Infection Management in the Elderly: Room for Improvement, ESCMID Postgraduate Education Course

2 - 3 October 2014, Annecy, France

  • ESCMID PK/PD of Anti-Infectives Study Group (EPASG)
  • ESCMID Study Group for Infections in the Elderly (ESGIE)
  • Annecy-Genevois Hospital Centre (CHANGE)
  • Société de Pathologie Infectieuse de Langue Française (SPILF)
Course Coordinators
  • Jean-Pierre Bru, Annecy, France
  • Leonardo Pagani, Bolzano, Italy
  • Mical Paul, Haifa, Israel
Course Objectives

Age-related changes in pharmacokinetics and pharmacodynamics occur with several drugs and often need to be considered for an optimal dosing regimen of antimicrobials. The aim is to provide participants with an updated insight into PK/PD concepts of antimicrobial therapy for geriatric patients.

Course Venue

Centre les Pensières, Fondation Mérieux
Route d'Annecy, 55
74290 Veyrier du Lac

Phone +33 450 64 80 80
Fax +33 450 60 19 71

Target Audience

Up to 80 infectious diseases specialists, geriatricians, clinical pharmacologists
with clinical commitment, internal medicine specialists in charge of elderly patients.

Contact Person

Jean-Pierre Bru
Infectious Diseases Unit
Annecy-Genevois Hospital Centre (CHANGE)
1, avenue de l’Hôpital
Metz-Tessy, BP 90074
74374 Pringy Cedex

Phone +33 450 63 66 02
Fax +33 450 63 61 55

Administrative Secretariat

Marguerite Gaulin
Secrétariat SPILF
Assistante Rédaction - Editions MMI
40 impasse A. France Cidex 423
38920 Crolles

Phone +33 476 92 01 18
Fax +33 476 92 01 19

Course Programme

Presentations are availabe in the ESCMID Online Lecture Library.

Thursday, 2 October 2014

Session 1
Chairs: Mical Paul & Jean-Pierre Bru
09:00 Challenges of geriatric medicine. Jean-Pierre Michel
09:45 The pathophysiological features of frailty and proneness to infections.
            Gaetan Gavazzi
10:30 Risk factors and burden of MDRO among elderly. Maria Luisa Moro
11:15 Coffee break
11:30 Is it possible to limit the spread of antimicrobial resistance in nursing                     homes? Benedetta Allegranzi
12:30 Lunch

Session 2
Chairs: Leonardo Pagani & Jean-Pierre Michel
14:00 Basic concepts of clinical pharmacology in relation to ageing.
           Johan W. Mouton
14:45 Appropriate antibiotic dosing concepts in elderly with cancer.
           Ursula Theuretzbacher
15:30 The challenge of polypharmacy and drug interactions in old persons
            still needs an appraisal. Andrea Corsonello
16:15 Coffee break
16:30 Do we need clinical ID guidelines targeted to aged persons? Mical Paul

Friday, 3 October 2014

Session 3
Chairs: Jacques Gaillat & Johan W. Mouton
09:00 Bacterial endocarditis in aged persons: are we sure to use the                                  appropriate therapy? Emmanuel Forestier
09:45 The critically ill patient over 65 in the ICU with infection.
           Jean-François Timsit
10:30 Subcutaneously delivered antimicrobials: real life, facts and myths.
           William Couet
11:15 Coffee break
11:30 PK/PD of beta-lactams, aminoglycosides and other antimicrobial classes              in elderly: translation into clinical practice. Leonardo Pagani
12:30 Lunch

Session 4
Chairs: Gaetan Gavazzi & Benedetta Allegranzi
14:00 An old danger for old patients: pneumococcal disease. Jacques Gaillat
14:45 Lessons learned from the Clostridium difficile epidemics. Jean-Pierre Bru
15:30 Ethics in antimicrobial management. Leonard Leibovici
16:00 Round table with conveners and participants on future issues and                            research. All faculty members
16:30 Concluding remarks. Jean-Pierre Bru, Leonardo Pagani &
            Ursula Theuretzbacher

Invited Faculty Members
  • Benedetta Allegranzi, Geneva, Switzerland
  • Jean-Pierre Bru, Annecy, France
  • Andrea Corsonello, Cosenza, Italy
  • William Couet, Poitiers, France
  • Emmanuel Forestier, Chambéry, France
  • Jacques Gaillat, Annecy, France
  • Gaetan Gavazzi, Grenoble, France
  • Leonard Leibovici, Tel Aviv, Israel
  • Jean-Pierre Michel, Geneva, Switzerland
  • Maria Luisa Moro, Bologna, Italy
  • Johan W. Mouton, Nijmegen, The Netherlands
  • Leonardo Pagani, Bolzano, Italy
  • Mical Paul, Haifa, Israel
  • Ursula Theuretzbacher, Vienna, Austria
  • Jean-François Timsit, Paris, France