Acute CNS infections are still associated with high mortality and morbidity. Crucial factors for improving outcome are a quick diagnostic work-up, the swift start of empiric antibiotic treatment and, in pneumococcal meningitis, adjunctive therapy with dexamethasone. One important reason for the poor outcome is the frequent development of intracranial complications.

In the postgraduate education course “acute bacterial CNS infections of the brain”, the first focus will be on the diagnostic work-up of patients with suspected CNS infections. The second focus will concentrate on the therapeutic management and, finally, the participants will learn how to deal with intracranial complications in CNS infections. The majority of the session will take place in groups under the guidance of expert senior physicians on CNS infections. This setting will ensure an intense and interactive teaching atmosphere.
Up to 60 physicians who treat patients with acute bacterial meningitis or brain abscess, ID specialists, intensivists, emergency medicine specialists, microbiologists and neurologists.
Hans-Walter Pfister, Munich, Germany
Uwe Koedel, Munich, Germany
Matthias Klein, München, Germany
ESCMID Study Group for Infectious Diseases of the Brain - ESGIB
Ludwig-Maximilians University, Munich, Germany
The organizers of the course will apply for European CME accreditation through EACCME.

Speakers


Matthijs Brouwer, Amsterdam, Netherlands
Konstantinos Dimitriadis, Kavala, Greece
Olga Dzupova, Prague, Czech Republic
Matthias Klein, München, Germany
Uwe Koedel, Munich, Germany
Stephen L. Leib, Bern, Switzerland
Jennifer Linn, Dresden, Germany
Fiona McGill, Liverpool, United Kingdom
Bruno Mourvillier, Paris, France
Marco Rinaldo Oggioni, Leicester, United Kingdom
Christian Ostergaard, Hvidovre, Denmark
Hans-Walter Pfister, Munich, Germany
Oguz Resat Sipahi, Izmir, Turkey
Jean Paul Stahl, Grenoble, France
Diederik van de Beek, Amsterdam, Netherlands
Stefan Zimmerli, Bern, Switzerland

Contact Person (Scientific Programme)

Matthias Klein
University of Munich
Neurology
Marchioninistr. 15
81377 Munich
Germany
+49 89 440076676
matthias.klein@med.uni-muenchen.de

Administrative Secretariat

Petra Mehlhorn
University of Munich
Neurology
Marchioninistr. 15
81377 Munich
Germany
+49 89 440076676
petra.mehlhorn@med.uni-muenchen.de

Venue Info

Event Map
Venue Details
Ludwig-Maximilians University, Klinikum Grosshadern
Marchioninistr. 15, 81377 Munich
Germany

Thursday, 11 October 2018

12:30 - 13:00
Registration
13:00 - 13:20
Introduction and organization
Speaker(s): Matthias Klein
13:20 - 13:40
Spectrum of CNS infections: what are we dealing with? Classic acute bacterial CNS infections
Speaker(s): Stephen L. Leib
13:40 - 14:00
Spectrum of CNS infections: what are we dealing with? Emerging Pathogens in Europe
Speaker(s): Stefan Zimmerli
14:00 - 14:20
Clinical presentation of patients with meningitis
Speaker(s): Matthijs Brouwer
14:20 - 14:40
CSF analysis – viral, bacterial or non-infectious?
Speaker(s): Fiona McGill
14:40 - 15:10
Coffee break
15:10 - 17:10
Parallel case seminars with alternating groups (35 minutes each)
15:10 - 17:10
CSF analysis – viral or bacterial meningitis? Autoimmune?
Speaker(s): Matthias Klein
15:10 - 17:10
Patients with subacute/chronic meningoencephalitis
Speaker(s): Matthijs Brouwer
15:10 - 17:10
The patient with suspected acute meningitis/encephalitis
Speaker(s): Fiona McGill
17:10 - 17:40
Participants’ presentations of clinical cases
17:40 - 18:25
Optimizing supportive care (visit of the NICU)/Optimizing emergency care (visit of the ER)

Friday, 12 October 2018

08:30 - 09:00
How to find the causative pathogen
Speaker(s): Christian Ostergaard
09:00 - 09:30
Antibiotic and adjunctive therapy in acute bacterial meningitis
Speaker(s): Diederik van de Beek
09:30 - 10:00
Radiologic work-up in acute CNS infections
Speaker(s): Jennifer Linn
10:00 - 10:30
Coffee break
10:30 - 12:30
Therapy of established CNS infections: parallel case seminars with alternating groups (35 minutes each)
10:30 - 12:30
Brain abscess, paraspinal abscess and spondylodiscitis
Speaker(s): Hans-Walter Pfister
10:30 - 12:30
Nosocomial meningitis and the immunocompromised patient
Speaker(s): Jean Paul Stahl
10:30 - 12:30
Viral meningoencephalitis
Speaker(s): Diederik van de Beek
12:30 - 13:30
Lunch
13:30 - 14:15
Understanding the causative pathogens
Speaker(s): Marco Rinaldo Oggioni
14:15 - 14:45
The host immune response in CNS infections
Speaker(s): Uwe Koedel
14:45 - 15:15
Coffee break
15:15 - 15:45
Bacterial meningitis and endocarditis
Speaker(s): Olga Dzupova
15:45 - 16:15
Up-to-date: fungal infections of the CNS
Speaker(s): Oguz Resat Sipahi
16:15 - 17:00
Participants’ presentations of clinical cases
17:00 - 17:45
Optimizing supportive care (visit of the NICU)/Optimizing emergency care (visit of the ER)
20:00 - 23:00
Get together

Saturday, 13 October 2018

08:15 - 09:00
Optimizing supportive care (visit of the NICU)/Optimizing emergency care (visit of the ER)
09:00 - 09:30
Up-to-date: neurotuberculosis and neurosarcoidosis
Speaker(s): Matthijs Brouwer
09:30 - 10:00
Participants’ presentations of clinical cases
10:00 - 10:30
Up-to-date: ICU studies on CNS infections
Speaker(s): Bruno Mourvillier
10:30 - 11:00
Coffee break and snack
11:00 - 13:00
Neurointensive care in CNS infections: parallel case seminars with alternating groups (35 minutes each)
11:00 - 13:00
Cardiopulmonary supportive therapy
Speaker(s): Bruno Mourvillier
11:00 - 13:00
Neuromonitoring
Speaker(s): Konstantinos Dimitriadis
11:00 - 13:00
Vascular complications
Speaker(s): Matthias Klein
13:00 - 13:30
Quiz and summary
Speaker(s): Matthias Klein

31-Aug-2018
400
475
The registration fee includes all lectures and workshops (plus clinical rounds at the neurologic intensive care unit and the emergency room), coffee breaks, lunches and dinner on Friday night. Accommodation and travel are not included. A contingent of hotel rooms for participants is prereserved. Please contact the administrative secretary Petra Mehlhorn for further information.
08-Jun-2018
22-Jun-2018