11th ESCMID Summer School

21 - 27 July 2012, Innsbruck, Austria

Organised by the ESCMID Education Subcommittee.

Summer School Directors

  • Peter Chiodini, London, United Kingdom
  • Cornelia Lass-Flörl, Innsbruck, Austria
  • Günter Weiss, Innsbruck, Austria

Official Group Picture

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Educational Material

Presentations are availabe in the ESCMID Online Lecture Library.

Plenary Lectures
  • Management and prevention of malaria. Erich Schmutzhard
  • Detection and therapy of ESBL-producing Gram-negative bacteria.
    Anna Skiada
  • State-of-the-art therapy of serious Gram-positive bacterial infections, including MRSA. Ursula Theuretzbacher
  • MALDI-TOF mass spectrometry in the diagnosis of infectious diseases. Dorothea Orth
  • Parasitic infections in the migrant population; a neglected issue.
    Peter Chiodini
  • Pro-Contra Session: Multidrug-resistant bacteria: search and destroy or lose surveillance. Facilitated by Tibor Pal
  • Surgical site infections, how can we prevent them? Ursula Theuretzbacher
  • Catheter-related infections: diagnosis and how to manage?
    Ursula Theuretzbacher
  • Improving parasite serology: application and advice for high quality performance. Peter Chiodini
  • Investigation and care of the febrile cancer patient. Murat Akova
  • Drug use and resistance. Gunnar Kahlmeter
  • The role of iron in infection. Günter Weiss
  • How to publish results of your research. Jesús Rodríguez Baño
  • How to translate MICs into clinical life. Gunnar Kahlmeter
  • How to prepare a talk and slide presentation. Murat Akova
  • Pro and Contra Session: Quinolone prophylaxis in febrile neutropenic patients. Facilitated by Winfried Kern & Günter Weiss
  • Clostridium difficile: future directions? Markus Hell
  • Outbreak of hospital-acquired infections: which typing methods, when and how? Franz Allerberger
  • Epidemiology, diagnosis and treatment of tuberculosis. Wolfgang Prodinger
  • EHEC: myths and facts. Reinhard Würzner
  • Transfusion-transmitted infections. Günter Weiss
  • How to best use antifungal agents. Cornelia Lass-Flörl
Small Group Tutorials
  • Infection quiz. Cornelia Lass-Flörl
  • Interpretive reading of in vitro susceptibility testing. Tibor Pal
  • Effectiveness of antibiotic-restriction policies. Winfried Kern
  • Point-of-care diagnostics and the role of rapid tests. Anna Skiada


  • Murat Akova, Ankara, TR
  • Franz Allerberger, Innsbruck, AT
  • Rosa Bellmann-Weiler, Innsbruck, AT
  • Peter Chiodini, London, UK, Director
  • Gernot Fritsche, Innsbruck, AT
  • Markus Hell, Salzburg, AT
  • Gunnar Kahlmeter, Vaxjo, SE
  • Winfried Kern, Freiburg, DE
  • Cornelia Lass-Flörl, Innsbruck, AT, Director
  • Dorothea Orth-Höller, Innsbruck, AT
  • Tibor Pal, Al Ain, AE
  • Wolfgang Prodinger, Innsbruck, AT
  • Jesús Rodríguez Baño, Seville, ES
  • Erich Schmutzhard, Innsbruck, AT
  • Anna Skiada, Athens, GR
  • Ursula Theuretzbacher, Vienna, AT
  • Günter Weiss, Innsbruck, AT, Director
  • Reinhard Würzner, Innsbruck, AT