ESCMID is proud to present a series of open-access websymposia in 2021.

 

Each websymposia will be recorded and available for on-demand viewing on the ESCMID YouTube Channel in the days following the live stream.


The websymposia will be listed below as they are announced and made available for registration.

Professional Affairs Webinar: Clinical microbiologists and infectious diseases specialists during the turmoil of the COVID-19 pandemic


Wednesday, 12 May 2021, 16:00 - 18:00 CEST


Chairpersons:

 

Emmanuelle Cambau (University of Paris, APHP GHU Nord, Paris, France)
ESCMID Professional Affairs Officer

Valentijn Schweitzer (University Medical Centre Utrecht, Netherlands)
President, Trainee Association of ESCMID (TAE)

 

Programme:

TimePresentation TitlePresenterAffiliation
16:00 - 16:05IntroductionEmmanuelle CambauUniversity of Paris, APHP GHU Nord, Paris, France
16:05 - 16:25How much our practices differed from one place to another?Cansu Cimen University Medical Centre Groningen, Netherlands
16:25 - 16:45The role of health care workers during COVID-19Polona Maver Vodicar

Alejandro Martin Quiros
University of Ljubljana, Slovenia

Hospital Universitario La Paz, Spain
16:45 - 17:05The role of ID and CM trainees in the COVID-19 PandemicKevin Bouiller

Valentijn Schweitzer
CHU Besançon, France

University Medical Centre Utrecht, Netherlands
17:05 - 17:25Mental health of PhD students and medical trainees: embracing failure and maintaining self-care Olga Vvedenskaya

Dragonfly Mental Health, USA

17:25 - 17:45Depression and anxiety in health care professionals. What can we do about it?Stephan WeibelzahlPFH Private University of Applied Sciences Göttingen, Germany
17:45 - 18:00General discussion and conclusionsMaurizio SanguinettiUniversità Cattolica del S. Cuore, Rome, Italy

Register for the free webinar here

COVID-19 Immunity


Tuesday, 9 March 2021, 17:00 - 18:30 CET


Chairpersons:

 

Annelies Zinkernagel (University Hospital of Zurich, Switzerland)
Jon S. Friedland (St. George’s, University of London, UK)

 

Programme:

TimePresentation TitlePresenterAffiliation
17:00 - 17:30Designing a vaccine from first principles: tackling SARS-CoV-2 and new variantsAndrew PollardUniversity of Oxford, UK
17:30 - 18:00mRNA vaccines: the rapid adaption of a novel technologySteve PascoloUniversity Hospital of Zurich, Switzerland
18:00 - 18:30How important are neutralizing antibodies in the management of COVID-19?Florian Krammer Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai (ISMMS), New York, USA


View the replay on the ESCMID YouTube channel.

COVID-19 Treatment


Tuesday, 2 March 2021, 16:00 - 18:00 CET


Chairpersons:

 

Evelina Tacconelli (University of Verona, Italy)
Jesús Rodríguez-Baño (Hospital Universitario Virgen Macarena, Seville, Spain)

 

Programme:

TimePresentation TitlePresenterAffiliation
16:00 - 16:30Update on drugs with antiviral activityYazdan YazdanpanahBichat Claude Bernard Hospital and Paris Diderot University, France
16:30 - 17:00Updating the available evidence and prospects for immunomodulators and immunosuppressorsL.P.G. (Lennie) DerdeUMC Utrecht, Netherlands
17:00 - 17:30Updating the available evidence and prospects for treatment and management of ventilated patientsMassimo AntonelliUniversità Cattolica del Sacro Cuore, Rome, Italy
17:30 - 18:00Panel DiscussionAll speakers


View the replay on the ESCMID YouTube Channel

COVID-19 Vaccines


Tuesday, 23 February 2021, 17:00 - 18:00 CET


Chairpersons:


Maurizio Sanguinetti (Università Cattolica del Sacro Cuore, Rome, Italy)

 

Programme:

TimePresentation TitlePresenterAffiliation
17:00 - 17:30SARS-CoV-2 vaccines. The EMA perspectiveMarco Cavalieri European Medicines Agency (EMA)
17:30 - 18:00Nationwide SARS-CoV-2 vaccination strategy: the case of IsraelKhitam MuhsenSchool of Public Health, Tel Aviv University, Israel


View the replay on the ESCMID YouTube Channel

COVID-19 and Antimicrobial Stewardship


Thursday, 18 February 2021, 16:00 - 18:00 CET


Chairpersons:


Jeroen Schouten (RadboudUMC, Netherlands) 
Jose Ramon Pano-Pardo (Hospital Clínico Universitario 'Lozano Blesa', Zaragoza, Spain).

 

Programme:

TimePresentation TitlePresenterAffiliation
16:00 - 16:30AMS in COVID times: how important is bacterial co-infection and secondary infection in individuals with coronavirus?Timothy M. RawsonImperial College, London, UK
16:30 - 17:00 AMS in COVID times: how relevant is COVID-associated Pulmonary Aspergillosis (CAPA) and what should be the treatment algorithm? Paul VerweijRadboudUMC, Netherlands
17:00 - 17:30AMS in COVID times: role for biomarkers/rapid diagnostics to reduce inappropriate antibiotic use in COVID patientsLarissa MayUniversity of California, Davis, USA
17:30 - 18:00Why (and how) COVID-19 experience can help us rebuild antimicrobial stewardship programsCéline PulciniNancy University Hospital, France

 

View the replay on the ESCMID YouTube Channel

COVID-19 Diagnostics


Tuesday, 16 February 2021, 16:00 - 18:00 CET


Chairpersons:


Maurizio Sanguinetti (Università Cattolica del Sacro Cuore, Rome, Italy) 
Jacob Moran-Gilad (Ben-Gurion University, Beer Sheeva, Israel).

 

Programme:

TimePresentation TitlePresenterAffiliation
16:00 - 16:30Molecular diagnostics for COVID in the vaccine era Gilbert GreubUniversity Hospital Lausanne (CHUV), Switzerland
16:30 - 17:00 COVID serology - before, during and after vaccination Mario PlebaniUniversity of Padova, Italy
17:00 - 17:30Laboratory assessment of SARS-CoV2 immunity Bali PulendranStanford University, USA
17:30 - 18:00Tracking SARS-CoV2 variants through large scale genomicsSharon Peacock

University of Cambridge, UK


View the replay on the ESCMID YouTube Channel