Update on Antibiotic Resistance - from Laboratory to Clinical Practice, ESCMID Postgraduate Education Course

10 - 11 February 2012, Al-Ain, United Arab Emirates


Immunoregulation and Infection Research Priority Group, Faculty of Medicine and Health Sciences of the United Arab Emirates University

Course Material


Presentations are availabe in the ESCMID Online Lecture Library.


Friday, 10 February 2012

  • The global burden of antibiotic resistance. G. Cornaglia
  • EUCAST and the global challenge of antibiotic resistance. G. Kahlmeter
  • Emerging drug resistance among Enterococci. V. Rotimi
  • Antibiotic resistance of non-invasive and invasive Pneumococcus. A. Shibl
  • CA vs. HA MRSA in the hospitals. A. Sonnevend
  • Antibiotic resistance and diarrhoeal diseases. T. Pál
  • Emerging resistance among anaerobes. V. Rotimi
  • Clonality and antibiotic resistance. S. Amyes
  • MDR M. Tuberculosis, current diagnostic options. A. Mokkadas
  • Treatment options and infection control for MDR and XDR TB. M. Al Houqani
  • Life after ceftriaxone – drug resistance in Neisseria gonorrhoea. J. Vazquez

Saturday, 11 February 2012

  • Carbapenemases in non-fermenters and enteric bacteria. L. Poirel
  • Porins and efflux pumps. J. Vila
  • Screening and confirmation methods to detect carbapenem resistance. L. Poirel
  • Biocide resistance among nosocomial pathogens. S Amyes
  • The effect of fluroqionolones on co-resistance and virulence. J. Vila
  • Emerging aminoglycoside resistance among in Enterobacteriaceae and in non-fermenters. T. Pál
  • Antibiotic stewardship. R. Hashmey
  • MDR Enterobacteriaceae in community acquired infections. A. Khan
  • Treatment of nosocomial MDR Gram negative infections – what is left? M. Akova
  • Infection control for MDR pathogens. M. Pitout
  • Antibiotic prophylaxis in the era of MDR pathogens. R. Hashmey
  • What is in the pipeline? A. Rattan
Course Faculty
  • Murat Akova, Ankara, Turkey
  • Mohammed Al Houqani, Al Ain, UAE
  • Sebastian Amyes, Edinburgh, UK
  • Giuseppe Cornaglia, Verona, Italy
  • Rayhan Hashmey, Al Ain, UAE
  • Gunnar Kahlmeter, Vaxjo, Sweden
  • Asad Afroz Khan, Al Ain, UAE
  • Eman Mokkadas, Safat, Kuwait
  • Tibor Pál, Al Ain, UAE
  • Martin Pitout, Abu Dhabi, UAE
  • Laurent Poirel, Paris, France
  • Ashok Rattan, Sharjah, UAE
  • Vincent Rotimi, Safat, Kuwait
  • Atef Shibl, Riyadh, Saudi Arabia
  • Agnes Sonnevend, Al Ain, UAE
  • Julio Vazquez, Madrid, Spain
  • Jordi Vila, Barcelona, Spain
Contact Person

Prof Tibor Pál
Dept. Medical Microbiology and Immunology
FMHS, UAE University
Al Ain, PO Box 17666
United Arab Emirates

Phone +971-3-7137480
Fax +971-3-7671966

Administrative Secretariat

Ms. Maureen Dawood
FMHS, UAE University
Al Ain, PO Box 17666
United Arab Emirates

Phone +971-3-7137488
Fax +971-3-7671966

Course Objectives
  • To bring the audience up-to-date regarding the emergence and spread of antibiotic resistance of pathogens of global and of local importance
  • To channel and translate basic science and epidemiological data into information directly relevant for the diagnosis, management and prevention of such infections and outbreaks


Course Venue

Yanah Theatre
Faculty of Medicine and Health Sciences
UAE University
Al Ain, United Arab Emirates


Target Audience

Up to 100 professionals from the fields of clinical microbiology, infectious diseases, intensive care and epidemiology