This education course aims at those confronted with orthopaedic implant-associated infections in daily routine as orthopaedic surgeons, infectious diseases physicians, internal medicine physicians, hospitalists, infection control practitioners or clinical microbiologists. All participants attending this course will learn about the recent and relevant advances in the diagnosis, antimicrobial and surgical therapeutical aspects of orthopaedic implant-associated infections. The programme consists of a 3-day course with interactive lectures illustrated with clinical cases and meet-the-expert sessions.
Up to 120 specialists or physicians interested in updating their knowledge on the diagnosis and management of orthopaedic implant-associated infections including: orthopaedic surgeons, infectious diseases physicians, internal medicine physicians, hospitalists, infection control practitioners or clinical microbiologists. Medical doctors and surgeons in training are also welcome.
José Luis del Pozo Leon, Pamplona, Spain
Alex Soriano, Barcelona, Spain
ESCMID Study Group for Implant-Associated Infections - ESGIAI
Clínica Universidad de Navarra
Spanish Nosocomial Infection Study Group (GEIH)
Spanish Society for Clinical Microbiology and Infectious Diseases (SEIMC)
The organizer(s) of the course will apply for European CME accreditation through EACCME.

Speakers


Thomas Bjarnsholt, Copenhagen, Denmark
Olivier Borens, Lausanne, Switzerland
Guillem Bori, Barcelona, Spain
Javier Cobo, Madrid, Spain
José Luis del Pozo Leon, Pamplona, Spain
Jaime Esteban-Moreno, Majadahonda (Madrid), Spain
M Jose García Belloso, Pamplona, Spain
Efthymia Giannitsioti, Athens, Greece
Jaime Lora-Tamayo, Madrid, Spain
Martin McNally, Oxford, United Kingdom
Oscar Murillo, Barcelona, Spain
Antonios Papadopoulos, Athens, Greece
Maria Eugenia Portillo, Pamplona, Spain
Mike Reed, NorthUmbria, United Kingdom
Dolors Rodriguez-Pardo, Barcelona, Spain
Eric Senneville, Tourcoing, France
Alex Soriano, Barcelona, Spain
Andrés Valentí, Pamplona, Spain
Andreas F. Widmer, Basel, Switzerland
Bas Zaat, Amsterdam, Netherlands
Werner Zimmerli, Allschwil, Switzerland

Contact Person (Scientific Programme)

Jose Luis del Pozo
Clínica Universidad de Navarra
Infectious Diseases Division and Clinical Microbiology
Avda Pío XII 36
31008 Pamplona
Spain
+34 948 25 54 00
+34 948 29 65 00
jdelpozo@unav.es

Administrative Secretariat

Amaia Zaratiegui
Clínica Universidad de Navarra
Servicio de Calidad
Avda Pío XII 36
31008 Pamplona
Spain
+34 948 25 54 00
+34 948 29 65 00
azarati@unav.es

Accommodation Details

Hotels to be announced

Venue Info

Event Map
Venue Details
School of Science (Edificio Ampliación de Bibliotecas)
Universidad de Navarra, Campus Universitario, 31008 Pamplona
Spain
Phone: +34 948 25 54 00
Fax: +34 948 29 65 00
Email: jdelpozo@unav.es

Course Programme



  1. 15:00 - 15:30
    Presentation
    Welcome and registration (Edificio Ampliación de Bibliotecas, School of Medicine, Universidad de Navarra)


  2. 15:30 - 16:00
    Presentation
    Introduction to the course
    Chairperson(s): José Luis del Pozo Leon, Alex Soriano



  3. 16:00 - 17:30
    Session
    Biofilm disease: from bench to bed


  4. 16:00 - 16:30
    Presentation
    What should a clinician know about fungal and bacterial biofilms?
    Speaker(s): Thomas Bjarnsholt



  5. 16:30 - 17:00
    Presentation
    Experimental models of biofilm infections
    Speaker(s): Bas Zaat



  6. 17:00 - 17:30
    Presentation
    Experimental and clinical aspects of device-associated biofilm infections
    Speaker(s): Werner Zimmerli



  7. 17:30 - 18:00
    Coffee Break
    Coffee break


  8. 18:00 - 19:30
    Session
    Diagnosing orthopaedic implant infections


  9. 18:00 - 18:30
    Presentation
    How can we improve conventional culture techniques?
    Speaker(s): Maria Eugenia Portillo



  10. 18:30 - 19:00
    Presentation
    Are biomarkers and new molecular techniques useful in diagnosing and follow-up?
    Speaker(s): Mike Reed



  11. 19:00 - 19:30
    Presentation
    Is PET/CT imaging the future of orthopaedic implant infection diagnosis?
    Speaker(s): M Jose García Belloso



  12. 20:30 - 21:30
    Social Activity
    Guided visit to the Museo Universidad de Navarra


  13. 21:30 - 23:00
    Social Activity
    Cocktail in the museum


  1. 09:00 - 10:30
    Session
    Managing orthopaedic implant infections I


  2. 09:00 - 09:30
    Presentation
    Prosthetic joint infection: predictors of outcome in acute infections treated with debridement?
    Speaker(s): Eric Senneville



  3. 09:30 - 10:00
    Presentation
    How can we manage culture-negative infections?
    Speaker(s): Oscar Murillo



  4. 10:00 - 10:30
    Presentation
    Prosthetic joint infection: one- versus two-stage replacement
    Speaker(s): Guillem Bori



  5. 10:30 - 11:00
    Coffee Break
    Cofee break


  6. 11:00 - 12:30
    Session
    Managing orthopaedic implant infections II


  7. 11:00 - 11:30
    Presentation
    Haematogenous prosthetic joint infection: which is the best medical and surgical approach?
    Speaker(s): José Luis del Pozo Leon



  8. 11:30 - 12:00
    Presentation
    What is new in spinal implant infections?
    Speaker(s): Dolors Rodriguez-Pardo



  9. 12:00 - 12:30
    Presentation
    Local antimicrobial treatment, kinetics of different carriers and indications.
    Speaker(s): Martin McNally



  10. 12:30 - 14:30
    Session
    Workshops (25 persons per group, every person participates in 2 workshops)


  11. 12:30 - 13:00
    Workshop
    Workshop 1: prosthetic joint acute infection (50 min.)
    Chairperson(s): Olivier Borens, José Luis del Pozo Leon



  12. 13:00 - 13:30
    Workshop
    Workshop 2: prosthetic joint late chronic infection (50 min.)
    Chairperson(s): Guillem Bori, Alex Soriano



  13. 13:30 - 14:00
    Workshop
    Workshop 3: fixation device-related infections (50 min).
    Chairperson(s): Martin McNally, Eric Senneville



  14. 14:00 - 14:30
    Workshop
    Workshop 4: long-term antimicrobial suppression (50 min.)
    Chairperson(s): Javier Cobo, Andrés Valentí



  15. 14:30 - 15:30
    Lunch
    Lunch


  16. 15:30 - 17:30
    Session
    Workshops continued (25 persons per group, every person participates in 2 workshops)


  17. 17:30 - 18:00
    Break
    Coffee break


  18. 18:00 - 19:00
    Session
    Difficult-to-treat scenarios


  19. 18:00 - 18:30
    Presentation
    Treatment of orthopaedic implant multidrug-resistant Gram-negative infections
    Speaker(s): Efthymia Giannitsioti



  20. 18:30 - 19:00
    Presentation
    Treatment of orthopaedic implant infections caused by fungi and mycobacteria
    Speaker(s): Jaime Lora-Tamayo



  21. 20:00 - 21:30
    Social Activity
    Cultural tour


  22. 21:30 - 23:00
    Dinner
    Dinner with the faculty pannel


  1. 08:30 - 10:00
    Session
    Preventing orthopaedic implant infections


  2. 08:30 - 09:00
    Presentation
    Should we improve antimicrobial prohylaxis in implant surgery? New insights
    Speaker(s): Antonios Papadopoulos



  3. 09:00 - 09:30
    Presentation
    What is the role of Staphylococcus aureus carriers detection and eradication before an implant surgery?
    Speaker(s): Andreas F. Widmer



  4. 09:30 - 10:00
    Presentation
    Assymptomatic bacteriuria - does it play any role?
    Speaker(s): Alex Soriano



  5. 10:00 - 10:30
    Coffee Break
    Coffee break


  6. 10:30 - 12:00
    Session
    Preventing orthopaedic implant infections (continued)


  7. 10:30 - 11:00
    Presentation
    New biomaterial-based strategies to avoid implant infection
    Speaker(s): Jaime Esteban-Moreno



  8. 11:30 - 12:00
    Presentation
    Concluding remarks

750
850
The fee includes the course, educational material, two hotel nights (7/8 June 2017), breakfasts, lunches, coffee breaks, a dinner with the faculty panel and the social events (museum guided visit and cultural tour). Travel is not included.
01-Apr-2017
16-Apr-2017