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ESCMID Panorama

Multidrug Resistant High Risk Clones (MDR-HiRiC): Features, Epidemiology and Detection

5 -6 June 2012, Barcelona, Spain

  • Translational Research on Combating Antimicrobial Resistance (TROCAR)
  • European Society of Clinical Microbiology and Infectious Disease (ESCMID)
  • Institut d'Investigacions Biomèdiques August Pi i Sunyer (IDIBAPS)
Conference Objectives

This conference will address the most up-to-date knowledge on surveillance, epidemiology and molecular features of multidrug resistant high risk clones (HiRiC) currently disseminating over Europe. The conference aims to provide the scientific basis for an early warning system when specific isolates or mobile genetic elements of a particular epidemicity appear in the community and nosocomial settings.


Conference Venue

Esther Koplowitz Centre (Esteve Auditorium)
Rosselló Street, 149-153
08036 Barcelona



Target Audience

The conference is targeted to approximately 100 participants including microbiologists, basic research scientists, infectious disease physicians and epidemiologists.

Conference Material

Presentations of the conference will be available soon for ESCMID Members.

Conference Faculty
  • Rafael Cantón, Madrid, Spain
  • Yehuda Carmeli, Tel-Aviv, Israel
  • Edward Feil, Bath, UK
  • Hajo Grundmann, Groningen, Netherlands
  • Mark Holmes, Cambridge, UK
  • Roland Leclercq, Caen, France
  • Herminia de Lencastre, Lisbon, Portugal
  • Thierry Naas, Paris, France
  • Patrice Nordmann, Paris, France
  • Laurent Poirel, Paris, France
  • Gian Maria Rossolini, Siena, Italy
  • Patricia Ruiz-Garbajosa, Madrid, Spain
  • Alkiviadis Vatopoulos, Athens, Greece
  • Jordi Vila, Barcelona, Spain



Scientific Secretariat
Prof. Jordi Vila
Department of Clinical Microbiology
Institut d'Investigacions Biomèdiques August Pi i Sunyer (IDIBAPS)
Hospital Clinic of Barcelona
Villarroel, 170,
08036 Barcelona, Spain
Phone: +34 93 227 55 22
Fax: +34 93 227 93 72

Ignasi Roca, Ph.D
Institut d'Investigacions Biomèdiques August Pi i Sunyer (IDIBAPS)
Hospital Clinic of Barcelona
Rosselló 149-153,
08036 Barcelona, Spain
Phone: +34 93 227 57 07
Fax: +34 93 312 94 10

Administrative Secretariat
Karin Werner
ESCMID Executive Office
P.O. Box 214
4010 Basel
Phone +41 61 5080 157
Fax +41 61 5080 151

Last update: 14 June 2012

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Barcelona Conference Leaflet

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