Acute Infectious Encephalitis: Challenges in Clinical and Biological Diagnosis, ESCMID Postgraduate Education Course

30 March - 1 April 2011, Grenoble, France


Société de Pathologie Infectieuse de Langue Française (SPILF).

Course Materials

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Wednesday, 30 March 2011

  • Pathophysiology of acute encephalitis. T. De Broucker
  • Epidemiology of encephalitis in Europe. J. Granerod
  • First line management of suspected encephalitis. J.-P. Stahl

Thursday 31 March 2011

  • The value of new tools and trusted recipes in the aetiological diagnosis of encephalitis. P. Morand
  • The challenge of diagnosis HHV6 encephalitis. K.N. Ward
  • Tick-borne encephalitis. T. Lenhard
  • Rabies epidemiology, prevention and treatment. A. Mailles, R. Gauzit
  • Viral zoonotic encephalitis. B. Paterson
  • Besides pathogens: immune-mediated encephalitis mimicking viral encephalitis. J. Honnorat

Friday, 1 April 2011

  • Emerging encephalitis: WN, Nipah, Enterovirus 71 and others. N. Tordo
  • Imaging in encephalitis. N. Girard
  • Workshop on unusual presentations. P. Tattevin
Course Faculty
  • T. De Broucker, Saint Denis, FR
  • R. Gauzit, Paris, FR
  • N. Girard, Marseille, FR
  • J. Granerod, London, UK
  • J. Honnorat, Lyon, FR
  • T. Lehnhard, Heidelberg, DE
  • A. Mailles, Paris, FR
  • P. Morand, Grenoble, FR
  • B. Paterson, Newcastle, AU
  • J.-P. Stahl, Grenoble, FR
  • P. Tattevin, Rennes, FR
  • N. Tordo, Lyon, FR
  • K. N. Ward, London, UK
Contact Person

Jean Paul Stahl

Service des Maladies Infectieuses
CHU Grenoble, CP 217
38043 Grenoble
Phone +33 476 76 5291
Fax +33 476 76 5838


Administrative Secretariat

Marguerite Gaulin
40 Impasse Anatole France
Cidex 423
38920 Crolles

Phone +33 476 765 291
Fax +33 476 765 838

Course Objectives
  • To know about the epidemiology of acute infectious encephalitis in Europe and other travel destinations
  • To be able to distinguish between infectious encephalitis and infection-mimicking encephalitis
  • To understand the pathophysiology of acute infectious encephalitis
  • To be able to propose an appropriate biological and imaging diagnosis management
  • To manage unusual or rare infectious encephalitis
  • To be able to propose an appropriate treatment for an acute infectious encephalitis


Course Venue

Grenoble University,


Target Audience

Up to 50 hospital physicians (infectious diseases, medical microbiology, neurology, internal medicine).