Study Group Websymposia

Here you can see the list of upcoming Websymposia that are organised by our ESCMID Study Groups as well as find the links to register or join the live event. Each is recorded and available upon request as well as in the ESCMID eLibrary following the live event.


EFWISG Educational Websymposium: Planning your research and manuscript writing more efficiently

Organised by EFWISG


January 23 at 12:00-13:00 CET


Chairs: Merica Carev and Stefan Zimmermann


  • Most common mistakes in planning your research - Damir Sapunar
  • Writing research manuscripts more efficiently - Livia Puljak


Watch the replay on the ESCMID eLibrary.


Genomic surveillance of listeriosis in Germany - clusters, outbreaks and vehicles

Organised by ESGEM and EFWISG


February 22 at 12:00-13:00 CET


Chairs: Guido Werner and Ana Sofia Tedim


Speaker: Dr Sven Halbedel


Link to register:


Back to basics: Diagnosis of C. difficile infection

Organised by ESGCD


March 22 at 16:00-17:00 CET


Chairs: Fidelma FItzpatrick


Speakers: Kerrie Davies and Marcela Krutova


This year ESGCD are launching our ‘Back to Basics’ series of webinars. These will cover all aspects of C. difficile infection (CDI), from diagnosis, treatment, surveillance and infection prevention. These webinars are a chance for you all to brush up on your skills and knowledge on all things CDI.


The first webinar, Back to basics: Diagnosis of C. difficile Infection, is on 22nd March, at 4pm (CET).


Link to join webinar (No registration required):


Biofilm Corner

Organised by ESGB


March 23 at 16:00-17:00 CET


Chairs: Elisa Borghi


Speakers: Veronica Soares Brauer and Carolina López


Link to register:


Wastewater analysis as a source of health information: The COVID-19 pandemic as an example

Organised by EFWISG


March 30 at 13:00-14:00 CET


Chairs: Stefan Zimmermann and Ana Tedim


Speaker: Dr Blanca Sanchéz


Link to register:


Differences and similarities in diagnosis and treatment among cardiovascular, orthopedic and neurosurgical implant-associated infections

Organised by ESGIAI


June 5 at 10:00-14:30 CET


  • 10.00-10.15 Introduction to implant-associated infections-ESGIAI (Marjan Wouthuyzen-Bakker)


1. Pathogenesis


  • Chairs: Marjan Wouthuyzen-Bakker, David Lebeaux

  • 10.15-10.35 Principles of biofilm formation-challenging the future (Tom Coeney)
  • 10.35-10.55 Visualization of biofilm-related infections at the surface of different implants: The “FISH experience” (Annette Moter)
  • 10.55-11.00: 5-minutes Q&A discussion


2. Diagnostic challenges


  • Chairs:  Yvonne Ackerman -Stephane Corvec
  • 11.00-11.20 Microbiological diagnosis in implant-associated infections by implant type (Robin Patel)
  • 11.20: 11.40: Current knowledge on molecular diagnosis of implant-associated infections (Jaime Esteban)
  • 11.40-12.00: PET-scan in implant infections: diagnostic issues & pitfalls (AWJM (Andor) Glaudemans)
  • 12.00-12.05: 5-minutes Q&A discussion


3. Surgery for infection


  • Chairs Klaus  Kirketerp-Møller, Antonios Papadopoulos
  • 12.05-12.20: Surgical approach in orthopedic implant-infections (Clauss Martin)
  • 12.20-12.35: Surgical management of cardiac implant infections (Carlos Mestres)
  • 12.35-12.50: Surgical treatment of prosthetic vascular graft infections (Konstantinos Moulakakis) 
  • 12.50-13.05: Management of neurosurgical implant infections (Nora Renz)
  • 13.05-13.10: 5-minutes Q&A discussion


4. Medical treatment


  • Chairs Parham Sendi, Efthymia Giannitsioti
  • 13.10-13.30: Duration and combination of antimicrobial treatment in implant-associated infections: do they differ among implants? (Eric Seneville)
  • 13.30-13.50: Experience with novel antibiotics in different implant-associated infections (Alex Soriano)
  • 13.50-14.10: Antimicrobial prophylaxis for prevention of implant-associated infections: when and how (Tobias Kramer)
  • 14.10-14.15: 5-minutes Q&A discussion
  • 14:15-14.30: Closing remarks: ESGIAI scientific committee


Link to register: