Date: 1st group of 20 trainees on 4-5 October 2022, 2nd group of 20 trainees on 18-19 October 2022

 

Location: Rome, Italy

 

Organiser

 

Fondazione Policlinico Gemelli, Università Cattolica S. Cuore

 

Module objectives

 

  • to “practice” the principles of antimicrobial stewardship in real-world context
  • to discuss the role of the diagnostic stewardship
  • to increase the knowledge on new molecular diagnostic tests and their implementation in daily practice
  • to improve the antibiogram interpretation skills
  • to evaluate tools for an appropriate use of antibiotics

 

Module venue

 

Università Cattolica del Sacro Cuore

 

Largo Francesco Vito 1, 00168 Roma

 

Preliminary programme

 

*This module programme is subject to minor amendments

 

Day 1 (04/10/2022)

08:30-9:00

Welcome and presentation of the 2-day course

Welcome

Prof Maurizio Sanguinetti – Prof Roberto Cauda

9:00-9:45

Microbiology integrated in AS: the model of FPG

Lecture

Prof Maurizio Sanguinetti

9:45-10:30

Most used diagnostic instruments, appropriate sampling and specimen transport methods and how to interpret the results of microbiology tests for clinical use, microbiological algorithms

Lab visit

Microbiologists

10:45-11:00 Coffee break

10:45-11:30

Traditional or fast microbiology: which, when, and why

Lecture

Giulia Menchinelli

11:30-12:15

Fast identification of antibiotic resistance determinants: tools and utility

Lecture and discussion of clinical cases

Giulia De Angelis

12:15-13:00

Cumulative antibiogram as a tool of antibiotic stewardship

Lecture and discussion of clinical cases

 

Rita Murri and Massimo Fantoni

13:00-14:00 Lunch

14:00-14:45

Molecular epidemiology and its role for antimicrobial stewardship

Lecture and discussion of clinical cases

 

Maurizio Sanguinetti and Flavio De Maio

14:45-16:00

From MIC to in vivo susceptibility: interpretation of “tricky” antibiograms and -when there are not clinical breakpoint

Practical training on antibiograms

 

 

Giulia De Angelis and Giulia Menchinelli

16:00-17:00

Surveillance and colonization by MDR: is the information useful to drive proper empirical therapy?

 

Lecture and discussion of clinical cases

 

Massimo Fantoni

Day 2 (05/10/2022)

8:30-9:15

From the golden hour to the watchful waiting in common wards and in intensive care units: how can Microbiology help in uncertain situations

Clinical cases

Gennaro De Pascale – Rita Murri

 

9:15- 10:00

Impact of rapid diagnostic testing on antibiotic use -
Improving diagnostic algorithms for severe infections: respiratory tract infections in ICU

Interactive session

Giulia Menchinelli – Massimo Antonelli

10:00-10:45

Impact of rapid diagnostic testing on antibiotic use
Improving diagnostic algorithms for severe infections: the bloodstream infections

Interactive session

Giulia De Angelis - Rita Murri

10:45-11:00 Coffee break

11:00-13:00

Infectious diseases consultancies in common wards and intensive care unit: how to choose an antibiotic, its dosage, its route of administration according to the pharmacokinetic and pharmacodynamic properties

Practical training

Infectious diseases consultancies (even Haematology and Transplanted pts)

 

13:00-14:00 Lunch

14:00-16:00

Simulation of daily round: discussion with infectious disease physicians and microbiologist with clinical cases; when possible, involvement of specialists from other disciplines

Practical training

All

16:00-17:00

Wrap up and key lessons learnt

 

 

 

Programme coordinator contact

 

Dr. Rita Murri

Fondazione Policlinico Gemelli,

 

Rome,

 

Italy

 

Date: 26-27 November 2022

 

Location: Belgrade, Serbia

 

Organisers

 

ESCMID Study Group for Antimicrobial Stewardship (ESGAP) Educational Working Group, Trainee Association of ESCMID (TAE), University of Belgrade, Serbia

 

Module objectives

 

Antimicrobial stewardship refers to interventions designed to promote the optimal use of antibiotic agents, including drug choice, dosing, route, and duration of administration. To address antimicrobial resistance, all clinicians must become stewards of antimicrobials by prescribing them appropriately and educating their patients and colleagues on the proper use of this increasingly scarce medical resource. This technical workshop will equip clinicians who frequently prescribe and/or advice the use of antimicrobials with knowledge and tools to enhance their capacity in daily clinical practice as well as to empower the future leaders in antimicrobial stewardship. Through case based examples and hands-on exercises, the technical workshop will highlight how antimicrobial stewardship principles can be applied to common clinical scenarios and will explore approaches to overcome issues identified in different clinical and practice settings.

 

Preliminary programme

 

Programme flyer

 

Date: 9-10 February, 2023

 

Location: Leuven, Belgium

 

Organisers

 

ESCMID Fungal Infection Study Group (EFISG), European Confederation of Medical Mycology (ECMM)

 

Module objectives

 

To provide a comprehensive, holistic primer or refresher on the challenges and solutions in antifungal stewardship.

 

Module venue

 

University of Leuven and Leuven University Hospital,

 

Herestraat 49,

 

3000 Leuven,

 

Belgium

 

Preliminary programme

 

*This module programme is subject to minor amendments

 

Day 1

Could this be a fungal infection?

09:00-09:30

Welcome and introductions

 

09:30-10:00

Spectrum of fungal diseases and patient risk factors

Dr Riina Richardson, UK

10:00-10:30

Epidemiology of fungal infections

Ana Alastruey, Madrid, Spain

10:30-10:50

Fungal infections in neonates and children

Dr Andreas Groll, Germany

10:50-11:00

Comfort break

 

11:00-11:30

Diagnostic work up for yeast infections

Dr Riina Richardson, UK

11:30-12:00

Diagnostic work up for mould infections

Dr Martin Hoenigl, Austria

12:00-13:00

Lunch

 

13:00-13:30

Antifungal susceptibility testing and antifungal resistance

Prof Maiken Arendrup, Denmark

13:30-13:50

The role of biofilms in treatment-resistant fungal infections

Prof Gordon Ramage, Glasgow, UK

13:50-14:00

Comfort break

 

14:00-16:00

Interactive sessions with tasks (4 x 30 min)

 

16:00-17:00

Summary, debrief, Q&A

 

Day 2

How can I stop unnecessary use of antifungals safely?

09:00-09:15

Good morning!

 

09:15-09:45

Antifungals and their mechanisms of action

Dr Roger Büggeman, Netherlands

09:45-10:15

Antifungals in development

Prof Oliver Cornely, Germany

10:15-10:45

What drives antifungal prescribing?

Dr Chris Eades, UK

10:45-11:00

Comfort break

 

11:00-11:30

Antifungal stewardship in primary care

TBC

11:30-12:00

Antifungal stewardship in the ICU

Prof Joost Wauters, Belgium

12:00-12:30

Antifungal stewardship in haematology

Prof Johan Maertens, Belgium

12:30-13:00

Environmental sources of fungal infections (fungal IPC)

Prof Malcolm Richardson

13:00-14:00

Lunch

 

14:00-16:00

Group work & stewardship ward rounds

 

16:00-17:00

Summary, debrief, Q&A

 

 

Programme coordinator contact

 

Dr Riina Richardson

 

University of Manchester and Manchester University NHS Foundation Trust

 

Wythenshawe Hospital,

 

United Kingdom

 

Date: 7 and 9 March, 2023

 

Location: Online

 

Organisers

 

The Norwegian Antibiotic Centre for Primary Care, University of Oslo and Norwegian Advisory Unit for Antibiotic Use in Hospitals, Haukeland University Hospital, Bergen

 

Module objectives

 

The Antimicrobial Stewardship (AMS) provider recognizes the problems that should be addressed in LTCF and can address them by organizing appropriate structures, interventions, and monitoring.

 

Preliminary programme

 

Programme flyer

 

Date: 30-31st of March 2023

 

Location: Oxford, United Kingdom

 

Organisers

 

Nuffield department of primary health care sciences, University of Oxford

 

Module objectives

 

1. Develop knowledge of effective antimicrobial stewardship (AMS) interventions in primary care

 

2. Develop skills in using a behavioural approach to develop, implement and evaluate AMS interventions

 

3. Develop knowledge and skills for implementing AMS interventions in primary care

 

Preliminary programme

 

*This module programme is subject to minor amendments

 

Day 1

09:00 — 09:30  

Welcome & Introduction (incl. participant introductions, ice-breaker activity)

09:30 — 10:00  

How primary care contributes to AMR and why this is important

Dr Van Hecke

10:00 — 10:20  

GROUP DISCUSSION

 

10:20 — 10:30  

Comfort break

 

10:30 — 11:00    

Factors influencing antibiotic prescribing & use in primary care

A/Prof Tonkin-Crine

11:00 — 11:30

Impact of COVID-19 on antibiotic prescribing in primary care

Drs Van Hecke, Borek

11:30 — 12:00  

GROUP DISCUSSION & ACTIVITY (identifying modifiable behaviours and influences)

12:00 — 13:00  

Lunch break

 

13:00 — 13:30  

Overview of the evidence for effective AMS interventions in primary care

A/Prof Tonkin-Crine, Dr Van Hecke

13:30 — 13:50  

GROUP DISCUSSION

 

13:50 — 14:00  

Comfort break

 

14:00 — 15:30  

DEEP DIVE SESSIONS (30 min rotation in breakout rooms, with —15 min discussions)

 

DEEP DIVE 1: Communication strategies, shared decision making in primary care

DEEP DIVE 2: Point-of-care testing (rapid diagnostics) in primary care  

DEEP DIVE 3: Delayed/back-up prescriptions in primary care

Drs Wanat, Borek

A/Prof Hayward

A/Prof Tonkin-Crine, Dr Van Hecke

15:30 — 16:00  

Summary and Q&A

Day 2

09:00 — 09:30  

Welcome, recap & reflections from Day 1, introduction to Day 2

09:30 — 10:00  

Behavioural science approach to AMR & AMS in primary care

Drs Borek, Wanat

10:00 — 10:20  

GROUP DISCUSSION

10:20 — 10:30  

Comfort break

10:30 —11:00   

Developing AMS interventions in primary care

Drs Wanat, Borek

11:00 — 11:30  

GROUP ACTIVITY (identifying target behaviours, influences, logic modelling)

11:30 — 12:00    

Evaluating AMS interventions using mixed methods

A/Profs Tonkin-Crine, Hayward

12:00 — 12:30  

GROUP ACTIVITY (planning evaluation of an AMS intervention, group discussion)

12:30 — 13:30  

Lunch break

13:30 — 14:00  

Implementing AMS interventions in primary care

A/Prof Tonkin-Crine, Dr Borek

14:00 — 14:30  

GROUP ACTIVITY (identifying implementation barriers and how to address them)

14:30 — 14:40  

Comfort break

14:40 — 15:15  

Overall summary, discussion & close

A/Prof Tonkin-Crine, Drs Wanat, Borek, Van Hecke, A/Prof Haywar

 

Programme coordinator contact

 

Dr Oliver Van Hecke

 

Nuffield Department of Primary Care Health Sciences

 

Radcliffe Observatory Quarter,

 

Oxford,

 

United Kingdom

 

Date: 17-19 November 2023

 

Location: Crete, Greece

 

Organisers

 

School of Medicine, University of Crete, Greece, School of Medicine, European University of Cyprus, Cyprus, Hellenic Society of Infection Control, Athens, Greece, Center of Clinical Epidemiology and Outcomes Research (CLEO), Athens, Greece, Agency for Quality Assurance in Health (ODIPY), Athens, Greece

 

Module objectives

 

Train and educate doctors, hospital pharmacists and healthcare providers interested in Antimicrobial Stewardship Program on how to use appropriately the antimicrobials in complicated cases of infection and on how to prevent and control infections in general.

 

Preliminary programme

 

Programme flyer