New Perspectives in Infection Control, ESCMID Postgraduate Education Course

12 - 14 March 2015, Kayseri, Turkey

  • ESCMID Study Group for Nosocomial Infections (ESGNI)
  • Turkish Society of Hospital Infections and Control
  • Erciyes University
Course Coordinators
  • Emine Alp, Kayseri, Turkey
  • Murat Dizbay, Ankara, Turkey
  • Ata Nevzat Yalçın, Antalya, Turkey
Course Objectives
  • To discuss new advances in infection control
  • To discuss behavioural attitudes of health care workers and ways to change the behaviour in infection control
  • To discuss the economical analysis of nosocomial infections
  • To share the experiences in infection control
Course Venue

Radisson Blu Hotel
Hunat Mahallesi
Sivas Caddesi No: 24/1
Melikgazi, Kayseri

Phone +90 352 315 50 00
Fax +90 352 315 50 50

Target Audience

Up to 80 interested clinical microbiologists and infectious disease specialists from all over the world.

CME Accreditation

The organisers of the course will apply for European CME accreditation through EACCME.

Contact Person (Scientific Programme & Administration)
Emine Alp
Erciyes University, Faculty of Medicine
Department of Infectious Diseases and
Clinical Microbiology

Phone +90 053 631 464 30
Fax +90 035 243 752 73

Course Programme

Presentations are availabe in the ESCMID Online Lecture Library.

Thursday, 12 March 2015

16:00 Opening ceremony and welcome remarks. Emine Alp, Erdal Akalın                         (Turkish Society of Hospital Infection and Control) & Murat Akova                              (President of ESCMID)
16:30 A global approach and new perspectives in infection control. Erdal Akalın
17:00 Behavioural attitudes of health care workers in infection control: a                            different approach to behaviour change. Mary Louise McLaws
17:30 Establishing and directing an infection control programme in a hospital.
           Barry Cookson
19:00 Cocktail

Friday, 13 March 2015
09:00 Surveillance definitions of health careassociated infections: what is new?
           Sonja Hansen
10:00 Bundle strategies in infection control: why and how? Jordi Rello
10:30 Coffee break
11:00 How can we increase and monitor hand hygiene adherence in hospital?
           Benedetta Allegranzi
12:00 Lunch
13:30 Antimicrobial stewardship programme: when, why and how? Murat Akova
14:00 Economical analyses of nosocomial infections: how can we do it?
           Ata Nevzat Yalçın
14:30 Modern approach to the prevention of vascular catheter-related                                   infections. Andreas Widmer (to be confirmed)
15:00 Coffee break
15:30 How to achieve the prevention of urinary tract infections at the bed side?
           Saban Esen
16:30 The challenges of preventing ventilatorassociated pneumonia. Jordi Rello

Saturday, 14 March 2015
09:00 How should we best use molecular tools in infection control?
           Ibrahim Abubakar
09:30 Glycopeptide-resistant enterococci: how to prevent HAI due to these
           organisms? Frauke Mattner
10:00 Coffee break
10:30 Screening patients for multidrugresistant pathogens: when, why,
           how long? Yesim Çetinkaya Sardan
11:00 Environmental cleaning and disinfection: what is new? Emine Alp
11:30 Closing remarks & lunch

Invited Faculty Members
  • Ibrahim Abubakar, London, United Kingdom
  • Erdal Akalın, Istanbul, Turkey
  • Murat Akova, Ankara, Turkey
  • Emine Alp, Kayseri, Turkey
  • Benedetta Allegranzi, Geneva, Switzerland
  • Barry Cookson, London, United Kingdom
  • ¸Saban Esen, Samsun, Turkey
  • Sonja Hansen, Berlin, Germany
  • Frauke Mattner, Cologne, Germany
  • Mary Louise McLaws, Sydney, Australia
  • Jordi Rello, Barcelona, Spain
  • Ye¸sim Çetinkaya ¸Sardan, Ankara, Turkey
  • Andreas Widmer, Basel, Switzerland
  • Ata Nevzat Yalçın, Antalya, Turkey