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

29 September – 03 October 2013, Bertinoro, Italy

  • Association of Italian Clinical Microbiologists (AMCLI)
  • Italian Society of Infectious and Tropical Diseases (SIMIT)
  • Universities of Bologna, Brescia and Pavia

Course Coordinators

  • Francesco Castelli, University of Brescia, Italy
  • Tiziana Lazzarotto, University of Bologna, Italy
  • Valeria Meroni, University of 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

University Campus Bertinoro, Italy

Target Audience

20–50 young clinicians (experts in infectious diseases, obstetricians, gynaecologists, neonatologists, paediatricians, microbiologists and virologists), biologists or other graduated people involved in the field.

Contact Persons (Scientific Programme)

Tiziana Lazzarotto

Valeria Meroni

Lina Tomasoni

Administrative Secretariat

Roberta Partisani
Segreteria organizzativa Ce.U.B.
Via Frangipane 6
47032 Bertinoro, Italy

Phone +39 054 344 65 00
Fax +39 054 344 65 57

Course Programme

Presentations are availabe in the ESCMID Online Lecture Library.

Sunday, 29 September 2013

  • Participant registration
  • Welcome and introduction
  • Embryogenesis and embryopathogenesis
  • Immunology of pregnant women and fetuses
  • Drugs and pregnancy

Monday, 30 September 2013

  • Toxoplasmosis
  • Emerging infections
  • Malaria
  • Tuberculosis
  • Chagas disease

Tuesday, 1 October 2013

  • Vaccines
  • HIV
  • Hepatitis viruses
  • Herpes viruses
  • HPV

Wednesday, 2 October 2013

  • CMV
  • Rubella virus
  • Varicella-Zoster virus
  • Parvovirus B19
  • Termination of pregnancy: different rules in different countries

Thursday, 3 October 2013

  • Group B streptococcal infections
  • Syphilis
  • Chlamydia trachomatis
  • Closing remarks
Faculty Members
  • D. Ajzemberg, Limoges, France
  • P. Barreiro, Madrid, Spain
  • F. Castelli, Brescia, Italy
  • S. Doyle, Maynooth, Ireland
  • T. Frusca, Brescia, Italy
  • M. Furione, Pavia, Italy
  • T. Ghi, Bologna, Italy
  • L. Grangeot-Keros, Paris, France
  • D. Hutzli, Freiburg, Germany
  • M.P. Landini, Bologna, Italy
  • T. Lazzarotto, Bologna, Italy
  • M. Leruez-Ville, Paris, France
  • L. Mandelbrot, Colombes, France
  • A. Marchant, Brussels, Belgium
  • A. Matteelli, Brescia, Italy
  • V. Meroni, Pavia, Italy
  • J. Parry, London, United Kingdom
  • R.F. Pass, Birmingham, United States
  • E. Petersen, Århus, Denmark
  • F. Peyron, Lyon, France
  • C. Poggi, Florence, Italy
  • M. Regazzi Bonora, Pavia, Italy
  • M.G. Revello, Pavia, Italy
  • N. Rizzo, Bologna, Italy
  • A. Spinillo, Pavia, Italy