Perfect methods in designing and performing randomized controlled trials, observational studies and systematic reviews/meta-analyses allow us to draw recommendations for better treatment of our patients. The purpose of the workshop is to provide the participants with tools on how to phrase a research question, choose the appropriate design and methods to address it, avoid biases, and write an optimal report. The morning will be dedicated to lectures from well-known experts in the field, divided into two tracks. In the afternoon we will hold interactive workshops, in which the participants will present their protocol or analysis of a research project. These will be commented on by faculty members and participants, and then will be open for discussion. The participants’ protocols will be sent beforehand to the commentators for written comments.
Up to 80 persons performing clinical studies in clinical microbiology and infectious diseases, doctors, pharmacists, students and nurses.
Leonard Leibovici, Petah-Tiqva, Israel
Jesús Rodríguez-Baño, Seville, Spain
ESCMID Study Group for Bloodstream Infections and Sepsis - ESGBIS
ESCMID Study Group for Infections in the Elderly - ESGIE
Trainee Association of ESCMID – TAE
                                                                               
The course has been granted 16 European CME credits (ECMEC®s) by the European Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (EACCME®).

Speakers


Marc J.M. Bonten, Utrecht, Netherlands
Belén Gutiérrez-Gutiérrez, Seville, Spain
Benedikt Huttner, Geneva, Switzerland
Saskia le Cessie, Amsterdam, Netherlands
Mariska MG Leeflang, Amsterdam, Netherlands
Leonard Leibovici, Petah-Tiqva, Israel
Pontus Naucler, Stockholm, Sweden
Mette Nørgaard, Aarhus N, Denmark
Zaira R. Palacios Baena, Seville, Spain
Mical Paul, Haifa, Israel
Céline Pulcini, Nancy, France
Jesús Rodríguez-Baño, Seville, Spain
Evelina Tacconelli, Tübingen, Germany
Martin Wolkewitz, Freiburg, Germany

Scientific Secretariat

Tanya Babich
Rabin Medical Center, Beilinson Hospital
University Research Center in Infectious Diseases
Jabotinsky St.
49100 Petah-Tiqva
Israel
+972 3-937-6512
tanyanoa@gmail.com
Zaira Palacios Baena
Hospital Universitario Virgen Macarena
Department of Infectious Diseases and Clinical Microbiology
P.O. Box 3
Avda. Dr. Fedriani
41008 Seville
Spain
+34 653 27 63 53
zaira.palacios.baena@hotmail.com

Wednesday, 7 November 2018

08:15 - 09:00
Registration
09:00 - 09:15
Trainee Association of ESCMID (TAE):promoting the involvement of ESCMID young members into science and profession
Speaker(s): Zaira R. Palacios Baena
09:15 - 09:25
Welcome: why methods? Why are we doing this?
Speaker(s): Jesús Rodríguez-Baño
09:25 - 09:30
Why again in Seville?
Speaker(s): Leonard Leibovici
09:30 - 10:30
Randomized controlled trials on questions that really matter to patients
Speaker(s): Marc J.M. Bonten
10:30 - 11:00
Coffee break
11:00 - 13:00
Parallel track I
Chairperson(s): Mical Paul
11:00 - 12:00
Systematic reviews and meta-analysis of interventions
Speaker(s): Mical Paul
12:00 - 13:00
Meta-analysis: uses and misuses (mainly misuses)
Speaker(s): Evelina Tacconelli
11:00 - 13:00
Parallel track II
Chairperson(s): Leonard Leibovici
11:00 - 12:00
Survival analysis taking into account competing risks
Speaker(s): Martin Wolkewitz
12:00 - 13:00
Propensity scores: how to derive and how to use them?
Speaker(s): Saskia le Cessie
13:00 - 14:00
Lunch
14:00 - 17:30
Afternoon parallel workshops
14:00 - 17:30
Choice of outcomes in clinical research
Speaker(s): Jesús Rodríguez-Baño
Speaker(s): Evelina Tacconelli
14:00 - 17:30
Randomized controlled trials
Speaker(s): Marc J.M. Bonten
Speaker(s): Mical Paul
14:00 - 17:30
Survival analysis
Speaker(s): Saskia le Cessie
Speaker(s): Martin Wolkewitz
14:00 - 17:30
Systematic reviews and meta-analysis
Speaker(s): Mariska MG Leeflang
Speaker(s): Leonard Leibovici

Thursday, 8 November 2018

08:15 - 12:45
Parallel track I
Chairperson(s): Céline Pulcini
08:15 - 09:15
Sample size analysis for observational studies
Speaker(s): Saskia le Cessie
09:15 - 10:15
Survival analysis
Speaker(s): Martin Wolkewitz
10:15 - 10:45
Coffee break
10:45 - 11:45
Studies in antimicrobial stewardship and other complex intervention: what is the right methodology?
Speaker(s): Céline Pulcini
11:45 - 12:45
Propensity scores: what are they? How to use them?
Speaker(s): Belén Gutiérrez-Gutiérrez
08:15 - 12:45
Parallel track II
Speaker(s): Jesús Rodríguez-Baño
08:15 - 09:15
How to improve the quality of evidence for interventions using observational designs (when RCT are not possible/not yet done)
Speaker(s): Jesús Rodríguez-Baño
09:15 - 10:15
Confounding in observational studies based on large health care databases
Speaker(s): Mette Nørgaard
10:15 - 10:45
Coffee break
10:45 - 11:45
Meta-analysis of observational studies
Speaker(s): Mical Paul
11:45 - 12:45
Design of studies to evaluate diagnostic tests
Speaker(s): Mariska MG Leeflang
12:45 - 13:45
Lunch
13:45 - 17:00
Afternoon parallel workshops
13:45 - 17:00
Analysis of large databases
Speaker(s): Mette Nørgaard
13:45 - 17:00
Diagnostic systematic reviews and studies
Speaker(s): Mariska MG Leeflang
13:45 - 17:00
Observational studies
Speaker(s): Pontus Naucler
Speaker(s): Céline Pulcini
13:45 - 17:00
Sample size analysis
Speaker(s): Benedikt Huttner
Speaker(s): Saskia le Cessie

Friday, 9 November 2018

08:15 - 10:15
Parallel track I
Chairperson(s): Leonard Leibovici
08:15 - 09:15
False positives: squandering resources – the statins for sepsis example
Speaker(s): Leonard Leibovici
09:15 - 10:15
Choice of controls in case-control studies
Speaker(s): Pontus Naucler
08:15 - 10:15
Parallel track II
Chairperson(s): Benedikt Huttner
08:15 - 09:15
How to deal with missing values
Speaker(s): Benedikt Huttner
09:15 - 10:15
Immortal time bias: what is it and how to deal with it?
Speaker(s): Mette Nørgaard
10:15 - 10:45
Coffee break
10:45 - 13:00
Parallel workshops
10:45 - 13:00
Case-control studies
Speaker(s): Pontus Naucler
Speaker(s): Mical Paul
10:45 - 13:00
Design of observational studies
Speaker(s): Leonard Leibovici
Speaker(s): Mette Nørgaard
10:45 - 13:00
How to test complex interventions for infection control
Speaker(s): Benedikt Huttner
Speaker(s): Céline Pulcini
10:45 - 13:00
Use of multi-variable analysis
Speaker(s): Saskia le Cessie
13:00 - 14:00
Lunch and concluding remarks

28-Sep-2018
700
The registration fee includes the teaching material, breakfasts, lunches, coffee breaks, dinner and three nights of accommodation. Travel is not included.
800
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