ESCMID Study Group for Infections in the Elderly - ESGIE


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ESGIE Workshop

Senato della Repubblica, Rome, Italy

September 26-27, 2019

•    ESGIE (ESCMID Study Group for Infections in the Elderly)
•    SIMIT (Società Italiana di Malattie Infettive e Tropicali)

Course Coordinators

•    Cristina Mussini, Modena, Italy
•    Marco Tinelli, Milan, Italy
•    Virginie Prendki, Geneva, Switzerland
•    Dafna Yahav, Tel-Aviv, Israel

Workshop Objectives
This Workshop, which gather together the most important Experts in the field of Infectious diseases, aims to provide new insight and scientific exchanges on the management in the elderly population
Main topics of the Workshop are:
•    Organize a European Network on the management of infections in LTCFs
•    How to approach UTI and LRTIs
•    HIV infection and management in elderly population
•    The best diagnostic approaches for diagnosis of infections
•    Share management and therapeutic models for infection control in the elderly in the hospital settings and in community
•    Harmonize European strategies in the field
of infection prevention and vaccination
•    Monitoring and management of antibiotic therapy: PK/PD, drug-drug interactions and treatment duration
•    RCTs in the elderly and the example of MERINO and PETERPEN studies
•    The therapy in the end of life: modeling of antibiotic treatment

Target Audience
Infectious Diseases Specialists, Geriatricians, Internal Medicine Specialists, Pneumologists, Pharmacologists, Microbiologists, Public Health Specialists, Postgraduates students involved in management of infectious diseases in the elderly



ESCMID Postgraduate Education Course

Infection in older populations: the next challenges

Co-organised by ESGIE, GINGER (Groupe INfectio-GERiatrie), SPILF (Société de patholige Infectieuse de langue Française), SFGG (Société Française de Gériatrie et Infectiologie), EUGMS (Special interest group on vaccine and Infectious diseases), University of Grenoble-Alpes

12 – 14 September 2018, Grenoble, France

Course Objectives: to provide new insights and scientific exchanges on sepsis in older populations, including: current views on the pathogenesis of sepsis and specificities in older populations; specific outcomes, clinical presentations in older populations and clinical relevance of these specificities; special aspects in the diagnosis, prognosis and management of sepsis and severe infection in older populations; specificities of the impact of old viruses (Influenza) but also of newer viruses (respiratory and emerging arboviruses; the next challenges regarding prevention of infection; new and old vaccines; the research agenda for the coming decade.


Course material in the ESCMID eLibrary

ESCMID Postgraduate Education Course

Better Methods for Clinical Studies in Infectious Diseases and Clinical Microbiology: a Hands-on Workshop

Co-organised by ESGBIES, ESGIE and TAE

7 – 9 November 2018, Seville, spain

Perfect methods in designing and performing randomized controlled trials, observational studies and systematic reviews/meta-analyses allow us to draw recommendations for better treatment of our patients. The purpose of the workshop is to provide the participants with tools on how to phrase a research question, choose the appropriate design and methods to address it, avoid biases, and write an optimal report. The morning will be dedicated to lectures from well -known experts in the field, divided into two tracks. In the afternoon we will hold interactive workshops, in which the participants will present their protocol or analysis of a research project. These will be commented on by faculty members and participants, and then will be open for discussion. The participants’ protocols will be sent beforehand to the commentators for written comments


Course material in the ESCMID eLibrary