Congress sessions are geared toward participants with different levels of experience and expertise. You may attend the sessions of your choice. The information below can help you select the most appropriate sessions for your needs and interests.
Renowned experts will share their expertise in their keynote lectures.
These symposia convene renowned speakers from all over the world and cover a wide range of topics in the fields of clinical microbiology, infectious diseases and infection control. A number of symposia are arranged in cooperation with ESCMID Study Groups, while others are jointly organized with partnering societies or organizations. Some of the symposia give an overview over recent developments and research results, while others review the literature or are presented as pro-con debates.
The Meet-the-Expert Sessions are led by recognized authorities in their fields. After a short presentation the experts will open the session for discussion, which will be driven by active audience participation.
Educational Workshops are organized in cooperation with ESCMID Study Groups and partnering organizations. They contain review talks and/or case studies that lend themselves to discussions. The goal of this format is education through interactivity. For the first time this year, these sessions are spread over the entire duration of the congress.
Clinical Grand Round
The very popular Clinical Grand Round pits the wits of 6 internationally renowned physicians against 7 difficult clinical cases involving patients with infectious diseases. It is co-sponsored by the Infectious Disease Society of America. In a 2-hour session, cases are presented by trainee ID physicians from Europe and USA, and discussed with the senior Professors. The presenting trainees and their cases are selected in a competitive process in the months leading up to the Congress.
Various oral and poster sessions