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Beta-lactamases in Community-acquired Infections: from Lab to Clinic, ESCMID Postgraduate Education Course

10 - 11 March 2009, Ankara, Turkey


Organized by the ESCMID Study Group for Antimicrobial Resistance Surveillance (ESGARS) and the Infectious Diseases and Clinical Microbiology Specialty Society of Turkey (EKMUD).


Course Objectives
  • Raise awareness of the magnitude of antimicrobial resistance
  • Increase knowledge about extended-spectrum beta-lactamases
  • Increase knowledge about interpretive reading of antimicrobial susceptibility tests
  • Demonstrate through case discussions how to choose the right treatment for serious infections


Course Venue

Bilkent Otel, Ankara, Turkey


Target Audience

50-75 infectious disease and clinical microbiology specialists/trainees and epidemiologists

Course Coordinator & Administrative Secretariat

Prof Hakan Leblebicioglu
Department of Infectious Diseases & Clinical Microbiology
Ondokuz Mayis University Medical School, Samsun, Turkey
Phone +90 362 312 1919/2480


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Day 1

Introduction. Hakan Leblebicioglu

Session: Extended-spectrum and other beta-lactamases: still extending
Chair: Gian Maria Rossolini

Evolution of ESBLs. Dora Szabo

ESBLs in the community: the CTX-M dilemma. Haluk Vahaboglu

AmpC-type and carbapenemases. Gian Maria Rossolini

Session: Detection of beta-lactamases
Chairs: Haluk Vahaboglu & Gul Bahar

Phenotypic and genotypic detection of beta-lactamases. Jordi Vila

Automated susceptibility testing systems. Luis Martinez-Martinez

Workshop: Interpretive reading of in vitro antimicrobial test results. Rafael Canton

Session: Preventive strategies: need for speed or wait for resistance
Chair: Javier Garau

Surveillance of resistance & Local and nation-wide antibiotic restriction policies. Salih Hosoglu

Day 2

Case discussion: Controversies about extended-spectrum and AmpC beta-lactamases. Javier Garau

Session: ESBLs: how can we treat?
Chair: Hakan Leblebicioglu

PK/PD parameters for selecting antibiotics for treatment. Dilek Arman

Beta-lactam & beta-lactamase inhibitors. Murat Akova

Carbapenems. Hakan Erdem

Tigecycline. Hasan Salih Zeki Aksu

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