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ESCMID Study Group for Infections in the Elderly - ESGIE

News & Activities

12 April 2018

ESGIE @ ECCMID 2018 in Madrid, Spain

  • ESGIE Meeting, Monday, 23 April, 13.15 - 14.15, A9-8

Here is the new ESGIE Executive Committee:

  • Cristina MUSSINI, Italy (Chairperson)
  • Dafna YAHAV, Israel (Secretary)
  • Virginie PRENDKI, Switzerland (Treasurer)
  • Nur BENZONANA, Turkey (Board Member)
  • Peter BISCHOFF, Germany (Board Member)
  • Maria Adriana CATALDO, Italy (Board Member)
  • Roberta MIGLIAVACCA, Italy (Board Member)
  • Leonardo PAGANI, Italy (Board Member)
  • Mical PAUL, Israel (Board Member)
  • Marco TINELLI, Italy (Board Member)

We thank the previous Executive Committee for their excellent work over the last years. We are looking forward to continuing this work.

Your new Executive Committee

05 April 2017

ESGIE @ ECCMID 2017 in Vienna, Austria

  • ESGIE Meeting, Sunday, 23 April, 18.15 - 19.15, Business suite 2

ESCMID researchers conducted a survey – supported by ESGIE, the antibiotic policies group (ESGAP) and the nosocomial infections group (ESGNI) – to assess the current status of infectious diseases (ID), clinical microbiology (CM) and infection control (IC) staffing in hospitals. They found that currently no standard of physician staffing for ID/CM/IC in hospitals is available. More than half of respondents estimated that additional staffing is needed for appropriate IC or ID management.

The researchers conclude that a ratio of 1.21/100 beds will serve as an informed point of reference enabling antibiotic stewardship programmes and infection surveillance.

Clin Microbiol Infect. 2016 Jun 29. pii: S1198-743X(16)30214-2. doi: 10.1016/j.cmi.2016.06.014.

  • Saturday, 9 April 2016
    11.00 h - 13.00 h (Hall E)
    2-hour Educational Workshop EW015: Contemporary trial methods in clinical effectiveness research
    11.00 h - 13.00 h (Hall I)
    2-hour Educational Workshop EW018: Update on vaccines and vaccination
    13.30 h - 15.30 h (Hall I)
    2-hour Symposium SY025: Immunity and vaccination in advanced age
    16.00 h - 18.00 h (Room: G101)
    ESGIE Meeting: All interested persons are cordially invited to join the meeting and plan future Study Group activities.

Infectious diseases - clinical microbiology - infection control staffing survey in hospitals

In an attempt to define standard personnel to hospital bed ratio we designed the current survey. Hospitals will be de-identified for the analysis and reporting.

Thank you for having taken part in this survey. We are currently analyzing the accumulated data to be published soon.

Bojana Beovic, Barry Cookson, Markus Hell, Leonard Leibovici, Dilip Nathwani,  Ran Nir-Paz, Mical Paul, Celine Pulcini, Evelina Tacconelli

On behalf of ESGAP, the elderly infections group (ESGIE), the nosocomial infections group (ESGNI) and the ESCMID Professional Affairs Subcommittee (PAS)

  • Saturday, 25 April 2015
    08.45 - 10.45 (Hall F)
    ESGIE Educational Workshop EW06: How to improve compliance with vaccination? Organized jointly with the Vaccines Group (EVASG).
  • Saturday, 25 April 2015
    08.45 - 10.45 (Hall H)
    ESGIE Educational Workshop EW08: Infection control issues in long-term care facilities, rehabilitation and continuity of care.
  • Sunday, 26 April 2015
    14.30 - 15.30 (Hall J)
    ESGIE Symposium SY21: Efficacy and side effects of neuraminidase inhibitors for influenza: who should be treated and who not? Organized jointly with the Vaccines Group (EVASG).
  • Sunday, 26 April 2015
    18.15 - 19.15 (Room 24/25)
    ESGIE Business Meeting: All interested persons are cordially invited to join the meeting and plan future Study Group activities.
  • Monday, 27 April 2015
    14.30 - 15.30 (Hall D)
    ESGIE Symposium SY38: Bloodstream infections and sepsis in the elderly: challenges and prospects. Organized jointly with the Bloodstream and Sepsis Group (ESGBIS).
  • Saturday, 10 May 2014
    08.45 - 10.45 (Hall B)
    Educational Workshop 01: Infection prevention and management in long-term care facilities, organised jointly with the ESCMID Study Group for Antibiotic Policies (ESGAP) and the ESCMID Study Group for Nosocomial Infections (ESGNI).
    08.45 - 10.45 (Hall E)
    Educational Workshop 04: Vaccination in the elderly: perspectives, organised jointly with the ESCMID Vaccine Study Group (EVASG).
  • Sunday, 11 May 2014
    18.15 - 19.15 (Room 129)
    ESGIE Business Meeting: All interested persons are cordially invited to join the meeting and plan future Study Group activities.
  • Monday, 12 May 2014
    7.45 - 8.45 (Hall H)
    ESGIE Meet-the-Expert Session: Altered drug disposition in the elderly, organised jointly with the ESCMID PK/PD of Anti-Infectives Study Group (EPASG).
  • Saturday, 27 April 2013
    8.45 - 10.45 (Hall A)
    ESGIE Educational Workshop 5 (jointly organised with ESGNI): Infection control issues in different types of long-term healthcare facilities (LTCF)
    11.00 - 13.00 (Hall A)
    ESGIE Educational Workshop 14: Management of infections in the elderly
  • Sunday, 28 April 2013
    18.15 - 19.15 (Salon 21)
    ESGIE Business Meeting
    : All interested persons are cordially invited to join the meeting and plan future ESGIE activities.

For more details, please check the ECCMID programme.

ECCMID programme

New ESCMID Study Group

ESGIE is a newly formed ESCMID Study Group, which has started its activities in the field of infections in the elderly. The constitutional meeting will be held at ECCMID 2012 in London, UK, Sunday, 1 April, 10.00-12.00, Meeting Room 10. 

Objectives of ESGIE


Planned Activities

  • Organise an educational workshop on infections in the elderly at ECCMID
  • Organise a free-standing (not linked to ECCMID) educational activity (postgraduate education course or technical workshop) to be held in 2013
  • Perform a collaborative research project on the epidemiology of infections in the elderly
  • Promote the development of a consensus document or clinical guidelines on the management of bacterial and viral infections in the elderly

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