ESCMID-SHEA Training Course in Hospital Epidemiology

20 –  23 October 2014, Phuket, Thailand

Local Organiser
  • Ben Cooper, Oxford, United Kingdom
Special Guest
  • Anucha Apisarnthanarak, Pratumthani, Thailand
Course Coordinators
  • Jan Kluytmans, Breda, The Netherlands
  • Bart Gordts, Antwerpen, Belgium
  • Andreas Voss, Nijmegen, The Netherlands
  • Leonard Mermel, Rhode Island, United States

Presentations are availabe in the ESCMID Online Lecture Library.

Module A: Healthcare-associated Infection Prevention and Management Core Module

This module represents the core of the course that teaches what healthcare-associated infections are and how they can be prevented or contained in acute and longterm care settings.

It provides solid state-of-the-art lectures, hands-on exercises, case-oriented classes, self-training and interactive problem sessions.


  • Describe the background and challenges of healthcare-associated infections and define precise objectives for healthcare-associated infection control
  • Teach the major methodological techniques for infection control epidemiology
  • Provide models and techniques for the set-up of the infection control team as a professional business unit in a non-profit healthcare environment
  • Provide the infection control team with strategies in order to optimise resources and focus on improvement of quality and patient outcome
  • Teach the participants about the structure and organisation models of infection control on the institutional, regional, national and international level
  • Review and evaluate methods for the management and control of healthcare-related pathogens
  • Teach at state-of-the-art level the predominating types of healthcare-associated infections like catheter-related bloodstream infections, ventilatorassociated pneumonia and surgical site infections, and develop the students’ ability to implement specific containment and prevention strategies

You should attend if you are:

  • a physician / nurse / technician with future or actual responsibility in control programmes of healthcare-related infections
  • seeking a theoretical and practical training in order to prepare for the job; an experienced infection control practitioner seeking to evaluate your professional priorities and those of your team

20 – 23 October 2014
Start: Monday, 20 October 2014
End: Thursday, 23 October 2014

This module is limited to 60 participants.

Module B: Applied Infection Control Module


To provide in-depth training on the epidemiology and prevention of a limited number of healthcare-related infections. The focus will be on the application of the theoretical background in clinical practice. At the end of the training, participants will be able to deal with infection control issues in their own institutes.

This year´s topics:

  • Antimicrobial stewardship
  • Epidemiology and control of multi-resistant Gram-negative bacteria
  • Epidemiology and control of MRSA
  • Epidemiology and control of Clostridium difficile & norovirus
  • Influencing healthcare workers to improve compliance in infection control
  • Human factors engineering & infection control
  • Device-related infections
  • Role of environment in infection control

You should attend if you are:

  • a physician working in the field of clinical microbiology, infectious diseases or a related medical specialty or an infection control practitioner and
  • if you have several years of experience in the field of healthcare-related infection control

20 – 23 October 2014
Start: Monday, 20 October 2014
End: Thursday, 23 October 2014

This module is limited to 40 participants.

Practical information

Contact person for registration and further information
Soontareewan Kanchanasri
Aesculap Academy
12th Fl. Q House Ploenchit Bldg.
598 Ploenchit Rd, Lumpini, Pathumwan
10330 Bangkok, Thailand

Phone +66 2 617 5028
Fax +66 2 627 3251-2

Course Fee

  • Course Fee: 430 Euro net plus VAT, where applicable
  • Special Fee: 380 Euro net plus VAT, where applicable for members of ESCMID and/or SHEA

The course fee includes food & beverages as well as the course material. We kindly ask you to transfer the participation fee after receipt of the invoice.

Cancellation Terms
If a participant cancels his / her registration up to 4 weeks before the beginning of the event, the participation fee will be reimbursed in full. For cancellations made until 14 days before the event we reserve the right to charge half the participation fee. Registrants will be charged the full participation fee if they cancel after 13 October 2014 or do not attend.

Congress Venue
Le Meridien Phuket Beach Resort
29 Soi Karon Nui
Tambon Karon Amphur Muang
83100 Phuket, Thailand

Phone +66 76 370 100
Fax +66 76 340 479

Credit Points

Credit points will be granted by the local accreditation body.

  • Ben Cooper, Oxford, United Kingdom
  • Bart Gordts, Antwerp, Belgium
  • Loreen Herwaldt, Iowa, United States
  • Jan Kluytmans, Breda, The Netherlands
  • Leonard Mermel, Rhode Island, United States
  • Eli N. Perencevich, Iowa, United States
  • Christina Vandenbroucke-Grauls, Amsterdam, The Netherlands
  • Andreas Voss, Nijmegen, The Netherlands
  • Andreas F. Widmer, Basel, Switzerland