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ESCMID Panorama

ESCMID Workshop on Professional Affairs in Clinical Microbiology and Infectious Diseases

9 - 10 October 2008, Rome, Italy

The ESCMID Workshop on Professional Affairs in Clinical Microbiology and Infectious Diseases on 9 - 10 October 2008 in Rome, Italy, was attended by 140 professionals contributing to the success of the workshop. Don't miss our report in ESCMID News 3/2008.

The Scientific Committee, Giuseppe Cornaglia, Gunnar Kahlmeter, Robert Read and the ESCMID Professional Affairs Subcommittee would like to thank all those who helped us meet all of our objectives for the Workshop.

Workshop Programme

9 October 2008
Welcome Address
Giuseppe Cornaglia,  ESCMID President
Enrico Garaci, ISS President

Defining the territories

Chairpersons: Giuseppe Cornaglia, Javier Garau

  • Clinical Microbiology throughout Europe: a Family Tree. John Edward Degener

    Presentation

  • Infectious Diseases throughout Europe: a Family Tree. Mike McKendrick

    Presentation

Working with others

Chairpersons: Antonio Cassone, Evelina Tacconelli

  • Interaction between clinical microbiologists and infectious disease physicians: possible obstacles. Jos WM van der Meer
    Presentation
  • Pharmacists and MDs vs. infections: confrontation or co-operation? Niels Frimodt-Möller
    Presentation
  • Current and future models for the Organisation of Anti-infective Management Teams. Marc Struelens
    Presentation

10 October 2008

Improving our practice - 1

Chairpersons: Nicola Petrosillo, Andreas Voss

  • The more is not always the better – providing high-quality service in spite of limited resources. Arjana Tambic
    Presentation
  • Rapid testing and automation in clinical microbiology: where are we today? Mario Poljak
    Presentation
  • Doctor tests or “bedside-microbiology testing”: can it help in the therapeutic management? The point of view of an Infectious Disease specialist. Ingrid Nilsson Ehle
    Presentation
  • Doctor tests or “bedside-microbiology testing”: can it help in the therapeutic management? The point of view of the Clinical Microbiologist. Vincent Jarlier
    Presentation

Improving our practice - 2

Chairpersons: Annalisa Pantosti, Winfried Kern

  • Why is the workflow in Clinical microbiology so slow? Can we get it quicker? Emmanuelle Cambau
    Presentation
  • The contribution of health economics to the evaluation of diagnostic strategies and microbiology testing. Application to the point of care diagnostics in medicine. Isabelle Durand-Zaleski
    Presentation
  • Finding new niches for our skills! Winfried Kern
    Presentation

Organising ourselves

Chairpersons: Murat Akova, Roberto Cauda

  • What are the possible benefits of a closer liaison between the specialities of Clinical Microbiology and Infectious Diseases? Helen Giamarellou, Fernando Baquero
    Presentation H. Giamarellou
    Presentation F. Baquero
  • Many bugs, one house? The different souls of Clinical Microbiology. Hilary Humphreys ,  Gijs J.H.M. Ruijs
    Presentation
  • Sub-specialisation in Infectious Diseases: Should we have specialists in TB, Hepatitis and HIV? Roberto Cauda
    Presentation

Getting ready for the future - increased effectiveness

Chairpersons: Giuseppe Cornaglia, Gunnar Kahlmeter, Robert Read

  • Emerging diseases and their spread (including climate changes). Javier Garau
    Presentation
  • Antimicrobial drugs availability - practicing medicine in a world without antibiotics. Ragnar Norrby
    Presentation
  • Multi-professional working relationships. Gijs J.H.M. Ruijs
    Presentation
  • Pan-European integration. Mario Poljak
    Presentation

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