Infectious Diseases in Pregnant Women, Fetuses and Newborns, ESCMID Postgraduate Education Course

25 - 29 September 2016, Bertinoro, Italy

  • ESCMID Study Group for Clinical Parasitology (ESGCP)
  • University of Brescia
  • University of Bologna
  • University of Pavia
  • Società Italiana di Malattie Infettive e Tropicali (SIMIT)
  • Associazione Microbiologi Clinici Italiani (AMCLI)
  • Società Italiana di Neonatologia (SIN)
Course Coordinators
  • Francesco Castelli, Brescia, Italy
  • Tiziana Lazzarotto, Bologna, Italy
  • Valeria Meroni, Pavia, Italy
Course Objectives

This course will provide updated information in an interdisciplinary setting on:

  • Epidemiology and burden of infectious diseases in pregnancy and newborns
  • Pathogenesis of fetal and neonatal damages
  • Pre- and post-natal counseling
  • Setting collaborative diagnostic and clinical pathways for management of infections in pregnant women and newborns
  • Prevention and therapy of vertical transmitted infections

The course will be a mix of lectures by expert scientists in the field and interactive group discussions.

Course Venue

Via Frangipane 6
47032 Bertinoro

Target Audience

20 – 50 young clinicians (infectious diseases specialists, obstetricians, gynecologists, neonatologists, pediatricians, microbiologists, virologists, biologists or other graduates involved in this field).

CME Accreditation

The event was granted 24 European CME credits (ECMEC) by the European Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (EACCME).

Contact Persons (Scientific Programme)

Tiziana Lazzarotto

Valeria Meroni

Lina Tomasoni

Administrative Secretariat

Jessica Bazzoli & Roberta Partisani
Segreteria organizzativa Ce.U.B.
Via Frangipane 6
47032 Bertinoro

Phone +39 054 344 65 54
Fax+39 054 344 65 57

Course Programme


Presentations are availabe in the ESCMID Online Lecture Library.


Sunday, 25 September 2016

14:00 – 19:00

  • Participant registration
  • Welcome and introduction. F. Castelli, T. Lazzarotto & V. Meroni
  • Embryogenesis and embryopathogenesis. L. Mandia
  • Immunology of the fetus. A. Marchant
  • Drugs in pregnancy. M. Regazzi-Bonora

Monday, 26 September 2016

09:00 – 18:00

  • Toxoplasmosis: the burden of disease. I. Villena
  • Congenital toxoplasmosis: markers may be useful for investigating the source of infection. D. Ajzenberg
  • Toxoplasmosis in pregnancy. L. Mandelbrot
  • Diagnosis of toxoplasmosis. V. Meroni
  • Monitoring congenital toxoplasmosis, treatment efficacy, long term follow-up. F. Peyron
  • Syphilis and pregnancy. L. Tomasoni
  • Laboratory diagnosis of syphilis. P. Huynen
  • Mother and child health in developing countries. F. Castelli
  • Malaria and pregnancy. E. Petersen

Tuesday, 27 September 2016

09:00 – 18:00

  • Varicella and pregnancy. L. Mandelbrot
  • Herpesvirus infections in pregnancy. D. Huzly
  • Pregnancy, lactation and HIV infection. L. Mandelbrot
  • Management of HIV infection in children. C. Giaquinto
  • Impact of hepatotropic viruses on pregnancy outcome. P. Barreiro
  • HPV infection. A. Spinillo
  • Rubella and pregnancy. L. Grangeot-Keros
  • Diagnosis and management of fetal rubella infection. M. Furione
  • Infections and in vitro fertilization. V. Savasi

Wednesday, 28 September 2016

09:00 – 18:00

  • Epidemiology and prevention of CMV infection. M. G. Revello
  • Diagnosis of maternal CMV infection. T. Lazzarotto
  • Diagnosis and management of fetal CMV infection. M. Leruez-Ville
  • Options for CMV neonatal screening. R. Pass
  • The current evidence for neonatal treatment. S. Luck
  • Emerging infectious diseases and pregnancy. F. Castelli
  • Dietary infections. T. Hof
  • Group B Streptococcus infection. C. Poggi
  • Update on vaccines. E. Petersen

Thursday, 29 September 2016

09:00 – 13:00

  • Tuberculosis and pregnancy. A. Matteelli
  • Laboratory diagnosis of parvovirus B19 infection. M. Zavattoni
  • Management of parvovirus B19 infection in pregnancy. G. Simonazzi
  • Closing remarks and evaluation
  • D. Ajzenberg, Limoges, France
  • P. Barreiro, Madrid, Spain
  • F. Castelli, Brescia, Italy
  • M. Furione, Pavia, Italy
  • C. Giaquinto, Padua, Italy
  • L. Grangeot-Keros, Paris, France
  • T. Hof, Heidelberg, Germany
  • P. Huynen, Liège, Belgium
  • D. Huzly, Freiburg, Germany
  • T. Lazzarotto, Bologna, Italy
  • M. Leruez-Ville, Paris, France
  • S. Luck, London, United Kingdom
  • L. Mandelbrot, Colombes, France
  • L. Mandia, Milan, Italy
  • A. Marchant, Brussels, Belgium
  • A. Matteelli, Brescia, Italy
  • V. Meroni, Pavia, Italy
  • R. Pass, Birmingham, AL, United States
  • E. Petersen, Muscat, Oman
  • F. Peyron, Lyon, France
  • C. Poggi, Florence, Italy
  • M. Regazzi-Bonora, Pavia, Italy
  • M. G. Revello, Pavia, Italy
  • V. Savasi, Milan, Italy
  • G. Simonazzi, Bologna, Italy
  • A. Spinillo, Pavia, Italy
  • L. Tomasoni, Brescia, Italy
  • I. Villena, Reims, France
  • M. Zavattoni, Pavia, Italy