Date: 16-17 September 2024

 

Location: Herrsching, Germany

 

 

 

Organisers

 

Paediatric working group, ESCMID Study Group for Antimicrobial Stewardship (ESGAP)

 

Module objectives

 

Although providing advice on the management of children with infections (both common and complex infections) falls within the routine workload of clinical microbiologists and antimicrobial

pharmacists working in general hospitals across Europe, as well as adult infectious diseases specialists on occasion, there are many fundamental differences between adults and children that impact on clinical decision making. Not only are children vulnerable to a number of pathologies that most adults are protected from, the aetiology and presentation of infection in children often differs considerably. Sample

collection in children can be extremely challenging and the effect of the microbiota can limit the utility of many tests in children. For these reasons, many microbiologists, adult infection specialists and clinical pharmacists feel less confident proving advice on children compared to adults, potentially resulting in unnecessary investigations, prolonged exposure to antimicrobials and diagnostic delays. This course aims to address some of these issues through a series of case-based interactive workshops. Active participation will be maintained through face to face discussions and real-time voting. Key differences between children and adults will be highlighted and evidence based approaches to managing children will be presented. Discussions within these workshops will include the role of lumbar puncture in young infants with UTIs, conservative versus surgical

management of atypical mycobacterial lymphadenitis in children, the role of pneumococcal urinary antigen testing in children with pneumonia, whether routine echocardiography is required in all children with staph aureus bacteraemia, investigating the baby with late onset sepsis, managing children following a significant exposure to pulmonary TB and many others. This case-based interactive approach has been used annually at various international infecton conferences and has received excellent feedback from microbiologists, pharmacists and infectious diseases specialists worlwide.

 

Preliminary programme

 

Programme flyer

 

Date: 6-7 November 2024

 

Location: Online

 

 

 

Organisers

 

ESCMID Ethics Advisory Committee

 

Module objectives

 

At the end of the course the participants will identify and will be sensitized on the ethical issues related to the field of antimicrobial stewardship, one-health topics, and the unique ethical issues on infection control

 

Preliminary programme

 

*This is a prelimary programme and therefore specific talks and speakers are subject to change

 

Programme flyer

 

Date: 13-15 January 2025

 

Location: Online

 

 

 

Organisers

 

Bichat Claude Bernard Hospital, University of Paris, IAME, Inserm; in partnership with Doctors Without Borders (MSF), Imperial College London, United Kingdom, University of Cape Town, South Africa and University of Bobo Dioulasso, Burkina Faso

 

Module objectives

 

Understand the issues and challenges of AMS in LMICs, to enable participants to better adapt the concepts learned in the other modules to these specific contexts, based on the example of several specific initiatives and solutions. The module will cover three themes: the context (Epidemiology of AMR and Antimicrobial prescription in LMICs); the implementation of AMS programs in LMICs; and the perspectives (researches, innovations, and training programs). This is aimed either at participants wishing to practice directly in these fields, or at those working on global health issues.

 

Preliminary programme

 

Programme coming soon

 

Date: 14-16 May 2025

 

Location: Seville, Spain

 

 

 

Organisers

 

Hospital Universitario Virgen Macarena

 

Module objectives

 

1. To learn how an antimicrobial stewardship programme (ASP) was designed and implemented in a specific setting (University hospital with a low rate of multidrug-resistant organisms [MDRO] located in Southern Europe)

 

2. To observe and learn how the ASP interventions are performed in real life in the different clinical settings and scenarios, with the available resources

 

3. To discuss how to measure the impact of the interventions

 

4. To understand the importance of the synergy between infection control and ASP

 

Preliminary programme

 

Programme coming soon

 

Date: 19-20 September 2025

 

Location: Online

 

 

 

Organisers

 

Aster Medcity

 

Module objectives

 

At the end of the course, the participant will be able to:

- Understand the basics and need for AMS in their setting

- Develop and implement a AMS program relevant to their setting

 

Preliminary programme

 

Programme coming soon

 

Date: 3-4 February 2026

 

Location: Online

 

 

 

Module objectives

 

By the end of the module, participants should:

 

  • understand core elements and trajectories of ASPs in different clinical settings, including the ICU and ED.

  • Present the ICU as an attractive field of action for ASPs

  • Intensify cooperation of ESCMID and ESICM in this important topic. Intensivists (ESICM) should be "visible“ as proponents and facilitators of AMS

 

Preliminary programme

 

Programme coming soon

 

Date: 12-13 March 2026

 

Location: Online

 

 

 

Organisers

 

ESCMID PK/PD of Anti-Infectives Study Group (EPASG), The European Committee on Antimicrobial Susceptibility Testing (EUCAST), The International Society of Anti-Infective Pharmacology (ISAP)

 

Module objectives

 

This course presents and summarises currently available knowledge on PK/PD of

commonly used antibiotics, strategies for setting clinical breakpoints, individualised dosing, and

therapeutic drug monitoring. The aim is to provide participants with insights that can be used to

optimise antibiotic therapy for different patient groups, infection sites and pathogens.

 

Preliminary programme

 

Programme coming soon