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Role of Anaerobic Bacteria in Infections: Diagnostics, Antibiotic Resistance, New Therapy Options, ESCMID Postgraduate Technical Workshop

22 - 27 March 2010, Groningen, The Netherlands

The Participants and Faculty of the Workshop in Groningen (click for a larger image).


  • Institute of Clinical Microbiology, University of Szeged, HU / National Reference Laboratory for Anaerobes, HU
  • Department of Medical Microbiology, University Medical Center, Groningen, NL
  • ESCMID Study Group for Antimicrobial Resistance in Anaerobic Bacteria (ESGARAB)
  • ESCMID Study Group for Clostridium difficile (ESGCD)
Course Materials

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Monday 22 March 2010

  • General introduction of anaerobes and the relevance in human medicine. John Degener, NL
  • The role of anaerobic bacteria as members of the normal flora and their use as probiotics. Carl Erik Nord, SE
  • Prevalence of anaerobic bacteria in different infections after abdominal or pelvic surgery. The value of the anaerobic blood cultures. Elisabeth Nagy, HU
    Special infections involving anaerobes (diabetic foot and bite infections). Inge Gyssens, NL
  • How to identify anaerobes. Edit Urban, HU
  • Differentiation of anaerobic bacteria according to the Wadsworth method. Linda Wildeboer, NL
  • Resistance problems in anaerobes. Antibiotic resistance determination methods for anaerobes. Importance of MIC and break-point determination. Arne Rodloff, DE

Tuesday 23 March 2010

  • Use of MALDI-TOF MS to identify anaerobic bacteria. Linda Wildeboer, NL & Elisabeth Nagy, HU
  • Anaerobes in the oral region as normal flora member and as pathogens. Arie Jan van Winkelhoff, NL
  • Necrobacillosis / Lemierre’s syndrome; the forgotten diseases. Inge Gyssens, NL
  • Taxonomic changes of anaerobes. Should we care? Eija Könönen, FI

Wednesday 24 March 2010

  • Emerging infection: epidemiology of CDI, its importance in hospital setting and in the community, hygienic measures and treatment. Ed Kuijper, NL
  • Diagnostics of C. difficile infection from direct toxin detection with different methods till isolation and typing. Gabriella Terhes, HU
  • Fluorescent in situ hybridisation; a useful method in anaerobic diagnostics. Erwin Raangs, NL
  • Value of molecular methods if mixed infections should be diagnosed. Georg Conrads, DE

Thursday 25 March 2010

  • Bacterial vaginosis: is it only a flora change or a starting point of several severe consequences. Elisabeth Nagy, HU
  • Actinomyces species: Clinical aspects and diagnostic possibilities. Willem Manson, NL
  • Gram positive anaerobic cocci: Clinical aspects and diagnostic possibilities. Linda Wildeboer, NL
  • Finegoldia magna. Linda Wildeboer, NL
  • Vitek system. An automated identification possibility for anaerobes. Elisabeth Lee, NL
Course Faculty
  • Georg Conrads, Aachen, DE
  • John Degener, Groningen, NL
  • Inge Gyssens, Nijmegen, NL
  • Eija Könönen, Helsinki, FI
  • Ed Kuijper, Leiden, NL
  • Willem Manson, Groningen, NL
  • Elisabeth Nagy, Szeged, HU
  • Carl Erik Nord, Stockholm, SE
  • Erwin Raangs, Groningen, NL
  • Arne Rodloff, Leipzig, Germany
  • Gabriella Terhes, Szeged, HU
  • Edit Urban, Szeged, HU
  • Arie Jan van Winkelhoff, Groningen, NL
  • Linda Wildeboer-Veloo, Groningen, NL
Administrative Secretariat

Ms Marchiene Bronsema
Secretariat Department of Medical Microbiology
University Medical Center Groningen
PO Box 30001
9700 RB  Groningen
The Netherlands

Phone +31 (0)50 361 3480

Course Venue

Department of Medical Microbiology, University Medical Center, Groningen, The Netherlands.

Target Audience

Up to 20 clinical microbiologists in training or already working with anaerobes.


Last update: 26 April 2010

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