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ESCMID Panorama

7th International Day for Fighting Infection
"Learning from the Past for Shaping a Better Future"

24 April 2015, Copenhagen, Denmark

Organizers

Organized by ESCMID in collaboration with the WHO Regional Office for Europe

Description

The role played by the infectious diseases in shaping social and cultural life has always been central to ESCMID and to its mission. Since 2008, this is celebrated
in an annual meeting held on (or around) St. George’s day (April 23) and named as the “International Day for Fighting Infection”. In 2015 this date coincides with
the ESCMID annual congress in Copenhagen and with the conclusion of WHO’s “World Immunization Week”. It seemed very fitting to both ESCMID and WHO to
organize a joint meeting highlighting current hot topics in vaccination and stressing the many similarities of their respective missions.

Conference Venue

WHO Regional Office for Europe
UN City
Marmorvej 51
2100 Copenhagen, Denmark

Scientific Programme

All presentations can be downloaded in our Online Lecture Library.

Press release (16 March)


Chairpersons:
Giuseppe Cornaglia, ESCMID International Affairs Director, Verona, Italy
Robb Butler, WHO Regional Office for Europe, Copenhagen, Denmark

Friday, 24 April 2015 - Meeting Room "Auditorium III"

13:00Registration
14:00Welcome
Zsuzsanna Jakab, Regional Director WHO Europe, Copenhagen, Denmark
Murat Akova, ESCMID President, Ankara, Turkey
14:15Looking back on history and progress of Polio eradication
Robb Butler, WHO Regional Office for Europe, Copenhagen, Denmark
14:45Clinical management of patients with Ebola viral disease
Dina Pfeifer, WHO Regional Office for Europe, Copenhagen, Denmark
15:15Coffee
15:45Are Vaccines the Solution to Tackle Antimicrobial Resistance?
The Pneumococcal Paradigm
Ron Dagan, Beer Sheva, Israel
16:25Research and innovation to prevent and control M/XDR-TB
Colleen Acosta, WHO Regional Office for Europe, Copenhagen, Denmark
17:00Reception (Lounge area/Atrium 1 and 9)

 

Contact Person (Scientific Programme)
Dr Nienke van de Sande-Bruinsma
Technical Officer AMR
Communicable Diseases,
Health Security, and Environment
WHO Regional Office for Europe
UN City
Marmorvej 51
2100 Copenhagen, Denmark

Phone +45 45 33 68 27


Administrative Secretariat
Thomas Greif
ESCMID Executive Office
P.O. Box 214
4010 Basel, Switzerland

Phone +41 61 508 01 54

 
Last update: 27 April 2015

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