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ESCMID Panorama

Infectious Diseases in Pregnant Women, Fetuses and Newborns, ESCMID Postgraduate Education Course

3 - 7 October 2010, Bertinoro, Italy



Jointly organized by the Association of Italian Clinical Microbiologists (AMCLI), the Italian Society of Infectious and tropical Diseases (SIMIT) and ESCMID.

Course Material

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Sunday 3 October 2010

  • Immunology of fetus. A. Marchant
  • Ocular pathology in congenital infections. J. Garweg
  • Maternal mortality in developing countries. F. Castelli

Monday 4 October 2010

  • Toxoplasma strains and congenital toxoplasmosis. D. Ajzenberg
  • Toxoplasmosis in  pregnancy. L. Mandelbrot
  • Diagnosis of toxoplasmosis. V. Meroni
  • Congenital toxoplasmosis. F. Peyron
  • Embryogenesis and embryopathogenesis. T. Ghi
  • Emerging infectious diseases and pregnancy. F. Castelli
  • Malaria and pregnancy. E. Petersen
  • Chagas Disease in pregnancy. F. Castelli

Tuesday 5 October 2010

  • Update on vaccines. E. Petersen
  • Herpesvirus infections in pregnancy. D. Huzly
  • Laboratory diagnosis of HIV in children. J. Parry
  • Pregnancy, lactation and HIV infection. F. Castelli
  • Impact on pregnancy outcome of  hepatotropic viruses. P. Barreiro
  • HPV infection. A. Spinillo
  • Termination of pregnancy: different rules in different countries. T. Frusca

Wednesday 6 October 2010

  • Congenital CMV infection:

    • Diagnosis of maternal infection. T. Lazzarotto
    • Diagnosis and management of fetal infection. M. Leruez-Ville
    • Management of neonatal infection. R. Pass
    • Antenatal treatment with hyperimmune globulin: A randomized study. M.G. Revello

      Presentation not available

    • Update and prospects on CMV vaccine. R. Pass

  • Rubella and pregnancy. L. Grangeot Keros
  • Parvovirus B19 infection in pregnancy. S. Doyle
  • Management of fetal Parvovirus B19 infection. C. Puccetti

Thursday 7 October 2010

  • Syphilis and pregnancy. A. Matteelli
  • Diagnosis of syphilis. K. Eastick
  • Chlamydia and pregnancy. B. de Barbeyrac
Course Faculty
  • D. Ajzemberg, Limoges, FR
  • P. Barreiro, Madrid, ES
  • F. Castelli, Brescia, IT
  • S. Doyle, Dublin, IE
  • B. de Barbeyerac, Bordeaux, FR
  • K. Eastick, Edinburgh, UK
  • T. Frusca, Brescia, IT
  • J. Garweg, Bern, CH
  • T. Ghi, Bologna, IT
  • L. Grangeot Keros, Paris, FR
  • D. Hutzli, Friburg, DE
  • T. Lazzarotto, Bologna, IT
  • M. Leruez-Ville, Paris, FR
  • L. Mandelbrot, Colombes, FR
  • A. Marchant, Bruxelles, BE
  • A. Matteelli, Brescia, IT
  • V. Meroni, Pavia, IT
  • R. F. Pass, Bermingham, US
  • J. Parry, London, UK
  • F. Peyron, Lyon, FR
  • E. Petersen, Arrhus, DK
  • C. Puccetti, Bologna, IT
  • M. G. Revello, Pavia, IT
  • A. Spinillo, Pavia, IT
Scientific Contact

Tiziana Lazzarotto

Valeria Meroni

Francesco Castelli


Administrative Secretariat

Roberta Partisani
Segreteria organizzativa Ce.U.B.
Via Frangipane 6
47032 Bertinoro (FC), Italy

Phone +39-0543 446530 or +39-0543 446500
Fax +39-0543 446557

Course Objectives

Provide updated information in an interdisciplinary setting on

  • Epidemiology and burden of infectious diseases in pregnancy and in newborns
  • Pathogenesis of foetal and neonatal damages
  • Pre- and postnatal counselling
  • Setting collaborative diagnostic and clinical pathways for management of infections in pregnant women and newborns
  • Prevention and therapy of vertical transmitted infections.

The course will be a mix of lectures by expert scientists in the field and interactive group discussions.


Course Venue

University Campus Bertinoro, University of Bologna, Bertinoro, Italy


Target Audience

20 - 50 young clinicians (experts in infectious diseases, obstetricians, gynecologists, neonatologists, pediatricians, microbiologists and virologists), biologists or other graduated people involved in the field.

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Bertinoro Course Leaflet

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