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Better Methods for Clinical Studies in Infectious Diseases and Clinical Microbiology: a Hands-on Workshop, ESCMID Postgraduate Technical Workshop

26 - 28 October 2016, Seville, Spain

Organizers
  • ESCMID Study Group for Infections in the Elderly (ESGIE)
  • ESCMID Study Group for Bloodstream Infections and Sepsis (ESGBIS)


Course Coordinators
  • Leonard Leibovici, Petah-Tiqva, Israel
  • Jesús Rodríguez-Baño, Seville, Spain
Course Objectives

The generic objective of the workshop is to improve the knowledge of participants in the most important aspects of the methodology for the design, analysis and report of clinical studies in infectious diseases and clinical microbiology, and to train their application. Attendants will be divided into basic and advance tracks for specific activities according to their previous training. The specific objectives are to:

  • provide the participants with tools on how to phrase a research question
  • choose the appropriate design and methods to address it
  • choose and apply the appropriate analysis methods
  • write an optimal report
Course Venue & Accommodation

Hotel Tryp Macarena
San Juan de Ribera, 2
41009 Seville
Spain

tryp.macarena[at]melia.com

Target Audience

60 – 80 infectious diseases specialists or residents in infectious diseases and clinical microbiology, pharmacists interested in infectious diseases, and master or PhD students interested in the subject.

CME Accreditation

The event was granted 15 European CME credits (ECMEC) by the European Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (EACCME).

Contact Person (Scientific Programme)

Prof Leonard Leibovici
Dept. of Medicine E
Beilinson Hospital
49100 Petah-Tiqva
Israel

Phone +972 393 765 01
Fax +937 393 765 12
leibovic[at]post.tau.ac.il

Administrative Secretariat

Zaira Palacios Baena
Hospital Universitario Virgen Macarena
Enfermedades Infecciosas
Avda Dr Fedriani s/n
41009 Seville
Spain

Phone +31 653 276 353
zaira.palacios.baena[at]hotmail.com

Tanya Babich
Dept. of Medicine E
Beilinson Hospital
49100 Petah-Tiqva
Israel

Phone +972 393 773 80
TanyaNoaBa[at]clalit.org.il

Course Programme

 

Presentations are availabe in the ESCMID Online Lecture Library.

Wednesday, 26 October 2016

08:15 Registration
09:15 Why methods? Why are we doing this? Jesús Rodríguez-Baño
09:30 New designs for randomized controlled trials. Marc Bonten
10:30 Coffee break

Basic track

Chair: Mical Paul
11:00 Choice of outcomes in RCTs and observational studies of interventions in infectious diseases. Jesús Rodríguez-Baño
12:00 Systematic reviews and meta-analysis of interventions. Mical Paul
13:00 Lunch

Advanced Track

Chair: Mette Nørgaard
11:00 Analysis of large, nation-wide databases. Mette Nørgaard
12:00 Adjustment in observational studies: use of propensity scores and instrumental variables. Saskia le Cessie

Parallel workshops

14:00

  • Choice of outcomes in clinical research. Jesús Rodríguez-Baño
  • Randomized controlled trials. Marc Bonten & Mical Paul
  • Systematic reviews and meta-analysis. Mariska Leeflang & Leonard Leibovici
  • Analysis of large databases. Mette Nørgaard & Pontus Naucler

16:00 Coffee break
16:15 Afternoon parallel workshops continued

Thursday, 27 October 2016

Basic track
Chair: Sheldon Stone
08:15 Sample size analysis. Saskia le Cessie
09:15 How to write an article. Leonard Leibovici
10:15 Coffee break
10:45 Analysis of large, nation-wide databases. Mette Nørgaard
11:45 Multi-variable analysis: which model to use? Belén Gutiérrez

Advanced track
Chair: Benedikt Huttner
08:15 Choice of outcomes in RCTs and observational studies of interventions in infectious diseases. Jesús Rodríguez-Baño
09:15 Methods to demonstrate the link between consumption of antibiotics and change in resistance. Benedikt Huttner
10:15 Coffee break
10:45 External validity of RCTs in infectious diseases: bad? And how to improve it? Mical Paul
11:45 Diagnostic systematic reviews and meta-analysis. Mariska Leeflang
12:45 Lunch

Parallel workshops
13:45

  • Ecological studies. Benedikt Huttner
  • Use of specific guidelines to construct your report. Sheldon Stone
  • Diagnostic systematic reviews and studies. Mariska Leeflang
  • Sample size analysis. Saskia le Cessie

15:45 Coffee break
16:00 Parallel workshops continued

Friday, 28 October 2016

Basic track
Chair: Mical Paul
08:15 Use of specific guidelines to construct your report (CONSORT, PRISMA, ORION, etc.). Sheldon Stone
09:15 Choice of controls in case-control studies. Pontus Naucler

Advanced track
Chair: Belén Gutiérrez
08:15 Derivation and validation of decision rules. Leonard Leibovici
09:15 Use of CART analysis. Belén Gutiérrez
10:15 Coffee break

Parallel workshops
10:45

  • Use of multi-variable analysis. Jesús Rodríguez-Baño & Saskia le Cessie
  • How to test complex interventions for infection control. Benedikt Huttner
  • Case-control studies. Pontus Naucler & Mariska Leeflang
  • Design of observational studies. Leonard Leibovici

13:00 Lunch and concluding remarks

Faculty Members
  • Marc Bonten, Utrecht, Netherlands
  • Saskia le Cessie, Leiden, Netherlands
  • Belén Gutiérrez, Seville, Spain
  • Benedikt Huttner, Geneva, Switzerland
  • Mariska Leeflang, Amsterdam, Netherlands
  • Leonard Leibovici, Petah-Tiqva, Israel
  • Pontus Naucler, Stockholm, Sweden
  • Mette Nørgaard, Aarhus, Denmark
  • Mical Paul, Haifa, Israel
  • Jesús Rodríguez-Baño, Seville, Spain
  • Sheldon Stone, London, United Kingdom
Last update: 01 February 2017

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