Diagnosing and Treating Fungal Infections: from Neonates to Adults, ESCMID Postgraduate Education Course

22 - 24 October 2009, Thessaloniki, Greece


Course Organizers
  • ESCMID Fungal Infection Study Group (EFISG)
  • European Society for Paediatric Infectious Diseases (ESPID)
  • Hellenic Society of Medical Mycology (HSMM)
  • Aristotle University of Thessaloniki


Course Objectives
  • Review the present knowledge on the microbiology and epidemiology of invasive fungal infections including rare and emerging fungal species
  • Review the age-dependent and fungus-specific host immune response to various fungi
  • Evaluate conventional methods and new techniques for diagnosis of invasive fungal infections
  • Discuss criteria for prophylaxis and treatment of invasive fungal infections
  • Discuss interactive relations between the mycology lab and clinic


Course Venue

Aristotle University, 3rd Department of Paediatrics, Hippokration Hospital, Thessaloniki, Greece

Target Audience

20 - 40 trainees in infectious diseases, paediatric infectious diseases or clinical microbiology, neonatologists, paediatricians, internists, other specialists

Contact Person

Dr Paraskevi Panagopoulou
Dept Pediatr Hematology/Oncology
Hippokration Hospital
Konstantinoupoleos 49
54642 Thessaloniki
Phone +30 2310 892 444
Fax +30 2310 998 921

Course Programme

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Thursday, 22 October 2009

  • Host response to fungi: developmental age dependent differences. Emmanuel Roilides
  • Invasive fungal infections (microbiology): candidiasis, aspergillosis, zygomycosis, fusariosis and other rare or emerging invasive fungal infections. Cornelia Lass-Flörl & Joseph Meletiadis


Friday, 23 October 2009

  • What's new in candidiasis. Theoklis Zaoutis
  • Epidemiology of fungal infections in ICU, oncology and surgery departments. George Petrikkos
  • Risk factors and clinical aspects of fungal infections in paediatrics. Theoklis Zaoutis
  • Conventional and novel modalities of diagnosis and follow-up of fungal infections in neonates and paediatric patients. Thomas J. Walsh
  • Pharmacology of antifungal agents in paediatric patients. Andreas Groll
  • Invasive candidiasis in the nursery. Paolo Manzoni
  • Invasiv aspergillosis in pediatric patients with cancer and HSCT. Andreas Groll
  • Candidemia and central venous catheters. Charalampos Antachopoulus
  • Primary immunodeficiencies and fungal infections. Adilia Warris


Saturday, 24 October 2009

  • Preventive and therapeutic modalities of fungal infections in neonates and children. Adilia Warris
  • Antifungal host defences in neonates and paediatric patients and adjunctive therapy. Emmanuel Roilides
  • Workshop: diagnosis of different fungi in the lab. Timos Vyzantiadis