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ESCMID Panorama

Module venue

University Medical Center Groningen
Medical Microbiology and Infection Prevention
Hanzeplein 1, Mailcode EB80
9713 GZ Groningen, Netherlands
Phone +31 50 361 9650
Fax +31 50 361 9105
www.umcg-mmb.nl

Sunday, 25 February 2018

Epidemiology and transmission of antibiotic resistance

Location: Ronde Zaal
Chair: Alex W. Friedrich (Groningen, NL)

 

13:00 –13:45     Registration and coffee
13:45 –14:30     Welcome and introduction to the theme - Evelina Tacconelli (Tübingen, DE)
14:30 –15:15     Integrated stewardship - Alex W. Friedrich (Groningen, NL)
15:15 –15:55     Infection prevention: how to cover everything that is needed - Ana Budimir
                          (Zagreb, HR)
15:55 –16:10     Coffee break
16:10 –16:40     Understanding different modes: of pathogen transmission - Zrinka Bošnjak
                          (Zagreb, HR)
16:40 –17:00     Introduction to the EUCIC training programme: the Infection Prevention
                         and Control Certificate - Nico T. Mutters (Freiburg, DE)
17:15                 Meeting point: Ronde Zaal, you will be guided to ‘t Feithhuis
17:30 –19:00     Get together: Restaurant ‘t Feithhuis, Martinikerkhof 10, Groningen. This
                          reception is offered by the University of Groningen, the Municipality of
                          Groningen and the Province of Groningen

 

Monday, 26 February 2018
Microbiological diagnostic skills

Location: Ronde Zaal
Chair: Margreet Vos (Rotterdam, NL), Erik Bathoorn (Groningen, NL)

 

09:00 – 9:50      Antibiotic resistance. A One Health challenge - Jan Kluytmans (Breda, NL)
09:50 –10:20     Coffee break
10:20 –11:05     Basic microbiological methods - Erik Bathoorn (Groningen, NL)
11:05 –11:50     Detection of resistance in the lab: pitfalls, tips and tricks - Wil Goessens
                         (Rotterdam, NL)
11:50 –12:50     Lunch
12:50 –13:35     Virological diagnostics - Coretta van Leer-Buter (Groningen, NL)
13:35 –14:20     Advanced molecular technologies: Role of the medical molecular
                          microbiologist - Corne Klaassen (Rotterdam, NL)
14:20 –14:50     Coffee break
14:50 –15:50     Sampling of the environment: when, how and how to interpret the results?
                          Margreet Vos (Rotterdam, NL)
15:50 –16:50     Screening and infection control policies - Mariëtte Lokate (Groningen, NL)

 

Tuesday, 27 February 2018
Interventions to improve infection prevention and control

Location: Ronde Zaal
Chair: Didier Pittet (Geneva, CH), Walter Zingg (Geneva, CH)

 

08:30 – 09:30    Clean Care is Safer Care: the story behind the success - Didier Pittet
                          (Geneva, CH)
09:30 –10:00     New concepts in hand hygiene - Daniela Da Costa Pires (Geneva, CH)
10:00 –10:30     Coffee break
10:30 –11:15     How to monitor hand hygiene compliance - Daniela Da Costa Pires
                         (Geneva, CH)
11:15 –12:00     The WHO hand hygiene self-assessment framework and hand hygiene
                         excellence award - Ermira Tartari (Malta, MT)
12:00 –13:00     Lunch
13:00 –13:45     Key elements of organisation and structure in IPC - Walter Zingg
                          (Geneva, CH)
13:45 –14:15     What makes a good indicator for monitoring healthcare associated -
                          infections (HAIs) and antimicrobial resistance - Daniela Da Costa
                          (Geneva, CH)
14:15 –15:00     Interpretation and validation of HAI-surveillance data – the point
                         prevalence example. Walter Zingg (Geneva, CH)
15:00 –15:30     Coffee break
15:30 –16:15     Assessing guidelines and policies in IPC - Ermira Tartari (Malta, MT)
16:15 –17:00     Multimodal strategies in HAI prevention – The PROHIBIT example.
                          Walter Zingg (Geneva, CH)
17:30 –22:00     Walking dinner

 

Wednesday, 28 February 2018
Epidemiology and surveillance of healthcare-associated infections

Location: Ronde Zaal
Chair: Petra Gastmeier (Berlin, DE)

 

08:30 – 09:15    Epidemiology of nosocomial infections - Rasmus Leistner (Berlin, DE)
09:15 –10:15     Basic principles of surveillance - Petra Gastmeier (Berlin, DE)
10:15 –10:30     Coffee break
10:30 –11:30     Definitions of nosocomial infections - Seven Aghdassi (Berlin, DE)
11:30 –12:15     Training of diagnosing nosocomial infections - Seven Aghdassi (Berlin, DE)
12:15 –13:15     Lunch
13:15 –14:00     Surveillance methods for various patient groups - Petra Gastmeier
                          (Berlin, DE)
14:00 –14:45     Interpretation of surveillance data - Rasmus Leistner (Berlin, DE)
14:45 –15:00     Coffee break

Session: How to give feedback on surveillance data?
15:00 –15:30     Example 1 - Seven Aghdassi (Berlin, DE)
15:30 –16:00     Example 2 - Petra Gastmeier (Berlin, DE)
16:00 –16:30     Example 3 - Rasmus Leistner (Berlin, DE)
16:30 –17:00     Use of prevalence studies - Petra Gastmeier (Berlin, DE)

 

Thursday, 1 March 2018
Practical infection prevention control skills

Location: Skills Center, entrance 21, 3rd floor
Chair: Alex W. Friedrich (Groningen, NL)
Coordinator: Lenny ten Horn – van Kreij (Groningen, NL)


09:00 – 09:30    Infection prevention in a connected world - Alex W. Friedrich
                         (Groningen, NL)
09:30 –10:00     Eyes for the invisible - Lenny ten Horn – van Kreij
10:00 –10:30     Coffee break 3rd floor, room: SC 3.12
10:30 –12:00     Training in hand hygiene, personal hygiene and personal protective
                          equipment isolation and infection prevention measures in small groups
                          on simulated patients 1st floor, room: 1–6
12:00 –13:00     Lunch
13:00 –16:15     Bedside teaching with simulated patients played by actors; Choice and
                          application of appropriate infection control precautions in various clinical
                          scenarios; Additionally, individual patient cases may be discussed. 1st floor,
                          room: 1–6

16:15 –16:30     Coffee break 3rd floor, room: SC 3.12
16:30 –17:00     Evaluation / Discussion - Alex W. Friedrich (Groningen, NL)  3rd floor,
                          room: SC 3.12

 

Friday, 2 March 2018
Infectious diseases and appropriate infection prevention and control

Location: Ronde Zaal
Chair: Achilleas Gikas (Heraklion, GR)

 

09:00 – 09:45    Overview on pathogenesis and IC on the main HAIs (BSIs, RTIs, UTIs,
                         SSIs) - Achilleas Gikas (Heraklion, GR)
09:45 –10:00     Coffee break
10:00 –10:30     Association between HAI and medical devices - Konstantinos Tsioutis
                          (Nicosia, CY)
10:30 –11:00     Antimicrobial resistance in Southern Europe - Athanasios Tsakris
                          (Athens, GR)
11:00 –12:00     Trainee assessment
12:00 –12:15     Conclusive remarks - Alex W. Friedrich (Groningen, NL)
12:15 –13:15     Lunch
13:15                Visit of the Tuberculosis Center Haren (optional)
13:45 –14:45     Guided Tour Dutch TB Center (2x1 group) - Onno Akkerman (Groningen,
                         NL), Wiel de Lange (Groningen, NL)

14:45 –15:15     The Dutch TB-care center, insights - Onno Akkerman (Groningen, NL)
                          Location: Beatrixoord Haren room C2.39
15:15                 Transfer back to UMCG

Information about registration

Registration link and deadline

For the basic module and/or full programme: 14 February 2018.

 

Registration fee
  • Registered EUCIC trainees: included in the fee of the training programme
  • ESCMID member: €795
  • No ESCMID member: € 895

The fee includes lunch, coffee and one dinner.

 

Cancellation policy
  • >30 days before the start of the course: 25% of the amount will be charged
  • 29 to 15 days before the start of the course: 60% of the amount will be charged
  • Less than 15 days before the start of the course: the total amount will be charged


The organizers reserve the right to cancel the course up to two weeks before the start date. A full refund of the course fees will be allowed, but the organizers cannot be held responsible for any other costs incurred (transports, hotels, etc.).

Contact

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