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Antibiotic Resistance and Healthcare-associated Infections, ESCMID Postgraduate Education Course

21 - 23 October 2009, Sibenik, Croatia


Organized by the Croatian Society of Infectious Diseases (CSID) and the Croatian Society of Medical Microbiology and Parasitology (CSMMP) of the Croatian Medical Association.


Course Organizers
  • Tatjana Jeren, Zagreb, HR (CSID)
  • Smilja Kalenic, Zagreb, HR (CSMMP)

Course Coordinators
  • Rok Civljak, Zagreb, HR (CSID)
  • Arjana Tambic Andrasevic, Zagreb, HR (CSMMP)
Course Objectives

The course will provide participants with updated background information and a practical approach to the emerging problem of antibiotic resistance and its influence on healthcare-associated infections (HCAIs). Through interactive sessions participants will have the possibility to discuss practical problems with leading experts in the field.

Course Venue

Hotel Ivan****, Sibenik, Croatia

Target Audience

The organizing committee will accept applications from all clinical microbiologists and infectious disease physicians, especially trainees, who are interested in the study of antimicrobial resistance and healthcare-associated infections, and/or who are (or intend to be) members of Hospital Infection Control Committees. The maximum number of course participants is 32.

Course Programme

All presentations are available for ESCMID members. Please log in or register.

Wednesday, 21 October 2009

Multi-resistant bacteria in hospital environment

  • Antibiotic resistance in Gram-positive cocci. Waleria Hryniewicz
  • Mechanisms of resistance in Enterobacteriaceae. Arjana Tambic Andrasevic
  • Multiply resistant non-fermentative bacteria. S. Sardelic

Specific nosocomial clinical problems - I

  • Ventilator-associated pneumonia. Javier Garau
  • Vascular catheter-associated infections. Bruno Barsic
  • Treatment options for difficult-to-treat organisms. Javier Garau


Thursday, 22 October 2009

Specific nosocomial clinical problems - II

  • Skin and soft tissue infections. Nicola Petrosillo
  • Nosocomial urinary tract infections. Bruno Barsic
  • Surgical site infections. Nicola Petrosillo

Interventions to control bacterial resistance

  • Managing antibiotic resistance. Arjana Tambic Andrasevic
  • Infection control in hospitals. Smilja Kalenic

Friday, 23 October 2009

Control of HCAI

  • Bundles of care in infection control. Rok Civljak
  • Isolation precautions – improving compliance. Smilja Kalenic
  • Exposure of HCWs to HCAI. Rok Civljak
Last update: 07 December 2009

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