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Educational Workshops

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.

Controversies in the management of hospital-acquired pneumonia
Antoni Torres (Spain)
Andre Kalil (United States)
Ignacio Martin-Loeches (Ireland)
Mark L. Metersky (United States)
Case presentations with discussion of guideline recommendations

Publishing research results: take advice with the editors

John S. McConnell (United Kingdom)
The role of journals and editors nowadays

Sharon Bloom (United States)
What happens to my article once submitted?

Leonard Leibovici (Israel)
Why was my article rejected?

J. Peter Donnelly (Netherlands)
Can I appeal?

Ursula Hofer (United Kingdom)
How to write an authoritative review

New guidelines for diagnosis and treatment of non-tuberculous mycobacteria
Miguel Santin (Spain)
Challenging clinical cases of non-tuberculous mycobacteria

Emmanuelle Cambau (France)
Guidelines for the diagnosis of non-tuberculous mycobacteria

TBA
Guidelines for the management of non-tuberculous mycobacteria

Interactive panel discussion

Antimicrobial susceptibility testing (AST) with EUCAST methods and breakpoints
Christian Giske (Sweden)
EUCAST news

Maiken C. Arendrup (Denmark)
Antifungal Subcommittee update

Gunnar Kahlmeter (Sweden)
Redefining susceptibility categories and introducing areas of technical uncertainty

Johan Mouton (Netherlands)
Challenging drugs for AST: e.g. fosfomycin, polymyxins

Erika Matuschek (Sweden)
Challenging bugs for AST: e.g. H. influenzae

Matthew Ellington (United Kingdom)
Whole genome sequencing in AST: what’s new?

Qiwen Yang (China)
EUCAST around the world

Interactive panel discussion

Changing perspectives in the treatment of C. difficile infection (CDI)
Stuart Johnson (United States)
Recent changes in CDI treatment guidelines

Maria Vehreschild (Germany)
Various forms of faecal microbiota transplantation for recurrent CDI

Tanya Monaghan (United Kingdom)
What is the target group for antitoxin treatment to prevent CDI?

Interactive panel discussion

How to develop guidance documents in clinical microbiology and infectious diseases
Benedikt Huttner (Switzerland)
Guidelines and other guidance documents in infectious diseases and clinical microbiology: a taxonomy and critical appraisal

Sheldon Stone (United Kingdom)
Proposals for adapting the GRADE approach to the clinical microbiology and infectious diseases field

Luigia Scudeller (Italy)
The GRADE system in the infectious diseases field: specific issues in the assessment of quality of the evidence

Mariska MG Leeflang (Netherlands)
From evidence to recommendations in the field of infectious disease: issues in the GRADE approach

Challenges for clinical study designs and evidence in infectious diseases
Luigia Scudeller (Italy)
Limitations of randomised trials. Is the king naked?

Mical Paul (Israel)
Meta-analysis: friend or foe

Marc J. Bonten (Netherlands)
Innovative clinical trial designs

Interactive panel discussion

Fast and furious in infection control: how to be successful in seven steps!
Jan A. J. W. Kluytmans (Netherlands)
The EUCIC talk: One Health approach in infection control

Nico T. Mutters (Germany)
Spotting mistakes in infection control: 67 y.o. is admitted to the hospital….

Eli Perencevich (United States)
First: build up an efficient, targeted local surveillance system

Maaike S. M. van Mourik (Netherlands)
Second: Connect surveillance data with clinical and radiological data

Walter Zingg (Switzerland)
Third: Organise information flow among infection control, antibiotic stewardship, and microbiology teams

Ben S. Cooper (Thailand)
Fourth: Planning infection control interventions using modelling and analysis of patients transfers

Sarah Tschudin-Sutter (Switzerland)
Fifth: Define goals and population for decolonisation strategies: differentiating among species and susceptibility patterns

Stephanie J. Dancer (United Kingdom)
Six: Infection control of the hospital environment: instruments, water, bedding, companion animals, … and now also air: what, when, and how?

Andrew James Stewardson (Australia)
Seventh: Now you are ready to demonstrate that you have been successful: how to choose your outcomes?

Interactive panel discussion

Progress in Infective Endocarditis (IE)

José M. Miró Meda (Spain)
Endocarditis: brief overview of recent progresses and challenges

Laurens Liesenborghs (Belgium)
Staphylococcus aureus manipulates coagulation to initiate endocarditis

Bernard Iung (France)
New imaging techniques in the diagnosis of infective endocarditis

Annette Moter (Germany)
Molecular imaging after valve surgery for culture negative IE

Barbara Hasse (Switzerland)
The nightmare of Mycobacterium chimaera

Margaret Hannan (Ireland)
Diagnosis and management of infection in cardiac assist devices

Emanuele Durante Mangoni (Italy)
What's new in the antibiotic treatment of endocarditis?

Bruno Hoen (France)
What is the right timing for valve surgery in IE?

Experimental models for chronic biofilm-related infections as surrogates for clinical testing
Kasper N. Kragh (Denmark)
In vitro models – from planktonic to sessile life style (when and where to settle down)

Oscar Murillo (Spain)
Foreign body related models

Kendra P. Rumbaugh (United States)
Non-foreign body related in vivo biofilm models

Interactive panel discussion
Outbreak simulation exercise: who does what and why in case of an infectious disease outbreak

Christian Winter (Germany)
Introduction outbreak exercise

Sergey R. Eremin (Switzerland)
Outbreak exercise

Caroline Rönnberg (Sweden)
Outbreak exercise

Alma Tostmann (Netherlands)
Outbreak exercise

Lieke B. van Alphen (Netherlands)
Outbreak exercise and result

Amrish Baidjoe (United Kingdom)
How to get rapid access to “special diagnostics” for unusual or exotic agents?

Katrin Leitmeyer (Sweden)
Roles and responsibilities in an infectious disease outbreak

Interactive panel discussion

Applying pharmacokinetic/pharmacodynamic principles in critically ill patients
Elisabet Nielsen (Sweden)
Factors leading to alterations in PK/PD of antimicrobials in critically ill patients

Matteo Bassetti (Italy)
What is the type of critically ill patients at risk of multidrug resistance?

Jason Roberts (Australia)
How to optimise antibiotic administration in critically ill patients: from PK/PD to TDM

Interactive panel discussion

Update on travel vaccines and prophylaxis

Lisa Ford (United Kingdom)
Vaccines for the healthy adult traveller and the elderly or immunocompromised traveller

Martin P. Grobusch (Netherlands)
Vaccines for the pregnant traveller and the small child traveller

Patricia Schlagenhauf (Switzerland)
Malaria prophylaxis for all?

Interactive panel discussion

Device-related central nervous system (CNS) infections
Roland Nau (Germany)
PK/PD of anti-infective agents in the CNS

Diederik van de Beek (Netherlands)
Infections associated with CSF shunts, and CSF drains

Loreen Herwaldt (United States)
Deep brain stimulation hardware-related infections

Carmen Cabellos (Spain)
Management of device-related CNS infections

Zoonotic species identification with MALDI-TOF MS

Birgitta Duim (Netherlands)
Evaluation of MALDI-TOF MS for the identification of coagulase-positive staphylococcal species within the Staphylococcus intermedius group

Belen Rodriguez-Sanchez (Spain)
Identification of “difficult bacteria” made easy

Peter Lasch (Germany)
Safety and accuracy of MALDI-TOF MS for the identification of highly pathogenic microorganisms
Interactive panel discussion

Prevention and management of tuberculosis in non-HIV-immunocompromised hosts
Cybele L. R. Abad (Philippines)
Prevention and management of tuberculosis in solid organ transplantation

Judith Bruchfeld (Sweden)
Prevention and management of tuberculosis associated with biologicals

Sandra Arend (Netherlands)
What do the guidelines say?

Interactive panel discussion

Neutropenia: the ups and downs of antibiotic therapy
Eric J. Bow (Canada)
Neutropenic fever and ghost-infectious diseases: no pathogens, but still antibiotics?

Genovefa Papanicolaou (United States)
Neutropenic fever and non-infectious causes: no pathogens, but still antibiotics?

Inge C. Gyssens (Netherlands)
Neutropenic fever, no pathogen, no antibiotics: is it possible?
Interactive panel discussion


Clinical tropical medicine: management of acute severe infection

Nicholas White (Thailand)
Severe malaria

Andrea Boggild (Canada)
Weil‘s disease

Björn Blomberg (Norway)
Haemorrhagic fever


George O. Akpede
Lassa fever

Guy Thwaites (Vietnam)
Tropical brain infections

Antifungal therapy: combine or not combine, this is the question!
Mario Fernandez Ruiz (Spain)
In vitro antifungal susceptibility and genomics to predict outcomes in fungal infections

Dimitrios P. Kontoyiannis (United States)
The case pro combination therapy

Federico Pea (Italy)
Combination antifungal treatment is usually not needed

Interactive panel discussion

We need to improve vaccine coverage

Olivier Epaulard (France)
Vaccine hesitancy: what an ID specialist can do

Adam Finn (United Kingdom)
Vaccine policy in children

Helena Maltezou (Greece)
Vaccine policy for healthcare workers

Interactive panel discussion

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