynamic to the detection, prevention and treatment of these infections in patients admitted to both acute care hospitals and long-term care facilities.

The main target of this meeting organised by ESGB will be to review this new exciting research field and to update participants on the most recent findings on the emerging multidrug-resistant biofilm-growing microorganisms.

Meeting website

  • Saturday, 10 May 2014
    08.45 - 10.45 (Hall B)
    Educational Workshop 09: How to diagnose and treat bacterial and fungal biofilm infections.
  • Monday, 12 May 2014
    13.15 - 14.15 (Room 131)
    ESGB Business Meeting: All interested persons are cordially invited to join the meeting and plan future Study Group activities.

In fall 2014 ESGB is offering the next online course: 'Bacterial Biofilms and Their Role in Chronic Diseases' in collaboration with the University of Copenhagen. The course can be followed by Masters and PhD students as well as professionals that meet the admission criteria. Application deadline is in June 2014.

  • Saturday, 27 April 2013
    11.00 - 13.00 (Hall 4/5)
    ESGB Educational Workshop 12: Animal models of biofilm infections
  • Monday, 29 April 2013
    13.00 - 14.00 (Hall 8)
    ESGB Business Meeting
    : All interested persons are cordially invited to join the meeting and plan future ESGB activities.
  • Tuesday, 30 April 2013
    07.45 - 08.45 (Hall 4/5)
    ESGB Meet-the-Expert Session: Diagnosis and treatment of biofilm infections

For more details, please check the ECCMID programme.

ECCMID programme

  • 1 April, 18.15-19.15 (Meeting Room 8)
    ESGB Business Meeting
    All interested persons are cordially invited to join the meeting and plan future ESGB activities.

For more information on ECCMID, please visit the ECCMID website.

ECCMID website

  • 8 May, 12.30-13.30 (Room Blue 2)
    ESGB Business Meeting
    All interested persons are cordially invited to join the meeting and plan future ESGB activities.

For more details about the congress, please check the ECCMID/ICC programme.

ECCMID/ICC programme

Copenhagen, Denmark, 6 - 8 July 2011 (Congress Chair: Niels Hoiby).

To learn more about the conference and the possibility to apply for Attendance Grants please follow the link below.

EUROBIOFILMS 2011

Biofilms in Nosocomial Fungal Infections

ESGB organised this ESCMID PGEC in collaboration with the Fungal Infection Study Group (EFISG) in Paris, France, 31 Jan - 1 Feb 2011.

This congress was the first European Congress on Microbial Biofilms.
Rome, 2 - 5 September 2009 (Congress Chair: Gianfranco Donelli).

EUROBIOFILMS 2009

Medical Biofilm Techniques 2009

ESGB organized this ESCMID PGTW in Copenhagen, Denmark, 17 - 20 August 2009.

Newly established Danish Biofilm Working Group

Danish ESGB members established this national group under the umbrella of the Danish Society for Clinical Microbiology.

Chairperson: Niels Hoiby

Secretary: Thomas Bjarnsholt

ESGB encourages members in other European countries to establish similar national scientific biofilm fora.

Last update: 05 April 2016

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