The topic is a challenging and moving target – the population of immunocompromised patients (IC) is growing and viral infections are among the most common infection complications in those patients. Viral infections are associated with morbidity and mortality not only in transplant recipients but in all IC patients. The management of viral infections is complex and a multidisciplinary approach is needed regarding epidemiology, prevention and treatment. This course follows up with the ESCMID course held in Lausanne in 2015 which addressed a similar topic predominantly on transplant patients. This course covers all potential groups of IC patients and relevant viral infections including those after biological therapies. The top experts in the field serve as speakers and we expect very practically oriented lessons with updated and recent data from research. Interesting interactive case presentations are also planned.
30 – 45 ID specialists, transplant diseases (both SOT and HSCT) physicians, microbiologists, virologists and haematologists/oncologists (also in training).
Lubos Drgona, Bratislava, Slovakia
Oriol Manuel, Lausanne, Switzerland
ESCMID Study Group for Infections in Compromised Hosts - ESGICH
ESCMID Study Group for Viral Hepatitis - ESGVH
The organizer(s) of the course will apply for European CME accreditation through EACCME.

Speakers


Jose Maria Aguado Garcia, Madrid, Spain
Joop E. Arends, Utrecht, Netherlands
Lubos Drgona, Bratislava, Slovakia
Paolo Antonio Grossi, Varese, Italy
Pavol Jarcuska, Kosice, Slovakia
Martina Lengerova, Brno, Czech Republic
Per Ljungman, Stockholm, Sweden
Oriol Manuel, Lausanne, Switzerland
Pascal Meylan, Lausanne, Switzerland
Malgorzata Mikulska, Genoa, Italy
Matteo Mombelli, Lausanne, Switzerland
David Navarro, Valencia, Spain
Francesca Norman, Madrid, Spain
Dominique Salmon-Ceron, Paris, France
Bernd Salzberger, Regensburg, Germany
Claudio Viscoli, Genova, Italy

Contact Person (Scientific Programme)

Lubos Drgona
National Cancer Institute
Department of Oncohaematology
Klenova 1
83310 Bratislava
Slovakia
+421 2593 785 12
+421 2547 721 46
drgona@nou.sk

Administrative Secretariat

Daniela Svetlovska
National Cancer Institute
Dept. of Clinical Studies
Klenova 1
83310 Bratislava
Slovakia
+421 2593 785 12
+421 2547 721 46
daniela.svetlovska@nou.sk

Accommodation Details

To be announced

Venue Info

Event Map
Venue Details
National Cancer Institute
Klenova 1, 83310 Bratislava
Slovakia
Phone: +421 2593 785 79
Fax: +421 2547 721 46
Email: info@nou.sk

Course Programme



  1. 09:00 - 10:45
    Session
    Session 1: viral hepatitis in immunocompromised patients
    Chairperson(s): Joop E. Arends, Pavol Jarcuska



  2. 09:00 - 09:15
    Presentation
    Introduction
    Speaker(s): Bernd Salzberger



  3. 09:15 - 09:45
    Presentation
    Hepatitis B reactivation – screening and treatment in immunocompromised patients
    Speaker(s): Claudio Viscoli



  4. 09:45 - 10:15
    Presentation
    Hepatitis C virus in transplant recipients: who and how to treat
    Speaker(s): Paolo Antonio Grossi



  5. 10:15 - 10:45
    Presentation
    Hepatitis E virus in immunocompromised patients beyond transplantation
    Speaker(s): Joop E. Arends



  6. 10:45 - 11:00
    Break
    Coffee break


  7. 11:00 - 12:30
    Session
    Session 2: clinical virology in immunocompromised patients I
    Chairperson(s): Jose Maria Aguado Garcia, Pascal Meylan



  8. 11:00 - 11:30
    Presentation
    CMV in transplantation
    Speaker(s): David Navarro



  9. 11:30 - 12:00
    Presentation
    HHV-8 in immunocompromised patients
    Speaker(s): Paolo Antonio Grossi



  10. 12:00 - 12:30
    Presentation
    Viral complications after biological therapy
    Speaker(s): Jose Maria Aguado Garcia



  11. 12:30 - 13:45
    Lunch
    Lunch


  12. 13:45 - 15:45
    Session
    Session 3: clinical virology in immunocompromised patients II
    Chairperson(s): Paolo Antonio Grossi, Bernd Salzberger



  13. 13:45 - 14:15
    Presentation
    Poliomavirus infection in patients receiving biologics
    Speaker(s): Matteo Mombelli



  14. 14:15 - 14:45
    Presentation
    Emerging viral infections in immunocompromised patients
    Speaker(s): Oriol Manuel



  15. 14:45 - 15:15
    Presentation
    What should transplant clinicians need to know about Zika?
    Speaker(s): Francesca Norman



  16. 15:15 - 15:45
    Presentation
    Prevention of viral infections after HSCT: vaccination and more
    Speaker(s): Per Ljungman



  17. 15:45 - 16:00
    Coffee Break
    Coffee break


  18. 16:00 - 17:00
    Session
    Session 4: case reports 1- 5
    Chairperson(s): Oriol Manuel, Claudio Viscoli



  1. 09:00 - 10:00
    Session
    Session 5: vaccination in immunocompromised patients
    Chairperson(s): David Navarro



  2. 09:00 - 09:30
    Presentation
    Prevention of viral infection after SOT: vaccination and more
    Speaker(s): Bernd Salzberger



  3. 09:30 - 10:00
    Presentation
    Vaccination in the era of biologicals
    Speaker(s): Dominique Salmon-Ceron



  4. 10:00 - 10:15
    Coffee Break
    Coffee break


  5. 10:15 - 11:35
    Session
    Session 6: management of viral infections: what is new?
    Chairperson(s): Lubos Drgona, Matteo Mombelli



  6. 10:15 - 10:35
    Presentation
    Diagnostics and monitoring of viral infections: PCR and emerging approaches
    Speaker(s): Martina Lengerova



  7. 10:35 - 10:55
    Presentation
    Novel strategies in the management of viral infections in IC patients
    Speaker(s): Oriol Manuel



  8. 10:55 - 11:15
    Presentation
    New antivirals
    Speaker(s): Pascal Meylan



  9. 11:15 - 11:35
    Presentation
    Viral infections in haematological patients: does it matter?
    Speaker(s): Malgorzata Mikulska



  10. 11:35 - 11:50
    Coffee Break
    Coffee break


  11. 11:50 - 12:40
    Session
    Session 7: interesting case reports 6 - 8
    Chairperson(s): Malgorzata Mikulska



  12. 12:40 - 13:00
    Presentation
    Closing remarks and evaluation of the course
    Chairperson(s): Joop E. Arends, Lubos Drgona, Bernd Salzberger


05-May-2017
400
500
The fee includes the teaching materials, 2 lunches, 4 coffee breaks, one social dinner. Travel and accommodation are not included.
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