Cystic Echinococcosis: Burden of Disease in the EU and Clinical Management, ESCMID Postgraduate Education Course

23 - 25 September 2011, Pavia, Italy

  • ESCMID Study Group for Clinical Parasitology (ESGCP)
  • University of Pavia
  • WHO Collaborating Centre for Clinical Management of Cystic Echinococcosis
Course Coordinator

Enrico Brunetti, Pavia, IT

Course Materials

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Friday,   23 September2011

  • The Burden of Disease in the world and in the EU. Paul Torgerson
  • Genotypes of E. granulosus: epidemiological implications. Thomas Romig
  • The problem of underreporting. Giorgio Battelli
  • Assessing CE prevalence in animals and humans. The role of ultrasound. Calum Macpherson
  • Ultrasound screening for CE. Experience from Romania. Carmen Cretu

Saturday , 24 September 2011

  • Molecular biology and laboratory diagnosis of CE. Bruno Gottstein
  • Recombinant antigens in diagnosis and follow-up. Mar Siles-Lucas
  • The laboratory?clinician interface in the clinical management of CE. Simona Gatti
  • The Imaging of CE. Waldemar Hosch
  • Surgery of CE? non radical techniques. Miroslav Milicevic
  • PAIR : Experience from an endemic country. Branimir Golemanov
  • PAIR training in remote areas. Mustafa Benazzouz
  • The role of medical treatment of CE. Marija Stoikovic

Sunday, 25 September 2011

  • Watch and Wait for CE. Thomas Junghanss
  • Follow-up of CE. Enrico Brunetti
  • Multiple choice quiz test
Course Faculty
  • Giorgio Battelli, Bologna, IT
  • Mustapha Benazzouz, Rabat, MA
  • Enrico Brunetti, Pavia, IT
  • Peter Chiodini, London, UK
  • Carmen Cretu, Bucharest, RO
  • Branimir Golemanov, Sofia, BG
  • Bruno Gottstein, Berne, CH
  • Waldemar Hosch, Heidelberg, DE
  • Thomas Junghanss, Heidelberg, DE
  • Mar Lucas-Siles, Salamanca, ES
  • Miroslav Milicevic, Belgrade, RS
  • Thomas Romig, Hohenheim, DE
  • Marija Stojkovic, Heidelberg, DE
  • Paul Torgerson, Zurich, CH
Responsible for the Education Programme

Luca Piccoli
Phone +39 0382 502159
Mobile +39 328 7427 546

Administrative Secretariat

Ms Silvia Bensi, Ms Emma Fiorillo
Divisione Malattie Infettive e Tropicali
Fondazione IRCCS Policlinico S. Matteo
Università di Pavia
Via Taramelli 5
27100 Pavia, Italy

Phone +39 338 6811 272
or Phone + 39 339 3607 591

Course Objectives

The course will be a mix of lectures by expert scientists in the field and interactive group discussions. It provides updated information on various aspects of cystic echinococcosis.

Course Venue

Collegio Del Maino
University of Pavia
Pavia, Italy

Target Audience

Up to 50 young clinicians (experts in infectious diseases, surgeons, radiologists, hepatologists), epidemiologists, experts in Public Health, veterinarians, parasitologists, biologists or other graduates interested in the field.