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

29 - 31 October 2014, Grenoble, France

  • ESCMID Study Group for Infectious Diseases of the Brain (ESGIB)
  • Société de Pathologie Infectieuse de Langue Française (SPILF)
Course Coordinator
  • Jean Paul Stahl, Grenoble, France
Course Objectives
  • To know the epidemiology of acute infectious encephalitis in Europe and other travel destinations
  • To be able to distinguish between infectious encephalitis and infectious-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
Faculté de Médecine
Domaine de la Merci
38700 La Tronche


Grand Hotel
5, Rue de la République
38000 Grenoble

Phone +33 476 512 259

Target Audience

20 – 50 hospital physicians (infectious diseases, medical microbiology, neurology, internal medicine, paediatrics).

Contact Person

Prof Jean Paul Stahl
Infectious Diseases Department
CHU Grenoble
38043 Grenoble

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

Administrative Secretariat

Marguerite Gaulin
40 Impasse Anatole France
Cidex 423
38920 Crolles

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

Course Programme

Presentations are availabe in the ESCMID Online Lecture Library.

Wednesday, 29 October 2014

14:00 Introduction/presentation of the course and attendees’ expectations.                        Jean Paul Stahl
14:15 Epidemiology of encephalitis in Europe. Tom Solomon
15:00 Pathophysiology of acute encephalitis. Thomas de Broucker
15:45 Break
16:00 CNS vasculitis of infectious origin. Marie Studahl
17:00 Genetics and encephalitis. To be confirmed
20:00 Gala dinner

Thursday, 30 October 2014

09:00 The value of new tools and trusted recipes in the aetiological diagnosis                   of encephalitis. Patrice Morand
10:00 The challenge of diagnosing HHV6 and HHV7 encephalitis. Kate Ward
11:00 Break
11:15 Tick-borne encephalitis. Uta Meyding-Lamadé
12:30 Lunch
14:00 Outcome and sequelae of infectious encephalitis. Alexandra Mailles
15:00 Management of HSV encephalitis (on admission and after discharge).                   Christian Jacobi
16:00 Break
16:15 Besides pathogens: immune-mediated encephalitis mimicking viral                       encephalitis. Jerôme Honnorat
17:30 Free time in city
20:00 Dinner

Friday, 31 October 2014

09:00 Emerging encephalitis: WN, Nipah, Enterovirus 71 and others.
           Olivier Epaulard
10:00 Neuro-imaging in encephalitis. Nadine Girard
11:00 Break
11:15 Interactive clinical cases. Pierre Tattevin
13:00 Evaluation of the seminar

Faculty Members
  • Thomas de Broucker, Saint-Denis, France
  • Olivier Epaulard, Grenoble, France
  • Nadine Girard, Marseille, France
  • Julia Granerod, London, United Kingdom
  • Jerôme Honnorat, Lyon, France
  • Christian Jacobi, Frankfurt, Germany
  • Alexandra Mailles, Saint-Maurice, France
  • Uta Meyding-Lamadé, Frankfurt, Germany
  • Patrice Morand, Grenoble, France
  • Jean Paul Stahl, Grenoble, France
  • Marie Studahl, Gothenburg, Sweden
  • Pierre Tattevin, Rennes, France
  • Kate Ward, London, United Kingdom