Antimicrobial Stewardship Programmes: Developing, Implementing & Measuring, ESCMID Postgraduate Education Course

8 - 10 May 2014, Seva (Barcelona), Spain

  • ESCMID Study Group for Antibiotic Policies (ESGAP)
  • Nosocomial Infections Study Group of the Spanish Society of Infectious Diseases and Clinical Microbiology (GEIH)
Course Coordinators
  • Juan Pablo Horcajada, Barcelona, Spain
  • Dilip Nathwani, Dundee, United Kingdom
  • José Ramón Paño-Pardo, Madrid, Spain
Course Objectives

The aim is to provide participants with a detailed understanding of key issues and core skills required to support local and national stewardship programmes.

Course Venue

Hotel El Montanyà Resort
Avda. Montseny, s/n
08553 Seva (Barcelona), Spain

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Target Audience

Up to 85 physicians and pharmacists involved/interested in hospital antibiotic stewardship programmes.

Contact Person

José Ramón Paño-Pardo
Hospital Universitario La Paz
Paseo de la Castellana 261
28046 Madrid, Spain

Phone +34 630 585 111
Fax +34 917 290 033

Administrative Secretariat

For requests in Spanish:
Lola Aguilar
Aymon Solutions
C / Francisco Alonso 2 (C.E.M)
28660 Boadilla Del Monte (Madrid), Spain

Phone +34 618 564 565
Fax +34 916 392 988

For requests in English:
Xavier Félix
Phone +34 648 140 803

Ana del Real
Phone +34 639 828 449

Course Programme

Presentations are availabe in the ESCMID Online Lecture Library.

Thursday, 8 May 2014

12:00 Bus shuttles to hotel and hotel registration
13:00 Course registration and distribution of course material / lunch buffet

Session 1: Plenary
13:50 Introduction. Dilip Nathwani (ESGAP Chair) & Juan Pablo Horcajada
           (vice president of GEIH)
14:00 Review of pre-conference questionnaire responses. Philip Howard
14:15 Impact of public campaigns on community antibiotic use and resistance.            Stephan Harbarth
14:45 Effective strategies for designing a stewardship programme (Cochrane                  review). Anna Pelagia Magiorakos (to be confirmed)
15:15 Coffee break

Session 2: Workshops – parallel sessions
A) Basic Group
15:45 Measuring antimicrobial consumption: why, what and how?
           Hakan Hanberger & Bojana Beovic

16:15 How to audit antimicrobial prescriptions in a hospital? Inge Gyssens

B) Advanced Group
15:45 How do you measure the impact of interventions: PPS, time series                           analysis, controlled before and after studies and other                                                 methodologies. Alison Holmes (to be confirmed)
16:15 Linking antimicrobial resistance to antimicrobial exposure with patient or
           aggregate data. Stephan Harbarth
19:30 Dinner

Friday, 9 May 2014

07:30 Breakfast

Session 3: Plenary
08:30 Improvement of science and stewardship. Sara Cosgrove

Session 4: Workshops – parallel sessions
A) Basic Group
09:15 How do I audit surgical prophylaxis? Inge Gyssens
10:15 Educational framework for stewardship and improving hospital                                antibiotic prescribing through educational interventions. Dilip Nathwani

B) Advanced Group
09:15 Influence of sociocultural components on outpatient antibiotic use.                           Stephan Harbarth
10:15 Behaviour and social change in stewardship. Alison Holmes
11:15 Coffee break

Session 5: Workshops – parallel sessions
A) Basic Group
11:45 Stewardship in a LTCF: “picking the low hanging fruit”. Leonardo Pagani

B) Advanced Group
11:45 “Ask the panel”: interactive clinical or research challenges in stewardship.
           Stephan Harbarth, Sara Cosgrove, Kirsty Buising, Jos van der Meer &
           Alison Holmes

12:45 Buffet lunch

Session 6: Workshops – parallel sessions
A) Basic Group
14:00 Interactive case studies in stewardship (these will be looking at                                two outbreaks and how stewardship can be used as part of                                        this investigation). Celine Pulcini & Jos van der Meer
15:00 Metrics in stewardship: structure, process and outcomes.
           Dilip Nathwani & Jeroen Schouten (to be confirmed)

B) Advanced Group
14:00 Driving change for stewardship. Sara Cosgrove
15:00 Electronic stewardship. Kirsty Buising
16:00 Coffee break

Session 7: Workshops – parallel sessions
A) Basic Group
16:30 Hospital vs. unit based stewardship: what's best?
           Philip Howard & Jesús Rodríguez-Baño

B) Advanced Group
16:30 ICU & antifungal stewardship. Johan Mouton & Patricia Muñoz
19:15 Apéritif and informal meetings with faculty / experts
20:00 Dinner

Saturday, 10 May 2014

07:00 Breakfast and checkout

Session 8: Plenary
08:00 Stewardship: whose business? Kirsty Buising & Jesús Rodríguez-Baño
08:45 Do rapid diagnostics and biomarkers improve outcomes in                                       antimicrobial stewardship: the evidence. José Ramón Paño-Pardo

Session 9: Plenary – Effecting stewardship across the continents: challenges and solutions
09:15 Asia. Abdul Ghafur
09:45 Coffee break
10:15 Africa. Marc Mendelson
10:45 Europe. Bojana Beovic
11:15 ECDC’s successful actions to combat antimicrobial resistance.
           Dominique Monnet
11:45 Global stewardship and political change. Jean Carlet
12:15 Course evaluation and follow up questionnaire. Philip Howard

Faculty Members
  • Bojana Beovic, Ljubljana, Slovenia
  • Kirsty Buising, Melbourne, Australia
  • Jean Carlet, Paris, France
  • Sara Cosgrove, Baltimore, United States
  • Abdul Ghafur, Chennai, India
  • Inge Gyssens, Nijmegen, The Netherlands
  • Hakan Hanberger, Linköping, Sweden
  • Stephan Harbarth, Geneva, Switzerland
  • Alison Holmes, London, United Kingdom
  • Juan Pablo Horcajada, Barcelona, Spain
  • Philip Howard, Leeds, United Kingdom
  • Anna Pelagia Magiorakos, Stockholm, Sweden
  • Marc Mendelson, Cape Town, South Africa
  • Dominique Monnet, Stockholm, Sweden
  • Johan Mouton, Nijmegen, The Netherlands
  • Patricia Muñoz, Madrid, Spain
  • Dilip Nathwani, Dundee, United Kingdom
  • Leonardo Pagani, Geneva, Switzerland
  • José Ramón Paño-Pardo, Madrid, Spain
  • Celine Pulcini, Nice, France
  • Jésus Rodríguez-Baño, Seville, Spain
  • Jeroen Schouten, Nijmegen, The Netherlands
  • Jos van der Meer, Nijmegen, The Netherlands