Nosocomial infections due to multidrug-resistant Gram-negative pathogens currently represent a very significant public health issue in most countries worldwide. Particularly challenging are the diagnostic and treatment aspects of carbapenem- and/or colistin-resistant infections.
In that respect, the prompt diagnosis of infections due to such pathogens and the accurate detection of their antibiotic resistance status are very important for the clinical microbiological laboratories.
This Postgraduate Educational Course will comprise state-of-the-art lectures dealing with phenotypic and molecular diagnostic approaches of multi-resistant nosocomial bugs, emphasizing on carbapenem- and colistin-resistant Gram-negatives, such as Acinetobacter baumannii, Klebsiella pneumoniae and Pseudomonas aeruginosa.
Up to 50 clinical microbiologists, infectious diseases specialists or other healthcare professionals involved in management of infections due to carbapenem- and colistin-resistant Gram-negatives, such as Acinetobacter baumannii, Klebsiella pneumoniae and Pseudomonas aeruginosa

Phenotypic and Molecular approaches for Detection and Control of Carbapenem- and Colistin-resistant Gram-negatives

ESCMID Study Group for Antimicrobial Resistance Surveillance - ESGARS
ESCMID Study Group for Genomic and Molecular Diagnostics - ESGMD
The organizer(s) of the course will apply for European CME accreditation through EACCME.

Contact Person (Scientific Programme)

Spyros Pournaras
University of Athens
Clinical Microbiology
Greece Rimini 1
Chaidari
12462 Athens
Greece
+30 21 0583 2353
spournaras@med.uoa.gr

Administrative Secretariat

ASCENT LTD
ASCENT LTD
Secretariat
29 MICHALAKOPOULOU STR
11528 Athens
Greece
+30 21 0721 3225
sioran@ascentltd.gr

Venue Info

Event Map
Venue Details
Domotel Xenia Volos City Hotel
Plastira 1, 38221 Volos
Greece

Thursday, 23 May 2019

09:00 - 09:30
Arrival and Registration
09:30 - 10:00
Welcome and presentation of the course
Speaker(s): Surbhi Malhotra-Kumar
Speaker(s): Jacob Moran-Gilad
Speaker(s): Spyros Pournaras
10:00 - 10:30
Resistance genes/phenotypes of Extended-spectrum beta- lactamase-producing Enterobacteriaceae
 
Speaker(s): Luis Martinez-Martinez
10:30 - 11:00
Resistance genes/phenotypes of Carbapenem- and colistin-resistant Enterobacteriaceae
 
Speaker(s): Laurent Poirel
11:00 - 11:30
Coffee Break
11:30 - 12:00
Resistance genes/phenotypes of carbapenemase-producing and/or colistin-resistant A. baumannii
 
Speaker(s): Paul G Higgins
12:00 - 12:30
Resistance genes/phenotypes of carbapenem-resistant P. aeruginosa
 
Speaker(s): Antonio Oliver
12:30 - 13:30
Lunch
13:30 - 14:00
Global dissemination of Carbapenemase-producing Gram-negatives
Speaker(s): Gian Maria Rossolini
14:00 - 14:30
Global Epidemiology of Clinical Infections due to Carbapenemase-producing Enterobacteriaceae
Speaker(s): Anastasia Antoniadou
14:30 - 15:00
Global Epidemiology of Clinical Infections due to Carbapenemase-producing A. baumannii and P. aeruginosa
 
Speaker(s): Harald Seifert
15:00 - 15:30
Coffee Break
15:30 - 16:00
Phenotypic detection of ß-Lactam and carbapenem resistance mechanisms in Gram-negative pathogens
Speaker(s): Angeliki Poulou
16:00 - 16:30
Limitations of colistin resistance detection in Gram-negative pathogens
Speaker(s): Spyros Pournaras
16:30 - 17:00
PK/PD applications for the estimation of carbapenem and colistin activity against multi-resistant Enterobacteriaceae
 
Speaker(s): Joseph Meletiadis
17:00 - 17:30
Questions and Answers

Friday, 24 May 2019

09:30 - 10:00
Active surveillance cultures for the control of carbapenem- and colistin-resistant Gram-negatives
Speaker(s): Tommaso Giani
10:00 - 10:30
Automated molecular systems for the surveillance of carbapenem resistant Gram-negatives
Speaker(s): Sofia Vourli
10:30 - 11:30
The role of rapid diagnostics for antimicrobial stewardship and clinical consulting
Speaker(s): Bhanu Sinha
11:30 - 12:00
Coffee Break
12:00 - 12:30
Infection control strategies for Infections due to Carbapenemase-producing Enterobacteriaceae
 
Speaker(s): Anastasia Antoniadou
12:30 - 13:00
Infection control strategies for Infections due to Carbapenemase-producing A. baumannii
Speaker(s): Harald Seifert
13:00 - 13:30
Syndromic panel-based molecular diagnostics for the detection of carbapenem-resistant Gram-negatives
 
Speaker(s): Gian Maria Rossolini
13:30 - 14:30
Lunch
14:30 - 15:00
Determining MDR genotype-phenotype links using WGS Resistome Analysis
Speaker(s): Paul G Higgins
15:00 - 15:30
Application of NGS to studying colistin resistance mechanisms in Gram-negative bacteria
 
Speaker(s): Surbhi Malhotra-Kumar
15:30 - 16:00
Use of Whole Genome Sequencing for the implementation of interventional microbiology
Speaker(s): Alexander W. Friedrich
16:00 - 16:30
Resistance detection in metagenomic samples
Speaker(s): Jacob Moran-Gilad
16:30 - 17:00
Questions and answers
17:00 - 17:30
Concluding remarks and farewell
Speaker(s): Surbhi Malhotra-Kumar
Speaker(s): Jacob Moran-Gilad
Speaker(s): Spyros Pournaras

16-Apr-2019
500
600
Registration Fee includes the scientific sessions, teaching material, coffee breaks and lunches; travel and accommodation will not be included
16-Mar-2019
30-Mar-2019
Two Volos hotels have offered competitive offers for course participants:

1. Domotel Xenia Volos City Hotel (Course Venue)
Single Rooms (City View)               75 € / room night
Double Rooms (Sea or City View)   95 € / room night

The above rates are net, non-commissionable, include all local taxes and the below services:
Greek traditional buffet breakfast with local Greek Products
Wi-Fi internet access free of charge
Free use of the Elxis Spa where you can relax in the pool, sauna or Hamam or use the gym

Book via:
Tel. + 30 24210 92700
Fax + 30 24210 92800
email: xeniavolou@domotel.gr


2. Park Hotel Volos
Single Rooms                      50 € / room night
Double Rooms                     70 € / room night

The above offer is excluding a 'stayover tax' of 3 € per room night

Book via:
Tel. + 30 24210 36511
Fax + 30 24210 28645
email: parkhotelvolos@amhotels.gr