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

Wednesday, 7 June 2017

15:00 - 15:30
Welcome and registration (Edificio Ampliación de Bibliotecas, School of Medicine, Universidad de Navarra)
15:30 - 16:00
Introduction to the course
Chairperson(s): José Luis del Pozo Leon
Chairperson(s): Alex Soriano
16:00 - 17:30
Biofilm disease: from bench to bed
16:00 - 16:30
What should a clinician know about fungal and bacterial biofilms?
Speaker(s): Thomas Bjarnsholt
16:30 - 17:00
Experimental models of biofilm infections
Speaker(s): Bas Zaat
17:00 - 17:30
Experimental and clinical aspects of device-associated biofilm infections
Speaker(s): Werner Zimmerli
17:30 - 18:00
Coffee break
18:00 - 19:30
Diagnosing orthopaedic implant infections
18:00 - 18:30
How can we improve conventional culture techniques?
Speaker(s): Maria Eugenia Portillo
18:30 - 19:00
Are biomarkers and new molecular techniques useful in diagnosing and follow-up?
Speaker(s): Mike Reed
19:00 - 19:30
Is PET/CT imaging the future of orthopaedic implant infection diagnosis?
Speaker(s): M Jose García Belloso
20:30 - 21:30
Guided visit to the Museo Universidad de Navarra
21:30 - 23:00
Cocktail in the museum

Thursday, 8 June 2017

09:00 - 10:30
Managing orthopaedic implant infections I
09:00 - 09:30
Prosthetic joint infection: predictors of outcome in acute infections treated with debridement?
Speaker(s): Eric Senneville
09:30 - 10:00
How can we manage culture-negative infections?
Speaker(s): Oscar Murillo
10:00 - 10:30
Prosthetic joint infection: one- versus two-stage replacement
Speaker(s): Guillem Bori
10:30 - 11:00
Cofee break
11:00 - 12:30
Managing orthopaedic implant infections II
11:00 - 11:30
Haematogenous prosthetic joint infection: which is the best medical and surgical approach?
Speaker(s): José Luis del Pozo Leon
11:30 - 12:00
What is new in spinal implant infections?
Speaker(s): Dolors Rodriguez-Pardo
12:00 - 12:30
Local antimicrobial treatment, kinetics of different carriers and indications.
Speaker(s): Martin McNally
12:30 - 14:30
Workshops (25 persons per group, every person participates in 2 workshops)
12:30 - 13:00
Workshop 1: prosthetic joint acute infection (50 min.)
Chairperson(s): Olivier Borens
Chairperson(s): José Luis del Pozo Leon
13:00 - 13:30
Workshop 2: prosthetic joint late chronic infection (50 min.)
Chairperson(s): Guillem Bori
Chairperson(s): Alex Soriano
13:30 - 14:00
Workshop 3: fixation device-related infections (50 min).
Chairperson(s): Martin McNally
Chairperson(s): Eric Senneville
14:00 - 14:30
Workshop 4: long-term antimicrobial suppression (50 min.)
Chairperson(s): Javier Cobo
Chairperson(s): Andrés Valentí
14:30 - 15:30
Lunch
15:30 - 17:30
Workshops continued (25 persons per group, every person participates in 2 workshops)
17:30 - 18:00
Coffee break
18:00 - 19:00
Difficult-to-treat scenarios
18:00 - 18:30
Treatment of orthopaedic implant multidrug-resistant Gram-negative infections
Speaker(s): Efthymia Giannitsioti
18:30 - 19:00
Treatment of orthopaedic implant infections caused by fungi and mycobacteria
Speaker(s): Jaime Lora-Tamayo
20:00 - 21:30
Cultural tour
21:30 - 23:00
Dinner with the faculty pannel

Friday, 9 June 2017

08:30 - 10:00
Preventing orthopaedic implant infections
08:30 - 09:00
Should we improve antimicrobial prohylaxis in implant surgery? New insights
Speaker(s): Antonios Papadopoulos
09:00 - 09:30
What is the role of Staphylococcus aureus carriers detection and eradication before an implant surgery?
Speaker(s): Andreas F. Widmer
09:30 - 10:00
Assymptomatic bacteriuria - does it play any role?
Speaker(s): Alex Soriano
10:00 - 10:30
Coffee break
10:30 - 12:00
Preventing orthopaedic implant infections (continued)
10:30 - 11:00
New biomaterial-based strategies to avoid implant infection
Speaker(s): Jaime Esteban-Moreno
11:30 - 12:00
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.
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