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


5 -6 June 2012, Barcelona, Spain

Organisers
  • 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
Spain

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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.

5 June 2012
13:30 - 14:00    Registration and welcome
14:00 - 14:30 Introduction to TROCAR project
14:30 - 15:00                         

Population dynamics of High Risk Clones: how network approaches help unravel their epidemiology at continental scales.
Hajo Grundmann

15:00 - 15:30           Clonal replacement of epidemic methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus strains in Europe over time.
Herminia de Lencastre
15:30 - 16:00     Methicillin-resistant S. aureus harbouring a mecA homologue
Mark Holmes
16:00 - 16:30   Coffee-break
16:30 - 17:00 Enterococcus faecium, the shift from a commensal bacterium to an opportunistic pathogen.
Roland Leclercq
17:00 - 17:30     Genetics of carbapenemase producers in Enterobacteriaceae; from bench to the bedside.
Patrice Nordmann, Laurent Poirel, Thierry Naas
17:30 - 18:00                      

Repertoire of clones in the emergence and spread of carbapenemase-producing Enterobacteriaceae in Europe.
Rafael Canton and Patricia Ruiz-Garbajosa

18:00 - 19:00   Short presentations
(TROCAR young scientist presentations of 10  minutes each)
6 June 2012
09:00 - 09:30                       The complexity of the carbapenemase epidemiology. The Greek experience.
Alkiviadis Vatopoulos
09:30 - 10:00       Multidrug-resistant Pseudomonas aeruginosa: evolution, epidemiology and clinical implications.
Gian Maria Rossolini
10:00 - 10:30   Nosocomial Acinetobacter pathogens: keys to persistence and resistance.
Jordi Vila
10:30 - 11:00 Identification and detection of bacterial resistance: molecular and phenotypic approaches in Gram-negatives.
Thierry Naas
11:00 - 11:30 Coffee break
11:30 - 12:00       Whole genome sequence analysis: principles and applications.
Sistemas Genomicos SL
12:00 - 12:30  How next-generation sequencing can inform on the transmission and microevolution of bacterial pathogens.
Edward Feil
12:30 - 13:00Infection control measures.
Yehuda Carmeli
13:00 - 13:40  Short presentations
(TROCAR young scientist presentations of 10 minutes each)
13:40 - 14:00Final discussion and end of Conference
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
Switzerland
Phone +41 61 5080 157
Fax +41 61 5080 151