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ESCMID Study Group for Nosocomial Infections - ESGNI

News & Activities

Here is the new ESGNI Executive Committee:

  • Margreet C. Vos, Netherlands (Chairperson)
  • Elisabeth Presterl, Austria (Chairperson-elect)
  • Emine Alp, Turkey (Secretary)
  • Hilary Humphreys, Ireland (Treasurer)
  • Barry Cookson, United Kingdom (Past Chairperson)
  • Markus Hell, Austria (Cdiff Liaison)

We thank all previous Executive Committee for their excellent work over the last years. We are looking forward to continuing this work.

Your new Executive Committee

  • Saturday, 9 April 2016
    8.45 h - 12.45 h (Hall G)
    4-hour Educational Workshop EW006: Compendium of strategies to prevent healthcare-associated infections
    11.00 h - 13.00 h (Hall F)
    2-hour Educational Workshop EW016: Undergraduate and postgraduate training and assessments in the infection field - a European discussion
    11.00 h - 13.00 h (Hall J)
    2-hour Educational Workshop EW019: How to treat patients with Gram-negative infections in high-level resistance settings
  • Sunday, 10 April 2016
    11.30 h - 12.30 h (Hall E)
    1-hour Symposium SY053: Prevention and management of bloodstream infections: from here to where?
    13.15 h - 14.15 h (Room: G108)
    ESGNI Meeting: All interested persons are cordially invited to join the meeting and plan future Study Group activities.
  • Tuesday, 12 April 2016
    7.45 h - 8.45 h (Hall H)
    Meet-the-Expert Session ME125: Reprocessing endoscopes and DaVinci instruments: new sources for the spread of resistant Gram-negatives
    13.30 h - 15.30 h (Hall A)
    2-hour Symposium SY143: The hospital in the era of antimicrobial resistance and infection control performance measures

Infectious diseases - clinical microbiology - infection control staffing survey in hospitals

In an attempt to define standard personnel to hospital bed ratio we designed the current survey. Hospitals will be de-identified for the analysis and reporting.

Thank you for having taken part in this survey. We are currently analyzing the accumulated data to be published soon.

Bojana Beovic, Barry Cookson, Markus Hell, Leonard Leibovici, Dilip Nathwani,  Ran Nir-Paz, Mical Paul, Celine Pulcini, Evelina Tacconelli

On behalf of ESGAP, the elderly infections group (ESGIE), the nosocomial infections group (ESGNI) and the ESCMID Professional Affairs Subcommittee (PAS)

  • Sunday, 26 April 2015
    07.45 - 08.45 (Hall N)
    ESGNI Meet-the-Expert Session ME06: Preventing infection in the operating room. What do we know? Where do we go from here?
    13.15 - 14.15 (Room 7)
    ESGNI Business Meeting: All interested persons are cordially invited to join the meeting and plan future Study Group activities.
    16.00 - 18.00 (Hall H)
    ESGNI Symposium SY26: Applying behaviour theory to the real world: lessons learnt from large hand hygiene trials.
  • Tuesday, 28 April 2015
    07.45 - 08.45 (Hall K)
    ESGNI Meet-the-Expert Session ME15: When to start treatment: VAT (ventilator-associated tracheo-bronchitis) or VAP (pneumonia)? Organized jointly with the Critically Ill Patients Group (ESGCIP).
  • Saturday, 10 May 2014
    08.45 - 10.45 (Hall B)
    Educational Workshop 01: Infection prevention and management in long-term care facilities, organised jointly with the ESCMID Study Group for Antibiotic Policies (ESGAP) and the ESCMID Study Group for Infections in the Elderly (ESGIE).
    13.30 - 15.30 (Hall I)
    ESGNI Symposium: Application of new methods in medical microbiology and infection control, organised jointly with the ESCMID Study Group for Epidemiological Markers (ESGEM) and the ESCMID Study Group for Molecular Diagnostics (ESGMD).
  • Sunday, 11 May 2014
    13.15 - 14.15 (Room 131)
    ESGNI Business Meeting: All interested persons are cordially invited to join the meeting and plan future Study Group activities.
  • Tuesday, 13 May 2014
    7.45 - 8.45 (Hall C)
    ESGNI Meet-the-Expert Session: Control of vancomycin-resistant enterococci: efforts justified?
  • Infection Control recommendations at ECCMID 2014: download overview

ESGNI Survey 2013: Top Ten Questions in Healthcare Associated Infection Prevention and Control

This survey is intended to give an overview on the ranking of top issues and questions in the field of Infection Prevention and Control (IPC) of healthcare-associated infection (HAI), as judged by you. This survey addresses research priorities as well as practical aspects of IPC. Antimicrobial Stewardship has not been considered here.

Thank you for all your replies, the survey is closed now and in the process of analysis.

The results have been presented at ECCMID in Berlin and will be published soon.

Markus Dettenkofer and Barry Cookson

for the ESGNI Executive Committee

  • Saturday, 27 April 2013
    8.45 - 10.45 (Hall A)
    ESGNI Educational Workshop 5 (jointly organised with ESGIE): Infection control issues in different types of long-term healthcare facilities (LTCF)
    11.00 - 13.00 (Hall 3)
    ESGNI Educational Workshop 11: Surgical site infections: driving rates down and keeping them there
  • Sunday, 28 April 2013
    13.15 - 14.15 (Salon 13/14)
    ESGNI Business Meeting
    : All interested persons are cordially invited to join the meeting and plan future ESGNI activities.
  • Monday, 29 April 2013
    11.30 - 12.30 (Hall 3)
    ESGNI Symposium: ESCMID - SHEA Guidelines: infection prevention and control measures to reduce transmission of multidrug-resistant Gram-negative bacteria in hospitalised patients

For more details, please check the ECCMID programme.

ECCMID programme

  • 31 March, 11.00-13.00
    Educational Workshop EW13 "Hot topics in infection control"
  • 2 April, 13.00-14.00 (Meeting Room 4)
    ESGNI Business Meeting
    All interested persons are cordially invited to join the meeting and plan future ESGNI activities.

For more details, please check the ECCMID programme.

ECCMID programme

  • 7 May, 8.45-10.45
    Educational Workshop EW06 "Hand Hygiene and HAI"
  • 9 May, 18.15-19.15 (Room Amber 1)
    ESGNI Business Meeting
    All interested persons are cordially invited to join the meeting and plan future ESGNI activities.

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

ECCMID/ICC programme

Ongoing Projects

  • Survey on the prevalence of multiresistant Acinetobacter baumannii and associated infection control policies in European hospitals analysed, manuscript in preparation
  • Participation in establishing a European network of infection control
Last update: 30 May 2016

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