Management of Healthcare-Associated Infections in the Era of Growing Antibiotic Resistance, ESCMID Postgraduate Education Course

28 - 30 September 2011, Primosten - Sibenik, Croatia


Croatian Society of Infectious Diseases (CSID) and the Croatian Society of Medical Microbiology and Parasitology (CSMMP) of the Croatian Medical Association

Course Coordinators
  • Rok Civljak, Zagreb, HR
  • Arjana Tambic Andrasevic, Zagreb, HR
Course Materials

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Wednesday, 28 September 2011

  • Methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus (MRSA): detection, screening, clonal distribution. A. Budimir
  • Skin and soft tissue infections. N. Petrosillo
  • Ventilator-associated pneumonia. J. Garau
  • Multidrug-resistant Enterobacteriaceae. A. Tambic Andrasevic

Thursday, 29 September 2011

  • Multidrug-resistant non-fermentative bacteria. S. Sardelic
  • Vascular catheter-associated infections. R. Civljak
  • Treatment options for difficult-to-treat organisms
  • Surgical site infections. N. Petrosillo
  • Antimicrobial Stewardship: experience of a national programme. D. Nathwani
  • Hand hygiene – improving compliance. S. Kalenic
  • A wonderful world of clinical research. B. Barsic

Friday, 30 September 2011

  • How to predict the failure or success of antibiotic therapy – the EUCAST point of view. G. Kahlmeter
  • Treatment options for difficult-to-treat organisms. J. Garau
  • European wide antimicrobial resistance surveillance. G. Kahlmeter
Course Faculty
  • Bruno Barsic, Zagreb, Croatia
  • Ana Budimir, Zagreb, Croatia
  • Rok Civljak, Zagreb, Croatia
  • Javier Garau, Barcelona, Spain
  • Gunnar Kahlmeter, Växjö, Sweden
  • Smilja Kalenic, Zagreb, Croatia
  • Dilip Nathwani, Dundee, UK
  • Nicola Petrosillo, Rome, Italy
  • Sanda Sardelic, Split, Croatia
  • Arjana Tambic Andrasevic, Zagreb, Croatia
Contact Persons


Administrative Secretariat

Arijana Pavelic
University Hospital for Infectious Diseases
Mirogojska 8
10 000 Zagreb

Phone    + 385 1 2826190
Fax    + 385 1 2826295

Course Objectives

The course will provide participants with updated background information and a practical approach to the emerging problem of antibiotic resistance and its influence on healthcare-associated infections (HCAIs). Through interactive sessions, participants will have the possibility to discuss practical problems with leading experts in the field.


Target Audience

Up to 40 clinical microbiologists and infectious disease physicians, especially trainees, who are interested in the study of antimicrobial resistance and HCAI, and/or who are (or intend to be) members of Hospital Infection Control Committees.