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Infection Prevention and Control: Let's Get Practical!, ESCMID Postgraduate Technical Workshop

29 May - 1 June 2016, Groningen, Netherlands

  • European Committee on Infection Control (EUCIC)
  • ESCMID Study Group for Epidemiological Markers (ESGEM)
  • ESCMID Study Group for Molecular Diagnostics (ESGMD)
  • University Medical Center Groningen (UMCG)
Course Coordinators
  • Alexander W. Friedrich, Groningen, Netherlands
  • Nico T. Mutters, Heidelberg, Germany
Course Objectives

Healthcare-associated infections are a common adverse event in acute care medicine causing significant morbidity and mortality. There has been a significant increase in the commitment of infection prevention and control (IPC) among European countries in the past years. However, there is still heterogeneity in training opportunities and IPC qualifications. The European Society of Clinical Microbiology and Infectious Diseases (ESCMID) has launched the new European Committee on Infection Control (EUCIC) to take the lead in establishing a European training competency for IPC doctors.

Training with simulation patients

This is the first course organized by EUCIC and it represents the first step to achieve the above mentioned objectives. "Infection Prevention and Control: Let's Get Practical!" is a hands-on course including bedside teaching with simulation patients, played by professional actors. You will have the opportunity to be taught face-to-face with top experts covering all major aspects of IPC in the hospital. With modern techniques we will make invisible transmission of microbes visible to the eyes of everybody. Join us in Groningen and get your hands on real life infection prevention and control!

Course Venue

University Medical Center Groningen
Department of Medical Microbiology and
Infection Prevention
Hanzeplein 1; Mailcode EB 80
9713 GZ Groningen

Target Audience

15–40 medical doctors in training for clinical microbiology, infectious diseases or infection control (hospital  hygiene).

Contact Person (Scientific Programme & Administrative Secretariat)

Henna Holband
University Medical Center Groningen
Department of Medical Microbiology and
Infection Prevention
Hanzeplein 1; Mailcode EB 80
9713 GZ Groningen

Phone +31 503 619 650
Fax +31 503 619 105

Course Programme
Presentations are availabe in the ESCMID Online Lecture Library.

Sunday, 29 May 2016

General prerequisites for infection prevention
14:00 Registration
14:45 Welcome & introduction

MDs in training (CM, IP and ID)
15:00 Infection prevention and antimicrobial stewardship: Yin & Yang of patient safety. Evelina Tacconelli
16:00 From competence to meta-competence: multidisciplinarity in infection prevention and control in the regional healthcare network. Alexander W. Friedrich
17:00 Get together

Monday, 30 May 2016

Infection prevention
09:00 Healthcare-associated infections (HAI)
HAI Part I. Walter Zingg

  • Post-operative wound infections
  • Catheter-related bloodstream infections

HAI Part II. Nico T. Mutters

  • Ventilator-associated pneumonia

HAI Part III. Ana Budimir

  • Catheter-associated urinary tract infections

11:00 Antimicrobial resistance – a situation report. Jan Kluytmans
11:30 Surveillance and intervention measures for infection control. Andreas Voss
12:00 Lunch break

13:00 Skills lab
Isolation and infection prevention measures in small groups in simulated patient rooms:

  • Basic skills in infection prevention. Vicki Erasmus
  • Infection prevention measures: different isolation measures. Mariëtte Lokate
  • POWI (Post-Operative Wound Infections). Margreet Vos

Case 1: Aseptic procedures
Case 2: Cleaning and dressing an infected wound
Case 3: Patient with ESBL-positive Klebsiella pneumoniae bloodstream infection

17:00 End of Day

Tuesday, 31 May 2016

Diagnostics-based infection prevention & control
09:00 Screening for infection prevention. Andreas Widmer

  • Sample taking
  • Which diagnostics are needed?
  • Which microorganisms should be tested for?
  • Interpreting the results from the lab

10:00 Determination of the agent. Paul Savelkoul

  • Rapid diagnostic tests
  • POC-testing

11:00 Time is safety: rapid diagnostic and realtime typing. Bert Niesters
11:30 Next Generation Sequencing for infection control. John Rossen
12:00 Lunch break

13:00 Skills lab
Isolation and infection prevention measures in small groups in simulated patient rooms:

  • Diagnostics and special measures of infection prevention. Jesús Rodríguez Baño
  • Practical regional network for the prevention and control of infections. Pamela Barbadoro
  • Airborne/droplet precautions and strict isolation measures. Erik Bathoorn

Case 1: A patient with a urinary tract infection
Case 2: A patient from abroad comes to the ER with a hip fracture
Case 3: An asylum seeker as a patient in the ER

16:30 Lecture: Dutch TB-care center. Onno Akkerman
17:00 End of Day

Wednesday, 1 June 2016

Resistance prevention by antimicrobial stewardship
09:00 Persuasive technologies in prevention and prescription. Lisette van Gemert-Pijnen
09:45 Antibiotic stewardship: the 2-day-bundle. Bhanu Sinha
10:00 Coffee break and discussion
11:00 Web-based application for Geohealth and A teams. Olga Kulyk
11:30 Cost efficiency modelling of ASP and preventive measures. Jan-Willem Dik
12:00 Conclusive remarks

Faculty Members
  • Onno Akkerman, Groningen, Netherlands
  • Pamela Barbadoro, Ancona, Italy
  • Ana Budimir, Zagreb, Croatia
  • Erik Bathoorn, Groningen, Netherlands
  • Jan-Willem Dik, Groningen, Netherlands
  • Vicki Erasmus, Rotterdam, Netherlands
  • Alexander W. Friedrich, Groningen, Netherlands
  • Lisette van Gemert-Pijnen, Twente, Netherlands
  • Jan Kluytmans, Breda, Netherlands
  • Olga Kulyk, Twente, Netherlands
  • Mariëtte Lokate, Groningen, Netherlands
  • Nico T. Mutters, Heidelberg, Germany
  • Bert Niesters, Groningen, Netherlands
  • Jesús Rodríguez Baño, Seville, Spain
  • John Rossen, Groningen, Netherlands
  • Paul Savelkoul, Maastricht, Netherlands
  • Bhanu Sinha, Groningen, Netherlands
  • Evelina Tacconelli, Tübingen, Germany
  • Andreas Voss, Nijmegen, Netherlands
  • Margreet Vos, Rotterdam, Netherlands
  • Andreas Widmer, Basel, Switzerland
  • Walter Zingg, Geneva, Switzerland
CME Accreditation

The organizers of the course will apply for European CME accreditation through EACCME.

Last update: 11 October 2016

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