• To understand the scientific background of antimicrobial stewardship interventions
• To understand the sociocultural, ethical and behavioral aspects of antimicrobial stewardship
• To acknowledge the relevance of the quality management/implementation aspects of antimicrobial stewardship
• To learn about other barriers to antimicrobial stewardship and how to address them
• To learn the basic principles of bacterial resistance and antimicrobial consumption surveillance
• To understand the differential aspects of antimicrobial stewardship in various settings: hospital (medicine, surgery, ICU, hematology), primary care, general public, long-term care facilities
• To learn how to integrate antimicrobial stewardship education in undergraduate and postgraduate curriculums of healthcare professionals
• To overview the antimicrobial stewardship initiatives being in place worldwide
• To learn from national strategies: their successes and failures
70 – 80 healthcare professionals (infectious diseases physicians, microbiologists, pharmacists, nurses, public health officials) who are currently working in the field of antimicrobial stewardship or are interested in the topic.
Céline Pulcini, Nancy, France
Jeroen Schouten, Nijmegen, Netherlands
Bojana Beovic, Ljubljana, Slovenia
José Ramón Pano-Pardo, Zaragoza, Spain
ESCMID Study Group for Antimicrobial stewardshiP – ESGAP
GEIRAS – Study Group on Healthcare-Associated Infections of the Spanish Society of Infectious Diseases and Clinical Microbiology (SEIMC), Madrid, Spain
The organizers of the course will apply for European CME accreditation through EACCME.


Bojana Beovic, Ljubljana, Slovenia
Esmita Charani, London, United Kingdom
Cansu ÇİMEN, Istanbul, Turkey
Oliver James Dyar, Stockholm, Sweden
Miquel Ekkelenkamp, Utrecht, Netherlands
Önder Ergönül, Istanbul, Turkey
Alison Helen Holmes, London, United Kingdom
Philip Howard, Leeds, United Kingdom
Marlies Hulscher, Nijmegen, Netherlands
Benedikt Huttner, Geneva, Switzerland
Diamantis Kofteridis, Heraklion, Greece
Tomislav Kostyanev, Wilrijk, Belgium
Carles Llor, Barcelona, Spain
Marc Mendelson, Cape Town, South Africa
Dominique L. Monnet, Stockholm, Sweden
Patricia Munoz, Madrid, Spain
José Ramón Pano-Pardo, Zaragoza, Spain
Céline Pulcini, Nancy, France
Jesús Rodríguez-Baño, Seville, Spain
Jeroen Schouten, Nijmegen, Netherlands
Karin Thursky, Carlton, Australia
Vera Vlahovic-Palcevski, Rijeka, Croatia
Agnes Wechsler-Fördös, Wien, Austria

Contact Person (Scientific Programme)

José R. Pano
Hospital Clínico Universitario
Infectious Diseases
Avanida San Juan Bosco 15
50009 Zaragoza
+34 976 76 57 00 ext. 2664

Administrative Secretariat

Ana Escavias de Carvajal
Grupo Pacífico Congresos
Pº General Martínez Campos 9, 2º
28010 Madrid
+34 913 83 60 00 ext. 124

Accommodation Details

Euroforum Palacio de los Infantes
Calle del Rey, 38
28200 San Lorenzo de El Escorial
+34 918 96 70 00

Venue Info

Event Map
Venue Details
Euroforum Palacio de los Infantes
Calle del Rey, 38, 28200 San Lorenzo de El Escorial
Phone: +34 918 96 70 00

Thursday, 19 April 2018

08:00 - 08:30
08:30 - 09:00
Speaker(s): Bojana Beovic
Speaker(s): José Ramón Pano-Pardo
08:40 - 10:20
Antimicrobial stewardship: why?
Chairperson(s): Céline Pulcini
08:40 - 09:05
Bacterial resistance as a societal problem
Speaker(s): Marc Mendelson
09:05 - 09:30
What is the evidence for linking antibiotic use and resistance?
Speaker(s): Miquel Ekkelenkamp
09:30 - 09:55
Is there any room to improve antibiotic use? Which are the priorities?
Speaker(s): Karin Thursky
09:55 - 10:20
Which are the main determinants of antibiotic use?
Speaker(s): Marlies Hulscher
10:20 - 11:15
Poster walk I
Chairperson(s): Bojana Beovic
Chairperson(s): Céline Pulcini
Chairperson(s): Jeroen Schouten
Chairperson(s): Vera Vlahovic-Palcevski
11:15 - 12:30
Changing behavior, changing culture
Chairperson(s): Oliver James Dyar
11:15 - 11:40
How does antibiotic decision-making work?
Speaker(s): José Ramón Pano-Pardo
11:40 - 12:05
How to help people making good decisions?
Speaker(s): José Ramón Pano-Pardo
12:05 - 12:30
Why culture and team dynamics matter if you aim to improve antimicrobial prescribing at your institution?
Speaker(s): Esmita Charani
12:30 - 13:30
Lunch break
13:30 - 16:15
Stewardship and implementation science
Chairperson(s): Önder Ergönül
13:30 - 13:55
Why is implementation science the natural vehicle to drive antimicrobial stewardship?
Speaker(s): Marlies Hulscher
13:55 - 14:15
An introduction to the workshop
Speaker(s): Jeroen Schouten
14:15 - 16:15
Workshop: improving antibiotic use in your own hospital – from barrier analysis to effective interventions
Chairperson(s): Marlies Hulscher
Chairperson(s): Jeroen Schouten
16:15 - 16:45
Coffee break
16:45 - 17:45
Antimicrobial OSSI – Objective Structured Stewardship Interaction (roleplaying)
Chairperson(s): Bojana Beovic
Chairperson(s): Cansu ÇİMEN
Chairperson(s): José Ramón Pano-Pardo
Chairperson(s): Céline Pulcini
Chairperson(s): Jeroen Schouten
20:00 - 22:00

Friday, 20 April 2018

08:30 - 11:30
Different settings, different approaches
Chairperson(s): Diamantis Kofteridis
08:30 - 08:55
Antimicrobial stewardship in the ER
Speaker(s): Jesús Rodríguez-Baño
08:55 - 09:20
Antimicrobial stewardship in the ICU
Speaker(s): Jeroen Schouten
09:20 - 09:45
Antimicrobial stewardship in immunocompromised patients
Speaker(s): Patricia Munoz
09:45 - 10:10
Antibiotic stewardship in primary care
Speaker(s): Carles Llor
10:10 - 10:35
Antibiotic stewardship in LTCFs
Speaker(s): Céline Pulcini
10:35 - 11:30
Meet-the-experts having a coffee
11:30 - 13:00
Educating prescribers
Chairperson(s): Agnes Wechsler-Fördös
11:30 - 12:00
Education of healthcare professionals on antibiotic prescribing: undergraduate/postgraduate/continuing education
Speaker(s): Bojana Beovic
12:00 - 12:30
Technology, teams, test and co-design
Speaker(s): Alison Helen Holmes
12:30 - 13:00
Online repositories and tools for antimicrobial stewards
13:00 - 14:00
Lunch break
14:00 - 15:30
Antimicrobial stewardship practice and science
14:00 - 14:30
Measuring antimicrobial consumption
Speaker(s): Philip Howard
14:30 - 15:00
How to audit the quality of antimicrobial prescriptions in a hospital?
Speaker(s): Karin Thursky
15:00 - 15:30
Monitoring antimicrobial resistance
Speaker(s): Tomislav Kostyanev
14:00 - 15:30
Advanced track
14:00 - 14:30
Research needs and pitfalls in antimicrobial stewardship
Speaker(s): Benedikt Huttner
14:30 - 15:00
Quality improvement research
Speaker(s): Marlies Hulscher
15:00 - 15:30
What would you have done differently?
Speaker(s): Benedikt Huttner
15:30 - 16:30
Poster walk II
Chairperson(s): Bojana Beovic
Chairperson(s): Céline Pulcini
Chairperson(s): Jeroen Schouten
Chairperson(s): Vera Vlahovic-Palcevski
16:30 - 18:00
National and supranational strategies to boost the implementation of antimicrobial stewardship around the globe
Chairperson(s): Vera Vlahovic-Palcevski
16:30 - 17:00
European Union (ECDC): thinking out of the box
Speaker(s): Dominique L. Monnet
17:00 - 17:30
South Africa
Speaker(s): Marc Mendelson
17:30 - 18:00
Speaker(s): Karin Thursky
18:00 - 18:15
18:15 - 18:30

The registration fee includes the course, accommodation for two nights (18/19 April 2018), coffee breaks and lunches. Travel is not included.